BEST 10 selfie smartphones for October 2015

I bet you don’t need me to confirm the fact that selfie smartphones were, are and will always be one of the most attentive mobile devices users always look for. A good smartphone camera is even more favorable than a DSLR nowadays.

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Here are 10 of the best selfie smartphones in Malaysia, all recently launched for October 2015. The handsets are divided into 2 groups, one with whooping 13MP front shooters, the others feature 8MP or smaller.

A. Top selfie smartphones with 13MP front camera sensors

1. Sony Xperia M5

Sony Xperia M5 is a crazy beast. You can find most of the best features in just one smartphone: big RAM, decent battery, large display, waterproof, and of course appealing camera sensors.

Sony Xperia M5 specs

DeviceSony Xperia M5
Display5” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors1.920 x 1.080 pixel
Thickness7.6 mm
Weight142.5 g
CameraREAR: Exmor RS 21.5 MP,  autofocus, LED flash. Hybrid AF 0.25 second
FRONT: 13 MP, autofocus
ProcessorMediatek Helio 10 chip sets, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Storage16GB (SD Card up to 32GB)
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2,600 mAH
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot/ Nano-SIM, 4G LTE
ColorBlack, White, Gold
Special features:Water resistant: (IP65/IP68) under 1.5 meter for 30 minutesDust resistant: IP65

2. Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

Xperia C5 Ultra is the selfie-centric smartphone made by Sony. It is the successor of the best-selling Sony Xperia C4 Selfie. This along, and the reputation Sony has for their smartphone cameras explains why Xperia C5 Ultra is one of the first to mention when talking about best selfie smartphones for October 2015

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra full specs

DeviceSony Xperia C5 Ultra
Display– 6.0”, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors- Scratch-resistant, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density)
Thickness8.2 mm
Weight187 g
Rear Camera13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
ProcessorMediatek MT6752, Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Storage16GB (SD Card up to 200GB)
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2930 mAh battery
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
SIM/ Color optionsNano SIM/ Black, White, Mint

3. Asus Zenfone Selfie

We have talked about Asus Zenfone Selfie over and over again. But yes, it is still a very strong competitor of this Best selfie smartphones list. (Especially if you check out the Zenfone selfie price)

Asus Zenfone Selfie specs

 DeviceAsus ZenFone Selfie
Display5.5-inch (1920 x1080) full HD with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
ProcessorQualcomm 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor
OSAsus ZenUI with Android 5.0 Lollipop
Front camera13MP with f/2.0-aperture, dual LED flash
Rear camera13MP with f/2.0-aperture, AF lens, dual LED flash
Storage16 GB/ 32 GB (with microSD card support up to 128 GB)
Battery3000 mAh removable battery
NetworkDual SIM (LTE + LTE)
ColoursUV coating: Pure White, Aqua Blue, Chick Pink
Hairline design: Glacier Grey, Sheer Gold, Glamour Red

B. Top selfie smartphones with 8MP front camera sensors and below

4. Oppo R7S

Oppo R7s is a very new device which was introduced just days ago. The Oppo R7s smartphone is said to be launched on October 18. Until then, we will now know much about Oppo R7s full specs. However, Oppo is world-famous about high quality selfie camera. And from the leaks we got so far, the R7s Oppo smartphone will feature 13MP/8MP

5. LG V10

LG V10 is the latest flagship launched by LG for October 2015. The device caught public attention with elegant design and a unique 2nd display. Although LG V10 selfie camera is only 5MP, but there are 2 of them, which make the pictures much more beautiful, and make LG V10 one of the best selfie smartphones for October 2015.

6. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Talking about premium selfie smartphones, how can we forget Samsung and their amazing flagships. Users love Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series for beautiful sensor despite the resolution.

This Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is not an exception either. With only 5MP front camera, real life experience has proved that the Galaxy Note 5 camera is still one of the best for selfie snapping.

DeviceSamsung Galaxy Note 5 
Display5.67 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi pixel density), super AMOLED
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
CameraREAR: 16 MP, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
ProcessorExynos 7420 octa coreQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Storage32/64 GB (NO card slot)
OSAndroid OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
ColorBlack Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl

7. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is no doubt one of the best selfie smartphones we can have in October, maybe in 2015. Although the front snapper resolution only say 5 MP, its result can be much more impressive. I still remember how surprised I was when seeing what good photo the Xperia Z2 selfie camera can take with just 2MP resolution.

DeviceSony Xperia Z5 Premium
Display– 5.5”, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors- Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Resolution2160 x 3840 pixels (4K Display) with ~805 ppi pixel density
Thickness7.8 mm
Weight180 g
Rear Camera23 MP, 5520 х 4140 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera5.1 MP, 1080p, HDR
ProcessorQualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
Storage31GB, microSD, up to 200 GB
OSAndroid OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3430 mAh battery + fast charge
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Color optionsChrome, Black, Gold

8. Xiaomi Mi 4c

We are all aware that Mi4c’s selfie snapper features an 85-degree wide angle, equivalent to 24mm wide angle camera, and enables users to cover 6 or 7 people in just one shot. This feature is what make Xiaomi Mi4c 5MP selfie camera worth being one of the best selfie smartphones for October.

9. Huawei Mate S

Huawei Mate S is produced to be a direct rival to iPhone 6S, especially when they recently launched the Rose Gold version

Display5.5-inch FHD (401ppi) AMOLED
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 935
ROM32/64/128GB (expandable up to 128GB)
CameraRear: 13MP optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front: 8MP, LED flash
BatteryNon-removable 2,700mAh
OSEmotion UI 3.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

10. Huawei Nexus 6P

Although Huawei Nexus 6P turned out to be not as good as we have expected (with high price, no SD card slot), its cameras are worth being noticed. Huawei Nexus 6P camera is second best in our market now, only after that of Sony Xperia Z5 series.

DeviceHuawei Nexus 6P
Display– 5.7”, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
Thickness7.3 mm
Weight178 g
Rear Camera12MP, Laser focus, Dual LED Flash
Front Camera8 MP
ProcessorSnapdragon 810, Quad-core, Adreno 430
Storage32/64/128 GB – NO card slot
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
ConnectivityWi-Fi, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
SIM/ Color optionsAluminium, Graphite, Frost

Which one is your favorite among the 10 best selfie smartphones of October?