Long before the Oxford Dictionary crowned "selfie" the word of the year in 2013, people have tried to take pictures of themselves without the aid of a second person, a tripod, or a mirror. Selfies have become the contemporary way of communication.
Moreover, the popularity of the "selfies" brought about a lot of innovations in the smartphone camera technology as well. Instead of the regular camera modules that were normally used in the smartphones before, now makers have started using a wide-angel lens to capture more area from a short distance that your arm can stretch.
Irrespective of their gender, people have become obsessed with taking their selfies with a smartphone. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. Right from Marine drive to Beverly Hills, everyone has jumped onto the selfie bandwagon; right from the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, Ellen DeGeneres to Narendra Modi and the Indian cricket team, they all took the social media by storm.
As selfies have become so ubiquitous today, here are 5 recommendations to help you capture your selfies with ease.
Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6 offers an enhanced smartphone camera experience with Huawei's proprietary self-focus tips and preview screen. The four plastic element (4P) lens featured on the 5-megapixel front-facing camera provides audio controlled spontaneous snapping, auto-scene recognition and auto-facial enhancement. Featuring 88 degree wide-angle shooting, Ascend G6 enables users to take all-inclusive photos that will wow family and friends. Users can add extra dimension to photos with the ‘Voice Photo' function that takes photos accompanied by 10-second audio clips.
HTC One M8
The phone's UltraPixel sensor sees remarkably well in the dark and is able to capture a usable picture in virtually any situation. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera, the ultimate selfie machine, is better in a lot of situations. And it has higher resolution than the rear camera which makes it a pretty good selfie phone.
Sony Xperia Z2
Although the phone features a 2.2 MP camera it has great optics, plus the BIONZ mobile image-processing engine takes good pictures in low-light conditions and eliminates blur. Plus, it's waterproof, which means this may be your only choice in getting your first swimming pool underwater selfie.
Gionee E7 Mini
The optics are great with a 13.0-MP camera, 12 levels of Auto Beauty modes and a Phone Booth mode that adds backgrounds to your selfie. But it's the swivel camera that really makes the big difference, as you can just turn around the back camera and take a really good selfie.
LG G Pro 2
The phone sports a 2.1 MP front camera but what makes this a selfie camera is that it uses street smarts to ensure your selfie is well lit and has uniform lighting. As soon as you use the front camera for a selfie, it illuminates the outer edges of the screen with a very bright light, which has enough of a throw to brighten up everything right in front of it.