Selfies in the night: five phones with front-facing LED flash

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For years, smartphone makers have paid little attention to the front camera, believing it to be just an addition to the main camera. However, the selfie epidemic has suddenly taken on unprecedented proportions in the past couple of years, and manufacturers have found themselves face to face with a new but growing niche of self-lovers.


Now we can often see front-facing cameras in new smartphones equipped with high-resolution sensors mounted on the front, wide-angle lenses and often even a front-facing LED flash. Let's see which smartphones allow you to take selfies at night or in low light conditions. Below we will talk about five smartphones equipped with a front LED flash.

HTC Desire Eye


This is probably the best smartphone a selfie lover can buy right now. The 13MP front camera is equipped with a 22mm lens, F 2.2 aperture and dual LED flash. Despite the emphasis on the quality of selfies, the rest of the characteristics are also quite good.

The HTC Desire Eye IPS has a 5.2 '' screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Its heart is Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, which includes a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor and an Adreno 330 graphics accelerator. Other features include 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded in microSD card account, 13 MP main camera and 2400 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia C4


While not a direct competitor to the HTC Desire Eye, this is a decent 'selfie-focused' device from one of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers. The Sony Exmor R front sensor has a resolution of 5 MP, the camera is also equipped with a wide-angle 25 mm lens and LED flash.

Other specifications are as follows: 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, MT6752 chipset Mediatek with an octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and a Mali-T760MP2 graphics accelerator, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal, a slot for microSD card, 13 MP main camera and 2600 mAh battery.

BLU Selfie


In fact, this is a re-branded Asian smartphone that has gone around the world under a variety of names. In India it is known as the Micromax Canvas Selfie and in China as the Meitu M4. This phone has a 13MP front camera with LED flash. The unlocked version is available for $ 249. Specifications BLU Selfie are more moderate: 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels (HD), an eight-core 1.7 GHz processor MediaTek MT6592, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal, a slot for microSD and 2300 mAh battery.

Acer Liquid E3


The previous three smartphones had a high-resolution front camera, but here the LED flash is combined with a 2MP front camera.

Acer Liquid E3 is an entry-level smartphone, its distribution has been largely limited to the European market. Specifications include a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor Mediatek MT6589, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory, a microSD slot and a 13 MP main camera.

Oppo N1


The Oppo N1 does not have a front camera in the usual sense of the word, but it has a unique swivel mechanism that allows you to rotate the main one. The 13 MP main camera with a wide f / 2.0 aperture can be used as the front camera. Thanks to the flash, an interesting effect is obtained, its intensity decreases when the camera acts as a front camera.

The Oppo N1 entered the market in 2013 and is the 'old man' on this list. Its characteristics are as follows: display 5.9 inches with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (1.7 GHz processor with four cores Krait 300, graphics accelerator Adreno 320), 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal, there is no microSD slot, a 3610 mAh battery.

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