Best Mid-range Selfie Smartphone You Can Buy in Malaysia (2016)

10/20/2016 Joshua Wong 0 Comments

Smartphone nowadays are getting better yet getting more affordable. Good selfie camera has become essential feature when we decide in buy a new smartphone. In this list we listing the best smartphone with great front selfie camera that found on mid-range smartphone.




ASUS ZenFone Selfie

Let's begin with one of the most talked about Selfie smartphone last year. This is one of the most affordable selfie camera smartphone last year with decent hardware. The build are rather plasticky but solid.

It powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 paired with 3GB of RAM. It has a 5.5-inch HD resolution display and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. To keep the lights on, it packed with 3,000 mAh battery.

This is also ASUS's first smartphone that feature Dual Flash real tone LED on a 13 megapixel front facing camera. It features f/2.2 aperture with 88-degree wide angle lens. It 5P Largan lenses on top of Toshiba camera sensor.

Although this was the 2015 Selfie smartphone, it still going strong and can be purchase for only RM 999.


OPPO F1s

When come to Selfie photo taking, OPPO F-series will comes in picture. The latest F-series by OPPO, OPPO F1s has bring an affordable smartphone to the battle of premium devices. The metal unibody build design has similarity with the Apple iPhone 6 Plus which is a good thing.

The highlight of OPPO F1s is clearly its 16 megapixel front camera with Flash Screen. The selfie camera capable to deliver image in bright and crisp even indoors or low lighting environment. This is thanks to it large sensor and wide f/2.0 aperture lens that allows more light input. The F1s also feature this Beautify 4.0 which is very useful that allows you to share your selfie photo with extra post processing.

The hardware inside are quite decent for a mid-range smartphone. OPPO F1s feature a 5.5-inch HD bright and vivid  display. It is powered by an octa-core MT6750 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM. Storage wise, it has a 32GB onboard storage and can be further expand via microSD card slot.

OPPO F1s also features a fingerprint scanner beneath the physical home button. It packed with 3,075 mAh battery that easily last a full day usage.

OPPO F1s is priced below RM 1,199 and can be purchase at any OPPO authorized store in Malaysia.


Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Samsung also joined in the Selfie smartphone bandwagon and introduced it first selfie-centric smartphone, Galaxy J7 Prime. The J7 Prime has a metal unibody design like the OPPO F1s and it gets a 5.5-inch Full HD display.

The claimed selfie-centric smartphone by Samsung has only 8 megapixel front camera and feature a f/1.9 aperture lens. Our first impression of the front camera is rather decent and have a lot of noise when zoom in as compare to the other selfie camera.

Underhood is Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM. It has a 32GB onboard storage and can be further expand via microSD card slot. To keep the light on, it has a slightly larger capacity at 3,300 mAh battery. This explained where the Galaxy J7 Prime feature a Full HD resolution display that tend to consume more juice.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is available for RM 1,199 through selected Samsung authorized store in Malaysia.


SONY Xperia XA Ultra

Lastly, the brand that supplies utmost mobile camera sensor, SONY. The SONY XA Ultra that launched 3 months features one of the first smartphones that come with Optical Image Stabilization on the front selfie camera. It shoot at 16 megapixel resolution with a large 1/2.6" SONY sensor and LED flash.

XA Ultra has a large 6-inch Full HD resolution display and powered by MediaTek Helio P10 with 3GB of RAM. It has only 16GB onboard storage and support microSD card slot for storage expansion. The battery capacity is at only 2,700 mAh which is quite small for its display size and resolution. SONY claimed that they have optimized the battery usage on this device.

SONY XA Ultra is available at SONY Malaysia store for RM 1,699.

Here are the comparison specification and prices among these 4 recommended selfie smartphone for 2016.



Personally I like the SONY XA Ultra but the price is a little high for a midranger. Second would be the OPPO F1s, it has great built and really good front facing camera.

Do let us know which of the mid range selfie smartphone you like the most?

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