We live in a world where selfie is in the dictionary and as such no self-respecting smartphone manufacturer can afford to ignore people’s desire to take pictures of themselves. It’s with that in mind that we’ve curated this list of the best smartphone cameras for selfies.

This list includes a range of handsets from numerous manufacturers, which just serves to highlight how important these cameras are to smartphone makers, with everything from the affordable Moto G 5G Plus, to the dual-lens OnePlus Nord and the massive megapixel count of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra making the list – plus a number of other top selfie snappers for good measure.

Keep this page bookmarked, because we’ll be updating it with the latest and greatest selfie snappers as and when new phones launch, but for now, as of August 2020, these are the five best smartphones for selfies money can buy – and they’re all brilliant phones in other ways too.

5. Moto G 5G Plus

The Moto G 5G Plus is one of the more affordable options that’s great for selfies, and it’s also one of the most affordable 5G phones, so it has a lot going for it.

As a lower cost option it’s not quite the best, hence its low ranking in this list, but it still stands out thanks to a dual-lens selfie camera, comprised of a 16MP main and 8MP ultra-wide lens.

That makes it more versatile for selfies than most, and in particular it’s useful for group selfies, since that wide-angle lens lets you fit more people in.

The Moto G 5G Plus also has four cameras on the back, so there’s no shortage of photography options, and the screen is big and reasonably sharp at 6.7 inches and 1080 x 2520, so it’s good for framing and viewing selfies on.

4. Apple iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are Apple’s best phones at the time of writing. So if you want iOS and money is no object then one of these is the obvious choice.

For selfies they’re also very strong, though not much more so than the standard iPhone 11, as they pack the same 12MP f/2.2 TrueDepth front-facing camera, with the same abilities, including a strong portrait mode and support for ‘slofies’.

Where they beat the iPhone 11 is in their screens, which are sharper and higher quality, making them better for viewing selfies back on, and in their rear cameras, as they have an extra lens, adding a 12MP telephoto one into the mix alongside the 12MP standard and ultra-wide lenses that the iPhone 11 has.

Admittedly a telephoto lens isn’t much use for selfies, but it makes the overall photographic capabilities of the phone that bit more versatile.

3. Oppo Find X2 Pro

The Oppo Find X2 Pro is a lesser known phone with a lot going for it, including a 32MP front-facing camera. That’s a high megapixel count so that it allows for detailed snaps that look good even when viewed large.

The snapper’s not exceptional beyond that, but in a world where most smartphones neglect their selfie cameras that’s enough for it to stand out.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro also benefits from a triple-lens rear camera, a big and sharp 6.7-inch 1440 x 3168 AMOLED screen (great for viewing selfies and other snaps on), and high-end power. Indeed, this is a flagship through and through, so almost every aspect of it should impress.

2. OnePlus Nord

The OnePlus Nord isn’t one of the company’s flagship handsets but it is arguably the best of its phones for selfies, as it has a dual-lens selfie camera.

And it’s a high-spec one too with a 32MP main sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide one for when you want to fit other people in your photo as well – or just get more of the landscape in.

Plus, the OnePlus Nord also has four cameras on the back, and a sizeable 6.44-inch 1080 x 2400 AMOLED screen for viewing your snaps on. It’s also a very affordable way to get a 5G phone.

1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is – price aside – one of the very best smartphones you can buy, and that extends to its selfie camera, which has a higher megapixel count than almost any rival at 40MP.

So you can take seriously high resolution shots, and you can also use it to record video in up to 4K quality at up to 60fps.

The rear camera experience on the S20 Ultra also impresses, as you get a quad-lens setup, with a 108MP main lens and the capability to zoom in by 100x (though of course that’s almost entirely digital).

The screen too is great. It’s an enormous 6.9-inch 1440 x 3200 one, and your selfies will look absolutely stunning on it.