Poll results: Would you buy a phone for the great selfie camera?

Poll results: Would you buy a phone for the great selfie camera?
The fresh HTC Desire Eye, with its 13 MP front-facing camera, prompted us to ask you last week whether a great selfie shooter is now amongst your serious considerations when choosing a smartphone. In fact, the Eye is just the tip of the iceberg in the latest trend of phones with souped-up front-facing cameras.

First it was HTC with the wide-angle 88 degree camera on the One (M7), then a bunch of Chinese makers like Huawei started outfitting their handsets with frontal cameras that are wide-angle, high-res, or both. Samsung now also chips in with the 3.7 MP 120 degree f/1.8 aperture front snapper of the Note 4, Nokia announced a selfie Lumia 730, Sony outed a weird looking selfie accessory, and it all culminates now with the Desire Eye. That one has two 13 MP shooters front and rear, and both are equipped with two-tone LED flash, for the most perfect groups selfies and video chat sessions available on a phone.

It turns out that a respectable number of our more than 2000 respondents actually have a good front-facing shooter as one of the criteria when shopping for a handset - 26%. The rest indicate that they don't have that much use for it anyway. Considering that techies are not the ones that love taking selfies all the time, we'd wager to bet that the percentage of people looking for a great selfie cam in their phone is likely to be higher in the general population than amongst our readers. Still, this result shows that manufacturers are largely on the right track for paying increased attention to the frontal shooter, and equip their new handsets with bedazzled selfie cams, up to the respectable 13 MP one with LED flash on the Desire Eye.

Would you buy a phone for the great selfie camera?

Yes, this is one of my requirements now when looking for a new phone
26.03%
No, I don't use the front-facing cam much
73.97%

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7 Comments

1. Jon.b

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2014

Just get the app Selfshot - Front Flash for Android it works on any phone

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

With a 13mp front facing Camera with great lighting because of the front led. Then someone should come up with a retina scanner for that phone. Have a useful login app that uses your eye to log into the phone.

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Kinda pointless poll when most of people here are hardcore tech geeks who would either hide the fact that they take selfies and its important to them or just dont take at all. Thing is normal people do take and love selfies. Open your facebook/instagram/snapchat and you will notice more than half of photos are selfies. So how is it not an important factor when selifes have become so popular and kinda the norm in now days? HTC needs to advertise the s**t out of this feature and Iam sure people would be interested, Just dont bash your competition HTC like sammy does and you will do fine.

3. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Lot of selfies = some pshico troubles?

4. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Just buy an Oppo N1/N3, it has a rotating camera.

6. TamHo

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

Nope, because i am not a handsome boy :((

7. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

yeah, because people who usually take selfies are the exact same people who visit tech sites like this one to take polls. Goob job PhoneAreana. No offense

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