Which phone has the best front camera: iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG V20 vs Sony Xperia XZ selfie comparison

To find out which phone has the best front camera, I got ready for some selfies, practised my best duck face... well, maybe not...
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97 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I guess you've got to take whatever victories you can get.

11. StopTalking

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

iPhone 7 has the best performance out of any smartphone, which is the most important victory a smartphone can have. Best phone out.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO Its not a bad phone, but best LOL

52. chenski

Posts: 762; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

What's your opinion of best phone then?

56. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Best display, best battery life, best camera, and best features (fast charging, wireless charging, Samsung Pay, Always On Display...). But I guess everyone has their own opinion on this topic. :)

64. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

sachouba just told you so no need to repeat

28. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Does it matter when 99% of users won't notice a difference in performance among flagship phones?

53. chenski

Posts: 762; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Exactly, I don't even notice performance diff between 810 and 820

96. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

0.1s faster is matter when your phone have huge bezels, low-res, inferior camera (among other flagship), high pricetag, and didn't' have any special feature.... I mean, It's really expensive, so we need to find someting to brag about it, right?

35. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not even in your most fevered dreams.

37. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

"Performance" is a very general designation. I know there are lots of phone that perform way better i many aspects with a lower price tag and better designed.

42. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Put any of this against pixel, and they suck, even against nexus 6p, in any case this is biased, that field of view of the iPhone is unforgivable due to the price tag, a $1000 phone with that "wide angle lens?" but people buy it anyway. Guess the label is all that matters, for brainwashed people

59. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

Now you've got something to say finally best selfie ever, from apple, kidding me?

61. dazed1

Posts: 794; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Oh please gtfo with this false claims. iOS 10 is full of stutters and frame drops.

69. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The front camera is about wide angle pictures. Right? iPhone is the worst there. V20 and Edge are the best choice for selfie takers. Period. All other ''features'' of iPhone7 are also far behind. Right? About 'performance' of the jackless iPone7 I could give you many proves that it's just a media myth, too. So now could it be best phone. LOL.

82. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

U so brainwashed same like this site iPhone Arena.. Why the F this iCrap site asking this bullsht article question when they ALREADY have on their shagging phone answer ? I fkin didn't have to read this sht I already knew what they picked.. Which stupid ppl still believe this apple slag site ? Dat poor guy on picture is controlled by apple otherwise he wud end up on streets

87. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

iPhone: - Huge 2009 bezels. - Mediocre to s**tty battery life. - s**tty old tech screen. - No always on feature thats extremely useful. - No wireless charging. - No fast charging. - Mono audio recording. Welcome to 2005 Apple. - No audio jack - No real file manager when connected to PC. Transferring images is a mess outside of apple apps. S7 Edge: - Mediocre speaker - Mediocre android skin If a phone has so many negatives, on thing is for sure, its nowhere near being the best.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7239; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you want more content in your selfies shots. Then you do not go with the iPhones, period. Also what's to stop iPhonearena from changing any of these images before they post them. Also if you are doing a test, then you should keep the same position, but a number of these shots you are moving around, which can also effect lighting and balance.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree I will never trust iphonearenas camera test. It wasn't that long ago they did a blind test and readers voted Samsung the winner and then iphonearena did a test and said that was iPhone the winner even though readers said different.

26. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Absolutely!

39. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Crybabies mad that Apple won. Waaaaa iphonearena!!! LMAO at you fools.

63. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You know damn well the blind test done by the readers that Samsung won.

60. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Also, there have a lot of super biased pro-iPhone articles recently. From reasons to buy the iPhone 7 Plus, to s**tty portrait mode demos, to even worse overexposed front camera comparisons (minus the Pixel of course), to seven useless features of Touch ID, etc. Sales must be down again, memo is out to increase exposure (no pun intended) or risk getting on Apple's bad side.

29. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't think it matters. It comes down to personal preference. In some of those shots I wouldn't have put the iPhone on top.

34. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm not sure why the OnePlus 3T isn't in this selfie shootout...I got mine today, the selfie look great!

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

No wonder This is iphonearena....

8. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

All of a sudden they like saturated pictures, their hypocrisy level is unmatched. Anyways, I think the XZ took the best pictures put of the bunch

55. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

And they conveniently left out the Pixel, which destroyed the iPhone 7 in their previous comparison IMO best to worse XZ >> S7 > iP7 >> V20

88. Moses87

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2016

I agree... And it was not used on 13 mp only 8mp of auto mode

3. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Victor, are you on Valium? First rule of photography: under-exposed is workable, over-exposed is wasted. The Xperia XZ consistently gave the most detail and the most accurate skin-tones. The iPhone didn't even capture the detail in grass. You must be on some Afghan Kush or something mate. I'm not even a Sonyboi but the bias was astonishing to say the least.

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