While selfies have been all the rage for quite some time now, this trend isn't showing any signs of dying. Manufacturers have already started paying more attention to the front camera. However, whether you are on a budget phone or a premium one, the back camera still comes out as the better one. It has more megapixels under its belt along with better aperture, and features like dual focus and dual cameras in premium smartphones.
First up is Back Camera Selfie which comes with voice guidance to help you take the perfect selfie. Surprisingly, it worked amazingly well and I was able to take several selfies within a short span of time. When you launch the app on your Android phone, you will see a notification asking you to turn your phone around with the back camera facing your face and follow the voice-activated guidance.
The app will then ask you to move your face up, down, left or right. To make it simpler, just look straight into the eye of the camera and you should be fine.
Finally, Back Camera Selfie will ask you to smile and when you do, it will click your selfie. The app works in both portrait and landscape modes. Download the app on your iPhone or iPad and launch it.
Simply turn the device around with the back camera facing your face. You will receive voice-guided instructions to move your face upwards or downwards. The app is available in multiple languages with both male and female voiceovers.
Again, to make things simpler, look at the eye of the camera. The app comes with frames that you can use to beautify your snaps but you and me, we both know better than that. There are several apps available that can help you edit your photos far better than SelfieX.
While voice-guided instructions are cool and everything, sometimes it can be annoying.
If you can hear the app, so can the others. Think of a meeting or the classroom!
Face It works pretty much the same way as other apps in the list. You launch the app and turn your iPhone around with your back camera facing you. Now, instead of voice, you will hear a buzz when you are looking at the camera in the right angle. The app will snap a selfie only when your hands are steady to avoid blurry images. Face It is a smart app because it knows we are humans and tend to make errors.
So, it will take up to three selfies in a row so that you can choose the one you like the most. The first thing to note when you launch Smart Selfie is your default camera settings.
This includes stuff like zoom level, orientation, voice-guidance, white balance, and eyeliner position which I have no idea what it is but hey, I am cool. You can change these settings inside the app. The basic premise remains the same here as well. The selfies were not so stellar in my opinion and other apps I tested performed better.
I found the UI to be a little less functional and intuitive than it should be, and the resolution was restricted to 5MP. I believe the app is more focused on low-end devices with lower specs or with no front cameras at all. What if you are not in a position to hold your phone?
Like when you are driving your car or when you are in the pool? Whistle Camera app will take a selfie, with front or back camera, when you whistle.