Selfies aren’t a new craze, people have been taking them since cameras became common. However, the coming of smart phones also brought high resolution front facing cameras, giving the trend a new push.
Now, in 2017 we’ve got high-end Android phones boasting even 16MP front-facing cameras and 5MP to 8MP cameras are standard. This shows how the selfie game is going strong and more and more people are posting their photos on social networks.
If you’re one for frequent selfies, you need to download some of the 14 best Android apps for taking selfies that we’ve listed in this update. They are mainly camera apps which help you take better selfies and have added features and options to edit and customize them for sharing.
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#1. YouCam Perfect – Selfie Cam
YouCam Selfie Cam takes the first spot on this list because its a great app with features like snapshots and video selfies. You can also use the app’s real-time beautifying features to see how you’ll look before you shoot videos or take photos. There are tons of different effects built-in and the app also detects multiple faces in a photo. Editing photos is also a breeze and you can fix the most common problems (eyes, skin, wrinkles etc) with a few taps.
#2. Selfie Camera – Facial Beauty
Another great selfie camera, this app is much like YouCam and has over 20 different filters to make your selfies look cute. The skin and complexion settings result in softer looking skin tones and you can also use a whitening enhancer to add glow among other effects.
Retrica is your selfie app for vintage style photos. There are about 80 different filters, making it one of the best selfie apps for Android. You can also make collages and use the timer feature to take photos at small intervals as you pose with your friends. The free version has over 50 filters, while the remaining can be unlocked upon upgrade.
#4. Insta Selfie Cam Pic Collage
Insta Selfie Cam is another great app for Android phones, allowing you to make collages with ease and edit your photos to add different effects, including photo frames. There are about 30 different templates to choose from and the app also allows for easy sharing of selfies to social networks like Facebook and Instagram.
#5. Line Camera – Selfie & Collage
Developed by the guys behind Line, this camera app brings all the features you need for great selfies. You can set timers, use flash, mirror your photos and enable grids for better perspective judgement.
Live filters and beauty options are all there, allowing you to touch up your selfies, make live adjustments and tweak lighting etc.
You can also edit your selfies to add scribbles, text and use brushes to draw on them. Over 20k stamps are also available for editing and you can create collages before uploading your selfies to your favorite networks.
#6. RetroSelfie – Selfies Editor
Another selfie app for retro fans, RetroSelfie is easy to use and allows you to change frames, draw on photos, balance photo colors, crop them, adjust contrast and brightness and add a focus effect. Social sharing of photos is also possible from within the app.
#7. Candy Camera – Selfie Selfies
Candy Camera selfie app is among the fasted growing Android apps in terms of downloads and boasts of having 2.4 million users per day. The app has a real-time filter option, allowing you to see filter results before you snap pictures for best results. There are over a 100 different filters to choose from, making this a useful app for any selfie fanatic.
#8. Photo Editor-Selfie Effects
Another easy to use selfie app, this has a fair variety of filters, including retro effects and stickers. You can also perform basic editing of photos like cropping, rotating and flipping. Adding text and graffiti to your selfies is also a breeze with Photo Editor – Selfie Effects app, making it a good app with several useful photo editing features you should try.
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#9. Silent Selfie Camera
A lot of Android camera apps have shutter sounds which can’t be switched off (you can check our post here on disabling camera shutter sound though), however, the Silent Selfie Camera solves that problem by letting you take silent selfies. You can also correct front camera mirror effect using this app and take snaps using a timer or the volume keys. There are some good features on this app and is definitely worth a download.
#10. Facecon (selfie/face/avatar)
A lot of us aren’t really comfortable sharing their selfies with others, and Facecon is a great little app for these people. It allows you to quickly animate your photos using several different filters and stickers and then share them across your favorite social networks. The app is free with a lot of free stickers and new ones are added every week. All in all this is a great selfie app for sending your friends funny photos or creating your own animated profile photos.
Another amazing selfie app on the Play Store with over 100 million users, BeautyPlus has a fun AnimeCam feature that anime-fies your selfies.
You can take both photos and video selfies with this app and edit them with beauty filters including blemishes erasing, skin smoothing, eyes brightening, teeth whitening and more.
The developers claim to have consulted actual makeup artists and photographers for their touchup filters for subtle but stunning photo edits.
The app can use both the front and rear cameras and there are plenty of other options to explore.
#12. My Heart Camera
One of the most popular Kawaii camera apps on the Play Store, My Heart Camera allows you to create adorable selfies with tons of stamps, filters and editing options. While we’re not particularly big on kawaii camera apps, this one is quite popular and regularly updated with new stickers.
That’s all for this update guys. If there are any other apps you use to take selfies on your Android, please feel free to comment below and let us know. Meanwhile, you should also check out our 8 Tips for Taking Better Selfies on Android Phones!