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Top 5 best bezel-less smartphones | September 2018

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This year was quite exceptional as far as smartphones are a concern. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi started the trend of the bezel-less device back in 2016 and the idea was well appreciated not only in China but also across the globe in 2017. The success of the device prompted other smartphone manufacturers to unveil smartphones with minimal bezels. With each passing day, the demand for bezel-less smartphones is increasing. Almost all OEMs brought at least one bezel-less smartphone in the market.

This year all the latest iPhones have the bezel-less design like the 10th anniversary iPhone X. So if you liked the last year's design you can purchase any one of the three latest iPhones.

We are doing roundups for quite some time to facilitate our readers regarding best choices available in the market. We recently summed up best smartphones available in the Indian market below 1500. Thanks to a number of options, the price tag of bezel-less display smartphones dropped significantly and now buyers can even purchase an affordable bezel-less smartphone. Well if you are amongst those who are keen to grab a bezel-less smartphone, In today’s roundup, we will take a look at top 5 best bezel-less display smartphones up for sale in the market.

Our enlisting will not only help readers to decide the best options without bezels but also it will be a treat for tech enthusiast. We are sure our roundup will help our readers to make a decision without any hesitation. Let’s have a look at best 5 options in the smartphone market with the bezel-less design. Starting with the best options

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Galaxy Note 9

The South Korean giant Samsung recently announced the much-awaited flagship Galaxy Note 9. The device is one of the most striking flagships in the market not only in terms of hardware but also because of its glass and metal sandwich design. Although from the front-facing side the Galaxy Note 9 isn't different from the predecessor, however the visual changes are from the rear side.
The dual rear cameras are arranged horizontally in the center with fingerprint scanner below it. ​

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Note 9 brings the latest best hardware. It features a 6.4-inches Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Under the hood the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 SoC powering the device with 6GB RAM and 128GB native storage. The top of the line variant has 8GB RAM and 512GB storage.

The dual rear cameras are 12MP sensors. The primary sensor has variable aperture between f/1.5 to f/2.4 whereas the secondary sensor is a telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom. Up front, the selfie camera is an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture. A 4,000mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.1 with Grace UI layer over it.

Oppo Find X

This year Oppo set the standard quite high for the best bezel-less smartphones. The company isn't releasing Find lineup smartphones from last few years but this year the company is back with the Find X. The device is one of the best bezel-less smartphones in the market due to its stunning 93.8% screen-to-body.

Oppo achieved such a whopping body ratio by ditching the cameras in favor of a new motorized mechanism which pops up when the user presses the camera app or power button. The Find X is featuring a glass and metal sandwich design with ​gently curved edges which makes it a stunning smartphone in terms of looks.

In terms of specs, the Oppo Find X is featuring a 6.5-inches OLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2360 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19.5:9. Under the hood the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC is powering the device with 8GB RAM. The base variant has 128GB storage whereas the top of the line model has 256GB storage.

The dual rear cameras are 16MP+20MP whereas the selfie camera on the front is 25MP. A 3.730mAH battery cell is on board to keep its lights on. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.1. Initially it was announced for the European region, later on, it is released in China and India. From the look of the things, it seems like the company will release it in more regions in coming weeks.

Vivo Nex S

This year not only Oppo stunned everyone with their stunning Find X but also another Chinese OEM Vivo stepped up their bezel-less design game. Back at the MWC 2018, the company unveiled the Apex concept phone. The company took nearly four months before finally unveiling the commercial phones Nex S and Nex A. Both the devices have 6.59-inches display with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.24%. Unlike the Find X, Vivo opted for a different approach to reduce the bezels. The company introduced a pop-up selfie camera which

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In terms of hardware specs, the Vivo Nex S sports a 6.59-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels. Under the hood, the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset is on board with 8GB RAM with either 128GB or 256GB non-expandable memory. The rear side has dual cameras of 12MP+5MP. The front-facing selfie camera is 8MP.

As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.1. Apart from having the pop-up camera, the device has an in-glass fingerprint scanner. A 4,000mAh battery cell is on board to keep its on.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

One of the latest bezel-less smartphone announced recently was the Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2S. The company is undoubtedly the pioneer in bringing a smartphone with way higher screen-to-body ratio than any other smartphone in the market. This year Xiaomi didn't push the design boundaries to next level instead they focused on the hardware especially the camera setup. The Mi Mix 2S features an aluminum 7000 series chassis whereas the rear cover is made up of ceramic. For the first, Xiaomi brought dual rear cameras set up for the Mix series smartphones. The dual sensors placed vertically on the top left corner with a fingerprint scanner in the center.

The Mi Mix 2S is featuring a 5.99-inches IPS 2:1 display panel with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC is under the hood to power up the device. The base variant has 6GB RAM with 64GB storage whereas the top-tier variant has 8GB RAM with 256GB native storage. Its native storage isn't further expandable using MicroSD card.

The dual rear snappers are of 12MP, the primary snapper aperture is f/1.8 whereas the secondary sensor aperture is f/2.4. Both the sensors are accompanied with dual LED flashlight. Up front, the selfie camera is a modest 5MP module with f/2.0 aperture. The device is packed with a 3,400mAH battery cell to keep its lights on. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.

iPhone XS

Like last year, Apple announced three new iPhones this year. The iPhone X successor is announced as iPhone XS. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus successors also have a notch design which Apple introduced last year with the iPhone X. The new iPhone XS isn't different from the predecessor in terms of looks and design. Apple retains the stainless steel chassis with glass covering the rear and front side.

With the new iPhones Apple finally puts an end to thick bezels design and also the 11th gen of iPhones lacks Touch ID instead the company opted Face ID as a primary option for biometric verification.

In terms of specifications, the iPhone XS is featuring a 5.8-inches display with a screen resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. The Apple A12 Bionic chipset is powering the device with 3GB RAM. The device top of the line variant comes with 512GB storage which isn't further expandable using MicroSD card.

The dual rear snappers are 12MP with Quad LED flashlight. Up front, the selfie-centric camera is a 7MP module. It supports wireless and fast charging and also e-SIM(dual sims). The base variant costs $999 in the US. You can purchase the phablet iPhone XS Max at $1,099.

(last update 22 October 2018 @ 12:28)

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