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Top 5 best bezel-less smartphones of 2018

11 December 2018 24

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

74.2 x 156.7 x 9.6 mm
6.42 inches - 2340x1080 px
77 x 162 x 8 mm
6.59 inches - 2316x1080 px
77.2 x 158.2 x 8.3 mm
6.53 inches - 2244x1080 px
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Recently the Chinese giant Xiaomi took the stage to announce their flagship Mi Mix 3. It is Xiaomi's latest offering in the bezel-less arena. Since the original Mi Mix phone, Xiaomi didn't bring any significant upgrade in the design with the Mi Mix 2 and Mi Mix 2S.

However, with the Mi Mix 3, the company stepped up their design game by introducing the ultimate full-screen display with almost none bezel on the top and bottom of the display. According to Xiaomi, the Mi Mix 3 screen-to-body is 93.4% which is certainly worth appreciating. The company further claims the new Mi Mix 3 has 4.46mm thinner chin than the predecessor. Xiaomi didn't opt notch instead the company opted the magnetic slider for the selfie cameras.

In terms of specs, the Mi Mix 3 is featuring a 6.39-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset is powering the device. It is available in three configurations with either 6GB, 8GB or even whopping 10GB RAM. The base model has 128GB storage whereas the top of the line model has 256GB storage. The built-in storage isn't further expandable via MicroSD.

The dual rear cameras are of 12MP, the primary sensor is a normal lens with f/.1.8 aperture whereas the secondary sensor is a telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Up front, it has dual cameras of 24MP+2MP. It lacks the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack instead rely on the USB-C port for connectivity and charging. A 3,200mAh battery is on board to keep its lights on. As OS it is pre-installed with Android Pie with MIUI 10 skin 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

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.

Huawei Mate 20

This year Huawei announced four variants of Mate 20 series. Surprisingly the best screen-to-body ratio is of Mate 20 instead of the Pro model. The Mate 20 comes with an ultra-thin water drop notch whereas the Mate 20 Pro has a thin bezel at the top of the display. The Mate 20 is not only great due to its design but also it packs with one of the best hardware. The chassis is made up of aluminum with glass covering the rear side.

The P20 Pro was the company's first flagship with triple rear cameras, now they brought triple rear cameras on the Mate 20 series with a new square box design. The triple sensors are accompanied with a LED flashlight.

The Mate 20 features a 6.53-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. Under the hood the company's latest Octa-core Kirin 980 SoC is powering the device with a dual Neural processing unit. The Octa-core chipset is accompanied with 4GB RAM and 128GB native storage.

The primary rear snapper is 20MP with f/1.8 aperture whereas the secondary sensor is an ultra-wide 12MP module with f/2.4 aperture and the last sensor is a telephoto sensor with optical zoom up to 2x. The front-facing selfie snapper is 24MP. A 4,000mAh battery is on board to keep its lights on.


Honor Magic 2

This year once again Honor was amongst the last to introduce their flagship for the last half of the year. The latest Magic 2 is bringing a lot of goodies on board to attract buyers. Apart from having the top of the line hardware, it comes with six cameras setup. Not just that Honor also reduces the top bezels to the minimal level by introducing a slider mechanism for selfie cameras.

So if you are amongst those who are looking for a true bezel-less phone the Honor Magic 2 is certainly a pretty great option with 91% screen-to-body ratio. Other goodies include the company's own YOYO digital Assistant, 108% DCI-P3 color gamut and dual neural processing units to better handle AI tasks efficiently and under-glass fingerprint scanner.

As far as the hardware specs are a concern the Honor Magic 2 is featuring a 6.39-inches AMOLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Kirin 980 chipset is powering the phone with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The primary rear snapper is 16MP with f/1.8 aperture, the secondary sensor is a 24MP monochrome module with f/1.8 aperture. Last but not the least the third sensor is a 16MP super wide-angle module with f/2.2 aperture.

Up front, you will get triple cameras in the slider mechanism which pop-up when the camera app is open. The front-facing cameras are of 16MP with f/2.2 aperture and dual 2MP sensors with f/2.4 aperture. A 3,500mAh battery is on board to keep its lights on. It supports 40W super fast charging which means it can be charged completely in just 5 minutes.

(last update 19 December 2018 @ 09:54)

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