Since Samsung and Apple’s iPhone X full bezel-less display are popular now, consumers can’t wait their hands on these smartphones. But, what if you are wondering if there are other alternative mobile brands out there that have the same bezel-less device.
In this roundup, we list down the top 10 full display bezel-less smartphones of 2018. We gather the best based on reviews from consumer on different websites, and show you which smartphone would fit your budget and requirements.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, though not a full display as of yet, can still compete with Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy S9 in terms of features, specs, camera and good design.
This device just got an upgrade with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, giving you the fastest processor to date. Another is the dual-camera on the rear which uses AI module and a wireless Qi charging.
Specs: 5.99″ 2160 x 1080 18:9 aspec ratio, 403 ppi, Sony IMX363, Snapdragon 845, 6-8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, Fast + Wireless Charge 3400mAh battery, Android 8 + MIUI 9.5 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 bands.
- Attractive design
- Wireless charging
- Great camera
- Powerful CPU
- Not water resistant
- No headphone jack support
- sub-par video quality
OnePlus 6 turns out to be one of the hottest smartphones to date, though some may complain regarding the brand OnePlus, still this is a great smartphone.
The OnePlus 6 is a dust, splash and water resistant, no official IPX rating but it is going on a right direction. Though no ultra-HD as of yet, which is what consumers who are a fan of VR are complaining.
Specs: 6.28″ Optic AMOLED, 2280 x 1080 Resolution, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, Gorilla Glass 5, Snapdragon 845, 6 or 8GB RAM, 128 or 256GB Storage, Super Dash Charge 3300mAh battery, Android 8.1 with Full UK Support.
- Super fast charging, great battery life
- Price is still cheaper compared to flagship devices
- Oxygen OS is blazing fast
- Water resistant but no IPX rating(?)
- No microSD slot, no wireless charging, no headset in the box
Xiaomi has become the most known Chinese brand that offer great smartphone devices, the Mi 8 is the second gen from Mi Mix. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 with HDR and AMOLED display made by Samsung.
It is also the first device to support dual-frequency GPS for faster and more accurate navigation usage.
Specs: 6.21″ Super AMOLED, 2248 x 1080, Gorilla Glass 5, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Quick Charge (4.0) 3400mAh battery, Android 8.1 with Full UK Support.
Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 5, Dual-band AC WiFi, Dual-frequency GPS, 2x Nano SIM
- Awesome screen display
- Fast charging, long battery life
- Great image quality from rear camera
- Loud and clear audio
- No 3.5mm jack, no microSD slot, no IP rating, no stereo speakers, no wireless charging
- 4K video recording lacks good stabilization
Huawei Honor 10
Huawei Honor 10 is an amazing device, they manage to put a front-facing fingerprint reader in the bottom bezel, we have to wait for 2019 before in-display fingerprint reader becomes popular.
The Aurora Glass design is beautiful and a great change from space grey and gloss white.
If you are into selfies, the Honor 10 is the right one for you. Powered by 24MP front-facing shooter with 3D lighting and AI portrait mode, the high-resolution lens can automatically adjust the camera settings on the fly to give you a perfect shot.
It uses Kirin 970 processor which is also used in Mate 10 Por and P2 Pro, the device also weighs in at 165grams combined with 5.84″ display, makes it a pocket-friendly smartphone.
Specs: 5.84″ 2280 x 1080, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, Gorilla Glass, Kirin 970, 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB Storage, SuperCharge 3400mAh battery, Android 8.1 with Full UK Support.
- Loud speaker
- Great display
- The best bang for buck smartphone
- Ultrasonic fingerprint reader is slower/fiddlier than we’re used to
- The low-light photos not as good as on P20, nor is the 2x zoom
- At 1080p at 60fps clips as they come out blurry
Huawei P20 Pro
The latest of Huawei’s flagship smartphone are here with us, the Huawei P20 Pro with its insane Leica-made triple rear cameras 40MP + 20MP + 5X Zoom Lens. If this isn’t an epic camera set up, I don’t know what is.
It comes with a price tag, but for the photography consumer who can get most of the triple Leica lens set up, you can probably save a lot if you choose this device.
Huawei created a innovative smartphone that took the entire mobile competitors by storm.
Specs: 6.1″ 2240 x 1080 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 403 PPI, Leica Triple (40MP + 20MP + 5x Zoom), Kirin 970, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Fast charge 4000mAh battery, Android 8.1 with EMUI 8, + Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 bands. Single SIM + Dual SIM options available.
- Great battery, fast charge feature
- Awesome night shots and zoom capability
- Great body design
- No MicroSD slot, no headphone jack
- Mirror glass body attracts fingerprints
OPPO Find X
If you are in the European market, you are missing out on OPPO brand, since its one of the most innovative and creative smartphone brands out there. The OPPO Find X comes with full UK cellular support and and entire screen to show.
It offers 6.4″ AMOLED Display, a Snapdragon 845, dual-lens camera and Bluetooth 5.
The great thing about this device, is the hidden sliding camera that feature a 25MP selfie front-shooter with infrared 3D lens!
Specs: 6.4″ 2340 x 1080, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, 3730mAh battery, Android 8.1 with Full UK Support.
- Powerful processor
- Massive screen to body ratio
- Great design
- Sliding front shooter works great
- Too many moving parts
- Missing NFC
- No fingerprint reader, only face recognition
VIVO Nex is their newest flagship device for 2018, they remove the notch for a hidden selfi camera than slides up and down from the device. This makes the smartphone a beautiful 6.59″ AMOLED display and covers the entire device with screen.
Vivo Nex is also one of the first devices that offers in-display fingerprint reader, a camera with dual aperture and dual lens set up just like Samsung Galaxy S9.
Specs: 6.59″ 2316 x 1080, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Fast charge 4000mAh battery, Android 8.1 with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 bands.
- Almost bezel-less design
- Amazing 6.59-inch notch-free Super AMOLED display
- Great battery life, fast charging
- Very loud speaker
- Good audio quality
- No expandable storage
- No NFC
- No wireless charging
Vivo X21 is a mid-range with Super AMOLED 6.28″ display, it is powered by Snapdragon 660 chip with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
It also features in-display fingerprint reader, A Class connectivity (NFC, bluetooth 5.0, AC WiFi) but no hidden camera like the Nex.
Specs: 6.28″ 2280 x 1080, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Fast charge 3200mAh battery, Android 8.1 with Partial UK Support for 3 & 7 bands.
- Reliable performance
- Industry first in-display fingerprint
- Good quality display
- No Type-C port
- UI needs improvements
The Lenovo Z5 is a stylish dvice with 6.2″ screen, comes with a Full Color Screen, though there is a notch on top which is relatively narrow.
The front and back have Corning Gorilla Glass material, the middle metal frame comes with curved body. The device is using small body which is easy to hold in one hand.
Specs: 6.2″ 2246 x 1080, Snapdragon 636, 6GB RAM, 64/128/256GB Storage, 3300mAh battery, Android 8.
- Presents 6.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and Multitouch
- It has a good screen-to-body ratio
- Lenovo Z5 display has good pixel density for its full HD+ resolution (~402 PPI pixel density)
- No display protection like gorilla glass
- No stereo speakers for the better multimedia experience
- No microSD slot to expand memory
Elephone U Pro
The Elephone U Pro is a great example of a smaller Chinese brands that shows us what they can do in mobile market, featuring a Full HD+ AMOLED panelthat curves around the edge like Samsung Galaxy.
Powered by Qualcomm quick-charge 3.0, Wireless charging, latest Android 8 OS and Gorilla Glass 5.
The price starts at $420, clearly on the mid-range mark, but the design says otherwise.
Specs: 5.99″ AMOLED 2160 x 1080 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 403 PPI, Gorilla Glass 5, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Fast charge QC3.0 3550mAh battery + Wireless Support, Android 8 Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 bands.
- Great hardware and design
- Affordable price over quality
- Awesome performance
- Average battery life
- Doesn’t support Face ID
Vernee Mix 2
Vernee Mix 2 offers a bright full resolution display for mid-range performance with solid quality.
It feels great on your hand, though on a heavy side for around 200grams, under $200 you are getting a great smartphone with Vernee Mix 2.
Specs: 6″ 2160 x 1080 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 403 PPI, MediaTek Helio P25, 4/6GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Fast charge 4200mAh battery, Android 7 + VOS with Full UK Support for 3, 7 & 20 bands.
- Under $200 device
- Lots of included freebies
- Good mid-level performance
- No USB Type-C support
- Monolithic Slab (208g)
- Fingerprint magnet body
From the list above, which smartphones do you think you’ll get? Hopefully this top 10 full display bezel-less smartphones of 2018 are able to help you find the device that actually fits your budget and requirements. Please let us know if we miss a device to include in the list!