No wonder, mobile phones are a complex yet artistic piece of technology. Smartphone makers strive to meet the expectations of the young generation who demand innovation. Now, more powerful processors are put in fed with several GBs of RAM, dual cameras sensors have come into existence, back panels are now carved out of metal or glass and what not! The display has also changed quite a bit.
Undoubtedly, the display is one of the most vital components in a smartphone. Over the past couple of years, we got to see immense improvement and innovation in the display technology. We moved from FHD to 4K, the screen to body ratio improved and now, the bezels have started to fade away. Although not very popular earlier, this revolutionary design has gained a momentum after the launch of the S8 which has an infinity display. Something which was never seen before is now available even in budget smartphones like the Micromax Infinity. If you have no shade of idea about this concept, be back to your cave already!
In this listicle, I’ll be talking about the top 3 smartphones having a bezel-less design. Without any further ado, let’s dive into the world of bezel-free technology!
1) Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Does it need any introduction? I guess no! The Galaxy S8 is probably the best Android phone that you can buy today. The company has lately been boasting the curved ‘Edge’ display for quite some time.
No doubt, Samsung has put in a lot of efforts in carving this beast. The phone has been redesigned from inside out. The phone looks amazing but make sure not to drop it. Or enroll for the accidental damage warranty, just in case.
The smartphone exemplifies a bezel-free phone done right. Not only did Samsung take away bezels of this phone, but it also crafted a state of the art Infinity display that goes from edge to edge. It has a 5.8/6.2-Inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Infinity screen enabling you to see the tiniest bit of detail.
Despite having a screen that is larger than ever, you will quickly notice how comfortably it grips in your hand. The phone offers a smooth and uninterrupted surface that flows seamlessly over the edges. The view is grander, yet it feels small in your hand making it easy to hold and use!
The Infinity Display of the Galaxy S8 has set a new standard for other smartphone manufacturers. Much better than other Android phones having a flat slab design.
Not only aesthetics, but the device has also got performance. If you are looking for a device for an uninterrupted and immersive media experience along with hardcore performance and the S8 falls in your budget, then look nowhere else. Just go ahead and grab one at a price of Rs. 57,900.
2) LG G6
Last year, LG dared to be different from others and unveiled its LG G5. However, it failed drastically in doing so. All this caused a loss in market share to its rival Samsung and also to Huawei. Keeping this in mind, the company went back to the basics to reinvent a smartphone that’s truly different.
Launched in February this year, the G6 from LG is a great phone and pushes the back back to the forefront in smartphone manufacturing mainly because of its design and screen. With its ultra thin bezels, it hones one of the most subtle and underrated designs on a flagship in 2017. However, lower-spec performance while still charging a premium price makes it a tough sell.
The FullVision Display tech is an effort of the company to put more screen on your phone for all your browsing, viewing and gaming needs. The Dolby Vision technology transforms the mobile viewing experience with dramatic color, contrast, and brightness. All this brings entertainment to life wherever you go.
The design approach of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 is subtly different. Although, both the manufacturers are using a taller aspect ratio of 18:9 on their latest flagship, the curved display remains exclusive to the Galaxy S8.
The smartphone boasts of a 5.7-inch 2K LCD FullVision display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It has a very high pixel density of 565 PPI and an aspect ratio of 18:9 that provides superior picture quality with more authentic viewing experience. With a screen to body ratio of 78.6%, the smartphone will fit comfortably in your palm.
In terms of specifications, it has a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, and 13MP dual rear camera setup with a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 6.0 on top. With a 3300mAh battery, you can be sure that the phone would last for a day without the need to charge it up.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The previous year has been a rough one for the Note series. The company launched the Galaxy Note 7- one of the best smartphones of 2016- till it started to catch fire. Keeping the consumer safety in mind, the Korean smartphone-maker had to recall all the units which led to heavy losses.
However, it didn’t have any lasting issues for the company and the Galaxy S8/S8+ have been the best selling handsets for this year so far, and now the company has announced the Galaxy Note 8, in an effort to revive the trust of users on the Note series.
Infinity Display has been a part of all the smartphones of ‘8’ series of Samsung and so goes with the Note 8 as well. The phablet too comes with an edge-to-edge, bezel-less display that gives it a different yet premium look.
You also get the biggest display yet seen in any of the Samsung’s phone, with a 6.3-Inch QHD+ screen, the phablet looks majestic. However, there has been no update in the quality of the screen than the Galaxy S8 or S8+. You get the same Super AMOLED display with HDR support. Well, that’s not a problem as Samsung produces one of the best phone displays globally right now. The screen is quite bright and vivid.
The body adds to the aesthetics and compliments the display well. The rounded back edges with a touch of sharpness make the phone easier to grip.
The phablet is more or less similar to the Galaxy S8+, the major difference being in the price. The phone is substantially priced higher than the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and will roughly cost around Rs. 65,000. That’s because of the inclusion of the dual camera setup, an improved S Pen and 50% more RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ tends to prove a better value for money than the Note 8. However, if you are looking for a phablet with a revolutionary stylus that is great for productivity with features like real-time translation and the Galaxy S8 doesn’t fit well in your hand, the Note 8 is for you.