Top 15 Bezel Less infinity display smartphones of 2017: Smartphones are playing an important role in tech evolution. Nowadays, smartphones are becoming narrower and offering more space to perform various tasks. What we need to point out is display. Smartphone display has been improved significantly. Most of the flagship smartphones of 2017 are offering nearly 80% screen-to-body ratio. In this article, we will be listing Bazel-less or edge to edge opted smartphones. So, without any further ado, Let,s get started!
Bezel-less smartphones list based on STBR (screen-to-body-ratio)
|Device Name||Screen-to-body-ratio||Price in India (if available)|
|Essential PH-1||84.9%||Rs. 45,000 (expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus||84%||Rs. 60,000|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||83.7%||Rs. 55,000|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||83.2%||Rs. 67,900|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix||83.2%||Rs. 30,000|
|Apple iPhone X||82.9%||Rs. 88,990|
|LG V30 / V30+||81.2%||Rs. 44,999|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 2||80.8%||Rs. 37,990|
|OnePlus 5T||80.5%||Rs. 32,990|
|Vivo X20 Plus||80.5%||Rs. 29,990 (expected)|
|LG G6||78.6%||Rs. 33,000|
|Vivo X20||79.5%||Rs. 26,990 (expected)|
|Sharp Aquos S2||79%||Rs. 25,000 (expected)|
|Gionee M7 Power||79%||Rs. 16,999|
|Sharp Aquos Crystal||78.5%||Rs. 10,990 (expected)|
|Vivo V7+||78.4%||Rs. 21,990|
|Gionee M7||78.1%||Rs. 24,990 (expected)|
|LG Q6||78.0%||Rs. 14,990|
|Micromax Canvas Infinity||77.2%||Rs. 9,999|
Best Bezel-Less Display Smartphones of 2017
1. Essential PH-1
Essential PH-1 (A.K.A Essential Phone) grabbed a lot of intentions because of its owner Andy Rubin, also known as the father of Android. The design of the device was very at a time, which later borrowed by iPhone X. It comes with top-notch specs, one would expect from an Android flagship. But, unfortunately, It is available only in the U.S.
It has 5.71-inch (1312 x 2560 pixels) IPS display with a whopping 84.9% screen-to-body ratio, highest in the world on any smartphone till date, an unusual 19.5:10 aspect ratio. It is powered by flagship grade, Snapdragon 835 processor paired with Adreno 540 GPU under the hood. It comes with dual 13MP camera setup on the rear with RGB and monochrome combination whereas 8MP front-facing shooter to capture selfies. The battery pack is 3,040 mAh battery with fast charging support.
2. Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are almost identical to Galaxy Note 8 without any Stylus-Pen. Both the smartphones are packing similar hardware with nearly 84% aspect ratio edge to edge display. The Galaxy S8 has 5.8 inches 1440×2960 pixels panel, whereas, Plus variant upholds 6.2 inches 1440×2960 pixels display. Both are powered by either Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 Chipset, depending upon the market.
Both have 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture and 8MP autofocus f/1.7 aperture front-facing camera. The battery on S8 is 3,000 mAh, but S8 Plus delivers measurable bigger 3,500 mAh battery.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung is known for innovation and this year the company came up with truly bezel-less smartphones to extend its curved display design. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones of 2017. The device is equipped with 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED infinity display with 83.2% screen to body ratio. It has Exynos 8895 chipset coupled with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU, and IP68 rated body for water and dust resistant body. A 3300mAh backs the device with Adaptive fast charging. The variant launched in India has 64GB built-in storage combined with 6GB of RAM.
In the camera departments, it accumulated dual rear cameras on the back; a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle lens and another 12-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture and telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom with OIS integrated on both. The device is priced at 67,900 in India or 1,040$.
4. Xiaomi Mi Mix
Xiaomi Mi Mix is the predecessor of Mi Mix 2, but still offering decent specs and batter screen to body ratio of 83.6%. It has a 6.4-inch (2040 x 1080 pixels) full HD screen, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with MIUI 8 on top, has a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF and a custom-made 5-megapixel front-facing camera below the screen, which is 50% smaller than a standard camera sensor.
It is powered by Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU. There are two variants available, one with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and another one with 6GB of massive RAM, 256GB internal storage. You can’t expend the storage as Xiaomi already did with previous flagship devices. Connectivity features includes 4G VoLTE , WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz) MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC. It has 4400mAh battery with quick charge 3.0 support.
5. Apple iPhone X
If you are iPhone user, you must be known how big bezels Apple using from many years. 2017 means a lot as the completed ten years of iPhone series. The company has launched iPhone X on the special occasion of 10 years compilation. The device brings 5.8-inch (1125 x 2436) OLED Super Retina panel at 82.9% screen-to-body-ratio, best on any smartphone. The device is powered by latest Apple A11 chip which is based on Hexa-core CPU integration of 30% faster GPU compared to A10.
Dual sensors of 12MP handle the rear camera; one with the telephoto lens, f/2.4 aperture while another regular camera has the f/1.8 aperture. Interestingly, it comes with quad-LED flash and Dual OIS, also capable of recording 4K video @60FPS and 1080p slow motion video @240FPS.
6. LG V30 / V30+
The LG V30, AKA V30+, is another good competitor with great specs and beautiful design having an edge to edge display. The handset carries a 6.0-inch P-OLED display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at 1440 x 2880p resolution. It is powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with Adreno 540 GPU.
On the back side, the device boasts dual rear cameras, where the first one is 16MP, f/1.6 while, the another is 13MP wide-angle lens sensor to capture wider snaps, and a 5MP snapper surrounds the front side for selfies. Regarding storage, There are two variants with 64/128GB storage options, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The battery capacity is 3,300 mAh with obvious fast charging support. When it comes to durability, the device is MIL-STD-810G certified along with IP-68 rating against water and dust.
7. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 one of the cheapest smartphone available with higher specs an almost 83% screen to body ratio. The device is equipped with an elegant 18:9 ratio 5.99-inch Full HD+ 2160x1080p LCD display. The body of the device is made of unibody four-surface ceramic fuselage surrounded by 7-series aluminum frame.
The device comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture integrated four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) to help take steady shots and videos. The front-facing camera has a 5MP sensor. The internal storage is 64/128/256 GB coupled with 6GB / 8GB RAM, having 3,400 mAh battery backed by Snapdragon 835 chipset.
8. OnePlus 5T
The OnePlus 5T is the latest creation from the Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus. The device is upgraded version of original OnePlus 5, that was launched earlier this year. Unlike the OnePlus 5, the device brings 6.01-inches FHD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display at the resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The headset packs dual 16MP (Sony IMX398) + 20MP (Sony IMX376K ) rear cameras with EIS support to stabilize video with the f/1.7 aperture on both. A 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX371 sensor is citing 1.0μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture.
The headset runs on Android 7.1.2 based on company’s custom Oxygen OS 4.7. It has two variants offering 64GB and 128GB internal storage combined with either 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4x RAM respectively. So, there shouldn’t be any issue regarding the storage, even it doesn’t have the option to expend the storage. The device is backed by 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge support.
9. Vivo X20 / X20 Plus
Vivo is another Chinese brand to bring the bezel-less smartphone to grab people’s attention. The Chinese firms recently launched two new smartphones Vivo X20 and X20 Plus with the edge to edge display. The Vivo X20 features a 6.01-inch 1080 x 2160p (18:9) Full HD display, while the Plus variant comes with the 6.43-inch display having the same resolution, and both the panels are Super AMOLED.
These smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 chipset with an integration of Adreno 512 GPU. As for optics, both the devices are handled by the dual 12-megapixels f/1.8 + 5-megapixel rear cameras, and on the front side, both have 12-megapixels, f/2.0 front-facing snapper. It has Face Wake feature as an extra layer of security, either has a fingerprint sensor embedded on the back. The Vivo X20 arrives with 3,250 mAh battery and X20 Plus stocks comparatively larger 3,900 mAh battery.
10. LG G6
LG was hurried to bring the first flagship of 2017 to capture the market shares and launched LG G6 with old hardware, but an eye-catching 18:9 ratio display is present on it. The device flaunts 5.7-inch (1440 × 2880 pixels) QHD+ LCD FullVision display. It is powered by Snapdragon 821 paired with Adreno 530 GPU. LG G6 smartphone runs on latest Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Google Assistant support.
It has 13-megapixel dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, OIS 2.0, manual mode, a 125-degree lens for the secondary camera and a secondary 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 100-degree wide angle lens. Regarding storage, It will be available in two storage options – 32GB and 64GB with expandable storage up to 2TB via microSD slot.
11. Sharp Aquos S2
Sharp was first to bring bezel-less display concept to the world. The company recently launch 2ng generation Aquos smartphone dubbed as “Sharp Aquos S2”. The device employs 5.5-inch 1080 x 2040 pixels FHD+ 17: 9 aspect ratio display with 550 nits of brightness. The Aquos S2 will be available in two different variants – Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 processors, where 4GB RAM + 64GB uses SD 630 chipset while, higher-end 6GB RAM + 128GB variant is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC.
It boasts featuring 12MP + 8MP sensors that offer f/1.75 aperture whereas, on the front, it has an 8MP sensor to capture selfies. The battery is 3,020 mAh with standard 5V==2A charging adapter.
12. Gionee M7 / M7 Power
Gionee is another manufacturer to follow the standards of 2017. The company has just launched Gionee M7 and M7 Power smartphones featuring edgeless display. The M7 features .01-inch 1080 x 2160p Full HD+ AMOLED display. In the camera department, It flaunts Dual 16MP f/1.8 + 8MP rear cameras while, on the front side, the device is having an 8MP, f/2.2 front-facing shooter to capture selfies. Under the hood, the device is powered by MediaTek Helio P30 2.3GHz octa-core processor, paired with the ARM Mali-G71 MP2.
The M7 Power equipped with 6.0-inch 720 x 1440p HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio FullView display. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 SoC paired with Adreno 505 GPU. Regarding the storage, it has 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB storage. The optics department is handled by a 13MP rear and an 8MP front-facing camera combination.
13. Sharp Aquos Crystal
The only reason to include this device is that it was the first smartphone to adopting bezel-less display concept; otherwise, there is no need to consider this device in 2017. The handset offers 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 pixels display with 78.5% screen-to-body ratio. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 backs the device with Adreno 305 GPU.
It runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat coupled with 8GB RAM and 1.5GB RAM. The rear camera is 8MP and 1.2MP front-facing camera combination, and 2,040 mAh battery is provided to keep the lights on.
14. Vivo V7+
Vivo V7+ is another smartphone from the Chinese firm with an edge-to-edge display. It carries 5.99-inch 720 x 1440p HD+ IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz octa-core processor united with Adreno 506 GPU. This is another selfie-focused smartphone from the company with 24MP, f/2.0 aperture selfie shooter with ‘Moonlight Glow’ soft selfie flash, while the rear side is surrounded by a single 16MP, f/2.0 aperture sensor.
It has 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM. Moreover, the device is backed by a 3,250 mAh battery to keep the lights on with micro USB 2.0 charging port. It runs on Android 7.1 out of the box. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the rear panel; also it offers some facial recognition techniques to unlock the device.
15. LG Q6 / Q6+
LG Q6 and Q6+ both are mid-range smartphones allowing conventional display panels and both have same specs except storage. Both 5.5-inch FullVision display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution aspect ratio of 18:9 coupled with Snapdragon 435 processor. These devices are made of Plastic surrounded by 7000 series aluminum frames. It will worth noting the Fingerprint scanner isn’t present on both the devices.
The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh on both with a regular charger. Regarding the storage, LG Q6 has 3GB RAM + 32GB storage while Q6+ arrives with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. As for optics, the rear side is taken care by a 13MP sensor, and front side gets a 5MP front-facing snapper on both the smartphones.
16. Micromax Canvas Infinity
Micromax is a local Indian brand that comes up with a new smartphone called Canvas Infinity with an edge to edge display. The device offers 5.7-inch 720 x 1440 pixels almost 77.2% screen-to-body ratio display with 18:9 ratio. The device is powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with Adreno 308 GPU. The rear camera is 13-megapixels while on the front, The handset boasts 16-megapixels snapper to capture selfies.
The Canvas Infinity smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 based company’s custom UI. The company either promises to provide Android O update in future. It is backed by 2,900 mAh battery and brings 32GB internal storage coupled with 3GB RAM. A fingerprint sensor is embedded on the rear side of the device.