Bezel-less smartphones are starting to dominate the smartphone industry scene nowadays. Due to this, smartphone manufacturers keep innovating their products to create a completely full-screen smartphone.
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One of the solutions is a motorized camera which was started by Vivo when they released their Vivo NEX and NEX S. However, it was surpassed when OPPO released the OPPO Find X with the same concept but with a bigger camera and a larger screen.
2018 seems to be the year for all-screen smartphones so we’re expecting that more and more devices will be following the same concept. We can’t wait to add them on our list of bezel-less smartphones.
93.8% screen-to-body ratio
The OPPO Find X just recently released and may be the hottest bezel-less smartphone in the market right now with a large 93.8% screen-to-body ratio. To achieve this screen size, they had to ditch the camera on the screen and replace it with a motorized camera.
It comes with a 6.42-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Furthermore, the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has a dimension measurement of 156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6 mm.
The OPPO Find X is priced at €999 (approx. PHP 61,740).
Vivo NEX and Vivo NEX S
91.24% screen-to-body ratio
This smartphone was the first to introduce the motorized camera. The Vivo NEX series is also a bezel-less smartphone that achieves the 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. The Vivo NEX and NEX S come with a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels.
The Vivo NEX and NEX S is priced at:
- Vivo NEX = CNY 3,898 (approx. PHP 32,137)
- Vivo NEX S =
- 128GB – CNY 4,498 (approx. PHP 37,232)
- 256GB – CNY 4,998 (approx. PHP 41,371)
80.8% and 81.9% screen-to-body ratio
Xiaomi’s solution to create a bezel-less smartphone is through placing the front-facing camera at the bottom. It seemed to be annoying at first because you have to flip the phone to take a selfie. This means that it might not look good at taking selfies with apps such as Instagram and Snapchat.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Mi Mix 2S comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Both are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and Mi MIX 2S is priced at:
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 = PHP 19,990
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S =
- 64GB – PHP 27,990
- 128GB – PHP 29,990
83.6% and 84.2% screen-to-body ratio
These ‘Infinity Display’ smartphones might be one of the earliest to introduce an almost bezel-less smartphone because there are still a thin bezel at the top and bottom though it isn’t that noticeable. In order to achieve this full-screen smartphone, Samsung had to ditch the home button as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 ratio. Meanwhile the older sibling, Galaxy S9+ comes with a larger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 and an aspect ratio of 6.2-inch. Both are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The two smartphones are currently available in the Philippines at the price of:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 = PHP 38,990
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ =
- 128GB – PHP 55,990
- 256GB – PHP 60,990
NOTE: We’ll make sure to update this list when another full-screen smartphone appears.