2017: THE YEAR OF BEZEL-LESS SMARTPHONES!

The Sharp Aquos Crystal was the first smartphone which featured three sided bezel-less display but couldn’t make news because of its huge chin bezel and average performance. Then in 2016 Xiaomi Re-defined Bezel-Less Smartphone once again with its astonishing Mi Mix but due to limited quantity, this phone wasn’t available in many countries.

Fast forward to 2017 we have some gorgeous smartphone from tech giants like Apple to Xiaomi. In this list, we’ll take a look at some of the top bezel-less phones of 2017 which are available now. If we have missed any great bezel-less phone which was released this year, then please let us know in the comments below.

OPPO F5 & VIVO V7+ Excluded”

Sorry OPPO & VIVO Fans

Let’s begin the list with most affordable to an incredibly expensive smartphone which features a beautiful Bezel-Less 18:9 Display.

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MICROMAX CANVAS INFINITY

PRICE: Rs.9799/-

KEY FEATURES

5.7-inch 18: 9 HD IPS LCD display (720 x 1440) and 279 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core processor (Cortex A53 1.4GHz)
Adreno 308 GPU
Android 7.1.2 guaranteed update to Android Oreo
13MP Primary Camera (f/2.0) with Auto HDR, & Full HD video recording
16MP Front Camera (f2.0) supports 1080p video recording
3 GB RAM and 32 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 128 GB
2980mAH lithium-ion Removable battery
Fingerprint Sensor, 4G VoLTE, and Dual Sim

PROS:

  • 18:9 Display at Affordable Price.
  • Compact to hold in hand.
  • The Camera Performs above average.
  • Dedicated SIM and microSD card slots.

CONS:

  • Display Quality is below Average.
  • User Interface is not very smooth.
  • Low-light photos are not that great.
  • Performance is sluggish.

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LG Q6 (3GB RAM & 32GB ROM)

PRICE: Rs.14999/-

KEY FEATURES

5.5-inch Full HD display (1080 x 2160) and 442 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor (Cortex A53 1.4GHz)
Adreno 505 GPU
Android 7.1.1 guaranteed update to Android Oreo
13MP Primary Camera (f/2.2) with PDAF & 1080p video recording
5MP wide-angle Front Camera (f2.2) supports 1080p video recording
3 GB RAM and 32 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 256 GB
3000mAH lithium-ion Non-Removable battery
Full Vision Display and 4G VoLTE

PROS:

  • Build quality and design is just superb.
  • Vibrant and Striking display.
  • Very good Performance.
  • LG’s UI on top of Android 7.1.1 offers lots of Customizations.
  • The rear camera performs well in outdoor lighting.
  • Dedicated micro SD card slot.

CONS:

  • No fast fingerprint sensor compared to the competition.
  • Average gaming performance.
  • Mediocre front camera.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 at 15K?
  • No 4K Recording.
  • Average battery life.

HONOR 9i (4GB RAM & 64GB ROM)

PRICE: Rs.17999/-

KEY FEATURES

5.9-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1080 x 2160) and 409 ppi
HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz A-53)
Mali-T830 MP2 GPU
Android 7.1 guaranteed update to Android Oreo
16 MP + 2 MP Dual Primary Camera with PDAF, & FULL HD video recording
13 MP + 2 MP Front Camera (f/2.0) supports 1080p video recording
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 256 GB
3340mAH lithium-ion Non-Removable battery
Finger Print Sensor, Dual SIM, and 4G VoLTE

PROS:

  • Build quality is amazing.
  • Vibrant and Striking display.
  • Very good Performance.
  • Best in class Front Camera.
  • Feature Rich EMUI.

CONS:

  • No Fast Charging
  • Average 3D gaming performance.
  • Battery life could be better.
  • Inconsistent camera performance.
  • No 4K Recording.

LG G6 (4GB RAM & 64GB ROM)

PRICE: Rs.33990/-

KEY FEATURES

5.97inch QHD IPS LCD display (1080 x 2160) and 409 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad-core processor (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Adreno 530 GPU
Android 7.0 guaranteed update to Android Oreo & P
13 MP Dual Primary Camera (f/1.8, OIS & f/2.4) with PDAF, & 4K video recording
5MP Front Camera (f/2.2) supports 1080p video recording
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 256 GB
3300mAH lithium-ion Non-Removable battery
Hi-Fi Recording and Quad DACWater and dust resistant (IP68)
Finger Print Sensor, Dual SIM, and 4G VoLTE

PROS:

  • The bezel-less design is beautiful.
  • Very Crisp and Bright Display for better outdoor visibility.
  • Really awesome camera with Wide Angle Capability but the front camera is average.
  • The 4K recording is very impressive.
  • Performance is very good and No Problems in Multitasking.
  • QUAD DAC improves your music experience.

CONS:

  • The software is a disaster when you compare it to any UI based on Android.
  • The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 but to protect back panel for the front you get Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Battery backup is just above average.
  • No LED notification light.

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XIAOMI MI MIX 2 (6GB RAM & 128GB ROM)

PRICE: Rs.35999/-

KEY FEATURES

5.99inch 18:9 IPS LCD display (1080 x 2160) and 403 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
Adreno 540 GPU
Android 7.1 guaranteed update to Android Oreo
12 MP Dual Primary Camera (f/2.0 & OIS) with PDAF, & 4K video recording
5MP Front Camera (f/2.0) supports 1080p video recording
6 GB RAM and 128 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 256 GB
3400mAH lithium-ion Non-Removable battery
Bluetooth 5.0 & Fast battery charging 9V/2A
Finger Print Sensor, Dual SIM, and 4G VoLTE

PROS:

  • Build quality is top-notch and Value for money.
  • Looks absolutely stunning with its three sides bezel-less design.
  • The display is pretty crisp and decent in direct sunlight.
  • Even with the single camera, it takes some impressive shots.
  • Performance is very good and RAM is well optimized for Multitasking.

CONS:

  • Availability as per now.
  • Hate or Love relation with MIUI 9.
  • The camera struggles a lot in indoor lighting.
  • Original Mi Mix design was far exciting than this.
  • No 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Placement of Front Camera is bad.

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8/S8+

PRICE: Rs.53900/- (SAMSUNG GALAXY S8)

PRICE: Rs.58900/- (SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 PLUS)


KEY FEATURES

6.2inch 2K IPS LCD display (1440 x 2960) and 529 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Exynos 8895 Octa-core processor (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)
Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
Android 7.0 guaranteed update to Android Oreo & P
12 MP Primary Camera ( f/1.7 & OIS) with PDAF, & 4K video recording
8MP Front Camera (f/1.7) supports 2K video recording
6 GB RAM and 128 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 256 GB
3500mAH lithium-ion Non-Removable battery
Bluetooth 5.0, Samsung DeX, Wireless Charging, IP68 certified
Iris Scanner, Finger Print Sensor, Dual SIM, and 4G VoLTE

PROS:

  • Looks supremely gorgeous and the build quality screams premium.
  • Best Display ever put on Smartphone.
  • Without a doubt, it has Phenomenal camera quality.
  • Even with the single camera, it takes some impressive shots.
  • A class-leading performance with ultra smooth Multitasking.

CONS:

  • Flatter Screen Lovers will hate it.
  • Very Fragile.
  • The Placement of Fingerprint sensor is Disaster.
  • TouchWiz

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SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE8 (6GB RAM & 64GB ROM)

PRICE: Rs.67900/-

KEY FEATURES

6.3inch 2K IPS LCD display (1440 x 2960) and 529 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR 10, 3D Touch (home button only) & Always-on display
Exynos 8895 Octa-core processor (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)
Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
Android 7.1.1 guaranteed update to Android Oreo & P
12 MP Dual Primary Camera ( f/1.7 & f/2.4) with 2x Zoom, & 4K video recording
8MP Front Camera (f/1.7) supports Portrait Mode & 2K video recording
6 GB RAM and 128 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 256 GB
3500mAH lithium-ion Non-Removable battery
Bluetooth 5.0, Samsung DeX, Wireless Charging, IP68 certified
Iris Scanner, Finger Print Sensor, Dual SIM, and 4G VoLTE

PROS:

  • S-Pen
  • Till date the best looking Smartphone.
  • Crispy, punchy colors and very bright display.
  • Again, it has Phenomenal camera quality like S8 Plus.
  • A class-leading performance with ultra smooth Multitasking.

CONS:

  • Bit Boxy kind of shape.
  • Average Battery Life.
  • Flatter Screen Lovers will hate it.
  • Very Fragile.
  • The Placement of Fingerprint sensor is Disaster.
  • TouchWiz

GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL (4GB RAM & 64GB ROM)

PRICE: Rs.73000/-

KEY FEATURES

6inch 2L P-OLED display (1440 x 2880) and 538 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
Adreno 540 GPU
Android 8.0 guaranteed update to Android P, Q & R
12.2 MP Primary Camera (f/1.8 & OIS) with PDAF, & 4K video recording
5MP Front Camera (f/2.4) supports Portrait Mode & 1080p video recording
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal Memory
3520mAH lithium-ion Non-Removable battery
Bluetooth 5.0 & Fast battery charging 9V/2A
Finger Print Sensor and 4G VoLTE

PROS:

  • Ergonomic design
  • Great cameras in every lighting conditions.
  • Intelligent software features
  • Decent Battery Life.
  • Smoothest Android Phone with Excellent performance.

CONS:

  • Bluish tint on display can be annoying for some.
  • Very Expensive.
  • No 3.5mm audio jack.

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