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 2018 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”

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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HONOR 7X (4GB RAM & 32/64GB ROM)

PRICE: Starting from Rs.12999/-

Honor 7X

KEY FEATURES

5.93-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1080 x 2160) and 407 ppi
HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz A-53)
Mali-T830 MP2 GPU
Android 7.0 guaranteed update to Android Oreo
16 MP + 2 MP Dual Primary Camera with PDAF, & FULL HD video recording
8 MP Front Camera (f/2.0) supports 1080p video recording
4 GB RAM and 32 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.
  • Value for money.
  • Feature Rich EMUI.

CONS:

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

MICROMAX CANVAS INFINITY PRO

PRICE: Rs.13999/-

 

KEY FEATURES

5.7-inch 18: 9 HD IPS LCD display (720 x 1440) and 282 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (Cortex A53 1.4GHz)
Adreno 505 GPU
Android Oreo guaranteed update to Android P
16MP Primary Camera (f/2.0) with Auto HDR, & Full HD video recording
Dual 20 MP (f/2.0) + 8 MP (f/2.2) camera supports 1080p video recording
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal Memory with expandable up to 128 GB
3000mAH 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+ (4GB RAM & 64GB ROM)

PRICE: Rs.17477/-

 

lg q6+

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
4 GB RAM and 64 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 17.4K?
  • 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.

ONE PLUS 5T (6/8GB RAM & 64/128GB ROM)

PRICE: Starting at Rs.32999/-

KEY FEATURES

6.01″ AMOLED, 2,160×1,080px resolution, 401ppi; sRGB/DCI-P3 color space support with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: octa-core CPU (Kryo 280, 4×2.45GHz + 4×1.9GHz)
Adreno 540 GPU
Main camera: Sony IMX398 sensor, 16MP, 1.12µm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording. Secondary camera: Sony IMX376K sensor, 20MP, 1.0µm pixel size, f/1.7
Front camera: Sony IMX371 sensor, 16MP,  f/2.0 aperture; Full HD video recording.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Oxygen OS)
8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage.
3,300mAh Li-Po (sealed); Dash Charge proprietary fast charging (5V/4A).
USB Type-C (v2.0), NFC and Bluetooth 5.0.
Rear-mounted fingerprint reader, Dual Sim, Face Unlock, 3.5mm jack, tri-position Alert Slider.

PROS:

  • Best Value for Money in Bezel-Less Smartphone Segment
  • Large, bright and clear screen
  • Great battery life
  • Useful software features
  • Very good performance

CONS:

  • Photo quality in daylight could be better
  • No weatherproofing or wireless charging
  • Android 8.0 update will take months

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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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