Whether you like it or hate it, the anomaly of a full-view screen is now shaping into a trend. The general opinion on the notch is quite polarized. Quite a few people discard it as ungainly and unnatural, but quite a few others view it as a distinguishing design element. (Best Notch Display Phones हिंदी में पढ़िए)
Apple is most likely to retain and even expand the “Notch” to its entire portfolio this year and it looks like Android OEMs aren’t averse to this peculiarity either. Even Google will be adding the support for the notch in the upcoming Android P. At the end of the day, It’s about giving consumers what they want and the force seems to be really strong with the notch.
In fact, quite a few OEMs have already released or are confirmed to be working on Notched-display devices. Here are some of the already official and upcoming options:
- Best Premium Notch Display Phones
- Best Notch Display Phone Under Rs. 30,000
- Best Notch Display Phone Under Rs. 20,000
- Best Notch Display Phone Under Rs. 10,000
Best Premium Notch Display Phones
1. OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 (review) is here and yes, it has a display notch. The company co-founder and CEO Carl Pei defended the decision stating that the ‘display notch‘ on OnePlus 6 will help add more screen real-estate without taking anything away from the users. He claims that the notch has been thoughtfully implemented and optimized for top 1000 Play store apps.
Main highlights of the OnePlus 6 includes new glass design, water resistance, Snapdragon 845 chipset and Optical Image stabilization in primary rear camera.
OnePlus 6 Specs
Display: 6.28-inch (19:9) Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 845 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP| Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 175g |Battery: 3450mAh
2. Huawei P20 Pro / P20
Next to join the notched-display bandwagon is Huawei. The Chinese major has unveiled the P20-series phones at a grand event held in Paris. A few weeks later, the Huawei P20 Pro was launched in India. On paper, both the Huawei P20 Pro and P20 make an impressive debut. What sets the P20 Pro apart from the P20 is bigger OLED display, bigger battery, more RAM and a triple rear camera setup.
The P20 Pro houses a 6.1-inch full HD+ OLED screen instead of 5.8-inch LCD display on the P20. The former packs 6GB RAM and 4000mAh battery against 4GB RAM and 3400mAh battery on the P20. The P20 Pro became the world’s first phone to feature a triple camera setup and DxOMark has rated it as the best mobile camera till date.
Huawei P20 Pro specs
Display: 6.1-inch (19:9) Full HD+ OLED; 2.5D curved glass| Processor: Kirin 970 SoC; i7 co-processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, NPU | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: up to 128GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 40MP (RGB) + 8MP (3X Zoom Lens) + 20MP (Monochrome sensor) | Front camera: 24MP |Battery: 4000mAh
Huawei P20 specs
Display: 5.8-inch (19:9) Full HD+ OLED; 2.5D curved glass| Processor: Kirin 970 SoC; i7 co-processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, NPU | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: up to 64GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 24MP |Battery: 3400mAh
3. Vivo X21
Vivo X21 (Review) is the first phone in India with an in-display fingerprint sensor and one of the closest competitor to OnePlus 6. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 660 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
The phone includes dual pixel sensors on front and rear and the camera performance is surprisingly good for the price as well.
Vivo X21 Specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19:9) Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 660 SoC | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 8.1 Oreo | Rear camera: 12MP+5MP | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 3200mAh
4. Honor 10
Huawei embraced the notch early on and ran with it. In fact, its entire India line up, for both Huawei and Honor brands, has display cut-outs at the top. One noteworthy option is Huawei’s iridescent OnePlus 6 challenger, the Honor 10.
The Honor 10 is a slim and compact phone that also manages to retain the fingerprint sensor on the front. It is powered by Kirin 970 octa-core chipset that integrates a dedicated NPU to handle AI related tasks. Other highlights include dual rear cameras, Android Oreo-based software, and a 3400mAh battery.
Huawei Honor 10 Specs
Display: 5.84-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Kirin 970 processor | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB with microSD card support| Software: Android 8.0 Oreo | Rear camera: 16MP + 24MP | Front camera: 24MP | Weight: 149g |Battery: 3400mAh
5. Huawei Nova 3
Apart from indirectly challenging OnePlus with its sub-brand Honor, Huawei also introduced its own Nova 3 in India. The handset was accompanied by its trimmed down sibling, the Nova 3i that has a more affordable price tag.
Both of these phones have broad notches and offer competent hardware for their prices.
Huawei Nova 3 specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19.5:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Kirin 970 octa-core | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16MP+24MP | Front camera: 24MP + 2MP | Battery: 3750mAh
6. LG G7 ThinQ / LG G7+ ThinQ
The South Korean conglomerate LG has also embraced the notch with the G7 ThinQ and LG G7+ ThinQ phones.
LG’s G7 ThinQ family features 6.1-inch QHD+ Super Bright LCD displays with 19.5:9 aspect ratio that can touch 1,000 nits brightness. For those, who are not particularly fans of cut out displays, LG has added an option to black-out the notch. The G7 duo is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. We expect LG G7 ThinQ to enter Indian market pretty soon.
LG G7 ThinQ Specs
Display: 6.1-inch (19.5:9) QHD+ LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 845 SoC | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16MP + 16MP| Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 162g |Battery: 3000mAh, Quick Charge 3.0 |
Best Notch Display Phones Under Rs. 30,000
7. Poco F1
Xiaomi’s new Poco F1 (Review) offers unprecedented value for money. The handset has 4 different variants spread across the wide price range of Rs 20,000 to Rs. 30,000 and they all have a wide notch.
The notch space houses an IR sensor for more effective face unlock. The Poco F1 is the cheapest phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and by a wide margin.
Display: 6.18-inch (18.7:9) Full HD+ LCD | Processor: Snapdragon 845 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 12MP + 5MP| Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 180g |Battery: 4000mAh, Quick Charge 3.0 |
8. Vivo V11 Pro
The Vivo V11 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 660, has remarkable cameras for its price and includes a waterdrop notch. It’s also stylish and the most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Display: 6.41-inch (19.5:9) Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC | RAM: 6GB LPDDR4x | Storage: 64GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear Camera: 12MP+5MP | Front Camera: 25MP | Weight: 156g | Battery: 3300mAh
9. Asus Zenfone 5Z
The Asus Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5 (First Impression) launched at MWC 2018 have 6.2-inch Full HD+ displays with a 19:9 aspect ratio. If you eliminate the strip running along the top that accommodates the notch, the remaining panel is 18:9. The screen-to-body ratio is a stunning 90%. The display quality is also pretty good.
Out of the two, the Asus Zenfone 5Z (Hands-on) is available in India for a very aggressive price that starts for under Rs. 30,000.
Asus Zenfone 5Z specs
Display: 6.2-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 845 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 8.0 | Rear camera: 12MP + 8MP | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 155g |Battery: 3300mAh
10. Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo F9
Oppo F9 Pro is the first phone with a “Water-drop” notch. The notch is very short and houses only the selfie camera. This way, you get enough room on the status bar while simultaneously enjoying an almost full-view screen.
The Oppo F9 Pro is powered by Helio P60 octa-core processor paired with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Other features include 25MP selfie camera, 3500mAh battery, and Android 8.1-oreo based software. The base Oppo F9 variant has lesser RAM (4GB), lower resolution selfie camera (16MP), and sells for a little under 20K.
Oppo F9 Pro specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Helio P60 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16MP + 2MP | Front camera: 25MP | Battery: 3400mAh
11. Huawei Nova 3i
The Nova 3i (Review) is a great looking phone with a gradient glass back and is powered by Huawei’s latest mid-range chipset, Kirin 710.
The handset offers a decent pair of dual cameras on front and rear, a 6.3-inch notch display with full HD+ resolution and a long-lasting 3340mAh battery. The software running on the phone is Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2.
Huawei Nova 3i specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19.5:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Kirin 710 octa-core | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16MP+2MP | Front camera: 24MP + 2MP | Battery: 3340mAh
Best Notch Display Phones Under Rs. 20,000
12. Nokia 6.1 Plus
Nokia X6 has started rolling out globally as Nokia 6.1 Plus, and it is the first phone from HMD global to have a 19:9 Notch screen. The handset features a rather compact 5.8-inch display (by 2018 standards) with Full HD+ resolution and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has 16MP + 5MP sensor on the rear and a 16MP selfie camera at the front. In India, HMD Global has launched this Android One phone at a very lucrative price of Rs. 15,999.
Display: 5.8-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 636 | RAM: up to 4GB | Storage: up to 64GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16mp+16MP| Front camera: 16MP |Battery: 3000mAh
13. Honor Play
Honor Play is a gaming phone through and through. It offers Huawei’s flagship Kirin 970 chipset for a very aggressive price and also serves as the launch pad for Huawei’s new GPU Turbo technology to improve gaming.
The base variant of Honor Play with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage starts under Rs. 20,000. The handset further boasts of 3750mAh battery, dual rear cameras, 16MP front cameras and a 6.3-inch screen with full HD+ resolution.
Huawei Honor Play specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19.5:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Kirin 970 octa-core | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: up to 64GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16MP+2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Battery: 3750mAh
14. Vivo V9
Vivo V9 (Review) was the first notch-display phone to hit retails shelves in India. The handset has a 6.3-inch 19:9 display, is powered by Snapdragon 626 chipset and runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based software out of the box. After a series of price cuts, it’s now available for under 20K.
There are dual cameras on the rear (16MP+5MP) and a 24MP selfie camera on the front. Other features include AR stickers, AI-based beautify mode, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 4K video recording, Face Unlock, Fingerprint sensor and dedicated microSD card slot.
Vivo V9 specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 626 SoC | RAM: up to 4GB | Storage: up to 64GB | Software: Android 8.0 | Rear camera: 16MP+5MP | Front camera: 24MP | Battery: 3260mAh
15. Oppo F7
Not only Vivo but it’s sister company Oppo has also launched its own display notch handset – the Oppo F7.
All Oppo F7 Specs were already out ahead of its launch. The next-gen selfie-expert houses the selfie camera in the notch and flaunt a staggering screen-to-body ratio. The chin makes the broadest strip of bezel on this phone. It is world’s first phone to rock the 12nm process based MediaTek Helio P60 chipset as well.
Oppo F7 specs
Display: 6.23-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Helio P60 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 8.0 | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 25MP | Battery: 3400mAh
16. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Review) isn’t a particularly exciting phone for its price, but if you are smitten by the notch trend, it’s a more affordable alternative to Redmi Note 5 Pro that you can surely consider.
The handset is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset, has the same dual rear cameras as on Redmi Note 5 Pro, and houses a long-lasting battery.
Redmi 6 Pro specs
Display: 5.84-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Software: Android 8.1 Oreo | Rear camera: 12MP+5MP | Front camera: 5MP | Battery: 4000mAh
Best Notch Display phones under Rs. 10,000
Not many notch display phones are available under Rs 10,000, but they are coming thick and fast.
17. Realme 2
Realme 2 is powered by Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor paired with up to up to 3GB/4GB RAM and up to 32GB/64GB storage. The handset has a 6.2-inches notch-display with HD+ resolution.
The handset looks premium, has a massive 4230mAh battery, and dual rear cameras. Other features include Dual VoLTE support, Face Unlock, Fingerprint sensor, and Android 8.1 Oreo-based Color OS.
Realme 2 specs
Display: 6.2-inch HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 450 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Software: Android 8.1 Oreo | Rear camera: 13MP+2MP | Front camera: 8MP | Battery: 4230mAh
Best phones with 19:9 notch display
Notch has already gained acceptance. Reports claim that a staggering 300-million notch display phones will be shipped in 2018. We will keep adding relevant options to the list as they surface.
Here’s is the sum-up list of Best iPhone X Like Display Notch Phones In India
|Huawei P20 Pro / P20||64,999 / 53,164||Amazon|
|Huawei Nova 3||34,999||Amazon|
|LG G7 ThinQ / LG G7+ Thinq||35,990/44,990||Flipkart|
|Vivo V11 Pro||25,990||Amazon|
|Asus Zenfone 5Z||29,999||Flipkart|
|Oppo F9 Pro / Oppo F9||23,989||Paytm Mall|
|Huawei Nova 3i||20,990||Amazon|
|Nokia 6.1 Plus||15,999||Flipkart|
|Vivo V9||18,690||Tata Cliq|
|Oppo F7||19,390||Tata Cliq|
|Redmi 6 Pro||12,999||Amazon|