Netflix and Amazon Prime are revolutionizing the source of media consumption for cinephiles across the globe, at least amongst the urban population. They cater their booming subscribers with the exclusive quality content catalog, which is what makes them immensely popular. Speaking of quality, HDR or High Dynamic Range is a display standard that both these Media juggernauts offer. So, let’s see what does it mean technically and practically. Read to know whether your mobile phone supports HDR, and precisely HDR10 content.

HDR10: What does it mean?

It all started with HDR and now we have various terminologies like HDR10, HDR10+ (introduced by Samsung), DOLBY Vision, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma). HDR is the display’s ability to project bright highlights and dark shadows accurately. This, in turn, helps you to immerse yourself into a wide gamut of colors on your smartphone display.

HDR10 is an open-source format, developed by UHD alliance, that is currently more widespread. If your phone supports HDR content, then it can play HDR10. Technically speaking, HDR10 currently supports up to 4,000 nits peak brightness, with 10-bit color depth.

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How to Stream HDR10 content on Netflix on Phone?

Streaming Netflix in HDR requires Netflix app version 5.0 or above for Android.

To stream in HDR, you will need:

  • A phone that has a Dolby Vision or HDR10 compatible display and chipset.
  • A 4 Screen Netflix plan. You can check which plan you’re currently on at Netflix.com/ChangePlan.
  • A steady internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or higher.
  • The streaming quality set to High.

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HDR10 vs. HDR10+ vs. Dolby Vision: Comparison of different display formats

FormatsHDR10Dolby VisionHDR10+
Peak Brightness4,000 nits10,000 nits4,000 nits
Color Depth10-bit12-bit10-bit
Meta-dataStaticDynamic/ Frame by FrameDynamic/ Frame by Frame
LicenseOpen-sourceProprietorialOpen-source

Dolby Vision outruns the other two as its more future-proof with more peak brightness levels and color-depth. Moreover, it’s dynamic meta-data is created by hand by colorists and editors at the movie studio, while for HDR 10+, its metadata is created an upscaling algorithm. In the future, Dolby Vision would be ready to match the standards, while the other two would fail then.

Phones complaint with Dolby Vision includes the iPhone 11 series, Samsung Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy foldable phones, LG G6, OnePlus 8 Pro, and Google Pixel 4 phones. However, some of these HDR mobile devices are also certified for Dolby Vision. With a software patch from Dolby, most of these HDR 10 devices can become Dolby Vision ready.

Unlike Netflix, Amazon doesn’t share a list of supported devices. We would test and update the following list for more new devices. You could also share any device that has missed the list. The comments section welcomes your valuable contribution.

HDR10 Compatible Devices

PhoneResolutionDisplay Type
OnePlus 71080 x 2340AMOLED
OnePlus 7 Pro1440 x 3040AMOLED
OnePlus 7T1080 x 2400AMOLED
OnePlus 7T Pro1440 x 3120AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus1440 x 2960Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Plus/S10 5G1440 x 3040Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy S10e1080 x 2280Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite1080 x 2400Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy S201440 x 3200Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy S20+1440 x 3200Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra1440 x 3200Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Note 81440 x 2960Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Note 91440 x 2960Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Note 101080 x 2280Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+1440 x 3040Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 1440 x 3088Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Fold1536 x 2152Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G1768 x 2208 Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip1080 x 2636Dynamic AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Tab S31536 x 2048Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Tab S41600 x 2560Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Tab S61600 x 2560Super AMOLED
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+1752 x 2800Super AMOLED
Xiaomi Mi 9T1080 x 2340AMOLED
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite1080 x 2340AMOLED
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro1080 x 2340AMOLED
Xiaomi Mi 101080 x 2340AMOLED
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G1080 x 2340AMOLED
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro1080 x 2340AMOLED
Xiaomi Redmi K201080 x 2340AMOLED
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro1080 x 2340AMOLED
Asus ROG II1080 x 2340AMOLED
Asus 6Z1080 x 2340LCD
Google Pixel 3 XL1440 x 2960P-OLED
Google Pixel 31080 x 2160P-OLED
Google Pixel 41440 x 2560AMOLED
Google Pixel 4XL1440 x 3040OLED
Google Pixel 4a1080 x 2340OLED
Huawei Mate 20 Pro1440 x 3120AMOLED
Huawei Mate 201080 x 2244IPS LCD
Huawei Mate 10/ 10 Pro1080 x 2160AMOLED
Huawei P201080 x 2244IPS LCD
Huawei P301080 x 2340OLED
Huawei P30 Pro1080 x 2340OLED
Honor 101080 x 2280IPS LCD
Honor Play1080 x 2340IPS LCD
LG G61440 x 2880IPS LCD
LG G7/G7 One/Q9 One1440 x 3120IPS LCD
LG X5720 x 1280IPS LCD
LG V401440 x 3120P-OLED
LG V35 ThinQ1440 x 2880OLED
LG V301440 x 2880OLED
Oppo Find X21440 x 3168OLED
Oppo Find X2 Pro1440 x 3168OLED
Razer Phone 1/21440 x 2560IPS LCD
Sony Xperia XZ31440 x 2880P-OLED
Sony Xperia XZ21080 x 2160IPS LCD
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium3840 x 2160IPS LCD
Sony Xperia XZ11080 x 1920IPS LCD
Sony Xperia XZ Premium3840 x 2160IPS LCD
Sony Xperia 1 (2019)1644 x 3840OLED
Sony Xperia 1 II (2020)1644 x 3840OLED
TCL 10L 1080 x 2340IPS LCD
TCL 10 Pro1080 x 2340AMOLED
Razer Phone1440 x 2560IPS LCD
Razer Phone 21440 x 2560IPS LCD

iPad Pro 2nd generation or higher and iPhone 8 or higher supports Dolby Vision, which is more or less HDR10.

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