The way we stream and consume content on our smartphones has completely changed now. Just 10 years ago, no one was interested in watching movies on their smartphones, and there were no OTT applications too. As soon as the pandemic hit, the scenario completely flipped as a lot of people resorted to watching their favorite shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other such platforms. These platforms cater to their booming audience with an exclusive quality content catalog.
However, the quality of the content is also a great deal these days. Most of the high-quality content is based on HDR or High Dynamic Range, which is nothing but a display standard. A major example of the same you would have seen at multiple places where smartphone-producing companies boast that their smartphone comes with HDR or HDR10 content support. In this article, we will get to know more about both types of display standards, along with a list of phones that support HDR 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 smartphones.
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
|Peak Brightness||4,000 nits||10,000 nits||4,000 nits|
|Meta-data||Static||Dynamic/ Frame by Frame||Dynamic/ Frame by Frame|
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
|OnePlus 7||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|OnePlus 7 Pro||1440 x 3040||AMOLED|
|OnePlus 7T||1080 x 2400||AMOLED|
|OnePlus 7T Pro||1440 x 3120||AMOLED|
|OnePlus 8||1080×2400||Fluid AMOLED|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||1440×3168||Fluid AMOLED|
|OnePlus 8T||1080×2400||Fluid AMOLED|
|OnePlus 9||1080×2400||Fluid AMOLED|
|OnePlus 9 Pro||1440×3216||Fluid AMOLED|
|OnePlus 10T||1080×2412||Fluid AMOLED|
|OnePlus 10 Pro||1440×3216||Fluid AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus||1440 x 2960||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Plus/S10 5G||1440 x 3040||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy S10e||1080 x 2280||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite||1080 x 2400||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy S20||1440 x 3200||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy S20+||1440 x 3200||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra||1440 x 3200||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||1440 x 2960||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9||1440 x 2960||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10||1080 x 2280||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10+||1440 x 3040||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G||1440 x 3088||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Fold||1536 x 2152||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G||1768 x 2208||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip||1080 x 2636||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S3||1536 x 2048||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S4||1600 x 2560||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S6||1600 x 2560||Super AMOLED|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+||1752 x 2800||Super AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Mi 9T||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Mi 10||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Asus ROG II||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Asus 6Z||1080 x 2340||LCD|
|Google Pixel 3 XL||1440 x 2960||P-OLED|
|Google Pixel 3||1080 x 2160||P-OLED|
|Google Pixel 4||1440 x 2560||AMOLED|
|Google Pixel 4XL||1440 x 3040||OLED|
|Google Pixel 4a||1080 x 2340||OLED|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro||1440 x 3120||AMOLED|
|Huawei Mate 20||1080 x 2244||IPS LCD|
|Huawei Mate 10/ 10 Pro||1080 x 2160||AMOLED|
|Huawei P20||1080 x 2244||IPS LCD|
|Huawei P30||1080 x 2340||OLED|
|Huawei P30 Pro||1080 x 2340||OLED|
|Honor 10||1080 x 2280||IPS LCD|
|Honor Play||1080 x 2340||IPS LCD|
|LG G6||1440 x 2880||IPS LCD|
|LG G7/G7 One/Q9 One||1440 x 3120||IPS LCD|
|LG X5||720 x 1280||IPS LCD|
|LG V40||1440 x 3120||P-OLED|
|LG V35 ThinQ||1440 x 2880||OLED|
|LG V30||1440 x 2880||OLED|
|Oppo Find X2||1440 x 3168||OLED|
|Oppo Find X2 Pro||1440 x 3168||OLED|
|Razer Phone 1/2||1440 x 2560||IPS LCD|
|Sony Xperia XZ3||1440 x 2880||P-OLED|
|Sony Xperia XZ2||1080 x 2160||IPS LCD|
|Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium||3840 x 2160||IPS LCD|
|Sony Xperia XZ1||1080 x 1920||IPS LCD|
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium||3840 x 2160||IPS LCD|
|Sony Xperia 1 (2019)||1644 x 3840||OLED|
|Sony Xperia 1 II (2020)||1644 x 3840||OLED|
|TCL 10L||1080 x 2340||IPS LCD|
|TCL 10 Pro||1080 x 2340||AMOLED|
|Razer Phone||1440 x 2560||IPS LCD|
|Razer Phone 2||1440 x 2560||IPS LCD|
iPad Pro 2nd generation or higher and iPhone 8 or higher supports Dolby Vision, which is more or less HDR10.
Does any realme phones support HDR Playback on Netflix and Prime?
oppo realme no .