Screen to body ratio on a smartphone screen recently turned into an important thing to consider when comparing smartphones.
It became more important after Apple released the iPhone X; being the industrial trendsetter, other smartphone brands made sure that every high-end smartphone they pushed out into the market must have its bezels reduced to the lowest possible.
The trend also started creeping into entry-level smartphones and will soon start showing up on lower-end mobile phones.
The bezel is the name given to the frame around a digital product’s display.
It was an important feature that was put into consideration when comparing TVs, and over the years television producing companies have been shading down on bezels.
Then, there came the mad rush on smartphones; while in the search for greater innovations to spice up mobile phone technology, smartphone producers started shading bezels too to create smartphones that are looking more innovative, while increasing the screen to body ratio.
In this post, I will show you the top smartphones with the highest screen to body ratio. The brands behind these smartphones implemented their increased screen to body ratio very well.
1. Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha
It is 2020 already and the race for a high screen-to-body ratio is being fueled by different brands.
For now, we await the overall king of this battle, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha with a 180% screen-to-body ratio to be released sometime before March 2020.
The 7.92 inch device is made up of almost all screen, Snapdragon 855+ Octacore Processor clocked at 2.96GHz, 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage and 108MP + 12 MP + 20MP cameras. There is no selfie shooter. A 4050mAh will power it.
We expect other phones to join in the battle for a 200% screen-to-body ratio very soon.
2. Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Being a premium smartphone and the most expensive of the Mate 30 series, it is only expected that this device will make this list. The Mate 30 RS Porsche Design stands tall at 6.53 inch and spots a whooping 94.1 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The smartphone dons OLED display panels and has an 1176 x 2400 resolution with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Other aspects of this phone’s display include a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 with dust and water resistance and leather finishing at the back.
The Mate 30 RS Porsche Design smartphone sports a HiSilicon Kirin octa-core Processor clocked at 2.86GHz, 512GB of inbuilt storage, 12GB of RAM space, and a 4500mAh battery with dual fast-charge capabilities. The quad rear cameras are 40MP + 8MP + 40 MP + 3D TOF, front selfie camera with 32MP + 3D TOF lenses. BUY IT ON AMAZON
3. Huawei Mate 30 Pro / Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 Pro 5G variant is next on this list. The device is part of the Mate Series and shows Huawei’s intention to dominate the screen-to-body ratio department.
The Mate 30 Pro which sports Gorilla Glass 6 protection on both sides of the phone has a 6.53 inch AMOLED panel. This pegs it at 94.1% screen-to-body ratio alongside the Porsche design. Screen resolution stands at 1176 x 2400 pixels with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9
Other aspects of the smartphone include the HiSilicon 990 octa-core processor clocked at 2.86GHz, 8GB of RAM space and 126GB, 256GB or 512GB storage space.
There is also the 4500mAh batteries with dual fast charge capabilities and quad rear cameras (40MP + 8MP + 40 MP + 3D TOF), front selfie camera with 32MP + 3D TOF lenses. BUY IT ON AMAZON
4. Vivo NEX 3 / Vivo NEX 3 5G
According to Vivo’s own measurement, this smartphone has a 99.6% screen-to-body ratio. Other calculations pegged it below the Huawei Mate 30 at 93.6%. This made possible by using a pop-up camera design and keeping the bezels to the barest minimum.
The screen-to-body ratio is even more impressive considering the size of the device which stands at 6.89 inches. This comes with a Super AMOLED panel with waterfall design, no side buttons, and a 1080 x 2256 pixel resolution. There is also Gorilla Glass protection available on the Vivo NEX 3.
As for the processor. you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor clocked at 2.96GHz, 12GB of RAM space, and 256GB of storage space. A 64MP + 13 MP + 13 MP triple rear camera is available and a 16MP front camera. There is also a 4500mAh battery with a 33W fast charge available.
5. Samsung Galaxy Note S10+ / Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
Samsung’s devices had always found their way into this category and the Galaxy Note 10+ has decided to keep the flag flying. The Samsung Galaxy Note S10+ also stands tall snd has a 6.8 inch AMOLED panel with both sides of the phone featuring Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a 91% screen-to-body ratio mark and 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution. The smartphone also comes with a quad rear camera setup with 12MP + 12 MP+ 16 MP +3D VGA lenses and 10 MP selfie camera.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.84GHz paired alongside 12GB of RAM space and 258GB or 512GB of storage space. It also comes with a 4300mAh battery with a 45W fast charge. BUY IT ON AMAZON
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 10/ Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G
Following the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ closely is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, its younger sibling. Like the 10+ this 6.3-inch device has Gorilla Glass 6 finishing on both sides of the phone.
The Galaxy Note 10 uses AMOLED display and has a 90.9% screen to body ratio with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio is 19:9. Running on Android 9 (with upgrades to Android 10 available) this device is controlled by the Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor.
The processor is clocked at 2.84GHz, with a triple rear camera setup consisting of 12MP + 12MP + 16 MP lenses and a 10MP selfie shooter. Also, the smartphone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space. A 3500 mAh battery provides juice for the phone. BUY IT ON AMAZON
7. Oppo Reno3 Pro
As one of the pioneers of the bezel-less revolution, it will be a shame not to have an Oppo device on this list. The Oppo Reno3 Pro comes in to deliver its unit with a 6.5 inch device that has a 89.7% screen-to-body ratio.
The Reno 3 Pro like other flagships uses AMOLED display and 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution with a 20:9 aspect ratio. There is a Gorilla Glass 5 finishing on both sides of the phone.
The 5G smartphone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor clocked at 2.4GHz. This is paired with 8GB of RAm space and 128GB of storage space or 12Gb of RAm space and 256GB of storage.
In the camera department, you get a quad rear camera setup consisting of 48MP + 13MP + 8 MO + 2 Mp lenses and a 32MP punch hole selfie camera. There is also a 4025 mAh battery with a 30W fast charge.
8. Samsung Galaxy S10+
The Samsung Galaxy S10 plus was released in February 2019 but only a few devices have managed to beat its 88.9% screen to body ratio mark.
Standing at 6.4 inch, this device has 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Camera specifications are triple rear 12MP + 12MP + 16MP lenses and a dual 10 MP + 8MP selfie shooter.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor sits in control with 2.84GHz clock speed and various storage options from 128GB ROM / 8GB RAM to 1TB ROM / 12GB RAM. There is also a 4100mAh battery with 15W fast charge. BUY IT ON AMAZON
9. Huawei P30 Pro
somehow it feels like this list is made for Huawei devices. The Huawei P30 Pro device has a 6.47 inch OLED display with an 88.6% screen-to-body ratio. Other display aspects include a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution.
The smartphone uses in-house HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa core processor clocked at 2.6GHz, alongside 6GB – 8GB of RAM space and storage options ranging between 128GB to 512GB
There is a quad rear camera setup consisting of 40MP + 8MP + 20MP + TOF 3D camera and a 32MP selfie camera. In the battery department, you get 4200mAh battery with a 40W fast charge capabilities. BUY IT ON AMAZON
10. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G also makes this list as the 6.67 inch smartphone with AMOLED display lands with an 88.5% screen-to-body ratio. This also includes the 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 3120 pixels resolutions.
The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.84GHz, and you get 6GB / 128GB, 8GB / 256GB, 12GB / 256GB memory options.
For capturing and preserving memories, you get a triple rear camera setup consisting of 48MP (wide), 8MP (telephoto), 16MP (ultrawide) sensors and a 16MP selfie sensor. Other perks include a 4000mAh battery and 30W fast charge.
11. Samsung Galaxy S10
The Galaxy S10 is also a worthy mention in this category as the 6.1 inch device also fights off competition from a lot of other brands. This device has 88.3% screen-to-body and 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio alongside the Gorilla Glass finishing.
Samsung used the Snapdragon 855 processor chip clocked at 2.84GHz, for memory the phone has 8GB of RAM space with 128 GB or 512GB storage options. There is a triple 12MP + 12 MP + 16 MP rear camera lenses, 10MP selfie lens, and a 3400mAh battery with 15W fast charge. BUY IT ON AMAZON
12. OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren
All three OnePlus devices feature almost the same designs and specifications hence they are added together. The three devices have a 6.67 inch AMOLED display with 88.1% screen-to-body ratio while aspect ratio stands at 19.5:9
All three devices have Gorilla glass protection. In the processor department, the 7T pro and 7tPro Maclaren uses the Snapdragon 855+ processor clocked at 2.96GHz while the 7T uses the Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.84GHz
Camera specifications for all 3 devices are 48MP + 8MP + 16MP triple rear shooters and 16MP Pop up selfie camera. There is also a 4000mAh battery on the 7T and 4085mAh on the other two devices.
13. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro features a 6.47 AMOLED display with Gorilla glass finishing. This display comes with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and has an 87.8% screen-to-body ratio.
It is powered by the Snapdragon 730G octa core chipset with speed clocked at 2.2GHz. In the memory department, there is 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The smartphone comes with quad camera setup featuring 108MP + 12 MP + 20 MP + 2 MP lenses while the selfie camera has a 32MP shooter.
Other perks include a 5260mAh battery with 35W fast charge. BUY IT ON AMAZON
14. Lenovo Z5 Pro GT
Despite being released in December 2018, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT smartphone is one of the few devices with a good screen-to-body resolution. The device has a 6.39 inch AMOLED display panel that occupies 88.5% of the phone’s body. The display specifications also includes 1080p x 2340pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
In the hardware and memory area, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor made with a 7nm fabrication process and clocked at 2.84GHz, and 8GB RAM, 128GB storage space or 12GB RAM, 512 GB storage options.
The device has a dual rear camera setup consisting of 16MP and 24 MP lenses while the selfie has a 16MP lens on a manual pop up camera.
The device has a non-removable 3350mAh battery with an 18W fast charge.
15. Huawei Mate 20
The Huawei Mate 20 is another device released in 2018 that still holds its ground in the screen-to-body department. The Mate 20 display has a 6.53 IPS LCD panel with an 88.0 screen-to-body ratio, a 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 aspect ratio.
The processor is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor clocked at a speed of 2.6GHz. RAM and storage options include 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage, 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage, 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage spaces.
The triple rear camera with 12 MP (wide), 8MP (telephoto), 16MP (ultrawide) lenses are good for capturing photographic memories while the selfie camera has a single 24MP shooter.
The Huawei Mate 20 has a 4000mAh battery with 22.5W fast-charge capabilities. BUY IT ON AMAZON
16. Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone follows the Huawei Mate 20 closely in this list. The smartphone has a 6.39 display panel with Gorilla Glass 5 protective finishing. The screen-to-body ratio of this device stands at 87.8% with a 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The Mate 20 Pro uses the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor with a maximum processing speed of 2.6GHz. The RAM and storage options available are 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, 8GB and 128GB, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The camera specifications include 4MP 9wide), 8MP (telephoto), 20MO (ultrawide) triple rear camera setup and 24MP selfie lenses.
A non-removable 4200 mAh battery with 40W (70% in 30 min) fast charge is available. BUY IT ON AMAZON
17. Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro smartphone has a nice design and a 6.47 inch AMOLED display panel, Gorilla Glass 5, an 87.8% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The Mi CC9 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa core chipset with speed clocked at 2.2GHz. Memory options available are 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 8GB RAm and 256GB storage
The camera specifications are insane as always as you get a 108MP wide sensor, 12MP telephoto, 5MP telephoto, 20MP ultrawide, 2MP macro camera lenses. The selfie camera consists of a single 32MP lens.
Xiaomi provides a 5260mAh battery alongside with 30W fast charge. BUY IT ON AMAZON
18. Xiaomi mi mix 2
The fastest rising smartphone vendor in China got this amazing offer rolling out with an 80.8 percent screen to body ratio.
The first Xiaomi mi mix was among the first phones to spot an end to end display its successor made a slight iteration, producing a more appealing display but with a screen to body ratio that’s lesser than its predecessor.
With its 5.99 inch screen, the aspect ratio is 18:9. A frame can be seen around the screen with a sizable bottom bezel that also houses the selfie camera. BUY IT ON AMAZON
19. Huawei Mate 10 pro
Huawei wasn’t that good with bezels right from, they’ve always tried to minimize their smartphone screen bezels right from the start. The Huawei Mate 10 pro also emphasized deeply on that.
The inch colourful AMOLED display that features an 80.9 percent screen to body ratio is cool but has a slight downside; it spots a lower screen resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 when compared to other smartphones that made it to this list.
The lower resolution was compensated with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and makes the resolution quite unnoticeable. A thin bezel at the top holds the speaker and the selfie camera while the thin bezel below holds the Huawei brand logo. It’s quite an impressive phone. Buy now on Amazon (aff).
20. LG V30 pro
LG did a great job with their G series line of phones, the G6 was a bomb, but while the V30 that followed was a bigger bomb, the pro version of it will blow your mind more.
With a screen to body ratio of 81.2 percent, the V30 Pro has made it to the top list of smartphones with the thinnest bezels and most increased screen to body ratio.
Samsung’s closest South Korean neighbours built the 6-inch display on the V30 Pro with a super OLED panel and with its screen resolution of 2,880 X 1,440 pixels, it boasts as one of the top smartphones with the sharpest display.
Just like the Samsung S8s, LG left behind tiny bezels at the top and button on the front-facing camera sensors, speaker and other notable sensors.
Finally, the LG V30 Pro has a screen finished with rounded corners and a gentle curve at each side. Buy V30 Pro on Amazon (aff).
21. Huawei Mate 10
This 5.9-inch display smartphone looks appealing to the eyes. Looks solid with its revolutionary design, the original Huawei mate 10 has an 81.7 percent screen to body ratio. The screen resolution is a 1440 x 2560 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio.
The bezels are slightly thick at the top and bottom; the top houses the speaker, selfie camera and other sensors while the bottom houses the home button. Buy now on Amazon (aff).
22. Apple iPhone X
One of the unique things that made iPhone X stand out and rocking was its incredible almost all-screen design. The 5.8-inch Oled panel with curved corners has the thinnest frames ever in the history of iPhones.
The indented notch at the top of the display also added a plus one the uniqueness of this device. iPhone X, parked with so many sensors including front-facing camera boasts of a screen to body ratio of 82.9 percent. Buy iPhone X on Amazon (aff).
23. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
While Samsung was so careful, cutting down on certain things so as not to produce another galaxy note 7 failure, they didn’t tamper with the note 8’s display.
Instead the 6.3-inch display on the note 8 spots 83.2 percent screen to body ratio and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Just like its cousins the galaxy S8/S8+, the not 8 has a slim bezel at the top and another at the bottom.
Here, Samsung ditched the home button, so the bottom bezel is empty. The fingerprint sensor was moved to the back.
The top bezel was crammed up with selfie camera, numerous sensors including the iris scanner, proximity sensor etc. Galaxy note 8 in available on Amazon (aff).
24. Samsung Galaxy S8+
The S8+ looks more appealing; smartphone analysts have crowned it the best-looking smartphone in the whole world.
The curved infinity display, the screen structure are still the same thing with its younger sibling and older brother S8 and Galaxy Note 8 respectively. Buy S8+ on Amazon (aff).
25. Samsung Galaxy S8
The 5.8 inches on the younger sibling to the S8+ stretched all the way to the sides, leaving behind just a slim bezel that’s barely noticeable and a slight curve could be seen, there is a thin bezel at the top and bottom which made the screen to body ratio result to 83.6%. Buy now on Amazon (aff).
26. Xiaomi Mi Mix
I wrote about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 above as a successor to this product. The Mi Mix 2 has a lower screen to body ratio than this offer which happened to be among the first smartphones to implement an edge to edge display.
The launch of this phone was so dramatic, before its lunch, Xiaomi claimed to be producing a smartphone with a 91.3 percent screen to body ratio but when the phone launched it happened to feature an 83.6 percent.
While still appealing because it’s basically among the highest, I still imagine what a 91.3 percent screen to body ratio would have looked like on this device.
One thing I don’t like about the phone is the fact that they sacrificed the selfie camera’s most effective position and brought it to the thick bottom bezel. Xiaomi still deserves credit for being among the smartphone brands spearheading the edge to edge display trend.
27. Essential PH-1
The Essential phone is a company created by Andy Rubin; one of Android’s co-creators. The Essential PH-1 has a screen to body ratio that is the closest man has ever gone in eliminating the bezels on a smartphone.
The Essential PH-1 has a screen to body ratio of 84.9% on a 5.71 inches display with a whopping 19:10 aspect ratio. This is the leading smartphone when it comes to screen to body ratio.
Essential Phone made an intelligent decision on this phone when they ran into problems with the location of the selfie camera, they ended up creating a notch at the top that will hold the only the camera. The notch ended up being surrounded by the phone’s display. Available on Amazon (aff).
28. Oppo Find X
Oppo really found their way to the top of the screen to body ratio charts when they decided to Find X and X was equal to 87.06 percent. This glossy beauty has absolutely no bezels and I must confess that Oppo is as daring as they are innovative.
The phone measuring 6.42 inch has AMOLED display and looks like a Samsung Galaxy clone with the curved screen and body.
Oppo uses a sliding mechanism that pops the whole top of the phone when you tap the camera icon, revealing the dual 16 + 20 MP rear cameras, and the 25 MP selfie snapper.
So at first glance, it may seem as if the phone has none. Oppo was able to achieve this ratio by ditching the fingerprint sensor for biometric face recognition though I still feel it may have been better if the fingerprint sensor was moved to the back. Available on Amazon (aff).
29. VIVO NEX S
Vivo new smartphone, the Nex S, brings in display designs that rival the Oppo Find X and even managed to add the fingerprint scanner. Measuring 6.59 inch, the device has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. It also uses the sliding mechanism to pop up the top of the phone to reveal the selfie camera.
Unlike Oppo, Vivo didn’t ditch the fingerprint Sensor but kept it under the display which made it more daring, innovative, fanciful and superb, along with the full top screen not having bezels thus giving the device the maximum screen size possible.
The phone also has a technology that uses the display itself as a speaker. The screen to body ratio is 86 percent.
30. VIVO NEX A
Like its older mate above, the Vivo Nex A does well in the screen to body ratio charts with 86 percent on a 6.59 inch device, The difference between the Nex A and Nex S is that the Nex A has a fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear of the phone while the Nex S is built under the display.
Doesn’t take anything away from it though as almost every other detail remains the same except for a few internal changes. Get it now on Amazon (aff).
31. LG V35 ThinQ
LG has always loved thin bezels so it wouldn’t be a surprise to find the LG V35 ThinQ on this list. An upgrade of the LG V30S, the 6 inch device has a high screen-to-body ratio of 81.21 %.
The device which is Sporting an OLED display also has an extremely high pixel density screen of 537 pixels per inch. The device does look appealing with the rounded edges in both display and designs. Buy now on Amazon (aff).
32. Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design is a great device to behold and has an excellent screen to body ratio. With a nice AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display and 1440 x 2880 resolution, the 6 inch device has an 83.93 percent screen to body ratio.
The curved screen helps promotes its edge to edge display and gives it a stylish look that befits a Porsche. Available on Amazon (aff).
33. LG G7 ThinQ
Here comes another LG device on this list. The LG G7 ThinQ has a notch at the top of the screen giving it enough space needed to achieve the 82.97 percent screen to body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
This smartphone is also one of the few devices with high pixels per inch at 563 ppi. For display, the device uses an IPS LCD instead of the OLED and has a rounded derivative design. Sold on Amazon (aff).
34. Asus ZenFone 5 and 5z
Asus joined the bandwagon of devices with the highest screen to body ratio when it dropped the ZenFone 5 and 5z.
Both devices Measuring 6.2 inch use the notch display design to achieve 83.6 percent screen to body ratio although the company insists that it is 90 percent.
Both devices also come with an FHD+ (1080 x 2280) resolution for some crisp imagery and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Get them on Amazon (aff).
35. Oppo F7
Oppo F7 is a 6.23-inch display device with a 1080 x 2280 resolution. The device uses a notch to get rid of bezels leaving it with 82.62 percent screen too body ratio with the aspect ratio weighing in at 19:9. Sold on Amazon (aff).
36. Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia is slowly and quietly establishing itself in the Android phone market and every now and then we get to see some of their amazing smartphones.
This phone manages to give us an 81.15 percent screen to body ratio on a 5.5 inch display though the aspect ratio is 16:9, and this makes me wonder what it would have been had the bezels been omitted.
The phone has P-OLED display technology and also 534 pixels per inch on its curved screen design. Buy now on Amazon (aff).
37. Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung has always been a big player in this game and the company’s flagship smartphone for 2018, and the Galaxy S9 wouldn’t miss out for anything.
The Galaxy S9 adopts the near bezel-less and infinity display that was present in its predecessors and leaves us with 84.36 percent screen to body ratio, which is not bad for a 5.8 inch device. Buy now on Amazon (aff).
38. Samsung Galaxy S9+
The Galaxy S9 plus like its brother above also makes the list. The 6.2 inch device uses super AMOLED display and also has the near bezel-less construction and immersive Infinity Display.
The screen to body ratio is 83.68 percent. Buy now on Amazon (aff).
39. OnePlus 6T
It will not do us any harm if we add OnePlus the number of phones above (smiles). OnePlus 6T A.K.A the flagships killer is another phone that befits the great list compiled.
The smart device, a tall, 6.3-inch smartphone has AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution, a 19:9 aspect and 83.81 percent screen to body ratio that nearly stretches edge to edge.
Sporting a nice look as it is made up of glass and metal design and notch display (which can be hidden), the device doesn’t lack in performance either as it was recently featured in the list of best-performing android phones for 2018. Buy it now on Amazon (aff).
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