Everyone today wishes to hold a phone which has the highest screen to body ratio that means it should have lesser bezels. Although 2018 was supposed to be the year for bezel-less phones as the year is closing, we don’t have a true bezel-less phone as of yet.
But hope is still alive that the year 2019 might bring us few phones which could be called truly bezel-less. Let’s see what Samsung does with Galaxy S10 for shaving off the extra edges.
However, we have compiled a list of smartphones that have the highest screen to body ratio, and we will keep updating it sooner we get to know about a newer phone.
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Huawei Mate 20
Screen to Body Ratio: 88%
This year Huawei is on the loose with its most premium flagships ever. The company earlier launched the Huawei mate 20 series that was thoughtfully designed for the power user. Huawei Mate 20, the youngest sibling in the series packs the highest screen to body ratio ever seen on the phone.
With a huge screen of 6.53 inches, the company managed to squeeze an 88% screen to body ratio. The handset comes at par with the best prevailing standards of manufacturing. Bearing an all-glass design on the back and a large display at the front, the phone is truly a manufacturing wonder.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Screen to Body Ratio: 87.9%
Huawei has topped the race for the ultimate bezel-less flagship with its most recent high-end device, Mate 20 pro. The device aces the competition with its jaw-dropping 87.9% screen to body ratio pushing the OPPO Find X down to the second position.
Though it has a huge notch at the top, Huawei Mate 20 Pro achieves such a high screen to body ratio because of its curved AMOLED panel that measures 6.39 inches.
Huawei has recently been focusing a lot on big screens with minimum bezels in all of its phones including the mid-range devices as well. Mate 20 pro, however, is a premium flagship and the company really pushed its limits in manufacturing this beauty. The phone also comes with 19.5:9 aspect ratio which makes it pretty handy to use despite its big screen size.
Oppo Find X
Screen to Body Ratio: 87%
Oppo has championed the bezel-less design thing with its latest Find flagship. Right now, there is no other smartphone in the industry with such high screen to body ratio. The phone comes with a 6.42-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.
The camera array is motorized, and it only rises when you tap the camera icon, taking 0.5 seconds to complete its journey. Once deployed, you have a 25-megapixel front-facing camera. Although the device weighs a bit heavy at 186 grams, still the unique design successfully distracts all the attention from its weight.
It’s a great innovative idea to achieve such a unique and beautiful design in a smartphone, but we are skeptical about the working of the motorized tray only because before this, smartphones were constructed in a single unit with no motorized parts. Will it bear the wear and tear? We will see.
Vivo Nex S
Screen to Body Ratio: 86.2%
Vivo Nex falls next to Oppo Find X regarding achieving an all screen design on a smartphone, the first stylish phone to achieve bezel-less screen with the help of motorized selfie camera and ditching the notch here. It’s an unconventional package, though it lacks water resistance just like the Oppo Find X.
The Vivo Nex boasts two things that even the Find X doesn’t have; an in-display fingerprint sensor and technology that uses the screen itself as a speaker. It is the first flagship phone from Vivo and has been extremely successful in its initial sales. Although the device has still ben launched in China, it became available on the company’s online store on 23rd June and was surprisingly sold out in just 4 hours.
Screen to Body Ratio: 85.6%
OnePlus has been turning heads in the industry for quite some time now. OnePlus 6T is the successor to the earlier launched OnePlus 6 that garnered a huge amount of appreciation. The 6T takes it one step further than its predecessor and has been unveiled with even more exciting features like the in-display sensor and a higher screen to body ratio thanks to the tiny waterdrop notch.
The camera on the phone is pretty much the same, however, the real change comes down to software. OnePlus 6T comes with improved HDR and portrait modes, a new studio lighting mode, and a Nightscape Mode.
Vivo V11 Pro
Screen to Body Ratio: 85.2%
Vivo V11 Pro, the new mid-range smartphone in the company’s V series pushed Essential PH-1 down in the list of smartphones with the highest screen to body ratio. Though the company claims it to have a 90% screen to body ratio, the smartphone comes with an 85.2% screen to body ratio according to GSMArena and is the closest device with an almost all-screen design.
The successor to the Vivo V9 comes with an iPhone X inspired notch at the top and minimum bezels at the sides and the bottom of the device. It is quite an upgrade from Vivo V7, the predecessor of Vivo V9. Vivo’s new smartphone is quite a looker if you are willing to look past the plastic body that comes with a metallic coating at the back.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Screen to Body Ratio: 85%
Competing in the latest trend of the highest screen to body ratio, Xiaomi has unleashed its latest Mi Mix 3 with a unique design. The phone comes with an all screen design without a notch and has a mechanical manual slider that reveals the front cam.
Unlike the motorized mechanism of Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex S, we like the manual one better because of its ease of usage. Other than a feverish design, Mi Mix 3 contains the most advanced specs to date which comprise of a Super AMOLED display, the high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset and the latest version of Android.
Screen to Body Ratio: 84.9%
Released back in 2017, Essential PH-1 still enjoys one of the leading positions in the highest screen to body ratio list. The smartphone has an approximately 84.9% screen to body ratio.
The smartphone was developed by Andy Rubin’s company who is also a co-creator of Android. Looking at the image above, we can see that there are very thin bezels on the sides and the top of the screen whereas the bottom has a comparatively larger bezel which serves no purpose at all, i.e., lacks any capacitive buttons or fingerprint scanner.
Contrary to the popular belief that Apple introduced the notch, actually PH-1 was the first phone that came up with the ingenious idea of inducing a notch in its display.
The design of Essential PH-1 again reminds us of major concern regarding the all-screen smartphone; where will the front camera go? Vivo Apex has taken a quite a new approach when it comes to this issue with the inclusion of a pop-up front camera in Vivo Apex, which is expected to make its debut later this year.
Honor Magic 2
Screen to Body Ratio: 84.8%
Honor Magic 2 is a premium device from Honor that comes with a suitable price tag. The highlight of this device is its unique design. It follows the footprints of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and comes with a mechanical slider. This type of design, though being modern, is also nostalgic and reminds us of older Nokia phones with sliders.
The device packs a huge 6.39-inches screen that is spread to almost all of the phone’s front. Features like Kirin 980, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 40W Quickcharge, and a triple rear camera setup makes Honor Magic 2 one of the best smartphones to buy today.
Vivo Nex Dual Display
Screen to Body Ratio: 84.7%
The latest extravagant offering from Vivo has caused massive ripples in the industry. It includes two screens, one on both sides. The phone itself is style statement just by the looks of it. Vivo got a step further and altogether removed the front camera to achieve a high screen to body ratio.
Looks, however, are not everything this phone has. It packs Snapdragon 845 paired with 10GB RAM and a 128GB storage. A triple camera setup graces the rear of the phone. The secondary display, at the back of the phone, also acts as the touch-pad for gaming and can be used to take selfies so not only does Vivo succeeded in making it irresistibly stylish but also undoubtedly powerful
Screen to Body Ratio: 84.4%
Big screens and bezel-less displays have been a hallmark of Honor lately. The company has successfully produced some of the most beautiful looking smartphones as well as performance packed devices such as the Honor Play.
Honor 8X is the latest offering, again in mid-range category, that houses Huawei’s all-new Kirin 710 processor. The company has truly put its back into the device and resultantly, has been able to produce a smartphone that has not only stunning looks but a decent performance too.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Screen to Body Ratio: 84.2%
Samsung introduced its Infinity Display again this year in its flagships devices. In the world of notched displays and similar looking smartphones, we cannot help to fall in love with the unique design developed by the South Korean smartphone maker.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with approximately 84.2% screen to body ratio which makes it a sight to behold. The curved infinity display hands down makes it a strong contender to win the best design title in 2018.
While we are talking about Samsung Galaxy S9+, it would be a grave injustice to snub the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones which boast approximately 83.6% and 83.2 percent screen to body ratio respectively. Both of these devices also come with the Infinity Display and thus are one of the leading smartphones in the highest screen to body ratio list.
Huawei Nova 3
Screen to Body Ratio: 84.2%
Dubbed as the new OnePlus 6 killer, Huawei Nova 3 is all anyone can really ask for. It shares not only the design language with the P20 Pro but also the internals as well and that too on a jaw-dropping price.
The device is powered by a flagship-grade processor Kirin 970 boosted by AI enhancement. The cameras on the phone are also AI enabled and can process the image accordingly with different scenarios.
Screen to Body Ratio: 84.0%
Selfie camera has always been the selling pitch of Oppo’s smartphones but this time its the rear camera that received a huge upgrade in the OPPO F9. The device sports dual camera setup on its rear, in contrast with its predecessor, OPPO F7 which had a single back camera setup.
OPPO F9 also has a revamped notch size which is one of the major appeals of the phone making it much smaller and keeping it from being more annoying. The company calls it a waterdrop notch and has been the first to introduce this design.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Screen to Body Ratio: 83.8%
Despite being the underdog, Xiaomi has risen to make some of the best phones we have recently seen. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is another phone that is making it to our list of phones with the highest screen to body ratio. Though the device hosts a bigger iPhone-like notch in a screen of 6.21 inches, it has managed to give out a high screen to body ratio of over 83% thanks to its slim and negligible side bezels and a relatively thin chin.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro houses the Snapdragon 845 along with 8GB RAM and 128GB RAM. Other interesting features of the phone include the in display fingerprint scanner and an infrared face ID.
|Smartphones||Ratio (%)||Screen Size||Aspect Ratio|
|Huawei Mate 20||88.0||6.53-inches||18.7:9|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro||87.9||6.39-inches||19.5:9|
|Oppo Find X||87.0||6.42-inches||19.5:9|
|Vivo Nex S||86.2||6.59-inches||19.3:9|
|Vivo V11 Pro||85.2||6.41-inches||19.5:9|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 3||85.0||6.39-inches||19.5:9|
|Honor Magic 2||84.8||6.39-inches||19.5:9|
|Vivo Nex Dual Display||84.7||6.39-inches||19.5:9|
|Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus||84.2||6.2-inches||18.5:9|
|Huawei Nova 3||84.2||6.3-inches||19.5:9|
|Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro||83.8||6.21-inches||18.7:9|