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 push 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 T.Vs, 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 10 smartphones with the highest screen to body ratio. The brands behind these smartphones implemented their increased screen to body ratio very well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is still the same thing with its younger sibling and older brother S8 and Galaxy note 8 respectively.
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%
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.
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.