There is nothing wrong if we will call Apple a trendsetter. Apple has first introduced its smartphone with a technology termed as the notch. Day by day brands are increasing the Screen-to-body ratio of the smartphones due to which housing a camera module, an earpiece and sensors in the front has become a major issue. To solve this problem Apple came up with a solution to leave some space on the top of the display and it is now termed as a notch. Notch houses all necessary sensors, earpiece, and the Camera setup as well. Today, we are going to make a list of best Android smartphones with a display notch in 2018.
Coming back, This technology has provided an all-new direction to the Android smartphone industry. In a small period of time, we have witnessed a number of devices from various firms that acquire an iPhone X like Display notch. If you are looking for a new smartphone and specifically with a notch then you have landed at the right place.
In this article, we will be bunching several smartphones from various brands that come with a notch. This list will offer smartphones belonging to budget as well as flagship series, so buyers of all categories should consider going through the entire story.
Best Android smartphones with a Display Notch
Essential Phone founded by Andy Rubin was among the first few devices to offer a notch. The device comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835(64 bit) Octa-Core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. In the front, it packs a 5.7(inch) LCD Full HD+ Display with a resolution of 2560 x 1312 pixels along with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The device at present runs on Android Oreo and delivers a stock Android experience with zero bloatware.
In the Camera section there is a 13MP+13MP Dual-Camera setup in the rear with PDAF+Laser AF, Aperture f/1.85 and in the front, and 8MP shooter is there with Aperture f/2.2. For storage, it has 128GB of ROM which is non-expandable. Providing juice here is a 3040mAh battery and the omission of 3.5mm jack for audio might disappoint some users here. The device is available for a price tag of $599 on the Essential store.
Huawei P20-Series devices
Huawei has recently introduced its P20-Series of devices. P20 Pro is the first to house a barking Triple-Camera setup that can take images up to the whooping 40MP resolution. Huawei P20 Pro is superior to the P20. The device offers a crazy glass design which shows multiple colors, we have seen something like this for the first time. The display size is different on the P20 and P20 Pro but both devices possess a notch in the front.
The two devices run on a Hi-Silicon Kirin 970 Octa-Core processor coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM. Both devices are only available in 128GB ROM version which is more than enough. P20 Pro packs a more powerful 4000mAh battery compared to the 3400mAh battery on the P20. The two devices come backed by all the latest flagship hardware, similar to S9 devices P20 Pro offers 960fps Slo-mo videos as well.
Oppo R15-Series devices
A few days back Oppo has announced its latest devices in the market. The two devices come with up to date hardware. Oppo R15 Pro comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. On the other hand, Oppo R15 comes powered by a Mediatek Helio P60 Octa-Core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. The two devices house an identical 6.28(inch) Full View Display with a resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels and a notch on the top.
Both devices house a Dual-Camera setup in the rear which is capable of taking amazing portrait shots and in the front, a 20MP shooter is there for selfies. The design of the devices look somewhat inspired by the iPhone X. Oppo R15 Pro comes with a 3400mAh battery whereas the R15 houses a 3450mAh battery. The two devices come with Android Oreo out of the box.
Asus Zenfone 5 and 5Z
These are not the best devices from the house of Asus but undoubtedly are one of the best looking in the market. The devices look like any other high-end flagship smartphone and from the front, at first glance, one can mistakenly consider them as the iPhone X. The devices have an edge-to-edge display which looks futuristic and at the same time practical.
These devices were showcased at MWC 2018 and now are expected to soon make their way to the market. Zenfone 5 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor coupled with optional 4GB/6GB of RAM. On the other hand, Zenfone 5Z comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core top of the line chipset coupled with optional 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM. The Camera modules on the two are almost identical: A Dual 12MP+8MP rear Camera is there with EIS, OIS, Dual-Pixel AF and in the front an 8MP shooter is present.
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Vivo V9 is a budget segment smartphone but don’t underestimate its design as it can even outshine some flagships in terms of looks. The device possesses a notch in the front part and offers an enormous display. Vivo has recently launched it in the Indian market and the device is receiving a quite good response. It comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Octa-Core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.
In the front, it houses a 6.3(inch) Full HD+ IPS Display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. In the rear, a 16MP+5MP Dual-Camera is present whereas in the front a crazy 24MP selfie shooter is given. The device runs on a 3260mAh battery. The device here in India is retailing for a price of 22,990 INR.
From the front view, Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 look nearly identical, they share a lot of design elements being a part of same BBK subsidiary. The similarities end here as Oppo F7 comes powered by a Mediatek Helio P60 Octa-Core chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. In the front, a 6.23(inch) Full HD+ IPS Display with a resolution of 1080 x 2260 pixels and a notch is there on the upper part of the panel. The device looks up to date and impressive in terms of looks.
Almost all specs related information has appeared in leaks and rumors. OnePlus 6 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845(64 bit) Octa-Core processor coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU for Gaming. The device will be made available in three variants: 6GB RAM+64GB ROM, 8GB RAM+128GB ROM, and the top-end 8GB RAM+256GB ROM. The handset runs on Oxygen OS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. For your kind information the device has already received support for the Android P Beta, so one can easily enjoy the latest flavor of Android on it.
In the Camera segment, it offers a single 16MP rear snapper with Aperture f/1.8, PDAF while in the front a 25MP selfie shooter with Aperture f/2.0 is present. Oppo F7 offers 64GB/128GB ROM which can be further expanded via micro-SD card. The device runs on a satisfactory 3400mAh battery which will last you for a day at least.
These are some of the handsets that house a Display notch similar to the iPhone X. We may soon update this story as other devices like LG G7, OnePlus 6 are on the way and are expected to incorporate a notch as well. There are a lot of other Chinese OEM’s like Leagoo, Sharp, UMI which are offering there smartphone with a notch, however, here we have grouped the handsets which are easily available to purchase in multiple regions.