Top 4 bezel less smartphone displays with higher screen to body ratio

by Karthik Iyer 3

Xiaomi has just launched a new smartphone today along with the Mi Note 2. It is called the Mi MIX. Don’t judge by the name; it is indeed a beautiful device to look at. Now, what is so special about the device you may ask? Well, it is the first bezel-less smartphone from the company. Yes, you read that right. It doesn’t have any bezels whatsoever on three sides of the display. This might not be new for many since there smartphones in the market already with such displays. And the best one to compare is the Sharp Aquos Crystal 2.

And now that we are talking about the bezel-less smartphones, let’s take a look at other offerings in the market as well that are available. As a matter of fact, there aren’t many devices with a bezel-less display that are available in the market. And the ones available are not quite popularly known. Hence we decided to give you our top 4 picks of smartphones with a bezel-less display on the front. And when we talk about the smartphone being bezel-less, it means that they have a high screen to body ratio.

Xiaomi Mi Mix

First of all, this list is in no particular order. And we had to mention the new Mi Mix smartphone from Xiaomi. Although we have seen a device like this before, but the built quality of this particular unit is exceptional. The smartphone is built out of ceramic, and it certainly screams quality. The display looks stunning as well with that 6.4″ size and 17:9 aspect ratio. And it is definitely worth mentioning that it is the first smartphone ever to have a screen to body ratio of 91.3-percent.

Talking about the specs of this smartphone, it comes with the new Snapdragon 821 processor which is clocked at 2.35GHz. It comes in two variants, i.e. a 4GB with 128GB internal storage and the other one with 6GB and 256GB of internal storage. Talking about the camera, we are looking at a 16MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP front facing shooter. If you doubt the looks of this device, then you can check out the hands-on video of this smartphone below –

Sharp Aquos Crystal Y2

This is yet another beautiful smartphone which sports the same design as that of the Mi MIX. But unlike the Mi Mix, this one has a smaller display which is of 5.2″ in size. It is only an HD display, but it certainly looks gorgeous, no doubt about that. And it is safe to say that it is the first smartphone of it’s kind which sports a three-way bezel-less display from the sides. If you compare this one and the Mi Mix side-by-side, other than the smaller size and the build-quality, you will not notice any other difference since the display on both the devices looks great.

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Talking about the specs of this smartphone, it carries a mid-ranged specs with a Snapdragon 400 SoC which is a quad-core CPU. It packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage out of the box. In terms of the camera, we are looking at an 8MP rear facing camera and only a 2MP front facing one. As mentioned it sports only mid-ranged specs and is known better for its beautiful display.

Nubia Z11

Talking about the bezel-less smartphones, the Nubia Z11 also comes up top with others. Although it doesn’t sport a three-way bezel-less display like the other two, it comes with a beautiful 5.5″ display with no bezels on the sides whatsoever. And it has that 2.5D glass on top as well which gives it a nice feel ti use in the hand. Overall, the smartphone looks really good and feels exceptional in the hand while using it.

Nubia Z11 Launched

The Nubia Z11 comes with Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and 6GB of RAM. It has 128GB of internal storage that can be additionally expanded upto 200GB via MicroSD card slot. It has a 16MP IMX298 rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and PDAF for faster focusing. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery as well. There is also another variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Serendipity S7

The Serendipity S7 is yet another smartphone which was launched back in 2015 that comes with a bezel-less display. One of the thing that is worth mentioning about this smartphone is that it has a screen-to-body ratio of 86-percent, which is till very good considering other smartphones in the market right now. Again, just like the Nubia Z11, this one also doesn’t have a three-way bezel-less display, but the sides are almost edge-to-edge, which makes it a pleasure using it in hand. And as mentioned, the 86-percent screen to body ratio is still way better than the current flagship offering in the market.

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The Serendipity S7 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, and it is a 2.5D display, and it comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. It sports 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage out of the box for all your multi-media needs. In terms of the camera, we have a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter. This dual SIM smartphone supports 4G connectivity and is kept powered by a 2,600 mAh battery. With all the specs side, it looks really good with that bezel-less sides.

Well, that was our top 4 smartphone picks with a bezel-less display that have a high screen to body ratios. This is definitely the start, and we will see more like this in the future as well. Once more and more manufacturers get onboard, we will see a lot more of them in the future. And who knows, maybe the future Galaxy or iPhones will come with a bezel-less display as well. Stay tuned for more such.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Bezelless displays looks amazing! But the current trend is 2.5D glass, not many devices with curved 3D glass yet!!

    Recently there was a news of edgeless phone with low end specifications, just 3/4 days back here on this site.

    These are not popularly known because of the worldwide unavailability I guess! We don’t hear anything about the Nubia Z11 also after its launch!! :O

    I hope once they get good response, they will hit the global market.. 🙂

  • Vishal Giri

    that’s just amazing, but not even the Sharp Aquos Crystal Y2 can match the beauty of Mi Mix!!

  • Kulanath Kaushik

    Thanks for listing down the reasons…. Exactly those are the reason why anyone would buy the phone and I believe the brand is intelligent enough to gauge the need…. It is nostalgia and ‘need to disconnect’ why people will turn to this phone… It would be a symbol of that….