Jun 8, 2018

Best Bezel-Less Phones in the Philippines 2018

Unless you're living under a rock or still planning to stick with your flip phones, the smartphone industry now is besieged with an array of bezel-less smartphones, from the groundbreaking flagship iterations to even the budget-friendly offerings as of late. All thanks to the game-changing release of the Xiaomi Mi MIX, its rivals have now gotten accustomed to this kind of display with even some of them finishing these variants with a notch.

And with the onslaught of bezel-less smartphones now taking charge without any hint of stopping, most consumers are only given two choices: to either go with it or rise against the trend. Of course, one doesn't want to go with the latter or one might end up not experiencing what technology has to offer.

This article should help you identify the most bezel-less smartphones that are making the rounds on the web now. And to aid you on narrowing down this choice, I've categorized them based on their screen-to-body ratios. Without dilly-dallying, here now are the best bezel-less smartphones in the Philippines:

Screen-To-Body Ratio: 80-82%

19. HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Lite

HUAWEI's 2018 flagship iterations have again wowed its loyal consumers with the release of the HUAWEI P20 and the HUAWEI P20 Lite. Both catering to a variety of users, the company's trademark top-of-the-line specifications have all been enhanced with the units' magnificent 80.0% screen-to-body display. Powered by proprietary Kirin chipsets, the newest variants from the series come with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box.

HUAWEI P20

HUAWEI P20

Lowest Price in the Philippines P29,850

Display Size5.8 inches
ResolutionFHD 1080 x 2244 pixels
OS verEMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 (Oreo))
CPUHisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Speed2.4 GHz & 1.8 GHz
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD card expansion slot (256GB)
RAM4GB
Main Camera20 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera24 MP
Batterynon-removable 3400mAh
Dimensions149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm
Weight165 g
ColorBlack, Pink Gold, Champagne Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight

HUAWEI P20 Lite (nova 3e)

HUAWEI P20 Lite (nova 3e)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P14,294.27

Display Size5.8 inches
ResolutionFHD 1080 x 2244 pixels
OS verEMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 (Oreo))
CPUHisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Speed2.4 GHz & 1.8 GHz
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD card expansion slot (256GB)
RAM4GB
Main Camera20 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera24 MP
Batterynon-removable 3400mAh
Dimensions149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm
Weight165 g
ColorBlack, Pink Gold, Champagne Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight

18. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

The MIX series from tech innovator Xiaomi has truly come a long way. The popularity of this handset has long since birthed two formidable successors, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. These versions, needless to say, have equally made the line-up even more groundbreaking. Featuring 80.8% and 81.9% screen-to-body ratios respectively, these smartphones are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and 845 and coupled with 6 and 8GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Lowest Price in the Philippines P18,668.06

Display Size5.99 inches
Resolution2160 x 1080
OS verMIUI 9 ( Android 7.1 )
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
CPU Speed2.45 GHz + 1.9 GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StorageNo
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera12 MP
Front Camera5 MP
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh(typ) / 3300mAh(min)
Dimensions151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm
Weight185 g
ColorBlack, Ceramic Black, White

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

Lowest Price in the Philippines P26,000

Display Size5.99 inches
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
OS verMIUI 9.5 (Android 8.0 (Oreo))
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845
CPU Speed1.8 GHz + 2.8 GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StorageNo
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main CameraDual 12 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3400mAh
Dimensions150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm
Weight189 g
ColorBlack, White

17. Nokia X6 and Nokia 8 Sirocco

If there is one thing that is evident from the recently-released Nokia handsets, it is that the HMD Global offerings are all determined to rejuvenate this once-almighty brand. This is evidenced by its entries in our list, the Nokia X6 and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Housed with a glorious 80.4% screen-to-body ration, this handset packs a 5.8-inch full HD+ display along with an unmistakable notch. It is powered by Snapdragon 636 and supported by a decent 3,060mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the Nokia 8 Sirocco majestic 81.1% screen-to-body ratio is more pronounced by its 5.5-inch P-OLED always-on-display that is made more secure by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Other inclusions are a USB Type-C support and a 3,260mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0.

Nokia X6

Nokia X6

Lowest Price in the Philippines P22,935.16

Display Size5.8 inches
ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2280 pixel, 19:9 aspect ratio
OS verAndroid 8.1 Oreo
CPUQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Storage32GB, 64GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 256GB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery3060mAh
Dimensions147.2 x 71 x 8.6mm
ColorBlack, Silver, Blue

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Lowest Price in the Philippines P31,585

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels
OS verAndroid 8 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core Adreno 540
CPU Speed1.9 GHz + 2.36 GHz
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
RAM6GB
Main Camera13 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3260mAh
Dimensions140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5 mm
ColorBlack

16. HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

Another product courtesy of HUAWEI's commitment to impressive smartphone engineering is the recently-launched HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro. The bezel-less offerings aside, the Mate 10 Pro handset is powered by some of the very first chipsets in the business, the Kirin 970. HUAWEI also upped the competition by ensuring that this device is duly powered accordingly, a massive 4,000mAh battery in tow.

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

Lowest Price in the Philippines P29,990

Display Size6 inches
Resolution2160 x 1080 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 6.0
CPUOcta-core (4x2.4GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8GHz Cortex-A53) Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 970
CPU Speed2.36 GHz + 1.8 GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 256GB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main CameraDual 20MP + 12MP
Front Camera8MP
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000mAh
Dimensions74.5 x 154.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight178 g
ColorTitanium Grey, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Mocha Brown

15. LG V30

Perhaps the most audio-centric device on our list is the LG V30. But for those who also happen to enjoy staring at their phones profusely for entertainment purposes, the same device promises to bring this experience to new heights. With its 81.2% screen-to-body offering, users are in for a treat. The LG V30 is an OLED paneled 6-inch phablet that is powered by Snapdragon 835 and a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery.

LG V30

LG V30

Lowest Price in the Philippines P21,819.39

Display Size6 inches
ResolutionQHD+ 1440 x 2880 pixels
OS verLG UX 6.0+ Android 7.1 (Nougat)
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
CPU Speed2.45 GHz & 1.9 GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD 256GB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main CameraDual 16 MP (f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, laser & phase detection autofocus) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), LED flash
Front Camera5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Dimensions151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)
Weight158 g
ColorMatte Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue

14. vernee MIX 2

Another Chinese smartphone brand on the rise is vernee. For the uninitiated of its latest technological wonders, take a look at the vernee MIX 2. The competitive bezel-less phone from this rookie is clearly taking some pages from frontrunners nowadays and took it up a notch with its dual-glass design and full HD+ 18:9 display. This Android-bearing smartphone is powered by Helio P25 and boasts of a dual-rear-camera setup.

vernee MIX 2

vernee MIX 2

Lowest Price in the Philippines P8,000.29

Display Size6 inches
ResolutionFHD+ 2160 x 1080
OS verAndroid 7.0
CPUHelio P25 Octa core
Storage64GB
External Storageexpandable up to 128GB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera13 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery4200mAh
Dimensions157.8 x 76.2 (hw)
Weight195 g with battery
ColorBlack, Blue

13. HUAWEI P20 Pro

The HUAWEI P20 series' premium iteration, the HUAWEI P20 Pro is a bespoke piece of technology that epitomizes that brand's aggressive take on bringing just about everything in a smartphone. It comes with a massive 6.1-inch OLED full HD display (with 82.0% screen-to-body ratio) that is finished with an unmistakable notch. Further to its glory is its cutting-edge triple-rear-camera set up that boasts of 40-megapixel, 20MP, and 8MP sensors. And with its 24MP front-facing camera? It's safe to say that the game is over.

HUAWEI P20 Pro

HUAWEI P20 Pro

Lowest Price in the Philippines P38,617.31

Display Size6.1 inches
ResolutionFHD 1080 x 2244 pixels
OS verEMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 (Oreo))
CPUHisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Speed2.4 GHz & 1.8 GHz
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD card expansion slot (256GB)
RAM6GB
Main Camera40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP
Front Camera24 MP
Battery4000mAh
Dimensions155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm
Weight180 g
ColorBlack, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight

Screen-To-Body Ratio 82.1 to 84.0%

12. OPPO F7

There is much to be experienced from the OPPO F7, apart from its ambitious screen-to-body ratio offering. True to its brand's revolutionary take on smartphones lately, the OPPO F7 sports a gorgeous 6.23-inch Super Full Screen display panel with a notch, no less. The Android phablet also features a killer 25-megapixel front-facing camera which has now been delighting the selfie enthusiasts globally. And if that isn't enough, a voluminous amount of selfie enhancements is also ladled into the smartphone. These include AI selfie, AI Beauty Technology 2.0, and the real-time HDR modes.

OPPO F7

OPPO F7

Lowest Price in the Philippines P16,799

Display Size6.23 inches
Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
OS verColorOS 5.0, based on Android 8.1 Oreo
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 Octa-core 4 x Cortex-A73 & 4 x Cortex-A53, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
CPU Speed2.0GHz + 2.0GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera16 MP, f/1.8
Front Camera25 MP, f/2.0
Battery3400 mAh (typical) 3300 mAh (min)
Dimensions156 x 75.3 x 7.8 mm (hwt)
Weight158 g with battery
ColorDiamond Black, Moonlight Silver, Solar Red

11. LG G7 ThinQ

The recently-unwrapped LG G7 ThinQ comes is unapologetically an all-rounder. Its bezel-less offering aside, the South Korean company's take on the battle of the bezel-less is winning in virtually all aspects, display-wise. From its high PPI density offering to Dolby Vision feature down to its Always-On Display, its clear that this variant is indefatigable in this department. The same thing can be said with the device's camera features which are essentially killing the game now.

LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ

Lowest Price in the Philippines P39,210

Display Size6.1 inches
Resolution1440 x 2880 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
OS verAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
CPU Speed2.8GHz & 1.7GHz
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 400GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera16MP + 16MP
Front Camera8MP
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3000mAh
Dimensions153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
Weight162g
ColorNew Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray, Raspberry Rose, New Moroccan Blue

10. iPhone X

The one that started the "notch" revolution, the iPhone X's reign on the bezel-less competition is a no-brainer. Sporting an 82.9% screen-to-body ratio, Apple's latest flagship iteration has a delicate yet superb all-new glass design that is dignified by its proprietary 5.8-inch Super Retina screen. Topping these all off are the device's A11 Bionic chip, a vertically-aligned dual cameras, and a Face ID recognition technology that is now gaining a momentum as the next trend for a security feature.

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

Lowest Price in the Philippines P53,300

Display Size5.80 inches
Resolution2436 x 1125 (Super Retina HD)
OS veriOS 11
CPUA11 Bionic 64bit Hexa-core
Storage64GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM3GB
Main Camera12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Front Camera7 MP
Battery2,716mAh Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery Talk time (wireless):Up to 21 hours Internet use:Up to 12 hours Video playback (wireless):Up to 13 hours Audio playback (wireless):Up to 60 hours
Dimensions143.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 7.7 mm
Weight174 g
ColorSpace Gray, Silver

9. HUAWEI nova 2i

The budget-friendly, midrange killer is also no stranger in the bezel-less region. Right off the bat, this smartphone's almost endless display should make your head turn. But it's not just that, the device's internal offerings are likewise off-the-charts. This 5.9-inch beauty is laden with an FHD resolution and generated by the proprietary Kirin 659. Oh, and did I also mention that it comes with a dual-rear camera and front-facing camera? If this isn't a knock-out, I don't know what is.

HUAWEI nova 2i (Mate 10 lite/ Maimang 6)

HUAWEI nova 2i (Mate 10 lite/ Maimang 6)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P12,200

Display Size5.9 inches
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
OS verAndroid7.0 + EMUI5.1
CPUHUAWEI Kirin 659 Octa-Core (4xCortex-A53 2.36GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7GHz)
CPU Speed2.36GHz + 1.7GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 128GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP + 2MP
Battery3340mAh
Dimensions156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5mm
Weight164g
ColorGraphite Black, Prestige Gold, Aurora Blue

8. Samsung Galaxy Note8

Our list would have been rendered futile if the premier phablet monster from the leading South Korean smartphone maker isn't included. From the get-go, its divine 83.2% screen-to-body ratio display is an evident feature and reason as to why Samsung is still reigning in the phablet category. The latest flagship entry from the Note series boasts of a highly-secure Biometric authentication system and a Samsung Knox feature that are both a knock out.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Lowest Price in the Philippines P34,660

Display Size6.3 inches
ResolutionQuad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440) 521 ppi
OS verGrace UX UI with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
CPUOcta-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor *May differ by country and carrier.
CPU Speed2.35GHz + 1.9GHz / 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
RAM6GB
Main Camera12 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera8 MP F1.7 aperture
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300mAh MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 47 hrs MP3 playback (AOD off): up to 74 hrs Video playback: up to 16 hrs Talk time: up to 22 hrs Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hrs Internet use (3G): up to 12 hrs Internet use (4G): up to 13 hrs *Data based on devices released in Europe. Actual results may vary depending on usage and environmental factors.
Dimensions162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight195 g
ColorMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Pink, Maple Gold, Deepsea Blue

7. ASUS ZenFone 5 and ASUS ZenFone 5Z

In the aesthetics department, ASUS has always been ahead of the game. The company has shown no stopping with its recent flagship offerings, the ASUS ZenFone 5 and the ASUS ZenFone 5Z. Both coming with a fluid 83.6 screen-to-body ratio, these iterations are even more generous with their platform offerings. They are generated by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 845 respectively with a dual-camera setup to boot.

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL

Lowest Price in the Philippines P18,599

Display Size6.2 inches
Resolutionfull HD+ 1080 x 2246 pixels
OS verZenUI 5.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
CPUQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa-core Kryo 260 Adreno 509
Storage64GB
External Storageup to 2TB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera12 MP + unknown MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3300mAh
Dimensions153 x 7.85 x 75.65 mm
Weight155 g
ColorMeteor Silver, Midnight Blue
ASUS ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL

ASUS ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL

Lowest Price in the Philippines P28,695.75

Display Size6.2 inches
Resolutionfull HD+ 1080 x 2246 pixels
OS verZenUI 5.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
CPUQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 845 Adreno 630
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External Storageup to 2TB
RAM6GB, 8GB, 4GB
Main Camera12MP + 8MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery3300mAh
Dimensions153 x 7.85 x 75.65 mm
Weight155 g
ColorMeteor Silver, Midnight Blue

6. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+

Naturally, Samsung's previous flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ would have found their way on this list, one way or another. Along with their ever-thinning bezels, the brand's unmistakable edge-to-edge display has only made these iterations even more of a visual treat. Equally noteworthy is what's inside these phablets – the iris-scanning security feature, the world's first 10nm processor, Siri's counterpart Bixby, and the crisp camera sensors.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Lowest Price in the Philippines P26,950

Display Size5.8 inches
Resolution2960 x 1440 pixels
OS verAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)
CPUOcta-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor *May differ by country and carrier.
CPU Speed2.3GHz + 1.7GHz / 2.35GHz + 1.9GHz
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
RAM4GB
Main Camera12 MP Dual Pixel OIS (F1.7)
Front Camera8 MP AF (F1.7)
Battery3000mAh MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 44 hrs MP3 playback (AOD OFF): up to 67 hrs Video playback: up to 16 hrs Talk time: up to 20 hrs Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hrs Internet use (3G): up to 11 hrs Internet use (4G): up to 12 hrs
Dimensions148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm
Weight155 g
ColorMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Rose Pink, Maple Gold, Coral Blue
Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Lowest Price in the Philippines P28,490

Display Size6.2 inches
Resolution2960 x 1440 pixels
OS verAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)
CPUOcta-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor *May differ by country and carrier.
CPU Speed2.3GHz + 1.7GHz / 2.35GHz + 1.9GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StorageUp to 256GB via microSD (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model Up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera12 MP Dual Pixel OIS (F1.7)
Front Camera8 MP AF (F1.7)
Battery3500mAh MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 50 hrs MP3 playback (AOD OFF): up to 78 hrs Video playback: up to 18 hrs Talk time: up to 24 hrs Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 15 hrs Internet use (3G): up to 13 hrs Internet use (4G): up to 15 hrs
Dimensions159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm.
Weight173 g
ColorMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Red, Rose Pink, Maple Gold, Coral Blue

5. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung's reimagined camera sensors on its latest, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are not the only innovative features by which its loyal consumers are raving about. The even more fluid bezel-less display is equally noteworthy, and for some, revolutionary. Meanwhile, both flagships house the much-improved Intelligent Scan which effectively combines its iris scanning technology and face recognition, making its unlocking system simple, even in low light.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

Lowest Price in the Philippines P32,400

Display Size5.8 inches
ResolutionQuad HD+ 2960x1440 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 Oreo
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Eynos 9810
CPU Speed2.8 GHz & 1.7 GHz & 2.7 GHz
Storage64GB
External Storageup to 400GB via microSD
RAM4GB
Main Camera12 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3000 mAh
Dimensions147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight163 g
ColorMidnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Lowest Price in the Philippines P38,500

Display Size6.2 inches
Resolution2960x1440 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 Oreo
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Eynos 9810
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StorageSingle SIM model: up to 400GB Dual SIM model: (Hybrid SIM slot)up to 400GB
RAM6GB
Main Camera12 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3500mAh
Dimensions158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight189 g
ColorMidnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple

4. OnePlus 6

It's amazing how the Chinese brand OnePlus has managed to go from releasing smartphones barely anyone from the mainstream had known about to leading one of the most talked-about events nowadays. Its OnePlus 6 is a testament as to how far this company has already reached. And with the phones' rich and impressive features such as the inclusion of Snapdragon 845, a massive 8GB RAM, and a competitive dual-camera setup, it's clear that OnePlus still has so much to tell.

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

Lowest Price in the Philippines P29,335.82

Display Size6.28 inches
Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio
OS verAndroid 8.1 (Oreo), Oxygen OS
CPUQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 octa-core
CPU Speed2.8GHz & 1.7GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StorageNo
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera16MP + 20MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery3300mAh
Dimensions155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8mm
Weight177g
ColorMidnight Black, Mirror Black, Sandstone White

Screen-To-Body Ratio: 84% and above

3. Sharp AQUOS S3

The Japanese tech giant Sharp has truly come a long way in innovating smartphones. Even in its homeland, the brand has managed to outperform, though slightly, its staunch competitor Sony. Its serious innovation can all be gleaned from the Sharp AQUOS S3's impressive 84.5% screen-to-body ratio and IGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The Android Oreo 8.0-laced phablet is powered by an efficient Snapdragon 630 and is supported by an enormous 6GB RAM.

Sharp AQUOS S3

Sharp AQUOS S3

Lowest Price in the Philippines ---

Display Size6 inches
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio
OS verAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 630
CPU Speed2.2 GHz
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
RAM6GB
Main Camera12MP + 13MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery3200mAh battery
Dimensions148.2 x 74.2 x 8mm
Weight165.4g
ColorObsidian Black, Gold, Blue

2. Vivo V9

Vivo has officially nailed the competition when it launched the revered Vivo V9. The splendid 85.2% screen-to-body ratio aside, the smartphone is also packed with top-of-the-line offerings, ranging from the reliable Snapdragon 626 and more-than-decent 4GB RAM. And as to be expected with Vivo, the selfie business reached a new height when it came with a 24-megapixel front-facing camera. It's currently retailed at an unbelievable price tag of PHP16,800.

Vivo V9

Vivo V9

Lowest Price in the Philippines P16,850

Display Size6.3 inches
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels IPS Capacitive Touch Screen /incell
OS verAndroid 8.1 Oreo with FunTouch OS 4.0
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 626 Octa-core
CPU Speed2.2 GHz
Storage64GB
External StorageMicroSD up to 256GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera16 MP + 5 MP, (f/2.0), LED Flash
Front Camera24 MP, (f/2.0)
BatteryLi-lon 3260mAh
Dimensions154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mm
Weight150 g
ColorPearl Black, Velvet Red, Gold, Blue

1. Bluboo S1

In an unexpected turn of things bezel-less, our top entry in this segment didn't come from frontrunners like Xiaomi and Vivo. No, the near bezel-less alternative on the market today is the Bluboo S1. One of the many Chinese brands that are actively pushing new things in the competition now, Bluboo's entry boasts of a staggering 90.0% screen-to-body-ratio. The stylish phablet also comes with a DSLR-quality dual-camera setup, USB Type-C, and a fingerprint scanner. And with a $160 (around PHP8,000) price point, we are so not complaining.

BLUBOO S1

BLUBOO S1

Lowest Price in the Philippines P6,720.16

Display Size5.5 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
OS verAndroid 7.0 Nougat
CPUHelio P25 Octa core
CPU Speed2.5 GHz
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 256GB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera16 MP + 3 MP LED Flash
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3500mAh 5V/2A fast charging Stand by time: 350 hours
ColorBlack, White

Conclusion

These collated entries encompass all the buyers on the market now. Whether you're planning to sport a flagship, a budget-killer, or a mid-range bezel-less smartphone, this list should very well guide you in choosing the best one out of the bunch. Of course, one must be wary that your phone's performance doesn't only rely on how thin your unit's bezels are. No, it still boils down to your phone's hardware offerings. As such, it's only vital that you align your needs with your phone's specifications.

After that, you have the permission to obsess on just how gorgeous those bezels are working on your chosen smartphone.