Glass with Class | How Smartphones are Redefining the Screen Experience


Not so long ago, curved edge smartphone displays used to be an exclusive feature to Samsung but now they are more common and we do see these swanky screens on smartphones from many other manufacturers.

A Good screen has become an important feature on flagships from several manufacturers, including OPPO, OnePlus and Huawei. So with that in mind, we take a look at the best phones with curved displays.

OPPO Reno 4Pro

The OPPO Reno4 Pro comes with 3D Curved Borderless Sense Screen with a 6.5-inch curved E3 Super AMOLED screen and resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The breath-taking single punch-hole display combined with a screen-to-body ratio of 92.01 percent ensures a seamless viewing experience, making the phone ideal for content creation as well as content consumption. The Reno4 Pro with its 3D Curved Borderless Sense Screen offers among the best viewing experience on a smartphone.

OPPO Find X2 Pro and Find X2

Second generation of Find X phones have no sliders or moving part. These are still powerful and pricey flagships, but they aren’t particularly distinct from numerous other SD 865 phones with curved displays. Both the Find X2 Pro and Find X2 have the same screen – 6.67-inches, curved edges, AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR 10+ compliant. The Pro variant has a periscope telephoto lens and higher water-resistance rating, but apart from these minor differences, the two are quite similar.

OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8

To justify its leap to truly premium price segment, OnePlus worked on improving the display on its phones. The 7 Pro (Review) was the first curved-display phone from the company, and this year, both of the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 have curved AMOLED screens with high-refresh-rate. OnePlus 8 Pro has a 2k display with 10-bit colors and 120Hz refresh rate.

This is a gorgeous HDR10+ compliant screen that currently has the best specs on paper. OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are both powered by Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. The Pro variant wireless charging, and IP68 dust and water resistance rating.

Motorola Edge+ and Moto Edge

Motorola Edge+ and Motorola Edge are solid phones powered by Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765G, respectively. Both phones have the same 6.7-inch Full HD+ display with curved side edges and an in-display camera. Only the Plus variant gets HDR10+ compliance, though. The Edge+ is more powerful and better of the two and has a 108MP main camera with 6K recording, but it’s also almost twice as expensive.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the first mainstream Huawei phone to launch without Google apps out of the box. It’s still pretty easy to sideload Google apps on the phone and Google has also pitched in to ensure that its services run fine on the handset. The Mate 30 Pro has what is now being popularly being referred to as waterfall display. As the name suggests, the display folds steeply and forms the side edges. The Mate 30 Pro is of course loaded with cool technology and is powered by Kirin 990 octa-core chipset. The handset has triple rear cameras and can shoot whopping 7680fps slow-motion videos!

Vivo X50 PRO

Vivo X50 Pro comes with a 6.56-inch curved AMOLED display with 90Hz high refresh rate support. The dual-SIM handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. The result is a phone that’s truly premium not only in appearance but also in how it feels in your hands. Vivo has done successfully with the X50 Pro is to give birth to a design that looks more refined.