In this constantly updated guide, we will talk about the best smartphone without notch on the market. Since it was introduced by Apple on the iPhone X, the notch has certainly been a trend among manufacturers, even if there are smartphones that do not have a notch, which interrupts the display in the upper part and that many do not like aesthetic.
The main problem of having a full-screen smartphone is where to put the front sensors and the front camera, and the simplest and most immediate solution is the introduction of the notch. Some manufacturers, however, wanted to differentiate themselves from this trend and have studied increasingly innovative solutions to eliminate the notch, marketing very beautiful products, albeit with some compromises.
Smartphone without Notch: Our selection
Let’s see the best smartphone without notch currently on the market, seeing also the various methods adopted by companies to eliminate the notch, but still having the need to have the front camera and sensors.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+[amazon box=”B07V3GXJM8″ /]
Samsung this time introduced two versions of its business series, the Note 10 and the Note 10+. The Galaxy Note 10+ is the smartphone that really continues the philosophy of this series. As for the last Notes, the IP68 certification remains.
Let’s start with the display which is a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED with QHD+ resolution and HDR10+ support. In the upper part of the center, there is a hole that houses the 10MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. The Exynos 9825 7nm processor accompanied by 12GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of internal storage.
The rear photographic compartment changes position, from the central position and passes vertically on the upper left side of the smartphone and is composed of 4 sensors. The main sensor is 12MP with OIS and f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture, the second sensor is a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS, the third sensor is 16MP 123 degrees wide-angle while the last sensor is ToF for the depth effects and augmented reality.
In addition, like the entire Note series, we find the advantage of the S Pen, enriched with new features, which makes this product unique in its kind and perfect for work or business. A 4300mAh battery with 45W fast charging support and 20W wireless charging, the inverse wireless charge remains.
You can also buy Samsung Galaxy Note10+ from the Bhphotovideo.com store.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10[amazon box=”B07V8NLJ3Y” /]
The Galaxy Note 10 is the little brother of the new Note 10+, but it doesn’t have much to envy, as many features are in common. It has a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution, no QHD+ but HRD10+ supports is there. At the top center is the hole that houses the 10MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, just like on the Note 10+. The processor is the same, accompanied by 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal non-expandable storage.
The rear photographic compartment is composed of three sensors: the main one is 12MP with OIS and f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture, the second sensor is a 12MP telephoto lens while the last is a 16MP wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture there is no ToF sensor as in the top version.
There is no 3.5 mm audio jack while the USB is Type-C with the possibility of Samsung DeX interface same as the Note10+. It also supports S Pen with new functions and the device packs a 3500mAh with 25W fast charging support, wireless reverse charging is also present.
You can also buy Samsung Galaxy Note10 from the Bhphotovideo.com store.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3[amazon box=”B07N6N7JP3″ /]
In this ranking of a smartphone without notch, you cannot miss Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, which eliminates the notch thanks to the mechanical slider. This Xiaomi device is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of internal storage, even if there are various versions that can reach up to 10GB of RAM.
The front surface is almost completely occupied by the 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio which is a candidate to be among the best in its price range. The notch is not present and the camera is not placed in the lower chin as it was for the other MIX, but rather the two front cameras, the main 24MP camera and the secondary 2MP for the bokeh effect, are placed on the slider and are revealed by sliding the display down with a strong and solid magnetic movement.
At the rear, there are two cameras, both 12MP standard and a 2x zoom sensors. Connectivity is complete as there is dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0 and 3200mAh battery.
Sony Xperia XZ3[amazon box=”B07H6VBGJC” /]
The Sony Xperia XZ3 is a very interesting smartphone and features one of the most beautiful displays on the market. It has a 6.0-inch Bravia OLED panel with QHD+ resolution is among the best you can have on a smartphone. The design is not particularly innovative, but still very current and beautiful to look at. As specifications, this Xperia XZ3 is second to none, since it mounts inside the Snapdragon 845 with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus[amazon box=”B07N4M412B” /] [amazon box=”B07N4KCW4X” /]
The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are two very similar devices, it is right to put them together in this guide since there are very few differences between the two, which are limited to the battery and the front hole, which on S10 Plus is double because it hosts a double front chamber. On S10 there is only a 10MP front camera, while on the S10 Plus the 10MP main camera paired with an 8MP wide-angle lens. Both smartphones have Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED displays, which enhance the contrast, definition and even the quality of the HDR. The diagonal of the S10 display is 6.1 inches, while for S10 Plus it is 6.4 inches.
Inside the two smartphones, we find the same hardware, with the Exynos 9820 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD. Even the rear camera department is the same, both smartphones have a triple camera setup: 12MP main sensor with f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture, the second is 16MP 120-degree wide-angle lens, finally, there is a latest 12MP 2x zoom sensor. The connectivity department is the same on both devices, there is the 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi and of course the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which is located under the display. The S10 packs 3400mAh battery, while S10 Plus is equipped with a 4100mAh battery.
You can also buy Samsung Galaxy S10 from the Bhphotovideo.com store.
You can also buy Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus from the Bhphotovideo.com store.
OnePlus 7 Pro[amazon box=”B07RR455Z3″ /]
With OnePlus 7 Pro the Chinese company has certainly made the leap in quality, offering a very complete device at a slightly lower price than the main top of the range. This smartphone is top of the line almost in everything and deserves to be in this ranking, even if it lacks the IP68 certification, even if according to OnePlus it is waterproof, and wireless charging.
Speaking of technical data, we find the Snapdragon 855 processor with 6/8 or 12GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal UFS 3.0 non-expandable storage. The display is a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED with QHD+ resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate, which makes the images more fluid. There is no notch in the front as the 16MP selfie camera is hidden in the retractable mechanism. The rear with a triple sensor: the main 48MP with f/1.6 aperture and OIS, the second is a 16MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, finally, the third is an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom. The connectivity department is complete, with Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi and USB Type-C 3.1. The battery is 4000mAh compatible with Warp Charge fast charging.
Asus ZenFone 6[amazon box=”B07VZX9CRV” /]
Asus ZenFone 6 is the latest flagship from Asus that aims to repeat the success of last year’s ZenFone 5. At the hardware level, this ZenFone 6 is at the top, we find the Snapdragon 855 SoC with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and various internal memory cuts ranging from 64 to 256 GB and are UFS 2.1.
The display is a 6.4 inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution without any notch in the upper part because the front camera is not there, but it is replaced by the rear flip camera. Just the rear flip camera is one of the most interesting aspects of this smartphone, thanks to the mechanism studied by Asus you can use the rear camera also for selfies, to have a top-quality photo.
It has a dual-camera sensor: the main one is a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Also, the connectivity department is at the top with Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi and USB Type-C 2.0. The battery is very large at 5000mAh which guarantees excellent juice and is compatible with Quick Charge 4.0.
You can also buy Asus Zenfone 6 from the Bhphotovideo.com store.
Motorola One Vision[amazon box=”B07SBJPYLW” /]
Motorola with its One Vision definitely wanted to create something new in its mid-range smartphone series, and it certainly did. The first, which immediately catches the eye, is the 6.3-inch IPS display with 21:9 format or CinemaVision as Motorola calls it, the same as the latest Sony Xperia, with Full HD+ resolution and a small hole in the corner top left to accommodate the 25MP front camera.
Speaking of technical data, we find the Exynos 9609 with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage expandable via Micro SD. The rear has a dual camera sensor: the main 48MP with f/1.7 aperture and OIS, while the second is a 5MP sensor for the bokeh effect. Connectivity side, we find the dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5 mm audio jack and USB Type-C 2.0. It has a 3500mAh battery with fast charge support.
Oppo Find X[amazon box=”B07F43X4F1″ /]
Among the most beautiful and scenographic smartphones without notch, there is definitely Oppo Find X, a device with an automatic slider powered by an electric motor. In fact, the smartphone has a really nice and clean design, with all the cameras, both front and rear, placed on the slider.
It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal non-expandable storage. It has a 6.42-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and fully occupies the front of the smartphone, without interruption. There is no fingerprint sensor, the device is unlocked only with 3D facial recognition, this means that the slider must be activated at each release to free the front rooms. The battery capacity is 3730mAh.
Xiaomi Mi 9T[amazon box=”B07TRPH8SD” /]
Xiaomi Mi 9T is the last to arrive in the mid-range of the Chinese house and is powered by the Snapdragon 730 SoC accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. The display is a 6.39-inches AMOLED that occupies the entire front as the 20MP front camera is positioned on a retractable trolley at the top.
The rear has a triple camera sensor, the main one is 48MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, the second is 13MP wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, while the third is an 8MP telephoto lens with 3X zoom. Connectivity side, we find the dual-band WiFi, the Bluetooth 5.0, the USB Type-C and also the 3.5 mm audio jack. The battery is 4000mAh with fast charge support.
You can also buy Xiaomi Mi 9T from the Bhphotovideo.com store.
Samsung Galaxy A80[amazon box=”B07V5RGNJK” /]
We cannot surely say that this Samsung Galaxy A80 is a smartphone like any other, it has a unique peculiarity, that is an innovative rotating camera mechanism for smartphones these days. The front is completely occupied by the 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. There is no notch and no front camera as the dual rear camera takes care of the tasks of both cameras, in fact, Samsung has designed an automatic mechanism that allows the camera to rotate and become a front camera, which is great for taking selfies with the highest quality available.
The camera department consists of a 48MP main sensor with f/2.0 aperture and EIS, the second sensor is an 8MP wide-angle lens and there is also a ToF sensor for depth of field. It is powered by the Snapdragon 730 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of non-expandable internal storage. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor and for connectivity, we find the Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi and USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack is missing. It has a 3700mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
You can also buy Samsung Galaxy A80 from the Bhphotovideo.com store.