With the advent of borderless displays, manufacturers have tried in various ways to optimize the space occupied on the front of the smartphone. It follows that, given the current technological limitations, many smartphones adopt the controversial "notch". That's why in this article we give you our ranking of the best Chinese smartphone without notch.
More and more people are using their smartphone to watch multimedia content. And if at first the market saw the user prefer compact devices, over the years the category of phablet has increasingly been cleared. Meanwhile, various producers proposed their own concepts of borderless, Nubia in primis, the market has then turned to the use of the notch. This choice has certainly been pushed by the launch of iPhone X and its successful box office.
For obvious reasons this list will contain mainly smartphone of high-end. This is because in the low-cost and mid-range bands the options without notch are much greater for users.
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Here below you find the most convenient models as price / quality ratio. We remind you that, being products subject to offers, prices and availability are variable over time. If specified, the wording Global indicates the presence of the band 20.
Below you can see the list of various devices, which can be purchased at Chinese stores like GearBest e BangGood. Some products may also be present on Amazon ed eBay: in this case, the price is almost always higher. For all coupons and offers on Chinese smartphones (and not only) we invite you to follow our dedicated Telegram channel: GizDeals!
Last updated: 8 April 2019
The best Chinese smartphone without notch
HONOR VIEW 10
It starts with Honor View 10 (known in Asia as Honor V10), launched at the end of 2017 / 2018 and probably the last top of the range without Honor notch. It has the same hardware compartment as Honor 10, based on Kirin 970, and a dual 16 + 20 mega-pixel camera on the back, here assembled in metal. Then there is a large 3750 mAh battery that powers the large 5.99 display ".
- IPS display from 5.99 " Full HD + (2160 x 1080 pixels) and density of 403 PPI;
- dimensions of 157 x 74.98 x 6.97 mm for 172 g;
- HiSilicon octa-core processor Kirin 970;
- ARM GPU Mali-G72 MP12;
- 4 / 6 GB of RAM;
- 64 / 128 GB of memory expandable through microSD;
- frontal fingerprint reader and facial recognition;
- dual camera back from 16 + 20 mega-pixel with opening f/ 1.8-1.8, PDAF autofocus and dual LED flash;
- front camera from 13 mega-pixels with opening f/ 2.0;
- support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS;
- battery by 3750 mAh with SuperCharge;
- OS Android 8 Oreo with EMUI.
XIAOMI MI MIX 2S
Speaking of the latest generation of top range, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S has from its endowment a true top of the 2018 range. The 845 Snapdragon is supported by the Adreno 630 GPU, as well as 6 / 8 GB of RAM and 64 / 128 GB of storage. The beautiful tri-bezelless design leaves total space for the 5.99 display "Full HD +. Moreover, thanks to the glass body, it is possible to charge the battery via wireless charging.
HUAWEI MATE 10 PRO
It is very likely Huawei Mate 10 Pro it was the last top of the Chinese house range not to have a notch. It is a very elegant smartphone, in glass and metal and with AMOLED display without interruption. The stereo speaker is a good added bonus, as is the IP67 certification. And let's not forget the dual AI camera on the back, at the top of the sector in terms of photographic quality.
MEIZU 16 / 16 PLUS
Unlike other brands, Meizu has decided to carry on a more classic design with Meizu 16 e Meizu 16 Plus. The Super AMOLED display is without notch but still has thin frames and rounded edges. In addition, the panel hides the quick ID sensor in the display. To drive it all, then, there is the powerful Snapdragon 845 with 6 / 8 GB of RAM and 64 / 128 GB of memory. And the stereo speakers make it a rather complete smartphone.
VIVO NEX S
Moving on to more specific devices, the Vivo NEX S it is precisely that line of telephones that go in the opposite direction to the philosophy of the notch. The tri-borderless Super AMOLED display was obtained by inserting a pop-up selfie camera with a special retractable mechanism. This and the fingerprint reader in the display make this Nex S a jewel of aesthetics, but it is also a practical smartphone, powerful and with an excellent autonomy.
OPPO FIND X
We close with the most pioneering smartphone of the last years, that is OPPO Find X. As well as Vivo NEX S, even here the photographic sector is hidden in a retractable mechanism. Unlike the living, however, to be hidden are all the cameras, even the rear ones. And the front one is included in a 3D facial unlocking system, currently the best in Android and beyond.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 It is distinguished by the previous model - and by all current smartphones - to be the first manual slide phone equipped with magnetic tracks. This mechanism allows the scrolling of the display which reveals a dual front camera from 24 + 2 mega-pixel, this hardware solution has allowed to obtain a screen to body ratio of the 93.4%.
The display integrated on this device is a unit from 6.39 inches in resolution Full HD + and with technology OLED, the precessor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 assisted by 6 / 8 GB e 128 / 256 GB internal memory UFS 2.1 not expandable. The back room is a unit from 12 + 12 mega-pixel with openings f / 1.8-2.4.
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Honor Magic 2
Honor Magic 2 is the successor of the model presented now 2 years ago. This device is characterized by a sliding style design Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 which hides three photo sensors for facial recognition. The scrolling display is a unit from 6.39 inches in AMOLED technology and with resolution Full HD +.
The rear photographic compartment is composed of three sensors, the main from 16 mega-pixels, the secondary from 24 mega-pixels B & W and the third sensor is a wide-angle 16 mega-pixel. The on-board processor is a HiSilicon Kirin 980 side by side 6 / 8 GB of RAM RAMDDR4X to 2133 MHz and from 128 / 256 / 512 GB internal memory that can not be expanded.