Best frameless smartphones of 2019: our rating

If a couple of years ago frameless smartphones with the so-called FullView-display, which occupies most of the front panel, could be counted on the fingers, now such a display uses a huge number of manufacturers. And this is great: often with constant dimensions of the case, we get a screen much larger than before. In this review – the best frameless smartphones of the year in our opinion.

Huawei P20 Lite

We will start with the Huawei P20 Lite, the cost of which at the time of writing was already below 20,000 rubles. For the money – this is a great application.

There are several important features here. One of them is just the awesome design of the back of the case, and first of all it concerns the blue hue – it shimmers simply stunning. The second feature is a high-quality 5.84-inch FullView display.

The smartphone operates on the basis of a platform consisting of a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. They use good cameras, although they are far from the Huawei P20 Pro, but this model is much more expensive.

In addition to the fingerprint scanner, it is possible to unlock the desktop by scanning the face of the owner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB

Top device from Samsung. If you want the best of everything, pay attention to this model..

Galaxy S9 received a beautiful display, a very beautiful and comfortable body (its width is less than 69 mm with a screen diagonal of 5.8 inches), almost the best rear camera on the smartphone market. Please note that the module is single.

Other features include a powerful platform based on the Exynos 9810 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. There is both a fingerprint scanner and an unlock function with an iris scan.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi A2 4 / 64GB

In the category of up to 15,000 rubles, one of the best offers may be Xiaomi Mi A2.

The smartphone received a stylish metal case, a dual rear camera, which really shoots well by the standards of the class, an excellent 5.99-inch high-resolution display, support for fast charging, a fingerprint sensor, etc..

And now to the main thing: Xiaomi Mi A2 works on the basis of the stock version of Android, because it is included in the Android One program. So do not look for MIUI firmware here, in this model it is not.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3010 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/20 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Memory card support: no

ASUS ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL 6 / 64GB

The top-end smartphone from ASUS surprised both users and experts: it is a real uncompromising flagship, and for relatively little money – of course, relative to competitors. So why is it interesting?

First of all, with their cameras: they turned out so cool that they allow you to get pictures of excellent quality. The second is performance, the ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL is so powerful that it will last for several years to come. Third, stereo speakers. Fourth – a very high-quality display. Do not forget about the design – the back cover is impressive, however, to a greater extent this applies to the silver version.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2246 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/8 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone Xs 256Gb

The new generation of iPhone. If before the smartphone was called iPhone X, now – iPhone Xs. What’s new?

First of all, a golden shade of the case was added, and the glass became more durable. There are no changes in dimensions – they are the same.

But what is unusual for Apple is that the rear camera has remained unchanged, except that the size of the sensor has increased. On the other hand, before the camera allowed to receive extremely high quality photos.

A real revolution – support for a second SIM card! True, not everything is so simple: we are talking about virtual eSIM, so the tray is physically designed only for one SIM card.

Water resistant – IP68.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2436 × 1125
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2 (eSIM)
  • Processor: Apple A12 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2659 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Honor 7C 32GB

In the category of up to 10,000 rubles, an Honor 7C may become an interesting acquisition.

The smartphone with its design resembles the older models of the company, but the body is made of high-quality plastic. It uses a dual rear camera. Display diagonal – 5.7 inches.

A smartphone works on the basis of a platform consisting of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. There is a smart fingerprint sensor.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

LG G7 ThinQ 64GB

The new generation of flagship from LG. This is not to say that the device received a unique design compared to the G6, but the rear camera module is now vertical. By the way, the camera received artificial intelligence. In general, cameras are the forte of the new G7.

The smartphone also stands out by the presence of a dedicated sound chip. Note the most beautiful display, protection against water and dust, a powerful platform.

Oh yes, LG not only added an audio chip to the smartphone, but also did not abandon the 3.5 mm headphone jack, as some competitors do.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3120 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/16 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Alcatel 3V 5099D

Is there anything inexpensive with a large display? You can turn your attention to the Alcatel 3V 5099D – it received a 6-inch screen, and with a high resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels.

This smartphone stands out with a very stylish back cover. She looks especially cool in real life..

Alcatel 3V 5099D received Android 8.0, a dual rear camera, a fingerprint scanner. In terms of hardware: Mediatek MT8735 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek MT8735
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/2 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Nokia 5.1 16GB

The new Nokia 5.1 smartphone can also be called frameless, although the upper and lower frames are still wide..

The smartphone received a 5.5-inch display with a high resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels, aspect ratio – 18: 9. The rear camera is single, under it is a fingerprint scanner. The case is aluminum and is created in the style typical of modern Nokia smartphones.

The device is powered by a Mediatek Helio P18 processor (MT6755S), the memory capacity is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio P18 (MT6755S)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 16 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

This generation of “compact” received a completely new case design. The back cover is made of very high quality plastic. Note how far below the camera module is the fingerprint sensor.

This is probably the most powerful and at the same time small flagship based on Android, because the diagonal of its display is only 5 inches.

Xperia XZ2 Compact stands out for decent shooting quality, cool design, excellent performance, support for two SIM cards, as well as high-quality sound.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2870 mAh
  • Rear camera: 19 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB

There are several flagship devices in the Samsung lineup – and the Galaxy Note 9 is one of them..

The main feature of the entire Note line is known to many users – it is a stylus support, with which you can, for example, draw on the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a host of other advantages: a magnificent 6.4-inch display (some call it the best), protection against water and dust, a powerful platform, one of the best rear cameras on the market, excellent battery life, stylish design.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 201g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro 3 / 32GB

In fact, we have before us a budget device – judging by the price. But the characteristics suggest otherwise.

Redmi Note 6 Pro has a nice design, the back cover is made of metal, and the upper and lower parts are made of plastic. A rear rear camera is visible on the back cover.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Battery capacity – 4000 mAh.

It can be noted an excellent display, a decent front camera, good battery life, the ability to unlock the desktop in the face.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.25 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

OnePlus 6 8 / 128GB

OnePlus 6 has got a large 6.28-inch display with a high resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels. But another thing is of interest – it is perhaps the most powerful smartphone in the world: it is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the memory capacity is 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal.

OnePlus 6 will also please its owner with a stylish design, cool display, excellent software, quick battery charging. However, OnePlus 6 has become noticeably more expensive than its predecessors.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.28 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 177g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/20 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Huawei P20 Pro

The older version of the P20 line. The main feature is the triple rear camera module. And although the triple camera is no longer surprising, the P20 Pro shoots so well that some users call it the best in this class in its class, and this class, recall, is the flagship.

In addition to cameras, the P20 Pro stands out for its high performance, awesome body design, high-quality display, large memory capacity, waterproof.

Needless to say that there is a feature to unlock the desktop in the face?

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2240 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/8/20 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Honor 10 4 / 64GB

The flagship of Honor 10. Favorably distinguished by its pleasant cost – in comparison with other flagships.

This model has a lot of interesting features: this is a very unusual design of the case, and a bright screen, and a multifunction key under the screen, and decent sound both in the headphones and from the speaker, and the latest version of Android, and good cameras.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/24 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 4 / 64GB

When the first generation of Mi Max appeared, the smartphone surprised with its huge display. Today, a 6.9-inch display is no longer a surprise. Nevertheless, it can be called great – it’s almost like a tablet. However, such a large screen probably consumes a lot of energy, you ask? A lot, but because it uses a powerful battery with a capacity of 5500 mAh!

The Mi Max 3 runs on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Supported fast charging, there is a fingerprint sensor, unlock Face Unlock.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 221g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes