ou don’t have to spend a $1,000 to get a phone with a bezel-less display. Although this design trend was more or less exclusive to flagship phones at first, it has since trickled down to mid-range devices. There are plenty of affordable phones with high screen-to-body ratios out there, offering solid specs, great design, and various other bells and whistles. Here are the best cheap bezel less phone
Without any further ado, let’s start with the best cheap bezel-less phone of the year.
Xiaomi Redmi 5/ Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi recently announced their famous mid-ranger Redmi 5 series. As expected both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are featuring the bezel-less design with 2:1 display. Both the devices are featuring unibody metal design with fingerprint scanners on the rear side. The Redmi series of Xiaomi not only pretty special for Chinese customers but also it is one of most selling brand in India.
The Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inches display with HD+ screen resolution. The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 SoC is powering the device with 2/3GB RAM whereas the device built-in native storage is 16GB/32GB. The camera sensor on the rear is 12MP whereas the front-facing camera sensor is 5MP. As OS both the devices is pre-installed with the latest Android Nougat 7.1 based MIUI 9. A 3,300mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on.
Being the larger variant the Redmi 5 Plus is featuring a 5.9-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution. The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC is powering the device with 3/4GB RAM whereas the native storage is 32/64GB. The camera sensor on the rear and front remains the same as Redmi 5. A fairly large battery cell of 4,000mAh keeps its running. They are bringing pretty good value for customers money.
Grab Redmi 5 availabel for $169
Grab Redmi 5 Plus available for $189.99
The Maze Alpha is one of the most appreciated Chinese pocket-friendly bezel-less smartphones because of its stunning design with solid hardware. What makes the Maze Alpha special is its Xiaomi Mi Mix like design available at fraction of its price tag. To provide the awesome bezel-less experience the device features zero bezels on the top and side edges, however, it has reasonable chin bezel to accompany the camera and other sensors.
The Maze Alpha features an IPS display of 6.0-inches with Full HD screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Helio P25 chipset is powering it under the hood with 4GB RAM. It comes with 64GB storage on board which is further expandable via MicroSD card up to 256GB. The rear side is adorned with dual rear snappers 13MP+5MP. Up front, the selfie camera is 5MP. As OS the device is running on Android Nougat 7.0. The device lights are kept on by a 4,000mAh battery cell. It can be grabbed for $159.99
Purchase Maze Alpha for $159.99
The Bluboo S1 is one of its kind smartphones with a screen to body ratio of 90%. Undoubtedly it breaks the barrier of bezels. Though it looks quite premium due its stunning design it isn’t premium while holding it because of the plastic frame and rear side. It is Prone to scratches.
The specs sheet of Bluboo S1 is quite decent as it features a 5.5-inches display with Full HD screen resolution. The good thing is the display works pretty good even with wet hands. The Helio P25 SoC is powering the device with 4/6GB RAM and built-in storage is 64GB. The dual rear snappers are 13MP+3MP with LED flashlight whereas the front-facing camera is 5MP. A 3,500mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on. The fingerprint scanner is embedded below the display. A 3,500mAh battery cell keeps the Bluboo S1 lights on. As OS the device is running on the Android Nougat 7.0. The Bluboo S1 can be purchased for $149.99 only.
You can Grab Bluboo S1 for $149.99
Ulefone Mix 2
The company took inspiration from the Galaxy S8 for the designing of this handset that’s why it is pretty much similar to the Samsung’s Galaxy S8. In terms of specs, the Ulefone Mix 2 is featuring a 5.7-inches display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.The front-facing side has ultra-thin bezels on edges with minimal bezels on top and bottom. The Ulefone Mix 2 rear side is adorned with dual rear snappers.
The Ulefone F2 comes with a 5.7-inches display with HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels. The MTK6737 SoC is powering it at 1.3GHz with 2GB RAM. Its built-in native storage is 16GB which is further not expandable. The dual rear snappers are 13MP +5MP with LED flashlight whereas the front-facing selfie-camera is 8MP. A 3,300mAh battery cell is on board to keep its light on.
Grab Ulefone F2 for $99.99
VK World Mix Plus
The Chinese OEM VK World announces stunning Mix Plus smartphone. Unlike most of the bezel-less devices it features ultra-thin bezels on all sides, the glass display is touching the border which makes it pretty much similar to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix. VKworld also claims the Mix Plus screen-to-body ratio is 90% which is significantly higher than most of the bezel-less smartphones.
With full front facing display, its screen resolution is 720 Pixels which is though not as high as other still bright, sharp and saturated enough to be used as daily driver budget smartphone. Like the Xiaomi’s Mi Mix, its front-facing 8MP camera is placed on the bottom bezel. The MediaTek 6737 SoC is powering this luring smartphone at 1.3Ghz clocking speed. The chipset is accompanied with 3GB RAM and native storage is 32GB. If you are interested in this device you can purchase it for $109.99.
VK World Mix Plus available for $109.99
Apart from the Bluboo S1, the company has second entering S8 as well in our top 10 cheap bezel-less smartphones. The latest Bluboo S8 features somewhat similar design language like the S1. The Bluboo S8 also has the bezel-less front from three edges whereas the only notable bezel is on the chin of the device. It also shares somewhat similar looks like the Samsung’s Galaxy S8. The rear side is adorned with dual rear snappers of 16MP+3MP.
The device was announced in three striking colors including Blue, Black, and Gold but the Blue is the most impressive color variant. The chassis is made up of Zinc and Titanium alloy whereas the plastic covering the rear side. However, the finish is glossy which looks quite attractive. It sports an impressive 5.7-inches display with 2:1 aspect ratio. The MTK6750T SoC is under the hood to power it up with 3GB RAM and built-in native storage is 32GB which can be further expanded using MicroSD card. A 3,450mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on. This pocket-friendly bezel-less smartphone can be purchased for $134.99.
Bluboo S8 can be grabbed for $134.99
Leagoo KIICAA Mix
If you want to grab the compact bezel-less smartphone at cheapest price riched with features you should check out theLeagoo KIICAA Mix. The device overall footprint isn’t larger than 5.0-inches device like Redmi 4A but thanks to higher screen-to-body ratio it comes with a 5.5-inches IPS LCD display with Full HD screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. An Octa-core MTK6750T SoC is powering the device at 1.5Ghz with 3GB RAM. Its built-in storage is 32GB which can be expanded up to 256GB using MicroSD card.
On the rear side, the Kiicaa Mix features dual snappers of 13MP+2MP. The selfie-camera on the front is 13MP. A 3,000mAh battery keeps the device running for one day on normal usage. The fingerprint scanner is embedded under the physical home button. If you are the Avid gamer you can consider the Kiicaa Mix because of its impressive graphics performance. Overall the Leagoo Kiicaa Mix is pretty good package at a price tag of $99.99.
Grab Leagoo KIICAA Mix for $99.99
Doogee Mix 2
As I mentioned above the Xiaomi Mi Mix success prompted other Chinese manufacturers to produce smartphones with the bezel-less design that’s why there is a number of Chinese smartphones with somewhat similar design like Xiaomi Mi Mix, same is the case with the Doogee Mix 2. Apart from impressive bezel-less design, the best thing about the Doogee Mix 2 is its quad cameras, facial recognition features. Despite all these specs, it cost a fraction of amount than most of its competitors but obviously the low-price results into few compromises.
The Dogee Mix 2 is bringing stunning glass/metal sandwich design which looks pretty attractive but at the same time, it attracts fingerprints as well. The glossy finish is pretty impressive. The Dogee Mix 2 is featuring a 5.99-inches display with 2:1 aspect ratio and the Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The Helio P25 SoC is under the hood with whopping 6GB RAM. The dual rear snappers are 16MP+13MP whereas the dual selfie-cameras are 8MP+8MP. Another good thing about this device is its gigantic 4,060mAh battery cell which easily lasts two days on normal usage. Considering its specs sheet it is bringing the best value for money. It was announced for $249 but the good thing is retailers like GearBest and BangGood are offering it for as low as $199.
Dogge Mix 2 can be purchased for $237
Like the Xiaomi Mi Mix, a number of smartphone manufacturers followed the footstep of South Korean giant’s Galaxy S8. The Homtom S8 is one of them and even it has the same name as its Samsung’s flagship. The Homtom S8 has a 5.7-inches HD+ display with 2:1 aspect ratio and 720 x 1440 pixels screen resolution. The display screen to body ratio is 83%. The MediaTek Octa 6750T SoC is powering the device with 4GB RAM with 64GB built-in storage which is further expandable via MicroSD card up to 128GB. It is pre-installed with Android Nougat 7.0.
The dual rear snappers are 16MP+5MP whereas the front-facing selfie snapper is 13MP. A 3,400mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on. The good thing about the Homtom S8 design is its 7.9mm thickness. It is available in Silver, Blue, and Black at a price tag of $146.99.
Homtom S8 available for $146.99
Last but not the least we have another Mi Mix design inspired smartphone UMIDIGI Crystal. The best thing about this device is its beautiful design with solid hardware, still, it can be grabbed for less than half of Mi Mix pricing. It resembles Mi Mix in all aspects but not in price segment.
The Umidigi Crystal features a 5.5-inches Full front-facing display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Its screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. The MediaTek Octa-core chipset is powering the device at 1.5Ghz. The base variant has 2GB RAM with 16GB storage whereas the top of the line variant has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. A 3,000mAh battery cell is on board to keep lights on. Like most of the Chinese OEMs, it comes with dual rear snappers of 13MP+5MP. The Android Nougat 7.0 is pre-installed as OS. This beautiful device can be grabbed for just $99.
Umidigi Crystal can be purchased for $99.
These are the top 10 pocket-friendly smartphones with the bezel-less design. As there are plenty of options to choose from that’s why we might miss many. If you think we missed any smartphone eligible to be part of the top 10 list, Feel free to share the device with other fellow readers in the comments section below. At the end, we would like to mention all these bezel-less devices aren’t able to provide you same user experiences like the Samsung’s or other companies premium devices but they certainly the best options which you can consider if your budget is below $200.