Top Android Mobile Phones with HDR 10 or Dolby Vision Display Tech

Smartphones have come a long way over the years. From “128 x 128” pixel displays in the Nokia 3200 to “3840 x 2160” pixel display phones with HDR 10. The evolution of display tech over the last decade has been tremendous. 4K mobile displays or phones with HDR 10 hasn’t been mainstream yet. Experts think that 4K on a mobile screen is overkill. I still remember a similar story around FHD 1080 displays to be overkill for smartphones a couple of years ago. In today’s time, 1080 screen-displays have become mainstream. Will the same thing happen to 4K mobiles display’s as well? Time will tell.

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But when it comes to HDR or “High Dynamic Range” display’s it is an entirely different scenario. With the help of HDR complaint displays, we are expected to see an expanded color gamut and a higher contrast range. The color reproduction is crisp and clear. The lighter and darker shades are further apart, reproducing a higher contrast. It is a natural evolution from the current SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) technology that we see in today’s displays. We all got our first hands-on with HDR in photography. Skilled photographer merged three different images shot with different exposure settings. The combined output resulted in a beautiful contrasty image. Imagine the same for motion pictures and videos. It is just a stunning visual treat to our eyes.

So to summarize, here are the main highlights for HDR tech.

  • More color depth of either 10 Bit or 12 Bit per channel.
  • Minimum brightness of 1000 cd/m2 complying with the “Ultra HD Premium Standard.”
  • HDR supported content (Games and Videos) that will support the new full-color spectrum.

Currently, there are two HDR standards in the market.

  • Dolby Vision with 12 Bit Color Depth (Dynamic Metadata)
  • HDR10 open standard with 10 Bit Color Depth (Static Metadata)

As you can see, HDR tech is not dependent on the display size or resolution, but rather its a standard for displays of all types. As for mobile phones with HDR 10, we had the first taste of it in the now extinct Samsung Galaxy Note 7. But due to its faulty battery, Samsung had to discontinue the phone as we all know.

Phones with HDR 10

The brilliant display of the Galaxy Note 7 was overshadowed by its battery problem which was unfortunate. However, HDR displays are back in 2017 from other top manufacturers. What we think of this is a positive sign since we all know that HDR is the future of all display standards, both big and small. Right now, there are only a handful of phones from top manufacturers that have one at least one smartphone with HDR10 support. So we decided to compile them into a list. So let us explore the list of mobile phones with HDR 10 support.

Top Phones with HDR 10 or Dolby Vision Support

Most of the phones on this list support the HDR10 open standard with fixed bitrates as opposed to Dolby Vision which is incorporated on the LG phones. Except for Nokia 7.1, almost all of them are AMOLED displays. So, let’s check them out!

<2019 List>

Honorary mentions:

1. Nokia 7.1_ST (Steel, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage):

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Nokia 7.1 focuses on capturing beautiful photos that look stunning and commendable when shared. One of the most appealing traits of this Nokia smartphone is it comes with HDR10 display to let you relish HDR videos and stream these kinds of movies. Moreover, you can capture HDR photos with high clarity. The HDR technique presents a contrast to enjoy true-to-life colors as well as vivid detail. Nokia 7.1 solely stands out through its diamond-cut colored chamfers.

The presence of dual rear cameras with ZEISS optics works to present wonderful shots. These cameras are equipped with contemporary AI technology to supplement an artistic touch to all the photos through masks, filters and 3D personas.

With the help of glass front and back present at the edges, you can use the phone with extra comfort. High strength is ensured with the use of a 6000 series aluminium frame.

Nokia 7.1_ST SPECIFICATIONS:

Display5.84 inches
Display typeIPS LCD capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
Screen resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3 and HDR10
Aspect ratio19:9
Dimensions149.7 x 71.2 x 8 mm
Weight160 grams
PerformanceOcta core
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
ProcessorOcta-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
ChipsetQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)
RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Expandable memoryUp to 4 TB
SIM capabilitySingle SIM, Dual SIM, Nano SIM
Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.28-micron) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)
Front camera8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Image resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery
Standby timeUp to 408 hours (3G)
TalktimeUp to 19 hours 30 minutes (3G)
ColorsGloss midnight blue, gloss steel

Pros:

  • The Nokia 7.1 phone comes with magnificent display which provides support for FHD & HDR support.
    Its build quality is excellent and would not get broken.
  • This Nokia phone comes with wonderful haptic feedback motor.
  • Its display size is sufficient to enjoy HR photo capturing and GDR movies.

Cons:

  • The battery would drain quickly when you are playing games.
  • Extra care is needed while holding the phone in your hand.

2. Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual (Black, 64GB)

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The Xperia XZ2 depicts the advanced Sony technologies in order to present lifelike entertainment experience capable to excite your senses in a unique way. With this phone, you will definitely get lost in the HDR movie experience and can able to capture hidden details with the help of advanced Motion Eye™ camera. This is the prime reason why lots of people are enticed to purchase Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual.

With the assistance of the dynamic vibration system from the brand, a full HD+ HDR display as well as the brand’s BRAVIA® TV technology, you will see your videos and movies with a stimulating experience. Also, with the use of powerful stereo speakers, it is assured that you attain fully immersive audio excluding all the surrounding noise.

One of the appealing aspects of the phone is it comes with The Xperia XZ2 comes with 3D Creator both on the main and front cameras. Therefore, you will be able to scan yourself or your surrounds. Moreover, you will be able to share it or print it in 3D on social media. Whenever you intend to relish realistic video and audio experience, just go for this phone from Sony without any doubt or hassles.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual SPECIFICATIONS:

Display5.7″
Display typeFull HD+ (1080 x 2160) HDR display
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Aspect ratio18:9
Dimensions153 x 72 x 11.1 mm
Weight198 grams
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform
Operating systemGoogle Android™ O
RAM6 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Expandable memorymicroSDXC support (up to 400GB)

 

SIM capabilitySingle SIM, Dual SIM, Nano SIM
Main camera19MP Motion Eye™ camera

 

Front camera5 MP
Fingerprint sensorFast and secure unlock

 

Networks supportedGSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (4G) Cat18 with up to 1,2Gbps

 

 

Battery3180 mAh Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0

 

ColoursLiquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, and Ash Pink

 

ApplicationsMusic, 3D creator, album, video, movie creator, AR effect, Xperia Lounge

Pros:

  • The Sony Xperia XZ2 dual comes with day-long battery life.
    You can shot high picture quality image in different lighting conditions.
  • The display is sharp and the size of the unit is compact.
  • Its speakers are the loud front-facing type.
  • For simplicity of use, it comes with a lightning-fast fingerprint scanner.

Cons:

  • In this phone, there are several duplicate apps.
  • There is the absence of headphone jack.
  • Compared to Xperiz XZ1, the front camera is a downgrade.

3. Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Twilight Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)

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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro phone is uniquely recognized for its artistic signature. The phone comes with an iconic square uniting Leica triple camera as well as a flash. With the help of ultra wide-angle Leica triple camera driven through AI, the phone depicts lifelike colour, texture, and beauty in every photograph.

The overall operation speed of the Huawei device is substantially enhanced with the presence of Kirin 980 processor as well as cutting-edge GPU and CPU multi-core architecture. You will get digital pleasure without any doubt because of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro phone packs in 4200mAH battery. This battery is equipped with supercharging functionality to remove the battery drain hassles.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro SPECIFICATIONS:

Display6.39 inches
Display typeAMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
Screen resolution1440 x 3120 pixels
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version), DCI-P3 and HDR10
Build qualityFront/back glass & aluminium frame
Aspect ratio19.5:9 ratio
Dimensions157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
Weight189 grams
PerformanceOcta-core
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
ProcessorOcta-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
ChipsetOcta-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
RAM6 GB
Internal storage128 GB
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Rear camera40-megapixel (f/1.8) + 20-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Front camera24-megapixel (f/2.0)
SensorsFace ID, accelerometer, fingerprint (under display), proximity, gyro, barometer, and compass
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
Battery chargingFast battery charging 40W (70% in 30 minutes), Qi wireless fast charging 15W and Reverse wireless charging
ColorsEmerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black

Pros:

  • The Huawei phone is capable of clicking pictures from different angles, and the phone is equipped with a myriad of camera options. Some of these camera options are the wide angle lens, aperture mode, night mode, and portrait mode.
  • Its build quality is superb and sturdy which lets the phone appear premium.
  • On the surface, the notch is wide and well placed.
    Similar to typical Android phones, you are able to modify this Huawei phone according to your flexibility. Within a few days, you will get acquainted with the interface.

Cons:

  • All the camera specifications are not good.
  • Its night mode should be slightly more responsive because it usually features 3 to 5 seconds delay.
  • The video camera is very average, especially in dark settings.

<2018 List>

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 7: (Discontinued By Samsung)

Phones with HDR 10

We kick off this list with the now extinct Samsung Galaxy S7. So everything about this phone is in the past tense. The first thing you would have noticed when you held this phone in your hand is the brilliant display. The 5.7″ “Quad-HD” SAMOLED display with HDR10 only surprises you. The entire user experience is butter smooth without any hiccups or stuttering. With top of the line Octa-Core CPU, fast charging over USB-C, and a 64 GB UFS 2.0 internal storage made it one of the best phablets of 2016. Too bad, this beauty did not last long due to faulty batteries. Here is a quick spec sheet below:

Price$457.00
Display5.7 inches QHD display (1440 x 2560 pixel resolution)

S-AMOLED capacitive screen with 10 Bit Color Depth (HDR10)

10-point multi-touch support

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection (Front Display and Back Panel)

Chipset   /ProcessorExynos 8890 Octa-Core CPU 4×2.3 GHz (Mongoose) +4* A53 2.0 GHz Cortex A53
Internal Storage64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB using SIM 2 slot
RAM4 GB RAM
Primary Camera12 MP, OIS f/1.7 & 26mm Wide

Sensor Size: 1/2.5″

Pixel size: 1.4 µm

Front Camera5 MP, f: 1.7 @ 22mm
Battery CapacityNon-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow

2. Sony Xperia XZ Premium:

 

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At $1000, this phone ‘s not really what you would call cheap. But the feature that stands out the most is its brilliant screen. The 4K display with 801 pixels per inch is something that can be looked under an electron microscope. However, the lack of 4K mobile content somewhat downplays the brilliance of its screen to an extent. As expected, all other specifications are top notch on this phone. Snapdragon 835, UFS 2.0 based internal storage, IP68 certified water resistance are some of its main features. The other distinguishing feature of this phone is its camera. Sony went all out with the camera on this one, and the image quality certainly exceeded our expectations. The 19-megapixel gyro based EIS takes smooth videos without a glitch. The 3230 mAh battery, however, is a disappointment. The screen uses up almost 40% of the battery, and a larger one would have helped. Here are it’s specifications:

PriceOut of stock
Display5.46 inches 4K display (3840 x 2160 pixel resolution)

IPS LCD capacitive screen with 10 Bit Color Depth (HDR10)

10-point multi-touch support

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection

Chipset   /ProcessorSnapdragon 835 Octa-Core CPU

“4 x 2.45” GHz Kryo & “4 x 1.9” GHz Kryo

GPU: Adreno 540

Internal Storage64 GB UFS 2.1 Storage

Expandable up to 256 GB using SIM 2 slot

RAM4 GB RAM
Primary Camera19 MP, EIS (gyro) f 2.0 & 25mm Wide

Sensor Size: 1/2.3″

Pixel size: 1.4 µm

Front Camera13 MP, f: 2.2 @ 22mm

Sensor Size: 1/3″

Pixel size: 1.12 µm

Battery CapacityNon-removable Li-Ion 3230 mAh battery
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Marshmallow

2. LG G6: (Dolby Vision Tech)

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LG’s latest 2017 flagship comes with a  5.7-inch QHD+ display, with a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels. The HDR tech gives you deeper colors and a wider color range. However, when you start comparing this flagship with other flagships, you will be a tad disappointed with the screen. Also, unlike other flagships, this phone does not come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. Instead, it comes with the older Snapdragon 821 processor which is quite a disappointment, especially to the loyal LG fans. LG has been experimenting with their phones a lot and this year is no exception. The company changed the camera set up this year with a dual 13 MP camera setup (One Wide-angle). With optical image stabilization, handheld video recording is a breeze.

Here are its high-level specifications:

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Display5.7 inches QHD display (1440×2880 pixel resolution)

IPS LCD capacitive screen with 12 Bit Color Depth (Dolby Vision)

10-point multi-touch support

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Screen Protection

Chipset   /ProcessorSnapdragon 821 Octa-Core CPU

Quadcore 2x 2.35GHz, 2x 1.6GHz processor

GPU: Adreno 530

Internal Storage32/64 GB internal memory

Expandable up to 256GB with SIM2 slot

RAM4 GB RAM
Primary Camera13 MP dual camera with f/1.8+f/2.4,

Phase detection, Optical Zoom, OIS and Dual Tone LED flash

Sensor Size: 1/3″ sensor size & 1.12 µm pixel size (Dual 13 MP)

Front Camera5 MP, f: 2.2 @ 22mm
Battery CapacityNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Marshmallow

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: (HDR10)

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Just when we were contemplating the sad demise of Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup, they are back with a bang. The Galaxy Note 8 is a humongous screen with a body ration of 83.2%. Also, just like its predecessor, they did not give HDR10 a skip for the Note 8. Unlike the LG G6, Samsung decided to opt for the open HDR10 standard for this one and boy it looks gorgeous.

Just as you would expect, 3D touch and a stylus make the experience better than its competitors, if there is one!

Here are its high-level specifications below:

Price$457.00
Display6.3 inches QHD display (1440×2960 pixel resolution)

Super-AMOLED screen with 10 Bit Color Depth (HDR10) Static Bitrate

“Always-on” Display & 3D Touch

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Screen Protection

Chipset   /ProcessorQualcomm ‘MSM8998’ Snapdragon 835

Exynos 8895 Octa @ 4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz

Snapdragon 835 @ ‘4×2.35’ GHz Kryo & ‘4×1.9 GHz Kryo’

Internal Storage64-128-256 GB UFS 2.1 Internal memory

Expandable up to 256GB with SIM2 slot

RAM6 GB RAM
Primary CameraDual-12 MP Camera with 26-mm, f/1.7 & Phase Detect & 52mm, f/2.4 – AF

OIS with Dual Tone LED flash

Sensor Size: 1/2.55″ sensor size & 1.4 µm pixel size (Dual 12 MP)

Front Camera8 MP, f: 1.7 @ f/1.7 ( Sensor Size: 1/3.6″)

1.22 µm pixel size

Battery CapacityNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Samsung flagship phones of 2017 is a great smartphone option out there in the market. It features a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 570 PPI. The colors, saturation, and contrast are amazing. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and is HDR10 compliant. It runs on Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box and is upgradable to Oreo 8.0.

It comes with Snapdragon 835 processor in USA and China. In EMEA countries, the phone packs SD 835 equivalent Exynos 8895 processor. The phone packs 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 400 GB using the Hybrid SIM slot. Both the S8 and S8+ are IP68 certified that makes it dustproof and waterproof up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

The Galaxy S8 has one of the best cameras among the smartphones. On the rear side, it has got 12 MP, and on the front side, it comes with 8 MP which supports dual video call. The S8 comes with USB 3.1 Type-C port for charging and data transfer. You get Bluetooth 5.0 and Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. Talking about the sensors, it has Iris Scanner, fingerprint scanner (rear mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2. The phone gets it to power from a 3000 mAh Li-ion battery.

Coming to the S8 Plus which is the elder brother of the S8, has got a bigger 6.2 inches Super AMOLED display. The S8+ gets a bigger 3500 mAh battery. It comes in two variants 4 GB RAM with 64 GB internal and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB internal. Rest of the things are the same in both, the S8 and S8+

 Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications$382.27 – S8

$414.99 – S8+

Display5.8 inches Super AMOLED (S8)
6.2 inches Super AMOLED (S8+)
1440 x 2960 pixels resolution
HDR10 compliant
CPUExynos 8895
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEAQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA and China
GPU Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 – USA & China
RAM4 GB (S8)
4 GB or 6 GB (S8+)
Inbuilt Storage64 GB( S8)
64 GB or 128 GB (S8+)
Rear Camera 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.5-inch, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) with OIS
Front Camera 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6-inch, 1.22µm), dual video call
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery3000 mAh (S8)
3500 mAh (S8+)

Samsung Galaxy S9

The S9 has got even better and powerful over its predecessor. The narrow bezels and curved display give this phone a stylish and appealing look. The Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch  Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 570 PPI density. The display is HDR10 compliant and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It runs on Android Oreo 8.0 OS out of the box. One of the best SoC powers the S9 till date, SD 845 in USA and China. In EMEA countries, the phone gets an equivalent Exynos 9810 processor.

The best processor when coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 630 GPU gives an outstanding performance. 64 GB and 128 GB inbuilt storage capacity which can be further expandable up to 400 GB using the SIM 2 slot. The phone gets 12 MP camera on the rear side and 8 MP camera on the front side. Rest of the things like sensors, battery, and ports are same just like in Galaxy S8.

 Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

$449.00

Display5.8 inches Super AMOLED,
1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 570 PPI density,
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
CPUExynos 9810
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEASnapdragon 845 –
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18
Adreno 630
RAM 4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64/128 GB
Rear Camera12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5 inches, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF)
Front Camera 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm)
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery 3000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Galaxy S9 Plus features a 6.2 inches Super AMOLED display which is HDR10 compliant. Just like the S8 and S9, it also comes with IP68 certification which means that it is dustproof and waterproof up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.  Runs on Android Oreo 8.0 and powered by the same processor. But the RAM has been increased to 6 GB in S9+ and is available in three storage variants 64/128/256 GB.

One of the significant change in the S9 Plus is the dual camera on the rear side with dual 12 MP + 12 MP sensors with 2x optical zoom. On the front side, it gets an 8 MP camera that can record video at 1440 at 30 fps.

 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus  Specifications$539.00
Display 6.2 inches Super AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at 529 PPI density
HDR10 compliant
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUExynos 9810
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEAQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPUMali-G72 MP18
Adreno 630
RAM 6 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64/128/256 GB
Rear CameraDual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55-inch, 1.4µm)+ 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6-inch, 1µm, AF) with OIS
Front Camera 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6-inch, 1.22µm)
Operating System  Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery 3500 mAH

LG V30 and V30 Plus (V30s ThinQ)

LG V30 and V30+ come with HDR10 compliant display. LG V30 features a 6 inches P-OLED display with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution at 537 PPI density. The phone has a screen to body ratio of around 81.2%. It runs on Android 7.0 Naugat and is upgradable to Android Oreo 8.0. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with Adreno 540 GPU. The phone is available in two variants; the V30 comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage. The V30+ also have same 4 GB of RAM, but you get 128 GB inbuilt storage capacity.

The phone features a dual camera on the rear side with 16 MP and 13 MP sensor and a 5 MP camera on the front side. This is not the best camera phone but takes good shots in all lighting conditions. It comes with Quick Charge 3.0 for fast and efficient charging using the reversible Type-C 1.0 connector. The phone is powered by a 3300 mAh Li-Pro battery and weighs 158 grams. The phone is IP68 certified; it is dustproof and waterproof up to 1.5 meters in fresh water for 30 minutes.

Recently, LG has announced a hardware improvement update to the LG V30 and V30+. The new phones will come with LG V30S ThinQ and LG V30S+ name. Most of the things are the same so that we will mention only the changes. Both the phones come with 6 GB of RAM which is 2 GB more as compared to the older one. The V30s have 128 GB inbuilt storage, and V30s+ has 256 GB inbuilt storage capacity. Also, few changes in the software have been made like AI camera features, better voice command functionality and a few extra color options to choose from.

LG V30 and V30+ Specifications$402.45
Display6 inches P-OLED,
1440 x 2880 pixels (~537 PPI density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
CPUQualcomm  Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 4 GB  (V30 and V30+)
6 GB (V30s ThinQ and V30s+)
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB (V30)
128 GB (V30+)
128 GB (V30s ThinQ)
256 GB (V30s+)
Rear Camera Dual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 1µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF)
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12µm)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.2 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery 3300 mAh Li-Pro

Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1 is a small form factor phone that might look outdated but packs powerful hardware and a high-quality HDR10 compliant display. It features a 5.2-inch IPS LCD Triluminos display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The phone is IP68 certified so you can capture photos and take calls in the swimming pool also. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU. The phone packs 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 400 GB using the SIM 2 slot.

The main USP of Sony Xperia XZ1 is its camera. On the rear side, it has a 19 MP camera with Gyro EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). The front camera is of 13 MP also comes with Gyro EIS. The Gyro based EIS remove the shakiness in the videos when the phone camera is moving. The phone has Bluetooth 5.0, side mounted fingerprint scanner and supports Quick Charge 3.0 using the Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. A 2700 mAh battery lasts for a whole day with moderate usage.

This phone might seem outdated when every smartphone is making bezel-less large display phones. But if you are looking for something more compact and durable with HDR10 compliant screen Sony Xperia XZ1 is a great option.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Specifications

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Display5.2 inches IPS LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 PPI density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR10 compliant
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 4 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB expandable up to 400 GB
Rear Camera19 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm), Gyro EIS
Front Camera 13 MP (f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″), gyro EIS, 1080p
Operating System  Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh

Honorable Mention – The iPhone!

Apple iPhone X

For all the Apple lovers here, we have iPhone X which comes with the HDR10 compliant notched screen. After Apple’s notched display, we see more and more phones following the same pattern. iPhone X is the best iPhone coming out of the Apple factory. It features a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED display with 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution at 458 PPI density. The phone has a screen to body ratio of around 82.9% and has an aspect ratio of 19:5:9.

The iPhone X is IP67 certified which means it is dustproof and waterproof up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It is a single Nano-SIM device that weighs 174 grams which can be easily operated with one hand. Out of the box, this phone runs on iOS 11.1.1 and is upgradable to iOS 11.3. It is powered by the Apple A11 Bionic chip which is a 2.39 GHz Hexa-core chips. The A11 is coupled with 3 GB of RAM. You get two inbuilt storage options 64 GB and 256 GB.

The iPhone X features a dual camera on the rear side with 12 MP + 12 MP sensors with OIS and 2x optical zoom. On the front panel, it comes with 7 MP camera that records 1080p videos at 30fps. Apple has dumped the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and for 3.5 mm headphones, you can use the Lightning to a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter. It has got Bluetooth 5.0 and quick charging support. The phone gets its power from a 2716 mAh Li-ion battery which gives average backup. It gets stereo speakers and dedicated mic with active noise cancellation.

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Display 5.8 inches Super AMOLED
1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 PPI density)
82.9 % screen to body ratio
Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
CPU Apple A11 Bionic
Hexa-core 2.39 GHz (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPU Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
RAM3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 64/256 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm), OIS
2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash
Front Camera7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm), 1080p@30fps and 720p@240fps
Operating System iOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 11.3
Battery 2716 mAh (10.35 Wh)

Conclusion:

We expect some more Phones with HDR 10 or Dolby Vision display tech shortly. As on when they are released in the market, we will update this list. We hope you like this post. For any comments or suggestions, please use the comment box below. Cheers!

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