Best smartphones with a water drop notch

By Subhrojit Mallick | Published on 23 Aug 2020
Best smartphones with a water drop notch

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Water Drop notch on a smartphone display is a design innovation that allows for more screen real estate without having to increase the proportions of the smartphone itself. A water drop notch enables the screen to stretch to the edges, with the only interruption in the top centre where the bezel dips down to make space for the front camera module. Smartphones with a water drop notch are suitable for gaming, watching movies and reading articles. If you’re looking for one for yourself, check out these options on Amazon.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual is an entry-level smartphone that’s robustly designed and rocks a water drop notch on the display. This allows the 6.53-inch IPS LCD to stretch to the edges, with the only interruption being in the centre, for the selfie camera. The Redmi 8A Dual, as the name suggests, supports Dual SIM-Dual Standby allowing users to use networks simultaneously. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 439 SoC and rocks a large 5,000mAh battery. 

Samsung Galaxy M21

The Samsung Galaxy M21 is one of the few smartphones in the budget segment to offer a Super AMOLED display. With a water drop notch allowing for more screen real estate, the smartphone is ideal for watching movies, playing games and browsing social media. There’s also a 48MP triple camera setup at the back and a 20MP selfie camera housed in the water drop notch. 

Oppo A12

The Oppo A12 is a stylishly-designed smartphone with a water drop notch on the display, joining in on the trend of diminishing bezels and increasing screen sizes. The A12 rocks a 5MP selfie camera on the water drop notch which allows the 6.5-inch LCD to go all the way to the edges, covering 82% of the body. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and comes with a 5,000mAh battery. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro continues to be one of the best performing smartphones in the budget segment. With the MediaTek Helio G90T under the hood, the smartphone is geared for gaming, and the 6.53-inch display interrupted only by a water drop notch makes playing games, watching movies and reading articles wholly immersive. The Note 8 Pro also comes with a large 4,500mAh battery which easily lasts well over a day with moderate usage.

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