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The best smartphones with curved displays: what can you buy right now?

In 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appeared on store shelves. He became the first smartphone, whose display was not flat, but had a round on one of the side faces. There was only one rounding, and such an asymmetrical design solution did not last long. Next year, Samsung refined the idea by introducing the Galaxy S6 Edge with curves on both sides. Since then, the curved screen has become part of the Samsung flagship design. And the further, the more often it was used.

Today, Samsung is no longer the only manufacturer of mobile electronics that uses curved displays. In the footsteps of the South Korean company went to Huawei and Nokia . The product of the latter did not attract as much attention as the Galaxy S and Note lines, but Huawei’s flagships achieved recognition.

Curved displays do not perform useful functions, they simply give smartphones a futuristic look. They are easily damaged by impact. But if it does not scare you, keep reading - below you will find a list of the most attractive smartphones with curved screens.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10

  • Screen: 6.1 inches, Dynamic AMOLED, 3040 x 1440, 550 ppi
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Permanent memory: 128/512 GB (+ microSD up to 512 GB)
  • Main camera: 16 + 12 + 12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 3400 mAh
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Dimensions and weight: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm, 157 g

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

  • Screen: 6.4 inches, Dynamic AMOLED, 3040 x 1440, 522 ppi
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8/12 GB
  • Permanent memory: 128/512 GB or 1 TB (+ microSD up to 512 GB)
  • Main camera: 16 + 12 + 12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 + 8 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 4100 mAh
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Dimensions and weight: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm, 175 g (the weight of the model with a ceramic case is 198 g)

Price: from 69 000 rubles

The standard Samsung Galaxy S10 and the advanced Galaxy S10 Plus both got curved displays. Another member of the same family, the Galaxy S10e, has an ordinary flat screen. The diagonal of the Galaxy S10 is 6.1 inches. The Galaxy S10 Plus, it is increased to 6.4 inches. This is the latest flagship of Samsung, they used the best matrices that the company has ever produced.

The resolution and aspect ratio in both models is the same. Both smartphones received a cutout for the front camera in the style of Infinity-O, protection of Gorilla Glass 6 and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner built right into the display.

The main hardware solution was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset (Exynos 9820 was used instead for some markets). Both flagships include a USB-C port for charging and transferring files, a microSD slot and a 3.5 mm audio jack. There is support for wireless charging and reversing power to other devices and accessories with the Qi standard.

The flagship duo is running Android 9 Pie as a brand new Samsung One UI shell. The amount of system memory varies from 6 to 12 GB, built-in volume from 128 GB to 1 TB.

Both models have a triple rear camera. The lenses are presented in the form of a 16 MP super-wide-angle with a field of view of 123 degrees, a 12 MP simple sensor with a viewing angle of 77 degrees and a 12 megapixel telephoto with a 45-degree viewing angle.

As for the selfie camera, in the Galaxy S10 it has one lens with a resolution of 10 MP. The Plus model has an additional 8 MP sensor for improved depth perception.

Prices for the standard version of the flagship start from 69 thousand rubles. The older S10 Plus is more expensive - from 77 thousand.

Huawei P30 Pro

  • Screen: 6.47 inches, OLED, 2340 x 1080, 398 ppi, 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, built-in fingerprint scanner
  • Processor: 8-core Huawei Kirin 980
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Permanent memory: 128/256/512 GB
  • Main camera: 40 MP main sensor + 8 MP periscope with 5x magnification + 20 MP super wide-angle + ToF
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 4200 mAh + wireless charging
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Dimensions and weight: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm, 192 g

Price: 69 900 rubles

The curved OLED display in the P30 model lineup was only received by the older version with the Pro index. The standard P30 got a flat screen. The P30 Pro differs from the younger brother in a fingerprint scanner integrated into the screen, a drop-shaped cut-out, reduced frames, a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio.

Responsible for its performance is the proprietary chipset Huawei Kirin 980, 8 GB of RAM and bulk storage designed for 128, 256 or 512 GB of data. The battery is very good - 4200 mAh, there is a super-fast charging power of 40 W, support for wireless charging and reverse power.

On the camera side, the P30 Pro features are impressive. In addition to the 32 MP front camera, the smartphone received 4 rear sensors. One of them has a resolution of 40 MP. It uses a fundamentally new filter Super Spectrum RYB (red-yellow-blue) developed by Huawei, which provides high detail images in low light conditions. The second sensor has a resolution of 20 MP. The third is presented in the form of a periscope lens with a 5-fold optical zoom. Its resolution is 8 MP. And finally, the last, fourth sensor of the camera P30 Pro: this is a ToF camera, time-of-flight, designed to accurately calculate the distance to the subject, collect depth information and create high-quality portrait shots with a blur effect based on all of this.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Screen: 5.8 inches, Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440, 570 ppi
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (or Exynos 9810)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Permanent memory: 64 GB (expandable up to 400 GB)
  • Main camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 3000 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Dimensions and weight: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm, 163 g

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

  • Screen: 6.2 inches, Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440, 529 ppi
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (or Exynos 9810)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Permanent memory: 64 GB (expandable up to 400 GB)
  • Main camera: 12 + 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 3500 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Dimensions and weight: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, 189 g

Price: from 50 000 rubles

In the Galaxy S8, the edges were rounded so that at times it made it difficult to work with a smartphone: when it was in the hand, the sides of the display caught unnecessary touches. Therefore, in the devices Galaxy S9 (and Galaxy S10) Samsung did not bend the screen so much.

The base Galaxy S9 is equipped with a 5.8 inch display, Plus version - 6.2 inch. Both models used Super AMOLED technology with QHD + resolution and an 18.5: 9 aspect ratio. In addition to the diagonal of the display between the flagships, there are three other differences - the camera, battery and RAM. S9 Plus is equipped with a dual main camera and 6 GB of temporary memory. The capacity of its battery is 3500 mAh. The simple S9 has a single camera, 4 GB of system memory and a 3000 mAh battery.

Among other characteristics, there is no difference. Both smartphones work on the Snapdragon 845 chipset (versions from Exynos 9810 are sold outside the US) and have an iris scanner. Dactyloscope is also present. A place for it was found under the rear camera module (in S8 it was located on the side of the lens).

The series entered the market last year. S9 and S9 Plus are among the best smartphones with curved displays. By today's standards, their characteristics are more than relevant.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • Screen: 6.4 inches, Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440, 516 ppi
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (or Exynos 9810)
  • RAM: 6/8 GB
  • Permanent memory: 128/256 GB (expandable up to 512 GB)
  • Main camera: 12 + 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 4000 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Dimensions and weight: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm, 201 g

Price: from 71 000 rubles

The Note line develops separately from the main Galaxy S, but has a lot in common with it. Galaxy Note 9 also became the owner of an elegant curved display with a diagonal comparable to the S10 Plus. Super AMOLED screen has a resolution of QHD + with a geometry of 18.5: 9.

Note 9 will be approved by even the most demanding users. The hardware filling is at a height, the rear camera consists of two lenses, there is an iris scanner and IP68 dust / moisture protection class. The uniqueness of the smartphone is in the support of the stylus S Pen, which provides new ways to interact with the device.

Everything in it is good, except for the price. Modification with 6 GB of RAM and 128 ROMs (the most minimal) when buying on the official website will cost 71,490 rubles. An extended version with 8/512 GB is offered for 91,990.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

  • Screen: 6.39 inches, AMOLED, 3120 x 1440, aspect ratio 19.5: 9
  • Processor: 8-core Huawei Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8 GB
  • Permanent memory: 128/256 GB (expandable up to 256 GB)
  • Main camera: 40 + 20 + 8 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 4200 mAh + wireless charging
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Dimensions and weight: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm, 189 g

Price: 59 990 rubles

Mate 20 Pro received a completely glass design and several gradient colors. This is the first smartphone in the history of Huawei, which was used in a curved display. It turned out huge - a diagonal of 6.39 inches.

A choice of five colors, including an unusual emerald hue. The device received a high level of protection against water and dust IP68. The main hardware features include a Kirin 980 top-level processor, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of ROM, and a slot for Nano Memory memory cards. There are three rear cameras - a standard 40 MP sensor, a telephoto lens with a resolution of 8 MP and an ultra-wide 20 MP.

This smartphone is among the best androids. It is definitely worth the money, but something in it may scare away: there is no audio jack. If this fact is not decisive for you, get ready to pay 60 thousand rubles for Mate 20 Pro.

Nokia 8 Sirocco

  • Screen: 5.5 inches, P-OLED, 2560 x 1440, 534 ppi
  • Processor: 8-core Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Permanent memory: 128 GB (expandable up to 256 GB)
  • Main camera: 12 + 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: non-removable, 3260 mAh + wireless charging
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Dimensions and weight: 140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm, 177 g

Price: 34 290 rubles

An enhanced version of the Nokia 8 was named the Nokia 8 Sirocco. She became the company's first attempt to release a device with a curved screen. The smartphone got a 5.5-inch display (the diagonal of the younger version is 5.3 inches), thin frames and improved heat / moisture protection (IP67 versus IP54 in Nokia 8).

He has a double camera made by Carl Zeiss with a double optical zoom. In Bothie mode, you can use both front and rear optics simultaneously. The device is a member of the Android One program. It is a clean operating system, it is guaranteed timely updates.

Nokia 8 Sirocco has been running the Snapdragon 835 base. The chipset is already two years old and can be considered obsolete. Nevertheless, by modern standards it is still not bad: its computational forces are quite enough for everyday tasks. The device received the function of wireless charging, a large amount of RAM, but was deprived of the audio jack. It can be called a budget option for those who want to have a device with elegantly curved side faces.

Source: www.androidauthority.com

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