Display on smartphones are growing fast with each iteration bigger than the last. At the same time, the bezels are shrinking at a phenomenal rate, keeping todays smartphones pocketable and operably with one hand. Here are eight of the best smartphones with 6.5-inch or bigger display.
Smartphones with Unapologetically Big Display
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.5-inch display. If you are shopping around for some of the best smartphones with a big display, at or bigger than the display on the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, here are your options.
Top 8 Best Smartphones with Displays at 6.5-inch or Bigger
We list the smartphones below in order of display size from the biggest to the smallest at 6.5-inch. We also included a super sized smartphone with 7.2-inch display at the bottom of the article.
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 6.8-inch
- OnePlus 7T Pro 6.67-inch
- Oppo Reno 10x Zoom 6.6-inch
- ASUS ROG Phone 2 6.59-inch
- Honor 9X 6.59-inch
- OnePlus 7T 6.55-inch
- Huawei Mate 20 6.53-inch
- Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 6.5-inch
BONUS: Huawei Mate 20 X 7.2-inch
1. Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 6.8-inch
- Display: 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED
- Resolution: 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio 498 ppi density)
Topping our list in terms of screen size is Samsung’s latest addition to its popular Note series, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Ever since the launch of the Note series in October 2011, Samsung has annually released numerous mouthwatering successors to the original Galaxy Note, and the year 2019 didn’t disappoint either.
Officially released on August 7 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus may not be the most powerful device on the market, but its 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen is so big that it takes up the entire front of the phone. Its trademark edge-to-edge design and curved display is carried over from Galaxy S10 save that the cut out for Note10+ is in the centre instead of the top right corner.
The pixel density, sharpness and brightness of the gorgeous display will definitely eat a little more battery power, but the device is powered by a massive 4,300mAh capacity battery. On top of that, it has plenty of memory with 12GB of RAM and a powerful Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 chipset (region dependent) to ensure that you enjoy the device to the fullest. While you are doing that, the vapour chamber cooling system keeps the handset cool to touch.
2. OnePlus 7T Pro 6.67-inch
- Display: 6.67-inch OLED display
- Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
Coming in at second place with a hand-stretching 6.67-inch display is the OnePlus 7 Pro by Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus Technology. Released on May 14, 2019, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s most expensive smartphone yet, and there are a million reasons why. It has a breathtaking 6.67-inch edge-to-edge display with eye-popping colors and clarity. Also, the display features an innovative in-display fingerprint sensor that is faster and more responsive than anything you’ve seen before.
Five months later, in October 2019, the OnePlus 7T Pro was launched. Essentially the same phone but with a slightly faster processor. Using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus this time, the introduction of the new phone shows the company’s commitment to give its customers the latest technology at the right price. With Snapdragon 855 Plus, it boasts 15% faster graphics rendering and processing speeds.
The 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED 90Hz notchless display is a sight to behold with a higher QHD+ resolution than its predecessors. That’s 3120 x 1440 Pixels altogether achieving 516ppi with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by an impressive 4085mAh Li-Ion battery and Warp Charge 30T, so you have nothing to worry about when it comes to battery life and keeping it topped up. A must buy for lovers of beautiful displays and gamers. A future proof 5G version is also available in the form of the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.
3. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom 6.6-inch
- Display: 6.6-inch AMOLED
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio 387 ppi density
Not a name you hear very often but this flagship smartphone with a quirky angled pop-up camera from Oppo, the Reno 10x Zoom has a real full view display with no notch or cut-out hole. But the biggest draw has to be the 10x Hybrid Zoom (16-160mm) using a combination of 13MP periscope telephoto lens, 8MP wide-angle lens and 48MP ultra clear main camera. At 10x zoom, you’ve got to have super steady hands, and thanks to dual optical image stabilisation (OIS) you can safely take fully zoomed shots with one hand without worrying about blurry image.
Other clever features include the Ultra Night Mode 2.0 achieved with Sony’s 48MP ultra large 1/2.0″ sensor and equally large f/1.7 aperture. Together with MFNR and HDR software algorithms, it can capture amazing low light shots without over-exposure. The pop-up front facing camera houses a 16MP F2.0 sensor.
The housing is pivoted to the left and takes only 0.8 seconds to deploy. It not only provides the front facing camera with soft light, there is also a receiver for bokeh effects and rear flash. And, in case you are wondering, there is a drop detection system that automatically retractions the camera to avoid damage to the camera.
Aside from the 10x Hybrid Zoom camera and the pivot front camera, the phone features a stunning uninterrupted edge to edge screen like on the OnePlus 7T Pro. Again, there are no holes or notches to get in the way and Oppo has put much effort into reducing the bottom chin bezel, making it only 3.5m, barely noticeable. This means the Reno 10x zoom has a industry leading screen-to-body ratio of 93.1%.
4. ASUS ROG Phone 2 6.59-inch
- Display: 6.59-inch AMOLED 120Hz/1ms 10-bit HDR display
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio 391 ppi density
Sold as a gamers’ smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone 2, from the Taiwanese tech company, ASUS is a beefy smartphone in both specs and size. Popular for its motherboards, graphics cards, gaming PC and laptop, ASUS brings their ROG brand to phones. We have seen what the ROG Strix tower PCs and Gaming Laptops are capable of, now enjoy the same gaming experience on the phone.
Currently in its second generation, the ROG Phone 2 uses the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. It is also the first to incorporate a high refresh display. Instead of 90Hz on the OnePlus, the ROG Phone 2 has an AMOLED display capable of 120Hz. It also has a super high capacity battery at 6000mAh and to keep that topped, the phone supports fast charging.
Features that will certainly delight gamers include side charging design so you can continue playing when the phone is plugged in and to keep the device cool, GameCool II vapor-chamber specially designed cooling system. There is a pair of front facing speakers on either side and dual surround vibration both on the phone and headphone to get in the game.
To power it all, the Snapdragon 855 Plus chip clicking in at 2.96GHz is paired with up to 12GB of memory. Internal memory options goes up to 1TB and with the chipset, the phone enjoys up to 2Gbps of Cat 20 LTE download speeds. But the real game changer is the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display.
5. Honor 9X 6.59-inch
- Display: 6.59-inch display LTPS IPS LCD panel
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
The budget smartphone maker upped the ante again with the Honor 9X. One of Honor’s many flagship killer phones, it has a huge 6.59-inch FullView display. Like the OnePlus 7T Pro, it achieves a full display design by adopting a pop-up selfie cameras for a notch-less panel. This also helped increase the screen to body ratio is a high 91%. While the big display has a healthy resolution of Full HD+ at 1080 x 2340 and comes with blue eye filter.
For the main rear shooter, it combines three different cameras, a 2MP depth-assist camera for edge detection in portrait mode, big 48MP main camera with large 1/2″ sensor and wide F1.8 Aperture and an 8MP Super Wide Angle Camera with 120 degrees field of vision and intelligent distortion correction built-in.
Powered by Kirin 710F octa-core processor and paired with a reasonable 4GB RAM memory, the device is generally sufficient for all apps and even games. Plus, GPU Turbo 3.0 lets you enjoy lag free, full frame gaming with no glitches. All that goodness is wrapped in a smooth back panel with a glimmering pearl X effect with the Sapphire Blue option.
For internal storage, the Honor 9X has 128GB with support for up to 512GB via microSD slot. All that is powered by a high capacity 4000mAh battery for all day usage chargeable via Type-C USB port. Unfortunately, being a budget device, there is no quick charging support.
6. OnePlus 7T – 6.55-inch
- Display: 6.55-inch AMOLED
- Resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio 402 ppi density
Don’t forget the equally impressive OnePlus 7T, the smaller sibling of the OnePlus 7T Pro. At 6.55-inch the super smooth 90Hz display on the OnePlus 7T isn’t far off from the 6.67-inch on the Pro. The Fluid Display is based on Super AMOLED and supports 1000 nit brightness, HDR10+, in-display fingerprint sensor and is TUV certified to be easy on the eye especially in the dark with blue light reduction.
7. Huawei Mate 30 Pro 6.53-inch
- Display: 6.53-inch display OLED panel ultra-curved screen
- Resolution: 1176 x 2400 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
The Huawei P30 Pro may not make it to the list due to its 6.47-inch display but the new Huawei Mate 30 Pro launched in September 2019 accomplished this with a 6.53-inch OLED display with FullHD+ resolution. Like the Samsung Galaxy S series, it adopts an ultra curved edge display but keeps the conventional notch. The touch sensitive curves double as virtual buttons to replace physical ones using what Huawei terms side-touch interaction.
Powered by the company’s own flagship octa-core processor, the Kirin 990 chipset clocks in at 2.86GHz (2 cores), 2.09GHz (2 cores) and 1.86GHz (4 cores). This is matched with a generous 8GB RAM while internal storage options of 128GB or 256GB fast UFS3.0 ROM are available. To add more memory, use the Nano Memory card slot for up to 256GB more storage. A high capacity 4500mAh battery with SuperCharge fast charging support.
Most important of the features on this phone is undoubtedly the main camera. The rear shooter is made up of not three but four cameras. The quad camera setup is located in the top middle section of the back plate inside a circular halo ring. The four cameras are 40MP Cine Camera for video, 40MP SuperSensing Camera for stills, 8MP Telephoto Camera and 3D Depth Sensing Camera.
8. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 6.5-inch
- Display: 6.5-inch display OLED panel
- Resolution: 1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
The world went crazy when Apple announced the release of its latest flagship devices for the year 2019, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max is actually worth the hype. There’s the luxury of three killer rear cameras and excellent battery life, but what fascinates millions of iPhone users around the world is the gorgeous 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display in front of the device with a resolution of 2688 x 1242.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max’s massive screen is powered by a bigger and better battery at 3969mAh, bigger than previous versions, and promises more than 12 hours of uninterrupted internet surfing and gaming (if that’s your thing). With 4GB of RAM and running on Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is just what you need if price is not a problem for you.
BONUS: Huawei Mate 20 X 7.2-inch
- Display: 7.2-inch OLED display
- Resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~346 ppi density)
Breaching the top end of the 6-inch mark is the Huawei Mate 20 X. With a whooping display at 7.2-inch the phone is huge, inching into tablet territory. It is everything one wants on a flagship smartphone with a humungous OLED display. With a big display and chassis comes more room for battery too and the Huawei Mate 20 X delivers with a super sized 5000mAh battery.
Even though the display is big, it comes in a compact body with zero bezel bar the chin. The backplate while is made of glass has micro-engravings on them. This not only gives it an aesthetic appeal particularly in the way it filters the colour layer and reflect light for a glittering effect but offers a non-slip and anti-fingerprint finish. The latter is important for one handed operation especially with a phone this size.
There is even a 5G version in the form of the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G.