Big screen smartphones may seem commonplace these days, but at one point of time, there was only an odd phone that would sport a big display. However, once smartphones with big displays went mainstream with the introduction of several budget offerings, they have been the rage ever since.
While companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and others capitalised on this trend, it is worth noting that not all big screen smartphones are comparable. Several aspects like the display technology, sharpness, brightness and even touch response matter a lot.
If you are looking for a smartphone with a big, vivid display, we have compiled a list of the best big screen smartphones in India across different price segments.
Samsung has been the go-to smartphone maker besides Apple when it comes to stunning, sharp displays. That is reflected in the Galaxy S10 Plus as well, which features a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a laser-cut capsule hole on the top right. This, coupled with the thin bezels mean that you get a big, high resolution display that is pocketable.
The Galaxy S10 runs on Android 9.0 Pie with the brand new One UI on top. One of the goals of One UI is to make UI navigation easier on big screen smartphones, making it the perfect complement. It is powered by the Exynos 9820 chipset and has ample memory and storage to keep performance up to snuff.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review
While the Galaxy S10 Plus is a great smartphone, there is no beating the Galaxy Note series when it comes the best big display smartphones. Undoubtedly, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is the best smartphone out there if you are looking for a big display. In conjunction with One UI and the enhanced S-Pen, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus offers an unrivalled big screen experience.
Add to it the fact that the Note 10 Plus features the latest cutting-edge technology that Samsung currently has to offer and you get the perfect recipe for a great experience.
Asus continues to build upon its ROG brand of gaming hardware with the launch of the ROG Phone 2. Featuring the most high-end specs that an Android phone currently can, the ROG Phone 2 is the latest gaming beast in town that offers maximum performance at mid-range prices.
The biggest draw of the ROG Phone 2 is its vivid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate that offers an extremely smooth experience. While the mobile gaming industry is still developing, the ROG Phone 2 can be a good option if you want that ultimate gaming experience on an Android smartphone.
Read our hands-on review: Asus ROG Phone 2 (opens in new tab)
Apple has been known for its excellent cameras, but the debut of the Pixel smartphones has taken some sheen off the iPhones. While Apple took a while to bounce back in the smartphone photography game, it seems to have finally delivered with the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Apple has taken the best of the technologies at its disposal and integrated it all in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The big display, big battery, the perfect trifecta of cameras on the back and a night mode that really shines - the iPhone 11 Pro Max delivers on all fronts.
Read our full review: iPhone 11 Pro Max (opens in new tab)
The OnePlus 7T Pro, the company’s latest flagship device features a huge 6.67-inch display, which is the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro. It is Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
With the OnePlus 7T Pro, the Chinese smartphone maker takes on the likes of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, the Galaxy S10 Plus and the iPhone XS series.
At launch, the Pixel 3 XL offered one of the best camera experiences on an Android smartphone, and even bested the latest iPhone in the market. However, the fact that it has a fairly big 6.3-inch display goes unnoticed.
The Pixel 3 XL’s big high-resolution display is complemented by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 4GB RAM which is good enough to binge watch Netflix or Hotstar occasionally and you get the cleanest UI experience with fast updates
Also Read: Google Pixel 3 XL review
Huawei has come out of the shadows over the last few years, establishing itself in many major markets around the world. The P30 Pro is the company’s most advanced smartphone to be launched recently. It sports a 6.47-inch OLED display with a 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 398ppi pixel density.
The Huawei P30 Pro excels in most multitasking aspects, offering a zippy fast and smooth experience. The EMUI custom interface does need some optimisations, but overall, the display, camera and the performance offer a very solid experience.
Read the full review: Huawei P30 Pro review
Huawei has been upping the game in the high-end smartphone segment with some major improvements in smartphone photography. With the Mate 30 Pro, the Chinese tech giant has one-upped itself by using two 40MP cameras, offering the best smartphone photography experience out there.
Other aspects of the phone also shine, with the Mate 30 Pro packing a vibrant 6.4-inch OLED display and super fast storage and charging technologies. The only downside, apart from its hefty price tag is that it doesn't have access to Google services.
For a while, Apple continued to offer iPhones with displays that were smaller on an average when compared to the competition. That, however, changed with the 'Plus' and the 'XS' series. The iPhone XS Max has the biggest display on an iPhone so far, making it a great companion for gaming and watching TV shows or movies.
If budget is not a constraint, the iPhone XS Max is the phone to go for as it brings a supersized experience to the table that is very user centric - a vivid screen that is backed by great audio output and the sheer power of the A12 Bionic.
Also Read: Apple iPhone XS Max review
With the launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro, the Chinese smartphone maker has propelled itself to the next level. The 7 Pro is supposed to take the fight to the high-end premium offerings like the Galaxy S10 series and the iPhone XS.
Sporting a Quad HD+ panel for the first time, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the most premium smartphone till date. This reflects in its performance, design as well as the price.
Xiaomi promised its new Redmi K series would be “Flagship Killer 2.0” and that seems to be fairly accurate, given the kind of specs that the Redmi K20 Pro offers at a starting price of Rs 27,999. Xiaomi is clearly taking the battle to OnePlus, which has developed a cult-like following amongst people looking for premium specs at affordable prices.
OnePlus constantly increasing the prices of its smartphones has also helped in popularizing the Redmi K20 Pro.
Continuing its efforts to keep its Galaxy A series of smartphones fresh and up to date, Samsung recently launching the Galaxy A70s in India. Sporting a massive 6.7-inch display, the Galaxy A70s offers vast screen real estate while still keeping the price under control.
If you want that phablet experience with an efficient chipset, a decent set of cameras and a big battery, the Galaxy A70s is a noteworthy option.
Realme has been making a splash since its debut last year. Over the last few months, the company has aggressively expanded its portfolio of smartphones right from the entry-level to the budget segment. The Realme XT is the latest in this line, and offers a versatile camera experience coupled with a vibrant display and a big battery.
The design of the Realme XT is also noteworthy, although it could be slightly over the top for people who prefer sticking to neat lines and patterns. Nevertheless, the Realme XT is a very good option in its segment.
Read our full review: Realme XT