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The Best Phones With The Best Display For Every Budget (2021)


Luis Silva - (February 2021)




This is the international top 10 list. For the US version, click here


If you're here, you'll probably have already figured out that display resolution isn't everything. That's the reason I've created this list.

In my opinion, the perfect screen needs to be AMOLED, has to have any sort of an Always-On-Display, needs to be perfectly usable on a sunny day, and an HDR10+ would be a nice addition too. It obviously also needs to have at least 500 dots per inch (DPI). Now, I'm not saying that a 400 DPI display isn't perfect for most people, but 500 is usually better, and I don't believe anyone can tell the difference between a 500 and a 600 DPI display.

So, now that we have our perfect 10 display, its time to start looking for the smartphones that feature it.

If you don't have a budget for smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S21, don't worry, you can also find the right one for your own budget on one of the other seven top 10 lists.

These top 10 lists are frequently updated. At least once a month.

Phones like the Xiaomi Mi 9 are probably good enough for those who aren't looking to break the bank.

Then there's the Galaxy S21, but at twice the price of the Mi 9, it may be too expensive, despite everything that it adds.

Anyways, If you're only interested in the displays with the higher resolution (DPI) after all, check out the links at the end of this page. There's something there for you.

If you're looking for something else (besides the best display), each list has another nine alternatives.

Tips: Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones. You can also find links to Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, and Walmart (and updated prices) in any comparison article.



Pick your budget:





 Top 10 

  • #1 Samsung

    Galaxy S20 SD
    $629    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 10
    6.2" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4000mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

    Year: 2020    6.2"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 SD
  • #2 Samsung

    Galaxy S20+ SD
    $649    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 10
    6.7" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ SD
  • #3 Samsung

    Galaxy S20 EX
    $684    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.2" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4000mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

    Year: 2020    6.2"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 SD
  • #4 Samsung

    Galaxy S20+ EX
    $749    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.7" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price
    Year: 2020    6.7"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ SD
  • #6 Samsung

    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    $939    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    108+48+12Mp 4x
    5000mAh 45+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price
    Year: 2020    6.9"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.SD
  • #9 Samsung

    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    $1048    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3088
    Full Glass 256GB+
    Gorilla Glass V
    108+12+12Mp 4x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Storage
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
  • #10 Samsung

    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    $1049    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865+
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3088
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass V
    108+12+12Mp 4x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD


 Over $1000 

  • #1 Samsung

    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    $1048    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3088
    Full Glass 256GB+
    Gorilla Glass V
    108+12+12Mp 4x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Storage
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
  • #2 Samsung

    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    $1049    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865+
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3088
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass V
    108+12+12Mp 4x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
  • #5 Samsung

    Galaxy S20 U.SD
    $1349    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 855
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    108+48+12Mp 4x
    5000mAh 45+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.SD


 Under $1000 

  • #1 Samsung

    Galaxy S20+ EX
    $749    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.7" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price
    Year: 2020    6.7"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ SD
  • #3 Samsung

    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    $939    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.9" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    108+48+12Mp 4x
    5000mAh 45+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price
    Year: 2020    6.9"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.SD
  • #6 OnePlus

    8T
    $718    9.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 11
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Full Glass 128GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+16+5+2Mp
    4500mAh 65+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • OnePlus
    8
    vs
    OnePlus
    8T


  • OnePlus
    Nord
    vs
    OnePlus
    8T


 Under $700 

  • #1 Samsung

    Galaxy S20 SD
    $629    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 10
    6.2" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4000mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

    Year: 2020    6.2"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 SD
  • #2 Samsung

    Galaxy S20+ SD
    $649    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 10
    6.7" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ SD
  • #3 Samsung

    Galaxy S20 EX
    $684    9.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.2" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4000mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

    Year: 2020    6.2"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S20 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 SD
  • #5 Samsung

    Galaxy S10 SD
    $549    9.2

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 855
    Android 9
    6.1" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp 2x
    3400mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection



    Year: 2019    6.1"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S10 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10 SD
  • #7 Samsung

    Galaxy S10 EX
    $612    9.2

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 9820
    Android 9
    6.1" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp 2x
    3400mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection




    Year: 2019    6.1"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S10 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10 SD
  • #8 Samsung

    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    $540    9.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    Android 10
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    12+8+12Mp 3x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price
    -Glass Protection



  • Samsung
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
  • #10 Samsung

    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    $554    9.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    Android 10
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 256GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    12+8+12Mp 3x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Storage
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price



  • Samsung
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. S20 FE 5G


 Under $500 

  • #1 Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ SD
    $493    9.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 855
    Android 9
    6.4" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp 2x
    4100mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    -Price


    Year: 2019    6.4"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ SD
  • #2 Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ EX
    $499    9.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 9820
    Android 9
    6.4" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp 2x
    4100mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Price



    Year: 2019    6.4"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10+ SD


 Under $400 

  • #2 Samsung

    Galaxy S10e SD
    $375    8.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 855
    Android 9
    5.8" 1080x2280
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 5
    12+16Mp
    3100mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.




    Year: 2019    5.8"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy S10e EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10e SD
  • #5 Samsung

    Galaxy M51
    $396    8.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 730
    Android 10
    6.7" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    64+12+5+5Mp
    7000mAh 25+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection



    Year: 2020    6.7"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy M51
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy A71
  • #6 Xiaomi

    Mi 10 Lite
    $399    7.9

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 765
    Android 10
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+8+2+2Mp
    4160mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -Price

    Year: 2020    6.5"



  • Xiaomi
    Mi 10 Lite
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 10 Ultra
  • #9 Samsung

    Galaxy M30s
    $300    7.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 9611
    Android 9
    6.4" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 64GB+
    No Glass Prot.
    48+8+5Mp
    6000mAh 15+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection



    Year: 2019    6.4"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy M30s
    vs
    Xiaomi
    R.Note 8 Pro
  • #10 Huawei

    Mate 20
    $339    7.3

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2018
    Hisilicon Kirin 980
    Android 9
    6.5" 1080x2244
    Full Glass 64GB+
    No Glass Prot.
    12+8+16Mp 2x
    4000mAh 22+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

    Year: 2018    6.5"



  • Huawei
    Mate 20
    vs
    Huawei
    Mate 20 Pro


 Under $300 

  • #5 Xiaomi

    Mi 9 SE
    $250    8.2

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 712
    Android 9
    5.9" 1080x2340
    Full Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+8+13Mp 2x
    3070mAh 18+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -3.5mm Jack



    Year: 2019    5.9"



  • Xiaomi
    Mi 9
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 9 SE
  • #6 Samsung

    Galaxy A51
    $272    8.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 9611
    Android 10
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    48+12+5+5Mp
    4000mAh 15+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Glass Protection





    Year: 2019    6.5"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy A51
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy A71
  • #7 Samsung

    Galaxy A31
    $229    8.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Mtk Helio P65
    Android 10
    6.4" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    48+8+5+5Mp
    5000mAh 15+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection



    Year: 2020    6.4"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy A31
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy A71
  • #9 Samsung

    Galaxy A30
    $220    7.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 7904
    Android 9
    6.4" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 32GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    16+5Mp
    4000mAh 15+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Glass Protection





    Year: 2019    6.4"



  • Samsung
    Galaxy A30
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy A50


 Under $200 

  • #1 Realme

    5 Pro
    $179    7.1

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 712
    Android 9
    6.3" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    48+8+2+2Mp
    4035mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Price
    -AMOLED
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection
    Year: 2019    6.3"



  • Realme
    5 Pro
    vs
    Xiaomi
    R.Note 8 Pro
  • #3 Xiaomi

    Redmi Note 7
    $140    1.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 660
    Android 9
    6.3" 1080x2340
    Full Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+5Mp
    4000mAh 18+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Battery Life
    +Price
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight


    Year: 2019    6.3"



  • Xiaomi
    Redmi Note 7
    vs
    Xiaomi
    R.Note 8 Pro
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