Article last updated on: Nov 08, 2020

In recent years OLED technology has emerged as the leading smartphone display technology, and the world's most popular phone vendors are all shipping AMOLED smartphones.

Huawei Honor Note 10 photo

In 2018, over 500 million AMOLED screens were produced - mostly to satisfy demand from mobile phones vendors. The smartphone OLED 2018 market was led by Samsung, who has been using AMOLEDs in its high-end phones for many years, followed by Apple, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei and others. Samsung is branding its smartphone OLED displays as Super AMOLED display.

Most premium phones today adopt flexible OLED displays. Apple for example is using a flexible 5.8" 1125x2436 OLED (made by SDC) in its 2018 iPhone XS (the iPhone XS Max sports a larger 6.5" 1242x2688 flexible AMOLED). Display experts say that the iPhone XS Display is the world's best smartphone display.

OLEDs - the best smartphone displays?

Most display experts and consumers agree that OLED displays are the world's best smartphone displays. The best smartphone OLED displays are the Super AMOLED displays produced by Samsung Display, but other OLED producers (such as LG and BOE Display) are also producing high quality OLEDs.

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Following is a list of smartphone with OLED displays:

Samsung Galaxy S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is the company's flagship 2021 smartphones. The GS21 sports a 6.2-inch 1080x2400 120Hz 1,300 nits HDR10+ Dynamic AMOLED display, an Exynos 2100 chipset (or Snapdragon 888 in some markets) , 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S21 range photo

The GS21+ features a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED, but otherwise keeps pretty much the same features and specifications. The Galaxy S21 Ultra features a 6.8-inch 1440x3200 Dynamic AMOLED 2X (LTPO reportedly), which features 1,500 nits. The GS21 also offers a quad camera setup and a 16 GB RAM and 512 GB of storage variant.

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Realme Q3 Pro 5G

Realme's Q3 Pro 5G smartphone uses a 6.32" 120Hz 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a MediaTek MT6891Z chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Realme Q3 Pro 5G photo

The Realme Q3 Pro 5G is now shipping in China, starting at around $250.

Xiaomi Mi 11X / Mi 11X Pro

Xiaomi's Mi 11X Smartphone uses a 6.67-inch 120Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 870 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Photo

The Mix 11 X Pro features the same display, but with an upgraded chipset (Snapdragon 888), a 256GB storage option and better cameras.

ZTE Axon 30 Pro / Ultra

The ZTE Axon 30 Pro smartphone features a 6.67-inch 120Hz HRD10+ 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a quad camera setup, 5G connectivity and Dual-SIM.

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G photo

The Axon 30 Ultra features a similar display but with a faster refresh rate (144 Hz), more storage and RAM options (up to 16GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage) and upgraded cameras.

Sony Xperia 1III / 5 III / 10 III

Sony's 2021 smartphone range includes the 1 III, the 5 III and the 10 III. The flagship 1 III phone features a 6.5-inch HDR 120Hz 1644x3840 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, a microsdxc memory slot, 5 G connectivity and a quad camera setup.

Sony Xperia 1III photo

The 5 III offers a smaller 6.1-inch 120Hz 1080x2520 HDR AMOLED, smaller storage memory and a triple camera setup. The 10 III offers lower specifications and a smaller 6-inch 1080x2520 OLED display.

Lenovo Legion Duel 2

Lenovo's Legion Duel 2 is a high-end gaming smartphone that features a 6.92-inch 144Hz HDR10+ 1080x2460 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, 12/16 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, a dual camera setup, a motorized pop-up selfie camera, gaming buttons and two cooling fans.

Lenovo Legion Duel 2 photo

The Legion Duel 2 will start shipping in May 2021 starting at around $950.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold

Xiaomi's Mi Mix Fold is the company first foldable OLED smartphone. It features a main 8.01-inch HDR10+ 1860x2480 AMOLED display that folds inwardly, and an external 6.52-inch 90Hz HDR10+ 840x2520 AMOLED display.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold photo

Other specification include a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12/16 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Xiaomi Mi 11

Xiaomi's Mi 11 smartphone series includes several smartphones, all with AMOLED displays. First up is the Mi 11 Ultra, which sports a 6.81-inch 120Hz HDR+ (1,700 nits peak) 1440x3200 AMOLED displays. Other features include a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage, a triple camera setup, 5G connectivity and a 1.1" AMOLED as a selfie viewfinder.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra photo

The Mi 11 Pro features a similar display, but with a slightly downgraded camera setup and less memory options. The Mi 11i has a 6.67-inch 120Hz HDR10+ (1,300 nits peak) 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

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