Article last updated on: Aug 06, 2019

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.

Following is a list of smartphone with OLED displays:



Google Pixel 4 / 4 XL

Google's fourth-generation Android smartphone features a 90Hz 5.7" 1080x2280 (444 PPI) AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage. The Pixel 4 has a dual camera setup. The Pixel 4 XL features a larger 90Hz 6.3" 1440x3040 (537 PPI) AMOLED display.

Google Pixel 4 photo

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now shipping globally, starting at around $650 for the Pixel 4.

Huawei Mate 30 / 30 Pro

Huawei's Mate 30 smartphone sports a 6.62" 1080x2340 AMOLED display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Kirin 990 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a triple camera setup. The Mate 30 Pro features a smaller display but with a higher resolution (6.53 inches, 1176 x 2400) and a quad camera setup. The Mate 30 family of smartphones (which also include a 5G edition of the Mate 30) features a graphene heat dissipation film.

Huawei Mate 30 photo

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are now shipping, starting at around $650 for the Mate 30.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10 +

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is the company's 2019 flagship phablet device, featuring a 6.3" 2280x1080, 401 PPI, Dynamic Infinity-O AMOLED display (6.8" 3040x1440, 498 PPI, on the Note 10+) with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB (10GB on the Note 10+) of RAM, 256GB of storage and a triple-camera setup. The Note 10+ has a 5G model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 photo

For the Note 10 and 10+, Samsung upgraded the S Pen with a new design and capabilities and worked with Microsoft to enable Windows Live mirroring support for the Note 10.

The Galaxy Note 10 is now shipping starting at $949. The Galaxy Note 10+ starts at $1,099.

Apple iPhone XS

Apple's 2018 iPhone XS sports a 5.8" 1125x2436 notch-type flexible AMOLED display (produced by Samsung Display), an Hexa-Core Apple A12 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64/256/512 GB of storage and a 12MP camera. In addition to the iPhone XS, Apple also offers the larger iPhone XS Max with its 6.5" 1242x2688 flexible AMOLED.

Apple iPhone XS photo

The iPhone XS is now shipping globally starting at $999 (64GB model).

Oppo F15

Oppo's F15 smartphone features a 6.4-inch 1080x2400 AMOLED display (430 nits), a Mediatek Helio P70 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a microSD slot and a quad 48M camera setup.

Oppo F15 photo

The F15 will launch globally by the end of January 2020.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung's Galaxy S10 Lite features a 6.7" Full HD+ (2400x1080, 394 PPI) Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display, an SnapDragon 855 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage and a triple camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite photo

The S10 Lite will launch later in 2020, starting at around $750.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Lite features a 6.7" Full HD+ (2400x1080, 394 PPI) Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display, an Exynos 9810 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, S Pen support and a triple camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lite photo

The Note 10 Lite will launch later in 2020, starting at around $680.

Oppo A91

The Oppo A91 smartphone uses a 6.4-inch notch-type 1080x2400 AMOLED display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor. Other features include an Octa Core Mediatek Helio P70 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a microSD slot and a quad camera setup.

Oppo A91 photo

The Oppo A91 will ship by the end of 2019 for around $290.

Vivo X30 Pro

The Vivo X30 Pro smartphone features a 6.44-inch 1080x2400 Super AMOLED HDR (800 nits) display, with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor. Other features include an Exynos 980 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a quad camera setup.

Vivo X30 Pro photo

The Vivo X30 Pro is now shipping starting at around $550.

Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung's Galaxy A71 is a large mid-range smartphone that features a 6.7" 1080x2400 Super AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a quad-camera setup with a main 64MP sensor, a punch-hole selfie camera, a Qualcomm Snapdraon 730 chipset, 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and a microSD slot.

Samsung Galaxy A71 photo

The Galaxy A71 will ship by the end of 2019.