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:

Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro

Google's Pixel 6 smartphone features a 6.4-inch 1800x2400 90Hz AMOLED display, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, Google Tensor chipset, dual camera setup, 8GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and 5G connectivity.

Google Pixel 6 photo

The Pixel 6 Pro sports a larger and higher-quality display, a 6.7-inch 1440x3120 120Hz LTPO AMOLED. The Pixel 6 Pro also features a larger battery and an improved triple-camera setup.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro features a 6.1" 1170x2532 (460 PPI) 10Hz-120Hz 1200 nits LTPO AMOLED display, Apple's A15 Bionic chipset, Dual-SIM, 8 GB of RAM, and 128Gb to 1TB storage options. There iPhone 13 Pro also sports a quad camera setup, 5G connectivity and Dual SIM support.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro photo

The iPhone 13 Pro Max shares similar specification, with a larger 6.7-inch 1284x2778 (258 PPI) AMOLED.

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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.

Xiaomi 11i / 11i HyperCharge

Xiaomi's 11i smartphone features a 6.67" 1200 nits 120Hz 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a MediaTek 920 5G chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a microSDXC slot and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi 11i photo

The Xiaomi 11i will ship soon globally for around $375.

OnePlus 10 Pro

The OnePlus 10 Pro smartphone features a 6.7-inch 120Hz 1300 nits 1440x3216 LTPO2 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

OnePlus 10 Pro photo

The OnePlus 10 Pro is now shipping starting for $740.

Honor Magic V

The Honor Magic V is a foldable OLED smartphone that features a 7.9-inch foldable 90Hz 1984x2272 AMOLED display, and an external 6.45-inch 1080x2560 120hz AMOLED. Other features include a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, 256/512 GB of storage and a triple 50MP camera setup.

Honor Magic V photo

The Honor Magic V will ship by the end of January 2022 in China starting at around $1,600.

Vivo V23 / V23 Pro

Vivo's V23 5G smartphone features a 6.44-inch 90Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a MediaTek 920 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and a dual-camera selfie setup.

Vivo V23 5G photo

The V23 Pro offers a larger 6.56" 90Hz 1080x2376 AMOLED display, and better specifications including a 108MP main camera sensor. Both the V23 and V23 Pro offer a color-changing external material that changes the color when exposed to sunlight.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE 5G offers a 6.4" 120Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G photo

The S21 FE will ship by January 11, starting at around $850.

Realme GT2 / GT2 Pro

Realme's GT2 smartphone offers A 6.62" 120Hz 1,300 nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, a triple camera setup and a graphene-based cooling system:

Realme GT2 photo

The GT2 Pro offers a 6.7" 120Hz 1,400-nits 1440x3216 LTPO2 AMOLED display, a snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256/512 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi 12 / 12 Pro / 12X

Xiaomi's 12 smartphone sports a 6.28" 120Hz 1,100-nits 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi 12 photo

The Xiaomi 12 Pro offers an upgraded display - a 6.73" 120Hz 1,500-nits LTPO 1440x3200 AMOLED, and other upgraded specification. The Xiaomi 12X is similar to the 12 but with an older chipset.

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