Irrespective of what category of users you belong to, your smartphone display will have a significant impact on your smartphone experience. After all, it’s only through the display that you consume everything your phone and the blessed internet has to offer.
The display resolution is the detail that gets the most attention, but the type of display used is equally important. AMOLED displays are the ones best suited for gratifying multimedia experience. They are characterized by deep, awesome blacks, high contrast ratio, and a bit over-saturated colors that pop. If that kind of richness is what you value above all else, here are some options to consider that cost less than Rs. 20,000
What are AMOLED displays?
If you are new to the subject, here is a brief explanation before we proceed. Unlike LCD displays, AMOLED panels don’t have a backlight. This means each pixel is powered separately. This also means the pixel can be completely turned off to show black color. Long story short, AMOLEDs have deep blacks, high contrast ratio and colors that pop. They are best suited for multimedia consumption. The whites on AMOLED are, however, less bright than whites on IPS LCD panels, which makes reading on such panels a little less than awesome (However, they are less harsh on eyes too).
Till a few years back, even the best AMOLED panels used to have an unnatural blue tint, more conspicuous on white background, but most manufacturers have worked around that by now. AMOLED screens are also more susceptible to burn-ins and degradation over a period of time, but the effect is not very noticeable throughout the normal life cycle.
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Samsung holds the expertise when it comes to AMOLED panels, and you can now avail benefits of all those years of AMOLED experience in the mid-range Galaxy j7 Pro.
The full metal unibody handset powered by 14nm octa-core Exynos 7870 processor also boasts of 64GB storage, decent camera hardware, and intuitive software. It will retail for 20,900 INR starting July 2017.
- Full metal build
- Decent camera performance
- Dedicated card slot
- Samsung Pay
- No fast charging
Gionee’s big battery and selfie phone A1 (Full Review) also has a full HD AMOLED panel. The display is crisp and vibrant and very well suited for multimedia consumption.
Other notable features include 16MP selfie camera with bokeh mode, fast fingerprint sensor, and 4000mAh battery.
- Excellent battery backup with fast charging support
- Reasonable rear camera
- 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage
- Android Nougat with Google Assistant
- Extremely fast fingerprint sensor
- Not fit for high-end gaming
- Hybrid Slot
- Big battery makes it a tad heavy
The Lenovo P2 is the latest big battery phone from Lenovo that brandishes a 5100mAh battery, a power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset, and a 5.5-Inch Full HD Super AMOLED display.
The handset is available on Flipkart in two variants: one with 3GB RAM and the other with 4GB RAM, priced at 16,999 INR and 17,999 INR.
- Excellent battery backup
- Powerful chipset
- Elegant metal body
- AMOLED display
- Hybrid SIM slot
- Tad heavy at 177 Grams
Oppo R7 Lite
The Oppo R7 Lite offers a very good quality AMOLED display wrapped in a beautiful, elegant metal body. The display resolution is 720p HD, but you shouldn’t be judging its merit on that single metric. Color reproduction and sunlight visibility are pretty good. The display is layered with a subtly-curved 2.5D Gorilla glass on the top.
Besides the AMOLED panel, decent performance, good battery backup and up to the mark camera performance are other highlights.
- Great design
- Good battery backup
- Great camera performance in optimum lighting
- Hybrid second SIM slot
- Capacitive keys are not backlit
The latest outing from Nubia in the country, the Nubia N2 is yet another contender in this list, which offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display making use of an AMOLED panel. Boasting of a mammoth 5,000mAh battery, the phone has plenty of other decent specifications, that includes a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, as well as a 16MP/13MP front/back cameras.
- Good Battery Backup
- Ample internal storage
- Elegant design
- Hybrid SIM slot
- Runs on Android Marshmallow
Last Updated on October 11, 2017