Slide Up The Camera: Top 5 Slider and Pop-Up Camera Smartphones in India

For years now, smartphone companies have been trying their best to design a mobile phone with a full-screen display. The revolution truly began when Apple launched the ‘iPhone X’. The smartphone immediately became the talk of the town for its notch design. Soon after, almost every phone that was introduced came with a notch design in different shapes and sizes. However, the notch design only helped save screen space, it did not provide a full-screen display. After months of competing with each other, some Android OEM’s successfully managed to design full-display smartphones. At the end of 2018, we finally have quite a few slider and pop-up camera smartphones in India.

For all this time, we have been waiting for complete bezel-less display mobile phones. Now, they are finally here. These smartphones come with a complete bezel-less display with the camera appearing through a pop-up camera or a sliding mechanism. 2019 is going to see more such cameras with full-screen displays. Additionally, with Samsung coming up with Infinity display smartphones, we are going to see fewer bezels and more display. Here are the top 5 slider and pop-up camera smartphones in India.

Vivo NEX

Slide Up The Camera: Top 5 Slider and Pop-Up Camera Smartphones in India

Vivo NEX Smartphone

With a pop-up camera, Vivo became the first to design a truly bezel-less display smartphone called the Vivo NEX. The camera pops-up when the front camera mode is opened. Similarly, the pop-up camera is hidden once you switch from the front camera mode. The front camera sports an 8-megapixel sensor. On the other end, the rear camera features a dual camera setup with 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. The smartphone comes with powerful specifications which makes it one of the best high-end smartphones in 2018. Here are the specs highlights:

  • 6.59-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 8GB RAM coupled with 128/256GB storage
  • 4000mAh battery
ProsCons
The smartphone features a futuristic designIt is heavy on the hands at 199g
SD 845 SoC paired with an octa-core processor makes it a decent gaming smartphoneLack of microSD card for memory expansion
A 4000mAh battery paired with a 25W charger makes it faster than Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0The display does not have any protection (gorilla glass)
High-quality audio with no distortion
Supports uninterrupted multitasking
Supports an in-display fingerprint scanner

 

Overall Score Board

Display
8
Battery Life
9
Camera
8.5
Durability
8.5

 

To better understand how the pop-up camera mechanism works, here is a video by Vivo India. The video shows how the pop-camera works and how durable the camera is.

Oppo Find X

Slide Up The Camera: Top 5 Slider and Pop-Up Camera Smartphones in India

Oppo Find X Smartphone

Smartphone company Oppo was not far behind to design a full display smartphone after the launch of Vivo NEX. A few weeks after Vivo, even Oppo launched a full display smartphone with a pop-up camera called the Oppo Find X. Interestingly, in this smartphone the front and the rear camera are revealed through the pop-up camera. The sensors are concealed on slide-out tray making it one of the best bezel-less display mobile phones. Additionally, the smartphone also comes with the ‘face-unlock’ feature. Here are the other specs:

  •  6.42-inch AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 8GB RAM coupled with 256GB storage
  • 3730mAh battery
  • Rear Camera: 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel
  • Front Camera: 25-megapixel
ProsCons
One of the best selfie camera mobile phonesMissing a 3.5mm headphone jack
The design and display is incredibleDoes not come with water & dust resistance
Support for VOOC fast chargingA little heavy to carry around
Face unlock feature is super quick & responsiveLacks a fingerprint sensor
Front & rear panel is protected with Gorilla Glass 5
Top class performance with an almost bezel-less display

Overall Score Board

Display
9
Battery Life
8
Camera
9
Durability
8.5

 

Lenovo Z5 Pro

Slide Up The Camera: Top 5 Slider and Pop-Up Camera Smartphones in India

Lenovo Z5 Pro Smartphone

Moving on to the sliding mechanism smartphones; Lenovo Z5 Pro is an upcoming smartphone which will feature a slider design. The slider will hide the front camera and the other sensors usually seen on the front display. Moreover, Lenovo also claims that the Z5 Pro comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor that can unlock the device in 0.2 seconds. However, seeing its price in the international markets, it is safe to say that this smartphone will be one of the most affordable pop-up camera smartphones. Take a look at the specs:

  • 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor
  • 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB storage
  • 3350mAh battery
  • Rear Camera: 16-megapixel + 24-megapixel
  • Front Camera: 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel
ProsCons
One of the most affordable pop-up camera smartphonesMissing a 3.5mm headphone jack
A super fast in-display fingerprint sensorThe battery cannot be removed
Can record 4K videos at 30fpsThe internal memory cannot be expanded
Users can customize what actions are turned on when the slider is opened
Sound quality is excellent

 

Overall Score Board

Display
7.5
Battery Life
8
Camera
8
Durability
8

 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Slide Up The Camera: Top 5 Slider and Pop-Up Camera Smartphones in India

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Smartphone

Before touchscreen smartphones become the trend, sliding and foldable smartphones were the common mobile phone designs. And, it looks like the trend for these sliding and foldable smartphones will be back. The Xiaomi mobiles price list has offered an extensive range of amazing smartphones in India, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be another great addition to the list. The smartphone is expected to launch sometime during early 2019.

Like Lenovo Z5 Pro, even this phone comes with a slider. The slider smartly hides the front camera and the other sensors. Additionally, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is one of the most gorgeous pop-up camera smartphones on the list. Along with a fingerprint scanner, the smartphone also sports a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. Take a look at the specs:

  • 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 10GB RAM coupled with 256GB storage
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel
  • Front Camera: 24-megapixel + 2-megapixel
ProsCons
Beautiful and modern designMemory cannot be expanded with a MicroSD
10GB RAM ensures super smooth uninterrupted multitaskingLacks a 3.5mm headphone jack
A powerful 4000mAh battery backed with fast chargingDoes not come with an IP rating for water & dust resistance
Supports wireless charging
A powerful processor with Adreno 630 GPU calls for a smooth gaming experience

 

Overall Score Board

Display
9.5
Battery Life
8.5
Camera
9
Durability
8

 

Honor Magic 2

Slide Up The Camera: Top 5 Slider and Pop-Up Camera Smartphones in India

Honor Magic 2 Smartphone

Huawei announced the Honor Magic 2 smartphone grandly. The smartphone also features a slider which hides the front camera and other sensors. Interestingly, the most highlighted feature on this smartphone is the front and rear triple camera setup. And if that wasn’t enough, Honor also added the 3D face recognition technology which ensures safe and secure face unlock. It is safe to say, that Honor Magic 2 is one of the most feature-filled pop-up camera smartphones. As of now, whether or not if the smartphone will launch in India is unknown. Here are the specs:

  • 6.39-inch AMOLED display
  • Kirin 980 processor
  • 8GB RAM coupled with 256GB storage
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Rear Camera: 16-megapixel + 16-megapixel + 24-megapixel
  • Front Camera: 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
ProsCons
8GB RAM ensures uninterrupted multitaskingIt is a little heavy at 206g
Performance is smooth and lag-freeLacks a gorilla glass protection
Apart from dual front camera mobiles, this is the first triple front camera smartphoneLimited alternatives for slider trigger
Supports Face ID & in-display fingerprint sensor
Supports active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

Overall Score Board

Display
8.5
Battery Life
8
Camera
9.5
Durability
8.5

 

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