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Top 5 Smartphones For Watching Movies

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We all do use our smartphones on a daily basis, either for work or casual usage, but there a large variety of people who prefer to watch movies as well on their smartphones, and to complement that they need a great display with some decent sound output for an immersive experience. Not all smartphones are great for watching movies, but if you do particularly want a smartphone for watching movies, here we do compile a list of smartphones for the same.

By Akhil Taneja - 
18th Mar 2020
Best Smartphones to watch Movies

Highlights of the Story

  • Everyone Does Like to Watch Some or the other type of Content on their Smartphones
  • Smartphones Featuring a Great Display and Speakers make up for a great and immersive experience
  • Smartphones have started to come with HDR10 Support, Widevine L1 to stream content in HD from Netflix, Amazon and a lot more

If you are searching for the Best smartphones with immersive experiences to watch movies on your smartphone you have ended at the right place. In this fast-paced world, nobody wants to miss their favourite movies or web series on the go be it the Netflix/Amazon shows. And with the technology like massive storage space and cheap data connectivity you can stream or download your favourite shows just with few fingertips on your smartphones. Looking for a smartphone? We will be looking into different factors too like Dolby Atmos support, Widevine L1 support, HDR10 certifications and many more. Today we give you our top smartphone picks for watching videos on the go.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 

Samsung S20 Ultra

Samsung’s recently launched “Ultra” flagship is a beast when it comes to its camera, high-end specifications or its massive battery. It nails all the corners you give it with. We all know about the display quality of Samsung’s Display Panels, and one should not be surprised when this flagship boasts a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ (1440×3200) immersive dynamic AMOLED 2K Display which they are calling it. Bezels are pushed way back and there’s no notch just a minuscule camera hole. The HDR10+ certified Infinity-O Display offers a big, immersive screen with limited onscreen interruptions. This is the best display you can get in the market right now. For gamers, it also has a 120Hz refresh rate. Streaming content from Netflix or Amazon Prime isn’t a hassle, users can stream in FHD resolution and HDR10 content as well and enjoy the immersive viewing experience. 

OnePlus 7T Pro

Another flagship device from OnePlus, The OnePlus 7T Pro comes with a stunning and a  spacious 6.67-inch display. Videos and images are clear and sharp, easy to deal with, the display doesn’t hurt much in the eyes with an astounding 516 pixels per inch. The OnePlus 7T Pro comes with the new standard in high-dynamic-range technology, HDR10+ which produces deeper blacks, brighter whites, and bolder, more accurate colors. The OnePlus 7T Pro is certified for HDR playback on Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video, so watch all your favorites like never before. The speakers also play an important role on a device and with the OnePlus 7T Pro,  The stereo speakers at this price have set a new standard. The other specifications of the device also include a triple rear camera setup comprising of a primary 48-megapixel sensor, an ultra-wide angled lens, and a telephoto lens as well. The Display isn’t just a common display seen on other phones, it’s a 90Hz Refresh Rate panel roaring out an advantage in fluidness and for gamers. The phone is a beast when it comes to the performance as it sports the Snapdragon 855+ Chipset and comes packed in with a 4,085mAh battery capacity onboard.

Also Read: OnePlus 7T Pro Review

iPhone 11 Pro Max:

Top Smartphones For Watching Movies iphone 11 pro max

To all those iPhone lovers out there we have got you covered too. In our top 5 list, of course, we are including an iPhone but just a heads up this might not be for everyone. The Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 11 pro max boasts not one but two new record levels of brightness. The peak brightness hits up to 800 nits when you’re out in the sun, great for shooting and watching videos. Another factor that comes into play is the True Tone Display which automatically adapts the color temperature and brightness according to your surroundings on the go and up to 1200 nits when you’re viewing the content in extremely harsh light. But the iPhones hit up with a big con, as the full-screen viewing experience is blocked by the humongous notch housing the important face-id sensors. We all know, how good the cameras on the iPhones are sporting a triple rear camera setup of 12-megapixel primary, a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide, a 12-megapixel Telephoto lens as well. Under the hood, the device is power-packed with Apple’s A13 Bionic Chipset. Overall with all these specifications packed into just a single smartphone, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is not only just a great smartphone for watching movies, but is overall one of the best smartphones one can buy. 

Also read: iPhone 11 Pro Max Review

Huawei Mate 30 Pro:

Probably the only device on this list with a waterfall display. The ultra-curved screen edges offer a wider area for interactions which also replace the physical buttons for a seamless design. You can naturally adjust the volume or enjoy quad-finger game control with this innovative side-touch interaction. The device is also power-packed with the Huawei’s Kirin 990 Chipset and comes with a set of capable cameras comprising of, a 40-megapixel primary, an 8-megapixel Telephoto, and a 40-megapixel ultra-wide angled lens. For the display. The encircled glass comes with 88-degree ultra-curves. The Display is HDR10 Certified that means you can watch content with HDR support without any issues on this device. With its overall packed specifications, this is one of the most capable devices you can get out there in the market although there have been many trade wars. The phone comes with a 6.53-inch display with a resolution of 1176×2400 pixels. The big 4500 mAh battery will keep you glued to your seat while watching anything. It Offers the best-in-class 40W HUAWEI Supercharge. The Mate 30 Pro in our opinion is the best travel companion you can have.

Also Read: Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review

Redmi K20 Pro:

Top 5 Smartphones For Watching Movies redmi k20 pro

Out of budget, Redmi’s got your back. Redmi’s only flagship in India is a no-compromise on anything at this price segment while everyone was looking out for Xiaomi’s ex-sub brand POCO to launch its successor. The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a 6.39 inches AMOLED panel, the display is HDR10 Certified, doesn’t have any interruptions such as a punch hole or a notch. It comes with a pop-up selfie camera which allows for a full-screen viewing experience. The impressive 91.9%screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut allows you to get the most out of your screen for entertainment. Under the hood, the K20 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 855, has an interesting triple rear camera setup comprising of a primary 48-megapixel, a secondary 13-megapixel ultra-wide and an 8-megapixel Telephoto lens. The high-capacity battery sized at 4,000mAh along with 27w sonic fast charging allows you to use your phone for work and play uninterrupted. The K20 Pro is also one of the few smartphones to sport a 3.5mm headphone jack, the sound quality from the speakers and the jack is excellent and gives an immersive experience while watching content.

Also Read: Redmi K20 Pro Review

These were a few devices which according to our opinion were the best devices one could buy for watching movies or any other form of media content. All these smartphones sport an excellent display and offer an immersive viewing experience. 

Update:

OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro having the HDR 10+, a higher resolution, great brightness levels and colourful hues is one amongst the best smartphones available in the Indian market when it comes to matters of the display. The corning Gorilla Glass v5 guarantees screen protection. The phone is capable of giving you the experience of watching realistic, highlighted and in depth scenes along with its fluid 6.67″ AMOLED display. With a stunning Bezel display, a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9, refresh rate of 90 Hz, 1440 x 3120 pixels screen resolution, peak brightness of 4000 nits and a pixel density of 515 ppi, this mobile phone offers you the best experience out there. There are vivid, natural, detailed and advanced options to adjust the colour temperature on screen if required. It comes with dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and a microphone for noise cancellation. So if you want to watch your favourite movies and other programmes on online streaming platforms, get this handset !

 



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