Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Smartphones with IPS screens have become the market standard for a long time. This technology of manufacturing the display allows you to very accurately reproduce more than 16 million colors and shades, which has a positive effect on visual perception. Of course, the other characteristics of mobile devices should not be overlooked. But all interaction with them in one way or another takes place through the screen.
In order to compose this article, the editors of Expetrology magazine together with experts conducted a study of the mobile technology market. As a result of careful selection, we are ready to present you with 11 of the best smartphones with IPS screens. The following parameters were used as criteria for choosing a technique:
- display size, maximum resolution, color rendition and overall image display quality;
- user reviews and expert opinion;
- system components and performance;
- battery capacity and availability of additional supported features;
- camera shooting quality;
- reliability parameters;
- cost level.
- Rating of the best smartphones with an IPS screen
- ASUS Zenfone 6 ZS630KL 6 / 128GB
- OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition 12 / 256GB
- Apple iPhone 11 256GB
- Honor 20 Pro 8 / 256GB
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 6 / 128GB
- HUAWEI Nova 5T
- Honor 20s 6 / 128GB
- HUAWEI P40 Lite E 4 / 64GB
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 128GB
- Meizu Note 9 4 / 64GB
- Honor 10i 128GB
Rating of the best smartphones with an IPS screen
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best smartphones with an IPS screen||1||ASUS Zenfone 6 ZS630KL 6 / 128GB||RUB 34,990|
|2||OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition 12 / 256GB||RUB 64,990|
|3||Apple iPhone 11 256GB||RUB 73,990|
|4||Honor 20 Pro 8 / 256GB||RUB 29,990|
|5||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 6 / 128GB||RUB 21,190|
|6||HUAWEI Nova 5T||RUB 24,990|
|7||Honor 20s 6 / 128GB||RUB 19,990|
|8||HUAWEI P40 Lite E 4 / 64GB||RUB 12,990|
|9||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 128GB||RUB 18,990|
|10||Meizu Note 9 4 / 64GB||RUB 12 490|
|11||Honor 10i 128GB||RUB 12,990|
ASUS Zenfone 6 ZS630KL 6 / 128GB
An unusual solution for camera placement is presented in the new ASUS Zenfone 6 ZS630KL. This smartphone cannot be called the most productive, but in a number of parameters it significantly surpasses the OnePlus 7T. As a processor it uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 at 2.8 GHz in combination with Adreno 640. The amount of RAM is only 6 GB. But the internal storage capacity of 128 GB can be expanded to a whopping 2 TB due to a dedicated (not combined with SIM) memory card slot. All system 'stuffing' is powered by a 5000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. Its charge is enough for 624 hours of standby time or 33.3 hours of talk time.
The camera in this gadget is designed as a folding module. In the 'folded' form, this is a 48 megapixel front camera, supported by various settings. When turned, it sticks out strongly above the top cover and already uses two lenses: one more lens is added to the 48-megapixel one, with a 13-megapixel matrix. The solution, of course, is original and allows you to remove the 'monobrow' from the 6.4-inch screen. By the way, the IPS-matrix works great in it – the color rendition is worthy of all praise. For some, a smartphone may seem expensive, but we assure you: it's worth it.
- original solution with a camera;
- high performance;
- the possibility of expanding the amount of memory by 2 TB;
- capacious battery with fast charge support;
- great photos in the dark;
- there is a contactless payment chip.
- high price.
OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition 12 / 256GB
A special edition of the OnePlus 7T smartphone with an exclusive design and excess power. In our opinion, this is one of the most successful examples of flagship devices with a top-end set of system components. Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus with Adreno 640 GPU delivers the highest performance in all top mobile projects. Let's say you can easily play the new Dead by Daylight or Dragon Raja at ultra graphics settings. The amount of operating memory of 12 GB also has a positive effect on the operating speed.
The quality of photography in OnePlus 7T can be called standard – it is clear that the smartphone was not created for these tasks. But the screen is the real pride of the manufacturers. With a diagonal of 6.67 inches, its resolution is 3120×1440 pixels with a density of 515 ppi. Technology AMOLED perfectly conveys all shades and colors. With such data, the 4085 mAh battery looks, to put it mildly, not very good – it lasts less than a day of work. And although the smartphone supports OnePlus Warp Charge 30, it is still not a level for a flagship gadget. Otherwise – top for your money!
- display AMOLED;
- top-end system components;
- Highest performance in games and applications;
- availability of fast charging;
- RAW support;
- attractive and exclusive design.
- low battery charge.
Apple iPhone 11 256GB
Compared to its competitors in the market iPhone, 11 looks … no, not that strange. While others are trying to bribe users with manufacturability, performance and capabilities, the new “apple” gadget opposes only one belonging to a prestigious company. Judge for yourself: the processor here is an updated version of the 6-core Apple A13 Bionic with a frequency of 2.56 GHz. Graphics processing takes place on the processor, and the amount of RAM is only 4 GB. Yes, the amount of internal memory is 256 GB, but this is not something outrageous.
The 3110mAh battery supports both wireless and fast charging. With it, you can listen to music continuously for 65 hours … or perform other tasks, but with a threefold reduction in operating time. You should not expect miracles from 24- and 12-megapixel cameras, although the level of their equipment allows you to get good pictures. As for the screen, it supports a resolution of 1792×828 pixels with a density of 326 ppi. In general, this is enough for a 6.1-inch device, but in contrast to other gadgets, the difference is very large. As you understand, there are no transcendental technologies and opportunities here. But this is Apple, which means that you have to shell out fabulous money for the chance to touch the 'elite' smartphone.
- good quality of shooting;
- the battery is very 'tenacious' compared to the old ones iPhone;
- original design (with thick frames, but this is not for everybody).
- unreasonably high price.
Honor 20 Pro 8 / 256GB
The release of the pro version Honor 20 was received very warmly by both critics and fans of smartphones of this line. This is because the new device had an almost top-end configuration for a reasonable purchase price. It is based on a HiSilicon Kirin 980 chip with a Mali-G76 MP10 graphics accelerator and 8 gigs of RAM. The amount of permanent memory is not expandable, but sufficient to satisfy even the most pretentious natures. It is 256 gigabytes.
Excess system capacity Honor 20 Pro runs into one of the main disadvantages of modern mobile technology: insufficient battery capacity. 4000 mAh battery cannot provide long-term operation, especially when actively playing the latest titles. Fortunately, the device has support for wireless charging. As for the IPS-screen, the clarity of the picture transmission is pleasantly surprising in almost all respects. The maximum resolution of a 6.26-inch display is 2340×1080 pixels with a density of 412 ppi. The matrix perfectly reproduces 16.78 million colors and shades. If you do not trust the brand Xiaomi, and do not want to spend money on apple technology, then we recommend that you take a closer look at Honor.
- high performance;
- excellent color rendering and high resolution;
- internal memory size;
- excellent cameras (the resolution of the matrices of the rear and front cameras is 74 and 32 megapixels, respectively);
- NFC chip.
- low battery capacity.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 6 / 128GB
Another smartphone model with an IPS screen from Xiaomi entered the top five in terms of price / quality ratio. Compared to the eighth series Redmi Note, this device has gone through a rather large-scale transformation. Firstly, it has an almost top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G with an Adreno 618 graphics accelerator. This bundle in itself allows you to play heavy games at high graphics settings. It helps her with this 6 gigs of RAM.
Good news for those who are not satisfied with 128 GB of base storage capacity: there is a microSD slot! The storage can be expanded by an additional 512 GB. The phone screen has a diagonal of 6.67 inches and a resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels. By standards Xiaomi, it is protected by a tempered Gorilla Glass 5. And the crown of all the advantages of the model is … a built-in 5020 mAh battery with Fast Charge support. This allows you to actively use the device for 1.5 days without recharging.
- attractive price;
- large amount of permanent memory;
- high system parameters;
- very capacious battery with support for fast charging;
- high quality photos.
- no NFC chip for contactless payment.
HUAWEI Nova 5T
Another worthy representative of smartphones with an IPS screen, which is based on top-end system components. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor with 8 cores and 6 gigs of RAM is responsible for the performance in it. The graphics part is given to the Mali-G76 MP10 chip for processing. Finally, the internal storage capacity is 128 gigabytes. Along with this, it is worth noting the presence of a rather capacious 3750 mAh battery with fast charging function.
A notable feature of the HUAWEI Nova 5T is the location of the fingerprint scanner on the side. The main camera of the model has 4 lenses and 68 megapixels in total. The front camera has a 32-megapixel matrix, which allows you to take high-quality selfies. Now about the screen. Its diagonal is 6.42 inches, and the resolution reaches 2340×1080 pixels. Color reproduction is good, about 16.78 million colors and shades. Overall, this is all there is to know about the technical part.
- high performance;
- good camera with a lot of settings;
- rather powerful battery with support for fast charging;
- bright display with excellent color reproduction.
- there is no dedicated slot for a memory card.
Honor 20s 6 / 128GB
This smartphone came out almost at the end of 2019 and in three months managed to win the glory of one of the best. Despite the average system components, it shows decent results. All thanks to the increased to 6 GB of RAM, which supports the HiSilicon Kirin 710 and Mali-G51 MP4. In general, you can play something heavy and resource-intensive, but only at medium-low settings.
One of the main advantages of the Honor 20s is its diminutive composition – the model measures 6.15 inches and weighs 159g. It is very easy to hold and use without additional support. The resolution of the IPS screen is 2312 x 1080 pixels with a density of 415 ppi. Consequently, the picture is very clear and detailed. The main drawback of the model is hidden under the rear panel – there is a 3340 mAh battery. With occasional use, you will need to charge your smartphone at least once every 18-20 hours.
- high image quality;
- there is a fast charging function;
- good system components.
- small battery capacity.
HUAWEI P40 Lite E 4 / 64GB
A light version of the flagship smartphone HUAWEI P40, using the eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor with the Mali-G51 graphics accelerator. A 4 gigabyte module is used here as RAM, so you shouldn't have any illusions about playing heavy games. But you can count on the showiness and elegance of the gadget – its exterior really looks expensive.
The screen in this version of the smartphone is based on an IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1560×720 pixels. That's small enough for a 6.39-inch model, but the workmanship is high – you can't argue with that. The front camera is also the weak point of the device: only 8 megapixels without any additional equipment. With the rear, everything is much better: three lenses with 48 + 8 + 2 megapixel matrices allow you to take moderately clear and good photos. In general, if you want to have a 'beautiful picture', but do not have 48 thousand rubles, then feel free to buy P40 Lite E.
- low screen resolution has a positive effect on battery consumption;
- low price;
- great design.
- weak front camera.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 128GB
A very cool gadget on a processor MediaTek Helio G90T with 6 gigs of RAM and a Mali-G76 MC4 video chip. This bundle of system components allows Redmi Note 8 Pro to run even the most demanding games. A 4.5 Ah battery with Fast Charge function also helps in this – you can immediately see what the device is intended for.
The model has a 6.53-inch screen with a resolution of 2340×1080. To protect it from scratches, you do not need to stick a film – the display already from the factory has a tempered Gorilla Glass 5. As for the cameras, there are as many as 4 lenses with a resolution of 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 Mp on the back panel. Thanks to this, you can not only take super-sharp pictures, but also shoot videos in 4k resolution. With the front-facing camera, everything is much simpler: a 20-megapixel camera shoots almost the same as the previous competitor from Meizu. If you want high quality at a low price, then this gadget is the best choice.
- the presence of an NFC module for contactless payment;
- top-end set of system components;
- capacious battery;
- large screen with a high-quality picture;
- can shoot video in 4k.
- weight (200 g).
Meizu Note 9 4 / 64GB
Compared to the Honor 10i, the Meizu Note 9 has one significant advantage … and a couple of disadvantages specific to this build. In particular, we are talking about 64 GB of internal storage – in 2020 this is no longer enough. The gadget uses a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 with 8 cores in conjunction with the Adreno 612 video processor and 4 gigs of RAM. A 4000 mAh battery with support for the fast charging function is responsible for autonomous work.
The multi-touch display of the 6.2-inch model has an IPS matrix with a resolution of 2244×1080 dpi. The pixel density, in turn, is also quite high: 404 ppi. The 20 megapixel front camera shoots mediocre, while the dual rear (48 + 5 megapixel) has good potential for high-quality shooting. Also, the smartphone has voice control and a fingerprint scanner.
- good quality photos and videos from the rear camera;
- capacious battery;
- convenient and moderately light (170 g);
- high quality sound.
- small supply of internal memory;
- does not read memory cards.
Honor 10i 128GB
Not a bad budget smartphone with an IPS screen of the 2019 model year based on an 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor and a Mali-G51 MP4 video chip. Not the fastest in the lineup, but not the worst either: 4GB of RAM allows you to run quite demanding games and applications. The native storage capacity of 128 GB can be expanded with a microSD of 512 GB, but the same slot is intended for a second SIM card.
The 6.21-inch screen is based on a color IPS matrix with a pixel density of 415 ppi. Thanks to this, the picture is very high quality, especially since the resolution is 2340×1080 dpi. Battery Honor 10i non-removable, 3400 mAh. When working with resource-intensive software, its charge is consumed very quickly. Overall, this is a good buying option with a stylish look and a budget price tag. But nothing more.
- front camera 32 MP;
- low price;
- lightweight and comfortable (164 g);
- elegant design;
- high-speed performance.
- no notification indication;
- surfaces are highly susceptible to scratches.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.