Now that Apple and other Android developers as adapted to the notches design in the recent year, various smartphone makers like Vivo, Xiaomi, and Huawei are trying to bring a new version of slide phone. As many smartphone users are not a fan of the notch display. It brings a smile to see Android developers coming out with a new design which is different from the notch to house the camera and face recognition feature. This new design of smartphones with sliders brings back old design to the modern world. Without further ado let move to the list of best phones with pop-up cameras and sliders in 2021:
1. Vivo NEX
Vivo being the first smartphone to kill notch with the 8MP front-facing camera on a micro-stepper motor that lets it elevate very precisely. The Vivo NEX make your bezel-less, notch-less device with the camera hidden inside the phone’s body, popping up automatically from the top as the user switch to the front camera and automatically hides inside the phone immediately the camera is close.
It also features an amazing third generation under-display fingerprint scanner which unlocks the smartphone by simply touching an area on the lower part of the screen to wake up the phone and authenticate
- Snapdragon 845
- 8GB RAM, 128GB storage there’s no microSD card slot
- 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display
- 12MP+5MP primary dual camera setup, 8MP pop-up selfie shooter
- 4,000mAh battery
- Funtouch OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo
2. Oppo Find X
The most eye-catching thing about the Oppo Find X is the pop-up mechanism which hosts the dual camera setup on the back, with a 20MP sensor at f/2.2 and a 16MP sensor at f/2.0, behind a shaded window that blends with the rest of the back plus 3D facial recognition sensors on the front. According to the company, it pops up for selfies as soon as the device is turned on and authentication in 0.5 seconds.
One of the crazy thing about the Oppo Find X is that it doesn’t feature a fingerprint scanner like other Android devices. The only biometric security on it is the face unlock feature which is completely secure.
- Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM
- up to 512GB storage
- 6.42-inch AMOLED display
- 16MP+20MP primary dual camera setup
- 25MP selfie shooter
- 3,730mAh battery
- ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
3. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Unlike the first two devices (Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X) Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 totally brings back the manual slide up design. The manual sliding mechanism with neodymium magnets used to lock the slider in place when open or closed. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 slide which Xiaomi claims can withstand 300,000 cycles houses the front-facing camera, but it can also be customized to answer incoming calls or launch certain apps.
The device doesn’t include an in-display fingerprint scanner like the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Vivo Nex but rather future the popular rear fingerprint.
- Snapdragon 845
- up to 10GB RAM
- up to 256GB storage
- 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display
- 12MP+12MP primary dual camera setup, 24MP+2MP dual selfie shooter
- 3,200mAh battery
- MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box
4. Honor Magic 2
The Honor Magic 2 is jam-packed with ambitious and cutting-edge features similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with an old school sliding mechanism by pushing upwards at the back. The Honor Magic 2 also packs six cameras, with three on the back and three on the front, but the rear camera setup differs from all other triple camera phones released in the recent year.
The device security features face unlocking via IR technology plus an in-display fingerprint sensor like the Vivo Nex.
- Kirin 980
- up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB storage
- 6.39-inch AMOLED display
- 16MP+16MP+24MP primary triple camera setup, 16MP+2MP+2MP triple selfie shooter
- 3,500mAh battery
- EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie
5. Lenovo Z5 Pro
As the year is going into ending Lenovo release a mid-range innovative sliding mechanism, the most accessible priced slider camera phone in 2021. Lenovo z5 pro looks much like the resembles Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2.
when it comes to security, Lenovo z5 pro features has the fastest in-display fingerprint scanner.
- 155.1 x 73 x 9.3 mm (6.11 x 2.87 x 0.37 in) IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 resolution
- Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
- 6 GB of RAM
- 64/128 GB of onboard storage
- 16MP+24MP primary dual camera setup, 16MP+8MP dual selfie shooter
- Non-removable 3,350mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo
These are the best phones with pop-up cameras and sliders in 2021 in our opinion. What do you think? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.