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Best Smartphones With Pop-up Cameras And Sliders

As the competition in the smartphone world keep going stronger, where innovation is considered superior. We have witnessed quite a number of changes on smartphones with a new camera set-up which can be referred to as pop-up cameras and sliders cameras. This kind of innovation has captured a lot of attention and popularity just like notch has done over the few months. This new innovation is in line with the bezel-less notch that was the witness after Apple announced the iPhone X smartphone in 2017. Many phone manufacturers decided to introduce a pop-up camera or mechanical slider camera in order to pave way for a full-screen display. There are many popular smartphones with this features in UAE and other countries. In this article, we will be looking at the best smartphones with a pop-up camera or slider cameras.

Vivo NEX Pop-up Camera Phone

Vivo NEX

The Chinese brand, Vivo was the first company to introduce a pop-up front camera. They introduce the new trending features on their flagship phone Vivo NEX which till date still remains one of the best presents from the company. The phone ditched the notch and instead of leaving the camera somewhere above the screen, they decided to hide somewhere on the top of the edge. Merely looking at the phone, you will never find the front camera until you touch the selfie camera option before it will appear automatically. After you close the camera, it will still go back to the top of the edge.

The Vivo NEX boost a bezel-less display with AMOLED technology. The phone is available in a huge 8GB RAM and an inbuilt memory of 128GB. The battery capacity is 4000 mAh and the fingerprint scanner is beneath the screen. It consists of dual rear cameras of 12MP+5MP and a pop-up front facing camera of 8MP for selfies.

Oppo Find X Pop-up Camera Phone

Oppo Find X

The Oppo Find X is also from a Chinese OEM. The tech giant release the Oppo find X with a pop-up camera similar to the Vivo NEX. The Oppo Find X was one of the best phones that offers a bezel-less display and a higher screen to body ratio. It offers a screen display size of 6.42-inch AMOLED. Other features include a facial recognition for Face Unlock. The Oppo Find X has a Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB RAM, up to 512GB storage backed up with 3,730mAh battery. The camera on the inside compromises of 16MP+20MP at the back and a 25MP front shooter.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Slider Camera Phone

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is part of the slider camera phone of 2018. The smartphone features a beautiful body design and it comes in a notch-free display. The phone comes with a slider mechanism which hides the front camera behind the large bezel-less 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display. Although the phone is a little bit heavier, however, it’s still one of the best flagship phones around. It has the traditional fingerprint scanner on the back for security. The specs configuration includes a Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 10GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.  It has a dual camera set-up of 12MP+12MP and another dual pop-up front facing camera of 24MP+2MP with a nonremovable battery capacity of 3,200mAh.

Honor Magic 2 Pop-up Camera Phone

Honor Magic 2

The Honor Magic 2 is a Huawei sub-brand that was launched with a premium body design. The smartphone features a slider front facing camera similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. The Honor Magic 2 has a screen display size of 6.39-inch AMOLED with a notch-free. It has a Kirin 980 processor with up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB storage and 3,500mAh battery.  You will get a triple rear camera of 16MP+16MP+24MP and a front-facing camera of 16MP+2MP+2MP for selfies.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Slider Camera

Lenovo Z5 Pro

The Lenovo Z5 Pro is one of the most affordable slider camera phones of 2018. The handset is quite affordable than others in UAE. It features a bezel-less screen display size with enough inbuilt memory.
It has a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED. The earpiece is also located in the slider mechanism with a front facing the camera. The Lenovo Z5 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB RAM, up to 128GB storage with a nonremovable battery capacity of 3350 mAh. It has a dual rear camera of 16MP+24MP and another dual front-facing camera of 16MP+8MP.


The pop-up camera is now getting popular among smartphone brands which is a welcome development because it’s one of the most appealing features that everyone will love to have. Most of the phones with a pop-up camera is more expensive and will be above many people budget. The Lenovo Z5 Pro is the least among them and apart from that, you will also get similar features from Elephone PX and even the Elephone U2 as well. We just have to cross our hands, wait and see what the features smartphones will bring.

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