10 Amazing 2K Smartphones for November

Quad HD or 2K resolution with 1440 x 2560 pixels is not becoming a trend anymore. It is already a trend! There are a lot devices equipped with this kind of display introduced this year. They are from many brands like LG, Samsung, OPPO, etc., just to name a few. Maybe we cannot list all 2K handsets in this list, but we would like to give you some most outstanding ones. Check out and tell is what you think!

10 Amazing 2K Smartphones for November

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1. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

It comes with an elegant design including a 5.7-inch AMOLED 2K screen which is covered by beautiful bezels. Moreover, the device is much thinner than its previous generations Samsung Galaxy Note 4, making it easier to hold. Spec-wise, Note 5 gives us huge RAM, 4GB of RAM to be specific while the Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 own only 3GB RAM. Such massive RAM capacity will let consumers use all of the software comfortably without being afraid of lagging situation.

Besides, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs sport a Exynos 7420 chipset which has been one of the most powerful chipsets currently on the market, and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage (non-expandable). For shooting, the Note 5 ‘s rear and front cameras are capable of 16 megapixels and 5 megapixels, respectively.

For more details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs, check out the following summary:

OS: Android 5.1
Chip: Exynos 7420, 64-bit, 14 nm, octa-core
GPU: Mali-T760MP8
Screen: 5.7” Super AMOLED, 2K (1440 x 2560) resolution
Home button has fingerprint sensor
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
ROM: 32GB (UFS 2.0)
MicroSD card: No
Rear camera: 16MP, AF, LED Flash, f/1.9, recording [email protected] videos
Front camera: 5MP, f/1.9
Connectivity: NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.1 with aptX, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, 3.5mm
Battery: 3,000mAh
Dimensions: 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
Weight: 171g

2. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus

In terms of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus specs, it shares the same screen size with Galaxy Note 5. The smartphone’s screen size measures 5.7 inches with 2 curved bezels. Overall, it has many similarities to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge but it comes with larger RAM (4GB), and a higher nono-removable battery (3,000mAh).

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ specs

Device Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Display 5.7′‘ Super AMOLED, Quad HD
Curved Edge screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Thickness 6.9 mm
Weight 153 g
Camera REAR: 16 MP, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash

FRONT: 5 MP, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR

Processor Exynos 7420
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
RAM 4GB
Storage 32/64/128GB
OS Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot. Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
SIM Nano-SIM
Color White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald

3. LG V10

LG has started a new sub-brand with LG V10. Specially, it has a small secondary display placed right above the main 5.7-inch Quad HD (513ppi) one. Its function is to still be working though the main has been off. You can check time, weather, date or battery capacity left on this display. In case of working together, you can do normal things on the big screen and check for regularly used apps on the smaller one. For more info about LG V10 specs, check out the table below:

Device LG V10 Specs
Display(s) Primary: 5.7-inch IPS Quantum with Quad HD resolution (513ppi)
Secondary: 2.1-inch IPS Quantum with 160 x 1040 resolution (513ppi)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
GPU Adreno 418
RAM 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM
Storage 64GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Network LTE-A Cat. 6
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Dimensions 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm, 192g
Camera Rear: 16MP, f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0
Front: 5MP Dual Lens, (80o Standard Angle / 120o Wide Angle)
Battery 3,000mAh removable
Colors Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, Opal Blue

4. BLU Pure XL

Next we have the U.S.-based BLU Pure XL. It is considered as a big beast with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels for a 6-inch Super AMOLED display. The whole machine is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 3GB RAM and a combo of a 24MP main and 8MP secondary camera. The rest of BLU Pure XL specs are a dual SIM, 64GB ROM with microSD card (to expand 64GB more), a fingerprint sensor, and a 3,500mAh battery. Price-wise, BLU Pure XL price is $349.99 (RM1,495).
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5. Motorola DROID Turbo 2

In terms of design, DROID Turbo 2 looks similar to it predecessor. However, the back surface will be covered by metal material. Meanwhile, the rear camera will also be protected by alloy like the camera of Moto X and Moto G.

As for the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 specs, it has a 5.4-inch P-OLED Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, 3GB of RAM and 32/64GB of ROM. Besides, there are a 21MP and a 5MP shooter on the back and front surface, respectively, and a 3,760mAh battery to be on-board. Specially, buyers can order and choose between wooden, leather, plastic, etc. back cover via the Moto Maker system of Motorola. So, with such features, DROID Turbo 2 can become the Motorola flagship this year as well as the strongest device in the Motorola house.

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6. Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a triple flash on the back surface to support the 20MP PureView camera, just exactly like what we heard. Specially, the phone also sports a button only used for taking photos.

Speaking more specifically, the rear shooter comes with a 1/2.4-inch sensor, OIS (5th gen), and Carl Zeiss lens (f/1.9), able to record 216p videos with Hi-Fi sound. In addition, the duo have 5MP front-facing cam on each one, which is good enough for a beautiful selfie, right?!

Microsoft Lumia 950XL
OS Snapdragon 810
Screen Size 5.7”
Weight/Thickness 165g
8.1mm
Chipset Windows 10
Card slot MicroSD card
RAM 3GB
ROM 32GB
Rear camera 20MP Pureview, Carl Zeis, OIS, Autofocus, 3x LED Flash
Front camera 5MP
4G Connectivity Yes
Battery 3430 mAH
SIM Nano-SIM
Outstanding feature Continuum Cooling-Liquid + USB Type C

7. Huawei Nexus 6P

Google just unveiled the Nexus 6P FLagship, together with Huawei. The Nexus 6P is the world’s first to run Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow and the specs show it is a real beast.

Lets do a quick recap of the Huawei Nexus 6P Specs. The Nexus 6P comes with 5.7″ AMOLED QHD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Nexus 6P features the V2.3 of the Snapdragon 810, combined with 3GB of RAM (same as last year). It gets a bigger battery, then both Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 6 with 3450mAh.

The rear camera features a large 12.3MP sensor with 1.55µm pixels and a wide F/2.0 aperture. The video capability of 2160p with 30fps. The Nexus 6P Front Camera boasts a 8MP sensor with 1.4µm pixels and F/2.4 aperture. The cameras come with added features like laser autofocus, DUAL LED flash, stabilization, HDR+, Geo tagging.

8. BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Venice or BlackBerry Priv is said to be BlackBerry’s first Android-based smartphone. Such movement makes users everywhere curious and excited. The device with 3GB RAM, 18MP and unique design with BlackBerry’s signature keyboard and slider.

  BlackBerry Priv Specs
Dimensions 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm
Weight 192 g
Display 5.4-inch 2K (564ppi), curved edges
OS Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Snapdragon 808
ROM 32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
RAM 3 GB
Camera Rear: 18 MP, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Front: 5 MP

Battery Li-Ion 3410 mAh
Color Black
SIM Nano-SIM

9. Elephone Vowney

As for the basic Elephone Vowney specs, it sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD display plus nearly 535 ppi. The whole machine is powered by an octa-core 2.2GHz MediaTek MT6795 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.

Besides, the Elephone Vowney camera is capable of up to 20.7-megapixel rear camera (using a Sony Exmor IMX230 sensor) plus autofocus and 4K video recording capability. The front-facing shooter is super cool, especially for selfie lovers, since it is an 8-megapixel one, promising that you will have much pretty shots of yourself and your friends. Other Vowney features include a 4,200mAh battery, a dual SIM, and a fingerprint scanner. Sound great!

10. ZTE Axon Pro

In terms of design, ZTE AXON PRO is the world’s first device combining metal and striae design with a 5.5-inch 2K (2560 × 1440) display. Its body measurements 6.06 x 2.9 x 0.37 inch. Spec-wise, it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2GHz and powerful 4GB RAM. For those who are concerned by the overheating issue caused by SD810, you can relax a bit since it is a revised version of SD810, which means less heat, even snappier and more responsive. On the other hand, the 4GB RAM will support a lot in handling heavy multi-tasking or playing games. 

ZTE Axon Pro Specs
Dimensions 153.9 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm
Weight 172.9 g
Display 5.5-inch 2K (~534 ppi) IPS LCD
OS Android v5.1.1 Lollipop
Processor Snapdragon 810
ROM 32 GB (non-expandable)
RAM 4 GB
Camera Rear: 13 MP + 2MP (Dual camera), autofocus, dual-LED flash

Front: 8 MP

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh
Fast charging 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
Color Ion Gold, Chromium Silver, Phthalo Blue
Price ~2,800 Yuan (~RM1,900)

CONCLUSION

Those are the best 10 2K smartphones that we have for this November. Some of them are so powerful with up to 4GB RAM while some of them are able to take super beautiful photos with high cameras’ resolution. What do you think about them?