Top 10 Mobiles with Anti-scratch Screens in Egypt

By: Mohamed Adel & Magy Ghaly

Whether it be rings, fingernails, or keys, your smartphone is prone to scratches, and with an expensive phone, each scratch hurts more and more. Surely, you can use a screen protector; it’s a good solution to such a problem. However, we at Yaoota have thought to help you beat that problem from the very start if you’re about to buy a new smartphone.

This article is about smartphones with anti-scratch screens . That should lift off some of your worries about your phone’s elegance. In this article, you will find the specifications, pros, and cons of the best ten anti-scratch screen smartphones in the Egyptian market, along with an extra smartphone that’s not available in Egypt yet. You can check it out if you’re not in a hurry to buy a new smartphone.

Please note that the order of the smartphones included in this article is completely random and that they are not arranged according to efficiency. If you find your desired smartphone among this list, feel free to order it online via Yaoota and have it delivered to your doorstep in no time.

*Prices listed in this article are the ones provided at the time of its publication, and are subject to change according to the supply and demand of the market.

 

Mobile Phone  Pros Cons
Oppo A37
  • Distinctive phone screen.
  • Good design.
  • Convenient battery capacity.
  • Weak performance.
  • Gets hot with advanced graphics.
Asus ZenFone Selfie
  • Unique design.
  • Big mobile screen and good resolution.
  • Supports dual SIM.
  • Lags a little.
  • Small battery capacity.
Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Big screen display with good resolution.
  • Infrared support.
  • Fingerprint scanner.
  • Distinctive photography experience.
  • Big size and hard to use with one hand.
  • Heavy weight.
  • You will have to choose between either a memory card or secondary SIM.
Oppo F1s
  • Big screen with good resolution.
  • Good photography experience.
  • Large storage capacity.  
  • The material of the mobile makes it look cheap.
Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Unique design.
  • Good screen.
  • Powerful performance.
  • Large battery capacity.
  • Camera performance is weak in low light.
  • UI is not that special.
OnePlus 3
  • Elegant design.
  • HD screen.
  • Fast performance.
  • Powerful battery performance.  
  • It does not support external memory cards.
Samsung 7 Edge
  • 5.5″ QHD, super AMOLED screen.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating.
  • Rear camera is supported with DualPixel technology.
  • The body of the mobile is easy to smudge with fingerprints, which makes it lose its elegance.
HuaweiP10 Plus
  • Elegant design.
  • Easy user interface.
  • Good camera performance.
  • Good capacity battery.
  • The external speakers are not loud.
  • The camera app is hard to deal with.
  • It is not water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Comfortable and unique design.
  • Big and unique super AMOLED screen.
  • Distinctive photography experience.
  • Average external speakers performance.
  • The design and place of the fingerprint scanner is impractical.  
HTC U Ultra
  • Big screen.
  • Powerful performance.
  • Large internal storage.
  • Good photography experience.
  • It is not water-resistant.
  • It is not easy to use with one hand.
  • The battery capacity is not up for the mobile’s qualifications.  
LG V10
  • After the user identifies their fingerprint, the mobile unlocks the screen in no more than a second and half.
  • The power button is small.
  • The fingerprint scanner is small in size, making it hard to recognize the fingerprint from the first time.
  • Many users have faced a technical problem on the long run because the scanner stops working sometimes.

 

(1) Oppo A37

Specifications

  • 5-inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and 294 ppi pixel density.
  • 1.2 GHz SnapDragon 410 quad-core processor.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • 16 GB internal storage capacity, microSD card support (up to 256 GB).
  • 8-MP rear camera.
  • 5-MP front camera.
  • 2630 mAh battery.
  • Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system.

Pros

  • The design of Oppo A37 is elegant metal, comfortable to use, and easy to control with one hand.  
  • The mobile screen offers high resolution for to its size and price, and you will not find any difficulty dealing with it in the sunlight.
  • The mobile offers good performance in general, but it gets hot and lags with games, advanced graphics, and multi-tasking.
  • The mobile runs Android Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0 interface, which offers many shortcuts by making some gestures in front of the screen even when locked. For instance, if you need to open the camera, just draw a circle on the screen.
  • The system supports the Eye Protection feature, decreasing the screen’s blue light to save your eyes from exhaustion when using your mobile at night or in the dark.
  • The battery of Oppo A37 is considered a point of strength that helps the user continue their day without needing to charge. At the same time, it supports VOOC technology that recharges the mobile from 0 to 70% in 30 minutes.

Cons

  • No LED notification light.
  • Although it supports OTG technology, you still have to download a program to identify it and be able to transfer what you want.
  • The buttons are not backlit.
  • The rear camera’s quality is very low compared to other mobile phones.
  • The internal storage and RAM memory are considerably small.

Check out Oppo A37 here.

 

(2) Asus ZenFone Selfie  

Specifications

  • 5.5-inch high FHD (1080 x 1920) resolution, 403 ppi pixel density.
  • 1.5 GHz octa-core processor.
  • 2-GB RAM.
  • 16/32 GB internal memory, supports microSD use up to 256 GB.
  • 3000 mAh battery capacity.
  • 13-MP rear camera.
  • 13-MP front camera.
  • Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system, upgradable to Android marshmallow 6.0.
  • ZenUI user interface.

Pros

  • Fast performance, smooth multitasking without lagging.
  • Good-quality material of the design.
  • The rear camera provides 17 photography modes, one of them is for professional photography and another one is for low light.
  • It supports two SIM cards and a memory card.
  • The front facing camera has a flash, which helps you with taking selfies even in dim lighting.
  • FM radio support.
  • The battery has a power saving mode to prolong the battery life.

Cons

  • You cannot change the battery yourself; you will need to go to the service center.
  • The camera does not support OIS technology.
  • The mobile does not support NFC feature.
  • The quality of the videos you will record with the camera will not be loud; you will have to raise the volume to the maximum to be able to hear.
  • There are some complaints about its performance with games.
  • The control buttons are at the back and lock button is on top right by the headphones jack.
  • The control buttons are not backlit and you will take some time to get used to their places.
  • The battery life is average.
  • It looks cheap because of the plastic materials used.
  • Low voice call quality.
  • The phone gets hot when photographing for some time or when playing advanced-graphics games.

Check out Asus ZenFone Selfie here.

 

(3) Xiaomi Mi Max

Specifications

  • 6.44-inch IPS LED screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution and 342 ppi pixel density.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core/octa-core processor.
  • 3 GB RAM.
  • 32/64 GB internal memory, microSD card support (up to 256 GB).
  • 16-MP rear camera.
  • 5-MP front camera.
  • 4850 mAh battery.
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system.

Pros

  • Powerful mobile performance. You can download apps and games all you want and you will not find any difficulty dealing with it.
  • The front-facing and rear cameras have wide aperture and can record 4k videos.
  • The mobile supports a very responsive fingerprint scanner that can save up to 5 fingerprints.
  • The screen size is very convenient (6.44 inches) and is perfectly suitable for watching videos and movies with FHD resolution.
  • Elegant metallic design.
  • It supports dual SIM.
  • MIUI 8 interface that makes it easy dealing with the phone. It is very close to that of Apple iPhone.
  • IR Blaster feature that enables you to use the smartphone as a remote control.
  • Large internal storage capacity.
  • Additional protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Large battery capacity, and the battery supports fast-charging.
  • The mobile supports NFC technology to easily transfer and share files.
  • Supports 4G.

Cons

  • You cannot use both the secondary SIM card and a memory card; you will have to choose one.
  • The size of the mobile is too big to use with one hand.
  • It does not come with headphones despite it being expensive.
  • Although the screen is very special, its pixel density is not that good (342 ppi).
  • It is somewhat heavy (203 grams).
  • The mobile accessories are hard to come by.

Check out Xiaomi Mi Max here.

 

(4) Oppo F1s

Specifications

  • 5.5-inch HD (720 x 1280) resolution, 267 ppi pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating.
  • 1.5 GHz octa-core processor.
  • 3/4 GB RAM.
  • 32/63 GB internal memory, external memory card support.
  • 13-MP rear camera.
  • 16-MP front camera.
  • 3075 mAh battery.

Pros

  • The screen resolution is suitable for its size and offers good-contrast images. It is also ideal to use in the sunlight.
  • The performance of the mobile is smooth and powerful, which enables the user to play games and apps with sophisticated graphics.
  • Thanks to the large internal storage, you will not need a memory card.
  • The user interface is simple, practical, and fast.
  • The resolution of the pictures captured by the rear camera is good with outdoor shots and good lighting. It is able to distribute light perfectly so that pictures are well-balanced regarding the light and the good color contrast with its natural shades.
  • If you are a selfie lover, you will enjoy the front camera of Oppo for sure, as it is 16 MP and you will get bright and vivid pictures.
  • The battery is one of the important features of the device that the company focuses on. Its capacity is suitable at 3075 mAh.
  • The mobile phone is provided with a responsive fingerprint scanner that saves up to 5 fingerprints.
  • You can use the mobile as a charger for other mobile phones using the OTG feature.
  • You can record videos with Time-lapse technology.

Cons

  • The manufacturing material reflects that the phone is cheap and inelegant.
  • The camera does not support OIS technology.
  • No LED notification light.

Check out Oppo F1s here.

 

(5) Xiaomi Mi5

Specifications

  • 5.15 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution and 428 ppi pixel density.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor.
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (standard)/64 GB (Prime edition), no microSD card support.
  • 16-MP rear camera.
  • 4-MP front camera.
  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system (upgradable to Nougat 7.0).

Pros

  • The design of mobile is unique, elegant and comfortable to use, as the back side is covered with glass that is curved from the edges in addition to a metal frame.
  • The device is provided with LED light to notify the user of the different notifications the mobile receives.
  • The screen of the device offers a unique resolution, vivid colors, and good viewing angles, in addition to the screen design that takes a big part of the mobile display due to the absence of the side edges.
  • The performance of the device is great and enables powerful multitasking and efficiency dealing with advanced-graphics games and HD videos through the Adreno 540 graphics processor.
  • The photography experience is good in good lighting and shooting at daytime as the rear camera aperture is wide f/2.0.
  • The user interface offers many features that are easy to use.
  • The battery offers unique performance with average use that lasts for a day and a half of work and a full day of heavy use.

Cons

  • The manufacturing materials get smudged easily with fingerprints.
  • The mobile is easy to fall from your hand frequently.
  • Bad photography experience in low light and night shots.
  • Many features are available for the old versions of Android, but are not available because of the MIUI 7.0 interface of Xiaomi.

Check out Xiaomi Mi5 here.

 

(6) OnePlus 3

Specifications

  • 5.5-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating.
  • SnapDragon 820 quad-core processor.
  • 6 GB RAM.
  • 64 GB internal storage, no microSD card support.
  • 16-MP rear camera.
  • 8-MP front camera.
  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 operating system (upgradable to Nougat 7.1.1).

Pros

  • One Plus has developed the mobile to run Android Marshmallow with OxygenOS interface, which is more like old Android: it is simple and practical and offers the Shelf feature, which is a quick button that helps jump to many shortcuts that enables the user to easily meet their needs.
  • It has a Dark Mode to save the battery when it is about to die.
  • The performance is powerful and fast and offers video and voice internet calls besides being smooth with multitasking. Processing graphics and watching HD videos is also ideal.
  • The battery supports fast-charging.

Cons

  • The battery capacity is not as powerful as required.
  • Reasonable photography experience.
  • You cannot add external memory card.
  • It does not support FM radio.
  • It does not support NFC technology.

Check out OnePlus 3 here.

 

(7) Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Specifications

  • Super AMOLED 5.5-inch LCD screen with QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution, 534 ppi pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating.
  • Octa-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • 32/64/128 GB internal memory, external memory card support (up to 256 GB).
  • 3600 mAh battery.
  • Two 12-mp rear cameras.
  • 5-mp front camera.
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system.

Pros

  • The screen displays high-resolution pictures and videos, and it also offers good-contrast colors. Its brightness is ideal for using the phone in sunlight. 
  • The design of the mobile is curved at the back side, making it easy to hold with one hand for long hours. 
  • The phone entitles you to add shortcuts for your favorite apps so you can adjust the access to the apps you frequently use.
  • The mobile offers a distinctive performance that enables the user to multitask, watch videos, and play advanced-graphics games smoothly and fast.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge offers a distinctive performance regarding the battery. Its 3600 mAh capacity enables the user to use the mobile freely all day long with the various power saving modes.
  • The mobile can play HD videos for 18 continuous hours, and it does not lose more than 2% at night thanks to the new Doze technology with Android Marshmallow 6.1 that prolongs the battery life.

Cons

  • The screen and metal body are easy to smudge.

Check out Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge here.

 

(8) Huawei P10 Plus

Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch screen with 1440 x 2560  resolution, 540 ppi pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating.
  • Octa-core processor.
  • 4/6 GB RAM.
  • 64/128 GB internal memory, external memory card support (up to 256 GB).
  • Dual 20-MP and 12-MP rear cameras.
  • 8-MP front camera.
  • 3750 mAh battery.
  • Android Nougat 7.0 operating system.

Pros

  • The design is practical and elegant. It’s easy to hold with one hand thanks to its easy-to-grasp curvy edges. The design somewhat looks like that of the iPhone 7.
  • The 3D fingerprint means that it feels and translates the press of the user. For instance, a simple press means going back a step, a long press takes you to the home screen, and a press with a swipe to the left or right moves between the open apps.
  • The size and resolution of the screen are unique and comfortable for the eyes. It offers a high level of brightness, which is why its viewing angle is good in sunlight. The screen is coated with a good protective anti-breakage layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • The battery capacity is exquisite and supports fast-charging.
  • The selfie camera offers a general performance that is more than superb.
  • Interesting photography experience with the dual rear cameras, as it allows you to capture HD pictures and choose between colored pictures and Monochrome ones. The camera records videos of quality 4k and 1080pixels @60fps.
  • Powerful and fast performance through Kirin 960 processor. The mobile is smooth with graphics and multitasking, and is characterized by the Ultra Memory technology, which makes the performance of the phone smoother by reducing the used space of the opened apps that are not being used. 

Cons

  • The manufacturing material used for the back metal cover is easy to scratch.
  • The sound of the external speakers is weak and less than expected.
  • The phone is not water-resistant.
  • It does not support FM radio.

Check out Huawei P10 Plus here.

 

(9) Samsung Galaxy S8

Specifications

  • Super AMOLED 5.8-inch screen with 1440 x 2960 resolution, 570 ppi pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating.
  • Octa-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • 64 GB internal memory, external memory card support (up to 256 GB).
  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • 12-MP rear camera.
  • 8-MP front camera.
  • Android Nougat 7.0 operating system.

Pros

  • The design of the mobile is elegant and easy to hold with one hand.
  • The phone’s screen is considered to be the most important feature, as it’s the phone’s display and has almost no side edges and very thin top and bottom ones.
  • The screen is coated with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Dual SIM card support.
  • The performance of the device is exquisite and enables the user to multitask smoothly.
  • The mobile supports the fifth generation of Bluetooth, which offers a better performance with wireless earphones. You can also use two separate earphones at the same time.
  • It supports wireless- and fast-charging.
  • The mobile offers a new way of security through eye print.

Cons

  • The glass of the back cover can easily break with any unexpected fall.
  • The screen might face a sudden red tint.
  • Samsung has not offered anything new to the camera since the S7.
  • The screen and the metal body are easy to smudge.

Check out Samsung Galaxy S8 here.

 

(10) HTC U Ultra

Specifications

  • 5.7-inch Super LCD screen with 2560 × 1440 resolution. There’s a secondary display of 2.05 inches and 1040 × 160 resolution.
  • Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • 64/128 GB internal storage, microSD card support (up to 256 GB).
  • 12-MP rear camera.
  • 16-MP front camera.
  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • Android Nougat 7.0 operating system.

Pros

  • The design of the device is elegant as it is completely made of glass.
  • The screen is big with high resolution and good, wide viewing angles that are clear in the sunlight. It also comes with a secondary display screen above the primary one. It provides the user with important notifications and shortcuts to make it easy to access the apps and tools frequently used.
  • The mobile offers a unique performance with the Qualcomm processor: watching videos and processing complicated graphics will be smoother than ever.
  • Large internal storage besides supporting external memory cards of up to 256 GB.
  • The external speakers are loud and powerful.
  • Unique photography experience whether it is the rear camera and its UltraPixel technology and the details of pictures and OIS, or the front-facing camera that offers good resolution for selfies.

Cons

  • The design of the mobile makes it easy to fall from your hand if you’re not careful.
  • It is easy to smudge with fingerprints.
  • The buttons are very small and hard to use.
  • The battery capacity is small for the phone’s specs.

Check out HTC U Ultra here.

 

An Extra Option If You’re Not in a Hurry:

LG V10

Specifications

  • 5.7-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution and 515 ppi pixel density.
  • Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • 32/64 GB internal storage, microSD card support (up to 256 GB).
  • 16-MP rear camera.
  • Dual 5-MP front cameras.
  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • Android Lollipop 5.1.1 operating system (upgradable to Nougat 7.0).

Pros

  • Good and clear viewing angles in different lighting conditions.
  • Powerful performance of both the rear and front-facing cameras because of the f/1.8 aperture that allows in large amounts of light and brightens up the pictures even in low lighting.
  • The wide angle of the front-facing camera enables any number of people to take a selfie. You will find also the OIS feature, which means that you do not have to worry if your hands shake while snapping the picture.
  • The Snapdragon hexa-core processor is rather known for not geting hot with long and heavy use. It also enables you to multitask smoothly and with no lags.
  • The mobile supports the use of an external memory card.
  • The battery is easy to replace.

Cons

  • The contrast of selfies is somehow low and you will need more than one filter to have a bright picture.
  • Talking directly through the microphone or the earpiece is better than the loudspeaker, which is because of the impractical place of external speakers.
  • The performance of the battery is weak and will not last all day. Moreover, you will not be able to use the camera if the battery is under 5%.
  • The mobile comes with Android Lollipop version, which is considered an old one, especially that the phone’s date of release was after the Android Marshmallow.

LG V10 is currently unavailable in the Egyptian market.

 

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