Top 5 Smartphones for Watching Movies

Updated October 6, 2023

We have come to an era where movies and phones have taken a toll over people. The mobile phone companies have tried to come up with ways to club both of them together to cater the needs of the movie buff techies. These days we have smart phones with huge screens to make the experience of watching movies on phone, a memorable one. More and more users are using their smartphones for watching videos and stream YouTube videos while on the go or while waiting for someone. If you are a movie buff too, these maybe some of the phones currently in the market for you to consider.

Samsung Galaxy S II

If you want to enjoy movies, TV shows or flash based videos anytime, this phone is meant for you. This 4.3 inch display phone supports playback of 1080p HD Videos at 30 frames per second and works on new Super AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) plus technology. The unique feature of this phone is that unlike other smartphones in the market this phone also supportsDivX and Xvid codecs bearing .avi file formats and at the same time it allows sharing of video content to Samsung Smart TVs via All sharefeature. With 16 GB or 32 GB onboard memory this phone might as well make you forget your Laptop. Samsung Galaxy S2 is priced at Rs 23,790.

Samsung Galaxy Note

The Screen of Samsung Galaxy Note is massive. With a 5.3 inch HD screen this phone is ideal for movies and videos. HD super AMOLED display and 1.4GHz processor make it a perfect combination of beauty and brains. It can record 1080p HD videos at 25-30 frames per second and supports playback of 1080p HD Videos at 30 frames per second. It runs on a 2.3 Android (Gingerbread) and comes with a souped-up S Pen stylus that brings new ways to interact with your phone. Its 16 GB internal memory is expandable up to 32 GB which is enough for storing a lot of movies. Samsung Galaxy Note is a great visual experience for Rs 29700.

Sony Xperia S

This phone sports a beautiful design and a dual core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and 1 GB RAM. This smartphone has a 4.3-inch 1280x720p Reality display and comes with company’s own Mobile Bravia engine. The phone’s pixel per inch is better than all the other smartphones. Sony Xperia S comes with a 12.1MP rear camera with f2.4 aperture, along with 1080p video recording support. The 1.3MP front camera on Xperia S is decent and capable of shooting 720p video. The internal memory of the phone is 32 GB out of which 26 GB is available for the users. The phone comes with an illuminated transparent strip that changes color based on the primary image on screen. This adds to your visual experience while watching videos giving an ambience light. When playing high definition videos or playing graphic intensive games, this phone is as smooth as butter. Sony Xperia S was made for movies and is priced at Rs 28990.


This recently released phone brings the best processor and a 4.7 Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen which really brings movies and games to life.   It offers one of the largest screens, HTC has ever offered. It’s got a pixel density (screen sharpness) that rivals the iPhone-4S. This Android 4 S Ice Cream Sandwich phone has a video play back of 1080p HD quality video at 30 frames per second. For the protection of screen Corning Gorilla glass and HTC sense UI. There is 32GB of onboard storage. This sleek-looking, lightweight phone appeals to both men and women and takes HTC to the next level. HTC One X price is a little steep at Rs 33990. However it is receiving rave reviews and is selling out in several places.

LG Optimus 2X

This is touted to be the world’s first phone to build around a dual-core processor, the Optimus 2X. it sports 4.0ich display with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. 1 GHz NvidiaTegra 2 processor offers enough muscle to playback HD video smoothly. This smartphone supports full 1080p HD video playback along with wider video format support that includes DivX and XviD as well. . LG has also added an HDMI port that allows the phone to play HD quality video through HDMI mirroring, without compromising the 1500 mAh battery. The internal memory of the phone is 8GB which is expandable up to 32 GB making this phone irresistible. The phone is priced at Rs 19999 and is the cheapest of the lot.


Smartphones are fast becoming entertainment devices for people to watch videos and movies while on the move. With bigger screens and better graphic capabilities these phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC One X etc. are great purchases. Sony Xperia S provides for a great visual experience while LG Optimus 2X provides a cheaper alternative to the movie fans. In a nutshell all these phones come with an array of advanced features and stand out from other smartphones in this category, making your movie watching experience nice and smooth.

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