All phones certified by Netflix for HDR and Dolby Vision video streaming

Netflix just updated its mobile HDR and Dolby Vision streaming list with the newly-announced Android phones capable of reproducing those titles in their due gorgeousness. So far, it has certified just the LG G6 as able to display its Dolby Vision footage as the creators intended, yet, given the standard's requirements, it seems that both LG and Dolby might have cut a few corners to certify the G6 display as Dolby Vision compatible. 

When it comes to the more popular HDR-10 format, though, Netflix just added two more phones to the LG and Sony handsets that were already listed as having panels that can display the standard. That makes for five phones in total that you can enjoy rich color streaming on, provided that you have the latest Netflix 5.0 app version installed.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I hope NetFlix will support 21:9 and 2:1 formats soon.

2. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

What? Why not galaxy s8 and s8plus? note 8 has exact same hardware as the s8 plus.. whats going on!!!!!

3. Nomotrolls

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

Trying to keep profit margins high with the help of netflix i guess

5. treypoundz

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Cause they do not have the same screen. The notes has HDR and the s8 doesnt. Slightly better on the note.

6. dazed1

Posts: 811; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

B.S. S8/S8 plus are HDR.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S8 does have an HDR display. It is certified and compliant with the standard for HDR content Per DisplayMate. "Some Galaxy S8 Display Highlights These are just some of the Galaxy S8 Display Highlights that we will be covering in detail throughout the article: · A new 3K Higher Resolution 2960 x 1440 display that fills almost the entire front face of the phone from edge-to-edge, resulting in a larger 5.8 inch display with a taller height to width Aspect Ratio of 18.5 : 9 = 2.05. · A new and accurate full 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut that is also used for 4K TVs. Plus it is the first Smartphone to be certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium, which allows it to play all of the latest content produced for 4K UHD Premium TVs. · The Native Color Gamut of the Galaxy S8 is even larger, the result of its new high saturation “Deep Red” OLED, resulting in a very impressive 113% of DCI-P3 and 142% of sRGB / Rec.709 Gamuts that also produces better on-screen Colors in High Ambient Light. · The Galaxy S8 has 5% to 19% Higher Screen Brightness, plus a record Peak Brightness of over 1,000 nits. The full set of Galaxy S8 Display Highlights are listed below under What’s New and What’s Improved." But HDR10 is a different certification and maybe the S8 doesn't quality for it.

12. audibot

Posts: 689; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

wow shows how little you know about phones, its about licensing lg paid netflix so they could sell it but it didnt help sell s**t

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note 7 and the S8's all do support a type of HDR. But neither support Dolby Vision HDR and there is a difference it seems. This article explains briefly the difference in HDR types. From what I gathered, even though for example the Note 7 and S8's do have HDR capable displays, they are both certified for different kinds. The G6 is the first to have the Dolby Vision HDR certification. The S8 didn't get this because it doesn't support Dolby Vision HDR. It support Mobile Premium HDR which is certified by a different group. If PhoneArena was a real tech site and not a tech tabloid, they would have provided better details that are basically easy to Google. PA is about fluff, not facts!

10. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Samsung skipped Dolby Vision Support, even in their TV also. They are betting on HDR10+, which is improvised version of HDR10.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

On such a small screen you have to wonder if HDR will really be all that noticeable, or is it simply there to jazz up the buyers.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It is very noticeable. Don't you have a phone capable of taking photos or video in HDR? Why not try it! The picture is noticeably sharper, brighter and it makes the colors more punchier. I notice because i have a support Samsung QLED SmartTV and when I record 4K video with HDR vs without, the media is very bright to begin with. The colors are brighter and sharper. Text is sharper too. Its like having a bright bulb that is turned up a notch!

11. adorable

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

But which ones out of these can actually hit 1000 nits+? True HDR depends on the ability of the display to go above 1000 nits to simulate high brightness areas of a scene, such as the open sky next to a dark tunnel, and provide that totally black to blinding white of reality. Out of these, the only phone review I've read for a phone in this list that dots this is the Samsung S8 Note. Other phones like the LG G6 on display in stores in no way reaches the high brightness levels of the HDR TVs nearby or the levels needed for true HDR (not mobile HDR as these in this list are all certified for - 500 nits I believe). Thus - don't be fooled!! Mobile HDR is not True HDR.

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