It is undeniable that the United States and the United Kingdom dominate the silver screen. However, especially in recent years, South Africa has increasingly…
Update, January 2018: Netflix has since added the Razer Phone to its list of HDR-compatible devices.
It’s worth noting that you’ll need a top-end Netflix plan (4K, four screens) to actually enjoy HDR content on your phone. So those on the two-screen, bog-standard HD plan will need to upgrade.
In any event, we’ve seen a few handsets join the party since then, in the form of the Xperia XZ Premium (review), Xperia XZ1, LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. These handsets all support the Ultra HDR Premium (HDR) standard, as opposed to the G6, which supports the Dolby Vision standard.
As for Amazon? The company and Samsung announced HDR compatibility with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 a year ago. But since then?
Amazon’s website currently lists the Galaxy S8 (review), S8+, Galaxy Tab S3 and Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium.
We’ll be updating this article as more smartphones become compatible with Amazon and Netflix’s HDR content.