So you are one of those who like to have the simple LED Notification Light in your smartphone, right? I have compiled a useful list of Android phones with LED notification light. It appeared in older smartphones around 2009, was there in almost all Nokia flagships of that time.
Apple was not in favor of LED notification light and does not bother to include one in their iPhones. iPhones do not have an LED notification light.
Samsung took over the legacy of LED indicators, from Nokia. There was a time all Samsung flagship phones shipped with an LED indicator,RGB sensor and capable of displaying notification in Red,Green and Blue colors. Sometimes Samsung included LED indicator in their mid range phones too, like the Galaxy S3 Neos.
Other than Samsung, LG and Gionee are known to have LED notification light in Android Phones. The Chinese Xiaomi and Oneplus included this feature in their older phones, but now no longer support.
Samsung Phones with LED Notification Light.
This compiled list has the Samsung Phones with LED Notification Light. Typically Samsung mentions the feature as “LED Indicator” under the Display Settings.
Beginning with Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung ditched LED Indicator. The last Note device to have LED Indicator is Galaxy Note 9.
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy S 2 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy S 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Note that many of the phones in the above list are outdated models. Only the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is worth buying in 2021.
After ditching LED notification light in mid range phones, Samsung tried some alternatives to that. One was a glow around the back camera. This was a huge flop as the notifications were visible only when the phone is truned upside down!
Then there was edge lighting in Samsung phones which is limited to the high end Flagship models. Another trick to show notifications was the always on display(AOD). It consumed precious battery power even in the AMOLED displays. So people are reluctant to use AOD.
LG Phones with LED Notification Light.
LG is another non chinese brand which offered LED notification light in Smartphones.
LG Q60 has an LED Notification Light
LG W30 Pro has an LED Notification Light
LG W30 Thinq has an LED notification light
LG w30 has an LED Notification Light
LG V30 has an LED Notification light.
LG K4 has an LED Notification light.
LG K7 has an LED Notification light.
LG K10 has an LED Notification light.
LG Stylo 2 has an LED Notification light.
The flagship LG phones, LG G8X,LG Wing and LG Velvet do not have an LED Notification Light