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Topic # 235979 12-May-2018 12:07
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My next phone will definitely have a notch, I think they look great. And practical too - an ideal place to put battery, wifi etc status indicators without taking up main screen real estate.

 

But I seem to be in a minority, I'm not seeing much love out there for the notch from many phone users and reviewers.

 

So what about you, notch or no notch?


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  Reply # 2014576 12-May-2018 12:09
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Cant show enough notifications in that area IMO. Some of the smaller notch larger usable area spaces might be tollerable, Id rather just what my mu mix 2 has done and move the camera.





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  Reply # 2014578 12-May-2018 12:14
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I have an iPhone X and I have no problem with the notch.  I agree having the clock/other statuses along the left and right sides of the notch is useful and keeps them out of the way.  The only time it becomes an "issue" is with a full screen app, or landscape viewing of a game/video.  But to be honest, I tend to use the notch as the place my thumb goes when I'm holding the device in landscape so it works well :)

 

Also if you have a darker wallpaper, you never even notice the notch in general use.  

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2014580 12-May-2018 12:19
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Personally I'm a fan of the full width notch.

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  Reply # 2014583 12-May-2018 12:32
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gehenna:

 

I have an iPhone X and I have no problem with the notch.  

 

 

Same here. I don't notice the notch at all now I'm used to my iPhone X. I mean, I suppose I do, but I'm so used to it being there I subconsciously filter it out


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  Reply # 2014625 12-May-2018 14:00
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iPhone X too. Never notice it. Screen extending with no chin is fantastic, no regerts.

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  Reply # 2014749 12-May-2018 15:35
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I don't really care. We're probably getting to a point where handsets don't need an earpiece any more, but I guess the front facing camera and face ID sensors need to go somewhere.

 

I currently have an iPhone 8 but will upgrade to something equivalent to the iPhone X late next year. 


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  Reply # 2014794 12-May-2018 15:56
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notch or no notch is not a matter, it's the other features for me lol


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  Reply # 2014801 12-May-2018 16:11
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I have iPhone 6.

Just wondering about playing videos, seems to be option of notch in video, or bars at top, bottom
not sure how distracting that’ll be.


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  Reply # 2014823 12-May-2018 16:57
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rugrat: I have iPhone 6.

Just wondering about playing videos, seems to be option of notch in video, or bars at top, bottom
not sure how distracting that’ll be.

 

 

 

Not at all distracting.


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  Reply # 2014834 12-May-2018 17:12
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It is moot in my case because my phone stays in my pocket most of the time and I use my smartwatch. I can end the day with as little as 20 minutes screen on time. So even if a notch irritated me (it doesn't) it wouldn't outweigh all the other features a phone may have.
That said though, I didn't buy the Moto 360 smartwatch because the 'flat tire' display did irritate me.




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