Welcome to the future.

Ever since the Essential Phone was announced last May, there’s been a heated debate over the notch. Later introduced on phones like the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, and upcoming LG G7, the notch has become a heated point of debate for smartphone users everywhere.

The notch does technically allow for more screen area at the top of a phone compared to having a full strip of bezel, but at the same time, can be an unsightly eyesore when watching videos or playing full-screen games.

Witch the notch becoming more and more popular, we decided to see what our forum users had to say on the matter. Here are just a few of the responses.

nomzamo999
04-23-2018 10:08 AM

Hell no. I think the notch is a horrible idea that needs to be stamped out now. What’s so wrong with having the screen 4 or 5 millimetres shorter?

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RaRa85
04-23-2018 10:12 AM

I’d prefer not to have it but if they got the really important things right like screen quality and camera performance I really wouldn’t care as much. Still prefer a seamless screen experience though.

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Ry
04-23-2018 12:57 PM

The notch would give me extra screen. The area below the notch would be the screen if the notch didn’t exist. Glass half-empty vs. glass half-full, IMO. Bring on the notches.

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Mooncatt
04-23-2018 02:58 PM

I prefer things symmetrical, so no notch for me. Unless it’s something like the V20’s secondary display that gives me additional functions without taking away from main screen real estate. I know info could be displayed on either side of the notch, but you’re losing a lot of space for that area, limiting visibly of notifications.

IMHO this is just the manufacturers bowing to the, “The bezels…

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There’s plenty more to say on this subject, so we’d now like to hand the microphone over to you – Do you want a notch on your next phone?

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