Tag Archive: notch


The week of endless notch takes no one cares about

It might shock you to read this, but our collective thoughts on notches hasn’t really moved the needle.

There’s been a lot of chatter about notches this week, which lives in a month and a year full of takes on display cut-outs. The people who aren’t a fan of this display trend are plenty vocal, and as we’ve seen with the Pixel 3 XL leaks the size of the notch is directly related to just how vocal  [Read More…]

Vivo V11 preview: In-display fingerprint sensor meets the ‘waterdrop’ notch

Vivo’s latest phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a less frustrating notch experience.

Vivo was the first to roll out a phone with an in-display fingerprint, and the Chinese manufacturer is now bringing the feature to its mid-range V series. The V11 is now official in Thailand and India, and will be heading to other Asian markets shortly. The phone offers considerable upgrades over the V9, which made its debut just six few months ago.  [Read More…]

Motorola One and One Power offer the notch on the cheap

After months of leaks and rumors, the Motorola One and One Power are finally official. The Lenovo-owned company introduced the two phones just in time for IFA 2018.

These are Motorola’s first smartphones featuring a notch, so if you’re a fan of this popular design trend you’re probably going to be quite excited about the two new models. The One and One Power are also part of the Android One family, so this means you’ll get near-stock Android experience and  [Read More…]

LG V40 renders leak revealing a notch and five cameras

Say cheese, we now have some press renders of the new LG V40 showing off its five-camera setup. This leak happens right after the Pixel 3 XL leak we had yesterday, reminding us it isn’t the only flagship on the way. Unfortunately, we also have to take a second to mourn as we’ve lost another fine phone to the notch.

While you might not notice it at first glance, upon further inspection, you do indeed see there is a notch.  [Read More…]

I’m excited for the Pixel 3 XL’s notch for one specific reason

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Much has been made of the Pixel 3 XL’s design — at least, what leaks are showing. A full glass back and front facing speakers make an appearance, but most of the attention has been focused on the mother of all notches. I was originally against a notch on the Pixel 3 XL but I’ve come around for one main reason.

Pick up your Pixel 2 XL, or look at a photo of it  [Read More…]

Nokia X5 is the latest Android phone to sport a notch

We’ve seen quite a few Android phones come to market with a display notch this year, and today another such device was made official.

Meet the Nokia X5, which features a 5.86-inch 1520×720 display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch. It’s also packing a dual rear camera setup with one 13MP main sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor to give your photos an artsy bokeh look, and there’s an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture around  [Read More…]

Embracing the notch: top Android smartphones that have a screen notch

Whether you love it or love to hate it, the notch is here to stay in 2018. Notched displays are all the rage right now and basically, everyone is jumping on board the train.

Months after the iPhone X came out in September 2017, the notch started to crop up in smartphone launches by some Android vendors, keen to lure users who may desire the unique iPhone X aesthetic but at a cheaper price.

So what iPhone X-inspired Android smartphones  [Read More…]

Best Android Phones Without a Notch

You know what is even better than an edge to edge display? Symmetry.

People want the biggest screen they can have in the smallest body they can have, and to get there as quickly as possible manufacturers have started making phones with notches in the top of the display. The people who tell you notches are the future and you should just get used to it are wrong, and they should feel bad. This design is temporary, until display  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 XL to boast a notch when it debuts in October

Not too long ago we got a look at what was rumored to be a pair of screen protectors for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, with the latter showing off a very distinct notch at the top of the screen.

Well, Bloomberg is here with a report on Wednesday that essentially confirms some oft-rumored expectations for Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones, including the aforementioned notch. The report indicates that Google’s notch won’t be as wide as the notch  [Read More…]

What do you think about a notch on the Pixel 3 XL?

It’s (maybe) coming.

Earlier this week, a leaked picture made its way around the web showing panels for the front of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

The panel for the regular Pixel 3 shows an 18:9 ratio with much slimmer bezels compared to the Pixel 2, and with the Pixel 3 XL, we’ve got that infamous notch.

We can’t confirm how legit/fabricated this leak is, but a notch on the Pixel 3 XL isn’t unlikely  [Read More…]