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  1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm liking it... Bring it on Google.
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    09-06-2018 07:04 PM
  2. DMP89145's Avatar
    Lol! Tell us how you really feel, Mike...
    EMGSM likes this.
    09-06-2018 08:00 PM
  3. Torisen1's Avatar
    I'll probably still get the 3XL. I haven't decided how I feel about a notch yet though. Probably won't be a big deal.
    09-06-2018 08:50 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Lol! Tell us how you really feel, Mike...
    My daughter last October.... I want the iPhone X. I said "you know it has a notch?"
    She said "what's that? So I don't have showed her and she didn't care. A month ago my wife wanted the X and I said "you know it has a notch?"

    Same ending....

    You can guess the moral of the story.
    09-06-2018 08:52 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'll probably still get the 3XL. I haven't decided how I feel about a notch yet though. Probably won't be a big deal.
    As much as I understand anyone's dislikes for the notch I'm convinced in the end it doesn't matter all the much. But hey...we are all free to buy or not buy the things we dislike.
    EgretOwl2 likes this.
    09-06-2018 08:56 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I like the notch , not the way apple did it
    09-06-2018 09:14 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    I think non-removable batteries, no SD cards and notches are the future, and there's nothing we can do about it (as much as I'd like to change all 3).
    J Dubbs likes this.
    09-06-2018 10:13 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I think non-removable batteries, no SD cards and notches are the future, and there's nothing we can do about it (as much as I'd like to change all 3).
    I hear you on all counts. Removable batteries are virtually extinct. Makes me want to upgrade sooner...lol
    SD cards have a few drawbacks but they are convenient. I'm not sure the Notches are here for good but I'm good. I'm also good without the traditional headphone jack.
    09-06-2018 10:30 PM
  9. BTSyndrome's Avatar
    It's not the notch at all. I want a smaller phone, why does everyone cater to BIG phones.
    My Droid Turbo2 is huge but it was all I got to choose from 3 years ago. I'm already huge I want something smaller
    09-06-2018 10:37 PM
  10. BTSyndrome's Avatar
    At this point I will settle for the reg. Pixel 3. But It is still slightly larger than what I would prefer.
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    09-06-2018 10:38 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    At this point I will settle for the reg. Pixel 3. But It is still slightly larger than what I would prefer.
    That's what I'm going for , otherwise I would hold on for the pix 2 xl a little longer but the new pix will have wireless charging which I like alot
    09-06-2018 10:40 PM
  12. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I can handle notch as well but will appreciate it even more if it had a purpose. The notch in the X has a purpose. Unclear what's Google doing with the notch as from the leaks they still have bottom bezels which means it sports dual speakers.
    09-07-2018 12:36 AM
  13. dov1978's Avatar
    I'm still wondering if I can live with the notch. Forcing myself to watch videos and leaks trying to get used to it early. It just ain't working so far.... Everything else about the phone I like though. I still live in hope that it's a big "we gotcha!" and they've got something far less embarrassing lined up
    EgretOwl2 likes this.
    09-07-2018 01:24 AM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    Hating the notch and thinking it's stupid are different things. Hate means I'm emotionally invested in it which would drive me away from it even if there would be no valid reason.

    Thinking it's stupid is a perfectly valid reason though. There simply is no valid reason for having a notch. It decreases the area where you could show notifications and decreases the number of available sensors you could put there, or the size of the speakers. Plus you have to make software fixes for problems created by having it in the first place.
    dsignori likes this.
    09-07-2018 02:19 AM
  15. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I think the notch is really ugly and worst I've seen on a smartphone. Every other company seems to have a reasonable sized notch, except Google.

    But don't worry, they put the notch that big in there so they could add a second camera for super selfies. Because it's more important to put a second lens in the front for selfies than it is to put on the back for better photography....
    09-07-2018 05:14 AM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hating the notch and thinking it's stupid are different things. Hate means I'm emotionally invested in it which would drive me away from it even if there would be no valid reason.

    Thinking it's stupid is a perfectly valid reason though. There simply is no valid reason for having a notch. It decreases the area where you could show notifications and decreases the number of available sensors you could put there, or the size of the speakers. Plus you have to make software fixes for problems created by having it in the first place.
    If you compare it to the 2XL they took space that wasn't being utilized below the speaker and adjacent to the proximity sensor and filled it. Yes we lose notification space if you value all those icons but we gain screen space by moving the notification bar up so to say it's there is no valid reason would be purely perspective.
    09-07-2018 05:49 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I think the notch is really ugly and worst I've seen on a smartphone. Every other company seems to have a reasonable sized notch, except Google.

    But don't worry, they put the notch that big in there so they could add a second camera for super selfies. Because it's more important to put a second lens in the front for selfies than it is to put on the back for better photography....
    Honestly I'm not a big selfie person but second camera adds some nice features. Yes it's a shame they didn't add a second rear camera but if they made some improvements through software as been hinted at I'll take that for now.
    09-07-2018 05:54 AM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I can handle notch as well but will appreciate it even more if it had a purpose. The notch in the X has a purpose. Unclear what's Google doing with the notch as from the leaks they still have bottom bezels which means it sports dual speakers.
    The notch does serve a purpose.... Read my post 4 posts down. It may not meet your expectations
    09-07-2018 05:58 AM
  19. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I can handle notch as well but will appreciate it even more if it had a purpose. The notch in the X has a purpose. Unclear what's Google doing with the notch as from the leaks they still have bottom bezels which means it sports dual speakers.
    The reason Apple is able to go to the bottom edge with their display is because they've always put their speaker on the bottom. I hate that setup (as I did on my original Pixel). While they can have good even great sound out of a bottom facing speaker (though I believe facing speakers towards the listener is better) my problem is I use my phone (especially for video) in landscape mode. The problem is my hand covers the speaker port when they put it on the bottom. And generally to get louder sound, I have to cup my hand to direct the sound to me. Watching a video of any length means my hand starts to hurt doing that. Which is why I was more than happy to upgrade when I heard they had front facing speakers on the Pixel 2.
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    09-07-2018 09:24 AM
  20. digitalbreak's Avatar
    The reason Apple is able to go to the bottom edge with their display is because they've always put their speaker on the bottom. I hate that setup (as I did on my original Pixel). While they can have good even great sound out of a bottom facing speaker (though I believe facing speakers towards the listener is better) my problem is I use my phone (especially for video) in landscape mode. The problem is my hand covers the speaker port when they put it on the bottom. And generally to get louder sound, I have to cup my hand to direct the sound to me. Watching a video of any length means my hand starts to hurt doing that. Which is why I was more than happy to upgrade when I heard they had front facing speakers on the Pixel 2.
    Yep. That said, the sound is significantly better in X, especially in landscape mode.

    To me though I use the screen almost all the time than listening to music from the speakers (got my Bluetooth headset for better sound) and it makes sense to build a product around that scenario. Essential, Apple, LG, Huawei - all do it. There is just no sense in having a notch but not giving the entire screen real estate to users.

    If Google wants to put front facing speakers a priority, they can certainly do so without the notch and opting for tiny bezels like Samsung and see Huawei phones.
    09-07-2018 11:26 AM
  21. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    If you compare it to the 2XL they took space that wasn't being utilized below the speaker and adjacent to the proximity sensor and filled it. Yes we lose notification space if you value all those icons but we gain screen space by moving the notification bar up so to say it's there is no valid reason would be purely perspective.
    Thank you, glad other people are understanding this. I never let more than a few notifications pile up anyways. This is one of the main reasons why i've decided the notch isn't that big of a deal.
    09-07-2018 02:16 PM
  22. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    If you compare it to the 2XL they took space that wasn't being utilized below the speaker and adjacent to the proximity sensor and filled it. Yes we lose notification space if you value all those icons but we gain screen space by moving the notification bar up so to say it's there is no valid reason would be purely perspective.
    No, saying there is no valid reason would be purely "incorrect", and not purely perspective. Notches exist for a reason. That's an objective fact. Whether or not a person agrees that those reasons outweigh the cons of doing it, is perspective.
    09-07-2018 02:31 PM
  23. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    I can handle notch as well but will appreciate it even more if it had a purpose. The notch in the X has a purpose. Unclear what's Google doing with the notch as from the leaks they still have bottom bezels which means it sports dual speakers.
    The notch increases the amount of screen area that is available for content. That's all any of them do. Also, the notch and bottom bezel are unrelated in any way. They serve different purposes and have no intrinsic impact on the existence, size or shape of the other.
    09-07-2018 02:33 PM
  24. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    I don't like how notches look, but I understand why they're there. But I also understood the purpose and function of bezels.
    Blaize19 likes this.
    09-07-2018 02:35 PM
  25. cpaight's Avatar
    The Notch... it's Big... it's Black... it's Bold... it's Beautiful
    But is it REAL???

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    09-07-2018 02:44 PM
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