View Poll Results: Is the notch bad?

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  • Its TERRIBLE

    11 27.50%
  • its not that bad

    29 72.50%
  1. KGJLTech's Avatar
    I just wanna know what you think guys. And I also wanted to win the giveaway hahaha.
    movielover76 likes this.
    10-12-2018 08:32 AM
  2. maverick96's Avatar
    It’s not a big deal at all. I had the iPhone X for a year and now the Xs Max. Trust me, this is just overblown. I ordered the 3XL And cannot wait for it.
    10-12-2018 08:42 AM
  3. ndonnine's Avatar
    Doesn't bug me. Looks kind of cool and robotic if you use a white background. I ordered the smaller phone for one hand friendly use though.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    10-12-2018 08:45 AM
  4. digitalbreak's Avatar
    The notch in Pixel 3 XL is a useless design complexity that may have clearly avoided. Google for some bizarre reasons unknown chose not to. I used the Pixel at Best Buy and that notch is more hideous than the notch in my Xs Max. Also while the notch in an iPhone can be justified, literally there is nothing you can say to justify the notch in a 3 XL. Google could have easily chosen Samsung’s route of having tiny bezel/chin on the top and the bottom instead.

    Google’s implementation of customizing the notch using the available developer options are good but not great. UnboxTherapy explains very well in his latest video of how you lose a lot of screen real estate once you hide the notch using those software options.

    And yes, you can get used to the notch in a few days but I can’t get out of the fact that it’s an useless thing sitting there and staring at me for no reason.
    Sophos, Umbrokhan, recDNA and 4 others like this.
    10-12-2018 09:56 AM
  5. cmb713's Avatar
    I'm debating the 3XL vs. Note 9 vs. iphone XL. Seems like the iphone has the biggest screen for video content but I'm not sure about the notch. When I am watching videos, are the screen sizes actually 6.5 inches or is it less with the notch? What about the Pixel XL 3? Is it really 6.3 inches or more like 5.5 if you hide the notch?
    10-12-2018 10:05 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The notch in Pixel 3 XL is a useless design complexity that may have clearly avoided. Google for some bizarre reasons unknown chose not to. I used the Pixel at Best Buy and that notch is more hideous than the notch in my Xs Max. Also while the notch in an iPhone can be justified, literally there is nothing you can say to justify the notch in a 3 XL. Google could have easily chosen Samsung’s route of having tiny bezel/chin on the top and the bottom instead.

    Google’s implementation of customizing the notch using the available developer options are good but not great. UnboxTherapy explains very well in his latest video of how you lose a lot of screen real estate once you hide the notch using those software options.

    And yes, you can get used to the notch in a few days but I can’t get out of the fact that it’s an useless thing sitting there and staring at me for no reason.
    Why is the X justifiable?
    10-12-2018 10:22 AM
  7. Rick Jacobs's Avatar
    I went to Verizon yesterday to see the notch for myself, I did not think it was that big of a deal. I did see a video yesterday showing how Google offsets a YouTube video in landscape mode so the notch does not cut into the video. I'm ordering a 3xl from Google.
    maverick96 likes this.
    10-12-2018 10:26 AM
  8. vansmack's Avatar
    I use a mostly black background and won't even notice it. I'll appreciate the notifications being used in that space.
    Coop61 likes this.
    10-12-2018 02:11 PM
  9. cbreze's Avatar
    They could add a notch to the bottom also then it'd be balanced at least. Also would need no bezels at all which is what everyone seems to want. The 3XL I played with had the notch cropped off so it was not visible. But less screen so don't get that point either.
    Those with a black background will see it whenever they are in a google app, or most other apps
    10-12-2018 02:59 PM
  10. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    It's there.
    10-12-2018 03:00 PM
  11. Topweasel's Avatar
    I don't like the Notch in the sense that I can be a little bit of a Videophile. The idea of losing video information into a black zone just so you could say your screen is edge to edge I don't like.

    I am hoping for a comprimise between cutting off video in the notch zone and "hiding" the notch by not diplaying anything in the top left and right. If they can get it to the point that those two area's are used only for notification information and and everything else stays below it I will be a happy camper.

    It was nearly a deal breaker. But the more I thought about it getting anything else might force me to change services, would mean losing the buttery smoothness of my PXL, and honestly everything else including the glass back with Wireless charging and decent weather protection, front facing speaks, are all things I have had and have missed on my PXL.
    10-12-2018 03:09 PM
  12. TheJastrom's Avatar
    I actually was kinda shocked that there wasn't any kind of face unlock and that being the reason for the huge notch. I would most likely hide the notch as soon as possible.
    10-12-2018 03:15 PM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I don't like the Notch in the sense that I can be a little bit of a Videophile. The idea of losing video information into a black zone just so you could say your screen is edge to edge I don't like.

    I am hoping for a comprimise between cutting off video in the notch zone and "hiding" the notch by not diplaying anything in the top left and right. If they can get it to the point that those two area's are used only for notification information and and everything else stays below it I will be a happy camper.

    It was nearly a deal breaker. But the more I thought about it getting anything else might force me to change services, would mean losing the buttery smoothness of my PXL, and honestly everything else including the glass back with Wireless charging and decent weather protection, front facing speaks, are all things I have had and have missed on my PXL.
    It doesn't interfere with video
    10-12-2018 03:41 PM
  14. EMGSM's Avatar
    I went to Best Buy yesterday to check it out and the notch didn't look that bad to me. For some reason it looks worse in photos IMO.
    10-12-2018 05:35 PM
  15. Topweasel's Avatar
    So pictures and videos don't extend past the bottom of the notch on the left and right of the notch?
    10-12-2018 08:57 PM
  16. Jononeto's Avatar
    I don't like the notch
    recDNA likes this.
    10-12-2018 09:01 PM
  17. Torisen1's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me and I like front firing speakers. I did see some pictures today of the 3 XL and 10s Max and you either want a longer top notch with less notifications (no dual front cameras but face I'd and no front facing speaker) to display or a narrower slightly deeper notch with the ability to display more notifications (plus the dual front cameras and speakers).
    10-12-2018 09:51 PM
  18. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Why is the X justifiable?
    Face ID is the biggest reason why along with the fact that there is no chin at the bottom giving you that edge to edge display such devices are craving for. Face ID, being such an integral part of using the iPhone, gets used all the time and not have serves the purpose until Apple can completely move those sensors and camera behind the display.

    If Google had the notch and no chin at the bottom like iPhones, I would appreciate them and totally applaud for coming out with a design where you target larger screen to body ratio like other manufacturers are doing.
    Umbrokhan likes this.
    10-12-2018 10:16 PM
  19. digitalbreak's Avatar
    It doesn't interfere with video
    We are seeing different things with video apps so far from reviews. For example, when playing YouTube videos in the non-zoomed mode which is the default, the video is off centered. It probably doesn't respect the notch yet but if it doesn't, that would be the case for many other apps too. iPhone X went through this same phase last year.
    10-12-2018 10:18 PM
  20. nelamvr6's Avatar
    To me it is absolutely a non-issue. I will enjoy the extra screen real estate that having the notch provides.
    10-12-2018 10:25 PM
  21. Torisen1's Avatar
    Face ID is the biggest reason why along with the fact that there is no chin at the bottom giving you that edge to edge display such devices are craving for. Face ID, being such an integral part of using the iPhone, gets used all the time and not have serves the purpose until Apple can completely move those sensors and camera behind the display.

    If Google had the notch and no chin at the bottom like iPhones, I would appreciate them and totally applaud for coming out with a design where you target larger screen to body ratio like other manufacturers are doing.
    That is a personal preference, I for one appreciate a little bottom bezel because of the way I hold my phone and if I can have front firing speakers so much the better. Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder.

    Heck if cameras and speakers could ever be put under a screen I would still like to have a little bottom bezel.
    10-12-2018 10:32 PM
  22. MrHades17's Avatar
    It's there. Haven't used a notched phone so honestly I doesn't bother me...yet. We'll see once I finally decide on if I'll get the XL.
    10-12-2018 10:38 PM
  23. Umbrokhan's Avatar
    Google Pixel notch is the worst notch ever. should get reward for the ugliest notch of 2018.
    after so many months looking at other android OEM Google didn't learn anything?
    if the price was £300 then we can forgive the big ugly notch. but the price tag is high aswell.
    Google likes big chin also for some reason.

    Google is 2 years behind. sorry to say.
    OnePlus 6T = water drop notch
    Google Pixel 3 XL = Atlantic Ocean notch
    10-12-2018 10:38 PM
  24. digitalbreak's Avatar
    That is a personal preference, I for one appreciate a little bottom bezel because of the way I hold my phone and if I can have front firing speakers so much the better. Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder.

    Heck if cameras and speakers could ever be put under a screen I would still like to have a little bottom bezel.
    It's actually usage more than personal preference. The amount of users who will use Face ID than users who use front facing speakers will be always higher and unlocking your phone is so essential part of using your phone. So it's a big piece.
    Umbrokhan and dannejanne like this.
    10-12-2018 11:02 PM
  25. Torisen1's Avatar
    It's actually usage more than personal preference. The amount of users who will use Face ID than users who use front facing speakers will be always higher and unlocking your phone is so essential part of using your phone. So it's a big piece.
    Because Apple forces you to use it. The fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone is much better in my opinion. Just like you have your opinion.
    DMP89145, TraderGary and gmermel like this.
    10-12-2018 11:09 PM
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