1. eak1570's Avatar
    I keep watching OP6 video on YouTube and I see the full screen with notch just at Home screen only where the notification icon display at the top but in the app most of apps will show black bar at the top or just the color at the top.

    So it mean except home screen the screen retro it about the same with the 5T? ( little shorter shin)

    Thanks.
    05-19-2018 02:21 PM
  2. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Same as any other manufacturer... They get to say it has a 6.28 inch bezeless screen rather than a 6 inch screen.

    Yay, marketing gimmicks...
    05-19-2018 02:52 PM
  3. worldsoutro's Avatar
    Most of the apps are not compatible with the full screen notch yet. it won't be until Android p is released when Android will natively support the notch and we will see more app support.
    05-19-2018 07:58 PM
  4. ODog2323's Avatar
    What's more annoying to me is that manufacturers claim that going with 18:9 displays allows for bigger screens that are more comfortable to hold. They are easy to hold sure, but the 6" screen of an 18:9 phone is smaller by area than that of a 6" 16:9 device, which for me, makes for a much less immwrsive experience.
    05-19-2018 10:15 PM
  5. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    What's more annoying to me is that manufacturers claim that going with 18:9 displays allows for bigger screens that are more comfortable to hold. They are easy to hold sure, but the 6" screen of an 18:9 phone is smaller by area than that of a 6" 16:9 device, which for me, makes for a much less immwrsive experience.
    Yeah, I think a 6 inch 2:1 display has about the same area as a16:9 display that's 5.7 inches.

    It's all a bunch of lies... Sorry, marketing, to make people think the thing is bigger than it actually is.

    Note, where have we seen that before?
    05-20-2018 06:18 AM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    How is it useful one ANY phone? LOL.
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    05-20-2018 06:49 AM
  7. ODog2323's Avatar
    It's all a bunch of lies... Sorry, marketing, to make people think the thing is bigger than it actually is.

    Note, where have we seen that before?
    Hey, sometimes things ARE just as big as advertised! ;-)
    05-20-2018 07:23 AM
  8. ODog2323's Avatar
    Also, the notch is no more than a hideous design compromise that proliferated once Apple made it acceptable.
    05-20-2018 08:32 AM
  9. RaRa85's Avatar
    It's just amazing to me that Essential phone with it's small cut out in the center gave us the least compromise for a bezelless phone yet all the OEMs are lining up to create an iPhone X copy. Essential phone really did it best.
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    05-20-2018 08:39 AM
  10. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    It's not useful.No notch is useful.

    They all ruin the immersiveness of the display, that's what they are best at unfortunately.
    05-21-2018 12:43 AM
  11. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Yeah, I think a 6 inch 2:1 display has about the same area as a16:9 display that's 5.7 inches.
    Very close! By area, 6.00000" 18:9 is 14.40000in2; that same area on 16:9 is 5.80517". The 2:1 device would be 5.37" tall and 2.68" wide, while the 16:9 device would be 5.06" tall and 2.85" wide.

    How is the Notch useful on OP6?-aspectratios.png
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    05-21-2018 08:05 AM
  12. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Very close! By area, 6.00000" 18:9 is 14.40000in2; that same area on 16:9 is 5.80517". The 2:1 device would be 5.37" tall and 2.68" wide, while the 16:9 device would be 5.06" tall and 2.85" wide.

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    Did you maths that yourself or find an online tool? If the latter I wouldn't mind a link. I can calculate it myself, but I'm lazy lol.

    And a small tip, if you're typing from a phone you can long press 2 to get a superscript ² for area... I think in Windows it's ctrl, shift and +
    05-21-2018 08:53 AM
  13. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Did you maths that yourself or find an online tool? If the latter I wouldn't mind a link. I can calculate it myself, but I'm lazy lol.

    And a small tip, if you're typing from a phone you can long press 2 to get a superscript ² for area... I think in Windows it's ctrl, shift and +
    I do the math myself, there probably are tools for it, but I'm a math geek so that gives me a couple minutes of stuff to play with.

    This is my base set of terms, so if you give me any one number of the area formula and the aspect ratio, it's easy to convert into all of the dimensions.

    How is the Notch useful on OP6?-aspectratios2.png

    a, b and c I use from the normal hypotenuse calculation, but they refer strictly to the aspect ratio values. w is a way of divining the height from only knowing the diagonal measurement and the aspect ratio, while l is the same for diving the width once w is known. I'm sure there's an easier way to do it, but that's the simplest way I came up with whenever I build out my calculator. Area is then obviously w*l.
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    05-21-2018 09:17 AM
  14. ODog2323's Avatar
    This is my first notch experience, and I gotta say, really not a fan. Way too many compromises in order to shrink that top bezel.

    When I pinch in to youtube to fill the screen, the corners of the video are more rounded on the bottom of the phone than the software rounded corners on the top (notch side if you're holding in landscape). This is really distracting. I actually prefer to give youtube full screen access so far and have the notch overlap the video just to have all corners look consistent.

    There's now a fraction of the space available for notifcation icons, particularly because I can't hide the clock as I could on the 5T. There's now room for TWO icons up there before I get the overflow "..." indicator. If you're like me and usually have a couple ongoing notifications from apps like Google (scores, traffic, weather, etc), then that tiny amount of space is always filled, meaning I can't just glance my more urgent incoming notifications. I always have to grab the notification shade to see what else is there.

    Third party app support seems pretty non existent so far. All I'm getting from most apps is a color shaded status bar. I like the Google app's implementation where the app content flows under a gradient in that top area, though I haven't seen that anywhere else.

    Hopefully some of this will be cleaned up in software updates, just to give us the option to make some tweaks!
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    05-26-2018 06:26 AM
  15. eak1570's Avatar
    I absolutely love the notch. It look cool with every wallpaper. I don't have any problem with YouTube video or any apps.
    05-26-2018 02:02 PM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    Yeah I have been used to notch from iPhone X and Essential. Absolutely zero issues in terms of look or functionality in the phones having notch. As long as all the apps behave proper with the notch like it does on OnePlus I have no problems.
    05-26-2018 04:43 PM
  17. Maknora's Avatar
    I do the math myself, there probably are tools for it, but I'm a math geek so that gives me a couple minutes of stuff to play with.

    This is my base set of terms, so if you give me any one number of the area formula and the aspect ratio, it's easy to convert into all of the dimensions.

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    a, b and c I use from the normal hypotenuse calculation, but they refer strictly to the aspect ratio values. w is a way of divining the height from only knowing the diagonal measurement and the aspect ratio, while l is the same for diving the width once w is known. I'm sure there's an easier way to do it, but that's the simplest way I came up with whenever I build out my calculator. Area is then obviously w*l.
    This is correct.
    05-26-2018 07:51 PM
  18. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    This is correct.
    lol I mostly agree with you
    05-26-2018 08:52 PM
  19. jlczl's Avatar
    Love the notch getting used in order to push the notification/status bar icons up off the main display. Gives the actual content of the app more space. It works well and I appreciate having that space freed up vs having a bezel all the way across the top.
    cert15z and Asfalloth like this.
    05-27-2018 10:04 PM
  20. mimsiesboy's Avatar
    Love the notch, status bar lives on both sides of it allowing just that much more screen.
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    05-28-2018 05:37 AM
  21. PGrey's Avatar
    It drives me nuts, not having a "full" battery status up there. I really prefer both the battery pic, for quick-glance read, AND the percentage, for an exact one, seems reasonable enough.

    I know I can use many 3rd party solution here, but would prefer not to, ideally, because they'll likely break when OP makes a change...

    I have mine set on notch-less, which makes it slightly more tolerable, even with this "missing" information.

    I LOVE 16:9 screens, always thought that was plenty "wide" enough, ratio-wise. They're also easier to hold, work, IMO, with small-medium hands you can still reach almost all of a 5.7 screen (my 6P was a good example).
    06-12-2018 02:53 PM
  22. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    It drives me nuts, not having a "full" battery status up there. I really prefer both the battery pic, for quick-glance read, AND the percentage, for an exact one, seems reasonable enough.

    I know I can use many 3rd party solution here, but would prefer not to, ideally, because they'll likely break when OP makes a change...

    I have mine set on notch-less, which makes it slightly more tolerable, even with this "missing" information.

    I LOVE 16:9 screens, always thought that was plenty "wide" enough, ratio-wise. They're also easier to hold, work, IMO, with small-medium hands you can still reach almost all of a 5.7 screen (my 6P was a good example).
    I'm with you on the icon/percentage. That's obviously a take away due to the limited space, so I get it. But when I switched to battery percentage, I was disappointed to see only the percentage. Oh well! I'd still rather that then no percentage.

    I know I know, we can never be happy even though we got what we wanted. Lol
    06-13-2018 08:47 AM

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