Indeed the cutout for camera at the top is an odd one - and then while being generous with bezel at the bottom - an odder one. Being different just for the case of being different doesn't always pay. The protruding camera on the back might be ok - if the camera then is that much better than others (which with the current quality of cameras is a pretty much an impossible task)
I wouldn't call it "worst possible place", that would be down at the bottom.
Still, it's not a very good placement. Placing it at the leftmost or rightmost corner would've been much better. Having part of the image missing in a corner wouldn't be as bad has having part of it missing right in the middle.
But I could live with that. What I can't live with is that they once again put such a tiny battery inside, 3020 mAh only. That's a huge disappointment.
ImJoaquinTheDog, 08 Aug 2017... it's still better than where it used to be, ON THE BOTTOM BEZEL!!They should've made a pop-up camera so it doesn't obstruct the view of the user. This is very cheap-looking and will be incredibly very hard to get used to.
AnonD-90109, 08 Aug 2017What is wrong with the front camera placement, it's centered where it should be. It's inside the screen. It will be impossible to get used to, mostly. They could've just made a pop-up camera.
"Full screen"??? No it clearly has a huge bottom bezel... The original aquos had the same style with a 78% screen to body ratio. And that was in 2014!!! this is nothing new at all.
Umm, 4K and SD 630? I really hope they are going have one with a SD 835. Or else they are going to be the biggest losers in the trend that they invented.
wow that makes one appreciate the Mi Mix as xiaomi innovation more than asharp aqua replica lol
The back with the camera sticking out so much looks very cheap and nasty. Bit of a disappointment this one.
AnonD-611841, 08 Aug 2017Ugh, can phone manufacturers please stop placing the front camera in the worst possible place? What is wrong with the front camera placement, it's centered where it should be.
AnonD-611841, 08 Aug 2017Ugh, can phone manufacturers please stop placing the front camera in the worst possible place?
... it's still better than where it used to be,
ON THE BOTTOM BEZEL!!
so it was diappointment bcs it should be used there snapdragon 835, sharp told it before many times but reality is different.. only 630/660 middle class
I had better expectations about the screen...
Ugh, can phone manufacturers please stop placing the front camera in the worst possible place?
Looks like Essential phone. I still dont see why they need to cut out the top of the screen. The front camera can be at the bottom bezel. Or they can make bezel less bottom and put small bezel on top for camera and sensors. What is so difficult in doing that? I simply dont get it.
Snapdragon 630 4+64GB 2799RMB
Snapdragon 660 6+128GB 3499RMB
"Nothing to see here, everyone go home..."
Why they do this?
Why anyone have the courage to make a true bezeless phone?
Why are they scared to sell a phone without bezels before Apple? Why they fear the customer reaction? They can do it, why they don't? It seems that anyone can buy those screens and frames in China now. is just a question of wanting it at this point.
Please re-check the price for the higher variant. I think it should be 3499 RMB instead 2799 RMB.
The lite version has 4 GB RAM and 46 GB storage while the other option has 6 GB + 128 GB combo.
I believe it should be 64 GB storage, haha xD
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