I can't understand how anyone could think notches or cutouts are a good design idea to follow. Even the narrowest cut into the screen effectively renders the entire height of the notch useless because content can't be reliably displayed in that space - functionally it's the same as filling the whole space with a bezel regardless of how thin the notch is. If you really want to have as much "active" screen space as possible, it would be much more elegant to make a slim top bezel that contains an LG-esque ticker/always on display plus the camera, earpiece etc.
okcnaline, 08 Nov 2017Would you so kindly explain to me the problems with a notch, please? :)What's so great about it? What purpose does it serve? If you are watching a video the notch is a huge distraction unless you watch with black bars either side and ruin the whole point of a big screen, it's madness, complete and utter madness. If it was such a great idea we would all be watching tv's with a chunk taking out of it. There is a reason that screens are normally the shape they have been........ the notch is a complete distraction.
Yeah you will stand out from the crowd and people will notice it including thieves but it serves no purpose whatsoever other than to highlight the fact that they would of had to of went with bigger bezel at the top to incorporate face scanner and they wanted to compete with bezel-less phones on the market. It's lame and I would rather see an end to rushing out phones left right and centre that have questionable designs. That is not aimed at Apple but all manufacturers really.
All my opinion of course but I'm absolutely amazed that many are defending it!
AnonD-711468, 08 Nov 2017You do know that this Chinese "copier" is that started the bezeless craze. Right? (basically e... moreI like the latest Xiaomi phones especially the Mi Mix line of phones but I think it was Sharp who startes the bezel less phone with the Aquos Crystal.
And so it begins. The notch is gonna be the 2018 version of the 7 Plus camera design in 2017 that we saw everywhere.
Well,Xiaomi if you`re really going to do this..it`ll be horrible.
Maybe it`ll be better that you invent another ´notch´(or pair of horns) but on the bottom side,on the south...that way you`ll achieve some consistence in that `beautiful` design,you can call it `stereo notch` or `stereo horns`...
Or that new phone should be called iMix 2,or better Mi Minger..
That is nasty ugly. If Apple jumped off a cliff, would you do the same, Xiaomi?
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2017wow that's very quick copyQuick copy v5.0HDR++
Fusion, 08 Nov 2017Well if you cant beat Apple you might as well copy them..BTW it did beat Apple. Mi Mix 1 was the best phone from 2016. If you except the camera everything else was the best of its time. Heck some still are. The only bezeless (to this day) with gargantuan battery, the only one that is not tall as well and bezeless *actually* means a bigger screen for the same size instead of a taller screen that is only useful while messaging.
Mi Mix 1 is still one the best phones to own (if you don't care about photography), far better in use than most bezeless phones out there...
aceofgenerations, 08 Nov 2017Absolutely terrible. But hey, it's a Chinese company and they love copying the fruit companyYou do know that this Chinese "copier" is that started the bezeless craze. Right? (basically everybody copied *her*).
Let's instead ignore that, and call Xiaomi a chinese copycat...
Xiaomi: from innovator (started the whole bezelless craze creating a completely new and yet uncopied phone form) to a copycat...
I just don't understand it. MiMix 1 is probably (*still*) the best bezeless phone (best BtS ratio without sacrificing battery) yet even her inventor abandoned its form. All we get these days are skinny phones with pitiful battery...
Oh how low do the mightly have fallen.
aceofgenerations, 08 Nov 2017Absolutely terrible. But hey, it's a Chinese company and they love copying the fruit companyWell if you cant beat Apple you might as well copy them..
Gunslinger777, 08 Nov 2017so Xiaomi is the first copy-paster this time :D now it's getting startedApple the first copy paster.
They copied essential that came out first.
Absolutely terrible. But hey, it's a Chinese company and they love copying the fruit company
That convinced me that my last Xiaomi phone is really the last Xiaomi phone for me. This notch thing is so ugly it makes me sick, Samsung flagship phones are the way to go.