I love all the times Xiaomi puts out a device and the west explodes into a flurry of angry sinophobes and happy Mi users. Now that war extends to include the notch even though like most of the happy Mi users have already said this version of the notch is probably the best you'll ever get until somebody finds some way for the camera to be on the front of the phone and still the phone is 100% screen. Until that can even possibly happen (pocket dimension selfie cam?) this design is by far the best ever.
Viyus, 12 Mar 2018Does that really matter?Somebody already replied this. And I replied to that reply so I won't repeat the same
ProJames, 08 Mar 2018Because I don't want people to think I have an iPhone or a cheap chinese knock off.Does that really matter?
Haha, 09 Mar 2018Jonathan is a phone designer. Are you a phone designer? No. Your comment is stupid and pointless.he simply reiterated johnathons words. Like really?
jimmypateemy, 09 Mar 2018Much better then in the middle, of course removing it would be best, i hope this selfie plague... moreAaah yes, I wish front cameras were optional, save me a couple bucks on my phone cause I never use the thing. I have zero use for selfies
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2018look over function? I don't agree. In mobile world both are very important.
If you are making... moreUnless it looks like the child of Satan it don't matter... I mean after a while you get used to whatever look.
Unless of course, like I said, it is unbearable. A tiny notch isn't ... the issue gets overblown on the forums.
Manhurt, 09 Mar 2018Caring about someone else that dont know anything about smartphone's history? Up to you.No. Xia does not sell phones here so this is why people would think that.
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2018I judge people who prefer looks over function. Yeah a bezel look cleaner but it is axtually ve... morelook over function? I don't agree. In mobile world both are very important.
If you are making some experiment in the lab or some basement, look is not important but only functionality.
In ruthless mobile world, look is very important, maybe even more than functionality.
We are talking about commercial devices which are in the hands of millions of people.
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2018 ...those bezel lovers are a specialy kind of people...
and what kind of person is you when... moreI judge people who prefer looks over function. Yeah a bezel look cleaner but it is axtually very dumb. Like a dumb blond in old american movies. It looks cool for a while but then you get bored of her and you argue all the time. That is how I see bezels, I always curse my phone for having a bezel, it restricts me, my screen is far smaller than it had to be.
I would had thrown it away and buy iphone x but I am not giving $1000+ for a phone no way. It's silly. So I wait for android makers to finally kill the bezel, but now they all add bottom bezel. It's a sin!
Well, okay it is definitely better completely without a notch, but at least its not so bad/ horrible. I mean not as intrusive/ugly as of the Essential phone & even much, much worse of the iPhone (X) and all its other ridiculous copies. So although the best is obviously without any kind of notch, but AT LEAST small and cornered top right, it's not as bad (compared!).
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2018So this hurts your eye and that massive bar on the bottom didn't?
Shm, those bezel lovers ... more ...those bezel lovers are a specialy kind of people...
and what kind of person is you when you are judging in so primitive way?
my opinion is that screen should not be touched, it must stay pure rectangle, only 4 angles. golden rule, do not touch/change the screen shape! all these nothces are destroying nice design. nothces are invented only and only because of technology limitation. this will be gone in a few years but now all designers are embracing this like rescue from Heaven but its wrong..... very wrong.... 2018 will be known as "notch year"...
Much better then in the middle, of course removing it would be best, i hope this selfie plague ends soon, i have never even once used the front camera
Fake video... look closer it's just a screen protector. U can see the screen through the "notch".
Manhurt, 09 Mar 2018The huge weakness of that notch when you drop it, the front camera may damaged.Do you really think manufacturers really care about their phones being fragile? I'm sure that's by design so they can also profit from repairs
The huge weakness of that notch when you drop it, the front camera may damaged.
ProJames, 08 Mar 2018Because I don't want people to think I have an iPhone or a cheap chinese knock off.Caring about someone else that dont know anything about smartphone's history? Up to you.