Do you disable your smartphone's notch?

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Spartan, Sep 24, 2019.

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Do you disable your smartphone's notch?

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  1. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I don't know who's dumb idea was to introduce notches in today's smartphones to increase the screen viewing area by what? 0.1 inches!! No matter how much I tried to get used to it, it bugs the heck out of me especially when watching videos in full screen. My brain ignores everything else that's going on and only focuses on that darn notch.

    I can't stand it, even though the notch is a tiny dot on my Galaxy Note 10's screen, I disabled it from day 2.

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I enabled Full Bezel trick moments after phone was taken out of the package!
    Most apps and video still don't take up the notch area and revert to square or rectangular size which makes notches almost useless and obsolete.
    EDIT: I bought a Nokia 8.1. Although I'm not a phone user it still can last upto 3 days even with Portable hotspot usage for 4-5hrs per day. I never tested the extent my device can go!
     
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  3. Starlight5

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    I personally think noticeable bezels and large notches are about equally ugly, while waterdrop notch or some alternative selfie camera placement are the way to go.

    p.s. My phones don't have notches.
     
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  4. pete962

    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    Most videos and pictures are either 4:3 or 19:6, so the notch is outside viewing frame and doesn't bother me. On the home screen left side has clock, right side has phone icons and notch is like a divider. I think it's a little silly, but not a big deal for me.
    What bothers me more is missing headphone jack, iris scanner and couple other things that IMO should be there.
    Newest Huawei has no physical keys at all, everything is on or side of screen controls and that could be a problem for me: I already accidently invoke commands I have no intention of activating, when holding my N10+ and this will only get worse.
     
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  5. Felix_Argyle

    Felix_Argyle Notebook Consultant

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    I have no notch and will not buy any smartphone with it.
     
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  6. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    Notch \ punchholes ?? imo in practice a bunch of dead pixel, a defective display, something seriously wrong. And btw, curved screens? All I've seen prone to produce horrible glare + distortions along the sides. Useless.

    Huawei Mate 10 Pro my daily driver > no notch, fast, great flat screen, good cam, great battery, regular updates. Am hoping it will last long. Sam 10e is pretty close, flat screen with option to 'turn on' the top bezel to hide the hole.
     
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  7. eth3rton

    eth3rton Notebook Consultant

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    Guess I am the minority here. I actually like having the notification bar above the main area of the screen.
     
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