iPhone X Is iPhone the only phone that bends the OLED at the bottom to remove the chin and why don't others?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    Just wondering why a lot of these Androids have the chin
     
  2. Lekro macrumors regular

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    Because it’s easier and cheaper to do.
     
  3. igroeg macrumors regular

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    I don't know if that's true or not, but you'd think that big companies like Samsung, Huawei, etc. have plenty of money to spend. I can't imagine that they aren't able to make their flagships chinless. I'm pretty sure something else is going on here and it's not related to money.. if it is, then shame on them.

    Either way, this is something that I've always wondered as well.
     
  4. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I recall reading somewhere that it was a patented process. But then again, that never stops other companies from copying so who knows.
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking the same thing that maybe there’s a patent or something that is preventing other companies from doing this.
     
  6. igroeg macrumors regular

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    Sure, there may be. But I doubt Apple's way is the only way this can be achieved.
     
  7. Seanm87 macrumors 6502

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    I heard apple patented it. Not sure if that’s actually true though as never seen a source.
     
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There are completely screen phones out there except for the bottom chin. Androids. If only they could fold it or figure out some other way it would be amazing.
     
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Apple REALLY figured it out with the folding OLED if you ask me.

    As much as we knock Apple, no chin is HUGE especially if they can keep it exclusive to iPhone.

    No let’s talk about that notch...lol
     
  10. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

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    I'll give you one notch for a chin and a brow. Fair trade.
     
  11. Seanm87 macrumors 6502

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    For all the abuse the notch gets the chin on these androids that makes the phone non-symmetrical looks way worse.
     
  12. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

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    Notch doesn't bother me... Chin does lol!!!
     
  13. Baldilocks macrumors 6502

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    The “chin” on phones like the OnePlus 6T or the Galaxy S10 is a misnomer. If you consider it a chin, you have a very short memory.

    At most it’s only 1 or 2mm thicker than the bezel on the iPhone X series phones. It’s certainly a lot less intrusive or unwieldy as the huge notch on the iPhone.

    From a symmetry and design standpoint, no notch with a slightly larger bottom bezel will always look better than a small bottom bezel and a large portion of the screen cutout up top.
     
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    Do you also hate the camera on the iPhones?
     
  15. Tmacc47 macrumors member

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    Agreed. The notch is pointless if the phone is still going to have a chin. I say keep the small bezel, until you can get rid of the chin.
     
  16. Baldilocks macrumors 6502

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    The tiny bit of bezel is hardly a chin. An iPhone 8 has a chin.
     
  17. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Hmmmm.... I barely notice the difference in size between the chin on my P30 Pro and on iPhone XS Max.

    What also helps the Android phones looks wise is the Curved Displays, as you see a lot less Display border vs the iPhone, although I do somewhat prefer the more symmetrical look of the iPhone XS Max as well as its flatter display functionally, however design wise the Androids do look better.
     
  18. Tmacc47 macrumors member

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    True, but the iPhone 8 is more symmetrical. I think having a botched display is pointless unless there is no chin, such as the iPhone X.
     
  19. Baldilocks macrumors 6502

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    I’d rather a larger bottom bezel than top bezel. A larger bezel at top just makes a phone look top heavy.
     
  20. Tmacc47 macrumors member

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    I personally like the small bottom and top bezel on android phones like the s8/s9 or the holepunch displays of the s10.
     

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