The notch is noticable

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Deeds500, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Deeds500 macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    From the day of the keynote, I have not been a fan of the X.

    I just got back from the Apple store and I am still not a fan.

    To those who say the notch doesn't bother them or that the notch is not noticable, well, it may not bother you, but it is noticable. And it bothered me. I noticed it. I played with it for nearly an hour and I could not stop noticing it. Maybe I was too concious of it, but it bothered me the entire time.

    The phone itself is very buttery smooth, it feels good to hold in the hand, and the gestures which replace the home button work pretty good, though bringing up the app switcher is a bit slower than double pressing the home button. Obviously I could not test Face ID as it was a display unit.

    I was hoping there would be something which would sway me, but there wasn't. Ultimately as a Plus user going to the X would be a downsize for me. I liken it to moving from a 4 bedroom house to a 3 bedroom house. Quite simply, the Plus screen has more relevant real estate than the X.

    Nice phone, screen didn't wow me as much as I thought because I had already spent time playing with the Note 8 which has a superior screen IMO, but the usable screen size which is affected by the narrower width and the notch are total deal breakers for me.

    But to those who got an X and are loving it, happy for you, and I hope to be in your shoes this time next year.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    As you said, everybody will take acceptance of the notch or shun it. I personally have no issue with it. Face ID ultimately makes up for the notch and the OLED dislay overrides any concerns, as everything looks vibrant and smooth.
  3. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
  4. Deeds500 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    Responses like that are boring. Come back with something original.
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    It's not beautiful. It's a cut out of an oled screen. Ultimaltely no notch is better than a notch.
  5. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    What do you want people to say? You gave your opinion; fair enough, but it was hardly worthy of its own thread and isn’t even really very original.
  6. Deeds500 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    Eqch to their own. Hopefully a Plus size comes out next year, I could live with with one if I had the other but expecting Plus owners to cop the double whammy was too much IMO.
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    Exactly what you said. That's all that had to be said in the first place. And I'm giving my opinion just like everyone else.
  7. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Our actions define our legacy
    Something original? Come back with an original topic that hasn’t been talked about a few million times on this forum already;)
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    To the topic itself, I like the notch there. It’s more of an icon with it. You look at an iPhone X at first glance and you’ll know it’s an iPhone X. The design looks good.
  8. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
  9. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    #10 you went there already hating it and looked for reasons to validate those feelings. Congratulations?
  10. Astrotrain macrumors newbie


    Jul 3, 2007
    Sumner, WA
    I forgot about the notch almost immediately. To be honest, I even somewhat like it. It’s not huge deal if you don’t allow it to be.
  11. TedJustAdmitit macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2010
    The notch reminds me of the black letterbox bars on TV’s, you forget about it pretty fast.
  12. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    You’re claiming to say that everyone is entitled to their opinion, but your statement doesn’t support that notion.

    I hated the idea of the notch until I used it. I actually like how it looks. It gives the phone a unique look, and the info is tucked pleasantly into the ears. I do think it’s ridiculous in landscape mode, however.

    I’m returning the X for a reason I didn’t see coming: it’s size and weight. Too heavy for me. I prefer featherweight phones.

    I’ll reconsider Apple’s latest design language if they release an SE size design or make the X a little thinner and lighter in its next iteration.
  13. Shark5150 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
    The notch adds  character. I don't mind it at all. As for Samsung OLED, I think they're way over saturated and fake looking. Just my opinion which differs from the OP's.
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Unfortunately you haven’t said a whole lot that hasn’t already been said here ad nauseum. If you’re going to start your own thread on a topic that’s been discussed and not add anything unique to it, expect some blowback.

    My response to the notch being noticeable is that bezels are just as noticeable and a larger waste of space. I’d prefer nothing in the front but I accept that we need a way to still use this thing as a phone and to authenticate the user beyond a password.

    Frankly, the notch is a compromise, but the thick chin and forehead have been a bigger compromise for an entire decade now.
  15. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Using a display phone for an hour isn't enough, but glad you validated your opinion.
  16. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    i was expecting some crazy long rant from you again..
    instead, just a nice first impressions review.
    so thanks for that
  17. Astrotrain macrumors newbie


    Jul 3, 2007
    Sumner, WA
    My thoughts exactly. The notch is like a beauty mark on a lovely woman. Breaks up the landscape and symmetry a bit.
  18. johnothy macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2012
  19. 2015Girl Suspended


    Feb 29, 2016
    I’m right there with you!!! Yuck!!!
  20. Captain_E0 macrumors newbie


    Nov 6, 2017
    "Obviously I could not test Face ID as it was a display unit."

    Do they disable Settings on Apple's display models?
  21. ultravegeta1981 macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2017
    It's like a beautiful woman with thick eyebrows.
  22. kirkhuffy macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    I wouldn't be surprised if the notch stays for a few generations if Apple moves everything to the bezel-less design. The notch will be their signature to make them distinct from other phones.

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