Notch on Pixel 3 XL pushes me away

NewRelic cyrpt
Aug 17, 2018 21 Comments

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  • Absolutely. Believing in notches is for idiots. If you are working in a phone company and a designer is pushing for the notch or even justifying it, fire that dummy right away.
    Aug 17, 20181
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    glabnit

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    glabnitmore
    I'd like to know why people even care about this...
    Aug 17, 20186
    • Reduces your options when you want to upgrade your phone. And you always want to upgrade your phone mate!
      Aug 17, 2018
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      glabnit

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      glabnitmore
      How is the notch related to upgrades?
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      gggg😎

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      gggg😎more
      Did you look at the leaks? People who want good software and good camera have to endure that obnoxious notch+chin? Of course we care.
      Aug 17, 2018
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      glabnit

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      This is crazy... I've tried reading up on why people care about the notch and all I see are circular arguments that claim it is ugly because it's ugly.

      I must be missing something since it just seems to be a cutout for the speaker and camera and you get more screen space.
      Aug 17, 2018
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      You asked why people care people tell you because it's ugly. You didn't ask why do people think it's ugly. Sounds like you think you're smarter than other people by accusing them not understanding your question.

      And to answer why is it ugly IMO: it's an obtrusive hole cutting into your content. Apple doesn't make good use of the extra space, some android phone did. Also not all people like the small extra space (which isn't compatible with most videos and photos) over the reduction of convenience of having more information in status bar.

      Pixel 3 xl's notch and chin is much larger than other phones' which means it's more obtrusive than others. Also that doesn't justify why Google is using such a big chin on a near $1000 phone. Pixel hardware was not standing out at begining, now it just fall far more behind. You're getting less space compared to other smaller notch phone, with 2/3 of the price. It's end of 2018 not 2017.
      Aug 17, 2018
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      glabnit

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      Sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder, gggg. I'm certainly not as smart as all you people with an eye towards awesome design.

      I guess I'll have to try one those phones out and see if the notch actually obstructs anything I'd miss... seems like it is just the same as a slight loss of peripheral vision.
      Aug 18, 2018
  • NewRelic cyrpt
    OP
    I want to hear what some Googlers got to say here. #Google #Googler
    Aug 17, 20182
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      gggg😎

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      Tag Google
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Microsoft Dsbgso
      Yeah I'm sure they are more than willing to discuss unreleased products on blind
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Uber kylojen
    Disappointed at the way Google is following here. Really they couldn't come up with any other solution?
    Aug 18, 20181
    • Uber kylojen
      Also the whole point of the iPhone notch is that it gets close to being an edge to edge screen. The cutout required for the sensors.

      Having a bottom bezel the way the Pixel 3 has totally misses the point. If you're not aiming for edge to edge... why have a cutout?
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Google / EngBiggusD
    Only Apple can take a design compromise and make it a "feature".
    Aug 17, 20181
    • Apple Rjcricksnf
      Only google will copy that compromised feature and call it original.
      Aug 17, 2018
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    I don't know da fuq were Google thinking but that is ugly as hell. Can't understand why their designer or marketing want to do this.
    I like Google and android in general, please just don't make such an ugly product.
    Aug 17, 20180
  • TrueCar / Engexpbackoff
    Buenas noches
    Aug 25, 20180
  • NewRelic cyrpt
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    Also they try to put a smaller speaker, compared to 2 XL, in the notch. How does that Sound?
    Aug 18, 20180
  • The Trade Desk adsadsads
    XL is too big anyway. Get regular Pixel.
    Aug 17, 20180
  • Oath / Eng[object
    Only Apple can pull an Apple
    Aug 17, 20180

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