Now that the Galaxy S10 is here, do you like its hole-in-display design?

Now that the Galaxy S10 is here, do you like its hole-in-display design?
Ever since the Galaxy S9 managed to crack the 80% screen-to-body ratio barrier without a notch, we've had phones that are pushing even higher. Manufacturers went as far as adding a second screen, sliding design, or piercing a hole directly into the screens, all for the sake of leaving us with as much display at the front as possible. 

Now that the Galaxy S10 is here, do you like its hole-in-display design?
Of those, the hole-in-display design is the most novel approach and not everyone's cup of tea. In fact, it's only Samsung that has managed to apply it to the OLED screen technology in the new Galaxy S10 family, and with seemingly good results.

Samsung introduced the Infinity-O display as a twinkle in its designer team's eyes not long ago, but, lo and behold, we present you the Galaxy S10 and S10+

The anniversary editions of the flagship S-line are gunning for the 90% screen-to-body ratio if we count the selfie camera openings at the front, but even this "all-screen" design has its limitations. 

When gaming, for instance, the imagery stops right underneath the hole(s). When watching YouTube vids, you can either see them in the usual 16:9 manner with black bars on the sides, or stretch them to get a bit cropped and have those display holes engulf parts of the image.

Now that the Galaxy S10 is here, do you like its hole-in-display design?

On the first take, however, early users and reviewers have seemingly gotten used to the Infinity-O displays, this is why we wanted to ask you, now that the S10 is official, do you like what you see in the first OLED hole-in-display design?

Now that the S10 is official, do you like what you see as the first OLED hole-in-display design?

Yes
67.05%
No
32.95%

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  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
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39 Comments

1. alanrock

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

notch like any other...

7. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The iPhone fox and the sour grapes ? :)

10. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Hold a phone with a notch next to the S10+ & see if you can (unbiasedly) say the same thing.

14. alanrock

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

i will...if you do the same.

19. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i will when the phone comes out. have an xs max and ordered the s10+, you can remind me if you want.

21. alanrock

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

other than STB ratio difference, there is nothing more to see in Notch vs Notch battle....

31. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Just take your XS Max to Best Buy.

30. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Why do you think I suggested that? Some people said they forgot about the home in the display after 15 minutes. Me, it was like 15 seconds. That's why if the Note 10 has the same design it's not an issue. The notch however, always noticeable.

2. scarface21173

Posts: 636; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Rather not have it but much better than last years standard.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yes, but not the one on the S10+. There is a big difference between them. The S10e and S10 look very good.

11. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Have you seen them all in person?

24. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yes, I did. There is an official Samsung store nearby. They are also very light. But unfortunately the S10+ has this issue with the pill-shaped cutout. They should have released an additional S10+ variant with only a single selfie camera...no one really asked for 2 selfie cameras.

29. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

True. Or improved on the Note 7 cameras. I feel they were better than any phone camera in 2016 & since the issue they just eliminated anything related to the phone, including the good stuff.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1305; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

still cant wait til the camera is under the screen

8. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

In all honesty. It IS under the screen. :-)

9. Vyshak75

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

I like your honesty...

5. Seanetta unregistered

I find the new Samsung One UI ugly and those icons are ghastly. The sub menus have too much wasted space aswell. The back of the S10 with the camera alignment looks ugly too and I also hate the positioning of the two front cameras which just looks odd. I prefer a tiny teardrop notch which is fine for me. Samsung for me has gone off the boil and not really innovative like it once was. They are copying Huawei features now playing catch up

12. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"...and those icons are ghastly." The only true statement in your soliloquy.

28. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Just because you don't like what Samsung has done this year doesn't mean they aren't innovating. These are the most innovative phones the industry has seen in awhile.

36. mootu

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

What makes them the most innovative devices? Everything on them is available on other devices apart from the ultrasonic FPS which is a Qualcomm innovation. I'm not knocking them here as i think the S10's are a great range of devices but innovative they are not.

38. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Maybe not innovative, but they definitely perfected what others have done.

6. DFranch

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

No, the space to the right and the space above the hole are useless, but can still be counted as display space. It inflates the screen to body ratio for completely unused space. The teardrop notch takes less space and being in the center where notifications rarely reach, is only an issue for full screen video.

13. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 122; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

It's better than a notch but I wouldn't say I like it

15. Elvis358

Posts: 203; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

It's better than Notch!

16. briankeithmays

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Why does ipohonearena always try to make android look bad. They ain't Sh*t!

39. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

LOL! So true.

17. Not_Amused321

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Just get rid of front facing camera

32. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Seriously. Make a small display on the back for selfies.

18. Vancetastic

Posts: 810; Member since: May 17, 2017

The hole seems more distracting to me at this point, however, I will not pass final judgment until I get to see one in person.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No. No notch, no holes. I hope the Note 10 doesn't follow this design.

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