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Poll results: the Pixel 3 XL notch is an eyesore

Poll results: the Pixel 3 XL notch is an eyesore
So, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are out and they are pretty much exactly what the leaks kept showing us for months prior. This includes that notch on the Pixel 3 XL, which many were hoping is not real... there was even a rumor that Google is hiding a special Pixel 3 Ultra up its sleeve — a phone with a huge display and no notch or chin to speak of.

Nope...

There is a huge group of people out there that absolutely hate the cutout on the Pixel 3 XL. But we wondered: is it a vocal minority, or is it true that most people hate it? So, we ran a poll.

Will the results shock you?

How do you feel about the Pixel 3 XL's notch?

Yikes! Smash it before it lays eggs!
73.94%
I guess I can learn to live with it
17.81%
I barely notice it or care
8.25%

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Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh
Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh

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35 Comments

Sakeem

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Surprising results! /s

master-mkk

Posts: 186; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

is it really? I mean I'm the kind of person who don't dislike notch nor I like them but the pixel 3 notch is so big so horrendous i can't stand it and for me it is a deal breaker

Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

This is Pixels and Android. You can easily hide or use the notch. That is up to the user. So if you are a lover of Pixels and hate notches, then you can still buy the Pixel 3 and easily hide the notch. If you are unsure or want to try it one day with the notch, and another day to hide the notch. Then it's your choice. This isn't another platform that doesn't give you any options.

Sakeem

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I went VZW yesterday to finally see it in person. It wasn't that bad. That's my opinion of course. I think this is why Google is pushing dark themes so much. Nothing that a good background, or an app from XDA can fix.

sirohunter

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Absolutely. I rather go with the smaller variant than seeing that horrendous thing covering almost half of my screen xD

strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Really? Because it's smaller than the one on the iPhone X's.

alanrock

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

hmm...who would guess?

worldpeace

Posts: 2969; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Who knows? People keep forgiving iPhone's huge notch, maybe they'll do the same for pixel, and 3XL's notch is like 40% smaller compared to XS Max (and probably just 1mm taller).https://i-cdn.phonearena.com//images/articles/332762-image/google-pixel-3-xl-notch-size-comparison.jpg

bitwiser

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 28, 2018

people that care (the minority of the public) about technology and phones are the people that read these sites. The vast majority of people will not care or notice the notch because it is on every iphone they see these days.

piyath

Posts: 2441; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

If the iPhone notch is a small boat, Pixel 3 xl notch is Titanic. It's just U G L Y. It's shape is abysmal, it's depth is insane and it's overall massive footprint is a curse to the entire man kind on earth.

Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

iPhones don't give you any option to disable the notch. The Pixel 3 gives its users the option to use the notch, or not use it, including hiding it all together. Even IPhone developers are forced to support the notch or your app will be rejected.

mrochester

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Good, that’s the way it should be.

worldpeace

Posts: 2969; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

While they use mostly black background to hide that notch, lol.

midan

Posts: 2301; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Hiding a notch is just a stupid idea, especially with pixel 3 size notch :D

srgonu

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Ture. Atleast in Android world there is option to hide. But am sorry for iphone folks. They don't have an option if they want the latest flagship. The only way to hide is in their pockets.

RoyalMike unregistered

Well we have bigger pockets

Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Piyath, you need to open your eyes. But I guess you can't because your a blind Apple sheep.

worldpeace

Posts: 2969; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

He's right, because that small boat is much bigger than Titanic, lol..https://i-cdn.phonearena.com//images/articles/332762-image/google-pixel-3-xl-notch-size-comparison.jpg

strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

They are all ugly. But you must be blind and stupid, because the one on the XL is smaller than the one on the S Max. By quite a bit. You trying to kill the ant on Googles for head, while Apple has a praying mantis on theirs. You guys are really complete worthless waste of space.

Cat97

Posts: 1533; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I really cannot understand how such a design was approved by a company executive. I mean, how could you see a prototype of this and say "yes, build it. Let's price it at $900" ?

jove39

Posts: 2135; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

May be someone leaving organization approved it :)

strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I dunno. Apple did the same with an even bigger notch and it will cost you $1000+. So does that answer your question?

doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

Not sure why the fuss about the pixel 3 being ugly. iPhone is wider and uglier in my opinion and people are loving that phone.

kanagadeepan

Posts: 1184; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Because most of the Android users does not blindly accept whatever is given to them for the money they pay.

AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Myself, I do notch see the problem. Its doable.

ALMBO6

Posts: 174; Member since: May 28, 2018

But still it'll be a big seller just because of that crazy camera. Google's really doing wonders with that camera

Jrod99

Posts: 671; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

So your saying 3rd time wasn’t the charm after all ?

lyndon420

Posts: 6196; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We consumers never asked for these notches. Serves no purpose whatsoever other than being different in the mind of the OEM'S. Would be nice if this trend disappears as quickly as it surfaced.

mrochester

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Yes we did. We asked for minimal bezels and that’s what we got.

Kloak

Posts: 16; Member since: May 27, 2018

Sadly that's true, most people it's obsessed with small bezels even when it have no advantage at all, notches only have the disadvantage of cut a part of the picture, video or whatever you're watching, if you hide it you have a bezel so what is the point? Bragging rights for screen size and body to screen ratios, how easily people it's manipulated with marketing that they not only buy things that not simplify things but make it worse, and not only buy it but they ask for it.

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