Who copied the iPhone X best?


Top bezel protrusions, vertical corner camera kits, there is a veritable fashion trend among phones low and high this year. In the Android world, there are those that don't go after the iPhone X design compromise dubbed the "notch" (Samsung, Sony, HTC) and then... there is everyone else, it seems.

Not only did third-tier Chinese manufacturers out their X clones shortly after Apple's introduction, but the notches keep swimming upstream, and spawning at unexpected places, like the third and fourth-largest phone makers globally. Back in 2016, barely anyone had thought of introducing handsets with variable top bezel thickness (we know, LG, we know), while, fast forward to this current smartphone season, and it seems that notches are everywhere.

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

Dimensions

6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches

155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi 8

Dimensions

6.1 x 2.94 x 0.3 inches

154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ

Dimensions

6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches

153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

Huawei P20

Huawei P20

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

Dimensions

6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches

155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi 8

Dimensions

6.1 x 2.94 x 0.3 inches

154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ

Dimensions

6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches

153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

Huawei P20

Huawei P20

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Case in point is today's Xiaomi Mi 8 announcement. Notch? Check. Dual vertical camera in the corner? Check. 3D face scanning? Check. Portrait modes, augmented reality emoji, the works. That's not to say that companies like Huawei, and even LG, have fallen far behind, but the Mi 8 seems to take the iPhone X design xeroxing to a whole new level. Xiaomi is an equal opportunity copycat, though - it takes the most interesting features from other handsets too, like the transparent housing introduced with the HTC U12+, for what it's worth.

That is why we wanted to ask you which of the more popular Android makers that outed notch-y phones after it became cool, is having the best iPhone X impersonation so far. This is some important survey for the future generations of design students that will have to learn how Android manufacturers fell into Apple's notch trap in a separate chapter of their schoolbooks. The only funnier survey will be if Apple ditches the notch for next year's iPhones, but let's not get cruel here.

Who copied the iPhone X best?

LG
6.77%
Huawei
7.94%
Xiaomi
68.38%
OnePlus
12.17%
Other
4.73%

FEATURED VIDEO

103 Comments

103. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Who copied iPhone X best? Essential phone?

102. Babert

Posts: 168; Member since: May 08, 2013

IMHO MI8 Explorere edition is a wonderful phone with better specs than iphone in some areas! the only thing to worry is the battery capacity and quality! it's a bit modest for 6.21" screen and SD845! other than that i don't care for 3.5 jack< wireless charging and stuff like that!

101. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

Remember the days where all people mocking the iPhone X notch, and now??? Hahaha

97. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

The Mi8 is a disgusting copycat. OnePlus 6 is the best looking phone with notch

99. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You mean the Oneplus 6 is less disgusting. Both are copycats.

96. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

the notch is there for the purpose, face unlock when will Android OEMS learn, Samsung too has face unlock but they didn't came up with the notch, also they didn't have the advance sensor per say, they still have face unlock but not a notch, hope notch decreases with every release of new iphones

93. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Apple did not "invent" the notch. Hauwei was experimenting with notches around 4 years ago but didn't have the balls to release. Both Samsung and LG were granted patents for a notch in 2016. Essential and Sharp both had phones on the market before Apple. Just wait while next year when Apple "invents" the triple camera phone.

91. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Missing the biggest point. Apple copied the essential phone.

88. sueli.smiley

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 08, 2017

Notch is the worst thing ever

86. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Apple did not copy the essential phone. Both look completely different. People should stop saying. However the story is different when you place IPhone X side by side with Mi 8. The copying is so evident. I'm an android user but I'm ashamed of these copycat manufacturers. I applaud Samsung Sony and HTC for not copying the "trendy" in notch. If im gonna buy a phone with a notch, it will be the IPhone Xs plus. Enjoying my S9 plus at the moment.

85. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

just like apple copied it from essential phone...

84. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Once again PhoneArena writes a worshipping apple article.......Where are the articles about what apple copies from android oems? It's not there because unbeaten lives so deep in apples arse, they cannot see anything but apples...Its amazing that a "neutral" website can have this kind of bias.....(I know, I know, click bait)

80. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Laughing at all this mess...If you are doing a notch, you have lazy designers that like to take short cuts...that is all. Thankfully HTC have great designers and I will never have to put up with such mediocrity.

73. ebilcake

Posts: 1234; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The iPhone X wasn't first with the notch so the question is redundant. If the writer had any brains the question would have been worded differently.

78. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2291; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The X notch is completely different than your argument of the Essential Phone notch. Go ahead and state your case why?

61. twcobra

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

I hate these fake news articles. Essential was the first phone with a notch. Please get the facts straight. Apple copied Essential.

60. Harjyke

Posts: 10; Member since: May 08, 2018

Android introduced the Notch first with Essentials PH1 so, stop saying Android copied Apple please

58. olayaya unregistered

the article is so enough! "who copied best iPhone x?" that is enough for copycatting companies! if the article is said, who produced original product i all say more! but its copying!

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Xaiomi to me. Non look as good as the X though.

46. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2291; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Let's just say that Apple can essentially buyout Android if it were a company.

45. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Apple doesn't innovate. They wait for other companies to innovate, then modify it slightly, then wait for their legions of fans to talk about how amazing Apple is for inventing it.

43. gamehead unregistered

Copying poor design shouldnt be praised

42. checkmymike

Posts: 224; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Asus zenfone 5z

37. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No mention that the iPhone X copied the Samsung S8?

36. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

All of them looks like trash. This needs to stop.

35. drazwy

Posts: 378; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

None of them. Because Apple wasn't the first phone on the market with a notch. That would be an Android phone, Essential. So, please delete the this useless article.

32. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

this is my favorite thread in years.

26. libra89

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm amused that this is a poll! It's interesting to me that technology already got to this point, As long as Sony chooses not to follow this, I'm good.

25. surethom

Posts: 1775; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

iPhone copies the essential phone best.

21. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

I'm not buying any phone this year, hoping next year Apple will ditch...the notch and re-introduce the headphone jack (less likely to happen though) so that everyone else follows the trend, lmfao.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless