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.
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47. worldpeace

Posts: 3130; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

IIRC, it's released in same month with essential phone, but essential announce their phone 3 months before releasing it.

92. mootu

Posts: 1503; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Wrong, Sharp Aquos S was the first phone with a notch!" There is no such phone. Sharp introduced the notch on the Aquos S2 which released after the PH-1.

38. rouyal

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

*looks at pictures again* Yeah, no one cared about or copied the essential phone.

57. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018


6. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

The notch is not a feature.


Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

True, most ugly in thing on a phone.

89. rouyal

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Nope. Most ugly thing on a phone is a Samsung logo

29. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It is a feature, but a very ugly one, and something I hate Android OEM's are copying. (Don't even think about mentioning Essential)

10. cocoy

Posts: 456; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

For me it doesn't matter who copies whom as long as it performs well and delivers what I want I'll buy it. Let the consumer decide for what he wants.

11. Judoya

Posts: 5; Member since: May 28, 2018

Apple copied essential PH-1

14. fyah_king unregistered

Yep, but the sheep will tell you that our notch is bigger.lol

48. worldpeace

Posts: 3130; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"We designed smartphone with notch years before iPhoneX released" - Huawei probably /s


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

iPhone X doesn’t look any close to the essential, you might need to stop using illegal substances

13. fyah_king unregistered

So, who copied the sharp aquos s2 corner vertical camera the best? Apple?

51. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

iFans will tell you Sharp inveted a time machine, saw what Apple was doing in the future, then went back and copied.

16. OwenHarig

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

In terms of looking most like the iPhone X, then the Xiaomi Mi 8 was the closest copy, however, the best looking would be the Oneplus with the most screen space, however, the P20 had the smallest notch. Depends on personal preference. I like the Oneplus screen the best, with its small notch, and small chin.

18. Cat97

Posts: 1866; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Who copied the Essential Phone best ? No need to make a poll, the answer is Apple.

90. rouyal

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

No one copied essential.

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

G7 is the least ugly among notched phones.

28. Cat97

Posts: 1866; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually I think the G7 is the ugliest because besides the notch, it also has a bit of forehead, LG couldn't even eliminate the forehead completely :))

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.

25. surethom

Posts: 1669; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

iPhone copies the essential phone best.

26. libra89

Posts: 2272; 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.

32. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

this is my favorite thread in years.

35. drazwy

Posts: 354; 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.

36. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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

37. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No mention that the iPhone X copied the Samsung S8?

42. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Asus zenfone 5z

43. gamehead unregistered

Copying poor design shouldnt be praised

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.

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