Would you buy an Android phone that copies the iPhone X?

Would you buy an Android phone that copies the iPhone X?
So, Apple's iPhone X has a... recognizable look. We all know of the controversial Notch up top, which eats into the rectangular shape of the screen, the vertically-oriented dual camera module, the shiny frame. Say what you will, it looks like nothing out there. And it's priced like nothing out there, starting at $999.

But hey, if you are after the look and not necessarily after iOS, you are probably already eyeing a few phones that might give you that iPhone X appearance at about a fifth of the price. Indeed, certain manufacturers are already announcing their own notch-equipped handsets, which look very, very familiar, and are powered by Android.

So, be it for the giggles, or be it for the actual looks — would you buy one of these Android phones that sport the a-la iPhone X style?

Would you buy a (cheap) Android phone that copies the iPhone X?

Sure, that sounds fun!

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. someguy2261

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Hell no

22. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

No OEM should copy that hideous notch lol

41. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

It is not just the notch. The camera hump is humongous. The corners are all rounded as a girl phone. There is no 3.5mm audio jack, no FPS.. That's my reasons not to buy phone with such design.

49. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I somehow feel that 99% of the people who voted for yes are sheeps trying to take things the other way round.

53. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Not really... There may be people out there who cannot afford an iPhone, and would want a fake iPhone for bragging rights. That doesn't necessarily make that person an iSheep.

59. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

What is this poll worth in the first place? The word "copy" is very negatively connoted in the tech world. The wording of the question biases the poll in favor of the the "no" answer. A fair question would be: "Would you consider to buy Android phones which feature designs with notch like cutouts in the top side screen edge? Answer possibilities: Yes, No, Depends on the overall design and feature package of the phone. I guess the answer would most like still be no because the Essential Phone sells poorly but nevertheless, one should try to keep the question as neutral as possible.

71. deleon629 unregistered

Id actually voted 'yes' myself yet only because we can't deny that the overall aesthetics and design of the phone are well executed...Like a polished, ideal LG V30 is what it is. I've been #teamandroid since the S3, but that doesn't make me delusional to the fact that Apple deserves some credit for making multi-billions a year on phones & the app store respectively.

58. sgodsell

Posts: 7596; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you have that screen cutout, then things like VR won't work. So it's definitely a no go for me.

72. gamehead unregistered

to the no no no

73. audibot

Posts: 679; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

you mean a android phone that copies the webos palm pre hell yeah, copy apples no no no

3. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Android users won’t have a choice. As usual, when Apple starts a trend, android falls in line. You can see it every time Apple does a design refresh (or even removes a feature, goodbye headphone jack). Heck, even just the rumor that the iPhone X was going to be bezelless had android jumping to do it. Just watch the denial comment replies below.

7. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

You aren't very bright. The bezelless design and all-screen theme has been a large part of the android side for quite a long time. Remember the S6 edge? Yeah. Android was all about improving the screen-to-body ratio for years, which is why they had much better screen-to-body ratios several years in a row. When iphones was all about bezels, android was all about bezeless. So Apple are the ones following the bezeless design approach that android has been doing for a long time. It's only now that they have a bezeless phone, hell, they still have the typical bezel-iphones in the Iphone 8, and it's 2018. They only have a single bezeless phone.

15. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

S6 edge? The one with the massive forehead and chin? What was your point in bringing that turd up from the past?

18. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Turd? You seem like an intelligent and neutral person. Let me explain this to you, as it's clearly necessary. The S6 edge is called "edge", because it employs a screen that goes all the way from one side to the other, meaning no bezels on those sides. What was the goal of bezeless phones again? Oh right, to have a screen all the way from one side to the other with no bezel. It's almost like Samsung was already employing and developing the bezeless design language all the way back then, just as i said. Yeah, it does have chin and forehead, but guess what, it's noticeably smaller than on the Iphone 6 and Iphone 6s, which were launched at the time. The S6 edge had a screen-to-body ratio of 71.75%,. while the Iphone 6 and Iphone 6s has a screen-to-body ratio of 65.71%. What about the Xiaomi Mi Mix? It's essentially a bezeless android phone, and it's over a year old now. What about the S8, which released over half a year earlier than the Iphone X? Android has been doing the bezeless thing for a long time, while Apple was stuck with their "bezel-design". They still have the Iphone 8, which has a screen-to-body ratio of 65.34%. You're trying to tell me Apple started the bezeless design? You're pathetic.

32. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

"Android users won't have a choice" That's rich coming from probably an Apple user. If there is one thing Android users have, is a choice. Sure there are going to be OEMs that copy the design, even though Samsungs design is more copied than Apples. Also, there are plenty of OEMs that have the audio jack, a major one (Samsung) still has them. And there were bezelless Android phones before the X was a rumor. In the end, they all (even Apple) copy s**t and look at others to see what's hot and not.

37. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

He probably didn't heard about Essential Phone 1 which was launched 6 months before iPhone X. It was the 1st android which had ugly looking "NOTCH" according to phoneArena.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You seem to be furiously ignoring the past five years, during which Apple has copied others phones more than any other manufacturer. I especially love your final attempt at history revision, desperately trying to convince others that after years of bezels shrinking on Android phones while Apple bezels remained huge, that it wasn't Apple copying, it was the others copying them ahead of time. Seriously, 10/10 for trying.

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

You have got to be kidding me, Phonearena. If people would buy android phones that "look" like the Iphone X? Why are you talking as if the Iphone X were the first flagship with a notch? It didn't even create the design language. The Iphone X is a copy of an android phone, not the other way around. The Essential Phone has a notch, and it released several months before the Iphone X. So how on earth does the Iphone X suddenly become the phone that everyone is "copying", when it itself copies an android phone? The phone that everyone is copying is the Essential Phone, as that was the first flagship to employ a notch design. The fact that you disregard that phone and instead herald the Iphone X as the innovator of "Notch design", because it's simply an Iphone and not an android is ridiculous. You should be asking if people would buy an android phone which copies the design of the Essential phone. Hell, Apple consumers bought a phone that copies the design language of android, meaning bezelless design, which there wasn't even a hint of on the Iphone side before the Iphone X came out, while it has been a re-occuring theme in android phones for quite a long time. This whole article and poll just reeks of bias.

9. maxnooze

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

I feel like the notch shouldn't so easily be trademarked as Apple's.. it's a design solution amongst many... It's like a logical evolution towards complete bezel-less-ness

47. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its a design compromise. Nothing more.

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I returned the original, so no way in heck would I want an imitation. Bring on the S9+.

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No... Not with the design of iX, G6 or V30. Not much options out there cause at least 90% of 2:1 screen phones look like g6, v30 or s8.

13. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Teach is own but to be honest; have we not been copying each other for years now?? Just saying.

14. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I can rarely vote on these polls here because they lack to properly represent my stance and I'm sure I'm not alone. The poll doesn't acknowledge that Apple's iPhone X copied Samsung's Galaxy S8 series. The question is flawed.

26. ahmadkun

Posts: 665; Member since: May 02, 2016

I feel sorry about apple fanboys .. i see you everywhere n the internet and i feel sorry i have nothing to do for you

28. Cat97

Posts: 1981; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually I would buy an Essential Phone without the lower chin.

30. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

I remember many Android phones had notches before Iphone X was even came to talk .

34. whatev

Posts: 2418; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I agree this time again with android fans but mostly cause I wouldn’t buy an android no matter how it looks

48. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's your right to settle.

51. whatev

Posts: 2418; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Actually my higher standards don’t allow me to use android phones

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