There are so many notch display phones and they take your mind straight to iPhone X. A lot of people think that the notch display phone design is the signature design of Apple’s iPhone X.
Not so many people know that the notch design was not introduced by Apple. It was first used by Essential phone. Apple used and introduced the design on their iconic iPhone X. Surely, Apple overshadowed them as it is now widely known as Apple’s trademark.
Around 2016 to 2017, the Asian phone manufacturers most especially the Chinese manufacturers introduced the use of bezel-less design innovation. The bezel-less design covers 80% of the smartphone (Edge to Edge).
A Chinese company introduced the bezel-less design with the Xiaomi Mi Mix. The smartphone was unveiled and released in the month of October, 2016. Since then, many and more manufacturers have been producing phones with similar design which has the 18:9 screen ratio. But seems, 2018 introduces 19:9 screen ratio.
Notch Display Phones Era
The notch design era is here and it was popularized by Apple’s iPhone X. The truth is that many would see these phone manufacturers as copying Apple but they just have to follow trends and what consumers want.
So many people cannot afford the iPhone X, XS and X Max so they opt for Android smartphones with the same design. Some might be able to afford these iPhones but they want to make use of Android phones due to its flexibility and easy usage.
Companies such as Samsung, Google, LG and so many others most especially Samsung, are not opting for notch display phones like the iPhone X design. They put the slim symmetrical bezels both at the top and bottom of the phone’s front view. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a very good example of this.
I have seen many reviews online about the notch design display on phones just like this post. Many reviewers have criticized the use of the design by Android phones.
But why is it wrong?
To me, the best Android phone that has used the design so well and so perfect is the Infinix Hot S3X. That is my favourite Android phone right now. I am thinking of even getting one and dumping this I am using.
The Infinix Hot S3X is a direct replica of Apple’s X. Many people still prefer to choose the Infinix Note 5 Pro over S3X but the Note 5 Pro does not come with the notch design.
According to FBL, Android smartphone manufacturers should embrace the Vivo Apex Phone concept. But I beg to disagree.
The Vivo Apex phone design has almost no bezels & it comes with no notch. The 8MP camera (Front-camera) pops up from inside the frame when needed to take shots. Also, the fingerprint sensor is embedded in the phone screen.
Now, let’s take a look at best 10 Android phones with the notch design.
Top 10 Android Notch Display Phones
Infinix Hot S3X
I have told you earlier that my best Android phone with the notch design so far is the Infinix Hot S3X. Obviously the reason I picked it as the best. It comes with a screen ratio of 19:9.
This phone comes with a 6.2-inch FHD+ display, 2.5GHz octa-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 64 gigs of expandable storage.
Wiko View 2
The front view of Wiko View 2 bears an amazing 80.5% screen-to-body ratio which gives more room for the bezel-less design to shine more.
Doogee V smartphone comes with 6.21” AMOLED screen with 18:9 ratio and Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
Ulefone T2 Pro
Ulefone T2 Pro features a 19:9 screen ratio display design and in-display fingerprint sensor with a Helio P70 Processor.
Comes with a 4GB Ram and a MediaTek MT6750 chipset.
I don’t know what was wrong with the developers of this phone. It is a direct replica of iPhone X. That design is so wrong.
Sharp Aquos S2
This one just like the Blackview A30 is a direct replica of Essential and iPhone X but it looks more like Essential.
Asus Zenfone 5
It comes with an Android 8.0 Oreo and a Nano sim port. It has a Ram of 4GB and internal storage of 6GB.
This is the last phone on my list. This comes with the Face ID tech. It is very secure.
All in all, the notch design is impressive but I think some smartphone are just direct replicas of the iPhone X which is annoying.
I would love to hear your thoughts on my top 10 Android notch display phones list.