5 Different Notches in Different Cellphones
Notch in oneplus 6
The OnePlus 6 is here and yes, it has a display notch. The company co-founder and CEO Carl Pei defended the decision stating that the on OnePlus 6 will help add more screen real-estate without taking anything away from the users. He claims that the notch has been thoughtfully implemented and optimized for top 1000 Play store apps.
Main highlights of the OnePlus 6 includes new glass design, water resistance, Snapdragon 845 chipset and Optical Image stabilization in primary rear camera.
OnePlus 6 Specs
Display: 6.28-inch (19:9) Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 845 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP| Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 175g |Battery: 3450mAh
2. Asus Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5
The Asus Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5 First Impresion launched at MWC 2018 have 6.2-inch Full HD+ displays with 19:9 aspect ratio. If you eliminate the strip running along the top that accommodates the notch, the remaining panel is 18:9. The screen-to-body ratio is a stunning 90%. The display quality is also pretty good.
Out of the two, the Asus Zenfone 5Z (Hands-on) is available in India for a very aggressive price. It’s the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone and serves as an attractive OnePlus 6 alternative.
Asus Zenfone 5Z specs
Display: 6.2-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 845 SoC | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 8.0 | Rear camera: 12MP + 8MP | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 155g |Battery: 3300mAh
3. Huawei P20 Pro
Next to join the notched-display bandwagon is Huawei. The Chinese major has unveiled the P20-series phones at a grand event held in Paris. A few weeks later, the Huawei P20 Pro was launched in India.
On paper, both the Huawei P20 Pro and P20 make an impressive debut. What sets the P20 Pro apart from the P20 is bigger OLED display, bigger battery, more RAM and a triple rear camera setup.
The P20 Pro houses a 6.1-inch full HD+ OLED screen instead of 5.8-inch LCD display on the P20. The former packs 6GB RAM and 4000mAh battery against 4GB RAM and 3400mAh battery on the P20. The P20 Pro became world’s first phone to feature a triple camera setup and DxOMark has rated it as the best mobile camera till date.
Huawei P20 Pro specs
Display: 6.1-inch (19:9) Full HD+ OLED; 2.5D curved glass| Processor: Kirin 970 SoC; i7 co-processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, NPU | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: up to 64GB | Software: Android 8.1 | Rear camera: 40MP (RGB) + 8MP (3X Zoom Lens) + 20MP (Monochrome sensor) | Front camera: 24MP |Battery: 4000mAh
4. Vivo X21
Vivo X21 (Review) is the first phone in India with an in-display fingerprint sensor and one of the closest competitor to OnePlus 6. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 660 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
The phone includes dual pixel sensors on front and rear and the camera performance is surprisingly good for the price as well.
Vivo X21 Specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19:9) Full HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 660 SoC | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 8.1 Oreo | Rear camera: 12MP+5MP | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 3200mAh
5. Vivo V9
Vivo V9 (Review) is the first notch-display phone to hit retails shelves in India. The handset has a 6.3-inch 19:9 display, is powered by Snapdragon 626 chipset and runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based software out of the box.
There are dual cameras on the rear (16MP+5MP) and a 24MP selfie camera on the front. Other features include AR stickers, AI-based beautify mode, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 4K video recording, Face Unlock, Fingerprint sensor and dedicated microSD card slot.
Vivo V9 specs
Display: 6.3-inch (19:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 626 SoC | RAM: up to 4GB | Storage: up to 64GB | Software: Android 8.0 | Rear camera: 16MP+5MP | Front camera: 24MP | Battery: 3260mAh