LG goes to Reddit for opinions on the notch


Reddit hates the notch, but really, who doesn’t?

The notch is a universally controversial topic when it comes to smartphones these days. It seems like nobody really wants the notch, but every company just needs it on their phones. The P20 and P20 Pro have it, the Oppo F7 has it, the Vivo V9 has it, even the OnePlus 6 will have it. The worst part is that some don’t even have a legitimate reason for it like Oukitel and Elephone, who just see it as a cool trend. At least Apple had a reason for it, even if it does look incredibly jarring.

LG on the other hand seems to be unsure which direction they want to go. The company went ahead to Reddit to ask users for their opinions on notches. Predictably, nobody really wants a notch on their device. The vast majority seem to find the notch outright disgusting, while others just find it somewhat unpleasant to look at. Many even point out that they prefer just a simple top bezel like the Galaxy S9 or the LG V20 solution. Honestly, I find it hard to disagree, especially when there’s no practical reason to have the notch.

LG have since gone and deleted their post, though the entire thread is still available to read right here. We’re not exactly sure why they’ve done it, especially since the user was already verified. We suspect it’s because the LG G7 may already have notched display, as can be seen from its multiple leaks throughout the month. Whatever it means, we really hope LG takes this criticism to heart and don’t just hop on the notch bandwagon needlessly like so many others have.

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12 Comments

  1. Josef Izchaki
    March 30, 2018

    For some strange reason i like the notch. And i can’t even tell you why.

    • Airyl
      April 1, 2018

      Good for you mate.

    • Josef Izchaki
      April 1, 2018

      What are you mad at?

    • Airyl
      April 3, 2018

      Nothing, I guess?

  2. Jakub Trhlik
    March 30, 2018

    “especially when there’s no practical reason to have the notch”
    whaaat?

    Isnt that obvious?
    It allows for bigger screen and screen to body ratio

    • ax
      March 30, 2018

      And how many people really cares for this?

      I suggest in the next step to introduce it in laptops – it will be soooo good to have bigger screen with a notch with camera inside. And then let’s go for ‘notched’ TVs. And maybe include a notch in the VR solutions as well?

      Can’t wait for this!

    • Josef Izchaki
      March 30, 2018

      Really? Then why is the Essential phone Screen-to-body ratio: 84.9 percent
      and the Apple iPhone X Screen to body ratio 81.49%?

    • nobitakun
      March 30, 2018

      notch is a complete crap. I prefer they back to a bezeless style with thin bezel up and down sides.

      That is horrible and I hope they stop doing this in most of them.

    • Airyl
      April 1, 2018

      That’s technically true, but it’s also fully possible to have a good screen to body ratio without the notch, as can be seen from the Mi Mix and Galaxy S9 lines. I stand by my opinion that the only company with a legitimate reason to have the notch is Apple, everyone else is just following trends.

  3. Guest
    March 30, 2018

    Funny they want the community input for crap like this, meanwhile the LG community hates them for delaying updates for over 6 months and abandoning their phones before 2 years.

  4. Assefa Hanson
    March 31, 2018

    The notch isn’t a universal controversy, don’t confuse the tech enthusiast vocal minority with what peopep actually think

    • Airyl
      April 1, 2018

      Of course it’s not a universal controversy, but it’s one of the more hot button topics in the tech world right now. On top of that, most people I’ve met have either disliked the notch or are indifferent to it. The only guy who seems to like it is down below.