Like it or not, display notch is here to stay, at least for a year or two.
The screen notch on the iPhone X has stirred divisive opinions. Some people think that it is an eyesore. Rightly so, because it breaks the symmetry in the landscape mode. On the other hand, fans consider it a necessary trade-off to achieve a better screen-to-body ratio. Some even go claim that the notch adds a character to design. Like it or not, display notch is here to stay, at least for a year or two. So, if you are planning to give in to this fad, there are some Android smartphones with a screen notch that are quite good.
Owned by the Chinese giant BBK electronics, smartphone brand Vivo rolled out the V9. It is the very first iPhone X clone to land in India. It sports a 6.3-inch Full HD (In-Plane Switching) screen. Of course, the display has a notch. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 chipset. It packs in 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. On the camera front, it offers a 16MP + 16MP dual camera setup. It also has a whopping 24MP selfie camera. Like most Android phones these days, the Vivo V9 offers Pro mode, shallow depth of focus, AI faces beauty and AR sticker. Priced at Rs 22,900, it gives you the hope of identifying as an iPhone X user without shelling out a ridiculous amount of money.
Huawei P20 Lite
The Huawei P20 Pro is filled to the brim with features but costs Rs 65,000. Hence, for this list, we have picked the Lite edition that doesn’t cost a bomb. The phone has a Full HD 5.84-inch screen with a notch. The IPS panel has a pixel density of 432 PPI. The P20 comes with a dual camera setup that comprises 16MP + 2MP sensors. For selfies, there’s a 24MP snapper. The P20 Lite is powered by Huawei’s home-brewed Kirin 659 octa-core chipset. The phone has 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. The Honor P20 runs Android 8 with EMUI on top of it. A good deal for Rs 20,000.
Vivo’s sister brand Oppo too has an iPhone clone in its line-up. Dubbed the Oppo F7, this phone is priced at Rs 21,200. It sports a 6.23-inch Full HD+ IPS screen. The tall display has an aspect ratio of 19:9. The F7 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P60 chipset. Not that this SoC (System on Chip) is disappointing, but it does lose out on fast charging tech found in Qualcomm camp. The phone has 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage. There’s a 6GB RAM variant too. On the photography front, the Oppo F7 comes with a 16MP rear camera. Well, no dual lens here. it does pack in a whopping 25MP front-facing snapper for narcissists though. The F7 runs Android 8.1 with ColorOS on top.
If you can stretch your budget to 35k, then the OnePlus 6 is the best iPhone X clone you can purchase in India. It has a 6.28-inch Full HD+ screen. The only phone on this list that comes closest to the iPhone X’s OLED screen. The OnePlus is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. The base variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. For performance freaks, there’s also an 8GB RAM model. To please the shutterbugs, the phone boasts of a dual camera setup. It comprises a 16MP lens accompanied by a 20MP sensor. Selfies are taken care of by a 16MP front shooter. This handset also comes with the water-resistant body. Starting at Rs 35,000, it is competitively priced flagship phone.