Do you hide the notch on your Pixel 3 XL?

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Notch a very easy decision.

The Google Pixel 3 XL is undoubtedly one of the best Android phones you can buy this holiday season, but one aspect of the phone that’s ruffled a lot of feathers is its big, boisterous notch.

It’s certainly possible to get used to the notch as you use the Pixel 3 XL, but for some people, it’s simply too much and needs to be hidden with software.

There’s not really a right or wrong way on which route you should take, so we decided to check in with the AC forum community to see what they had to say on the matter.

Itsa_Me_Mario
11-12-2018 01:59 PM

If you hide the notch, it returns the display dimensions to the same as the Pixel 2 XL. You lose approximately .3 inches diagonally.

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sjfrazier0410
11-12-2018 06:43 PM

I hide mine. I left the notch there for a week and didn’t adjust to it the way I did with my G7. It didn’t bother me presay but It didn’t fade into the background either if that makes sense. I don’t mind larger bezels though. I just wish I could keep the clock and battery indicator beside the notch without downloading another app.

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TraderGary
11-12-2018 07:36 PM

Kate and I went back and forth between notch and hidden. Our preference is hidden and having the screen identical to the 2 XL. If Google ever has an option to put the notifications in the hidden notch "ears" area I’d like that. But until then we’ll stay with the hidden option.

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N4Newbie
11-13-2018 06:38 AM

I can more easily deal with the "extra" bezel/chin than I can with the notch, so, yeah, my notch has been hidden since Day 1.

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What about you? Do you hide the notch on your Pixel 3 XL?

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November 14, 2018 at 03:30AM