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Pop-up Camera vs. Waterdrop Notch Camera. Which do you prefer?

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Which style of front camera do you like?

  1. Pop-up

    134 vote(s)
    68.0%
  2. Notch

    45 vote(s)
    22.8%
  3. Other

    18 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. GeekOnTheHill
    Honeycomb Jan 11, 2020


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  2. lavkanchan08
    Cupcake Jan 12, 2020


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  3. Swaraj_s
    Cupcake Jan 12, 2020


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  5. E1571407690836
    Froyo Jan 12, 2020

    E1571407690836 , via OnePlus 7T , Jan 12, 2020 :
    There are some people don't like pop-up camera because of moving parts in mechanisms but they me be the same people welcome foldable phone, more vulnerable than any pop-up camera phone and they are absolutely fine with it, please put some thought. If phone manufacture guaranty 200K-300K times pop-up where is the issue as average person only keep phone for 2-3 years anyway.
     

  6. E1571407690836
    Froyo Jan 12, 2020

    E1571407690836 , via OnePlus 7T , Jan 12, 2020 :
    I request to OP to keep Pop-up camera (atlist one version) in their up coming phone even just to differentiate with other Android flagship like Samsung. As we all know there aren't much price difference between them and if you wait for six month after Samsung released their flagship phone you able get Samsung flagship phone same price as OP phone and yet you get lot extra with Samsung that you know very well. And by now with all leaks on internet about OP8 you know OP has adopted punch hole and curve screen form Samsung so there aren't any difference look wise. Only plus OP has oxygen OS but again it is subjective and OP is no more flagship killer as you know with increased price for OP7T and pro.
     

  7. GeekOnTheHill
    Honeycomb Jan 12, 2020

    GeekOnTheHill , Jan 12, 2020 :
    Speaking for myself, I have no use for either feature.

    As for the camera, a warranty on the number of pop ups doesn't cover things like accidentally popping it up while it's in your pocket and breaking it when you take it out, dropping the phone while the camera is extended, a curious child breaking it, or other user-caused damage.

    In addition, even if the camera fails due to normal wear and is covered under warranty, who wants to go through the hassle of the warranty return? I'd rather have the notch (or bullet hole, or bezel). But if the best phone I could buy in terms of its power happened to have a pop-up camera, then I would buy it.

    I really don't understand the emotion the notch brings out in some people. I understand preferring one solution over another, but I don't understand getting emotional about it. In the big scheme of life, a camera notch (or hole, bullet, or pop-up) is pretty low on my list of things to worry about. It's a shrug, at most. It's something I would never consider in a purchase decision except in an all-else-being-equal scenario. It's simply not that big a deal to me.

    But hey, to each their own.

    As for the folding phone, for me, it would be a solution in search of a problem. It introduces another potential failure point and roughly doubles the power consumption in return for no additional functionality that I personally need. I can understand why others might need it, however; so although I wouldn't personally buy one, I can understand why others would.

    What I care about in a phone is power. I ask my phones to do intense work. The phone that can do it best is the one I want -- no matter how ugly it may be nor how they mounted the selfie camera.

    Richard
     

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  8. E1571407690836
    Froyo Jan 12, 2020

    E1571407690836 , via OnePlus 7T , Jan 12, 2020 :
    I agree with you camera is also a personal preference but like pop up as I don't take selfie often and I like clean screen for watching videos and of course privacy in case of bugs in app open up camera in background and spying on you.
     

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  9. V1544387248968 , via OnePlus Community App , Jan 13, 2020 :
    I don't plan on buying a folding phone!! Never!and I'll have to stick with my mechanical facts. anything that's not stationary and moves mechanically.will break.Sooner or Later. I've watched the testing on this, and I was not sold!!!
     

  10. GeekOnTheHill
    Honeycomb Jan 13, 2020

    GeekOnTheHill , Jan 13, 2020 :
    If I were designing a phone based solely on my own preferences, it would have a fairly wide forehead and chin. The selfie cam and message LED would be in the forehead, and decently-sized front-facing stereo speakers would be in both the forehead and chin. There also would be a bezel on the left side (the bottom when the phone is in landscape mode) with a tuned low-frequency speaker to serve as a woofer.

    That design would eliminate the notch or bullet hole altogether without the added complexity of a mechanical camera. It would also allow for amazing full-range sound through the use of larger, front-firing speakers.

    Unfortunately (at least for me), such a design would be considered ugly and old-fashioned by today's standards. Why that matters, I don't know. It's a phone, not a wife. But most people seem to care about such things more than I do.

    Richard
     

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  11. sumantamca
    Gingerbread Jan 13, 2020


  12. soccastar123
    Froyo Jan 13, 2020

    soccastar123 , Jan 13, 2020 :
    No pin hole! That is a step backwards! If going away from the pop up camera then have the camera under the screen! Keep the full screen concept with zero interruptions!
     

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  13. Dar0729 , via OnePlus 7 Pro T-Mobile , Jan 15, 2020 :
    I own the OnePlus 7pro. I bought the 7T a day after it came out. although a beautiful phone and super fast I do prefer the screen realistate of the 7 Pro. I returned The 7T before my 7 days trial with TMobile was over and exchanged it for the 7 Pro.

    I love the pop up camera and just looks so cool when activated. I don't use face recognition because the fingerprint scanner works like a charm and super fast . Never have an issue. I should give the face recognition a try.

    Even though the hole punch on the 7t is not a deterrent . I honestly don't think I can go back to hole punch after the 7 Pro...

    I love this phone. I'm coming from a iPhone 7 plus. That was my first and last iPhone? I truly missed the Android phones. OnePlus, keep doing what you're doing! I'm hoping the OnePlus 8 also has a pop up camera...
     

  14. Satya_1997 , via OnePlus 6T Mirror Black , Jan 15, 2020 :
    it will be punched camera in op 8
     

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  15. soccastar123
    Froyo Jan 16, 2020

    soccastar123 , Jan 16, 2020 :
    Unfortunately it looks that way. It's a step back from the Pro series in my opinion.
     

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  16. RameshTheBabu
    Donut Jan 17, 2020


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  17. Skumar1225
    Cupcake Jan 19, 2020


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  18. F1572465538293
    Froyo Jan 20, 2020

    F1572465538293 , Jan 20, 2020 :
    I love the fully non interrupted screen the pop-up camera allows on my OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. The mechanism is amazingly durable and the no notch or hole punch or tear drop screen to interrupt this gorgeous screen is half the reason I got this phone, plus I just like the wow factor of the pop-up selfie camera, it amazes everyone who looks at it. It just has a futuristic cool gadget appeal to it. I agree the 8 Pro with the hole punch is a step backwards from my 7 Pro 5G
     

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  19. malidan
    Nougat Jan 20, 2020

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