Notch vs. Slider Screen on the Mi Mix 3February 15, 2019
A cell phone, in the 1990s, consisted of having a slider feature. Now, its making a showing again with more space for screen size.
Screen Size: Extending Further
Phones that have the notch allows to put a larger screen inside and a front- facing camera. But, it can interfere with the viewing on a screen and contains the status bar as well. The notch and bezels (borders along the frame of the screen) on a phone have decreased in size, within the years, to leave ample room for the screen to be extensive.
The slider screen is not just notstalgic of the 90’s but it will allow a phone to be all screen and include a camera to take selfies behind another screen.
In order to use the front-facing camera, you have to slide the whole screen down about a half inch. That reveals the camera and launches the camera app into selfie mode.
Heavier Style with the Slider Phone
The slider design isn’t perfect because it is a heavier phone with a thicker style. Because it has an extra feature attached to the front of the phone, it creates a heavier and tangible feel to the phone. Because of the heavy device, finding a case for it is impossible. The chances of dropping it are high without protection.
At first glance, the slider design addresses the problems of the notch and even the hole-punch display rather nicely. The Mi Mix 3 has a completely uninterrupted 6.4-inch screen that stretches all the way to the top and sides of the phone, with a slightly thicker border at the bottom.
Another problem with the Mi Mix 3 is that functionality can be challenging. When you place your finger on the screen to pull it down, you could accidentally touch another app or icon on the phone and open something else. On another note, the camera feature on the back is not being obstructed and it has a fingerprint scanner as well.
Cleaning or Breaking
The phone is susceptible to dirt. Between the slider and the phone is a space that might accumulate dirt. Will the slider break from being overused? Even though there are some benefits to the slider, it is not as functional or easy to use. As far as getting rid of the notch, it might have its benefits even though it is not preferred.