In order to fulfill the basic functions of our service, the user hereby agrees to allow Xiaomi to collect, process and use personal information which shall include but not be limited to written threads, pictures, comments, replies in the Mi Community, and relevant data types listed in Xiaomi's Private Policy. By selecting "Agree", you agree to Xiaomi's Private Policy and Content Policy .

Redmi Note

Debate of the Week

[Discussion] [#18 Debate Of The Week] Tear-drop Notch vs Regular Notch: Whats Your Choice?

2019-02-03 11:18:02
10206 111
Hello Mi Fans,
Are you all ready to have another interesting debate this week? Why waste time then? Our topic for this week’s debate is Tear-drop notch vs Normal notch.

Notches need no new introduction. We all know about them, had few debates about them and most of us are already using phones with notches.
When they were first introduced there was an outcry. The manufacturers just tried presenting them in different shapes and sizes but the attempts to eliminate were not made by many. Users also started accepting it as if it’s a ‘feature’.

Types of Notches:
a) Wide Notches:
These notches have a front facing camera(s), speaker grill, proximity sensor, face unlock sensors. They require more space and hence these phones have a wider notch to accommodate all these. Phones like Poco F1, Mi 8 have this kind of notch.

b) Medium Notches:
These notches have just the camera and speaker grill. They are small in size. Like the Redmi 6 Pro & Mi A2 Lite. This gives more room for notification bar and its contents.

c) Tear-drop Notches:
Also known as the dewdrop or waterdrop notch, the teardrop notch is just big enough to house the front-facing camera. The notch is shaped in a way that it looks a lot like a teardrop and hence the name. If rumors are to be believed then more brands are waiting to jump on the waterdrop notch bandwagon.
It occupies very less space and offers higher screen-to-body ratio. Brand new Redmi Note 7 which is making its way to India anytime soon sports teardrop notch.

  • It is very minute, serves the purpose of a notch and yet doesn’t intrude too much into the display.
  • The shape is not so ugly and is appreciated by many users who hated the concept of the notch.
  • Gives more space for the notification bar.
  • When the notch is hidden, a very little portion is blacked out on the top.
  • Even if it isn’t hidden, it looks good, unlike wider notches.

  • As the notch is small, the components like camera, speaker grill, proximity sensor get less space.
  • Can only have one front camera and a front flash may not be possible.

It is your turn now. Many brands are shifting from normal notches to tear or water drop notches. Do you like the change? Or do you prefer the old notch? Or you hate the concept of notches altogether. Please do participate in the debate and let us know.

Previous debates :
End Time: 2019-05-04 12:09:00
For 81
I prefer phones with Tear-drop Notch as it is small in size and doesn\\\'t give me a feeling of notch.
Against 30
I would rather choose phones with Wider Notch as they can host many essential components and provide safer face unlock tech.


Number of participants 1 Experience +10 Pack Reason

View Rating Log

2019-02-03 11:18:02
Favorites56 RateRate
Debate of the Week
Weekly Debates on Hot topics in the smartphones and Tech
37 Article Description     262 Subscribers
Less is better.
2019-02-04 16:07:07

Semi Pro Bunny

Rajesh Mina | from Redmi Note 4


Less is better.

ya you are right
2019-02-04 18:23:10

Pro Bunny

SMS151280 | from app


Wider notches are useless.takes the beauty of the phone away
2019-02-04 20:23:38

Semi Pro Bunny

124200843 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


yes right
2019-02-04 23:35:11

Master Bunny

deepak_soni_91 | from Redmi Note 5


nice information
2019-02-04 23:38:37

MIUI Beta Tester

noel john | from Redmi Note 6 Pro


this is awesome
2019-02-04 23:43:14

Pro Bunny

Zaid17 | from app


Because it's better
2019-02-04 23:50:06

Rookie Bunny

sahezad | from MI MAX


only one very highly product
2019-02-05 00:02:40

Master Bunny

Guddu@MI | from app


I would still prefer a notchless design. But my next best thing is a teardrop notch. Because it is non-intrusive, and I don't live in the selfie-world.
2019-02-05 00:04:32


sktaufiq | from app


Wider notch is better as it gives u all of the necessary things like notification light, flash etc.
2019-02-05 00:13:01
please sign in to reply.
Sign In Sign Up


Master Bunny

  • Followers


  • Threads


  • Replies


  • Points


3 Days Check-In
7 Days Check-In
21 Days Check-In
Lucky Draw No.
Device Team Member
April Participation
The Motivator
Golden Mi Bunny
Mi Music: 20 FREE Downloads
Throwback With Mi 2018
Xiaomi's 9th Birthday

Read moreGet new
Copyright©2010-2020, All Rights Reserved
Content Policy
Quick Reply To Top Return to the list