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[Poll Results!] Does your Galaxy S10+’ pill-shaped screen cutout still bother you?

Galaxy fans weren’t happy when word got out that Samsung would be introducing notches to its smartphones. The Korean giant took a different approach by drilling a hole on the corner of the screen for the front camera, and the first Galaxy device with a punch-hole display cutout was the Galaxy A8s in late 2018, followed by the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10+.

Many complained about Samsung caving in to industry trends after having trolled the competition (mainly Apple) for putting notches on their phones. However, Samsung’s approach looked less obtrusive compared to the iPhone-like notch that was also adopted by companies like Huawei and OnePlus. Well, it looked less obtrusive on the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10+’ display cutout is wider because it has two front-facing cameras, and it’s quite the eyesore when you first lay your eyes on it.

But it’s been more than three months since the Galaxy S10 trio went on sale, and it would be safe to assume that some Galaxy S10+ owners would have gotten used to that pill-shaped screen cutout by now. And we’d love to know if that’s actually the case, which is where this poll comes in: Does that pill-shaped cutout on your Galaxy S10+ still bother you? Have you learned to ignore it or at least be less concerned about its existence? Tell us by voting in the poll below, then take to the comments section to expand on your thoughts!

Results: 64 percent of voters said they don’t notice the cutout anymore, while 22 percent said that it sticks out when they’re watching a video or playing a game. 14 percent of voters, meanwhile, are finding it hard to ignore the cutout while using their S10+. Yes, most Galaxy S10+ owners seem to have gotten over that pill-shaped cutout, which is a good thing considering there’s nothing they can do to make it go away other than putting a black bar at the top, reducing available screen estate in the process.

Does your Galaxy S10+' pill-shaped screen cutout still bother you?
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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throwinrocks
throwinrocks

The notch on my iPhone X is the reason why I sold it and now own the S10 Plus

eigaras
eigaras

Stopped noticing it after a day or two. It never gets in the way of anything i do.

woody365
woody365

The results are interesting and its giving me confidence for purchasing one (or similar) in the future knowing so many people do get used to it and end up loving their phone. 🙂

gentux
gentux

No, I have to actively search for the punchhole to see it when watching videos or gaming. Especially if the cutout is on the lower right corner, it’s almost invisible to me.

Joolaes
Joolaes

It does not bother me at all. I kind of like it, actually.

drunaveil
drunaveil

Never bothered me. I kinda like it!

Gunter2
Gunter2

I have S9 plus so will not upgrade until S11. However, I might be ok with a smaller cutout than on S10. I notice that quite a number of the poll voters who say they bought the phone are greatly bothered by the cutout. I wonder why they bought it if it bothers them. It goes against my basic German logic. Lol. Are they not very smart, or do they want to suffer by buying something they don’t want, or do they not really have the phone but want to moan about it? I know I would not buy a… Read more »

mateusz1807
mateusz1807

The cutout itself does not bother me. It bothers me that most applications cut the last centimeter of the screen and end up under the cameras.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Samsung should get rid of the hole punch and especially the pill shaped cutout ASAP in favour of thin top and bottom bezels with front facing speakers and all the necessary sensors for a much better experience and extra security like the iris scanner. Note 9 top and bottom bezels are perfectly fine. Samsung could even reduce those bezels even more similar to what Meizu (with the help of Samsung) achieved with the Meizu 16s. We don’t need a full bezeless phone to have a good phone that can offer an excellent experience. Screens should NOT be interrupted or affected… Read more »

HFL087
HFL087

Nope , I actually loved it from the start

Samcurve
Samcurve

don’t bother me AT ALL..people still screaming for those hole may have an serious OCD? 🤔😬😁

HFL087
HFL087

People’s always find things to complain

CroGamer1
CroGamer1

I’m a user of the S10+ since the launch day of the series. I doesn’t bother me even the slightest bit

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s not bothering me as I have a Note9!! I’m surprised that the 18 people who voted that it bothered them a lot, bought the phone. Lol. Are they not a little silly for buying it so they’ll be bothered by it? My guess…….NONE of those people actually bought the phone, unless they’re admitting they’re stupid

Gunter2
Gunter2

My friend, I feel sorry for you. You always make the best comments but the less intelligent people who cannot understand or dislike what is true voted you down. You said exactly as I was thinking!

Biransahin
Biransahin

I can always rely on you to think logically Gunter!! Lol. Kudos!!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Now kiss! 😂

Biransahin
Biransahin

You are so mature. 😉

Gunter2
Gunter2

It never entered my mind. It may have entered your mind @o0MHJ0o but we aren’t part of your LGBT community. I’m sure you will find plenty of people you can kiss there.😉

Biransahin
Biransahin

LOLOLOL!! Yes, it seems @o0MHJ0o has revealed his true nature. Ah well, everyone is entitled to live their lives as they wish. 😊

Gunter2
Gunter2

Of course, he can be what he wants to be. 😊

Yousef206
Yousef206

I see no point for the second camera

Biransahin
Biransahin

I agree. It wasn’t worth the bigger hole.

HFL087
HFL087

The point it’s for better picture quality, they could just improve one camera , but Samsung try and see responses

Gunter2
Gunter2

I still have S9 plus and will wait for S11. I hope there will be no cutout by then but I agree, one camera and a small hole will be better.

woody365
woody365

Me too buddy. Not overly arsed though by looking at the results and seeing that people do get used to it and it’s like it’s not even there any more 🙂