Apple’s latest iPhone series undoubtedly lifted a few elements from many of the best Android phones, including the always-on display and ProRAW mode, both of which were already available in one form or another on Samsung and Google Pixel phones. The Dynamic Island, on the other hand, is unique to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, though it can be argued that it was first seen on a long-retired LG phone. Apart from housing the selfie snapper, what distinguishes Apple’s implementation is how it makes practical use of the black punch hole in the top of the screen. A Mi theme developer tried to conjure up a Dynamic Island clone for Xiaomi phones last September, but not a single Android OEM has yet to take a crack at it. Realme may be the first to bring a native version of it to an Android phone.
Last modified: February 23, 2023