Yea this 2:1 ratio really blows. Been waiting for some improvements on the Mate phone .. then everyone wants to copy LG's real estate subtractions to accommodate the smaller FEMALE hands...
balonyzed, 07 Jul 2017"A 6" 18:9 screen would be taller than what the Mate 9 has, but narrower than it and with less... moreYes, you are right. For a 6" phone (6" diagonal), the total screen area for a 6" phone in 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio is about one square inch smaller than than when the phone is in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Furthermore, the human visual field is a maximum of around 180 degrees horizontally (rolling your eyes to the leftmost and rightmost of your peripheral vision) and around 100 degrees from the topmost to the bottom. That translates to an aspect ratio of about 1.8 maximum. In reality, the typical human field of vision is somewhere between 4:3 (old CRT tv ratio) and 16:9 (regular widescreen tv). Simply put, 18:9 and higher screen ratios (18.5:9) in phones do not make for a pleasant human viewing experience. Phones with these stupidly wide aspect ratios deserve to die a quick death.
"A 6" 18:9 screen would be taller than what the Mate 9 has, but narrower than it and with less surface area overall," if that's the case then they should stick to the conventional ratio.
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2017Samsung S8 & S8+ have 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It's an even wider aspect ratio in phones that ... moreI want the 18:9 or 2:1 to die a quick fast bootlooped or otherwise death. Why does everyone have to copy each other? Who said this is the ultimate resolution? I don't want a taller phone......geez
18:9 must die a quick death.
Keep the Mate 10 using a 16:9 aspect ratio - PLEASE.
I will NOT buy one if they follow LG and Samsung and make the 18:9 (2:1) mistake.
Heard that the Mate 10 will adopt both dual front and back cameras desing? Will it be ture?
YetAnotherUserName, 06 Jul 2017I will hate it. I love my Mate 9. Lovely screen, superb battery, excellent fast fingerprint se... moreSamsung S8 & S8+ have 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It's an even wider aspect ratio in phones that deserve to die like the 18:9 ratio. I can see why hardware manufacturers call it 18:9 ratio rather than 2:1: They want to project the illusion of a pleasant, panoramic, ultra large, ultra wide screen (superlatives). If they were to use 2:1 in describing the aspect ratio of the phone, it would instantly wake up potential buyers and leave a bad taste in the mouth because one can easily picture how utterly distorted a phone looks with the screen stretched twice as long as it is wide.
Anonymous, 06 Jul 201718:9 ratio again? When will phone manufacturers realize that this stupid ratio serves no meani... moreI will hate it. I love my Mate 9. Lovely screen, superb battery, excellent fast fingerprint sensor, logically placed for 95% of usage. Screen as good as my new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
I rarely watch videos but I do use the phone a lot. A narrower screen is NOT what I need - if anything I'd rather go back to 3:2 (or should I say 16:11-ish?) which I had way back when I used a dumb phone and a pda.
Is been looking forward to an updated version but if it is 18:9 (why don't they say 2:1?), it will never get into my hands.
Anonymous, 06 Jul 201718:9 ratio again? When will phone manufacturers realize that this stupid ratio serves no meani... moreit will always depend on the user... for you its big enough but for others its a perfect size...
Oven, 05 Jul 2017I've just bought Mate9 8 hours ago. So this is why the shop sold it with good discount and lot... moreyou made the right choice you will see the big difference specically if you are a samsung user before...
cant hardly wait
hope larger screen with same footprint like P10+
and front FP please
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2017Wish mate9 was only 5.6". Also better lcdIt's called P10+.
I from Malaysia,I us mate 7,2yers already, nothing problem this mate 7,I very love it, many times Floor down,my screen not happening,I very so happy,so not I with the new mate10, hope that mate 10,is better mate7:8:9,I will with you, my lovely mate 10...
18:9 ratio again? When will phone manufacturers realize that this stupid ratio serves no meaningful purpose with 99.9% of youtube movies, photos/camera and games, not going 18:9 anytime soon. If I want to hold a phone easily with a single hand, I am buying a 5.0" phone in standard 16:9 aspect ratio and not some stupid 6.0" phone that pretends to have a big display wasting screen space with horrid black bars or displaying full screen of people in movies/photos with chopped off heads and feet. To add insult to injury, users who use their phones mainly for social media or to read ebooks, news or browse websites are going to hate the cramped reading experience.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2017Wish mate9 was only 5.6". Also better lcdYour wish won't be granted :-) However, I think the mate 9 has very nice lcd. Have you ever see it in person? I think it's only lose to amoled, but it's just my humble opinion.
I got Mate 9 a couple months ago after OnePlus 3t's screen broken. I love this phone very much... I can say this is the best phone I ever have so far, I've use many brands before; htc, moto, samsung, lg, iphone 6s. I will be excite to see how mate 10 go. But I plan to rock this 9 a year or 2 unless the screen is broken again (and expensive to fix).