Kangal, 29 Oct 2017The 16:9 aspect ratio sucks as well, if you guys know the history of it, basically a Hollywood... moreYes, Root 2 is still by far the best ratio for reading, that's why it's used for A4 paper for books etc.
That horrible 18:9, which is currently forced down our throats, is still a huge deal worse for web browsing and reading than 16:9. It's also a great deal worse for viewing photos, which are still all done in 4:3, and likewise a great deal worse for watching videos, which are still all in 16:9, so you get ugly black bars instead of a full screen experience.
In short, for pretty much ANY purpose, 18:9 is a great deal worse than 16:9, there's nothing it can do better.
The only reason we get this horrible 18:9 forced onto us is profit. 18:9 is slightly cheaper to manufacture than 16:9 (don't ask me why), and since they value making more profit much more than better usability, they're all jumping onto that mentally handicapped 18:9 ratio now, just to make profit, and to hell with usability.
Great article. But Blu-Ray cds should adopt 18:9 aspect ratio as early as possible.
The 16:9 aspect ratio sucks as well, if you guys know the history of it, basically a Hollywood controlled movement.
To be frank, there is one aspect ratio that is "the best" in my professional opinion and that is Root Two, √2, or 1: 1.414, or the International ISO Standards like an A4 paper.
- allows perfect side-by-side multitasking
- is more tablet friendly
- scales up by doubling/powers of 2
- can be pixel-matched to progress of hardware/binary
Apple was the only one in the industry capable of making this Standard back in 2008 with the iPhone but they instead went with a 1:1.5 aspect ratio instead. Just imagine if someone like me could've showed this to someone like Steve Jobs, history would have played out something like this:
E7= 128 x 90
E7+= 180 x 128
E8 = 256 x 180
E8+= 362 x 256
E9 = 512 x 362 (iPhone 1/3G/3GS)
E9+= 724 x 512 (iPhone 4/4S/4C)
E10 = 1024 x 724 (iPhone 5/5S/SE)
E10+= 1448 x 1024 (iPhone 6/7/8)
E11 = 2048 x 1448 (iPhone 6/7/8 Plus)
E11+= 2896 x 2048 (iPhone X/Y/Z)
E12 = 4096 x 2896
E12+= 5792 x 4096
E13 = 8192 x 5792
E13+= 11584 x 8192
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Anonymous, 29 Oct 2017With luck 18:9 will be a passing fashion that buyers will realise is a solution looking for a ... moreCos when ya lying in bed or when ya on a transport or something you can't be carrying your TV around.
SKR..., 29 Oct 2017Are we gonna have 18:9 aspect ratio implemented on TVs any soon??? TV is something you buy and use for a long time and not to replace it every year or 2. Maybe next time but not now i guess. And if you have a 18:9 ratio on TV, you'll probably need a rather huge TV to enjoy the experience.
SKR..., 29 Oct 2017Are we gonna have 18:9 aspect ratio implemented on TVs any soon??? No... Because it is useless.
Phones are 16:9 because of tv.
Tv does not follow mobile
SKR..., 29 Oct 2017Are we gonna have 18:9 aspect ratio implemented on TVs any soon??? Rotate a ultra widescreen monitor and there you go lol
Imperator Neubaticus, 29 Oct 2017I welcome the new aspect ratio with open arms just as i welcomed QHD. People didn't think it w... moreNext Era is Rolable screen with Ability to change aspect ratio up to 23:9
SKR..., 29 Oct 2017Are we gonna have 18:9 aspect ratio implemented on TVs any soon??? We won't, TV shows and movies will stay at 16:9 and 21:9 respectively. 18:9 in mobile phones helps for multitasking and viewing more info at the time. also makes room for soft buttons and status bar while also giving you at least 16:9 of full info. I think 18:9 is actually great for phones and that's about it. For TVs, laptops and monitors we should stay with the older formats.
Are we gonna have 18:9 aspect ratio implemented on TVs any soon???
Are the Samsung's S8 duo and Note 8 counted in the 18:9 aspect ratio devices? Cz they're even wider at 18.5 : 9 , also not to forget the widest 19.5 : 9 found on iPhone X
Imperator Neubaticus, 29 Oct 2017I welcome the new aspect ratio with open arms just as i welcomed QHD. People didn't think it w... moreNope. 1080p is still dominant, and nobody seems to be complaining about the lack of QHD resolution.
And if anything, Sony's 4K/UHD would pretty much make QHD irrelevant as early as possible.
There are lots of professional video cameras out today used for filming movies or anything. Guess what, they shoot either in 720p, 1080p, and 2160p, and no option for 1440p.
With luck 18:9 will be a passing fashion that buyers will realise is a solution looking for a problem.
It makes trying to read this page much harder than in 16:9.
Thankfully many tablets are now being produced in squarer formats like my tab s3 in 4:3 like earlier phones used to have. I still feel that to be the best ratio but then I can't imagine why you'd watch a movie on a phone rather than a TV.
Ultra Wide aspect ratios like 18:9 can be counted to Â„things that the world didnÂ‘t needÂ“
As a young lad, I always hated widescreen pictures because of the "missing" portion of the screen. Even on YouTube videos it was annoying to see "black bars". Now, I have used to 16:9, but unfortunately the 18:9 is taking over. I think it is a mistake to make narrower phones, and sell them off as "large screen" devices. I remember purchasing an 8 inch Insignia tablet, and I could hold the entire thing in my hand; bezels and all! To think Apple did something right with the iPad!
I want to see wider phones! I like what ZTE is doing, but imagine 16:10 on a smartphone!