Why even bother with the 18:9 screen.
It is the main reason why we did not buy the new Samsung Note.
There is no material advantage in the 18:9 and the long skinny mobile will not gain max traction.
I hate to admit it but we bought the Mate 10, even with concerns about all thing Chinese owned.
In any case, the Samsung 8 series is not selling well.
phones starting to look too lame with this new extra wide screen
I didn't like it
I hope they stick with 16:9
Edy1, 10 Jan 2018close but not enough - has 18:9 and not 16:9 ratioHello,
Pixel 2 screen is 16:9... the XL is 18:9
coolsauce, 07 Jan 2018This is all psychological play on consumers. Instead of keeping the screens as big as they wer... moreI really like the 19:10 ratio on my essential.
When looking at movies i get a 5.2 inch 16:9 with no downscalling ect ( only the top where the notch is stay black )
I think as well that 18:9 seem a bit too narrow.
Edy1, 06 Jan 2018I want to add, one of the best phone ever made was Motorola Nexus 6 and all this because is ev... moreBased on what you said the pixel 2 and pixel 2 xl seem a good fit for you.
good single camera.
dual stereo speaker.
oled tech based screen.
S8 User, 09 Jan 2018Chinese company phone and phone made in China are 2 different worlds.Yes they are but they means the same thing.
2:1 is unneccessary. I mean it doesn't help reduce the bezel ratio. Mate 10 is a testament that even a 16:9 phone can reduce bezels just as much or even more than 2:1 and above.
I totally agree on 16:9 sensor. Full screen when you're shooting (at least on 16:9 phones). Which is why i loved the LG G4. Also, i got the Huawei Mate 10 because i still think 16:9 is still relevant. 18:9 (2:1) seems to be just a fad. Unless all videos are suddenly shot in 18:9.
Worst about no bezel mania is the aspect ration changes to why no one making phone with small bezels and 16:9 ration. Itt wil kill the stupid trend immediately!
S8 User, 08 Jan 2018True. Especially chinese phones who copy this design...Man everything is chinese.
Even a worm bitten apple has on its back made in china.
Chinese phones are more durable or at least cost less for repair.
Nokia 6 is also made in china and yet its most durable smartphone of 2017.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 201816:9 is much better. They never should have to come up with 18:9 at all.Simply That
Anonymous, 08 Jan 201816:9 is much better. They never should have to come up with 18:9 at all.true. They should just focus on minimizing the bezels and reducing the overall footprint of the new phones, and not increase it.
Can GSMArena add in the 16:9 aspect ratio screen size, as that is now a more useful metric to determine useable screen size.
Unbiased Sony Fanboy, 08 Jan 2018The bottomline is that nobody was able to think or implement 18:9 early enough. When moving f... more16:9 is much better. They never should have to come up with 18:9 at all.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2018For Christ sake , spare our lives from your preferences.Hahaha, I know it was a long one. However, it was an informative post that helps the community. It was not without some thought, as they say, hindsight is 20/20.
Thanks for your response.