It's 2019 now. We now know what other aspect ratios feel like. Devices feel very tall and are indeed taller. One hand usage has been sacrificed. Stories, a format picked up by Instagram/Facebook and YouTube which came from Snapchat crop and resize to your phone. You'll often be losing things. Having one ratio is great. IGTV forces you to publish in 16:9. Not to mention the rise of TikTok. The popularity of stories pretty much begs for one single ratio but it should really be letterboxed.
The issue of interfaces taking up a lot of vertical space should not be solved by taller screens.
Zooming into a video means you crop some of the video out. Pretty much most content on YouTube is 16:9. But I'll admit it, 18:9 aka 2:1 is great for commercially produced shows/films. Netflix for example has a lot of 2:1 content.
Notches aren't really necessary and aren't a solution. And we still have a lot of bezel on say, the S10 (and iPhone X) and the camera "cutout" makes the notification bar bigger.
The problem is smartphone market is saturated and manufacturers are providing another pie to keep going ahead ...into the future.
Does anyone know any other flagship level smartphones like the Huawei Mate 10 that have a 16:9 ratio? I want to upgrade my oneplus one.
Predictive memorys, 08 Jun 201816:9 display ratio is better than so call modern ratio, because:
1- Web contain is more ba... more6- Most of the Modern ratio must also come with bezelless and notch, this make the device no bezel for grips and only can hold the side frame it is more strained, the notch is weird trends because the display should always be rectangular without blocking by any sensors or polished with curved corners.
While the 16:9 has the best ratio for grip and it can also trim some bezel but definitely not bezel-less, it can have space for better front camera hardware and dual front stereo speakers most important doesn't block the viewing area.
I remember when LG firstly introduced the world of abnormalized ratio... they are loudly taking for 1:1 split screen, but how? there's navigation bar and status bar, so it can't be 1:1... also, why not 21:9 (like their BL40) with equal height of normal smartphone? so it could be even narrower, also with more standardized ratio?
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2018According your statement taller display ratio have more extensive multimedia entertainment, so... morewell, 21:9 because content creator are only between 4:3, 16:9, or 21:9. It is a standardized ratio, unlike the awkward 18:9, 18.7:9, 18.5:9, or any unordinary nowadays phone screen ratio.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2018Yep 16:9 now and some content is moving to 21:9... nobody use 18:9 for content creation... t... moreActually, 21:9 are older than 16:9. Most cinema camera like Cinemascope in 50s are all wide formats, but of course, none of them is 18:9. 16:9 was created because it has the half difference between 4:3 and 21:9
16:9 display ratio is better than so call modern ratio, because:
1- Web contain is more balance when you view either portrait or landscape mode, while the modern ratio design has narrowed the landscape mode which is not ideal but it portrait mode viewing field longer for showing the ads and the web blocks which making the screen area so call "modern"!
2- 16:9 display ratio with more than 5.5 inch screen already force user stretching their finger press the Notification and also the Navigator fields, the so call "modern display" has taller display which making the thumb is getting even more strain to stretch the user thumb to press the Notification and Navigator in daily usage, while the back fingerprint scanner is also force user stretching their forefinger too either left hand or right handed.
3- The multiple window can show better on 16:9 display ratio because you will only use the main window more than you use 2 or 3 tiny windows at the same time, when you open 2 or 3 windows for apps at the same time you get smaller viewing area and the so call "modern display" is much much worsen because you can't always open 2 or 3 apps at the same display it split the screen become smaller than ideal and you can only use the main app in 1 display most of the time to enjoy the larger view range.
4- When watching YouTube videos, 16:9 display have the perfect ratio to show all the video contains. The so call "modern display" has narrowed display which making the viewing area cropped by zoom in the video to fit full the display, another solution is keep the back bar on the two side which making the smartphone look so call "modern"! I think this kind of modern display is only from hypocrite minded definitely not from reality usage because the black bar is odd ugly and unmatchable with bezel colors. When viewing photo gallery the back bar solutions is even prominent! So the "modern display" is a black bar monster!
5- When it comes to durability the modern display has more longer rectangular shape, it is much fragile than a more squared 16:9 display ratio, because drop impact is more prominent when the shape is taller designed and even taller will get more jeopardous to break the screen compared to even squared designs.
I vote the 16:9 display ratio. The taller Modern display is not that "Modern".
I believe that tall aspect ratio makes more sense. Google identified this as well, and their split screen mode is proof. It facilitates one-handed usage as well.
Smart people know that only 16:9 is the good screen ration for phones. The narrower ratios like 18:9 are shit.
The only reason why people vote for 18:9 is that they already own a phone with 18:9 screen and they are trying to validate themselves and their purchase decision. They're brainwashed by marketing that promotes the 18:9 screen and wasted their money on a 18:9 screen phone.