09-24-2018 08:08 AM
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  1. samfile's Avatar
    Don't you hate how narrow phones are getting?Galaxy s7 edge vs s8 comparison-3pokffb.jpg
    Before you say s8 has more screen no it does not have bigger screen it has just taller screen and everything is more narrow and smaller there

    I don't know I feel phone manufactures don't ask people what they want they just do what they want or what Samsung does.I hate the 18:9 aspect ratio and I feel it makes phones very narrow also for movies and youtube watching I feel you get a smaller screen it does not make sense to me and it looks like that the 16:9 phones will disappear from the market but probably I believe the will return in the future...If this continues I will probably go and buy a iphone 8 plus in the future.

    What do you think ?Do you agree with this trend?
    recDNA and milleniumdroid like this.
    02-24-2018 06:43 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I have a note 8 and I like this trend. Works better for email, browsing the web and what not. Of course it is worse for video not optimized for 18:9,but I suspect that there will slowly be video optimized for this arm
    02-24-2018 09:12 AM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    I don't mind it so much, you can make videos full screen and the device fits into my hand well...
    02-24-2018 09:22 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Easier for one handed use. And since most of the content browsed on phones are scrolled up and down, this aspect ratio + high resolution shows more.
    02-24-2018 09:35 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Not sure how I feel about the whole "devices are getting narrower" issue. On the one hand (lool pun not intended), I have smaller hands and try to use phones one-handed; but then again, depending on the overall height of the phone, sometimes one-handed use with a narrower but bigger phone may make things cumbersome.
    02-24-2018 10:35 AM
  6. samfile's Avatar
    I have a note 8 and I like this trend. Works better for email, browsing the web and what not. Of course it is worse for video not optimized for 18:9,but I suspect that there will slowly be video optimized for this arm
    I get that is more comfortable and can fit more content but everything is just smaller and narrower not the same size as before.The full screen option crops videos so not all videos will look good on landscape
    recDNA likes this.
    02-24-2018 11:51 AM
  7. delta7's Avatar
    I don't like it, makes it harder to type. I was about to pick up a 7 plus instead and sell the s8. The Note 8 actually is much wider than the s8.
    02-24-2018 12:00 PM
  8. kramer5150's Avatar
    The 2:1 aspect ratio doesn't interest me yet... since there's not enough content to really matter. I worry more about screen-burn, and edge lines with those unused edges on the sides.

    The bigger problem for me is the trend of bezel-less designs. I pretty much NEED bezels so I can wrap my fingers around the device and hold onto it without dropping.

    My cousin just got a note-8, I was playing around with it last weekend... No way, I'd KILL it in a week. He did have a nice case on it though but still... not my preference overall.
    02-24-2018 01:56 PM
  9. DsM's Avatar
    For me the Note 5 had the best form factor.

    Not necessarily the best device as I believe with the 5 Samsung began the deprecation of the Note line.
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    02-24-2018 03:26 PM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    YES! I hate the skinny aspect ratio.
    02-24-2018 03:51 PM
  11. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    "Don't you hate how narrow phones are getting?"

    Yes, yes and YES! I wish they would just stick to good ol' 16:9, but it looks like it has ended really quickly.
    recDNA and milleniumdroid like this.
    02-24-2018 05:07 PM
  12. BB_PP's Avatar
    18:9 is more comfortable to hold!
    02-24-2018 05:27 PM
  13. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    The narrowing may be an optical illusion.
    The phones are not getting narrower. They are getting longer while the width remains the same.
    For movie viewing, any movie not in a 18:9 format just adds black margins on the long ends.
    02-25-2018 04:27 AM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    The narrowing may be an optical illusion.
    The phones are not getting narrower. They are getting longer while the width remains the same.
    For movie viewing, any movie not in a 18:9 format just adds black margins on the long ends.
    Nope. They're narrower. Played around with an S8. It's got a 5.8 inch screen, so if it didn't get narrower, then it should be wider than my S7 Edge. It's not. The screen is narrower for the length. Sure both point of views are correct in a way though. You could view it as a 5inch screen stretched taller, or a 5.8 inch screen with a narrower width. Endpoint is the same.
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    02-25-2018 04:34 AM
  15. samfile's Avatar
    The narrowing may be an optical illusion.
    The phones are not getting narrower. They are getting longer while the width remains the same.
    For movie viewing, any movie not in a 18:9 format just adds black margins on the long ends.
    It is narrower and it's the same size as a s7 edge I hate it personally
    02-25-2018 06:36 AM
  16. br77494's Avatar
    No illusion to it - they ARE narrower in dimensions. And I hate this narrow format. I greatly prefer the wider (original) format.
    recDNA likes this.
    02-25-2018 01:05 PM
  17. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Yes, some phones are physically narrower regardless of the length change.
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    02-25-2018 04:38 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    18:9 is more comfortable to hold!
    You are right - it does feel good in the hand.
    02-25-2018 04:58 PM
  19. LeoRex's Avatar
    They aren't narrower, they are taller. In all fairness, you are comparing the bigger S7 model to the smaller S8. Compare the S8+ with the S7 Edge, etc.
    02-26-2018 06:25 PM
  20. tadpoles's Avatar
    I don’t mind the taller phones at all.
    02-26-2018 09:03 PM
  21. Skillet67's Avatar
    Personally I think the S7 is a much better phone based on size, bezel, button and overall hand feel. While the S8 has the upgrades internally and the S9 will surely have the internal features that are top notch there are a few things that don't work for me.

    The curved edges feel strange, have a reflection/glare and a lack of stability feeling.

    The aspect ratio would take a bit to get use to but why create an aspect ratio outside of the video norm, since most of us stream now a days it don't make sense. I get you can zoom it in. But it is like fitting a 4:3 into a 16:9. It seems out of place.

    Forgive me, but the button on the back of the phone is useless. You ever sit at your desk and want to wake your phone buy just reaching over with a finger/thumb print. Now you need to flip it over then back again. If your screen is set to shut off in a short time, you glance at your phone and need to handle it again to view. Don't make sense.

    Then you have that most will put a case on their phone for protection. At near $1000 per phone you should! The slimmer curved edge phones look and feel odd in a decent case. I have 2 S7's one for personal and one for work. The work phone is in a Defender case with me on job sites and such. The S8 in an Otterbox Defender kind of defeats the design purpose all together.

    With that all I am looking for is the internal specs and camera.

    I SAY TO SAMSUNG:

    Take note of what Apple did with the iPhone 5 SE using the Galaxy S7 model. Make a revamped S7 with same wonderful body features of glass and metal structure, front button, size and such. But UPGRADE the internals and camera to match the S9.
    Inders99 likes this.
    02-27-2018 12:46 PM
  22. samfile's Avatar
    They aren't narrower, they are taller. In all fairness, you are comparing the bigger S7 model to the smaller S8. Compare the S8+ with the S7 Edge, etc.
    The s8 plus is much bigger than the s7 edge though and the s8 feels smaller
    02-27-2018 04:22 PM
  23. LeoRex's Avatar
    The s8 plus is much bigger than the s7 edge though and the s8 feels smaller
    The S8+ is taller... It's nearly the same width (0.8mm wider) as the edge. The S8 is about 1.5mm thinner than the S7... That being said, you need to compare the equivalent lines. Of course the S8 is going to feel smaller than the edge, it IS smaller. They should have stopped using diagonal measurement for screens once they changed the ratio... There isn't any context in a single number at that point.
    02-27-2018 04:35 PM
  24. samfile's Avatar
    The S8+ is taller... It's nearly the same width (0.8mm wider) as the edge. The S8 is about 1.5mm thinner than the S7... That being said, you need to compare the equivalent lines. Of course the S8 is going to feel smaller than the edge, it IS smaller. They should have stopped using diagonal measurement for screens once they changed the ratio... There isn't any context in a single number at that point.
    I've used the s8 plus and the s7 edge the s8 plus feels too big in my hand while the s7 edge was ok
    02-27-2018 08:28 PM
  25. tuckertje01's Avatar
    I've used the s8 plus and the s7 edge the s8 plus feels too big in my hand while the s7 edge was ok
    My S8+ feels very comfortable in my tiny female hand, no problem whatsoever. I came from S5 and had no problem adjusting.
    tadpoles likes this.
    02-28-2018 03:09 AM
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