1. shaunps33's Avatar
    I've not seen this mentioned anywhere, but has anyone else noticed that the screen on the XL 2 curves down around the side bezels ever so slightly? Not nearly to the degree as a Galaxy phone, but definitely noticable when you look at the phone from the side at an oblique angle.

    Very subtle design choice to say the least.
    01-07-2018 09:40 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Yup, covered in many a screen protector review as it impacts (no pun intended) the ability of the protector to adhere properly on the curved edges.
    01-07-2018 09:49 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I've not seen this mentioned anywhere, but has anyone else noticed that the screen on the XL 2 curves down around the side bezels ever so slightly? Not nearly to the degree as a Galaxy phone, but definitely noticable when you look at the phone from the side at an oblique angle.

    Very subtle design choice to say the least.
    Yes we are all aware of it....the difference from a Galaxy though is that it's only the glass that's curved and not the screen.
    01-07-2018 09:50 PM
  4. shaunps33's Avatar
    It's the screen too. Not just the glass

    Open something like Gmail, or even this comment page will do. Look at the phone from the side like your looking at the SIM tray and notice how far past 180° you can see the screen. Or even just real close along the edge and notice how the glare distorts before it hits the bezel. The screen is clearly curved. Albeit very slightly, say > .5mm, but it's there.

    As for using screen protectors...those are for nerds. And as for reading reviews of screen protectors...that's just beyond the pale.
    01-08-2018 03:49 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It's the screen too. Not just the glass

    Open something like Gmail, or even this comment page will do. Look at the phone from the side like your looking at the SIM tray and notice how far past 180° you can see the screen. Or even just real close along the edge and notice how the glare distorts before it hits the bezel. The screen is clearly curved. Albeit very slightly, say > .5mm, but it's there.

    As for using screen protectors...those are for nerds. And as for reading reviews of screen protectors...that's just beyond the pale.
    I don't think so.... Seems to me like the glass is creating the illusion like it does but it seems to me that the LCD stops at the Curve. I'll have to go back and look at the iFixit teardown and see if they took the glass off the screen. If it is truly curved as you say it's not even noticeable unless we're splitting hairs
    01-08-2018 06:24 PM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    @Mike Dee This appears to be the best picture from that teardown showing the screen/glass relationship. It's actually hard to tell if the screen is curved but you CAN see it doesn't go to the edge of the glass.



    Something else to keep in mind - there's a SMALL black border on the sides also...
    dmark44 likes this.
    01-08-2018 06:33 PM

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