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  1. TERATOGEN's Avatar
    I was going to buy S8 but now I'm actually going to wait for Note 8. Stretching screen like that is like cheating in my opinion. What am I going to get for games and video black side bars?

    Uncle Tera
    04-11-2017 01:47 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    I was going to buy S8 but now I'm actually going to wait for Note 8. Stretching screen like that is like cheating in my opinion. What am I going to get for games and video black side bars?

    Uncle Tera
    ..Kinda expecting the Note 8 to go that route...
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    04-11-2017 01:48 PM
  3. TERATOGEN's Avatar
    ..Kinda expecting the Note 8 to go that route...
    Oh no! Man! Is there some leak specs already?
    04-11-2017 01:53 PM
  4. katmandoo122's Avatar
    I don't think there is anyone that is happy with it. But I think the consensus is that 2:1 is here to stay. I'm not sure what the .5 means to the aspect ratio but 18:9 is going to be common.

    But don't ask about the rounded corners!
    04-11-2017 01:57 PM
  5. tcdude's Avatar
    I have mixed emotions about this new aspect ratio and I even opened a thread about how the screen size is misleading but it seems for the most part no one cares to comment about it, I'm personally not fond of black bars while watching videos and what size do the bars shrink the screen to? Its like trading physical bezels for virtual bezels lol

    And why 18.5 and not 18:9?
    04-11-2017 02:23 PM
  6. Chris Connelly's Avatar
    Yeah, this is going to sound nitpicky, but I think it's going to prove that that .5 will be the real problem.

    I'm sure 18:9 will be the next standard aspect ratio within about a year, and everyone will convert to it quickly enough, but that extra little bit will probably do little bit make it slightly more obnoxious to reach for the top of the phone.

    They may have done it to accommodate the screenspace lost for the navigation buttons, but it still seems just a little too tall to me.
    04-11-2017 02:28 PM
  7. cert15z's Avatar
    I'm happy. If I wasn't, I would just buy something else.
    04-11-2017 02:33 PM
  8. sangs's Avatar
    Will have no idea if I'm happy - or unhappy - with it until, you know, I actually have it to use.
    The Phone Company and sergysn like this.
    04-11-2017 02:40 PM
  9. EMGSM's Avatar
    Not unhappy. Just not used to it yet. I think that the sooner all the app makers get onboard the better the transition will be for me. From what I see so far it's not bad IMO.
    Diehlirious likes this.
    04-11-2017 02:42 PM
  10. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Used it briefly on the G6. It's not that bad at all. In fact, once you get used to it, it's going to be tough to go back.

    I'm already missing my G6.
    jdfry15 and Diehlirious like this.
    04-11-2017 02:55 PM
  11. areyes163's Avatar
    I also had no issue on my G6. Screen looks great. And you can stretch the screen to fill the whole screen. It doesn't look bad at all. Don't knock it until you try it. I had zero issues with the screen on my G6
    04-11-2017 04:08 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't see an issue with it. It is actually pretty nice.
    kevinpleasants and Alan Sims like this.
    04-11-2017 04:10 PM
  13. bembol's Avatar
    Was it really necessary. It seems like they're running out of ideas.

    I've been using my LG G6 for 9 days and don't see the difference.
    04-11-2017 07:34 PM
  14. The Phone Company's Avatar
    My problem is noticing text doesn't go all the way to edge like it does on the S7 Edge. This just makes everything even more condensed if it wasn't already too condensed already.
    04-11-2017 08:18 PM
  15. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Used it briefly on the G6. It's not that bad at all. In fact, once you get used to it, it's going to be tough to go back.

    I'm already missing my G6.
    What happened to the G6? Did you have any compatibility problems with apps with the new ratio?
    04-11-2017 08:32 PM
  16. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I was going to buy S8 but now I'm actually going to wait for Note 8. Stretching screen like that is like cheating in my opinion. What am I going to get for games and video black side bars?

    Uncle Tera
    After playing some games and watching some videos on the new phone at Best buy. I really like it. And the Note 8 will follow suit. This is the next thing. Better just get used to it.
    04-11-2017 09:00 PM
  17. chyeo1979's Avatar
    I was going to buy S8 but now I'm actually going to wait for Note 8. Stretching screen like that is like cheating in my opinion. What am I going to get for games and video black side bars?

    Uncle Tera
    They stretched the screen over the bezel, not like they stretched it but still maintain the bezel. It's just better use of useless space? Why unhappy about it?
    04-12-2017 03:52 AM
  18. Large Hadron's Avatar
    I don't think there is anyone that is happy with it. But I think the consensus is that 2:1 is here to stay. I'm not sure what the .5 means to the aspect ratio but 18:9 is going to be common.

    But don't ask about the rounded corners!
    The ".5" means that it's slightly longer than 2:1. And I'm happy with it, including the rounded corners, though I don't watch a lot of videos on a phone anyway.

    Personally I think that the curved edges are more annoying for videos and games than black bars would be.
    04-12-2017 05:17 AM
  19. Large Hadron's Avatar
    What am I going to get for games and video black side bars?
    As opposed to black/blue/silver bezels? I don't see why that's worse TBH.

    Anyway, I think it's a near certainty that the Note 8 will do this too.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    04-12-2017 05:21 AM
  20. fatboy97's Avatar
    It's going to be the trend everybody is going to do. By this time next year anyone that does not have something close to that aspect ratio will be out of date.
    04-12-2017 06:58 AM
  21. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    I could not care less, i do not see what the big deal is.
    Ry likes this.
    04-12-2017 07:14 AM
  22. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    What happened to the G6? Did you have any compatibility problems with apps with the new ratio?
    There were tiny scratches all over my camera lenses. Sent it back and waiting to see if there are anymore issues. No problems with apps at all.
    04-12-2017 07:53 AM
  23. daddyd302's Avatar
    I already gotten used to it from my G6. Well I've also got a 3440X1440P monitor too so I'm used to the weird widescreen. Be aware it'll be weird looking at the side black bars when you're watching 16X9 videos the first few times.
    04-12-2017 08:10 AM
  24. ab304945's Avatar
    I'm sure more phones this year will be the same.
    chennaite likes this.
    04-12-2017 08:23 AM
  25. Albatross2's Avatar
    Don't you mean 37:18? Aspect ratios are supposed to be composed of integers. Of course no one can comprehend the actual aspect ratio, so they cheat.
    Aquila likes this.
    04-12-2017 03:40 PM
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