05-13-2017 01:42 PM
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  1. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    After owning it a bit, would you have preferred if they had kept the 16.9 ratio? I returned mine, i personally felt it cost too much for what it was, but i see so much praise for the device i wonder if any of y'all felt same way AT FIRST and are you now, "so accustomed to it, to the point where, you wouldn't have it any other way?"

    Just curious....thinking maybe i just didn't keep it long enuf to adjust to it, but for the 3 days i had it every time i saw that tall stringy beany phone staring up at me i was like, "eeeesh, girl, you look anorexic"... lol
    05-06-2017 07:05 PM
  2. ClintRo's Avatar
    The aspect ratio doesn't matter to me... I like the taller screen it works will for my needs. When I turn it sideways the black bars don't bother me any since they blend in with the small black bezels anyhow.
    05-06-2017 07:08 PM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    I would have liked it that bit wider, but I really do enjoy it. I came from the Note 7 then that phones "settled for" s7edge. Didn't like s7edge it was too narrow and rather glitchy
    Mark8768 and recDNA like this.
    05-06-2017 07:09 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well being honest.. either would be fine. I'm fine with this since this phone is easy to hold but I still get a big screen with tons of information.
    05-06-2017 07:22 PM
  5. bhatech's Avatar
    I like it since it makes the device narrower and easier to hold.
    kevinpleasants and Bm96 like this.
    05-06-2017 07:24 PM
  6. Viscomi4444's Avatar
    I would of liked it a bit wider. 16:9 would of been nice but I love how videos on YouTube look when it fits the whole screen.
    recDNA likes this.
    05-06-2017 07:56 PM
  7. brianjsw's Avatar
    My iPhone 7+ feels like an old school TV now that I am used to the S8 screen ratio lol.
    05-06-2017 08:01 PM
  8. Maknora's Avatar
    I love this new ratio. Makes phones easier to hold too. This should be the future
    05-06-2017 08:03 PM
  9. KupKrazy's Avatar
    I thought I would like it and I actually like it more than I thought I would. It gives me more real estate for my apps that scroll (internet, mail, etc.) which I really like and I love watching videos on it. The black bars are not really noticeable with the black bezel - and it actually creates a bezel to hold (haha) but being able to crop to fit when I want to is great. 18:9/18.5/9 is here to stay I feel. The Note will probably be a little wider but retain the 18:9 ratio I think, as the Note is usually thought of more as a two handed device with the stylus so being wider seems to make sense, but the S8/S8+ I think is at the sweet spot for holding it in one hand (as was the S7e).
    05-06-2017 08:19 PM
  10. kleeno's Avatar
    The aspect ratio doesn't matter to me... I like the taller screen it works will for my needs. When I turn it sideways the black bars don't bother me any since they blend in with the small black bezels anyhow.
    This

    I was kind of nervous because of the screen size by the small bezel thing worked in my favor love my S8
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    05-06-2017 08:20 PM
  11. kleeno's Avatar
    The aspect ratio doesn't matter to me... I like the taller screen it works will for my needs. When I turn it sideways the black bars don't bother me any since they blend in with the small black bezels anyhow.
    This
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    05-06-2017 08:21 PM
  12. scott_0's Avatar
    I love mine even more than I did the day it arrived, amazing device!
    amyf27 and nuangel2 like this.
    05-06-2017 08:42 PM
  13. jdfry15's Avatar
    I actually love it. I use excel for work quite a bit and it is great in landscape for my documents.
    05-06-2017 09:35 PM
  14. anon(10185658)'s Avatar
    I think the aspect ratio is awesome. I worried about it being too tall, but it's great and this phone fits in the hand so well. I had the LG G6 and I liked the size of that too. Both the G6 and the S8 are so much screen in a smaller footprint. I hated the iPhone 7 plus and the Pixel XL with their huge bezels and the V20 was great, but too damned big. I think Samsung nailed it. I think the S8 plus is too big for me, but this S8 is just right. The bonus is, I'm getting 4.5 hours of SOT with this thing. The QC835 must be extremely efficient. Loving it
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    05-06-2017 09:56 PM
  15. chickweedblur's Avatar
    At first I do admit to a bit of buyers remorse. Side by side next to my S7E it looked a little too narrow. However, I've really gotten used to it and would have a hard time going back to a wider phone. I REALLY like how much easier it is to use one handed.

    As far as aspect, I would prefer a 16:9 under certain circumstances. While no one would agree since everyone else seems obsessed with carrying around small tablets, my perfect phone would have been a shorter, 16:9 S8 along with a 16:9 camera at top resolution. You'd still have a roughly 5.5" screen in a really tight package.

    My only real complaint using it daily is that the top resolution of the camera is 4:3, and on a 18:9 screen photos look stupid.
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    05-06-2017 10:31 PM
  16. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Love the new aspect ratio. It lets me see more content.
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    05-06-2017 10:53 PM
  17. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Using multi window on the s8 plus is nicer IMO. I like the narrow and taller screen better
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    05-06-2017 11:32 PM
  18. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    The aspect ratio doesn't matter to me... I like the taller screen it works will for my needs. When I turn it sideways the black bars don't bother me any since they blend in with the small black bezels anyhow.

    ^ This +1.

    I've not really come across anything that's made me think about this....well apart from your thread ! Lol.
    blaine07 likes this.
    05-07-2017 12:24 AM
  19. daddyd302's Avatar
    I would of liked it a bit wider. 16:9 would of been nice but I love how videos on YouTube look when it fits the whole screen.
    Same, I prefer the 16:9 as well.
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    05-07-2017 01:00 AM
  20. Snareman's Avatar
    I would have prefered 16:9. I thought I'd be using the screen to see more stuff, but when I'm reading things I always drag the part I'm reading into the center of the page anyway so I'm not really getting that much use out of the extra height other than it sticking further out of my pocket and me not being able to reach the top holding it with 1 hand.
    recDNA likes this.
    05-07-2017 01:56 AM
  21. manni1to's Avatar
    I love the screen size.
    05-07-2017 02:01 AM
  22. Mike1117's Avatar
    Screen ratio does not bother me at all. If the phone was 16:9, the + version would be too wide to hold comfortably.

    I do wish the top camera resolution was 16:9 and not 4:3 because the photos would look better when you upload them to your computer or TV. Maybe they can fix that in a software update.
    05-07-2017 02:36 AM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Screen aspect ratio is a total non-issue. I love having a device with so much screen real estate on a device not much larger than the one that I owned last year. Having a nearly six inch diagonal would have been too big normally when I have gotten used to a 5.1 inch screen that my iPhone loving son thinks is huge. Eventually content that fits the new screen ratio will find its way to being published.
    blaine07 likes this.
    05-07-2017 03:04 AM
  24. freddyttt's Avatar
    Im kinda shocked the black bars don't bother more people considering they bother most people when seen on a big screen tv...
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    05-07-2017 04:05 AM
  25. jwsnj3rd's Avatar
    I was a little on the fence but after using it for a week i wont go back. I came from iPhone6. I love my s8.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-07-2017 04:27 AM
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