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  1. datum9's Avatar
    I liked the 16:9 on the old Note 4 a lot more. Who came up with that st00pid idea?

    It's thin and stretched out.

    I hope it's a temporary trend.

    As is the curved screen, I completely fail to see the purpose of that either.

    It seems they are trying stupid new stuff just to try new stuff. So later they can go back to the exciting original format.
    flyingkytez likes this.
    12-10-2017 01:34 PM
  2. thoughtjunky's Avatar
    I like it for watching wide format video, and it is easier to hold and use than a wider phone with the same screen area. I think it's a more nuanced decision than most people realize.
    12-10-2017 02:24 PM
  3. datum9's Avatar
    All videos are 16:9. This is an unusual format that does not correlate to anything
    12-10-2017 03:21 PM
  4. thoughtjunky's Avatar
    The widescreen cenima standard is 21:9
    12-10-2017 06:24 PM
  5. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I'm not big on it either. It's kind of ridiculous. I like this phone but I'd be happy if they went back to the 16:9 as well.
    12-10-2017 09:09 PM
  6. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I like it, doesn't feel like I have a big sharp rectangle in my hand, the curve glass is smooth and comfortable for holding, while the screen is beautiful for viewing videos.
    mary beth hale and Alan Sims like this.
    12-10-2017 09:28 PM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Was kind of put off by it at first. Now I'm completely satisfied. Just such a good in-hand feel with the slimness.
    Alan Sims likes this.
    12-11-2017 03:05 PM
  8. doggy2965's Avatar
    I think the rounded edges are worse
    12-11-2017 03:32 PM
  9. Tim1954's Avatar
    I quite like it. The device is narrow enough to fit the hand, yet I get a fairly big screen.
    My S7 seems small now...
    12-11-2017 09:17 PM
  10. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I liked the 16:9 on the old Note 4 a lot more. Who came up with that st00pid idea?

    It's thin and stretched out.

    I hope it's a temporary trend.

    As is the curved screen, I completely fail to see the purpose of that either.

    It seems they are trying stupid new stuff just to try new stuff. So later they can go back to the exciting original format.
    I agree, I do hate the new aspect ratio, it's too skinny and kills the experience when watching YouTube videos with black borders and narrow screen (doesn't feel like it has a big screen at all, plus terrible speakers). The curves have no purpose, it's just there to look cool... it's actually very annoying and gets in the way a lot with phantom touches and difficult to hold.

    Below: V20's 5.7 inch vs. S8+'s 6.2 inch. The V20 looks bigger.

    I do not like the new 18.5:9 screen ratio-img_20170626_162930.jpgI do not like the new 18.5:9 screen ratio-img_20170626_163327.jpg
    12-12-2017 02:11 AM
  11. badcat's Avatar
    I also fail to see what the "Edge Screen" provides. I don't really use and it just really complicates using a screen protector. I've said this before, I would get an unlocked S8 active if Samsung released one. I'm not switching to AT&T to get one though.
    12-12-2017 08:25 AM
  12. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    I like either the curved screen OR the aspect ratio. I really really don't like the combination of the two.
    12-12-2017 08:54 AM
  13. Suntan's Avatar
    Thought I would be annoyed by the 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and thought I would hate the curved edge screen, turns out that I kind of like the aspect ratio and don't mind the curved edge at all.

    As for watching videos, the screen is less than ideal for 16:9 content; but much better for the majority of feature films that are usually shot in Cinemascope format (usually 21:9.)
    12-12-2017 09:30 AM
  14. joeldf's Avatar
    I'm okay with the ratio.

    Hate the curved edges though, the more I use it. The screen really needs a bit more edge protection and this has none. My son has cracked his twice - with an otterbox defender case on it no less - the way it hit the ground just at the right almost flat angle catching right on the curved part. He hit the top left, and now the bottom right. Screen still works, but now we have to get it fixed at some point.

    I've been lucky with mine, but constantly hitting icons along the edge just putting it down gets old after a while.
    12-12-2017 09:51 AM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    If I had my druthers, I'd love a flat screen. Samsung has put a ton of money and advertising into the curved infinity display, so I doubt they'll revert to flat screen.
    badcat likes this.
    12-12-2017 10:10 AM
  16. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I think they want the display to be borderless to be all display like a piece of p paper and hide the phone.

    4.7 and 5.5" displays feel too small anymore. Cutting down on weight and only way to use 5.8-6.3" display is with the new aspect ratio.

    I wasn't ready to adopt the S7E. Plus my N8 is less pronounced edge. Gives the illusion and reduces 'wasted space'
    badcat likes this.
    12-12-2017 10:55 AM
  17. illdini's Avatar
    The S8 Active has a flat screen, & it looks like it's available for all US carriers except Verizon.
    12-12-2017 11:46 AM
  18. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I agree, I do hate the new aspect ratio, it's too skinny and kills the experience when watching YouTube videos with black borders and narrow screen (doesn't feel like it has a big screen at all, plus terrible speakers). The curves have no purpose, it's just there to look cool... it's actually very annoying and gets in the way a lot with phantom touches and difficult to hold.

    Below: V20's 5.7 inch vs. S8+'s 6.2 inch. The V20 looks bigger.

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    That's a good example of looks can be deceiving. If you dont like the s8s rounded look get the note 8 still not satisfied there's many OEM's to choose from.
    Gray Area likes this.
    12-12-2017 02:20 PM
  19. MittenSportsFan's Avatar
    Advances in technology are great but for my use Samsung has gone to far towards Apple.
    I am sticking with LG V20.
    I need headphone jack, replaceable batteries, IR Blaster, and large 16 × 9 ratio screen and the V20 is the last flagship phone to keep all of those features.
    I use my phone remotely with multiple apps that constantly utilize GPS.
    I can't quick charge. I have to swap batteries.
    I have over a dozen devices in home and office that have IR remotes. I use the blaster everyday.
    I have big hands and use the screen for video and mapping as well as Hulu, Netflix and sports viewing.
    The larger 16x9 ratio provides a better viewing experience.
    I will hold onto my V20 as long as I can.
    12-12-2017 03:25 PM
  20. wunderbar's Avatar
    I agree, I do hate the new aspect ratio, it's too skinny and kills the experience when watching YouTube videos with black borders and narrow screen (doesn't feel like it has a big screen at all, plus terrible speakers). The curves have no purpose, it's just there to look cool... it's actually very annoying and gets in the way a lot with phantom touches and difficult to hold.

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    The V20's screen looks bigger, because in terms of surface area, it is bigger. Comparing diagonal screen sizes when the aspect ratios are different is not useful because they're not comparable.

    That doesn't mean that the 18.5:9 screens are bad. It just means that you don't like them.

    I went from a Nexus 6P to the GS8+ and there is no way I could go back to a 5.7" 16:9 panel again. My GS8+ is as tall, but narrower, which makes it way easier to actually hold in my hand.

    And has been pointed out, the only video that's really 16:9 is a lot of youtube stuff and broadcast TV. Nothing else is really 16:9 and something shot with a wider aspect ratio looks way better on the GS8 screen than it would on a 16:9 screen.

    Like anything, there are advantages and disadvantages, and some people will like things once way, some will like them the other.

    But market trends seem to show that 18:9ish displays are going to become commonplace because for the majority of users, they are better overall experiences, despite the screens technically not having the same surface area as a 16:9 panel.
    12-12-2017 03:51 PM
  21. datum9's Avatar
    I don't watch that much youtube on it, mainly read the forums such as this one and news. But 16:9 is just better overall. I have a tablet that's 4:3 and I really like that ratio as well. I think I would prefer a 4:3 ratio in a phone versus 18.5:9, strange as that may sound.

    I installed the ZeroLemon external battery and the S8+ is actually very easy to hold. It's thick which makes the grip that much better.

    I like my old Note 4 a lot more than the new S8+, screen-wise at least. (CPU-wise, it's much slower)
    12-13-2017 08:37 AM
  22. badcat's Avatar
    The S8 Active has a flat screen, & it looks like it's available for all US carriers except Verizon.
    Exactly and that's my beef. If the Active worked on Verizon I would already own one.
    12-13-2017 09:01 AM
  23. tcdude's Avatar
    I didn't think I'd like the ratio but I do now I feel like it's the best of both worlds with the S+ longer screen in portrait and in landcape we can crop or just leave the black bars feels like a 5.6 inch screen in landscape with the black bars

    btw in the picture is that an S8 or S8+?

    looks kind of like the regular S8 with the way the V20 towers over it
    mary beth hale likes this.
    12-13-2017 08:36 PM
  24. delta7's Avatar
    I don't like it either, it's too narrow and skinny..

    It's actually harder to type on which is my biggest issue.

    It fits in the pocket easier but I don't care.
    12-13-2017 10:13 PM
  25. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I didn't think I'd like the ratio but I do now I feel like it's the best of both worlds with the S+ longer screen in portrait and in landcape we can crop or just leave the black bars feels like a 5.6 inch screen in landscape with the black bars

    btw in the picture is that an S8 or S8+?

    looks kind of like the regular S8 with the way the V20 towers over it
    I was thinking this same thing, but both the s8+ and the v20 are around 6.30 inches give or take for either.
    12-15-2017 10:54 PM
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