Are there any new 16:9 phones in 2018?

Araxxis

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I had an s8 for a month and despised the aspect ratio. If you watch youtube or twitch on your smartphone it is a poor experience no matter how you cut it, you get the choice of black bars not utilizing your whole screen or pinch to zoom which fills the screen but you lose content. Let me explain how bad at times this lost content can be, if you are watching your favorite overwatch streamer for example the zoom will cut out part or the entire health bar/hud lol.

It still boggles the mind why everyone has went with 18:9 screens. I cant even find a nice new phone that has a 16:9 screen anymore, i have to go two years back it seems to the s7/htc10/lg g5 days to get a phone that has a screen ratio that works with the content that most people are viewing on a daily basis on their phones.

Before people say "it makes your phone easier to hold/use in one hand" let me stop you right there.

The moto g6 will be the best selling phone this year behind the iphones and s9's of the world, here are its specs:
https://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g6-9000.php

That is not a small phone, or easy to handle phone. 6.06" tall is absolutely massive and its width is not any better than what we had in 2016 with 16:9 phones at 2.85" wide. You are also not technically getting a larger screen either, a 5.5" 16:9 panel has more screen real estate than the moto g's 5.7" stretched screen.

I can only hope this is a fad and in 2019 samsung or apple goes back to 16:9 so all the sheep follow.
 

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I had an s8 for a month and despised the aspect ratio. If you watch youtube or twitch on your smartphone it is a poor experience no matter how you cut it, you get the choice of black bars not utilizing your whole screen or pinch to zoom which fills the screen but you lose content. Let me explain how bad at times this lost content can be, if you are watching your favorite overwatch streamer for example the zoom will cut out part or the entire health bar/hud lol.

It still boggles the mind why everyone has went with 18:9 screens. I cant even find a nice new phone that has a 16:9 screen anymore, i have to go two years back it seems to the s7/htc10/lg g5 days to get a phone that has a screen ratio that works with the content that most people are viewing on a daily basis on their phones.

Before people say "it makes your phone easier to hold/use in one hand" let me stop you right there.

The moto g6 will be the best selling phone this year behind the iphones and s9's of the world, here are its specs:
https://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g6-9000.php

That is not a small phone, or easy to handle phone. 6.06" tall is absolutely massive and its width is not any better than what we had in 2016 with 16:9 phones at 2.85" wide. You are also not technically getting a larger screen either, a 5.5" 16:9 panel has more screen real estate than the moto g's 5.7" stretched screen.

I can only hope this is a fad and in 2019 samsung or apple goes back to 16:9 so all the sheep follow.


Yes this is exactly what i think too!
These 18/19:9 Displays are a Joke.
Thank god there is the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium!
5,8 Inch 16:9 4K Display
Snapdragon 845
6gb Ram
Dual Camera
3450 mah Battery
And even a Headphone Jack!!!
Its pricey at 899€ but to me its so worth it
Btw. The Razer Phone 2 will most likely have a 16:9 Display too but im not really intrested in it...
 

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I had an s8 for a month and despised the aspect ratio. If you watch youtube or twitch on your smartphone it is a poor experience no matter how you cut it, you get the choice of black bars not utilizing your whole screen or pinch to zoom which fills the screen but you lose content. Let me explain how bad at times this lost content can be, if you are watching your favorite overwatch streamer for example the zoom will cut out part or the entire health bar/hud lol.

It still boggles the mind why everyone has went with 18:9 screens. I cant even find a nice new phone that has a 16:9 screen anymore, i have to go two years back it seems to the s7/htc10/lg g5 days to get a phone that has a screen ratio that works with the content that most people are viewing on a daily basis on their phones.

Before people say "it makes your phone easier to hold/use in one hand" let me stop you right there.

The moto g6 will be the best selling phone this year behind the iphones and s9's of the world, here are its specs:
https://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g6-9000.php

That is not a small phone, or easy to handle phone. 6.06" tall is absolutely massive and its width is not any better than what we had in 2016 with 16:9 phones at 2.85" wide. You are also not technically getting a larger screen either, a 5.5" 16:9 panel has more screen real estate than the moto g's 5.7" stretched screen.

I can only hope this is a fad and in 2019 samsung or apple goes back to 16:9 so all the sheep follow.

Get the Maze Alpha. My Samsung s8 had a large crack and I sent it in for servicing. In the meantime I've been using the Maze Alpha and it's been so fabulous for watching videos or using Kindle for e-reading.

Phone specs: 6-inch, 1920 x 1080 screen with a 16:9 screen ratio and nice "bezel-less" design for 3 of the 4 corners of the screen. The fingerprint reader at the bottom of the screen body is nicely placed. Main problem is the camera which delivers poor quality photos but for the price tag and the screen/size, this phone is a steal.
 

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Pls see Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, it has 16 x 9 aspect ratio.

I too am looking for 16 x 9 phone, when my current one goes bad, but I don't see many options. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro came as one..
 

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