Will display aspect ratio affect your buying decisions in 2018?

2017 brought us some pretty amazing phones and an entirely new form-factor and aspect ratio. Since manufacturers wanted to reduce all bezels — sides, top, and bottom — they introduced this new, elongated ratio (ranging from 18:9 to 19.5:9), making phone displays taller and more immersive. But then again, 16:9 is still pretty much the standard when it comes to online media, so it’s a bit awkward when watching letterboxed YouTube clips on your extra-wide phone screen.

So, some people like the new step, while others insist that 16:9 is good enough and there’s no need …


We're more likely to make rational decisions on our smartphones, than on PCs

Have you ever though that you’d make different decisions depending on the device you’re using? Let’s take that video game you bought, instead of adding the money to your summer vacation savings. Would you have done it if you were browsing Steam through your smartphone, and not your PC?

While it might seem unrealistic to assume that the device we’re currently using affects our choices in any way, a study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior suggests otherwise. According to its results, people are more likely to make a rational decision when presented with a moral dilemma on …