What's your preferred phone screen aspect ratio? (poll results)

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it – that seems to be the takeaway from our latest poll on mobile phone screen aspect ratio preferences. In the year when flagship phone displays from most major brands grew taller and narrower, shifting from 16:9 aspect ratios to 18.5:9 (Galaxy S8), 19.5:9 (iPhone X), or straight up 2:1 Univisium standard (LG V30), we wanted to ask you if that’s ok with you, and whether you miss the older standard. It turns out that the new format is somewhat forced on users, as more than half of our 2530 respondents prefer the standard 16:9 ratio that …


What's your preferred phone screen aspect ratio?

In the year when flagship phone displays from most major brands grew taller and narrower, shifting from 16:9 aspect ratios to 18.5:9 (Galaxy S8), 19.5:9 (iPhone X), or straight up 2:1 Univisium standard (LG V30), we wanted to ask you if that’s ok with you, and whether you miss the older standard. The thing is, the 2:1 ratio or the ones gravitating around it, is shifting downmarket to midrangers, and next year we might see most phones moving to the tall and narrow paradigm.

There are downsides and advantages to both formats, but, needless to say, the old one of, …

Here is the Apple iPhone X screen-to-body ratio

We’ve just told you about how the 5.85-inch display on the Apple iPhone X is actually smaller than the 5.5-inch one on the iPhone 8 Plus, and now, we’ve also calculated the screen-to-body ratio of the tenth anniversary iPhone.
When you take into account the curved edges of the phone, the cutout of the display and the curved edges of the screen itself, you arrive at a screen-to-body ratio of 82% for the iPhone X.
How does this compare to the older iPhones? Well, here is how:
iPhone X: 82%iPhone …

Japan Display announces new 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio

Japan Display (JDI), announced that it has started mass production of a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. JDI is calling this the “Full Active” LCD display, which employs a new high density wiring allowing the bottom bezel to be as thin as the other three sides. The screen comes with the second-generation Pixel Eyes technology allowing for deeper blacks. Additionally, users with wet fingers will be able to easily navigate the screen. The latter is important in this age of water resistant handsets.

Since Sony often uses JDI as a source for its screens, …

Google's Pixel XL 2 allegedly shows up on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, tall aspect ratio

Google’s next pair of flagships in the Pixel line aren’t expected to come out in a while, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get some information about it beforehand. In fact, a listing on graphics benchmark service GFXBench’s database seems to show the specs of the bigger of the two, the Pixel XL 2, in their full glory.

The first and most noticeable feature here is the unusual display size, listed as 2560 x 1312 pixels. Unless what we’re looking at is an error, this would mean the device will sport a display with a taller aspect ratio. And despite it being …

Samsung Galaxy S8 display: What's the deal with the new aspect ratio?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are almost upon us. And, among their many unique features, the most notable one has to be the aspect ratio of their screens. After the LG G6 and its 9:18 aspect ratio, Samsung announced their flagships with an even stranger one – 9:18.5.

According to the South Korean behemoth, this provides a large screen in a body that fits in your hand. So, combined with the extremely slim bezels, making for a screen-to-body ratio of 84.26%, the “unboxed” Galaxy phones should provide a phablet-worthy display in a smartphone body, right?

Well, …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to boast a 93% screen-to-body ratio

2016 saw a lot of new and exciting smartphones hit the scene, but few raised as many eyebrows as the Xiaomi Mi MIX. For many years, manufacturers have continued to increase the screen-to-body ratio of their premier handsets, but Xiaomi really grasped the nettle and took things to the next level. With an 84.16 % screen-to-body ratio, the MIX’s numbers aren’t quite as impressive as the 91.3% first claimed at announcement, but still ahead of most of its peers. According to the latest rumors, the successor to the MIX will make the jump once more, with the display accounting for 93% of its overall …

LG G6 has an EXCEPTIONAL screen-to-body ratio: here's a size comparison vs Galaxy S7 edge, Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5, V20

After tons of teasing, rumors, and a few leaks, LG has finally unwrapped its 2017 flagship smartphone — the long-anticipated G6. Imbued with the hopes to reimburse G5’s shaken market positions due to the lackluster G5, the G6 is a phone that drops all the controversial gimmicks in favor of all the essentialities that make a good device. 
It has a flashy new design with rather high screen-to-body size ratio, full metal build, and the good ol’ dual setup that’s already beginning to qualify as a signature feature of LG’s top-end …