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, …

Google Pixel 2 XL has another problem with the screen (VIDEO)

The Google Pixel 2 XL continues to have problems with the screen. Besides concerns about burn-in on the OLED panel, the other day we told you that some Pixel 2 XL users are seeing the screen flash when they unlock the phone. This morning, there is talk about the latest bug that is preventing Pixel 2 XL users from enjoying the phone like they should be. It appears that on some units of the Pixel 2 XL, the edges of the screen are unresponsive.

The Pixel User Community website has some threads about the issue, including one from a Pixel 2 XL owner who claims to have spoken to Google …

KGI analyst says Apple will offer two iPhone models with an OLED screen in 2018

This year, the Apple iPhone X was the first iPhone ever to use an OLED screen instead of the usual LCD display. Now, KGI Securities well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is   forecasting that two 2018 iPhone units will feature an OLED panel. One, he believes, will be the sequel to the iPhone X while the other could be a “Plus” variant of that phone. There were rumors about Apple prepping a handset with a 6-inch screen for this year, but that never appeared. As it turns out, we might see a 6-inch iPhone XI Plus next year.

Next year, Kuo sees Apple making the stainless steel band …

Best glass screen protectors for iPhone X

One of the first things you might want to do after getting the iPhone X is put a case and a screen protector on Apple’s most expensive phone.

Protect your $1,000+ investment!We’ve looked through some of the most popular iPhone X screen protectors to recommend you a protector that will look good, have a reasonable price and protect your screen from shattering.

After all, repairing a broken iPhone X screen costs a whopping $280! For that much money you could as well buy an affordable new phone. To help you protect that OLED display …

Apple posts support page for iPhone X that advises how to reduce chances of burn-in on the screen

Apple has posted a support page about the Super Retina Display employed on the just launched Apple iPhone X. Among the topics is the OLED panel used on the phone. The iPhone X is the first iPhone ever to ditch LCD for OLED, and Apple felt it was appropriate to inform those who purchased the device what to expect from the screen. For example, Apple notes that if you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice shifts in color and hue. As Apple points out, “this is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior.”

Apple also cautions iPhone X users that over the long term, the OLED …

The Elephone S9 will have a curved-edge screen, low price tag

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Manufacturer Elephone has been on a roll over the last year, launching budget-friendly, bezel-less handsets that look quite shiny and are armed with capable hardware. The last entry in the line was the Elephone S8, which was launched in pre-order last month and is about to start shipping out to customers.

Now, the company is gearing up to launch …

How much will an iPhone X screen repair cost? Apple now has the answer


If you intend to buy an iPhone X (now that it’s
available to pre-order), perhaps you should first know that repairing its 5.8-inch Super Retina screen will be a pricey affair. Of course, the new smartphone itself is expensive,
being offered for $999 (64 GB) or $1,149 (256 GB), so we’re not surprised to
find out that repairing it will be anything but cheap. 

 

According to Apple, a single iPhone X screen repair costs $279,
while repairs for “other damage” will cost users a whopping $549. To be clear, these
are prices for screen and overall damages that are not covered by Apple’s
standard …

The Nokia 8 screen is inexcusably bad

The Nokia 8 has got a flagship-grade Snapdragon 835 system chip, fast performance and aspirations to be a true Android flagship like all the rest, but it has one critical flaw: its screen is inexcusably bad.
While the Google Pixel 2 XL is facing harsh criticism over the blue tint that appears when you look at its screen from an angle, the Nokia 8 has it even worse: a similarly bad blue tint is actually apparent even when you have the phone square, facing you.
First, let’s look at the specs: the Nokia 8 ships with a …

Rubbing it in: Amidst Pixel 2 XL screen troubles, Samsung outs commercial about its "amazing" screens

It’s not a good time to be the display guy over at the Google Pixel team: the company just launched its most expensive and highest profile phone ever, the Google Pixel 2 XL, but it suffers from some bad viewing angles and ghosting problems that might just ruin a lot of its appeal.
How is Samsung doing, you ask? Well, it just released a commercial that rubs it in: basically, it’s a compilation of various reviewers waxing poetical about the amazing screen on the Galaxy Note 8, S8 and S8+.
Samsung is in fact the leader …