You got cropped! Galaxy S8 and S8+ video display grief comes in stages, here's why

TL;DR

Most TV series you’d watch on, say, Netflix, as well as the YouTube content, are meant for 16:9 displays – those get letterboxed on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by default

You lose about 14-22% of the 5.8″ and 6.2″ screens’ real estate, depending on the video app, if you watch the vids in the default letterboxed regime

You’d have to manually add third party apps to the compatibility mode list in Display settings, so that the full screen toggle appears in, say, Netflix

Even when you toggle compatibility mode, a 16:9 video will can …


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