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#2878953 - 09/13/17 04:08 PM OT: 18:9 (and taller) Phones
Bill H. Offline
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Ok I'll admit up front that I like large phones. I love the size of my Galaxy Mega with it's 6.3" 16:9 screen, but it's now approaching four years old - and showing it's age.

'Tis the phone season, but I'm frustrated because all the new large phones seem to be in this tall skinny format. It seems too me that it kind of negates the advantage of a large phone - having a nice big block of text or a photo in front of you.

To all who have taken the skinny phone plunge: How's it working out? Do you miss your 16:9 phones?

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#2878964 - 09/13/17 05:47 PM Re: OT: 18:9 (and taller) Phones [Re: Bill H.]
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Originally Posted By: Bill H.
all the new large phones seem to be in this tall skinny format.

I think so it has a chance of fitting into more pockets?
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#2878989 - 09/13/17 06:45 PM Re: OT: 18:9 (and taller) Phones [Re: AnotherScott]
Tom Williams Offline
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Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
Originally Posted By: Bill H.
all the new large phones seem to be in this tall skinny format.

I think so it has a chance of fitting into more pockets?
I would guess that it's more about watching movies, just like the short wide screens we've had to buy for monitors since the mid-aughts. (A 16x9 screen is less screen area than a same-diagonal 4x3 screen, and it's less useful for reading text or doing spreadsheets. But it's great for watching movies, not to mention great for selling less monitor for more money.)
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#2878998 - 09/13/17 07:58 PM Re: OT: 18:9 (and taller) Phones [Re: Tom Williams]
Lindaru Offline
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What follows is a parody of "Baby Got Back":

I like big phones and I cannot lie
That Apple place can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty screen
So tiny it can't be seen
You get sprung, want to pull up tough
'Cause reading that thing gets rough
That size I am most def needing
I'm hooked and I can't stop reading


Weird Al move over. Lindaru's in town.

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#2879026 - 09/13/17 10:07 PM Re: OT: 18:9 (and taller) Phones [Re: Lindaru]
Bill H. Offline
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#2879059 - 09/14/17 04:19 AM Re: OT: 18:9 (and taller) Phones [Re: Bill H.]
Synthoid Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bill H.
To all who have taken the skinny phone plunge: How's it working out?


Just upgraded to a Galaxy S8 because of an amazing deal from Best Buy. It's great. Fast, fits better in my hand and cool new features.

Originally Posted By: Bill H.
Do you miss your 16:9 phones?
Not really.
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#2879591 - 09/15/17 11:33 PM Re: OT: 18:9 (and taller) Phones [Re: Synthoid]
Lindaru Offline
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I honestly have to say I am very comfortable with my LG 2 Revere Flip Phone. Packs neatly in a purse or pocket. I basically use a phone to text or talk. If travelling, can use it to check Facebook or seach maps.

If travelling and needing more extensive internet, I bring my tablet.

Otherwise, I am home at the computer until the land line rings and I have to get up to answer it.

A large screen phone of any kind for me would not be any better than using Skype on a tablet.

Just my two and a half cents (inflation).

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