Results: curved screens are getting annoying

Results: curved screens are getting annoying
Samsung's curved edge displays are an impressive technological feat and do look cool. Well, they looked cool and fresh a couple of years ago, now — they are the signature appearance of a Sammy flagship, with its novelty slightly worn off.

While they allow for razor-thin bezels and futuristic looks, they also make it a bit more awkward to hold and use the phone, with accidental touches and thin frames that don't provide much of a grip.

We wondered — are we over the curvy screens? Especially since Samsung has removed flat-screened variants for its top-tier devices and everyone that wants a Sammy flagship is kind of forced to get an Edge one.

Well, it seems like a lot of people would rather see flat screens make at least a bit of a return. Either that, or remove the Edge displays from most flagships. In fact, just 30% of voters want the curvy screens to stay as they are, while the rest want some kind of change.

A high-class Samsung phone with a flat screen - yay or nay?

A flat-screened Note would be great!
24.82%
A normal Galaxy S flagship, please...
17.58%
Nah, the curves are absolutely cool!
29.12%
I am over the curves, limit them to only one device and return the rest to normal, please
28.48%

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67 Comments

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Am praying everyday that my S9 Plus won't be scratched or break cause I bought a glass screen protector once but the adhesive broke off probably cause the protector wasn't case friendly. I need help finding a screen protector :(

16. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You must be praying hard enough for the both of us, because I've never used any screen protector on either my S7 Edge (still in use, gave it to my son) or my current Note 8. Neither has had a single scratch or crack. Just the other day I accidentally pulled my Note 8 off a corner table I'd set it on. As I reached for something else, I accidentally hit the headphone cord and it fell about 3 feet into a hard floor face down. Made a really loud thud, and I thought I'd finally cracked my first screen. But, no, it survived untouched.

24. sentinel336

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

My S7 edge fell from waist height onto a wooden racquetball court and landed face-down with a case - it shattered the screen. The S7 edge has been the most fragile phone I've ever owned and the only one where I've cracked the screen - 3 different times on three different S7 edges.

28. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Still trying to hard.

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

There have no function at all. Makes it harder to find a decent screen protector..

5. j_grouchy

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

"No function at all"? They do...though not really a NECESSARY function.

15. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

they don't.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They do. They've demonstrated the functions. If you don't find the function important, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. They also serve an unadvertised function - making the phone easier to hold despite its size.

26. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Uh no. They jack up the aspect ratio so that apps and sometimes video dont fit full screen.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, they don't. Never once, in hundreds of hours of watching video (maybe thousands) on my S7 Edge or Note 8 have I had any issues.

53. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

In my experience the edges make it awkward to hold especially during games and watching videos. Typing was ok as long as i was using 2 hands. With 1 handed use the s6e and s7e where difficult because of the thinness and edges. But with a case it was doable.

51. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

They do: they produce glare and distort the content at the edges of the display.

7. Sunbae-min

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Wow, a poll in which anti-Samsung activists and paid Sony trolls are eligible to vote. I'm so surprised (NOT)! Sale number of the Galaxy curved line products will tell this considering topic is totally nothing, but just a coup of tech community.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Galaxy sales have been decreasing rapidly since 2014, curved screen or no.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gotta have my Note bro. Its not for everyone, but I love em.

12. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You might want to think about making a bigger tin foil hat....

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

All the Samsung activists were welcome to join the poll also... So I guess they are getting tired of the gimmick edge too.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not really. I voted for a flat screen version, because I think choice is better for the consumer. Not because I'm tired of the curve. (I reality, I don't really care much one way or the other, they're equally useful)

21. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

are you really out of options? really you can not find anything else than curve screens? Look at Nokia, LG and other solid brands for Android.. as well as Apple when you live in IOS ecosystem... plenty of options out there when you really want to buy a flat screen. For me.. I have a curved screen and I consider useful feature.. plus I don't have this option in many devices.. especially when I don't want a Huawei..

32. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Those devices don't have half the features Samsung flagships have. I can't get a flat screen phone with an S-Pen, which doesn't matter to me but it does to some.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

S-Pen addict here. I can attest lol. Right now, I just can’t see myself having anything other than a note as my daily driver. Its just far too good, versatile, and beautiful.

48. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree with that. I do so much with it every day. I just can't see going without it.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. I use mine all the time. Gotta have it.

46. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

sure they have. Powerful cpu, enough memory and some comes with vanilla Android. Funny how you are talking about issues with features which personally don't use. :)) Why you have to speak for others? I have S-Pen and curve screen.. everything is perfect. was hard to find such device since market is narrow. Are much morr flat screens than curve screens on market.

40. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3150; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why does it have to be only Samsung activists? I currently have the S8+, have owned the S7 Edge and S6 Edge+. But I also owned a BlackBerry Priv which had the curved display and the "Productivity Edge". Samsung's not the only game in town for curved displays so chill out with the whole "activist" thing. Besides looking good, they're great for handling - but I still voted for flat screens because not everybody likes them. They're certainly not gimmicky, you just don't like them and that's cool too.

27. sentinel336

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Samsung fan here, I voted in the poll, and I want a flat screen again!!! I wish the S9 active came out alongside the S9 and not several months later!!!

9. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

the thing is, I am having s7 edge and what I have noticed is a GAP on the sides of edges after over an year of usage. Never dropped my phone ever. does not even have a scratch.I am annoyed how come the gap appear automatically.? Edge screens are getting annoying now. Moreover I could not find any single screen protector that stays for long on that edge display. Samsung needs to work on Battery as well, I still am facing the battery draining issue and have not installed any heavy applications or even games. I have therefore decided to finally get rid of samsung forever and going to buy Nokia flagship or Huawei p20 pro for sure.

13. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

You cannot even put the headline in order to reflect the poll! To me, looks like curves are cool, according with the poll. so what are you talking about? Plus.. as per gsmarena, Apple works at a curve screen and release in few years.. look forward to see how curves will be cool again. :)) So many jokers around... I mean guys, the market for curved screen is that small and you still consider that an issue? what exactly stops you to buy a flat screen? Why to not have options, alternatives? Why to blindly follow a shape or a brand like robots!?

47. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"You cannot even put the headline in order to reflect the poll! To me, looks like curves are cool, according with the poll. so what are you talking about?" Well if you look at percentages then over 70% voted against curves and less than 30% voted for.

20. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Flat screens are much better !

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