1. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    If Apple ever makes a curved screen, I hope they implement it differently than Samsung. I played around with the S8+ at Best Buy yesterday. It's a beautiful phone, but I can't get past that curved display. I hate the screen distortion it causes. I'm sure I'd get used to it, but I find it distracting more than anything else. It doesn't seem to serve any purpose other than making it initially attractive.

    Does anyone want a curved display? Any practical purpose for it?
    05-08-2017 08:32 AM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Samsung uses it for side menus and notifications unless you turn it off so it does have useful applications. The problem with Samsung's curved phone screens is that they curve immediately and sharply at the end instead of being a full gently curving display, which would look nicer. If it's done right I don't mind if Apple does it.
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    05-08-2017 08:39 AM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    As long as the phone works, I don't care if the screen is curved or not.
    05-08-2017 08:45 AM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    I especially hate the glare from lighting you get at the curves...very annoying
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    05-08-2017 08:46 AM
  5. Quis89's Avatar
    Maybe I'm not looking hard enough but I honestly don't know what distortion you guys are talking about in regards to the Samsung devices. My brother has it and loves it. I've played around with it and didn't notice any screen issues or distortion. Where specifically are we talking?
    05-08-2017 08:58 AM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    Does having a curved screen add any functional benefits? Well the Blackberry Priv uses the curve on the side for the battery charging indicator and for the productivity tab. It's also a nice feeling when scrolling up and down to feel the bent glass under your fingers.

    I quite like curves on the screen. Makes the device look very appealing. A device I like looking at, is something I will continue to buy.

    Will Apple have a curved display? I'm going to say no. I think they will focus more on giving the customers less bezels but keeping a flat display with top quality colour reproduction and more practical improvements.
    05-08-2017 09:31 AM
  7. Retinella's Avatar
    My S8+ has a curved display and you're right, I don't like it. There's a distracting pink hue on both edges and it functionally doesn't work. It's just there for looks. I don't use the edge apps or edge lighting. I prefer flat screen phones and I hope the next iPhone has a flat screen.
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    05-08-2017 09:48 AM
  8. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    Maybe I'm not looking hard enough but I honestly don't know what distortion you guys are talking about in regards to the Samsung devices. My brother has it and loves it. I've played around with it and didn't notice any screen issues or distortion. Where specifically are we talking?
    I tried finding an image to show what I noticed, but it's not as noticeable in pictures as much as in person. You've used it yourself, so it's completely a personal preference (and may seem like I'm nitpicking). What I don't like is that some of the icons, images, and occasionally a bit of text "roll" over the screen creating the distortion to which I'm referring. The extra edge functions seem like they could work just as well on a flat screen. And then there's the added struggle with finding cases and screen protectors that work well. (I'm by no means a Samsung hater or Apple fanboy--but I guess I am a curved screen hater.)
    05-08-2017 10:43 AM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    I was a fan of the curved display on the Samsung TVs but not sure I would like one on my iPhone
    05-08-2017 11:59 AM
  10. muckle_dabuckle's Avatar
    I really dislike the curved displays. It causes distortion and glare at the curve. I've seen complaints from people who watch movies with subtitles that the subtitles sit right on the curve making them hard to read. The screen is more likely to break when dropped on the side and screen protectors more likely to peel off. It also adds zero functionality being you can side swipe a flat screen for more features/options.
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    05-08-2017 12:04 PM
  11. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I had it on the Note 7 and I often inadvertently opened apps with my palm or typed incorrect letters while reaching across the screen. I don't need a curved display. It won't be a deal breaker but I just don't think it's necessary.
    05-08-2017 03:56 PM
  12. Jude526's Avatar
    It wasn't that bad on Note 7. I liked that phone a lot. Their mistake made me switch to iOS and not looking back. Good move on my part
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    05-08-2017 06:28 PM
  13. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Absolutely don't want a curved display. Makes screen protectors useless. Just get the bezels down to a respectable level and I'll be happy.
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    05-09-2017 06:59 AM
  14. SugarMouth's Avatar

    Does anyone want a curved display? Any practical purpose for it?
    I don't want a curve any larger than what we have now. The S8's screen is a gimmick.
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    05-09-2017 08:18 AM
  15. pkcable's Avatar
    I don't mind the curved screen, BUT as others have said, it should provide a useful function as Samsung and as the BlackBerry Priv, has done in the past. It should NOT be done purely for aesthetic reasons.
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    05-09-2017 08:58 AM
  16. cwbcpa's Avatar
    It wasn't that bad on Note 7. I liked that phone a lot. Their mistake made me switch to iOS and not looking back. Good move on my part
    I agree. The curve on the Note 7 was done well. I really liked that phone and would probably still have it if not for the battery situation. Like you, I picked up the 7 Plus and have not looked back. I am not going to pretend that I am not interested in the next Note though. I have owned every one of them, but I am also venturing further down the Apple rabbit hole than I ever have. We will see...
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    05-09-2017 09:02 AM
  17. SugarMouth's Avatar
    I agree. The curve on the Note 7 was done well. I really liked that phone and would probably still have it if not for the battery situation. Like you, I picked up the 7 Plus and have not looked back. I am not going to pretend that I am not interested in the next Note though. I have owned every one of them, but I am also venturing further down the Apple rabbit hole than I ever have. We will see...
    Interesting. I have yet to find a Note 7 user that did not love it. I had a Note 2, Note 3 and have a Note 5. The Note series IMO is the best of the Samsung offerings.

    As for iPhone, I think you will notice it just does what it should do. For me the experience is excellent. Apps are more refined on iOS and love touch ID for banking, Starbucks etc... I usually always have two phones, an Android and a iPhone. The iPhone gets used 90% of the time which is the tell tail sign.
    05-09-2017 09:07 AM
  18. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Interesting. I have yet to find a Note 7 user that did not love it. I had a Note 2, Note 3 and have a Note 5. The Note series IMO is the best of the Samsung offerings.

    As for iPhone, I think you will notice it just does what it should do. For me the experience is excellent. Apps are more refined on iOS and love touch ID for banking, Starbucks etc... I usually always have two phones, an Android and a iPhone. The iPhone gets used 90% of the time which is the tell tail sign.
    Agreed. I didn't mention that in addition to having every Note, I have also had every iPhone since the iPhone 4. Overall the app experience is definitely better on iOS and I too, have gotten very used to Touch ID working with so many apps. It's hard to give up those things when considering an android phone...at least for me.
    05-09-2017 09:13 AM
  19. MizWylie's Avatar
    In all honesty, I really only liked the Note Edge with the one curved display. Only because I actually used the side menu for all my most used apps and loved it. It was better on the Note Edge. After that it wasn't really as great as I thought it was functionality wise on the new edge screens
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    05-09-2017 09:39 AM
  20. RHChan84's Avatar
    I just want to see a functional phone. The only thing I would really like to see is LED notifications that allows you to change colors for messages, emails, miss calls, etc. I also wouldn't mind seeing a flat back without the camera jump in favor of a bigger battery. Please don't go to AMOLED. Burn in happens too quick and it sucks to see burn ins. We are at a pint where each phone is minor updates. I've said this years ago and still say it, there's not much more you can do to a phone these days.
    05-09-2017 07:34 PM
  21. bassjo's Avatar
    It wasn't that bad on Note 7. I liked that phone a lot. Their mistake made me switch to iOS and not looking back. Good move on my part
    You're absolutely correct, my Note 7's curved display never caused one moment of issues. Also you hit the nail on the head, I've recently tried the S8+ and while the hardware and the OS felt so familiar to the Note, I've become so accustomed to the caliber of apps available on iOS that I can't switch...
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    05-09-2017 07:50 PM
  22. rsgoldens's Avatar
    I had the S7E for about 4 months. I couldn't find a glass protector that actually worked and the regular one always peeled on the corners. I finally took it off and the screen scratched in my purse after about two days. I traded it in for a Moto Z. I have an iPhone for my personal phone and used Android for my business line. Finally traded the Moto Z in for a 7+ so now I carry two iPhones. I did just pick up a G6 because I can't help myself!
    chezm likes this.
    05-10-2017 07:43 PM
  23. Carjackd's Avatar
    I think my biggest issue when I was using a BlackBerry Priv was the lack of proper fitting tempered Glass or screen protectors. Truthfully, the curved Glass feels really good in your hands tho
    05-10-2017 08:29 PM
  24. Xeneh's Avatar
    If Apple ever makes a curved screen, I hope they implement it differently than Samsung. I played around with the S8+ at Best Buy yesterday. It's a beautiful phone, but I can't get past that curved display. I hate the screen distortion it causes. I'm sure I'd get used to it, but I find it distracting more than anything else. It doesn't seem to serve any purpose other than making it initially attractive.

    Does anyone want a curved display? Any practical purpose for it?
    Damn right. The curves feel awful in my opinion, I hope they stay without them. The phone feels uncomfortable to hold, I had the s6 edge and hated it.
    Matt Manahan likes this.
    05-20-2017 08:25 AM
  25. taife32's Avatar
    I certainly hope they won't put a curved display, just smaller bezels like LG has done.
    Matt Manahan and chezm like this.
    05-20-2017 09:03 AM
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