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BANGKOK 17 November 2018 18:51
canuckamuck

Curved screen is it a pro or a con?

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I am looking at two phones currently with similar specs. One of them has the curved screen edges like the fancy Samsung...

From what I have heard the curved screen is more likely to get broken and is way more money to fix. Also How do you get a glass screen protector for one?

I am seriously considered paying 2000 baht more and going for the one without the curved screen.

Any thoughts

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I would go with the normal flat screen for all the reason you mention...but why would a curved one be 2000 baht cheaper ?

 

 

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11 minutes ago, johng said:

I would go with the normal flat screen for all the reason you mention...but why would a curved one be 2000 baht cheaper ?

 

 

They are two different brands Redmi and Umidigi. The Umidigi has the curved screen but it is 2000 cheaper than the the Redmi on the sites I was looking at. I would buy the Umidigi right away, except I am concerned about the screen.

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1 hour ago, KittenKong said:


I tend to go for names I recognise. Never heard of either of those.

Redmi is Xiaomi but I am more interested in curved screen vs flat.

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Which doesn't change the answer in any way.

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I had a Samsung Note 8 with the screen that wraps around the edge of the phone. I would never get another one with the curved edge screen.

 

I dropped it and it shattered both the front and back glass including the underlying screen. The reason I doped it was I was trying to show a taxi driver where I wanted to go on google maps. While I had the map open I kept touching the curved edge of the screen. When I touched the curved edge of the screen the map would move and I would have to recenter it. This caused me to loosen my grip on the phone and opening my hand up more and more. When I got to the point where I wasn't touching the curved edge of the screen, I had loosened my grip and opened my hand so wide, I dropped the phone.

 

Not worth it. I don't see an advantage to the screen which wraps around the edge of the phone. Its just a gimmick!!!

 

Just my experience.......

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3 minutes ago, reallybigken said:

I had a Samsung Note 8 with the screen that wraps around the edge of the phone. I would never get another one with the curved edge screen.

 

I dropped it and it shattered both the front and back glass including the underlying screen. The reason I doped it was I was trying to show a taxi driver where I wanted to go on google maps. While I had the map open I kept touching the curved edge of the screen. When I touched the curved edge of the screen the map would move and I would have to recenter it. This caused me to loosen my grip on the phone and opening my hand up more and more. When I got to the point where I wasn't touching the curved edge of the screen, I had loosened my grip and opened my hand so wide, I dropped the phone.

 

Not worth it. I don't see an advantage to the screen which wraps around the edge of the phone. Its just a gimmick!!!

 

Just my experience.......

Also have the Note 8 - and had to put it in a case to avoid touching the curved sides and to to give it extra protection.  Also the curved edges make it tricky to use the pen and difficult to fit a screen protector.

 

The only small advantage is that videos look good due to the 'edgeless' effect.

 

I see the Note 9 will have a flatter screen.

 

But I'd look at the specs of the two options and not make the curved screen the main decider.

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14 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

Redmi is Xiaomi but I am more interested in curved screen vs flat.

Also looking for a new phone and had settled on the Red mi.

 

However, now decided to wait for the imminent release of the Asus ZenFone pro max 1 which is reported to be better and cheaper. Similar specs, 5.99 screen and rumoured price of 7500 baht.

 

Sold out within 5 minutes of its release in Indonesia so might not be easy to get one.

 

As for the curved screen , feels nice but no other advantages plus all the disadvantages you mention.

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Wouldn’t have a Chinese brand for nothing. Anyone I know who’s had one very quickly switched back to the better brands

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I have the Samsung S8 and do not like the curved screen. Firstly its not easy to find a screen protector that will fit well and stay on, and secondly I keep accidentally touching the edge of the screen and setting off an action that I didn't intend.

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I would say the curved edges would make it more liable to be dropped when held.

If you want to protect your phones buy a case made by spigen . I have the slim armour case for my htc and have dropped it countless times and when drunk on purpose to prove how well it worked !!

So either the case is brilliant or the phone is indestructible . ?

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I have found the curved screen to be a nightmare.

 

My wife has one on her Samsung and it seems difficult to hold the phone without accidentally touching the curved edge.

 

I have a flat screen HTC of a similar size and never touch the screen when I don't want to.

 

You can get screen protectors for curved screens and also phone covers designed to protect the curved part while still allowing access to it.

 

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I have been using Xiaomi phones for the past five years, and they are great. Regarding the other brand, i have never heard of it before, so can't comment.

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2 hours ago, Fairynuff said:

Wouldn’t have a Chinese brand for nothing. Anyone I know who’s had one very quickly switched back to the better brands

Been using Chinese phones for the past 2-3 years. Great price and same specs for a fraction of the price .

Currently got a Ulefone power 3 with a battery that got SOT of 12 hours. None of the big boy can compete with that.

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