Apple iPhone X display: how big is it, really?

September 14th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The Apple iPhone X has a 5.8″ screen… except it doesn’t. You can see on the official site that the 5.8″ measurement is for a rectangular screen while the X has rounded corners. But that’s a minor quibble, the bigger issue is that there’s a cutout at the top of the screen, which limits the usable area.

The aspect ratio of the new Super Retina Display is 19.5:9, wider than even Samsung‘s 18.5:9 (LG and Xiaomi use 18:9). But again, the cutout means you get a small screen that you can practically use.

In fact, ignoring the top portion leaves a screen that’s just about 18.5:9 in aspect…

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