Weekly poll: on-screen buttons on wider screens vs. hardware buttons

May 28th, 2017   decode   news

Have you ever wondered why TVs have a 16:9 aspect ratio? If you want to know the full story, this video does an excellent job of covering it. But that’s trivia now, like it or not, 16:9 screens are the most popular option. Though that ratio gets skewed when phones have on-screen buttons.

True, they do duck out of the way when you’re watching a video (or even just viewing a photo), but physical buttons never get in the way of on-screen content. And they allowed makers to keep the fingerprint reader on the front (which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who you ask).

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