Weekly poll: What is the best screen aspect ratio?

November 12th, 2017   decode   news

A couple of weeks ago, we detailed the history of aspect ratios, now we want to hear what you think. Is 16:9 the golden mean, suitable for both apps and multimedia? Or are you on board with 18:9?

16:9 is currently the dominant aspect – on phones, computer monitors, TVs. That in turn means most videos come in 16:9, certainly when it comes to TV shows and YouTube videos. Anything else leads to a blank area, be it pillar-boxing or letter-boxing.

Games benefit from a wider screen, it essentially creates a wider field of view for the player. The taller screens also allows app designers to be…

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