By Anton D. Nagy | October 28, 2013 8:41 AM
Two smartphones with curved displays have been unleashed upon us recently and, while they both have the curved attribute in common for their displays, they are very different in execution and overall philosophy. First there was the Samsung Galaxy Round, a powerful smartphone with a curved screen, from side to side, horizontally. Samsung implemented some software bits that take advantage of the phone “rocking” to the sides, but we won’t go into specific software and hardware specs details.
On the other hand, we have the newcomer, the LG G Flex, which also has a curved screen, but this time, opposed to the one above, has it curved from top to bottom, vertically. LG claims it improves voice call quality and delivers better ergonomics.
Which one would you prefer? A horizontally or vertically curved screen? Main advantages of the Galaxy Round’s curve is that it makes one handed usability easier, due to the slight curve; the user is reaching easier to the opposite corner of the screen, which, because of the curve, is now closer to your fingertips. The pros of the G Flex, aside from the advertised “IMAX”-like experience when used in landscape, is that it follows the contour of your face.
Let us know, which one would you get, and why?