I picked the S8+ when it came out because of its technical features and Samsung quality in spite of the curved screen. Yes it looks nice, but it makes for having an adequate screen protector virtually impossible.
Instead of a flat display with the ability to have a rock solid glass protector that adheres to the whole surface, we are left with only the ability to use cheap plastic curved protectors that just use a bead of semi sticky adhesive around the edge. The kit bought had 2 in the box (because even the manufacturer knew they were garbage), and they only lasted a month or two each before the glue seam starts to fail and lets in dust under the protector.
I don't blame the protector for this, I blame the curved screen.
I have been without a protector for a while now and I just got my first scratch. At least it's a small one but I'm sure it's the first of many to come throughout the life of this phone.
Now I'm not saying do away with the curve all together. I'm sure there are plenty of people willing to sacrifice function for beauty. But I'm not one of them. With your next round of phones, please give us a flat screen option for those of us who prefer to keep our screens properly protected for a prolonged life.
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Bumping this. We need an option for a phone without curves. You shouldn't have to get a cheap phone just to get one that won't constantly get the screen protector damaged.
agree. I am switching to the Iphone xs Max or the new 11 in the next few weeks. I want a larger phone that is flat and have always loved the appearance and interactiveness of the iphone as well as the accessories. I am willing to give up the beloved stylus at this point because i hate the curved screen. I hate the glare on it and the appearance. I have tried to like it and i just can't. No one asked for a cureved screen and Samsung wants to jam it down our throats so, moving to Apple
i have had to replace my phone a couple times in the past 2 years and i keep replacing it with the Note 5..the last good Note made. No curved screen!!!
On another note, what is the deal that if you hold the phone at the top it darkens the screen..that has caused me so much aggravation.
I hate the curved edge provides nothing for me. I have larger hands and am contantly touching the edges accidently. I tried the glass dome screen protector and it still cracked on the edge. I swear its just so that we have to buy more screens. I remember when samsungs screens used to be strong and never crack and now it seems like they are worse than Iphones. This curved edge is really pushiong me away from Samsung.
I also don't like the curved screen edge... I don't find any benefits to it, all I have experienced, is that for the first time in over 15 years of owning Samsung smartphones, the Note9 that I got in April this year, is the first phone which screen cracked... I used locktite glass superglue to prevent the cracks from spreading but haven't dropped my phone since, so don't know if it will prove to be a good solution. I feel that the rounded edges leave my phone to vulnerable. I now spent over 60 euro on cases for this device, so hopefully my new UAG CASE will keep it from damaging further...
But not a happy customer!
Lol, when you say it darkens the screen when you told it by the top, its cuz you are then covering the proximity sensor which darkens the screen when it senses its covered by your face during phone calls so you don't accidentally press stuff on screen with your face
I HATE CURVED SCREEN!!!!!!!!
i have been loyal to samsung since the note 1,2,3,4,5
i just bought the note 9 and HATE IT!!! RETURNED IT AND BACK ON MY NOTE4 AND5
SAMSUNG WHEN YOU WILL MAKE FLAT SCREEN AND HEADPHONE JACK BIG PHONE LIKE THE NOTE 10 I WILL JUMP ON IT AND HUNDREDS OF PPL I KNOW ALSO