2020-05-14

Don’t work hard on the curved screen, it’s really not easy to use

By zac

In today’s large-screen homogenization of mobile phones, the quality of a product is reflected in the screen to a large extent. Your screen has high resolution, good color, and high refresh rate. This represents a quasi flagship Products, if the screen is not good enough, no amount of black technology is useless. Although Huawei ’s P30 Pro was equipped with perverted lens modules and photosensitive elements in early 2019, it was criticized by many digital users because of the screen.

I do n’t know when to start, the curved screen has become a competing product of Android mobile phone manufacturers. It seems that your mobile phone does not deserve to be called a flagship without a curved screen. The curved screen is not finished. The early curved screen mobile phone system made the screen 2.5D, which makes users seem to get a “bigger” screen, but the curved screen of machines such as vivo NEX 3 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro is even more. Too much, and even came up with the name “waterfall screen”. But for me, the curved screen has no practical value except for its good looks.

Then let me talk about the three sins of the curved screen mobile phone:

1. Intolerance

The good and bad anti-fall performance of large-screen mobile phones depends largely on whether the metal frame can play a good supporting role when the mobile phone hits the ground. The larger bending angle of the screen undoubtedly invades the size and structure of the metal frame, and the anti-fall performance can be imagined.

In particular, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, which has an anti-human design that cancels the volume key, actually has some functions on the edge of the curved screen. The operation takes a long time to learn. Not to mention, third-party manufacturers have to expose the side when they come out of the protective shell For the side part, unless you use a protective shell of a military brand like Margate, it will hardly give any practical protection to the side screen.

The large arc of the screen also makes the tempered glass mobile phone film that has just replaced the soft film lose its market position, and the soft film gradually returns to the market. But to be honest, in order to match the corners of the curved screen, the soft film becomes softer than before. When it is soft enough to press hard with a nail, an irreparable dent will appear. I really do n’t trust this mobile phone film. What is the actual protective effect when my mobile phone is in close contact with the ground?

2. Brainless manufacturers follow suit

If a mobile phone manufacturer such as Samsung has always used a curved screen, it is a design language for its own products. I can still accept it. Unfortunately, more and more manufacturers have no choice to follow this type of design, from vivo’s Xplay5 to Huawei Mate 20Pro, and even OnePlus 7Pro, to Xiaomi CC 9Pro and Xiaomi 10 just released. Will learn in a short time. In order to increase the user experience, Samsung ’s S20 series has further reduced the curved border of the screen, and “degraded” into an upgraded version similar to the iPhone 2.5D glass. Many domestic mobile phone manufacturers only because of the curved screen “more “Good-looking” forced her to insist on this so-called curved screen.

In this regard, Google’s “big brother” can be described as a broken heart. Android 11 has updated a special UI optimization for curved screen mobile phones, extended the cutout API, and added a DisplayCutout area to mark the screen curved part. After updating the application with the new API, the application can choose to avoid placing content in this area.

For example, in the early days of the launch of OnePlus 7Pro, it claims to be the world ’s first 90Hz QHD + Fluid AMOLED fluid screen. I admit that this Samsung ’s first sensory screen is very good, and it has also received an A + rating from DisplayMate, but I would like to ask Why must it be curved?

OnePlus has been loved by professional players at home and abroad for closer to the Android native operating system, which means that it does not really do too much optimization on the system for the curved screen that is not on the Pixel. In the process of using, because this screen is too perfect, OnePlus hid the front camera in a lifting structure inside the fuselage, and on this basis, it was equipped with a large battery to ensure battery life, which caused this machine to become It is thick and heavy, and the relatively low-end version of OnePlus 7 can only rely on cost performance to Xu Yin users because of the large difference in screen quality. Until the replacement version of OnePlus 7T was listed, it only saved some face in the media.

3. Backward use experience

As mentioned earlier, Huawei Mate 30 Pro radically canceled the side screen volume button and adopted the method of activating virtual buttons on the side of the dual-machine screen. For me, there is nothing innovative. It may just be a cover-up that can give users a refreshing feeling, but in the actual experience, I think everyone will miss the physical volume button.

If you really want to remove the physical volume button, you can use the metal frame to touch it. The capacitive shoulder keys of Asus gaming phones and iQOO Pro, and the squeeze phone frame of Google Pxiel have all realized the virtual buttons of metal and plastic frames. Function, why do you have to make these bells and whistles on the screen? When I first got the Mate30 Pro, I studied the side volume key wake up and studied it for two full minutes. After getting used to it, it did not give me a better feeling than the physical button. Not only that, but it will also make you secretly brush short videos in the company but forget to turn off the volume for a moment and feel at a loss. You do n’t remember to double-click.

Mistouch is a common problem. In the era of the Samsung S6 edge, I once said: “This phone is a nightmare to use in bed.” The curved screen has really no bright spots other than causing trouble in more time. Swiping Weibo on the bed, the screen is uncontrollable, and the accidental slide back seems to be laughing at the mobile phone. I am a fool. Many mobile phone manufacturers now choose to position the side screen to make the touch less sensitive. Use To prevent accidental touch when holding, but it also caused another problem, that is, when I want to touch it, it does not respond …

The last point is that not all third-party apps can determine whether your phone is a curved screen, which leads me to watch movies, social media applications such as Weibo, and some screens and UI It is presented on a curved screen. For example, when I used the Sogou input method in the early days, only half of the two buttons Q and P could be touched, and the other half were on the side screen. This is a very bad experience. Although the screen looks bigger without the bezel, the area I can actually control is smaller. For this, there is an option in the mobile phone system similar to Huawei to decide whether the application can be displayed on the side screen. This is like the question of whether the Liu Haier screen should be displayed. Why not?

Having said that so many curved screens are not good, why do major mobile phone manufacturers continue to develop and produce curved screen products? In my opinion, it may be based on two considerations:

1. The current large-screen mobile phones, homogenization is too serious, 80% of mobile phone manufacturers use Qualcomm processors, Sony lens modules, and Samsung mobile phone screens, then pick the best from the supplier’s product line The assembly has become an inevitable process.

In addition, the screen is large enough, so there are fewer and fewer points that mobile phone manufacturers can design on the machine. After the mobile phone “full screen”, there are no borders for manufacturers to reduce, except for Xiaomi MIX Alpha and other frustrated products In addition, I see now only the screen is where the holes are made, how the cameras are arranged and what color is used for the back shell.

That’s why one plus and vivo put a lift camera can cause so many people cheer, because I haven’t seen it. This is the homogenization of large-screen mobile phones today. The lifting camera is no less than Nokia ’s introduction of a 3250 capable of “twisting the waist” and a long N93i like DV. The cover camera cannot be the standard of all mobile phone manufacturers, and the curved screen has a relatively small impact on the internal design structure of a product, and the gimmick is larger, so it can be popular today.

2. Although the curved screen is not drop-resistant, mobile phone manufacturers are estimated to be happy to see that your phone is not drop-resistant, otherwise who will I sell two flagships a year? The price of smart phones is getting higher and higher, and mobile phones are becoming more and more resistant to fall and more and more difficult to repair. Isn’t it a major reason for you to upgrade? A mobile phone at the current stage, when you buy it at 4,5000, the screen will be repaired when the screen is broken. The result is that the current price of the mobile phone may be 2,000 even if the screen is not broken. It is not good to change your new phone after thinking about it ?

If the mobile phone screen is more and more curved is what manufacturers are pursuing, it is obviously not a good thing for us on the consumer side. There are many directions for mobile phone innovation, don’t work hard on this narrow border.