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Letterboxing with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

I have been very critical of the iPhone X with the letterboxing that seems to be used and not used in the past two months.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 has this problem with movies/videos, games, and YouTube. Plus the Samsung stock launcher has an area that cannot be used for icons or widgets. I was not really expecting this. All of this makes the 6.3″ screen into a 5.3″ screen while in landscape mode.  This should not be so.   -1 towards the Note8!

With the Samsung stock launcher they could of made that wasted space usable since Nova Lanucher can. In the video player and YouTube you can set an option to zoom is, but why should you have to?  The game is just laziness of the developer not to support anything larger than 5″ screen.

The limitations of the iPhone X are starting to not look like limitations any longer. Every smartphone has these same struggles.

Note8 letterboxing on South Park game losing 1" of screen

Note8 letter-boxing on South Park game losing 1" of screen

Note8 letterboxing with Tron Legacy video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 letter-boxing with Tron Legacy video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 letterboxing with Youtube video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 letter-boxing with Youtube video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 default launcher with an area you cannot place anything.

Note8 default launcher with an area you cannot place anything.

 

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