Last week’s poll summary: Out of over 6,100 total votes, 46.2% of voters said they’d choose the HTC U11 Plus over the Google Pixel 2 XL, while 35.6% said they’d rather choose the Pixel 2 XL. 9.6% said they wouldn’t buy either device, and 8.7% of voters are still undecided.

2017 has ushered in quite a few firsts in the smartphone world, perhaps the most notable of which being the 18:9 smartphone display. The LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus were the first phones to feature 18:9 displays (technically 18.5:9 in Samsung’s case), and many other companies have followed suit.

However, a handful of devices have been announced this year that have the more “traditional” 16:9 aspect ratio displays, like the HTC U11, OnePlus 5, and even Google’s own Pixel 2.

See also: What is the LG G6’s 18:9 aspect ratio all about? – Gary explains

What are the benefits of 18:9 displays? Probably the biggest benefit of the new aspect ratio is the fact that your phone can have a large screen (at the diagonal) without being unwieldy in the hand. Also, more and more TV shows and movies are being recorded in 18:9, such as Jurassic World, House of Cards, Stranger Things. Our own Gary Sims does a great job at explaining aspect ratios in this article if you’d like a more detailed explanation.

Do you prefer one over the other? After owning the HTC U11 and Pixel 2 XL, I’m a fan of taller/skinnier (18:9) displays. I’m sure there are some folks who prefer short and squat 16:9 displays though. Be sure to cast your vote in the poll attached below, and speak up in the comments if there’s anything you’d like to add.

Jimmy Westenberg

Lover of all things Android, Star Wars, dogs, coffee, and music.