Just when you thought smartphone screens couldn’t get any bigger, Infinity screens arrived. We break down what an Infinity screen is, why it’s better and if you should consider upgrading to a phone that has one.

Standard vs. Infinity.

Let’s start by understanding the difference between a standard smartphone screen and an Infinity screen.

Smartphones have a ‘bezel’ (this is just a fancy word for a frame) around the screen which forms part of the phone’s body. A standard smartphone gives up a lot of screen space at the top and bottom where the home button and earphone piece usually sit.

A phone with an Infinity screen has very little bezel area so that the usable screen space is as large as possible. Giving you a more immersive experience and more screen space to enjoy.

The bezel area at the top and bottom of the iPhone 8 and S7 Edge mean less screen space.  The iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 maximize screen space by not having a home button, as well as a much narrower bezel on the top and sides.

Full-screen display

This is where it gets a little bit technical. Infinity phones have an 18.5:9 aspect ratio instead of the more standard 16:9. This refers to the dimensions (height and width). So basically, this means a taller screen with slimmer bezels all around.

Ok, but what does that mean for you?

  • A bigger screen without having a bigger phone.
  • Less scrolling. You can see more content on a longer screen.
  • Better for watching. 18.5:9 is close to being a universal aspect ratio for different types of video. Which means you can watch movies and series in the size they were created.

Is an Infinity screen more expensive?

The short answer is no. Not always. With Infinity going mainstream, there is a big selection of phones from top end devices to more affordable options available.More screen less phone. Affordable smartphones with Infinity screens are available from hi in store or online at www.hi-online.co.zaShop more hi top picks for Infinity screen phones here