1. Ruined's Avatar
    Well, here is an interesting question: What will the most supported aspect ratio for WP8 - 15:9 or 16:9?

    For reference, most Nokia WP8 phones are 15:9. All the other brands are 16:9.

    The difference is that the 16:9 phones currently have small black bars on the side when running many third-party apps which are mostly 15:9 currently as that was WP7's aspect - as well as the aspect of the popular Nokia phones.

    However, if 16:9 becomes the standard going forward, the tables could turn and you could see 15:9 phones with black bars on top/bottom when running 16:9 apps.

    The bars are much preferable to stretching, but the question remains - is the WP8 standard going to be 15:9, 16:9 - or simply both? Thoughts?
    12-09-2012 04:43 PM
  2. brmiller1976's Avatar
    If they code properly, there shouldn't be any "aspect ratio" problems, regardless of handset.

    All the problems with apps today are due to poor coding. Sort of the same problems from the late 1980s and early 1990s when Atari STs, Amigas and PCs were going to new high resolutions every few years and old apps didn't scale correctly. That forced resolution-independent coding, and today we're all better off for it.
    12-09-2012 04:52 PM

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