Curved displays have become increasingly popular in recent years, but they are not without their drawbacks. However, as consumers chase after the latest trends, it’s crucial to consider whether these curved displays truly live up to the hype or if they might just be a case of style over substance.
Glare on Edges
Curved displays are more prone to glare than flat displays. This is because the curved surface reflects light from all angles, making it difficult to see the screen in bright environments.
Curved displays can cause image distortion, especially at the edges of the screen. This can be distracting and make it difficult to focus on the content.
Increased risk of breakage
Curved displays are more likely to break than flat displays. This is because they are more fragile and more difficult to repair.
Limited compatibility with Screen Protectors
It can be a pain to find Screen Protectors which fit well on curved displays. Because glass cannot stick to curved screens, it will never fully adhere and it won’t stick. So that’s why most glass screen protectors with a curved screen only stick around the black borders of the screen protector, and it doesn’t fully adhere to the surface of the glass on the screen.
It is important to note that Apple which cares about user experience have never opted for curved displays. Overall, curved displays have more drawbacks than benefits. We hope that the trend of curved displays which had died down in 2021-2022 but has caught again in 2023 declines again. If you are looking for a new display, I recommend choosing a flat display over a curved one.