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screen off center?


Sep 5, 2008, 3:45 PM
great idea for an affordable qwerty phone but is it just me or is the screen off center with the rest of the phone?
Rich Brome

Sep 5, 2008, 8:57 PM
It is. Most LCD modules have one edge that sticks out more, where the connector attaches. Typically it's on a smaller end. In the more-common portrait orientation, that's not a problem. In landscape orientation, it can be an issue.

On higher-end phones, they can use a special LCD that has thin borders or a different configuration.

But on more price-sensitive phones like this, they have to use an off-the-shelf LCD module designed for a regular phone. It pretty much has to be off-center to fit.

Here's another example:

https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=672 »

Dec 19, 2008, 7:44 PM
The off-centeredness has no effect whatever on the use of the phone. I don't even notice anymore. It's actually a benefit if you are right handed because you hold the phone in your right hand with your thumb on the side of the screen. The little extra room (in the margin) because the screen is off-centered means your thumb has more room and doesn't block the screen.

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