aye...I get that. long n skinny isn't as good as long and wide.Screen size is 'bigger' but not really. The 18:9 (or wider) aspect ratio makes them longer in inches but not really in surface area.
My last phone had a 6.4" 16:9 screen. Current phone has a 6.9" 18:9 screen. The current phone screen is every so slighly longer. However it replaced hardware buttons w/ the onscreen soft buttons. So it actually has less screen.
IMO they really need to start stating a screens since in surface area. Not how many inches it is.