Bezel-less revolution!? There are only 5 phones on that shortlist

With all the excitement how we have been ushered in the era of the bezel-less phone and the "all-screen" or "edge-to-edge" revolution is upon us, one can't help but wonder what are they missing. It's like those manufacturers that proclaimed their phones to be bezel-less on account of the thin side frames, conveniently omitting the top and bottom bezels that could serve as landing strips for miniature drones.

Thankfully, these marketing tricks we have put behind us, but when we dug deeper in our phone database, we could only find popular phones with 80% or higher screen-to-body ratio that you could count on one hand. This percentage is arguably the cutoff for a phone to be perceived with negligible amounts of bezel at the front around the display. There is no escaping the irony that in the bezel-less era there is a paucity of such phones you can actually get or are at least announced. 

Granted, with the rumored "all-screen" iPhone 8 and the Mate 10, chances are that the equation might change, but for now here are the only popular handsets you can get with high enough screen-to-body ratio to be grudgingly called bezel-less.

 

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58 Comments

1. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

And.... Apple is not on the list. I think the era of johny ivy / iphone is over

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Even the iphone 8 will not have more than 80% screen to body ratio since it will be covered by a 4 mm thick bezel

8. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

What about sharps phones??

17. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1079; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Well the list is for released phones, until the iPhone 8 is officially announced it can't be guaranteed to be "bezel-less"

55. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

If its releases... It just mean apple copy samsung. Johny ivy is a fake

56. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1079; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

considering the i8 is going to be like 50% Samsung parts, it's not really copying

57. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

re: 55. PenTiltoKet (Posts: 392; Member since: 18 May 2016) If its releases... It just mean apple copy samsung. Johny ivy is a fake ========================= apple been stealing other peoples ideas to implement on the iphone... and apple and iphonies will tell everyone that apple did it first...if not that, then they say apple did it better LOL

58. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Agree with you. And so far apple manage to fool their follower because apple manage to hide the technology they steal. But apple wont get away with copying bezzeless with curve that already identic with samsung. This time... Apple screwed

35. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Of course it is not. It is just a rumor at this point.

36. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Your comment is the definition of stupidity.

48. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not that I agree with him, but that can also be said to most of your comments.

51. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

your post is definition of stupidity, well corrected?

52. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

your post is definition of stupidity, well corrected?36

53. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

your post is definition of stupidity, well corrected?#36

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I'm surprised you guys didn't put some fanmade iPhone 8 render on the list.

3. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I think this is a build up to the iphone 8. if apple goes and releases a bezel less iphone you bet phonearena will go gaga for years to come...

20. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Perhaps PA thinks this time johny ivy can't claim it first with the design (compared to iphone copying LG chocolate). So, johny refuse to copy because he has big ego

4. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Bezel with blazing performance > Laggy, bezel-less S8

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

My s8 didnt lag since day one .... Its true the s8 isnt fluid as one plus 5 but it doesn't lag ..... Whats funny is that my iphone 6s lags 2 to 3 times a day after ios 10 update ( if you dont believe me , take a look at the number of 'iphone slow' in google search after every major ios update )

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I have the Exynos S8. No lag, no stutter. Just as smooth as my Pixel XL.

39. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Oh thanks guys for your input, but just because you don't think yours does at the moment, doesn't mean that Samsung does not have known issues with their software.

44. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

lol that goes for all brands, not just Samsung right Lion?

54. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I've just gone from a OnePlus 3 to a Galaxy S8 Plus. There is no lag and everything is fast and smooth. Outside of those silly speedtests there really isn't any difference.

47. cocoy

Posts: 460; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Laggy? According to you who have never tried to use samsung after S7. Another blind fanboy.

49. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I wonder what did that S8 do to you or your family to induce that much hate.

10. supracer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

And you forgot the Nubia z17.....

11. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Tell me... ( honestly) How many unwanted touches on screen daily?

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

No more than any other phone.

22. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The first week about 1 or 2 per day (my first Edge phone). Currently none, no unwanted touches anymore. I would never go back.

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