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

Our Phone Finder tool reveals only a handful of popular phones with ~80% screen-to-body ratio or larger

Our Phone Finder tool reveals only a handful of popular phones with ~80% screen-to-body ratio or larger

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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posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:06 8

1. PenTiltoKet (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 May 2016)


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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:14 6

5. abdoualgeria (Posts: 846; Member since: 27 Jul 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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:34 7

8. combatmedic870 (Posts: 948; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


What about sharps phones??

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 12:19 6

17. Hatshipuh (Posts: 143; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Yeah I wonder, since they made it on a PA list few years back...
https://www.phonearena.com/news/The-worlds-most-and-least-compact-flagships-relative-to-their-screen-size_id54487

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:44 9

9. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 597; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


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

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 09:13

55. PenTiltoKet (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 May 2016)


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

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 09:40 1

56. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 597; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


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

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 15:17 1

57. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 402; Member since: 11 May 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

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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

posted on 09 Jul 2017, 06:09 1

58. PenTiltoKet (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 May 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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 15:04

35. Cat97 (Posts: 417; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 15:18 1

36. cnour (Posts: 1647; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Your comment is the definition of stupidity.

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 00:02 1

48. NoToFanboys (Posts: 3149; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 05:31

51. Michigan (Posts: 166; Member since: 19 Nov 2016)


your post is definition of stupidity, well corrected?

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 05:31

52. Michigan (Posts: 166; Member since: 19 Nov 2016)


your post is definition of stupidity, well corrected?36

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 05:32

53. Michigan (Posts: 166; Member since: 19 Nov 2016)


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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:09 23

2. haruken (Posts: 145; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:11

3. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 215; Member since: 13 Feb 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...

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 12:38

20. PenTiltoKet (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 May 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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:11 13

4. Lumbergh (Posts: 358; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Bezel with blazing performance > Laggy, bezel-less S8

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:21 20

6. abdoualgeria (Posts: 846; Member since: 27 Jul 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 )

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:25 19

7. baldilocks (Posts: 849; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 16:32 2

39. LionStone (Posts: 861; Member since: 10 Dec 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.

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 20:20 2

44. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 08:38

54. ebilcake (Posts: 974; Member since: 16 Jul 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.

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 23:52

47. cocoy (Posts: 73; Member since: 30 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 00:03

49. NoToFanboys (Posts: 3149; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:46

10. supracer (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


And you forgot the Nubia z17.....

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:47

11. Lumberjack (Posts: 258; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Tell me... ( honestly)

How many unwanted touches on screen daily?

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 11:48 7

12. baldilocks (Posts: 849; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


No more than any other phone.

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 12:47 3

22. Macready (Posts: 1537; Member since: 08 Dec 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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