Has the thinning of the bezel gone too far?


This year, smartphone manufacturers have finally won the war against the bezel. The Galaxy S8, the Note 8, the LG G6 and V20, the iPhone X, and a whole ton of smaller name manufacturer phones are coming out with an all-display front that looks a lot like what concept designers dreamed of back in 2012.

Well, the future is here — we have phones that are, if not bezel-less, then extremely thin on the frame. And... they are not all that great to handle, are they? It takes just a few seconds for a user that has no experience with Samsung's Galaxy S8 to ask "Wait, how do I hold this?" once they grab Sammy's 2017 flagship.

Is this a bad thing or a good thing? Well, that's what we wanted to ask you – did the war on the bezel go too far? Maybe software developers need to take a long, deep thinking session on how to battle accidental touches? Maybe hardware manufacturers need to think about how a device that doesn't have a nice, thick frame to grab is easier to drop? What's your opinion?

Have bezels become too thin for comfort?

What? Sorry, I always use a case, no idea
Nope! We should go thinner!
I guess manufacturers need to make some adjustments, these things are becoming hard to hold
Yes, way too thin. I am / planning on sticking with manufacturers that still have a nice, comfy bezel

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