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Has the thinning of the bezel gone too far?

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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
20.47%
Nope! We should go thinner!
39.03%
I guess manufacturers need to make some adjustments, these things are becoming hard to hold
24.54%
Yes, way too thin. I am / planning on sticking with manufacturers that still have a nice, comfy bezel
15.96%

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