LeTV executive backs up his claim about the LeTV Max's bezels by posting a comparison photo

LeTV executive backs up his claim about the LeTV Max's bezels by posting a comparison photo
Has the whole world started focusing on bezels? All of a sudden we are seeing claims from manufacturers like Oppo, ZTE, LeTV and others stating that their handsets appear bezel-less. Some of the phones that look bezel-less are actually sporting a razor-thin border around the edges of the screen. The other day, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took a run at LeTV saying that if thin black borders equal a bezel-less display, than even the Xiaomi Mi Note should be considered free of bezels.

But that comment seems to have offended LeTV's COO Liang Jun. Mr. Liang posted on Chinese social media site Weibo that the suspension glass used by LeTV makes sure that the bezels on its handsets are razor sharp. Pulling out a trusty ruler, the executive measured the bezels on the LeTV Max and compared them to the bezels on the Xiaomi Mi Note. The bottom line is that LeTV's premium handset carries bezels measuring 1.6mm. That is nearly half the size of the 3.1mm bezels found on the Mi Note.

Is LeTV's COO is willing to put his money where his mouth is? Mr. Liang posted a challenge saying that if someone can find a narrower bezel than the 1.6mm border found on the LeTV Max, on a QHD screen, that person will be awarded $1 million by LeTV. Before you start making Xerox copies of the ZTE Nubia Z9, we have one thing to say. BUZZ! Sorry, but that phone carries a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 

LeTV posted a list showing the bezel size of some handsets, including the 1.6mm LeTV Max. The Meizu MX4 Pro weighs in with bezels measuring 2.4mm and the borders on the Huawei Ascend Mate7 measure 2.9mm. The Samsung Galaxy S6 carries 3.5mm bezels, the HTC One M9 sports bezels that measure 3.8mm and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus bezels measure 4.6mm.


source: Weibo (LaingJun) via GizmoChina

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17 Comments

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Isn't Galaxy S6 edge bezeless and QHD? :/ Love this phone BTW. :)

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

It's not bezelless, it's just bent.

12. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

gotta agree with you there...this phone is awesome. I would have ordered one if it didn't have SD 810 on board :(

13. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

SD 810 in the S6 Edge?!

14. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

S6 Edge is not running S810. Thanks it is not.

15. archit6371

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

What a troll you are! As if you were really going to buy S6 Edge. If you were then you must have known S6 doesn't come with SD 810.. LOL troll!

2. samsboy unregistered

who says China isn't making good phones? If I were in China, I would be rocking this phone on the day of launch.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they even make iPhone :-/

3. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Everyone claim their [s]hit is bezeless... Guess they forgot the top and bottom.

7. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Top and bottom is important when there's physical features such as front facing speakers. There my friend is where Sharp AQUOS Crystal's Achilles heel is at, svelte hot or not.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

LeTV might wanna change it's name.. I always thought it's a TV brand rather than a phone brand :/

16. ZetZet

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

You mean like LG, Samsung, Sony?

17. youling

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

LeTV is a video service provider in China,also make cell phone.

5. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

iphone 6 with 4.6mm bezel thats just bezelicious

6. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Point taken. Then again all of this bezels dick measuring at the end of the day amounts to squat when we throw OS ver/firmware/apps not to mention GPL compliance into the loop where both LeTV and Xiaomi are about just at the same levels save maybe Mi better by a hair. Brag about how your phone looks "beautiful" all day every day it's fine. Just don't come in here and cry when you're stuck on that same code 6-8 months later...

9. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

All this dick wagging at each other seems childish to me. For me, the bottom line is whether or not the phone is good or bad. Which phone has the better camera? Which phone has the better processor? The better UI? The better user experience? These are more important to than "how cool it looks".

10. VSN24

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Actually the side bezel on the Xiaomi mi note is 3.3 mm (same as on the Samsung galaxy s6 edge) as this phone is 77.6 mm in width while a 5.7 inch screen panel has a width of 71 mm.

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