Poll results: have bezels gotten too thin?

Poll results: have bezels gotten too thin?

It seems that the war against the bezel has not yet been won. But let us explain what we mean. This year, the Galaxy S8, the Note 8, the LG G6 and V30, 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.

But the future is here, and we can finally place such a device in our hands. 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? Here's how that poll went!

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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26 Comments

1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

So thin you can cut your eyeballs just looking at it.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm not even sure that your comment makes any sense.

19. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Meh...

23. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

The whole article and poll are in favor of Apple iPhone X. Why? Cause it had bezels and when it finally come to market, iphonearena will came out with sentence: the best bezels balanced phone, or sort of..... It is so obvious. Very lame iphonearena ...

2. Landon

Posts: 1229; Member since: May 07, 2015

iPhone X bezels without the notch on the top would be perfect.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

iPhone X is top notch

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

The perfect phone for Minecraft fans? It's more common than you think.

5. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

OMG I'm laughing so hard haha this is gold xD

9. monoke

Posts: 1124; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

It's a notch above everybody when talking about bezels. They cranked it up a notch this year. Truly top notch. Agree!!

13. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The Top Notch X still have huge side bezels, If the screen is made with 1mm unresponsive to touch frame on the sides , the bezels could go away. No one uses to touch the 1mm edge anyway .

25. Landon

Posts: 1229; Member since: May 07, 2015

They could go away too. I use a case so the side bezels could be smaller.

6. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Slim bezels and front stereo speakers and I'm sold.

7. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I agree 100% give me front facing speaker!

14. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Front speakers are absolute BS for small devices. And man, I'm tired to explain ...why. How could be so many tech ignorant ppl commenting on the tech sites, it's beyond me.

18. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So, you just call people who has a different opinion and use case from you "tech ignorant"? Yeah right. You're no different from those people who bash other people for not considering some features in Samsung phones as gimmicks.

20. kiko007

Posts: 7457; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dude... check his post history. He isn't worth the effort.

21. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Good point... to check my post history. Thanks!!!!!

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

pointless as it still sound tiny considering it just small speaker.

8. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

If bezels get much smaller you're going to have a job fitting a case on without obstructing the screen. I assume that the iPhone X cases will have a cutout at the bottom to allow upswiping.

10. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Please stop with the curved screens. Give me less bezels with a flat screen. The curved edges SUCK.

15. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

BTW a little curves make the phone much more manageable in the hand, Easier to use the big phone. And phone feels smaller. Just try it, and come again.

26. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I have tried it. i have an s8+. Don't like it. Much prefer a flat screen. Plus, the screen is slightly distorted when looking at a full screen.

12. gamehead unregistered

thinner is better

17. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

Thin (or even No) bezels are just a technological gimmick. At least for such devices as mobile phones that you have to hold them with your hands. Same goes for the curved screens. (Again for mobile phones. In other uses they might actually offer something). But the consumers are also to blame, when they are looking for appearances and pseudo- innovations, instead of, let's say bigger battery capacity. Then the companies are focusing to other areas than those who really matter.

22. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Thin Bezels is Good. Curve Screen is Bad.

24. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

nothing wrong with thin bezels. Don't like them, throw on a thin case with large bezels.

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