Useless article, i think. If your argument holds true, then companies selling phones with bezels would be selling like hotcakes. Obviously, it isnt, that's why we are where we are now. If you want a bezel heavy phone then go get yourself a phone from 2015.
We need innovation, and the demand greatly dictates it.
I so much relate with this Article but my problem is simply the Notch, Chin, Glass Design and Lack of good grip. But I guess there's nothing we can do about it. Everyone seems okay using a phone that will definitely crack whenever it falls. Reasons why I love the Nokia 7+ & Pocophone
1. Buy a popsocket/lovehandle/ungrip (whatever suits your fancy).
2. Install Reachability Cursor from the Play Store (so you can reach the upper corners of the phone.
5. Stop making stupid articles ffs.
agree. need small bezel because can't use phone edges when inside case
Most people use their phone with a bulky protective case and/or a pop-socket though, which solves most of the problems - except the finger-acrobatics.
I still agree that phones need to get small again even though I have shovel-hands: I still want to fit my phone in my pocket! The pixel 3 is one of the most wonderful phones out there just because of it's size.
No bezel is not the same as no chin.
I want no notch. I don't like compromise. The notch is compromise. The chin isn't. I don't want a selfie camera. I do want a notification light.
But I want removable battery and sd card. You'd do well to push for this. Samsung lately have their screen game all figured out. So small you don't notice
Bulă, 22 Jan 2019Quote: "The best method I could come up was to squeeze the smartphone between my palms and su... moreYou're showing a photo of a 4" iPhone... Probably the easiest phone to hold with one hand SMH...
Drop and then broken is just a destiny. Whether it has bezel or not, all can be broken. Nothing last forever.
"The best method I could come up was to squeeze the smartphone between my palms and support it from the back if I can - that was the only way to really enjoy the full screen, notch or no notch. But some of those phones have curved edges, polished and rounded frames, and sometimes the frame provided little to no grip. All these factors make dropping these very expensive glass devices very likely."
Damn, son, you have to be some special kind of special needs person if you are actually wrestling with this kind of daily problems :v
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2019Dear GSMarena,
Ever since the bezel-less race has begun, you have been non-stop criticizing... moreI think this review is just from one gsmarena writer. As a long time reader, i would say that almost all of them are somehow jumper on the bandwagon or fanboys who has less idea of practicality or usability. And most of the readers have very self understanding of the tech stuff so whatever they read thwy tend to believe those.
Sony made the most practical design of the phones and 1.5/2 mm extra thickness doesn't harm the beauty as much the losing thickness harms the battery longevity or the functionality. Yet they kept nagging about the design language of Sony.
Seems like they are one dimensional and trend following reviewers. We should stop blindly following their reviews specially about design. But kudos to this writer for his practical and matured thoughts.
Tann Hauser, 21 Jan 2019Well, they "listened" to your boring naggings, yes, so... they are almost gone from the scene... moreWow. That's a great news.
So All "xpensive brands" sales are dropping. And cheap chinese phones sales are increasing.
Bye bye to those greedy giant companies.
Now people can enjoy cheaper phones with many good features.
And about sony.. what do u think if i force sony to implement notches or displayholes? Will they do it? Y know they listen to me ;-)
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2019Of course you do. GSMA readership is especially regressive. 3 things phones needed, more ra... moreHow's wanting a comfortably usable phone a regresive thing ? If I'm paying a small fortune for one i want one that i like, not one i accept. I still don't like the fact that battery's are sealed in. But i draw the line at crappy glass with a notch and no headphone jack! Also i have big hands, if I grip the phone more firmly my fingers spill over from the sides and press stuff on the screen. This with a Huawei P9 that has some respectably thick sides.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2019now you realize sony phone has the best design. they prefer the functionality than blindly fol... moreToo bad they are now following trends aswell..... No 3.5mm jack, No Dedicated SD Card Slot, No Side FP, etc. hence their drastic drop in sales in 2018 add to that overpricing their junk phones with ugly design.
Meh.... Even Android makers, Google as well, are following Apple new bezel-less gestures. In fact, the way how swiping up to close apps is the way to go when there are no more buttons. But I do hate how big the notch are for iPhone and Pixel 3.
now you realize sony phone has the best design. they prefer the functionality than blindly follow the stupid trend design
I agree, glass is a very cheap material. And they put price on it like it was diamond.
On the bezel-less, quit it! Hard to hold, slippery. Rubber is the way to go. Not as cheap as glass, and you can grip it.
Tranparent LED might does the trick.
i have the one with bezel and less, both has advantage.
I prefer the idea Motorola ARA can instal our own SoC, memory, camera, battery etc.
why Motorola is the one have great innovation, come apple etc do something new useful