1. Premium1's Avatar
    So with the new crop of android devices, and the rumored iPhone 8 with minimal bezels, do you think that smartphones with large bezels now look outdated?
    07-30-2017 05:05 PM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I wouldn't say dated, just weird. I started to really notice the bezels on my 7 Plus recently and realizing how large they actually are.
    07-30-2017 05:10 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    I wouldn't say dated, just weird. I started to really notice the bezels on my 7 Plus recently and realizing how large they actually are.
    I think it will be even more pronounced once the 8 comes out with very small bezels. iPhone is notorious for large bezels.
    07-30-2017 05:17 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So with the new crop of android devices, and the rumored iPhone 8 with minimal bezels, do you think that smartphones with large bezels now look outdated?
    By my standards, no. The faceplate of my iPhone is black so I don’t really see it, and when the display is lit, I only focus on whatever it is I’m doing on the device so I don’t even notice the bezels then either. If tiny bezels were a deal breaker for me, I would have purchased an Android device....
    07-30-2017 05:25 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    By my standards, no. The faceplate of my iPhone is black so I don’t really see it, and when the display is lit, I only focus on whatever it is I’m doing on the device so I don’t even notice the bezels then either. If tiny bezels were a deal breaker for me, I would have purchased an Android device....
    I'm sure that view will change once apple hops on board with slimmer bezels.
    07-30-2017 05:41 PM
  6. Ecm's Avatar
    Yes, I do. Going back and forth between my work iPhone and my S8+, the iPhone definitely seems dated. The extra screen area of the S8+ is great. Hoping the next crop of iPhone catch up or surpass it.
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    07-30-2017 06:54 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not really. I don't pay attention to that. Functionally I'd rather have less bezel though.
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    07-30-2017 07:08 PM
  8. ksassy's Avatar
    To me no but then again I'm not on the less bezel bandwagon so it's not a focal point I even notice. I'm sure as more phones come out you'll definitely be able to tell the older phones from the newer ones and then yes it'll probably look more dated by that point.
    07-30-2017 09:22 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    So with the new crop of android devices, and the rumored iPhone 8 with minimal bezels, do you think that smartphones with large bezels now look outdated?
    Apple people will begin to see phones with large bezels as "outdated" once Apple releases a phone with hardly any bezels at all. Most people around here were adamant that a larger screen than 4 inches wasn't necessary and that they were perfectly happy with what they had. Some claimed they wouldn't even switch to a bigger size. Now many of them talk sh*t about small screen phones and how they look outdated. Same will apply here.
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    07-31-2017 01:22 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    Apple people will begin to see phones with large bezels as "outdated" once Apple releases a phone with hardly any bezels at all. Most people around here were adamant that a larger screen than 4 inches wasn't necessary and that they were perfectly happy with what they had. Some claimed they wouldn't even switch to a bigger size. Now many of them talk sh*t about small screen phones and how they look outdated. Same will apply here.
    Agree 100%. Same with the rumored OLED screen. The die hard apple fans used to claim apple doesn't need those screens, yet once they release an iPhone with one it will be the best thing since sliced bread.
    07-31-2017 01:46 PM
  11. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Having used the S8+ for a number of weeks with the 7 Plus, I definitely noticed and felt like the 7 Plus was "dated". Ultimately though I chose to stick with the 7 Plus and sold the S8+. Now that I have been back to using the 7 Plus for a couple weeks, the bezels don't bother me. There were plenty of times I missed having some bezel when using the S8+ too. At the end of the day function is way more important than looks. If apple is shrinking the bezels, I hope they focus on function and not just looks. Not that the S8+ is bad. It's a fantastic phone, but there are definitely negatives to not having any bezel.
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    08-01-2017 01:51 PM
  12. Quis89's Avatar
    I still, for the life of me, don't understand the bezel hate. I own a S8. I own a 7 Plus. I couldn't care less about the bezels, or the chin, or any of that. Honestly. I can about function. If the next iPhone releases with no bezel yet functions worse, I'll gladly take the bezels back. I truly don't care about the bezel stuff.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    08-01-2017 03:01 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I still, for the life of me, don't understand the bezel hate. I own a S8. I own a 7 Plus. I couldn't care less about the bezels, or the chin, or any of that. Honestly. I can about function. If the next iPhone releases with no bezel yet functions worse, I'll gladly take the bezels back. I truly don't care about the bezel stuff.
    I think people aren't necessarily concerned that there are actual bezels but more concerned with having more screen real estate with a smaller footprint.
    08-01-2017 03:23 PM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Short answer: Yes I do. It is what it is. The trend is definitely in the direction of very small or nonexistent bezels.
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    08-01-2017 03:32 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    Having used the S8+ for a number of weeks with the 7 Plus, I definitely noticed and felt like the 7 Plus was "dated". Ultimately though I chose to stick with the 7 Plus and sold the S8+. Now that I have been back to using the 7 Plus for a couple weeks, the bezels don't bother me. There were plenty of times I missed having some bezel when using the S8+ too. At the end of the day function is way more important than looks. If apple is shrinking the bezels, I hope they focus on function and not just looks. Not that the S8+ is bad. It's a fantastic phone, but there are definitely negatives to not having any bezel.
    Exactly this. If it ruins the functionality of the phone, I'm not interested.
    08-01-2017 06:11 PM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    They kinda do.. I mean the S8+ looks beautiful with thin bezels.
    08-01-2017 10:50 PM
  17. grover5's Avatar
    I don't think the bezels make it look dated. They come in handy for some things. The iPhone 7+ is a beautiful device in my opinion.
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    08-01-2017 11:24 PM
  18. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I think it does. I’ve always hated the huge bezel & never understood the purpose. Hopefully they’ll get rid of it because it definitely takes away from the design.
    08-06-2017 02:02 PM
  19. TgeekB's Avatar
    I think it does. I’ve always hated the huge bezel & never understood the purpose. Hopefully they’ll get rid of it because it definitely takes away from the design.
    I believe the purpose is for handling.
    I've had people tell me, who own bezelless phones, that they're always touching something on their screen and it drives them crazy. I've never owned one so I can't confirm that. Bezels don't bother me at all.
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    08-06-2017 02:50 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I believe the purpose is for handling.
    I've had people tell me, who own bezelless phones, that they're always touching something on their screen and it drives them crazy. I've never owned one so I can't confirm that. Bezels don't bother me at all.
    I'm not expecting it to be bezel-less but there's no need for the huge bezels it has. I feel like it's wasted space.
    08-06-2017 02:53 PM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm not expecting it to be bezel-less but there's no need for the huge bezels it has. I feel like it's wasted space.
    I agree. I think most are trying to thin it down. I guess I was speaking more about the ones with the curved display. No need for a huge bezel but it's the least of my worries. As long as the phone performs I don't care too much what it looks like, but that's just me.
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    08-06-2017 02:56 PM
  22. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Honestly, bezels are not something I pay that much attention to. There's too many different case styles to cover up such things, which leaves me to focus more on how well the device works rather than what it looks like.
    TgeekB, Just_Me_D and Tinkernaught like this.
    08-06-2017 03:12 PM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    Honestly, bezels are not something I pay that much attention to. There's too many different case styles to cover up such things, which leaves me to focus more on how well the device works rather than what it looks like.
    Exactly.
    It'd be nice if the iPhone had slimmer bezels.
    08-06-2017 09:29 PM
  24. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Actually I've never noticed bezels on any device.
    It's not something I think about.
    08-07-2017 03:36 AM
  25. robertk328's Avatar
    The tech is there to be able to do the smaller bezels so not doing it is essentially outdated IMO.

    I'm looking forward to smaller bezels and larger screens with the same (or even smaller) form factor.
    Spencerdl and TripleOne like this.
    08-07-2017 06:07 AM
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