Large bezels are something we lived with for a long time, and it was something reasonable. We didn’t expect those areas surrounding the screen to suddenly disappear, right? Now that we rock much larger phones, we begin to beg for larger screen-to-bezel ratios.
Is this an issue that has affected you? It sure has affected me. It’s still not an important deciding factor when purchasing a phone, but it sure annoys me to see that certain phones are much larger, even if screens are comparable to their competition.
On the other hand, we know some of you are very much into keeping a healthy bezel around. Why is that? Well, let’s jump into the pros and cons to see which is the better option for each of you.
Why we should get rid of bezels as much as possible
As we mentioned above, the size is really a differentiating factor that really makes us consider bezel-less phones nowadays. We have huge screens. And if we can avoid having a significantly larger phone, than we are all for it.
Phones with a high screen-to-bezel ratio are easier to handle, fit better in your pocket and offer a much better grip. Not to mention, phones with mostly screen in the front look damn sexy!
Why a healthy bezel is good
Notice I say “healthy”. Some bezels are way offensive. I mean, just look at the iPhone 5s. That thing has a tiny screen, yet the phone is larger than many other phones, even many with larger displays. Keep that in mind – we are talking about an acceptable amount of bezel here.
With that in mind, we would like to tell you that bezels are not really all that bad. I mean they offer a good grip on your phone. And because the display is surrounded by a larger amount of material, this means it will be harder to crack that screen.
Also, I have been one to make a bunch of accidental presses with phones that have very thin bezels. They are a bit more comfortable to hold and offer a better grip. Not to mention, having more bezel also means having more space for your phone components. That Sharp AQUOS Crystal phone doesn’t look like the best selfie cam, all because they had to stick the front-facing camera on the bottom of the device.
Which do you prefer?
Now you tell us – which do you prefer? I happen to be more of a bezel-less guy, but this is because I also happen to love huge screen.
Tell us in the comments and take a look at the infographic below to see which phones are the best for you.