I have always made a case for phones that have a viewable display that completely covers the front portion, edge to edge. Apart from the cool factor, it is simply more efficient that way.

Bezel Is Used To Describe The Outside Frame Of A Smartphone The Thinness Is Important For Product Developers And Designers In Evaluating The Overall Perimeter Of The Device/Component, And The Scree2Body Ratio.

Modern devices generally have thinner bezels than older devices. Phones (and tablets!) with thick bezels remind me of glasses with think frames – ugly! People have canvassed the need for structural rigidity, ability to withstand shocks when accidentally dropped and the prevention of accidental screen touches – as reasons why bezels are necessary evils. I am not sold, as the technical limitations, problems and disadvantages are obviously being addressed and overcome.

See Top 5 ��� The Best Bezel-less Phones Of 2016. Looks like more phone makers are going the Sharp Aquos Way of two years ago. Xiaomi is the latest smartphone manufacturer to set the smartphone world wagging tails with their screen to body ratio that is way ahead of what was formerly in existence. Have A Look Samsung is also rumoured to be going in this direction soon. Have Another Look. Having experienced a six-inch phone first with the Tecno Phantom A III (M9), I am now hooked to phones of the size. It is like driving a manual transmission car all your life, then driving a car with CVT Automatic Gearbox for the first time. An epiphany!


In China, the average smartphone user prefers something gigantic, and surprisingly, their women also like it big. I currently use another six inch phone (InfiniX Note 2 x600). As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t mind a phone with a diagonal size of over six inches. That would, of course, create  portability problems, unless the physical dimension is retained.

How would the phone fit in the shirt or shirt pocket? How about the issue of being able to use the phone one handed, if the fingers of one hand cannot wrap around the phone?The obvious solution is to make better or ultimate use of the screen surface. That way, you have more space for the actual display, while retaining the same physical dimension. A current six inch phone would easily have a seven inch actual viewable space if the entire screen space can be used for viewing. Similarly,6358087316372242495226991

A current five inch phone would easily have a six inch actual viewable space if the entire screen space can be used for viewing

We then avoid the current situation with most smartphones where there is a thick bezel all around, and the microphone and earpiece and sensors (like fingerprint and proximity) all contributing to a reduction in actual viewable space.

Immersive modes in Android KitKat (and later versions of Android) helps, but the way to better, and additionally maximize space is eliminate the bezels, and embed sensors in the viewable portion of the screen (or move elsewhere – say,back or sides – where practicable). Samsung heralded the advent of the jumbo sized phone,and it caught fire. Forget the fires of the ill_fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The era of totally bezel_less phones is something that could just catch fire too, in a non explosive way, since Samsung is the largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.Others are simply likely to follow the lead of Xiaomi and Samsung.We watch …. And wait

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