I spent the morning watching G.Note 7 reviews and comparisons with 6s Plus, and a common complaint

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ErnstStavroBlohard, Sep 3, 2016.


Side bezels: Yay or nay?

  1. Yay.

  2. Nay.

  1. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2016
    that I noticed from YouTube reviewers were the bezels on the 6s Plus. Yet I couldn't help noticing accidental and canceling inputs on the Samsung phone due to its edge-to-edge glass, something that would annoy me greatly.

    Who else appreciates the bezels of the 6s Plus? I love them. I always rest a finger along the thin bezel and I like that I can do that without mistakenly tapping the screen. Also, cases are able to fit snugly like a glove and I don't worry about losing my grip on my device.

    I wonder if Apple will take notice of all the new media complaints of the bezels and reduce them in next year's model. I hope not, but that seems to be the way phablets are heading.

  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Apple has developed software that largely ignores accidental input. This is put to great use on iPads. I have no reason to believe similar measures wouldn't be implemented win slimmer bezels on iPhones.
  3. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    I currently use an S7 Edge (previously a 6sPlus) and do not experience the issues you brought up. I love the edge to edge HD display.
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Bring in edge to edge. Get rid of home button and reduce too and bottom bezels while you're at it. Instant sale for me.
  5. Sajal macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2014
    Having been accustomed to holding mobiles on their edges, I always hate when the screen does not cancel erroneous touches on the edges. I hate to say latest galaxy series does not do a much of identifying what is intentional and unintentional touches on the edges. So I have been hating them from the Galaxy S6 versions. I have to occasionally use one for official purpose.

    On the other hand like apple wonderfully handles the unintentional edge touches on an iPad, it will be quite good when on an edge to edge display.

    5.5" screen on an nonplus sized iphone will be a wonderful device to carry on.

    And if the hardware specialists say that edge detection and cancelling is not properly possible without edges, then I will rather live with bezels.
  6. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    I use both the S7 Edge and a 6+... not at the same time, but I do swap my sim back and forth. I actually like the bezels on my 6+ when watching video's/movies. Bezels makes it easier to handle so I don't accidentally activate something on the touch screen... like do on my S7 Edge. However, I do like the size of my S7 Edge with the reduced bezel size. My S7 Edge has the same size screen as my 6+, but the size is little bigger than my wife's 6s. Reduced bezels and smaller phone is nice to have... but not a deal breaker if Apple keeps bezels.

    Funny that you say that you wonder if Apple takes notice. Sometimes I think Samsung takes notice of suggestions of Apple iPhone users. Besides bigger battery and reduced bezel size... One thing I noticed is the placement of the volume buttons (left) and sleep/wake button (right). iPhone users have complained about the position of the sleep/wake button. When turning up the volume, users might accidentally hit the sleep/wake button because it's adjacent to volume up button. The S7 Edge has the sleep/wake button where I wished it was on my 6+. Maybe they don't listen, but they did get the buttons right. Hope they change that on the iPhone 7.

    Anyhow, there are things I like and dislike on both phones... bezel size is not a big deal for me... I do like it on the 6+ when watching video's and movies. I see good and bad sides on bezels... so it doesn't matter if they reduce it or not on future iPhones.
  7. Darryjr macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2013
    New York
    Same here
  8. Sparkymoto macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    I use Note 7 and iPhone. I get no accidental touches from the edge screen, and it looks amazing, like the screen is floating. Amoled quad HD is awesome and needs to come to the iPhone
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I like the look of Edge phones and had no trouble with false touches on my Note7 while I had it. But nobody can find decent screen protectors for these things. I'm on a regular S7 now. I keep missing the bezel-less look.
  10. C0bra K0mmander macrumors regular

    C0bra K0mmander

    Jul 6, 2009
    New Jersey
    Edge to edge 4k display! lol
  11. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    For those who cannot adapt to the gorgeous S7 Edge display, Samsung's made it very easy to disable touch sensitivity on the sides. That's just another highly useful benefit of Androids, they are very customizable.
  12. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009

    HUGE problem with Android phones. I constantly had mistaken touches with the meat of my thumb, but not so much from the thin bezels but also from the 3 touch sensitive buttons at the bottom of the phone. In landscape especially, you've got to hold the phone thinly by the edges in order to avoid trigger back or the multi tasking windows. It's really annoying and you can't just grip the phone confidently. I personally never got used to it mainly because I used an iPhone first.

    I may be one of the only ones, but when I see a phone with 3 touch buttons right against the bottom of the phone, I won't buy it. It measurably hinders usability. In the end, usability wins out over specs. Especially for anyone who is even a little bit picky.
  13. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I have an S7 edge and an iPhone 6S plus. The edge looks stunning and overall had a much smaller footprint so feels lighter in the hand. However the 6S plus is probably easier to use in practice because the bezels give you something to hold onto. Also whilst the false touches don't bother me I do get them on my S7 edge. However I've had them on all the Samsung Galaxy phones I've had and they were not edge phones.
  14. appygirl82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2012
    I agree to get rid of the top and bottom bezels. But the side ones....I had the S7 Edge and hated the bezels. Even with a case on it my hand would touch the sides and cause issues. Wasn't a fan at all.
  15. Kjung7 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2013
    You're holding it wrong haha jk it's been a pain for me too. It's near to impossible using it one handed without hitting the wrong thing on the screen. Apple definitely has better touch rejection software.
  16. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I can't distinguish between the edge specific false touches and the false touches I've always had on Samsung phones. They probably would bother me if the edge was my only device/daily driver. The edge is rather like a novelty phone to me. My 6S plus does all the heavy lifting.
  17. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2016
    I don't get why people keep saying, the Galaxy Edge has no bezel? That's simply not true :/
  18. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I got the S7 due to fearing false touches of the S7 Edge but mainly because I wanted a smaller phone. The edges look cool though... Anyway turns out I was wrong to fear false touches as they don't seem to be a thing.
  19. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Kudos for the masterful job of spreading FUD.

    You have plenty of company in those who find the old, slow, 1950's style analog mechanical home button like a comfortable security blanket.

    Enjoy it while you can... It seems Apple is finally about to replace it with a modern capacitive button soon... :eek:
    --- Post Merged, Sep 5, 2016 ---
    It's comments like this that give Apple users a bad name. They'll say anything to spread FUD.
  20. ztw2002 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    New York City
    I had a S7 Edge and I hate the bezel soooo much!! It looks absolutely gorgeous but real life usage is trash especially when you are using one handed or laying down on the bed to watch youtube videos.
  21. normanfox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2014
    no bezels sound nice in theory and look good but in practice it is another story.

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