Now this is what bezels should look like!!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by spinedoc77, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    OK I know it's over the top, and it's only a concept at this point. But sharp did put out the aquos which had almost no bezels, so maybe this becomes a real product one day. They also mention the tech being able to do something like an all round smartphone, impractical but still kind of cool.

    And yeah false touches, somewhere to hold it in landscape mode, blah blah. I've been VERY impressed with the lack of false touches on my Note 7. But hey, if you like bezels then who am I to judge.

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/7/13197354/sharp-corner-r-curved-screen-phone-concept untitled.png
     
  2. sunapple macrumors 65816

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    When Jony Ive said he wanted the iPhone's design to appear like an infinity pool back in 2007, this is what he meant.

    Actually he meant just the glass, but a screen like this wasn't really an option back. Anyway, this will probably be something for future iPhones.
     
  3. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Sharp has been ahead of the pack years ago when they had the Sharp Aquos XX phones. Unfortunately never sold outside Japan afaik and I'm not sure what kind of battery life they had, but at least the XX Mini was a great phone to hold and looked fantastic. It was basically the non-curved version of that prototype and I wonder why no other manufacturer has done that because it makes sense to me and gives an instantly unique look.

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  4. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    They sold in the US, but only for a Sprint MVNO I believe. If they had it for GSM I would have purchased it in a heartbeat.
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Now that's nice!!!!
     
  6. Sevanw macrumors 65816

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    Rumor is, the S8 will be like this, but top and bottom.
     
  7. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    It won't. As the article say's it's a concept so far from mass production ready.
     
  8. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Is that real? Where is the ear speaker?
     
  9. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung are going to 1-up Apple and not only do away with the headset port but also the speaker! :)


     
  10. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    The ear speaker apparently works as vibrations through the glass. Apparently it works fairly well, too.

    This no-bezel movement exists just for making the phone look "sexier," whatever that means, but it definitely negatively affects usability in a major way.

    No thanks.
     
  11. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    Am I alone in placing usability over appearance?
     
  12. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    That has yet to be seen. Everyone complained about the Note 7 lack of side bezels, including myself, before it was released. But in my experience I actually have less false touches on my Note 7 than my Note 5. If anything I rarely get false touches, even when holding it with one hand, which was my biggest fear.

    I understand some of you want that top bezel for landscape holding, understandable. For me I probably hold my phone in landscape mode 2 or 3 times a year so it doesn't matter for me.
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    I can only imagine the false touches. :( I mean, I like it, though.
     
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    How about a front facing camera and ear facing speaker for when people make calls? The only phone people bring up as not having a top bezel also has a crappy position fir the FFC.
     
  15. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    From what I understand the camera is on the bottom, yeah not great for some I understand. The speaker, as mentioned before works on vibration. I totally understand this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love it and would get it in a second. There are advantages as well such as decreased size, but I suppose you would have to weigh that against your other needs.
     
  16. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    There are advantages to a smaller size, I agree. And I'm not saying Apple or anyone else shouldn't try it, or people shouldn't buy it. I could also be wrong about t being less usable. It just looks so. I mean, I bought and love my Lumina 950. Some people would say that disqualifies me from critiquing smartphones to begin with.
     
  17. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    With an object that gorgeous, I'd be willing to make sacrifices in terms of usability.
     
  18. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    No notification LED, no physical home button, lightbleed at the left side and a bit of the top corner.

    Sharp already had a bezelless aquos model, didn't sell well as far as I know. Wouldn't buy that function, usability over form, style for me.
     
  19. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's just a concept mainly to show off the screen. Manufacturers can implement it any way they want.
     
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    I'm not a fan of no bezels, I think my palm would just be constantly hitting the screen while typing or reaching across. A curse from always gripping my phone hard + fat hands. I actually had that problem when I had a OnePlus 3 :(
     
  22. M5RahuL macrumors 68030

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    Maybe it's just me...but I find it unattractive ( to put it nicely ) ;)
     
  23. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    Awesome, can't wait for a phone looking like this...
     
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  25. mi7chy macrumors 601

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    Less wasted bezel is good but so is symmetry. Instead of a large chin I prefer they center the screen so bezel is even on all four sides.
     

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