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The State of Bezels! (2018)

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The iphonex notch has kind grown on me.
Mike L (1 day ago)
Im ok with top and bottom bezels. I like being able to grab the bottom of the phone without touching the screen. Just give me a phone without side bezels and im good
sami hamouri (2 days ago)
its easy to get rid of the notch , just uninstall Snapchat and stop taking stupid selfies.
Dushyant Sharma (2 days ago)
Does anyone have that blue iPhone x wallpaper??
Here's a crazy idea Meizu Pro 6 Plus has a secondary 2 inch display, so you can use the main cameras as selfie cameras, that could eliminate the front facing cam. Sure you'd need a much larger display on the back to make it worth-while, because you know face-time people, but phones are already using glass backs, maybe make the back into another display, that is only used when you use the camera, maybe fool around with a facial recognition thing, make the display pop up when it detects your face otherwise keep it black and show the camera output on the main display. Also if it's good enough res screen you can use it to have "wallpapers" on the back of your phone and truly customize it. I'm aware that it'll kill the phone case thing, but maybe we'll start making plexiglass cases? I don't know just going off the top of my head with no filter. OH another idea use something like moto mods and put the front-facing cam on a mod/case that can be removed and put on when needed and make the camera, like a flip-phone thing on the mod, where it's used as an additional 3rd camera when on the back for x10 lossless zoom and then you can flip it to the front and use it as a selfie cam with monster res, I'm thinking some crazy shit like the 40mpx thing on the P20 Pro.
كلنا قطر (5 days ago)
Well done video
ROSHOWN DOUGLAS (6 days ago)
Why is this even a problem? We need batteries that last all day with REAL use throughout the day and people focusing on bezels and calling it a deal breaker. Come on
グーチ動画 (7 days ago)
I think essential did it right :)
Myles Hejmanowski (7 days ago)
Just wish people would stop being greedy & just accept that having some bezel on the phone isn’t the end of the world. Buncha phone snobs.
suman lata (7 days ago)
Bro marques watch Lew's newest video it has a full screen phone
Brian Schorzman (10 days ago)
What if the smartphone companies gave you an option to have a front facing camera on your smartphone when you order it online? The only reason I give this option is because I'm sure there are plenty of people that would forgo having a front facing camera to have a bezel-free device. When I really think back, I hardly ever use my front facing camera. Could be others, or I could simply be wrong. Just a thought.
Harkirat Singh (10 days ago)
Camerapice which will act as a detachable fort camera
Zomble Bee (11 days ago)
I kinda like the notch tbh
Stephen Moran (13 days ago)
Notch ugly af
ad78 (15 days ago)
Notch with Chin is not cool...
Ji (19 days ago)
I don't see the point of removing bezels, nothing wrong with them.
andone andrei (20 days ago)
What do you think about the p20 light?
2FaceTobi (20 days ago)
I still don't mind bezels
Adam Baker (20 days ago)
Love the idea of a motorized front facing camera. It does open up another set of issues that are possible to arise. And of course price... What if the front facing camera was inside the top of the phone (like the motorized one) but instead of being motorized you basically press down on it and it pops out (sort of like SD card slots of old). That removes the motorized component and i think it would keep cost under control.
Stuff (21 days ago)
inb4 apple just throws the front facing camera away, just like they did with the headphone jack
oSudds (21 days ago)
so basically apple controls the future
fucken loser (21 days ago)
xiaomi mi mix 2
howard LaLaLa (22 days ago)
Strange. Your videos also have a notch. TOP NOTCH!
Fido's Wall (22 days ago)
lisp?
Chandan Bhowal (22 days ago)
I say remove that stupid selfie camera. Put a small screen at the back which turns on for notifications and as a secondary screen for back camera.
Mitchell Miles (22 days ago)
I agree. The Essential Phone had the best feel and design. If they can develop better camera software I'd be sold! Until then, I'm pretty happy with the Pixel 2.
AntwanDHJ (22 days ago)
When you gonna get your hands on that Mate RS? Looks like it's the first commercially available phone with a fingerprint scanner in display. It's obscenely expensive, but it's there.
Pradyumn Tiwari (22 days ago)
That Samsung looks so good.
Youssef Baza (22 days ago)
But the essential phone doesn’t have that essential headphone javk
amit s (24 days ago)
I love bezels. Bezels are not bad and make mobiles good to look. Don't know why this hate for bezels started all of a sudden in 2017 when earlier no one hated bezels Hate this notch trend. Notches are ugly to look and I phone started this ugly trend
Patrick Bradley (24 days ago)
Kill the front-facing camera. Kill narcissism-culture.
Aj A. (24 days ago)
Couldn't you have the top front items still there, but with the screen around it?
0000 ch (24 days ago)
someday we will hide front camera under display where that spot is transparent oled display
Ananny mishra (25 days ago)
I think the first company to kill the selfie camera would be apple..and they’ll most probably release a selfie cam extension which will be 199$ and call it “courage” 😅 You know it's inevitable😅
Adithya Tata (25 days ago)
Remove the front camera, add a smaller screen on the back like some other phone I can't remember the name of, and use the rear cameras for all the selfies
Eric Boge (25 days ago)
Complete without edges is certainly strange. How to hold your phone? Then there are very small edges.
LemmingOnIce (26 days ago)
Apple, Essential and Xiaomi maybe? 'Cause the Mi Mix has no notch ik, but it's pretty bezel-free.
dopeshitsquad (27 days ago)
Which Theme do you use on your galaxy s9?
Adam Gaudi (27 days ago)
How about instead of a moving the front camera out of the phone, do a moving screen that hides the camera (for all the people who like to cover their inactive cameras:) ) and then moves to reveal a front camera when u want to take a selfie or whatever.
Aozotra (28 days ago)
i prefer s9's packed features into thin bezels. The eyesore notch is unacceptable. I'll get a near bezeless when the tech catches up.
Shayan Hooshmand (29 days ago)
you forgot about huawei honor 7i? the flip camera? ?? ??????
Bryan Rivera (1 month ago)
Anyone wanna trade note 8 for an iphone x
Jo5ue1 (1 month ago)
If the Pixel 3 comes out with a notch I'm not buying it until this new stupid notch trends go away.... I will keep my Pixel 2 XL and I hope everyone else does the same, maybe and just maybe Google gets the point. I was thinking of going back to Samsung but apparently they are also thinking of jumping on the bandwagon.. SMH
Willza (1 month ago)
Could u not just make everything Bluetooth like earphones, speaker etc.
Nicki V (1 month ago)
Instead of spending so much money to find new screen design tech (which already looks fine in my opinion), why don’t companies put that money where consumers actually want it to he spent: BATTERY LIFE. I would take a phone with next generation battery life over a phone with a next generation screen design.
chris luckern (1 month ago)
Meizu Pro 7's Second screen is the solution for getting rid of a front facing camera
SKK Music (1 month ago)
bezels are better than notches
Unknown Person (1 month ago)
Am i the only person that likes bezzels
Karan Singh (1 month ago)
Wallpaper link
Red Wanz (1 month ago)
I got an idea, how about an additional screen at the back of the phone for that perfect selfies.. 100% screen in the front and only need one camera for pictures, videos, selfies, video call etc..
Michael Smith (1 month ago)
The notch is ugly as hell, I have the Samsung Galaxy S9 because it's the most elegnat solution for me.
Rix Morales (1 month ago)
The notch is the worst screen design in history! I prefer phones with minimal bezels to give me visual cue on the limits of what I'm seeing
Michael Spears (1 month ago)
Ambient light sensors are less effective anywhere other than the front. When I’m looking at my screen I don’t want it to get darker because it’s slightly darker in front of me. What if there’s sun in my phone but a shadow right in front of me?
Radiation Nuke (1 month ago)
Thank you Apple for pushing tech forward even if people complain all the way there.
JOSE (1 month ago)
I prefer Samsung’s design. Very functional, all they need to do is reduce the bottom bezel but keep the top one. That’s as far as phone design can go without compromising functionality.
Dinesh Raj (1 month ago)
This channel is so much biased
Arnav Saxena (1 month ago)
*2020* : 100% screen, front, back, and side
Luis Díaz (1 month ago)
Apart from tech reviewers, who asked for bezel-less phones? A bezel so small that your skin in your fingers goes over it and covers a little area of the screen when you hold it or also might activate the touchscreen area in that corner is not really that practical for content consumption or usability.
pikadoll_TKTK (1 month ago)
Don’t forget the great “no top bezel” phone S H A R P A Q U O S C R Y S T A L
Jake S Mario5537 (1 month ago)
Can’t wait to see what phones are like in 2020 or 2030 :D
Real EventVideos (1 month ago)
Very good information...sir
richard ratner (1 month ago)
The price of your Merch is so ridiculously expensive that it almost takes away from your credibility! Richard U.K
William Wesemann (1 month ago)
just turn the bezels into screen goodness
Wal Does (1 month ago)
SAMSUNG introduced the bezeless screen.
Saurav Avhad (1 month ago)
Why not place a small screen at the back of the phone. In place of the half glass back that pixel has. This way front can be bezelless and you can have the same camera for selfies and normal pictures with great quality
Dylan (1 month ago)
The notch issue for most people would overall be fixed by the notch being blacked out or the option to black out that top bezel. Apple will never do it officially but android companies can. Because realistically most phones are going to a 19.5:9, 18:9 or a 21:9 aspect ratio even. Most of those mean a 16:9 video is not going to take up the full display so any notch isn't an issue for media. Only for apps which again allow for the notch to be blacked out. Just no more of the massive chins on both sides, no more huge bezels and notch, no more massive bezel only on one side. Either notch or make it bezel less basically at this point. Even I use to think the Galaxy and Note lineups looked amazing but I cringe almost having such thick bezels at the top and bottom. Even seeing an iPhone 7 Plus or 8 Plus i cringe at those massive bezels at the top and bottom. Plus I don't really think we are too many years away from an in display selfie camera. Something allowing it to be put behind the screen maybe even more center than at the top or bottom.
Naina Martin (1 month ago)
We can pop everything from thetop
Bonsai Zen (26 days ago)
I have a solution to a bezeless display... @mkbhd
APARI CHIT (1 month ago)
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Joel Johnson (1 month ago)
I think the idea of that camera is brilliant and tbh you could even just have one camera on a phone that pops up like that and is reversible if you you know what I mean so we don't have to use a good camera for normal pictures and then a worse quality one for selfies
GogL0L (1 month ago)
Psst, hey do you wanna hear a secret? They minimize the bezels because you have no problem with it, and they make money on you dropping your phone and cracking that 100% unchangeable screen.
Nick (1 month ago)
Pee-ay-zo, not pie-zo
MTBTechFilms (1 month ago)
I like the look of the notch the best. Apple is just being revolutionary and all of these minor phone brands just have to go out and copy it but worse. The notch only looks good when it's near the width of the iPhone X's. In my opinion, the skinny notches just look weird and even more obtrusive.
Definitely not Alex (1 month ago)
Idk if it’s just me but bezel less phones feel not right. I still really like the standard iPhone bezels of the 6-8 models. Idk probably just me
ThoseWhoStayUofM (1 month ago)
If a smartphone manufacturer developed a bezel-less Galaxy Note sized phone that had no front-facing camera for $700 (saving money by not having the camera at all), I would buy it. Selfies are lame. Just politely ask somebody to take your picture properly. We live in a friendly society for a reason.
Enrique IV (1 month ago)
dude u kinda look like donovan mitchell
pelita hati (1 month ago)
why i love LG v30 design..
Tushar (1 month ago)
samsung way looks way better. Notch is just awful
BLACK JESUS (1 month ago)
*galaxy zero*
Milos Aleksic (1 month ago)
Small secondary display on back for selfies, and you don't need front facing camera any more.
Himanshu Patel (1 month ago)
Thanks for good videot
...is very thin.... and I love it....
lovingorca (1 month ago)
I like what Samsung has done. That's enough for me. I've got the note 8.
GutsRage (1 month ago)
first world problems.
SaintRS (1 month ago)
For real, apple is the future..
What I think we could do to get the bezeles phone is to get rid of the front facing camera and put a little screen on the back so when we want to take a selfie we use the camera on the back and we would be able to see what were taking a photo of on the little screen on the back. It’s probably impossible with the technology we have now and would cost a lot to make but thats one way we could do it.
Chandler Russell (1 month ago)
The S9(+) has the optimal bezel size and shape. Change my mind.
tootingbskaevolo (1 month ago)
Imagine not having a selfie camera and having to use the apple watchh as a view finder for the back camera so you can talks selfies
Rick Shinoda (1 month ago)
Notch like Kim Jong Un Haircut That really stupid design
Øswald (1 month ago)
could one put the selfie cam on a moving platform which locks into the top of the device? like how you push the s-pen to get it out, you would push on the camera and it would pop up... the camera would be stowed away when not in use while also being disabled, there would be contact pads on either side of the little platform which touch some on the top of the casing when in use and those would transfer the data and power... only problem I see is the pneumatic seal, how would one of those be applied to something like this? Rattling is a potential problem, but I trust that these companies to have the manafacturing capability to do something like this...
Jace’s Life (1 month ago)
Kill the front camera
Adam Mennell (1 month ago)
Just get rid of the front facing camera...
ABO TOYAB (1 month ago)
Can you give me one one Iphone x please
Joeizbest (1 month ago)
I just learned about bezels this year and know we’re getting rid of them
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mena seven (1 month ago)
I like the bezel because it protect my phone screen when i drop it on the floor and it allow me to hold the phone comfortably. W should get rid of the IPhone notch and Samsung Infinity screen. I am also missing the removable battery that allow me to change my battery easily when I carry my phone and carry extra battery with my phone. I dont care about wireless charging. I also really like my SD card slot. There is no need to remove the headphone jack, wireless music use to much of the battery.
Gaz Matic (1 month ago)
How about you hide the FF camera until you're ready to use it. It will still be at the front but hidden under the glass like a two way mirror.
JT Williams (1 month ago)
Forgot how comfy big bezals were to hold.
touchly (1 month ago)
just get rid of the front camera but bring back front speakers. idc about bezels
Germán Correa (1 month ago)
How about a second screen on the back for selfies? In that way there's no need for a front facing camera.

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