12-07-2017 12:00 PM
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  1. BaMaDuDe87's Avatar
    Went to pick up the Pixel 2 tonight and just couldn't do it. The front of this phone looks like an old iPhone to me. Really wanted a slightly smaller form than my current Note 4, but good night the black space on the front of the phone is outrageous. Guess I'll give LG another go and grab the 2XL.
    anon(10271520) likes this.
    12-04-2017 06:21 PM
  2. dmark44's Avatar
    Went to pick up the Pixel 2 tonight and just couldn't do it. The front of this phone looks like an old iPhone to me. Really wanted a slightly smaller form than my current Note 4, but good night the black space on the front of the phone is outrageous. Guess I'll give LG another go and grab the 2XL.
    It does give a first impression of a dated look, but I think I would get used to it if I owned it. The smaller radius of the corners vs the OG model makes those bezels more pronounced too.

    The screen real estate is great, but I think the battery swayed me a lot to the 2 XL. I think if it only had 3200-3300 mah like other flagships, I might have opted for the more compact model bezels or not.
    mumfoau likes this.
    12-04-2017 07:27 PM
  3. mmcclure0453's Avatar
    I've had the Pixel 2 since release and the bezels are a non issue for me. I'm coming from an S7 edge and an iPhone 6s. Screen real estate is fine. Battery is incredible. I unplug from the charger at 7am. I use mine quite a bit during the day at work and usually come home with about 70% left on the battery. I use it a lot in the evenings to finish out the work day and also surf the net, text, and read news articles. Not to mention time on AC. I'm usually around 40% when I plug it in around 11pm. Phone has been fantastic for me so far. No complaints.
    dmark44 and raqball like this.
    12-04-2017 07:56 PM
  4. sixty_four's Avatar
    I was initially put off by the bezels but after using the phone, I find the bezels help with one-hand operation. It's a well-balanced device and the navigation buttons are easy to hit because they're not near the physical edge of the phone.

    But it sounds like visual aesthetics are more important to you than me so get what appeals to you.

    BTW, "bezelgate" suggests scandal or deception. Not sure if there was any of that here.
    12-04-2017 09:48 PM
  5. mumfoau's Avatar
    I found nothing wrong with the bezels on the 5" Pixel. I only sent it back in favor of the 2 XL because....I don't know. But I love my 2 XL though!
    dmark44, Rigelian and John Zwiers like this.
    12-05-2017 11:45 AM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    I don't have any problem with the bezels. I wish they were half as large but they are no issue as they are with my enjoying the phone. I don't even notice them. Maybe next year they will be less large and more to your liking OP.
    mumfoau and BaMaDuDe87 like this.
    12-05-2017 12:26 PM
  7. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Went to pick up the Pixel 2 tonight and just couldn't do it. The front of this phone looks like an old iPhone to me. Really wanted a slightly smaller form than my current Note 4, but good night the black space on the front of the phone is outrageous. Guess I'll give LG another go and grab the 2XL.
    Looks like a new iPhone (8) to you as well, I'm guessing ;-)

    The 2 XL has pretty good size bezels as well, though it offers greater screen-to-body ratio.

    Personally, I'm completely fine with the bezels for a few reasons:
    1. Less likely to suffer screen damage from drops on side, top, or bottom of phone
    2. Fewer unintentional screen touches registered
    3. front-firing speakers
    dmark44 and Dismaster like this.
    12-05-2017 01:38 PM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    I don't have any problem with the bezels. I wish they were half as large but they are no issue as they are with my enjoying the phone. I don't even notice them. Maybe next year they will be less large and more to your liking OP.
    If they could do the same size next year but better screen to body ratio in the smaller form factor... #winning
    12-05-2017 01:55 PM
  9. bbycrts's Avatar
    I had an Essential phone (from a Pixel) because of the damn sexy bezel-less design. I'm back now with a Pixel 2. No other phones have worked as well for me as the Pixels have. I was lured in by beauty, but I have stepped back due to just plain quality of operation.
    12-05-2017 01:56 PM
  10. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I thought I would hate the bezels... Turns out, with a all black phone... I don't even notice them.
    Dismaster and sixty_four like this.
    12-05-2017 01:56 PM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    Dumb question probably, but why didn't we just add comments to the existing thread where this was already hashed out ad nauseam?
    anon(10092459) and raqball like this.
    12-05-2017 02:10 PM
  12. Ten Four's Avatar
    Could care less about bezels. I use my phone one handed a lot and it is good to have gripping room without blocking anything, and to be able to reach most of the screen. Extra screen at the top and bottom would just be places I couldn't reach easily or safely one handed.
    12-05-2017 04:23 PM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Dumb question probably, but why didn't we just add comments to the existing thread where this was already hashed out ad nauseam?
    Valid point .....At least it's not another "they took my Jack, SD card, removable battery IR blaster, bottle opener thread.
    anon(10092459) likes this.
    12-05-2017 04:40 PM
  14. nyc_rock's Avatar
    I got the 2 right when it was available and used it for about a week. Really did love the device. Oreo was great, camera was excellent and battery life was the best I ever experienced on an Android phone. The only issue was the screen. It was too small. Those bezels are wasted space IMO. I would have much preferred a bigger screen with less bezels in the exact same footprint. I’m sure many wont agree, but the dual speaker set up that HTC and Apple uses is more than sufficient for me. I returned the 2.

    ps. XL is too big.
    cdubb1, mumfoau and anon(10271520) like this.
    12-06-2017 08:43 AM
  15. sunrat39's Avatar
    I don't really have an issue with the bezels on the pixel 2. Honestly, I hardly even notice them. I'm just glad it has front facing speakers!
    Hypnotoadd likes this.
    12-06-2017 08:48 AM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    I really like the look of the Pixel 2; however, I like bezels. That also being said, the 2 XL is a nice device.
    mumfoau likes this.
    12-06-2017 09:13 AM
  17. tanson1011's Avatar
    I was worried about the bezels and small size of the screen as well. I only otped for the pixel 2 cause I got a deal and paid 30 bucks for the 128 gig on contract and the pixel 2 xl was 250 for the 64g.

    But this phone really grew on me and I'm very happy I have it. My other concern was the battery. So I bought a fast car charger and have an extra fast charger from Google. Turns out I only charge it at night and the odd time on my car.

    I take it out of its case at times and just admire it. Lol. I think it's a beautiful design and form factor. Never would have thought that.

    I did come from an s7 edge and very happy I'm not mistakingly hitting the edge screen. Love the UI and design far better than Samsung's too.
    12-06-2017 10:18 AM
  18. westektwit's Avatar
    This is ludicrous!! 99% of the people complaining about the bezels will be slapping a crappy plastic case around the phone anyway! Spare us from your faux outrage.
    raqball and mindhead1 like this.
    12-06-2017 01:19 PM
  19. Legobricke's Avatar
    Does anyone really care? If you bought one and are happy, it's good.... If you didn't because of whatever, why come vent to the forum about why you disliked it?
    raqball and anon(10092459) like this.
    12-06-2017 04:49 PM
  20. pjwk81's Avatar
    I was dubious about the bezels until I held it for the first time. After using phones with minimal bezels or huge phones for so long now, I absolutely love this and I'll be buying the same design if I can for the foreseeable future.
    12-07-2017 06:32 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    I was dubious about the bezels until I held it for the first time. After using phones with minimal bezels or huge phones for so long now, I absolutely love this and I'll be buying the same design if I can for the foreseeable future.
    So glad it feels good in the hand! Unfortunately, I've yet to hold one but I'm super excited to get it!
    12-07-2017 08:45 AM
  22. openwheelracing's Avatar
    OMG bezels again
    12-07-2017 09:16 AM
  23. raqball's Avatar
    OMG bezels again
    Yup.. LOL

    Last year with the original Pixel phones half the threads were 'OMG bezels' and / or 'Dem bezels tho' type remarks. I actually quit coming to the forums for a while because I didn't feel like logging in to 16.7 million OMG bezel type posts..

    This time around, for the Pixel 2, the 'OMG bezels' and 'Dem bezels tho' comments have been less than last year but ya know, it's the internet so.....

    Anywho, the bezels don't bother me and they are nowhere even close to being the 'outrage' some make them out to be. Bezels do have benefits like when using the phone in landscape mode ect..

    My .02
    12-07-2017 09:20 AM
  24. sixty_four's Avatar
    OMG bezels again
    The only thing more exasperating than the endless complaints about bezels is the endless complaining about the complaints about bezels.

    The big-*** bezels on my Pixel 2 provide the perfect surface for another project of mine. I've permanently mounted my dongle with JB Weld to my lower bezel and BOOM...I've effectively got a 3.5mm jack on my custom Pixel 2. Suck it, bezel-haters and 3.5mm-jack-whiners.
    12-07-2017 09:27 AM
  25. anon(10271520)'s Avatar
    This is ludicrous!! 99% of the people complaining about the bezels will be slapping a crappy plastic case around the phone anyway! Spare us from your faux outrage.
    You still see the bezels, case or no case.
    12-07-2017 11:56 AM
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