1. dty06's Avatar
    So I'm typing this on my Nexus 6P. I love this phone, but the time to upgrade is coming soon. I'm pretty sold on the Pixel XL 2, but as I read the latest news, it seems everyone is talking about bezels rather than features, performance, or expectations. Some are acting as though bezels murdered their family or something - and I'm sitting here perfectly content with my ridiculously large bezels not caring at all. So am I the only one who legitimately doesn't care about bezels in the slightest? I care more about the performance, the storage, the OS updates, the camera, stereo speakers, the battery...you know, the features of the phone. Bezels? Who cares? Not me.
    DMP89145 and AnnDroid like this.
    08-08-2017 05:14 PM
  2. quelquehomme's Avatar
    As long as there's a good speaker sitting in the middle of the top and bottom bezels, I don't care. But I'd also rather have wireless charging and a decent-sized battery inside a phone instead of a skinny, shiny metal outside, so you can't go by me.
    dty06 and AnnDroid like this.
    08-08-2017 05:33 PM
  3. isdaako's Avatar
    Me either.
    08-08-2017 07:59 PM
  4. Hyperspace13's Avatar
    I don't care either. I think it's funny when some people put looks over performance.
    08-08-2017 08:36 PM
  5. tdizzel's Avatar
    I care a lot about bezels. I think they're getting ridiculously small. I'd prefer not worrying about accidental touches because someone decided that I don't really need space to hold my phone.
    cellomj and L0n3N1nja like this.
    08-09-2017 01:40 PM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    I think we need some sort of reasonably sized bezels. How to prevent accidental touches otherwise? They generally don't bother me.
    08-09-2017 01:43 PM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me one way or the other. I prefer a bit of bezel actually. On the other hand, with the phones getting taller and taller, less bezel on the bottom helps me reach the notification bar easier...
    08-09-2017 04:56 PM
  8. lcs101's Avatar
    I don't care either. I think it's funny when some people put looks over performance.
    For plenty of people, including myself, it has nothing to do with looks. It has to do with wanting a bigger screen (even if it's elongated) in a smaller form-factor.
    Davidoo and bchain996 like this.
    08-09-2017 09:15 PM
  9. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I care because large bezels look funny, but this race for no bezels make the phone hard to hold.
    08-09-2017 11:56 PM
  10. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    My fiance has the S8. After playing w/ it for a while, I care about bezels. Kinda shocked that the Pixel still has em but I do enjoy front facing speaking. Regardless, no headphone jack + no dual camera = wait until Pixel 3
    08-10-2017 08:45 AM
  11. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Large bezels look bad and make the phone overly large. They're poor designs at this point. If the phone is going to be small anyway like with the regular Pixel 2 then it isn't that big of a deal, but on large phones, you need to be bezelless
    bchain996 likes this.
    08-10-2017 10:16 AM
  12. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I want screen real estate not a place to stick my Post-Its.
    08-10-2017 11:01 AM
  13. quelquehomme's Avatar
    but on large phones, you need to be bezelless
    No you don't. You just need cleverer engineers/product designers.
    08-10-2017 11:46 AM
  14. Orion78's Avatar
    I like small bezels period. Doesn't have to be bezeless but small is good enough for me. Huge bezels are a no no in my eyes.
    bchain996 and Davidoo like this.
    08-10-2017 12:23 PM
  15. kagenish's Avatar
    I don't mind the top & bottom bezels has long if they're not huge but aren't the reports saying that the Pixel XL 2 is going for a bezeless look over the Pixel 2.
    08-10-2017 01:45 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't mind some bezels. I have not joined the #nobezel war :P.
    dsignori likes this.
    08-10-2017 04:51 PM
  17. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    No you don't. You just need cleverer engineers/product designers.
    No, you need bezel-less designs on large phones. The larger they are, the less bezel they should have. If the Galaxy S8+ had iPhone 7 bezels, it would be a massive phone. Larger phones need to be bezel-less to fit properly in pockets and not be cumbersome to use.
    08-10-2017 04:58 PM
  18. mrvco's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with the size and proportion of the bezels on my Nexus 5x. I never run my phones bareback and in my opinion the bezel-less designs lose much of their luster with a case. Bezel width seems to matter more to me on televisions and computer monitors.
    08-10-2017 09:20 PM
  19. Cakefish's Avatar
    I care, but not nearly enough to buy the Pixel XL 2 instead. Bezels are low down on my priority list. Seeing as Google is giving us stereo speakers, I'm happy.
    08-13-2017 02:05 AM
  20. travisel's Avatar
    Wait for the real deal!

    Very hard to judge something not in your hands!

    I think it's a good trade off for loss of 3.5mm jack!

    As for people mad about not having a intergraded 3.5mm jack there are other options! You can get 3.5mm jacks for USB C adapters!....I'm sure that even Google will have options for you like Apple does for iPhone 7.

    Having the squeezable side button technology make it have bigger bezel? ..We know having stereo speakers is not helping the bezel!

    I'm upgrading from Microsoft Lumia 950 XL to Google Pixel XL 2 so I'm hoping for similar bezel design.
    08-13-2017 05:49 PM
  21. travisel's Avatar
    Nothing said about next generation Pixel 2 & XL2 battery!

    Maybe bigger bezel means bigger battery's? 3200 mAh & 3800 mAh battery's would be a fantastic trade for bigger bezel?
    08-13-2017 06:08 PM
  22. Large Hadron's Avatar
    Optimist! If we believe OnLeaks' dimensions it will be < 2mm longer, marginally narrower and slightly thinner. I wouldn't bet on a big increase in battery, though I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
    08-15-2017 06:20 PM
  23. dsignori's Avatar
    Optimist! If we believe OnLeaks' dimensions it will be < 2mm longer, marginally narrower and slightly thinner. I wouldn't bet on a big increase in battery, though I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
    The obsession with thinness drives me nuts. All the phones are plenty thin. I want more battery... :-)
    08-15-2017 07:14 PM
  24. vzwuser76's Avatar
    The obsession with thinness drives me nuts. All the phones are plenty thin. I want more battery... :-)
    Agreed. I remember when I got the HTC Rezound people were complaining about how thick it was, and the Pixel is about half as thick IIRC. I would happily have them double the thickness of the Pixel for more battery, or a combination of bigger battery and thick casing to provide a stronger shell for durability.

    As for bezels, I don't really care. Smaller is fine until it impacts usability. And while the 2:1 display ratio makes the device less wide, it also seems to increase the height. Two problems with that for me, it makes reaching items at the top even harder, and it looks like a freaking touchscreen remote!

    So unless there is something groundbreaking in the XL2, (and I really don't want to move back to a large phone again as the Pixel is almost perfect) I'll be staying with the regular Pixel.
    dsignori likes this.
    08-16-2017 02:17 AM

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