10-30-2016 12:42 PM
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  1. ogio's Avatar
    there's the blank space on the bottom bezel below the screen, then you have the on screen buttons. in reality the usable screen space is a lot less than say the note 7. i compared google maps screen size to my note 7 and the size was way smaller.
    i dont know what phone to go to, since i have to get rid of the note 7 and i love this phone.
    10-23-2016 06:22 PM
  2. Bearcats98's Avatar
    I....just....it....welll..... *walks away*
    10-23-2016 06:25 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes, the Note 7 has 7.4% more screen area. Because it's a 5.7" phone vs a 5.5" phone and .2" on a 16:9 screen equals .96 in2 more screen area. Have you considered the HTC 10 or LG V20?
    10-23-2016 06:37 PM
  4. ogio's Avatar
    lol.
    if its one thing samsung did right, it's their screens.
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    10-23-2016 06:37 PM
  5. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    I like it, makes it easy to handle.
    10-23-2016 06:38 PM
  6. ogio's Avatar
    Yes, the Note 7 has 7.4% more screen area. Because it's a 5.7" phone vs a 5.5" phone and .2" on a 16:9 screen equals .96 in2 more screen area. Have you considered the HTC 10 or LG V20?
    at two different stores looking to see a lg v20, and i was told to avoid the lg v20. something about boot loops, and quailty not being up to par.
    10-23-2016 06:39 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    at two different stores looking to see a lg v20, and i was told to avoid the lg v20. something about boot loops, and quailty not being up to par.
    Oh, I hadn't heard of any issues with the V20. The G5 yes, V20 I've heard rave reviews about so far but not a lot of people have them so you probably know way more than me on that one.
    10-23-2016 06:40 PM
  8. ogio's Avatar
    Oh, I hadn't heard of any issues with the V20. The G5 yes, V20 I've heard rave reviews about so far but not a lot of people have them so you probably know way more than me on that one.
    yeah i was hoping to see one in person. told they had them in back but no display models....
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    10-23-2016 06:42 PM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    I mind the bezels MUCH less on the XL than on the regular Pixel. Pixel XL is really nice to have that there actually. The S7 Edge might be another good choice.
    10-23-2016 06:44 PM
  10. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I actually like the bezel on the Pixel. I don't quite understand the obsession with having the screen going from edge to edge. That was one of my main complaints with the S7 Edge. I was constantly doing things I didn't want to do. The Note 7 was better, but I still like to have a little bezel at least. I like having that chin on the Pixel when watching video or just to pick the phone up without touching the screen. It would be nice to have a speaker in that space though. I have seen a few people make that comment and I would agree.

    Choices are good though. If you can't get past the bezel, choose another phone. Plenty good phones to choose from.
    10-23-2016 06:49 PM
  11. ogio's Avatar
    i had the s7 edge before and it was ok. even though the specs are the same besides screen, the note 7 just feels way better.
    i had skipped over the note 5. would i be dissapointed in getting that? i just want a big screen.
    10-23-2016 06:51 PM
  12. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    The bezel at the top is about the same size, and the bezel at the bottom is nearly twice as large, as it was on the Nexus 6. Why, Google.... Why....?
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    10-23-2016 06:52 PM
  13. Davidoo's Avatar
    there's the blank space on the bottom bezel below the screen, then you have the on screen buttons. in reality the usable screen space is a lot less than say the note 7. i compared google maps screen size to my note 7 and the size was way smaller.
    i dont know what phone to go to, since i have to get rid of the note 7 and i love this phone.
    Yes, there is a lot of unusable space on the bottom of the Pixel XL I put my droid Turbo with a 5.2 inch screen next to the XL and it has more usable screen space than the 5.5 XL. Somehow Moto was able to put the home and other two capacitive buttons in the bezel, which I love about the Turbo. The Turbo is still an excellent device with one huge exception, that being horrible security and OS updates as it is still running Lollipop.
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    10-23-2016 06:53 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes, there is a lot of unusable space on the bottom of the Pixel XL I put my droid Turbo with a 5.2 inch screen next to the XL and it has more usable screen space than the 5.5 XL. Somehow Moto was able to put the home and other two capacitive buttons in the bezel, which I love about the Turbo. The Turbo is still an excellent device with one huge exception, that being horrible security and OS updates as it is still running Lollipop.
    The Pixel XL has 11.9% more display area than the Droid Turbo. The Pixel XL display is .26" longer and .15" wider.
    10-23-2016 07:34 PM
  15. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    I know I'm crazy, but I don't care what the phone looks like. I only care how it performs.

    That's not a shot at anyone who cares about the look of their phone; I was just stating my preference.
    pgoforth, Nostromo79 and ihbsbA like this.
    10-23-2016 07:51 PM
  16. maaron1300's Avatar
    I just ordered some of these to go on the front bottom "chin"
    i just can't get over the bezel on the xl-1477271372997.jpg
    10-23-2016 08:09 PM
  17. Davidoo's Avatar
    The Pixel XL has 11.9% more display area than the Droid Turbo. The Pixel XL display is .26" longer and .15" wider.
    I understand that. However, the Turbo doesn't take any screen space with the capacitive buttons being in the bezel. I held them side by side and the Turbo viewable screen was taller than the Pixel when viewing the home screen. And yes, when watching a video, the Pixel buttons disappear and it had a bigger (taller) screen than the Turbo.
    10-23-2016 08:11 PM
  18. cbreze's Avatar
    I know I'm crazy, but I don't care what the phone looks like. I only care how it performs.

    That's not a shot at anyone who cares about the look of their phone; I was just stating my preference.
    I'm with you ^
    People seem to buy phones for status fashion statements sometimes even more than functionality Lol.

    As for bezels, I like to have a place to hold it and not touch the screen.
    10-23-2016 08:45 PM
  19. midnitefox's Avatar
    I know it's not a popular opinion, but I happen to enjoy the top and bottom bezels very much. Switched from 9 years of iPhone to the Note 7, then the S7, then the Note 7 and now the Pixel XL. I like that I can take the phone out of my pocket by the bezels, and holding the phone by it's bezels while watching a video or playing a game.

    I also like the extra driveway space it has afforded me. I just park my car on the bottom bezel, roommate parks on the top one. And now our driveway as soo much room for activities!
    10-23-2016 09:02 PM
  20. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yes, there is a lot of unusable space on the bottom of the Pixel XL I put my droid Turbo with a 5.2 inch screen next to the XL and it has more usable screen space than the 5.5 XL. Somehow Moto was able to put the home and other two capacitive buttons in the bezel, which I love about the Turbo. The Turbo is still an excellent device with one huge exception, that being horrible security and OS updates as it is still running Lollipop.
    The first few Galaxy phone put the capacitive buttons on the bezel as well. I wish google did that with the pixel/xl
    10-23-2016 09:59 PM
  21. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I really don't mind it. If it were smaller then you'd have to reach down further to hit the navigation buttons, so it makes it more comfortable in the hand to me.

    Add to that I liek that if I'm holding the phone horizontally, I can grab on to the bezel without fear of hitting back or home or something.
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    10-23-2016 10:02 PM
  22. thunderup's Avatar
    The bezels don't bother me near as much as I thought they would. In fact, I kind of like them. Coming from the Note 7, I couldn't hold that phone on the bottom without accidentally hitting one of the capacitive keys. That always annoyed me. I much prefer on-screen buttons anyway, especially after using the 3 previous generations of the Moto X before the Note.
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    10-23-2016 10:52 PM
  23. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I actually like the bezel on the Pixel. I don't quite understand the obsession with having the screen going from edge to edge. That was one of my main complaints with the S7 Edge. I was constantly doing things I didn't want to do. The Note 7 was better, but I still like to have a little bezel at least. I like having that chin on the Pixel when watching video or just to pick the phone up without touching the screen. It would be nice to have a speaker in that space though. I have seen a few people make that comment and I would agree.

    Choices are good though. If you can't get past the bezel, choose another phone. Plenty good phones to choose from.
    I'm with you ^
    People seem to buy phones for status fashion statements sometimes even more than functionality Lol.

    As for bezels, I like to have a place to hold it and not touch the screen.
    Amen. To me the best part of the Nexus 6P was that it has a bezel that I could hold it with in my big clumsy paws. It's also the best thing about the iPhone. I was happy to see it on the Pixel, especially the smaller version.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    10-23-2016 10:57 PM
  24. anon(8444889)'s Avatar
    Jerry and others are 100% right. The bezels are actually a good thing. If you actually had it in your hand and used it you would realize how they are actually helpful. It isn't as awkward typing and is more comfortable for the thumbs.

    I think the bezel hate is way overblown. Especially with the Pixel XL. I have the black and the only time I notice the bezel is when reading other people talk about them in tech forums. Most people that have actually had it in hand can confirm that they are not bad at all. Only people that haven't actually held them seem to complain. But hey we are all different and if that is the biggest worry someone has then cool. I just disagree.
    cwbcpa, Jason Stroud1 and libra89 like this.
    10-23-2016 11:14 PM
  25. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Jerry and others are 100% right. The bezels are actually a good thing. If you actually had it in your hand and used it you would realize how they are actually helpful. It isn't as awkward typing and is more comfortable for the thumbs.

    I think the bezel hate is way overblown. Especially with the Pixel XL. I have the black and the only time I notice the bezel is when reading other people talk about them in tech forums. Most people that have actually had it in hand can confirm that they are not bad at all. Only people that haven't actually held them seem to complain. But hey we are all different and if that is the biggest worry someone has then cool. I just disagree.
    I don't disagree about the ergonomics of having a bezel. I do disagree with Google's not including front-firing speakers (even if it were just the one) when they decided they were going to have that much space. Not sure what their reasoning was behind the decision to point it away from the listener.
    10-23-2016 11:23 PM
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