- 10-29-2012, 05:01 PM #1
The Lumia 920 and HTC 8X are, unfortunately, much too large for the screen sizes they have. I played around in Word and was able to illustrate this, and shrunk bezels to a reasonable level and was able to drastically decrease the size of the phones while keeping the same screen size even without going as extreme as the bezels (or lack thereof) on something like the Droid Razr M.
Why is this, and does anyone agree?
- 10-29-2012, 06:11 PM #4
- 10-29-2012, 06:14 PM #5
Plus it is intentionally kept away so that the soft keys aren't pressed by mistake all the time. Have a look at how badly they are arranged in HTC Titan. There is no space left and I always end up pressing search button by mistake. This new design pulls them further away from the scrolling area and hence a peaceful experience.
- 10-29-2012, 07:52 PM #6
Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely buying one of these, and I love Windows Phone, but I want to know why these devices are so much larger than they need to be.
10-29-2012, 08:44 PM #10
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- 10-29-2012, 09:19 PM #12
In addition to what has already been mentioned (volume required to fit all components), ruggedness is another issue that must also be considered. Should you ever drop your phone in a way so that it hits the ground on one of its four edges or corners (instead of front or back), a thicker bezel makes it easier for the case to absorb more of the impact force before transferring the remainder to the screen. Having the edges "bulge out", as opposed to simply being "flat" also help stiffen the case against impact, although this too increases the bezel size.
Reducing the bezel size usually necessitates using different materials (composite aluminum instead of PC), but that also has drawbacks (cost, reduction of signal quality, etc.).
It's all about choices. Unfortunately, it seems there isn't a device currently available (Lumia Razor M) that caters to the set of tradeoffs you would prefer.
- 10-29-2012, 09:56 PM #13
I'm sorry but is this the device you are saying has very small bezels?
Both have large chin areas probably for the same reason. To not activate the capacitive buttons.
Sure the Razor has smaller side bezel but top and bottom are no different.
- 10-29-2012, 10:29 PM #15