The State of Bezels! (2018)


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  • Alan Sdiq
    Alan Sdiq Day ago

    Why didn't you make video about gear Iconx

  • Actheman1978
    Actheman1978 2 days ago

    In 2025 folks will be like: “But backs are sooo ugly”.

  • Aaahehehehe
    Aaahehehehe 4 days ago

    Wallpaper at 1:44 please?

  • SierotSiewca
    SierotSiewca 4 days ago

    I like bezels of iPhone 6 onward. They don't look like on TV from 2008 thanks to their slim sides.
    Similar thing with Xperia line (IMO awful phones with great looks, i hate their android fork and HW problems).

  • Benjamin Malave
    Benjamin Malave 6 days ago

    Some smartphones have rounded displays so why not square the top corners of the phone and put sensors there?

  • Wzrd
    Wzrd 7 days ago

    They should just remove the front facing camera - problem solved! :D

  • Saleh Al Abdali
    Saleh Al Abdali 10 days ago

    Where can i get that wallpaper on the samsung?

  • Athanasios Logaras
    Athanasios Logaras 12 days ago

    Pretty sure i am not the only one that likes bezels, right?

  • R3D Duckling
    R3D Duckling 12 days ago

    I like bezelless but it must be uncomfortable watching videos in landscape without a place to rest your fingers

  • hks071
    hks071 12 days ago

    Mkbhd, what do you think of a rear facing camera with a hinge to flip over the top to face forward like some digital cameras

  • Blabla Bla
    Blabla Bla 16 days ago

    Will I be guillotined for liking the X designs?

  • Jacob Herlin
    Jacob Herlin 18 days ago

    I take issue with the claim that we can't remove the rear-facing camera or the proximity sensors. It annoys me that we have all this competition in smart phones, but no real options in terms of what the phone has beyond storage and screen size. I get that people use the rear-facing camera, but phones without one should be an option for people like me. Similarly, I absolutely hate holding the phone to my face, I answer calls with headphones, and occasionally speakerphone.

  • Shawn White
    Shawn White 19 days ago

    Yep 2018 bezels are now evil

  • Harry CHEUNG
    Harry CHEUNG 20 days ago

    i love the new iphone designs(bezels, removed headphone jack) fuck yall babies complaining

  • spamtelevision
    spamtelevision 21 day ago

    I don't agree with this guy, the notch on the iPhone looks not ugly

  • Joseph Holland Pontes
    Joseph Holland Pontes 22 days ago

    Selfies and phone calls are things of the past that’s why we have “courage” to remove the whole damn thing ! Only apple could do that now is just text message end of conversation

  • Ethan H
    Ethan H 23 days ago

    WTH your shirt is my iPhone wallpaper!!! Lol

  • cplews
    cplews 23 days ago

    Make a vlog channel please

  • Snowolf1984
    Snowolf1984 26 days ago

    In this thin- or no-bezel era of phones, why aren't there any white color bezel phones anymore? I'd think a thin white-bezel Galaxy S9 or iPhone XS would look great. Anyone?

  • Juice2515
    Juice2515 Month ago

    Keep the top bezel. Front camera, front facing speakers, heck apple throw in your face idea. I hate notches, so the Samsung way is for me

  • darkwear gt growtopia

    what is bezal

  • gothatway09
    gothatway09 Month ago

    The culture changed from most of the 2000s, from 2000--2005 or 2007. Back then nobody cared about bezels, it was just cool having some kind of technology that we didn't have before. I mean for all intents and purposes, most of the technology in 2005 wasn't all that different from 1995, I mean not really. Most cell phones still looked like 90s cell phones, although people had DVDs, many people still had VCRs, the web had evolved from 1995 to 2005, but social media and USclip was still in it's infancy. As the technology became more common place and evolved, people started demanding more.

  • surfingsuicune
    surfingsuicune Month ago

    You can't even provide a real reason for getting rid of bezels. Your entire argument is "get rid of bezels because it's the future hurrdurrrr". That argument is a tautology: "it's better because it's better." Uh, okay? You haven't convinced anyone with an IQ over 70 that bezelless is somehow better.

  • Joel William
    Joel William Month ago

    What about the oppo find x?

  • Retro Doc
    Retro Doc Month ago

    One reason I bought my flat Galaxy S7 is to admire its beautiful pink gold bezel.

  • Vela S
    Vela S Month ago

    This is what happens when we let preppy millennial tech journalists with the design senses of teenagers dictate to manufacturers what the trends should be. How the fuck am I supposed to hold my phone comfortably, especially while watching a video, without touching the screen, if the fucking thing is all screen? Not only does that mean you’re going to be accidentally pressing shit all the time, but it also means covering the screen while watching videos. Now I have to pinch the phone by either side and hope my thumb fat doesn’t accidentally slip over the edges. Furthermore, fuck good stereo speakers, I guess. And I guess everyone just decided to lube up their assholes to get fucked rather than actually vote for keeping the headphone jack with their wallets. Fuck you tech “journalists,” fuck you sheep consumers, fuck all of you. Now I can’t even buy a modern phone without some retarded bullshit like a notch, no headphone jack, or no micro-SD support.

  • Manu Verma
    Manu Verma Month ago

    realme 2 pro has done it { with water drop notch}

  • Arief Rakhman
    Arief Rakhman Month ago

    But WHY? 😅

  • Aaron B
    Aaron B Month ago

    Hm... Hows about Apple puts a front facing camera on the Apple Watch for selfies, and releases an iPhone with no front facing camera. Sounds Apple-y to me lol. But FaceTime would be awkward, nvm
    Or could you just make a camera tiny enough to only take a single pixel? You would easily get used to overlooking it

  • Jermaine Williams
    Jermaine Williams Month ago

    I have no problem with very small bezels..

  • Jermaine Williams
    Jermaine Williams Month ago

    Samsung has been getting rid of bezels for a while

  • Affinity Roadster
    Affinity Roadster Month ago +1

    Maybe if we stopped taking selfies, we could go truly bezeless.

  • Darren Gibson
    Darren Gibson Month ago +19

    I’m honestly a big fan of the notch, the iPhone X and Xs are, in my opinion the most premium and modern looking phones on the market thanks to their choice of materials. I currently have a samsung phone so I am far from an apple fan, but I can honestly say that I prefer the design of the S7/S6 to their new S8/S9 shape.

  • CoolCarl33
    CoolCarl33 Month ago

    Ok so we all want all screen phones, and we can agree with that, but how will cases work, fr, where would it attach

  • The Boss
    The Boss Month ago

    hahahahahaha rumoured One Plus 6

  • Uvindu Abeysekara
    Uvindu Abeysekara Month ago

    How would the camera work on snap on the vivo

  • Uvindu Abeysekara
    Uvindu Abeysekara Month ago

    Tbh I really don't care about bezels I jus want good performance

  • Trey Turpin
    Trey Turpin Month ago

    Where do you find your computer backrounds???

  • Steve DeSantis
    Steve DeSantis Month ago

    I could care less. Pixel 2 XL is the best phone I've ever had. It'll take a massive leap or a huge accident lol for me to need a new phone.

  • Elijah Bobinger
    Elijah Bobinger Month ago

    I still hold, if the iPhone could just segregate the top section for status icons ONLY, and then all-black during games & video would be PERFECT. Having it still open in any videos and games is SO DUMB. It looks ridiculous. But if we curved the display away from the notch, touching only the bottom of the notch cut-out, it would look perfect. I like how they integrate the status bar in text and reading apps, like any normal Internet browsing or social medium app, but - for the last time - videos & games... It just can't be there.

  • hks071
    hks071 Month ago

    What they need to do is to have a flip hinge and have the rear camera flip over the top to face the front. So having 1 camera for both front and back

    _AABEAST_ Month ago

    Moving cameras are rly stupid

  • Ryan Xue
    Ryan Xue Month ago

    In my opinion, I think bezeless and notchless phones are ugly af

  • Tryxēn
    Tryxēn Month ago

    My aesthetic :
    Samsung's bezels
    Razer's speakers
    Pixel's cameras
    Stock Android
    Headphone jack
    And that's all Laura shut up and take my money

  • Jimmy Salo
    Jimmy Salo Month ago

    I don’t mind them : D

  • Juan Valdez
    Juan Valdez Month ago

    Getting rid of the front facing camera is easy. Just have a camera that comes out like the stylus in the note 9. I mean, don't make it fully seperate but make it so that it can be manually pulled out from the top of the phone. Not like the vivo where it's automatic.

  • finnish boi
    finnish boi Month ago


  • Daniel Mihalko
    Daniel Mihalko Month ago

    I don't mind a chin and forehead on the phone, it's totally fine for me. I like it much better than a notch, I hate the notch

  • BMK
    BMK Month ago

    Dunno why people have problems with the notch and marques even calls it ugly. I think it looks really fucking good.

  • Masonwabe Nkombisa
    Masonwabe Nkombisa Month ago

    whats with the pixel you carrying?

  • Aaron Evens
    Aaron Evens 2 months ago

    Literally laughed out loud when the motor camera popped out hahahahh

  • Tri
    Tri 2 months ago

    Americans complain about everything. Who gives a fuck about not having notches/bezels. As long as i can call, text, and watch porn on a big screen then im good 👉🏿👌🏿

  • Евгений Мокрушин

    You confuse concepts:
    Bezels look worse in term of design, but better in usability
    Notch worse in usability but make much better design

  • Formby
    Formby 2 months ago

    Let's go Nokia N-Gage and put the ear piece on the side of the phone!

  • Joal Blo
    Joal Blo 2 months ago

    Samsung has the best design in smartphones right now. Balanced and beautiful.

  • Kenwood Zeu
    Kenwood Zeu 2 months ago

    Notch is poison.

  • Rahul Roy
    Rahul Roy 2 months ago

    I think it's about time this video gets an edit for the current state of things towards the end of 2018

  • Mohammed Ali
    Mohammed Ali 2 months ago

    There is no such thing as a seamless future with wireless audio. A sad reality but one we will have to accept and I'm happy Samsung in on board with.

  • Thomas Fromentin
    Thomas Fromentin 2 months ago

    Who's Watching this on vivo Nex ?

  • Skilled User
    Skilled User 2 months ago +3


    I would never keep my phone like that...

    • Anubis
      Anubis 15 days ago

      What the hell bro! Its literally flying and nobody noticed that! Fuck the notches and bezelesness, we want flying phones! The future is here!

  • [ Gaming Inconsistently ]

    See through oled O: cameras gonna be hidden behind the screen, seen only when used or wants to be seen

  • [ Gaming Inconsistently ]

    See through oled O: cameras gonna be hidden behind the screen, seen only when used or wants to be seen

  • Per Ringnes
    Per Ringnes 2 months ago

    what about a screen or a mirror at the back for taking selfies? then you dont need a front camera at all. problem solved. you can bill me later

  • Noby Ullah
    Noby Ullah 2 months ago

    well apple is apple there taste doesn't change.i love the iphone x

  • BoomFlare
    BoomFlare 2 months ago

    6:15 anyone know that wallpaper?

  • Alban Osmani
    Alban Osmani 2 months ago

    I don’t know if this can achieved with transparent oled displays and the camera to be underneath the screen and when you would need it the screen to turn off at that part and the camera could see through.. becouse as I know transparent displays do exist

  • Powerbang gaming
    Powerbang gaming 2 months ago

    Bezel is okay but the notch uh oh !

  • Symon Hlophe
    Symon Hlophe 2 months ago

    Why don't they make manual slide front facing cameras from the back? It's wouldn't be new technology since we had slide up cellphones. Less mechanics would be needed, less costly and less chance of it breaking, and bye bye bezels and notches.

  • DarkRanger919
    DarkRanger919 2 months ago

    id ratehr everyone do waht samsung is doing and have chins and foreheads. if the phones are too small, it becomes a stretch to reach the lower parts of the screen without a bit of shimmy

  • Mo Ahzed
    Mo Ahzed 2 months ago

    just me or does anyone else kind of like the notch on the zenfone 5z, which has diagonal sides on the notch so it blends with the bezels.

  • ImAHuman
    ImAHuman 3 months ago +1

    2098- iPhone XII deluxe

  • Jack W
    Jack W 3 months ago

    I have the iPhone X and I've genuinely forgotten about the notch, or even: I kind of like how they implemented it, I definitely disagree with MKBHD here! The information you need is still to the sides of it. The only thing that gets me annoyed about the iPhone X is how Face ID barely works when my phone is on my desk and its speed.

  • Eric Mewhort
    Eric Mewhort 3 months ago

    Don't take away bezels completely, just shrink them down to the smallest size as possible. Bezels aren't the enemy, large ones are.

  • Nickolas Jordan
    Nickolas Jordan 3 months ago

    I could see putting the front camera into something like an SD card slot, pushing into it to pop it out. It gets it off the front and it's not motorized.

  • Daniel Reynolds
    Daniel Reynolds 3 months ago

    Dear marques, I have been following you for years now. I love all your videos always a honest review on tech. But why haven't you made any videos that predict what you think the next samsung or iphone will be. I have seen you make a video about this before but what about making a full video of what you think the samsung 10 will be like?

    BOB THE ROB 3 months ago

    the X have bezzeles

  • Brad Davister
    Brad Davister 3 months ago

    I see beer coolers with clear doors yet they have a screen and picture that you can still watch, do you think this is the possible future of phone screens? It would hide the camera yet maybe have the ability to allow full camera view when needed. If that makes sense at all.

  • C
    C 3 months ago

    Notched and jackless phones can burn in hell

  • BenTech
    BenTech 3 months ago

    I like the bezels of the iPhone 8

  • Oh my Shoe
    Oh my Shoe 3 months ago

    what if you could use a prism and a second part of the screen to cover the camera, it could redirect light to the sensor while the light from the screen would shine straight through the bottom going up into the glass

  • WhyteLis21
    WhyteLis21 3 months ago

    +MKBHD, it's weird how mobile phone technology are made in the past til now. We went from big blocky mobile phones with antennas in the late 80's to 90's to smaller screen flip phones in the '00's and now we're heading back to bigger screen phones. 😁

  • Captain Msu
    Captain Msu 3 months ago

    Samsung wins no doubt

  • Brendan Freeman
    Brendan Freeman 3 months ago


  • Franklin Xu
    Franklin Xu 3 months ago

    Why don’t we just use corner bezels? Maybe that could work. I’m not the best in tech but we could offset the selfie camera

  • amit s
    amit s 3 months ago

    Bezels are a necessity, if u are a gamer, u will need the bezels to prevent accidental touching on the screen. Even as a general user, bezels are needed to hold the phone properly. Also bezels are needed to protect the display and make it last long
    Hate it that phone manufacturers are forcing people to hate bezels when till few months ago, no one hated bezels. I love phones with large bezels as they protect the display and make it easier to use

  • Azar
    Azar 3 months ago

    What is wrong with bezels again? 👂

  • aman
    aman 3 months ago

    personally i don't mind having a notch if there's no chin, like the iphone x. if it has a chin it just looks weird.

  • Deyan Todorov
    Deyan Todorov 3 months ago

    Don't really care about bezels

  • WaiGee
    WaiGee 3 months ago

    For me the notch is a selling point, I rather enjoy the design. Asymmetry and it different from all the other phones out there

  • James Boyle
    James Boyle 3 months ago

    To be quite honest I don’t give two shits about having no bevels... Anyone else?

  • Šarūnas
    Šarūnas 4 months ago

    I like the notch. The X one, especially when in contrast with white screen looks really nice to me

  • Rais Momin
    Rais Momin 4 months ago

    Am I the only one that thinks the notch doesn’t look bad? I think it actually looks more futuristic.

  • TV Chunga
    TV Chunga 4 months ago

    I laughed so fuckin hard when that camera came out the top of that phone lmaoooo

  • ardas
    ardas 4 months ago

    just put a screen at the back and use regular camera for selfies if that's what you really need in your life people

  • voiceofreason314
    voiceofreason314 4 months ago

    Who cares about the bezels though? Do a few millimeters really ruin a phone? I'd much rather have that than that stupid notch...

  • Kyle White
    Kyle White 4 months ago

    The bezeless craze is retarded

  • Samuel Feaster
    Samuel Feaster 4 months ago


  • Tomasz Szwedo
    Tomasz Szwedo 4 months ago

    Do u know whats that wallpaper on macbook?

  • Killacamfoo O.G.
    Killacamfoo O.G. 4 months ago

    By 2020 it will be worked out, the notch is a good compromise if implemented well like on the OP6.

  • huy luu
    huy luu 5 months ago

    pshhh just put the camera on the bottom