The Xperia Z1 isn’t the worst when it comes to ‘dat bezel’

by XB on 12th February 2014

in Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1


Screen size to phone size chartEver since we first heard about rumours on Honami, later to be known as the Xperia Z1, many criticised the phone’s bezel, particularly the top and bottom parts of the phone. Well as the graphic below shows, the Xperia Z1 is far from being the worst phone when looking at the screen size to phone size ratio.

The Sony Xperia Z1 has a ratio of 64.5%, whilst the Xperia Z1 Compact is lower at 61.7%. Both the iPhone 5S and Nokia Lumia 1020 have lower scores of 60.6% and 59.8% respectively. According to the graphic the LG G2 is the best, with a score of 75.7%. However, if the Xperia ZL was included, it would top the lot at 75.84%. To this day, Xperia ZL owners still have a lot to be smug about.

Screen size to phone size chart

Via @somospostpc (via PhoneArena).

  • Anukul

    nice comparison

  • Connstantine

    sirius will be something about 80+%

  • s-emo

    ZL should have been included if one gets such relics like Galaxy S and iPhone 3GS !

  • zymo

    From the leaked pics I would guess 67-70%

  • pain six path

    Look at lumia 1020 bazel and still no one complain,,look at LG flagship optimus 4x that had oonly one update and no one complained,,I wanna know why always sony??

  • laci_csk

    because Sony is the best

  • xperiaDROID

    The LG G2 is a beautiful phone with thin bezels, so I’m not surprised to see it’s on the top of this comparison. But why the Xperia ZL isn’t included in here? It’s a beautiful phone with thin bezels as well, I’m curious to know how will it stack up against the LG G2 in terms of screen-to-phone size ratio. But, oh well…nice comparison anyways.

    Btw, iPhone = The king of big momma bezels.

  • pain six path

    Yeah,consciously and unconsciously everyone expect the best thing from Sony,and they don’t expect it from other brands,actually it’s a testament to Sony’s greatness.

  • pain six path

    It’s simple,they didn’t want that a Sony smartphone be on top,since many attacked sony for its bazels.

  • laci_csk

    You right!!!

  • laci_csk

    What can we do? The world is full of stupid people with smartphones.

  • xperiaDROID

    It’s okay if the phone like the Lumia 1020 and the Xperia Z1 have a bit bezels, because they have beautiful design. The Lumia 1020 has the good ol’ Nokia looks and the Xperia Z1 has the elegant looks with attention to details, so it’s okay to have a bit bezels like on these two phones, as long as the design is beautiful then the bezels are acceptable.

    But, the iPhone 5s or 5c has the same old boring look with big bezels which is unacceptable. So, the winner of ‘dat bezel’ goes to the iPhone!

  • kaz

    Since Xperia Z isnt in the chart, Xperia Z’s figure is 69.73%
    You’re welcome :)

  • xperiaDROID

    There’s nothing we can do, what we should do is to enjoy our Xperia.

  • RealityCheck2013

    I love my Z1 :P

  • pain six path

    We can aware others we know,whether in interne by commenting,or explaining it to our friends,

  • pain six path

    Yeah,,I have no problem with my z1 bazels,and the reason for the bazels is its powerful camera like 1020,simply you can expect powerful camera in a very small size,

  • xperiaDROID

    Yup, and the reason for the bezels on the HTC One is the powerful and loud BoomSound speakers, slim phone with fat sound. :)

  • laci_csk

    …and slim sales too

  • Zaim

    Anyone know the figures for the Z Ultra ?

  • harrold

    ZL please? and z ultra? :3 :P

  • pain six path

    Yes,but I think there is no reason for iPhones bazels??

  • s-emo

    Looking at the leaked pics the bezels are quite small but I doubt it will even reach 75%

  • Z1ZLIndia

    It would keep Sony in first row !

  • pain six path

    Yes,high price with a carp camera while competitors deliver better features with less price,htc should stop making such phones.

  • Divyanshu Chandola

    Xperia ZL , 75.84 %

  • xperiaDROID

    …and no storage expansion which is a big let down. This is why HTC is falling, they should stop doing such mistakes.

  • Divyanshu Chandola

    ZL = 75.84 :D

  • pain six path

    Yes,no micro ad card was a big let down,,and HTC is so weak for updating its phones.

  • JonasHa

    Who said higher is better? I know a lot of people who appreciate how the iPhone is “easy to handle”, and as soon as they get an Android device in their hands, they make unintended touch inputs.

  • Husam Al-Balushi

    Exactly !

  • mas

    I do love my Z1, but if we remove the phones with hardware buttons under the screen, the Z1 Compact is at the bottom, and Z1 on second last. So I would say that the comparison ain’t fair.

  • laci_csk

    Because the iphone users is the most retarded people has ever seen

  • Mujeeb Ahmad

    I still boast about this feature of ZL to my friends :)

  • JonasHa

    ..unlike people posting this kind of wise and intelligent statements.

  • Stephen Mcloughlin

    z1 is the worst of modern android crop
    plus because of apples 4″ screen theres no comparison here

  • Igor Olsztyn

    hey everybody
    sony show new aplha camera right now and accidentally show new xperia :) with really nice bezels
    ejoy

  • roeshak

    Well the iPhone and 1020 have smaller screens so the need for slimmer bezels isn’t as great as on a inch phone.. The z1 is in phablet territory.

  • Elias Fazel

    really it s lot!
    u can compare Z1 to old phone like S2! so its not good against new android phone like G2!
    (i don care whtThF is iPhone :D)

  • Mirrorpurple

    I never complained about my bezel… the bezel size is just nice…

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS AND SMALL BEZELS?!

    what is the hype about it… idgi

  • Mirrorpurple

    the bezels are too small for me

  • vigneshprince

    where is XZ??

  • Rob

    Between Lumia 1320 and Note2

  • redwan

    i want sony xperia z2

  • OR PICK A NAME

    I Want Xperia Z9 ver 9 from future not old Z2 !!!

  • Nik Technaudio

    Let’s be honest, who fucking cares?

  • Bryan Ng

    Agreed. :)

  • lucasarg

    Take that motherphuckers my ZL is the Best!!!! Haaaa!

  • Clamser

    It’s a shame and sad to hear you ( XPERIA BLOG) think like that.

    Note that the SONY brand as a nation or a football team for some.

    When you say , The Xperia Z1 Is not the worst When It Comes To ‘dat bezel ‘ or that if the Xperia ZL WAS included , It Would top the lot at 75.84 %. To this day , Xperia owners ZL -have still a lot to be smug about .

    Are you well see the comparison chart ?

    It is very sad to know that the mark for which we are so is not even to in the second place on the list of the best. And you’re enjoying to say these things. Look good list all other major brands have at least one smartphone in the forefront and not Sony that I love so much , ready to sacrifice my € or $ and my time on Net. Stop rubbing our face on the ground.

    In matters update , Sony nase they lost in dates

    Area occupied by the screen, Sony nase

    Camera , Megapixel Many but nase ( Could be better)

    Viewing angle, Sony Nase

    Flagship store for only 16GB. Why not 16,32 and 64 optional As other brands.

    No stereo sound on the flagship of Sony .

    I ‘m losing blood in dollar and euro for Sony

  • Clamser

    It’s a shame and sad to hear you ( XPERIA BLOG) think like that.

    Note that the SONY brand as a nation or a football team for some.

    When you say , The Xperia Z1 Is not the worst When It Comes To ‘dat bezel ‘ or that if the Xperia ZL WAS included , It Would top the lot at 75.84 %. To this day , Xperia owners ZL -have still a lot to be smug about .

    Are you well see the comparison chart ?

    It is very sad to know that the mark for which we are so is not even to in the second place on the list of the best. And you’re enjoying to say these things. Look good list all other major brands have at least one smartphone in the forefront and not Sony that I love so much , ready to sacrifice my € or $ and my time on Net. Stop rubbing our face on the ground.

    In matters update , Sony nase they lost in dates

    Area occupied by the screen, Sony nase

    Camera , Megapixel Many but nase ( Could be better)

    Viewing angle, Sony Nase

    Flagship store for only 16GB. Why not 16,32 and 64 optional As other brands.

    No stereo sound on the flagship of Sony .

    I ‘m losing blood in dollar and euro for Sony

  • Toh Ler Kang

    T2 Ultra – 73.7%

  • Z1ZLIndia

    Somebody re-tweet the pic uploader for correction :D

  • Faisal Armand

    LOL

    Dude, I really love htc one, it has it all.. Great screen, great design, best audio quality on the market, and great software features. But that 4MP camera is a total letdown -___-“

  • SonyFan
  • LancerEX

    Same here, might affect the phone’s stability in my hand, especially when taking pictures :O

  • Dreamer

    Sharp Aquos Phone Xx > LG G2
    :3

  • Bob

    I think people give sony too much crap for their bezels, but don’t compare it to equal devices. We should compare it to flagship phones with large batteries and massive cameras – like the Lumia 1020, which has a far worse screen to bezel ratio. It’s stupid comparing it to an S4, as it has a far smaller camera and battery, which allows thinner bezels and a smaller frame (which is made out of cheap plastic that should be reserved for childern’s toys)

    Also, the bezels of the iPhone are ridiculously huge but nobody complains there :p

  • Although I’m sure we’d all agree, we’d like phones that fit comfortably in one hand. If Sony’s next 5″ flagship is the size of the zl it would be amazing

  • Bob

    Yeah, the z1 is almost as big as a phablet!

  • Guest

    Polish site :D

  • kun

    wut hardware button?

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  • Bunny

    God that is Gorgeous! :) Thanks for sharing

  • Bunny

    oh my that aquos is such an ugly phone

  • Jumbo

    It’s always about the bezels!!

  • Jer

    If that’s real, instant purchase…

  • David Martin

    Of course the original Z1 is the best phone but having been the arrival of Z2, most of the people life to use this new handset. I got to know about this device when I went through an article http://www.onlinephonecontracts.co.uk/blog/sony-xperia-z2-the-top-5-features/

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