When it comes to the changes we’d like to see in a new smartphone model, bezels aren’t really at the top of most people’s lists. But given that related technologies, such as under-display sensors, haven’t evolved much, there’s not a whole lot that smartphone makers can do at the moment, except explore other form factors.
The iPhone 11 Pro has thick bezels, by today’s standards, and a notch which takes up a sizable part of the topmost portion of the screen.
iPhone 14 Pro vs 14 Pro vs 12 Pro vs 11 Pro
The only downside to this is that with slimmed-down bezels, the Dynamic Island, which despite being smaller than the notch is not as tiny as the cutouts on top Android phones like the Galaxy S23 Ultra, looks even more prominent. That’s because it will be the same size as last year. We will probably have to wait until at least 2026 for an iPhone without a cutout of any sort.
Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs Galaxy S23 Ultra screen design
If you place the Note 10 Plus, which came out in 2019 just like the iPhone 11 Pro, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra side by side, you’ll notice that the front design hasn’t changed much. That said, Samsung has introduced a slew of other changes, such as better screens, high-resolution cameras, and an impressive zooming range. Also, the iPhone’s back design hasn’t changed in a long time.