Maybe you haven't fully understood the ratio yet? Check Ervin's original post:
there you can see the bezel could be really minimal too. The ratio is about something expanding with the factor of 3.14 (pi) if memory serves. And as @Artur said, its all about balance.
Golden ratio does not mean one has to implement it no matter what, it is just a good rule of thumb to keep in mind and refer to when starting to design something.