- 09-03-2011, 12:11 AM #26
- 09-03-2011, 12:39 AM #27
My point was not that all Android phones are similar to one another. I'm saying that evolutionarily there is not a big difference from one generation to the next, just like you see with the iPhone. Typically with each new model an Android manufacturer will make small changes.
That makes sense but what you have to understand is that at the same 800x480 it is actually not conveying any additional information, so it's not really adding real estate. Screen real estate is added by making the resolution higher, meaning more information can be conveyed on the screen. For example if you have a 15" display at 800x600, that is not more real estate than an 11" screen at the same resolution, and certainly not if the smaller screen has a higher resolution.
- 09-03-2011, 12:48 AM #28
- 09-03-2011, 01:31 AM #29iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
This is always going to be an issue of preference... However I must say, that while a 4" screen sounds big when you are used to a smaller screen, I think most people would be quite surprised how easy and enjoyable it is once you use it regularly. It's really hard to go back to a smaller screen once you have used a slightly larger one. At the end of the day, Apple's market research will reign supreme. In field tests, if the customers prefer a 4" screen, then that's what they'll get. It's all about optimizing the usability of your product for the highest percentage of users.
- 09-03-2011, 02:12 AM #30
- 09-03-2011, 10:12 AM #31
To the android defenders: Price is not the only reason android is popular, but it's arguably the biggest.
- 09-03-2011, 10:31 AM #32
- 09-03-2011, 10:46 AM #33
Sent from a magical mobile device.
- 09-03-2011, 10:58 AM #34
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- 09-04-2011, 04:06 PM #38iPhone Nanite
- 7 Posts
IMO Apple needs to release two models to give consumers a choice. An iPhone with the current dimensions and a screen around 3.7 or 3.8 inches would satisfy a large number of consumers. A second phone with a screen between 4.0 and 4.3 would satisfy the other half of consumers. Apple is a business and they hopefully see this need. Im hoping for a larger screen for my next iPhone. I hope Apple doesn't chose to ignore the market for large screen phones. If they do they will lose out on millions of sales to consumers who are only looking at how nice web browsing and gaming are on 4.3 and 4.5 inch screens.
- 09-04-2011, 05:08 PM #39
- 09-04-2011, 06:49 PM #40iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
I think the bigger screen's a good idea because of the app (and game) support the iphone has. I find the screen just a little too small, especially when a lot of the control uses finger movements and it blocks the screen.
In saying that, if it was too large, the phone would not fit anywhere. So maybe somewhere between where it is now and the PSP's screen size?
- 09-05-2011, 12:57 AM #41
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- 09-05-2011, 04:51 PM #47
- 09-05-2011, 06:20 PM #48
After giving Androids Samsung Inspire 4G a trial run this past weekend, I have decided that it would be perfectly fine by me if all the new iPhone had is a 3.7" screen. The Inspire is HUGE and I don't want something that big sitting in my skinny Jean pockets.
Last edited by Irish Rose; 09-05-2011 at 06:23 PM.
- 09-05-2011, 07:04 PM #49
- 09-06-2011, 05:28 PM #50