1. James Falconer's Avatar
    If you stick an iPhone 5s (or 5c) next to some of the other popular devices of the day, you can't help but notice the difference in screen size. In MOST cases, the iPhone looks tiny.

    Is this a concern for anyone out there? Or does Apple have the 4" screen size 'just right' for you? Do you think Apple is testing/developing a device with a larger screen to cater to folks that want a larger screen?

    These thoughts just came to mind... had to post Sound off!
    10-13-2013 01:22 PM
  2. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I find the opposite. I think other devices look HUGE compared to the 4" display on my 5s. I have owned some large screened Android phones in the past. Although it was nice having a large display for browsing, I found the phones to be too large to easily carry around in a pocket, etc. I also like how everything on the iPhone can be done with one hand, whereas the Android phones with giganto displays are TOO large to reach the entire display one handed...and I have big hands.
    10-13-2013 01:33 PM
  3. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    I love the current size. Larger screens are not for me. I like only having to use 1 hand. Would I buy one? Not at this time. I'm content with the size.


    Sent from my sweet southern soulful Iphone 5.
    10-13-2013 01:35 PM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Tons of post here about people wanting a bigger screen every time a new iPhone is released; especially when an Android device is release with a 4 1/2" screen. I don't see Apple changing the size any time soon. It fits with their model of being able to use the device with one hand; your thumb being able to access any point on the phone without any strain. Just my thoughts on it
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    10-13-2013 01:36 PM
  5. perryfamily10's Avatar
    I agree I like the screen size of the iPhone now... I wouldn't mind it to be slightly bigger maybe 4.2 but I'm not sure I will be buy a phone much bigger then that. My mom had a s3 and now has a s4 and I don't like the size at all.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-13-2013 01:50 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I've owned several large screened Android phones and I dreaded the day I got an iPhone because I felt the screen was too small. After a year and a half of owning the 4S, 5 & now 5S, I've come to appreciate the 4" screen. With all the traveling I do each week, its nice to have a phone, with an extremely clear screen, that I can control with one hand, as I'm running around the airport. Plus the size is convenient and I can pretty much put it anywhere. Hated it at 1st but I've grown to love it! If Apple decides to create a larger iPhone, I'll definitely try it but I'm not at all disappointed with the current screen size.
    Just_Me_D, Sydneysue and Fit24 like this.
    10-13-2013 01:53 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you stick an iPhone 5s (or 5c) next to some of the other popular devices of the day, you can't help but notice the difference in screen size. In MOST cases, the iPhone looks tiny.

    Is this a concern for anyone out there? Or does Apple have the 4" screen size 'just right' for you? Do you think Apple is testing/developing a device with a larger screen to cater to folks that want a larger screen?

    These thoughts just came to mind... had to post Sound off!
    I think Apple has tested tons of different iPhones with various screen sizes. Still as we speak. If they can get the hardware down good enough to which it coincides with good battery life, not sacrificing thinness of the device in order to keep the retina resolution on it, and somehow actually make iOS more compatible with a bigger screen (touch gestures, etc.), then I don't see why they wouldn't come out with a bigger screen if it's ready.

    I personally would love to have a bigger screen on my iPhone. Without making it taller.
    ankush77 likes this.
    10-13-2013 02:14 PM
  8. ame's Avatar
    Actually for me the 5 and 5S is the absolute MAX threshold I can tolerate on device size. So if they go bigger on screen size, I won't be happy if the device size changes to accommodate that and will likely not upgrade because that's a dealbreaker. Part of why I don't want an Android phone (besides generally not wanting anything to do with that OS again) is that I don't want a big phone, a phablet or anything of the same. One hand use and being able to put it in my pocket is a big deal. I thought the 4/4S was even too big device-size-wise. I want something pocketable, women's pockets are not cavernous. Carrying it in my hand is not practical, and I don't want to have to put it in my purse because it's too big for my pocket.
    boovish, anon4757448 and jburke82 like this.
    10-13-2013 02:15 PM
  9. finn5975's Avatar
    Do people run a 'search' first in these forums anymore before starting a new thread? Just curious.
    anon4757448 and jburke82 like this.
    10-13-2013 02:20 PM
  10. tigerinexile's Avatar
    I quite like the 5s's screen size.

    But I expect there to be a larger iPhone 6, and I expect that it'll be designed in such a way that I may want the larger screen size when the time comes.

    Or I may stick with the 5s for a couple of years, now that it's pentaband for North America and has many LTE bands for overseas travel...
    10-13-2013 02:47 PM
  11. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Regarding one handed usage.
    Read something by Gruber or Dalrymple recently where they scoffed at a feature on some large screened android device.
    Basically it was a small screen mode, where the app currently running takes up less than the full size of the screen.
    I thought it was a great idea.
    Big screen for media, games etc. & a smaller screen for activities where one handed use is preferred.
    Best of both worlds.
    10-13-2013 02:50 PM
  12. dianahk's Avatar
    I am happy with the 5S size and really hope the next installations do not get much bigger. I like to slip my phone in the front pocket of my pants and can currently do that easily. I have small hands and a larger device would be awkward and clumsy in my hands. I fear I am in the minority opinion. I just love the current size.
    boovish likes this.
    10-13-2013 02:56 PM
  13. WhiteSpir1t's Avatar
    Certainly, but I don't think Apple feels the need for a larger screen unless it's the last resort from lack of innovation/differentiation. I trust their design engineers. Look at the sales fig of iPhone 5/5S vs GS3 vs Z10...
    10-13-2013 03:06 PM
  14. ankush77's Avatar
    personally 4.2 or 4.3 will be a perfect device,i also don't support very big device but future technologies in image high definition may need to see real differentiation with big screens.
    10-13-2013 03:18 PM
  15. pr1nce's Avatar
    I prefer the 4" screen of the 5S. I wouldn't want anything larger.
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    10-13-2013 03:31 PM
  16. 21stNow's Avatar
    Are you asking this question in other Mobile Nations forums? So far in this thread, it looks exactly like I thought that it would with a majority saying that they prefer smaller phones. If you ask this question on AC in the Note 3 sub-forum, you will get the opposite response.

    The iPhone is on its seventh iteration and the Note is on its third iteration. Most forum dwellers are familiar enough with phones to make a decision that aligns with their preferences. I'm trying to understand what you were really looking for with this post.
    10-13-2013 03:34 PM
  17. tlo07's Avatar
    I would like a bigger iPhone but not a lot bigger. I thought the Galaxy S3 and S4 were a nice size but you definitely give up pocketability in that range. I rarely use my iPhone one-handed (I'm clumsy, what can I say?) so having to use two hands to operate my phone is not a concern for me.
    10-13-2013 03:51 PM
  18. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I do want a larger screen on an iPhone. I currently have an iPhone 5 and HTC One. The screen size and quality on the HTC is fantastic and I would jump on an iPhone with a screen size similar to that. I love the Apple ecosystem and iOS is perfect for me. I'm growing used to Android and the HTC is a stunning phone too, don't get me wrong. Basically, as I have posted on sister sites, I buy whatever phone fits my needs at the time and hold no allegiance to any brand or OS. The HTC beats my iPhone on screen size/quality and battery life. On pretty much everything else, it comes second to the iPhone. I use the HTC for work and the iPhone for personal use.

    EDIT: this is my opinion, not a statement of fact.
    10-13-2013 03:52 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Are you asking this question in other Mobile Nations forums? So far in this thread, it looks exactly like I thought that it would with a majority saying that they prefer smaller phones.
    James asked whether the 4-inch size of the iPhone 5, 5C & 5S is a concern or is just right the right size. Some stated that they wouldn't mind a larger iPhone, but the current size is not a problem whereas other stated that the current size is just what they prefer.
    If you ask this question on AC in the Note 3 sub-forum, you will get the opposite response.
    You're probably right.

    The iPhone is on its seventh iteration and the Note is on its third iteration.
    ???
    Most forum dwellers are familiar enough with phones to make a decision that aligns with their preferences.
    Agreed
    I'm trying to understand what you were really looking for with this post.
    Personally, I thought his post was pretty straightforward.
    Jaguarr40 likes this.
    10-13-2013 03:52 PM
  20. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Regarding one handed usage.
    Read something by Gruber or Dalrymple recently where they scoffed at a feature on some large screened android device.
    Basically it was a small screen mode, where the app currently running takes up less than the full size of the screen.
    I thought it was a great idea.
    Big screen for media, games etc. & a smaller screen for activities where one handed use is preferred.
    Best of both worlds.
    It was the Note 3 and it looked pretty silly. And although the area of the screen used was smaller I don't think it would be any easier for one handed use because you still have the weight of the larger device making it harder to hold, balance and use one-handed even if your thumb could reach all areas needed.
    Fit24 and Jaguarr40 like this.
    10-13-2013 03:54 PM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Personally, I thought his post was pretty straightforward.
    Straight forward, yes. But asked many many times before so I'm guessing the question meant was more along the lines of why was this being asked here and now.
    10-13-2013 04:08 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Straight forward, yes. But asked many many times before so I'm guessing the question meant was more along the lines of why was this being asked here and now.
    ​Oh okay...
    10-13-2013 04:10 PM
  23. 21stNow's Avatar
    ​Oh okay...
    The part of my response that gave the number of devices that were on the market for each of the popular devices (my opinion) that are at the opposite end of the spectrum is to show that people have had ample time to see, try and determine which device they prefer. Contracts could have run out and money could have been saved in order to get a Note or an iPhone. If you ask this question on an iPhone forum at this point, most people will say that they prefer a four-inch screen. Three years ago, the response may have been different.

    At the time that I posted, nine out of the 14 respondents preferred the current size. Since I doubt that James would be surprised by this response on an iPhone 5S sub-forum, I wondered what he was really looking for.
    10-13-2013 04:30 PM
  24. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Do people run a 'search' first in these forums anymore before starting a new thread? Just curious.

    Do you realize who asked the question?
    bizzyqu likes this.
    10-13-2013 06:43 PM
  25. finn5975's Avatar
    Do you realize who asked the question?
    Absolutely and it makes zero difference to me. No one is above searching in these forums. Every bit of this very question has been answered time after time in more than one sub forum.
    10-13-2013 06:45 PM
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