1. baseballbert's Avatar
    I've got a 4.5" screen Lumia 920 and it is really easy to use it with one hand. That's a great size.


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    Raptor007 likes this.
    05-23-2014 07:48 PM
  2. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I am an Apple fanatic. Having said that, I was not a fan of the iPhone 5/5S. I felt the size jump from 3.5 inches to 4 inches was a lame attempt at trying to please everyone; Apple sadly argued it was easier to use with one hand and seemed like a half-hearted attempt to catch up to the market. With the rumors of Apple coming out with a 4.7 inch phone, I feel like Apple is again making another mistake and not exceeding the market expectations or surprising people. I have no intention of jumping to another platform, but I definitely get jealous when I see the bigger screen Android/Windows Phone's available.

    I feel like the sweet spot for Apple should be 5.0 inches and maybe even 6.0 inches. I know these are not drastic differences from 4.7/5.5, but again I think from a marketing perspective as well as a usability perspective the bigger screen sizes would make a difference. Apple could "differentiate" the bigger phone with specific and unique software as opposed to simply enlarging the OS to fit a bigger screen, much like with what they did with the iPad. The Phablet market is established and I feel now is the time for Apple to come in and change expectations like with the iPad; it would definitely help in the Asian markets.

    I also was hoping to see Apple come out with the bigger screen "phablet" in the Spring and maybe the 4.7 inch phone in the fall, this way Apple would have something fresh in the Spring that people can focus on as opposed to everything coming out in September/October. It seems like Apple is just way too predictable and seems to be playing the "me too" card as opposed to surprising some people with an announcement in the Spring or even at WWDC.

    Not sure what the iMore community feels like, but I miss the phone releases at WWDC and the "and one more thing" moments!!
    I don't understand why Apple has taken so long to produce an iPhone with a bigger screen. They should have two models with the same specs but different screen sizes. A smaller phone (4-4.7"), for people who want it and a (5-6") phone for people who want more display. They already do this with Macs and iPads.
    Raptor007 likes this.
    05-25-2014 09:02 PM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I have to ask, "How big do we want/need a smartphone?" I think the likes of SGS5, HTC One M8, etc. are simply too large. Might as well get a tablet; plus, people are nosy. I notice all the time when someone is using a SGS5 or larger, people near by tend to view their screen and thus what they are doing. Nosy...
    05-25-2014 09:22 PM
  4. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Just start scrolling through your tumblr dashboard when people get nosy.
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    05-26-2014 03:09 AM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    I have to ask, "How big do we want/need a smartphone?" I think the likes of SGS5, HTC One M8, etc. are simply too large. Might as well get a tablet; plus, people are nosy. I notice all the time when someone is using a SGS5 or larger, people near by tend to view their screen and thus what they are doing. Nosy...
    Sorry you are wrong on that one. My work phone is an iPhone 4S and honestly its a joke to use. Try typing an email and it usually gets sent before I am done due to the poor screen size. Step up to an iPhone 5/5S and its still no better. Try a 4.7-5" phone and its much easier so if you want a little phone then stock up on old iPhones.
    05-29-2014 06:51 PM
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