Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:30 AM   #26
testcard
macrumors 65816
 
testcard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Middle England
Initially it felt a little long, but in the two months since I've owned it, my thumbs have evolved sufficiently to allow me to reach the top corners when using single-handed.
testcard is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:39 AM   #27
Scott2345
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Perfect size for me.
Scott2345 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:46 AM   #28
dmelgar
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Perfect size.

For watching videos, it's as big as my giant, heavy HTC thunderbolt.

Yet it is much lighter, smaller, easy to hold and type on with one hand. And it has much better battery life.
__________________
David's tech notes
dmelgar is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:38 PM   #29
R.Stoychev
macrumors 6502a
 
R.Stoychev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by sulpfiction View Post
Ur 5" iPhone felt awkward because it doesn't exist
My mistake I want to write Iphone 5
__________________
iPhone 5 white, iPhone 4 black
Google nexus 7 2013 32gb LTE
R.Stoychev is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:40 PM   #30
Shrink
macrumors Demi-God
 
Shrink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocknblogger View Post
Where is he asking others whether he should like it? He's asking for opinions on what others think of their iPhone 5. Isn't the purpose of these forums to have discussions? Get off your high horse.
"Get off you high horse"...what a clever and original phrase.

(Try to note Smilies and their meaning.)

Oh, and thank you for pointing out that this forum is to have discussion. I appreciate your taking the time to explain that to me. I'm so busy on my high horse (as opposed to the low horse I'm usually on), I must have missed that whole "discussion" thing.


__________________
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -- Albert Einstein
Shrink is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:53 PM   #31
BlueMoonForever
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by hafr View Post
To me it's not about being able to grip it, or to use it with one hand, it's about being able to grip it and use it with one hand. I can't do that with an S3 or a Note.

But why would you want a square phone?
How can anyone not use the S3 with one hand then? Its actually very comfortable to hold and use one handed.
BlueMoonForever is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:26 PM   #32
Mrbobb
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by bonskovsky View Post
I just bought the iPhone 5, and I still don't know what I think of it. I mean... what do you think?

U have to develop your right brain. The part that look at a piece of art and goes, I don't know why I love it but I just do!

Now you are not going to start a white vs black thread like 2 millions people already done are you?
__________________
Solution: FREE, Explanation: Is gonna cost ya.
Mrbobb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:50 PM   #33
Zerilos
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
It's not the perfect size, but I certainly don't find it awkward.
Zerilos is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:51 PM   #34
bonskovsky
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
The good thing is that when you put the phone to your ear, it actually fits.

One thing that is weird is the screen space isn't properly utilized. Like the Phone app looks off.

One good thing is the back doesn't get fingerprints. I look at the back of mine and think "if they just cut this bottom piece off, it would look normal"

Last edited by bonskovsky; Jan 12, 2013 at 01:57 PM.
bonskovsky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:12 PM   #35
hafr
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueMoonForever View Post
How can anyone not use the S3 with one hand then? Its actually very comfortable to hold and use one handed.
I'm not saying I can't use it with one hand, I'm saying I can't have a steady, firm grip and reach the whole screen with my thumb without it being uncomfortable.
hafr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 05:35 PM   #36
Shadyriley
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
To me it feels really awkward, but I don't own one, only have held it a few times, each time I had an overwhelming feeling of awkwardness. But maybe after using it for a while I would get used to it
Shadyriley is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 05:48 PM   #37
bonskovsky
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
I'm still trying. It's still awkward. It feels like an iPhone with reserve space for the disabled.

It's like, well yeah I kind of like the extra screen space, but it's not like I needed it. Thanks for giving me this convenient accessory space.
bonskovsky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:06 PM   #38
ValerieDurden
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Only had it for a week but I am still getting used to it but I like it.
__________________
Nexus 5 Kitkat 4.4.4 [Sprint]
ValerieDurden is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:45 PM   #39
b166er
macrumors 68020
 
b166er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philly
I love iOS for the most part, and I'm generally an apple fan, but I found the iPhone 5 to just be not worth it. To stick with the topic- the screen to me is awkward. It does offer slightly more vertical space, but that only comes in handy when I am browsing in portrait. It doesn't offer me anything outside of safari or iMessage, and it's only really doing it's job in portrait.

I prefer wider screens that offer more vertical space while in landscape, because I enjoy typing/reading in landscape. I realize I am probably in the minority, at least on mac rumors. But on the iPhone 5, if I'm typing a text message, I still have extremely little room above the keyboard to re-read what was sent to me before responding, usually you have to just leave the keyboard hidden to read, or use that small little space to scroll with the very tip of your finger.

It's not a huge thing, I know, but when I heard the iPhone was going to get a bigger screen I hoped for taller and wider, not just taller. The iPhone is a great phone, and it's obviously selling well, but after using one I knew it wasn't for me.
__________________
Wait... I had something for this.
b166er is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:58 PM   #40
bonskovsky
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Sometimes I just don't see how stretching it a little bit could be considered design genius. I mean, it's the back that does it for me, it just looks so elementary.

I think the real strength of the iPhone 5 is the sheer thinness. This phone should be called the iPhone slim, because it's just that thin. Or the Air because its so light.

Hopefully all future iPhones won't be as light.
bonskovsky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:53 PM   #41
HarryFoley
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Well, when I first looked at iPhone 5 (after iPhone 4 and 4S), its taller design seemed to be a bit awkward. It seemed as if someone has taken iPhone 4S and rolled it over to make it tall.

I think Apple should have added a little to the width as well which would have made iPhone 5 design very awesome.

But still its design is not that bad, build quality is awesome, so it feels fine in hand.
HarryFoley is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:04 PM   #42
tiartrop
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
I wouldn't mind a bigger screen.

But I like how thin and light it is compared to 4/4S, who would've thought a mere 30g makes a great difference!
tiartrop is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:26 AM   #43
Sedrick
macrumors 68030
 
Sedrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Here's the funny thing: When the 4/4S came out you could ask 500 members here what the 'perfect size' was and they'd say "the iPhone 4/4S!". Ask now and the perfect size is "the iPhone 5!".

That's very understandable when you have that kind of loyalty to a brand. But I've played with the iPhone 5 and I still feel the iPhone 4S is the better phone due to it's size (not tall and skinny), it's weight/design and it's build quality. It just feels more like a premium device and the screen ratio is better for it's small width.

I skipped the 5 and bought a 4S for these reasons, but had planned on getting the 5S when it came out. Now, I see no point. I may just wait until next year to see what Apple does with the 6.
__________________
iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2
Sedrick is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:45 AM   #44
mattopotamus
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Personally the length feels a little awkward to me; however, when I look at any other iPhone the screen looks smushed now
mattopotamus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:16 PM   #45
bonskovsky
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Day 3, still awkward.

I feel like smushing it back to its original size. It should be a little bit wider, the ratio before was the perfect ratio, I can't grip it right now.
bonskovsky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 05:28 PM   #46
JetBlack7
macrumors 68000
 
JetBlack7's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Portugal
I received the new iPhone 5 with open arms, loved the screen size, feel, performance and ergonomics. I don't know if it is the perfect size or not, but its certainly not awkward.
__________________
iPhone 5S Space Gray 32GB Game Center ID: JetBlack7
JetBlack7 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 13, 2013, 05:32 PM   #47
Eddy Munn
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
3.5" feels awkward now, sometimes with single handed use the the top left is just ever so slightly out of reach.
__________________

2013 13" MacBook Air + iPad Mini with Retina Display + iPhone 5.
Eddy Munn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:20 AM   #48
bonskovsky
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
I bet the taller screen really helps with racing games and other games where your thumbs were blocking the screen before.
bonskovsky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 14, 2013, 08:50 AM   #49
stoneland
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
I miss my 4 still because of this. I think that was the perfect size, including the screen. I don't really care for a bigger screen myself. But the LTE can't be beat!
stoneland is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All iPads: Would an ipad 9" be the perfect size? kristoffer4 iPad 22 Nov 30, 2013 08:03 PM
iPad: 8" iPad the perfect size? ApplePhy iPad 10 Nov 8, 2013 08:45 AM
The 6th gen was the perfect size Yr Blues iPod 40 Nov 17, 2012 08:29 PM
where can i find this wallpaper in iphone 5 size? sohaness iPhone 1 Oct 3, 2012 08:03 AM
Perfect Screen Size for iPhone 5? raptorstv iPhone 36 Sep 6, 2012 01:59 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC