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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Red face Anyone else wish for the 3.5 inch screen?

I wish they would go back to the 3.5 inch screen and dump the 4 inch. Anyone else wish for the smaller screen?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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I wish they would go back to the 3.5 inch screen and dump the 4 inch. Anyone else wish for the smaller screen?
After moving to the iPhone 5 I can clearly say: NO
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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Interesting, I tried the Samsung SIII, it was nice, just not as good for me as the IP5, but then decided to try the Note II, it works much better than SIII, however this is too large for me.

I gave my son my IP5, thought I was going to stick with the Note II, now that I decided to return to the iPhone, I am stuck with his 4S and man, this is hard to get used to 3.5" after using a 5.5 for a week.

I might have to use an upgrade and get an IP5, just will not do this to my son and force him to give me my 5 back.

So my answer is NO Way, wish the next one was going to be 4.5 or 4.7, do not wish for anything larger now that I know what 4.8 and 5.5 feel like, just a tad too big for me.

I can not image what will happen with the Samsung Note II, rumors have it going to 6.3" or 6.5" that is just crazy
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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I was really hoping for a 3.2 inch screen, that is the real sweet spot. In fact on second thought you can do anything with 3 inches you can with 3.2.

it should be small enough to sit in your palm and you can text but people cant really see the phone, a "palm phone" excuse the pun, not from "palm" but in your palm, 2.8 inches, oh ok maybe even 2.5 inch 320 X 460 screen wow, that would be heaven.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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After moving to the iPhone 5 I can clearly say: NO
Same here. I didn't think that the 4" screen would grow on me, but surely it did. If I HAD to go back to the 3.5" if something happened to my i5, I certainly could. But it wouldn't be the same.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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Yes it should be 3.5" or larger than 4". Either go big or don't go big at all!!!

The iPhone 5 has a very akward display and I went back to my 4S. We don't want a longer iPhone, just a wider one.

I had no problem using the S3 with one hand. I don't get why people have to wine and wine about one handed operation.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:43 AM   #8
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Noooooooo, I want a big screen like the Note!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:12 PM   #9
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I would say hell no. You can always stock up on older iPhones and keep them handy if you need 3.5" screen so badly, but Apple is lacking in the screen size, PPI and quality game. You can say retina all you want but others offer bigger, better and sharper screens than Apple does and they are losing the competitive edge.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:16 PM   #10
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I wish they would go back to the 3.5 inch screen and dump the 4 inch. Anyone else wish for the smaller screen?
Very much so. The 4 inch screen is so uncomfortable to use, and has caused so many usability and design cockups :-(
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:37 PM   #11
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No, I really like the iPhone 5. Not to say the 4s wasn't nice though.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:39 PM   #12
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Noooooooo, I want a big screen like the Note!
Then buy a note
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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4.5 would be better.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:11 PM   #14
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I love the 4-inch. Not only can I see more texts/tweets/everything at a time, but it makes Netflix and movies so much more usable for me. It's way more immersive to watch a tv show/movie that takes up the whole 16:9 screen without the black bars.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:11 PM   #15
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Tryed Nexus 4 with 4.7". Love it so much. I would pay full price for iPhone made this kind of size.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:13 PM   #16
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I think a 4" screen on sa phone the size of the 4/4S would be nice. That'd also mean getting rid of the huge bezels...
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:17 PM   #17
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I find the 3.5" way too small now. I picked up my buddies iPhone 4 and the screen was small and the phone seem way heavier than the 5.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:22 PM   #18
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Are you kidding? Does the OP have any reasoning?

I want my screen to be as large as possible without sacrificing the ergonomics too much. The 4" is larger than the 3.5" while still maintaining similar ergonomics.

If they can make the iPhone 6's screen even larger and still make it comfortable for one handed use, I'd be stoked.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:33 PM   #19
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But I have small eyes so its easier to read a small screen.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:39 PM   #20
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I came back to iPhone from the Nexus 4 specifically because the screen on the Nexus was too big. I have issues that made one-handed use essentially impossible, which is not an issue for me. The width of the iPhone is perfect as far as I am concerned.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:40 PM   #21
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I wish they would go back to the 3.5 inch screen and dump the 4 inch. Anyone else wish for the smaller screen?
Nah wrong direction

4.8" is the perfect size for a phone, small enough to use one handed, yet big enough to enjoy gaming and videos more.


5.5" is too big for some, but i can adjust to that size. Especially considering that the note 2 is the best phone out at the moment
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:42 PM   #22
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Apple needs to stop catering to females and men with small hands. 4.7 is an ideal size. As said before there are bigger and better displays out there and Apple has fallen behind as far as this goes. I have and iPhone 5 and feel absolutely no reason for one handed use.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:53 PM   #23
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One handed use is a necessity now a days.

Here are some prime examples, when responding to a text while driving its very hard to use both hands so thats one case, also texting while walking and holding a cup of coffee is very hard with two hands.

I am sure there are other times when you just cant use that second hand but I cant think of them now, plus the two I gave are the main reasons and should be enough to make every tech company out there only supply 3.5 inch or smaller phones I mean how can you text and drive with the galaxy note 2, you cant, case closed, iPhone wins for texting and driving, point apple.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:55 PM   #24
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I just wish for a smaller more pocketable and easier to use phone. The Iphone 5 isn't bad but I hope they never go beyond the 4 inch screen. It will probably be a while before they adopt anything bigger then the 4 inch anyway.

The Note 2 is just too big for a phone.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:57 PM   #25
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for people who want huge phones apple should just enable voice on the ipad mini
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