If the iPhone 5s launched today in multiple screen sizes which would you pick?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GBR, Jul 27, 2013.


Which iPhone would you buy?

  1. 4" Screen

    26 vote(s)
  2. 4.3" Screen

    40 vote(s)
  3. 4.5" Screen

    35 vote(s)
  4. 4.7" Screen

    39 vote(s)
  5. 5" Screen

    33 vote(s)
  6. 5.1+" Screen

    18 vote(s)
  1. GBR
    macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2012
    If Apple launched the iPhone 5s today and offered it in these screen sizes, which would you pick? This isn't which screen size Apple should build, this is if Apple actually built the iPhone in all these sizes (which I know they never would) which would you buy?
  2. macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Should have included 4.3 inch if in same form factor, than I would have checked it. If wider however, than I would check 4 inch screen
  3. GBR
    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2012
    I picked the 5" screen, originally I thought that is way to large but since I've been also using a GS4 I have fallen in love with that size. Every time I switch back to my iPhone 5 it feels tiny. Also, with the changes to iOS7 and being able to swipe to go back it eliminates the largest reason to have to access the top left portion of the screen.


    I would assume, knowing Apple and their obsession with slimmer and slimmer bezels and thinner phones, that if they could fit the 4.3" in the same sized phone they would absolutely do that rather than make the phone larger.
  4. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2013
    I believe the next iphone will keep the same size and have a bigger screen.

    And I think apple wants this since iphone 5 (hence the design on its back), but igzo wasn't ready...

  6. GBR
    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2012
    I hadn't thought about how that would matchup with the back of the iPhone 5, interesting...

    I just don't think at this stage of the game 4.3" is big enough, especially with the 'mini' versions of the flagship Android phones being that size...
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2013
  8. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    4.3 inch if same form factor (tall), otherwise 4 inches.

    I hope apple doesn't kill the 4-inch screen on the top premium device because I love the screen size. It's perfect for me.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2012
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2013
    Anywhere from 4.5 to 5 inches at 1080p would do me just fine.
  11. macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I just went from an iPhone 4S to a HTC One. The One has a 4.7 inch screen. While it is very nice, it is too large for me to operate one handed most of the time. I think a 4.3 inch screen would be perfect for me. YMMV.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    A 4.3-4.5" display with at least 720p, and I would be content. However, I do like the current 4" screen, just wouldn't mind having something a tad bigger.
  13. macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2013
    Would go for 4.2 to 4.3 I reckon that perfect with 720p or 1080 p display
  14. macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2010
    A 5" iPhone would be incredible, it's just disappointing that we are probably over a year away from seeing it released if they ever do release one.
  15. macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I would like something larger. The only reason I even have an iPad is that the iPhone 5 is difficult for me to use with my big fingers. If the iPhone were a 4.5-5" screen, I would have no reason to have an iPad.
  16. macrumors G3


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Impossible for me to say, honestly. I'd have to see the phone. I would also have to know what Apple plans to do to allow apps to work on all of these new resolutions and form factors. I would LIKE something larger, but if that means not using my favorite apps, a larger phone is useless if all I get is easier web page browsing.
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    I'll be going from a 4S so the screen will seem pretty big for me. But if I had all those options to choose from, and they were all equally well designed, I'd go for the 4.3.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    A 5" iPhone , As long as it's wider and not that much longer.
  19. macrumors 68020


    Feb 14, 2013
    Atlanta Ga
    I would want the 4.5 or 4.7. Had androids this size and it is perfect. The iPhone just needs to be a little wider that is all.
  20. macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Why does everyone have such small hands? II can use the Galaxy S4 one handed :p
  21. macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I'm with ya. Giving you a virtual high five with my meat-paw hands.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2012
    I voted 4.7" to match the HTC One.

    Can't see myself ever wanting a larger display than that on a phone.

    If I did feel the need for an even bigger device (which I may at some point) I'd buy a tablet in addition.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    Same here, the 4.7" is more than enough :rolleyes:
  24. macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    4.3 same form factor as now - touch wider less bezel

    I am currently on a 4.7 inch phone and jump back and forth to iphone4.... The smaller phone does feel better and more like a phone.

    The extra screen space doesn't come handy when reading since I still look at the same portion of screen.

    That is a great design btw but it won't happen because the 16:9 aspect ratio will be changed !

    What Aspect Ratios are there above 16:9?

    They will have to go wider if they go taller.... Sadly which I don't see them doing

    On the other hand it would be great to see them lessen been anyway..
  25. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    Galaxy Note I was 16:10

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