4.7" iPhone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by blairh, Jan 5, 2014.

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Would you switch to a 4.7" iPhone

  1. Yes

    75 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. No

    61 vote(s)
    33.5%
  3. Maybe

    46 vote(s)
    25.3%
  1. blairh macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Would any current Android/WP/Blackberry users be tempted by a 4.7" iPhone?
     
  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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  3. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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    I'd definitely be tempted but I'd still come back to Android because as an OS Android fits my needs a lot better than iOS. Its not just about the screen size for me anymore.
     
  4. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Tempted... Slightly.

    However I've been using 5" or larger smartphones for the last year. Yesterday I took my iPhone 5S with me instead of my Nexus 5, WOW... Did it feel tiny.


    I'm hoping Apple goes 5" or larger, (I also have a Galaxy Note 3) if they do I'm buying immediately. I like carrying two phones. One Android & one iPhone. That satisfies my need for variety and enables me to stay current with both platforms.
     
  5. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    2 things are keeping me on Android: Screen size and default apps. If Apple addresses these two issues, I would switch in a heartbeat. Android certainly isn't winning me over with design consistency ;)
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  7. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I would have been tempted a few months ago, but the iPhone 6 would have to be miraculous for me to consider it now.
     
  8. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Well, I've always had iPhones but passed on the iPhone 5s and got an Android device. I could see myself switching back to an iPhone 6 with a larger screen, but one thing that would hold me back is price. I'm not on a contract, I'm on Straight Talk. So, I would have to pay over $600 for the iPhone 6 and I don't see myself ever paying that much for a smartphone. Goodness no!
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No, 4" is a big enough screen for me. I will never get a phone bigger than that ever again.
     
  10. viskon macrumors 6502

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    I'll get one if it has SD card support, has a removable battery and runs Kit Kat.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say that many consumers may take a second look or compare it with the larger android phones, but many techie folks would choose their phone based on platform and how that platform meets their needs.

    Putting on my moderator hat, I added a poll since this is a good question and seeing poll numbers may be interesting.
     
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  13. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    Android 4.* is more consistent than iOS 7.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    No still too small for me.. Now I have a note. I won't buy anything else but a note phone
     
  15. xchampx13 macrumors regular

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    I don't think I would, getting really used to Android and loving it.
     
  16. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    What phone do you use?
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Nokia Lumia 520. :)
     
  18. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly I would. I have a iPad mini (where I think iOS works the best) and damn I love the quality and abundance of apps. If a jailbreak was readily available and a much bigger screen implemented, I'd jump to a iPhone immediately.
     
  19. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I would consider a 5"+ iPhone depending on battery life...

    GL
     
  20. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    But all those people that have been clamoring how the iPhone is perfect at 3.99" cause it can be used with one hand would then have to find a new slogan? wink wink
     
  21. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I'd hazard a guess that Apple would continue with multiple size options going forward, at least initially. They'd be able to hang onto that mantra for a touch longer. ;)
     
  22. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha thats funny.
     
  23. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    They say that about the iPad Mini too, and that screen is HUGE!
     
  24. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    What about the moto x?
     

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