All these 1080 5 inch phones coming out

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jvmxtra, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. jvmxtra macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    Seriously.. if iphone 5s comes out next year.. I am gonna have to say see you.. I know specs is not everything but apple is just going backwards... this is why I said this year when they were going through stupid specs res change for 4 inch phone, they should have come out w/ multiple size to future proof.. this is so lame and stupid

    I know we all love iphone 5 but when 5 inch w/ 1080 comes out.. seriously. it's just stupid..
  2. chambone macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    Oh yeah, 5 inch with 1080. Yes baby! I can't imagine there being anyone for whom this is not the holy grail. Just the thought of 5 inch with 1080 makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.
  3. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    It's not stupid. You obviously know very little of app development so to you, apple can just make a new screen size every year kind of like the android market and everything will work fine. Apple is thinking about their developers. It's hard enough to update an app for the 4" screen. They don't want 10 different sizes with no apps to take advantage of it.
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
  5. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    3.5 -> 4. Seems pretty forward.
  6. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    What's the point of 1080p with a small screen?

    I use my iPhone daily and am annoyed by videos even a minute long.
  7. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    let me go play the violin on garage band for ya
  8. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Boston, MA
    Yes we need multiple screen sizes. So we can saturate the market with 10 different iPhones.
  9. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Yup, when the screen is already "higher resolution than a regular-vision person can tell," what is the point of making it even higher? It'll play 1080p video just fine, with more detail than you can tell already. (Unless you have better-than-20/20 vision and/or hold it ridiculously closer to your face.)

    It's like people who insist on getting the 20" TV for their bedroom, which will sit ten feet from their face, as a 1080p TV. Right now, since there basically aren't any 720p TVs on the market any more, you might as well, but back when you actually paid a premium for it, it was dumb. If you can't see the difference between the lower resolution (720p or the iPhone's resolution,) and 1080p from the distance you normally view it, what does it matter?

    And unless you're compressing your videos at rather ridiculous bitrates (2 hour movie > 6 GB,) you won't notice anyway, since you've compressed all that extra resolution out of it already. (Unless you're on a large enough screen that you actually *CAN* make out individual pixels, then every bit of increased bitrate helps.)
  10. milk242 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
    I need Apple to make a 7" 4K resolution iPhone.
  11. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    topic # 5 about a bigger iPhone within a week.
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  13. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
    This is exactly what I think aswell.
  14. Ungibbed macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    I always felt that 720p was a great "sweet spot" on mobile. Videos look amazing and details from photos are amazing to look at. The only problem with adding more pixels, needs a more powerful graphics chip to play a full 1080p video not to mention a bigger battery to power both.

    Just cause you can capture 1080p doesn't always mean you can play back the full resolution video on many phones. The Galaxy S3 is the size limit for me but the plus there is some great looking games. Still at the major cost of battery life since the GPU has much more workload than average.

    Attached: Shadowgun running on a Galaxy S3 series phone.

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  15. donrsd macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    South Florida
    Give us a bigger screen.
    I love that Galaxy S3 screen size. 4.8" with a true 16:9 screen
  16. Prototypical macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2011
    What happens when the 5.2" screen is released? And then the 5.5?" Some of you guys are such suckers for meaningless specs. "OMG, I have the biggest phone available! It MUST be the most awesomest!"

    I agree with the others on 1080p - if I'm going to watch a video that is long enough to appreciate/care about 1080p, it certainly isn't going to be on my mobile phone. I'm either going to break out the tablet or stream it to my television. A phone just isn't meant for major video consumption, IMO.
  17. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Regardless of how thin the phone is, I don't feel like carrying around a phone that has a 5" screen. If I wanted a bigger screen, I would go purchase an iPad. I was fine with the 3.5" iPhone and now the 4" iPhone 5. I don't want my phone to resemble the Samsung Galaxy Note "phone."
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I wouldnt mind a bigger screen but 4" seems to be fine now.
    I wouldnt completelly switch phones or OS's just for screen size.
    What good is a bigger screen if everything else about the phone sucks?
  19. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    People say apple aren't keeping up with android
    People complain when apple brings out new kit

  20. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    Then buy one - if you want an Android phone they're about the best you'll be able to find at this current time.

    If you want an ios device you have two options: iPhone5 or an iPad Mini but
    neither fit that description.
  21. mono1980 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2005
    Lansing, MI
  22. dvoros macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2010
    apple moving slowly

    Yes, going from a whooping 3.5 inch screen to an awesome 4 inch screen was a very impressive move by Apple.......NOT:mad:

  23. chambone macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    Well, I was just trying to be funny of course. I think the size of the S3 is already bordering on silly. A 5" screen on a phone is the last thing I need.
  24. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    I honestly didn't think you could tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on a 5" screen but according to some early hands, text is considerably sharper at 1080p. My S2 LTE is only a year old right now so I'm going to have wait another year. I wonder what we will see next year in terms of phones. :D
  25. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    The screens on the iPhone5 and SIII both have their tradeoffs. I love the huge screen on the SIII it allows me to browse without constantly zooming and panning like one needs to do on the iPhone5. This is even more true because most iOS apps haven't been updated and show black bars on top and bottom so like 1/4 of the screen is black in popular apps like whatsapp and engadget.

    One the other hand the iPhone is definitely more manageable with one hand and has more accurate color reproduction. If you hold a white page up side by side the GSIII looks yellow in comparison.

    Overall I prefer the GSIII screen size, but it's really a matter of personal preference.

    Productivity and Capability:
    There's simply so much more you can do with Android than you can do with iOS, especially with a rooted and unlocked phone with custom roms. The notifications pulldown, Google Now, widgets, quick settings/toggle, popup browser, etc. all let you do more things faster with Android than you could do with iOS.

    While iOS is solid it feels dated with little recent innovation in the actual UI. Almost all of the power of iOS comes from it's app store and third-party support for things like passbook. In the end Apple's homescreen is like a prettier rendition of a Palm Treo launcher from 2003. Siri is cool but imho Google Now is better.

    App Selection:
    As hinted above, Apple's real strength is in the app store. Overall they have more and better quality apps. There are almost always comparable apps in the Google play store, but they don't always have the same level of polish as the iOS version.

    Sometimes though the Google play store has much more powerful apps that would never be allowed in the App store. Things like emulators, apps requiring root, different keyboards, etc. Now that I've used it, I'm not sure how I lived without the Swype keyboard. When I have to type something on my wife's phone I feel like I'm going back in history. I love this. Just today I installed an app that gives you full control of what happens when your proximity sensor triggers.

    The restrictions Apple puts on app developers generally result in smoother more reliable apps that don't often crash and can't hijack your battery. On the other hand Google allows much more powerful applications, but rogue applications can hijack your phone and incompatibilities between Android versions cause all sorts of problems. I had to uninstall the Engadget app on JB because it was using 30% of my battery even though it was only in the foreground for 5 minutes.

    The iPhone will generally give you a smoother, more predictable experience. I think the lack of widgets, app freedom, etc. has a huge impact on this.

    While Jelly Bean is butter-smooth for the most part, there are occasional stutters here and there that you don't really see on iOS. A lot of times I will find myself swiping a number or something and the action will take place a second later. Apps themselves seem to perform better on iOS. For example TempleRun stutters and misses swipes after running for a while. This was never an issue on my old iPhone4 and the SIII should be between 2-4 times as powerful.

    Battery Life:
    In my experience the iPhone5 has more consistent and generally "better" battery life when compared to the SIII. I put better in quotes because in certain use cases I'm sure the SIII would achieve as good or better battery time. Whenever someone has a battery issue they're told to turn off location services, latitudes, gnow, weather widgets, monitor your wakelocks, etc. However with the iPhone5 you generally don't have to worry about that stuff, if you aren't actively using an app it won't use much of your battery. My wife and I have similar usage patterns and she always seem to have more battery left than me at the end of the day.

    Overall the iPhone is a solid but boring device with reliable performance and battery life where the SIII can be a bit inconsistent but delivers a level of customization, productivity and power that iOS can't touch. I think power users will prefer the SIII/Note2 and the iPhone is more for people who expect a consistent experience from their phone."

    I copied and pasted this from a user on xda. I find this to be the most accurate and non bias description. I agree 100% with this opinion.

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