Anyone Else Feel that 4.7" is Just too Big?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Radiating, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    When I first heard about the iPhone 6 screen size, I figured that 4.7" would be the maximum size that is comfortable to use one handed.

    What I realized instead was that 4.7" is the minimum size needed to be UNCOMFORTABLE with one hand.

    It's just ever so slightly too big. I wish they had gone with 4.5" and a thicker phone with a tinnier bezel.
     
  2. shaunmed macrumors regular

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  3. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    The problem is not the 4.7" screen itself. The problem is how large Apple made the 4.7" phone. It's the largest 4.7" phone on the market I believe, essentially the same size as 5 inch phones.

    It is possible to make a small 4.7" phone--see the Moto x or the z3 compact (4.6" phone).
     
  4. Vegaspilot macrumors regular

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    I thought 4.7 would be perfect. Even considered the 6 plus for a min. But now I'm kinda thinking along the same lines as you. I didn't think I did that much one handed, but I guess I do.
     
  5. cube, Sep 22, 2014
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    cube macrumors G5

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    Blame the bezels. Even 4.9" is perfect with reasonable bezels.
     
  6. SpecialJ macrumors newbie

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    I'd actually like a slightly smaller iPhone 6. Even a 4" screen in the iPhone 6 form factor would be nice. It is what it is for now though. The pendulum will probably swing back the other direction one day.
     
  7. Gunny011 macrumors regular

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    I think it is the sweet spot for the majority of people.
     
  8. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I love my 6 Plus but I do think the 6 is the perfect size. It feels amazing to hold.
     
  9. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    It is a bit tall... we need to lose the bezels! I can definitely manage for the time being though. Really enjoying the 6
     
  10. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Did it ever occur they cannot make a thinner bezel? Thus the reason a phone has never been created with such a feature? Technology has limits.
     
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  12. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    The 4.7 is too big because we've been using iPhones that are the perfect size for one-handed use. Now that's no longer possible. As soon as you get used to needing 2 hands some of the time, you'll never look back. When more functionality and apps are introduced for the size of the 6 I will make the jump but I just like the size of the 5/5S too much right now.
     
  13. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    There are so many mass-produced phones with smaller bezels it's impossible to give this statement any weight.
     
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  15. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No. If anything, it isn't big enough.
     
  16. munkydust macrumors member

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    Good width-wise but height is too much due to the bezels. I don't like being forced to move my hand or double-tap on the home button.
     

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