Anyone Else Feel that 4.7" is Just too Big?

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

  1. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    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

    Jun 26, 2010
  3. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    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

    Oct 28, 2010
    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
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014

    cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Blame the bezels. Even 4.9" is perfect with reasonable bezels.
  6. SpecialJ macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008
    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

    Mar 26, 2011
    I think it is the sweet spot for the majority of people.
  8. penajmz macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I love my 6 Plus but I do think the 6 is the perfect size. It feels amazing to hold.
  9. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    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


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    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.
  11. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
  12. BenTrovato macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2012
    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

    Jul 23, 2011
    There are so many mass-produced phones with smaller bezels it's impossible to give this statement any weight.
  14. Ahonen macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
  15. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    No. If anything, it isn't big enough.
  16. munkydust macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    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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