Are you disappointed with the leaked iPhone screen size?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikethebigo, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    A 3.5 inch screen, which is what on the iPhone, is nothing to sneer at, it's actually pretty large. However, it seems that most competing phones nowadays use a screen size of 3.7" (Nexus One, HTC Incredible), 4.1" (the new Dells), or 4.3" (HTC Evo). Especially after using an iPad, I feel like it wouldn't hurt to increase the screen size by a half an inch or so. Do you guys agree, or do you think 3.5" is already perfect and anything larger would just be a waste of space and a portability sacrifice?
     
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    nope, rather not have a brick in my pocket, size is ok at the mo
     
  4. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. If anything they should have kept the same size, not make the screen smaller.
     
  5. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    I'm okay with screen size as long as they bump up the pixel resolution. I'll be more than happy with the rumored 960x640. If they keep it at HVGA like the current iPhone, it's a disappointment.
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    anyone know exactly how much smaller the prototype screen was?
     
  7. sfditty macrumors regular

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    I couldn't see any difference in the pictures. I doubt is was more than a #@!$ hair.
     
  8. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I think it's good because won't it be a smaller device overall? And the resolution bump will change your mind I bet.
     
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    Yes! I also think that is possible, however unlikely that apple will get rid of all the wasted space (black bars) on the top and bottom of new screen. I hope they do this to match the new modern design and keep ip with the onslaught of Android phones

    I can hope can't I? ;(
     
  11. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm fine with it considering it comes with a higher resolution.
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I'm the opposite. The resolution is fine as it is and the screen is too small.
     
  13. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    I'm much more concerned about the resolution...which seems like they took care of that problem for me. Size is fine...I could handle 4.1 or 4.3...but it's not necessary.
     
  14. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Size is fine, though I would have preferred some extra, reserved, pixels at top or bottom for non-intrusive notifications.
     
  15. corriewf macrumors 6502a

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    I still think that it is possible the next Iphone will have a larger screen. I think the prototype was the same size as the current Iphone to help hide it from attention.
     
  16. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Given how everything fit perfectly, seems unlikely.
     
  17. goobot macrumors 603

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    i dont want a tv in my pocket. get an ipad if thats what you want.
     
  18. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    All of you who say that you don't want a bigger screen are disagreeing just to disagree.....

    If the next iPhone did have a bigger screen you all would be the first praising Apple for it....

    And a bigger screen doesn't mean a bigger phone. Look at the nexus one, it's smaller than an iPhone.
    :rolleyes:
     
  19. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    Most definitely.

    I was hoping to see at least 3.8, preferably 4.3 inch screen size. I'm now exploring HTC Supersonic seriously because of this.
     
  20. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    +1000000.
    Best post in this thread so far.
     
  21. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    Definitely disappointed

    Hoping the final product is between 4.0 and 4.3

    And thinner and lighter

    When others say they don't want a brick, I think it's really the weight factor

    The current iPhone in my pocket feels heavy

    My main complaint with the iPhone is small screen size and connection speed

    Having to monkey to enlarge the screen content and still squint sucks

    iPad has answered my request for a 10" screen

    But due to work I am still required to have a phone in my pocket

    Heres hoping for a larger screen!
     
  22. Justinf79 macrumors 6502

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    I was hoping for a slightly larger screen, of like 3.7/3.8". I think the big 4.3" screen on some of the upcoming phones like the HTC Evo makes the phone too big to fit in pocket, and awkward to hold up to your face.
     
  23. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    It defiantly needs to be a higher resolution screen and I would love to see a 4" screen, however I do think 3.5" will be the best compromise on form factor and size.
     
  24. corriewf macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you hold it up to my face? That IS awkward! :p
     

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