Benefits of a larger iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by appletoandroid, May 10, 2013.

  1. appletoandroid macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Samsung is currently makes the total package. The best blend of screen size, power, and performance. And this is why Apple should follow suit.

    Thinking about the size of the phone alone is short sighted. If Apple had a bigger phone, they could fit a bigger battery. This alone has tons of beneficial effects on user experience. For one, it would be their foray into 1080p displays. Let's be honest, there is no reason for a measly 4" phone to have a high def display. And without one they will be left behind the major competitors.

    Then when you factor in Apple finally releasing high quality internals (like a quad core CPU and more powerful GPU) it makes you wonder why they don't just admit their fault and build a larger iPhone.

    Honestly, the battery is indirectly the biggest reason why iPhone lags behind Android in every way.
  2. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    I would love nothing more than a phone in the style of the 5, with a wider screen.

    You'll hear everyone say that you can't use it with one hand, or that it will mess up aspect ratios (even tho the 5 already did), blah blah.

    I want iOS on a larger screen with phone capabilities. I hate the android experience (just tried the s4 and hate it), but damn they have some beautiful screens.
  3. itsmemuffins, May 11, 2013
    Last edited: May 11, 2013

    itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    You really needed to start another thread on this? The multitude of threads already discussing this wasn't enough?

    Really? Seriously?
  4. inselstudent, May 11, 2013
    Last edited: May 11, 2013

    inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    IMO the benefits of larger screen aren't that big. Take browsing for instance. Either a site is optimised for mobile devices anyway, which makes a large screen redundant, or it's not, and you'll end up panning and zooming around the site anyway, and it hardly makes a difference whether your screen is 3.5,4 or 4.7 inches. I used to have a nexus 4 and that was my experience. I've also tried a friend's iPhone 5 and didn't found it to be a major difference whether you navigate a site on a 3.5 or 4" display, so I've stuck with my iPhone 4.

    Granted, if you're a person that wants to look videos on their smartphone, there's no denying it's a lot more fun on a large screen. But I'm not that kind of a person.

    Edit: besides, a benefit of a smaller screen/device is it fits much better into your pocket. The one-hand-argument isn't valid for me though. I hardly ever use even my 4 one handed if I can use two hands to do things like typing much faster.
  5. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    We really dont need any more threads on this, you could have just posted on the million other ones we have already.

    I love the 4" size but if it will help apples stock price than i say go for it. I only have 1 share lol but its something.
  6. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    Is it me spammers and trolls getting Moyer creative in posting?
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Yes, yes, for the upteemth ime, if Apple doesn't make a larger phone, it's doomed. DOOMED! :rolleyes:
  8. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
  9. abz1981 macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    this dude should really go out more and experience a bit of life.
  10. ImpKali macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Hate the size of my Galaxy S3. I thought I'd love it to death, but the bigger screen size makes it uncomfortable to hold, especially with the case on it. As I have stressed in other threads, we do not all have the hands of Shaquille O'Neal, and some of us want a device we can just hold and/or fit in our pockets. I don't care if Android's making it hip, 4" is the size limit for me.
  11. laurihoefs, May 13, 2013
    Last edited: May 13, 2013

    laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    The smaller size was one of the main reasons why I chose iPhone5 over Lumia 920 and Galaxy S3, the other reasons being sound quality with good headphones and iCloud.

    I actually think I should have gone with iPhone 4S instead of the 5, as the 4" screen is on the border of being unconfortable to use. But I chose the 5 as it's aspect ratio was more useful.
  12. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011
    On something like a Galaxy Note II, 'full size' websites, generally work fine with the phone held in landscape mode. On sites like the MacRumors front page you can double-tap and it will automatically zoom so that the main text column fills the screen. There's a menu option on Android that lets you choose between the desktop version and mobile versions of a site. Lots of sites aren't mobile optimised, sometimes the mobile version is dumbed down.

    The larger screen is also great for in-car GPS use - much clearer than an iPhone-sized screen.

    It also makes a great e-reader - esp. for the odd half-hour in the waiting room or on a train where you don't always want to cart around a Kindle.

    Then there is taking and viewing photos.

    It all depends on the pattern of use: if you primarily use it for voice calls and shrt txts then the iPhone 5 size makes sense. If, however, like me, you use it mainly for web, email, maps and only the occasional 'emergency' voice call then large screens are attractive.

    The problem with Apple is that they don't offer a choice of sizes - yet practically every other product they make comes in two or more form factors.

    Yet you replied to it and bumped it up the list? Seriously?

    Hang on - I just replied to you! What was I thinking?
    Proof that the Internet eats your brainsss...
  13. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    All those beautiful specs in android devices and they still Ss-tt-u-tt-e-rr when scrolling.
  14. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    You should rely on the voice part of the GPS
  15. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    I won't dignify that response with a reply.

    Oh wait...
  16. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Designing a mass produced product based solely on your preferences is short sighted. Stating that one company needs to duplicate another's success is short sighted.

    Keep in mind that best is always subjective. You (and others) may find that Samsung has the "best blend" but that doesn't mean that the majority does. Don't just assume that you represent the masses.
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    You know, I'm the first person to say I want a larger (wider) screen, but this last statement of yours makes no sense to me. Battery size could be one reason that the iPhone would be inferior to the competition, not EVERY reason.

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