Does anyone else NOT want a larger display?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Daniel3102, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    I think we can say with confidence that iPhone 6 will have a larger display :eek: Anyways, I have the 5s and I think its the perfect size! I know it depends on what you like personally, so maybe its just my opinion. So let me hear what you guys think of a larger iPhone, what size is your favorite and do you think that Apple will introduce a 4 inch model with updated internals?
  2. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
    I would be fine if they kept the Iphone5 - 5s size, I think 4.7 would be all I would want to have. I think the 5+ screen sizes look stupid IMO.
  3. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    Well I just got the 5 a couple of months ago, and it's less than a year-old, a fairly new device.

    I definitely don't want a larger screen - I've had the Xperia Z with a 5" screen - way too big - and my current Moto G with 4.5" is on the upper limit of comfortability for me.

    The 4" display is the perfect size for me.
  4. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    I'm happy with the overall dimensions of the iPhone 5, if they can fit a slightly larger screen there, reducing the bezel, then great
  5. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    4.7" is actually on the smaller side, yet a lone 4". If anyone has a problem using a phone with a 4.7" screen, then something is seriously wrong. We can rest assured that 4" iS GONE...thank GOD!!! Hopefully it just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year.
  6. dwfaust, Jul 17, 2014
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  7. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    Hopefully quality phones will come out with smaller screens - I know I've gone from 5" (Xperia Z) to 4.6" (Xperia SP) to 4.5" (Moto G) to 4" with the iPhone 5.

    Not everyone wants a large screen.
  8. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    I TOTALLY agree with the people that said that iPhone 5/5s is the perfect size! If they could put 4.7 inches in the same form factor as the 5/5s, that would be cool. But for me personally, I really like the 4 inch screen! I have no experience with larger screens, but I've handled the S4 and I couldn't reach all corners of the screen like I can on my 5s. I doubt they would, but MAYBE they can keep the 4 inch screen and update the internals to keep it up to date?
  9. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    IMO, a bigger screen is welcome.

    I believe that people have 2 'worries': 1) form factor and 2) one handed use (how ridiculous)

    Form factor: how big the device is with everything included. People on this site are talking about not being able to fit a 4.7" iPhone in their pocket....are you serious? A 4.7" screen, we're not talking about an iPad mini form factor increase...I mean, come on! The device will be bigger, yes, but not to the point where it'll stop fitting in your pocket and end your whole life (that's how dramatic people on here are)

    One handed use: a .7" jump is not THAT much. Think of the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 screen and add a little more. I don't understand why people NEED to use their device one handed. It leaves me to wonder what they're doing with the other hand that is SOO important that they NEED one handed usability or it's a deal breaker. Practice your hand shimmy to shuffle the phone around. I've sure mastered it but I can comfortably use my iPhone 4 (3.5") and iPod touch 5G (4") with 2 hands.

    People talk about not wanting it, but I'm sure that one of them is going to be ordering the phone or standing in line at launch day, that's written in stone.

    Be more open to changes on the phone. Apple needs to change as the needs of people and the market change. If it's a deal breaker, get yourself an iPhone 5S and hang on to it, it's future proof for a few more years.
  10. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    When I went from a 3.7" phone to a 4.8" phone, it felt abnormally big at first. It didn't take me very long to get used to the larger screen. I fired up my old 3.7" phone last week and it felt really small to me now. I think that many people will find the larger screen a bit awkward at first, but will eventually get used to it. Then they will find the old smaller phone really tiny once they are used to a larger phone.
  11. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    Coming from a 4s, a 4" is going to be big and a 4.7" screen is going to be huge. Good thing I've got big hands. :cool:
  12. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    Keeping the current 5S size plus the 4.7" iPhone 6 size would be the two best options for Apple to allow.

    IMHO the speculated 5.5" size is just too excessive, in fact it would be the perfect example of why many poke fun of phablets to begin with (unwieldy, goofy-looking, cumbersome, requires a backpack or man-bag to carry, etc). That's my opinion. I'm sure some rabid phablet-o-phile will come here telling me to shut the hell up and leave them to their choice if they want a monstrously large phablet. They are entitled to that opinion too.

    Glenn Beck with his Samsung Phablet:

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  13. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    I'm in the I love big phones camp. The LG G3 at 5.5" isn't too big physically (when compared to it's screen size) because of the small bezels. I'll get the largest iPhone that comes out but if there is a 5.5" I know it's going to be larger than my G3 because of the horrible bezels.
  14. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    My Nexus is like 4.7-4.9 ish, I can't remember. It's big enough. No bigger. 4.7 is best, IMHO.
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I do not think that iPhone users will be forced into a larger phone and Apple will still offer the 5 is some form for several years.
  16. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Does anyone else NOT want a larger display?

    You should expect people to call you out when you post a pic labeled Samsung_phablet.jpg which is a picture of an actual tablet not a phablet.
  17. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    Maybe it will be in 3 size categories eventually:

    iPhone 6S, S = small 4" screen

    iPhone 6R, R = regular size (the 4.7" becoming the standard median size in the future)

    iPhone 6P, P = phablet sized 5.5" screen
  18. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
  19. MA-86 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Initially I was against the idea of iPhone with bigger screen and thought i would never be getting it, but considering that bezels will shrink top/bottom and on the sides and the phone will be considerably slimmer it shouldn't be such a big of a change really.

    also I think that the iPhone 5c will be the new entry level iPhone and will be sold unchanged from last year, to satisfy low cost/smaller screen need for some customers.
  20. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012

    Top and bottom bezel look about the same from what I've seen so far. Just the sides slightly narrower.
  21. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    My pockets are still the same size, so no I don't want a bigger phone. If I need more screen I have an iPad. If I need it bigger still I have an iMac.
  22. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    It depends. If rumors were confirming a 4" screen for the iPhone 6, everybody would be yelling how perfect a 4" screen is.
    However, rumors are stating a bigger size, so most will naturally follow. It's important to justify one's investment with posts on a web forum, it seems.
  23. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    Eat while surfing the web
    Push a stroller while glancing at an email
    Hold my child's hand while replying to a text

    Doesn't really seem that difficult to imagine different scenarios where one handed use is preferred.

    So why is it so important to people? Will it make the viewing experience THAT much better?

    Great way to increase the risk of dropping my phone.

    Having said all that, I'm looking forward to the iphone 6, but keep in mind that you want a feature that might come at the expense of another feature. Just because it's the feature you like doesn't make you right.
  24. dvoros macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2010
    larger display YES

    I cannot wait for the larger 5.5 inch display. I cannot read on the tiny screen now and I drool over my friends Samsung phones. Its about time that Apple catches up with the rest of the world.:D


    The picture you show is nowhere near a proposed 5.5 inch screen. You make it and yourself look ridiculous.:eek:


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