For those who uses 4.7" screen or less and looking to buy the iphone 8

LoveToMacRumors

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would you still buy it if it had the form factor of the iphone 7 Plus?

I'm asking this because the S8 came out and it's much bigger than the S7, which is scary because i wouldn't be able to use the s8 one handed and it would be a problem if the iphone 8 also have this kind of form.
 

The Game 161

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would you still buy it if it had the form factor of the iphone 7 Plus?

I'm asking this because the S8 came out and it's much bigger than the S7, which is scary because i wouldn't be able to use the s8 one handed and it would be a problem if the iphone 8 also have this kind of form.
well all rumours point to a 5.8 inch iphone 8 in a 4.7 form factor
 
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joeblow7777

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Is the S8 actually a great deal bigger than the S7, or is it just that the lack of bezel allows for a much bigger display in a similar area? I think that the latter is what most people are hoping for/expecting for the "iPhone 8".
 

estabya

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Is the S8 actually a great deal bigger than the S7, or is it just that the lack of bezel allows for a much bigger display in a similar area? I think that the latter is what most people are hoping for/expecting for the "iPhone 8".
The S8 is .3 inches (7.6mm) taller and .2 inches (5mm) wider than the S7. So nothing too significant really. I doubt those small increases would affect one handed usability.
 
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The S8 is .3 inches (7.6mm) taller and .2 inches (5mm) wider than the S7. So nothing too significant really. I doubt those small increases would affect one handed usability.
Thanks for listing the dimensions. I think wider would be more of an issue than taller in some cases. But I agree the changes are likely minimal enough to cause an issue holding the S8, but then again, I have not held it to be sure.
 

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would you still buy it if it had the form factor of the iphone 7 Plus?
What I want is an iPhone with the form factor of my 6s with tiny bezels so it can have a display size similar to the plus model.
I'm craving for bigger display and more battery life but the plus model is just too big. So if iPhone 8 has the same form factor as 7+ I'm not going to buy it, but if they're going to make it bezel free I think it will be more close to the 7 form factor, since a bezel free version of the plus would have a giant display
 
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What I want is an iPhone with the form factor of my 6s with tiny bezels so it can have a display size similar to the plus model.
I'm craving for bigger display and more battery life but the plus model is just too big. So if iPhone 8 has the same form factor as 7+ I'm not going to buy it, but if they're going to make it bezel free I think it will be more close to the 7 form factor, since a bezel free version of the plus would have a giant display
I think the iPhone 8 will likely have a 4.7 inch/5.5 inch LED iPhone, with a 5.8 inch edge to edge OLED display. After having owning the 6s+/7+, I don't think I could ever go back to a smaller iPhone after experiencing the larger battery and 1080 P display.

I think the largest drawback for some with iPhone plus models, is certainly the size.
 

wineandcarbs

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I think the iPhone 8 will likely have a 4.7 inch/5.5 inch LED iPhone, with a 5.8 inch edge to edge OLED display. After having owning the 6s+/7+, I don't think I could ever go back to a smaller iPhone after experiencing the larger battery and 1080 P display.

I think the largest drawback for some with iPhone plus models, is certainly the size.
Same here. 5.5" screen is the minimum for me now. I'd have to see what the actual feature sets look like, but if the OLED one has less than 5.5" of usable screen space as rumoured I'd possibly still go for the 5.5" LED variant (7S Plus or whatever they end up calling it).
 

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Regarding the iPhone edition, I will watch the presentation and consider the reviews before deciding.

I initially thought it would be too big for me...and it may well still be, but I will listen and consider.

One-handed use is very important to me, price is only secondary. Ideally, I would have picked a shrunk-down 4.7" display w/minimal bezels instead of cramming the largest display in the same form-factor size.

As for the S8, Samsung blew it by not making it smaller.

Who else besides Apple's audience has the pockets to buy flagship phones every year (or every other year)?
 
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wolfedude88

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LG did that with the G6 first. Its not that remarkable. All you have to do is remove the hardware buttons.
Actually it is. Plenty of android phones don't have a physical home button and still have way bigger bezels.

Samsung has smaller bezels than the iPhone while still having a home button.

It takes a lot of work I'm sure, can't wait to see what apple has this fall
 

konicky

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Actually it is. Plenty of android phones don't have a physical home button and still have way bigger bezels.

Samsung has smaller bezels than the iPhone while still having a home button.

It takes a lot of work I'm sure, can't wait to see what apple has this fall
It's hard to believe that Apple will stick with the same form factor for the regular 7S and 7S plus with Galaxy S8 and LG G6 ( + lots of other phones between now and October ) showing the way forward but it is Apple I suppose !!
 

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I think the iPhone 8 will likely have a 4.7 inch/5.5 inch LED iPhone, with a 5.8 inch edge to edge OLED display. After having owning the 6s+/7+, I don't think I could ever go back to a smaller iPhone after experiencing the larger battery and 1080 P display.

I think the largest drawback for some with iPhone plus models, is certainly the size.
going to 5.1 inches would be hard but if it has OLED/wireless charging then i would still get it as iphone is part of my daily devices now.

Still have hope that we will have full access to 5.8 inch screen for certain tasks like videos.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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well all rumours point to a 5.8 inch iphone 8 in a 4.7 form factor
This is what I'm hoping for.

I think my hands are average sized for a man and I can only just hit the corners with the current 4.7" form factor when using one handed & even then it requires a grip adjustment.

I wouldn't want to go any larger, as one handed use would then be impossible for me.
 

PortableLover

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Id prefer if apple just removed the bezels from the 7 and kept the 4.7 inch display. Why not reduce the overall size wjile still keeping 4.7?
 
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The Game 161

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Is it even possible? I have an iPhone 6 now, to fit a 5.8 inch screen on the front facade, it will basically take up almost 100% surface area.
well bare in mind the 6.2 S8 plus is the same size as the 5.5 7 plus.
 

edfoo

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Id prefer if apple just removed the bezels from the 7 and kept the 4.7 inch display. Why not reduce the overall size wjile still keeping 4.7?
Will that be like the Samsung S8, where to bottom portion of the screen is reserved for the virtual Home button, so the actually usable screen area for the icons and apps is only 4.0 to 4.2 inch?
 
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