If they are released at the same time, will you still go with 4.7" or the 5.5"?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Anthony T, Aug 20, 2014.


If there is no delay for either model, which new iPhone would you get?

  1. 4.7"

    68 vote(s)
  2. 5.5"

    53 vote(s)
  1. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Let's say there is no delay for the 5.5" model, and it's announced on September 9th along with the 4.7" model and both are released on the same day.

    Which would you go with if waiting was not a factor?
  2. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Ive been waiting for the 5.5 since the 4S was announced.
  3. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2010
    Could it be? Could the 5.5" end up selling as well or better than the 4.7"???
  4. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
  5. ctbaz macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2014
    If the 5.5" does exist and released at the same time, for me it would come down to the rumors of better specs. If the 5.5" has the better sapphire display and better A8 then for me it's a no brainer.
  6. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    4.7 model. The 5.5" would only be slightly shorter than the Galaxy Note, which is larger than I'd like any phone to be.
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It really depends on internal specs for me. If the 5.5" has a better camera, more storage, things like that, then I'll likely get it, though I won't like the screen too much.

    If they are equal to the 4.7", or if the 4.7" comes out sooner, I'll get that instead.

    The large screen size is not a draw for me. 5.5" is too big and to me it's a negative. I have an iPad for big-screen stuff. So, I'll definitely tolerate 4.7" better.
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    Probably 4.7 inch, unless there are some unique features that come with the 5.5 inch.
  9. Stlcheer macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2010
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ditto. They would have to wow me.
  10. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Will have to see them side by side to compare. Then spec differences if any. But 4.7 is the most logical for me, unless spec differences that much greater on 5.5.
  11. thegrants82, Aug 20, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014

    thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    If they are released at the same time, will you still go with 4.7" or the 5.5"?

    Both then just swap sims when I want to rotate. If I could only have one though it would be the 5.5. I have an lg g3 and it's a perfect size.
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I can't see the releasing both phones at the same time. Apple's marketing team knows it customers would take advantage and trade sizes just for the experience.

    Betting we do not see the 5.5 for at least a month later but in time for Christmas!:apple:
  13. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    The 5.5 whether no delayed or not. Not interested in the iPhone 6 mini (4.7) with the gimped out features. Those 3D renders makes the iPhone 6 look very awesome. A couple things to make the 5.5 model even better -

    - Rounded corners helps alot. By the looks of it, we could be getting an iPhone 6 as the most comfortable iPhone to hold since the original or 3G/3Gs days.

    - Lesser bezel. It was be proven by last year's Sony Xperia ZL or a few LG devices like the G2/G3 that overall dimensions can be trimmed down with lesser bezel while still getting a larger screen.

    - Add 2GB RAM like what the latest iPad air is rumored to be getting to showoff iOS8's multi-app windows.

    I understand Apple didn't want to cannibalize their iPad sales with a "phablet." But now that iPad sales are slowing down, this should be their next move.

    For folks wanting the 4.7, go for it. I just find very advantages it has over the bigger model except better one-handed use/pocket friendly. It is like picking the original PS3 from 2006 vs the slimmer models that lost features. And I need the bigger battery capacity. Not in love with larger phones but I'm in love with their tablet-like stamina. But I can understand where you come from too. It took me awhile to jump from Nexus One size to HTC One. It was a considerable jump from 119mm to 137mm in height and nearly an extra 10mm in width. But going from a 4.7 inch phone to a phone nearly the size of the LG G3 (5.5 inches) was an easier transition. I know many iOS fans had mostly carried smaller phones like an 5s or under for most of their life. Asking to go 5.5 is like asking them to drive a sedan to a bus. Too much a life change for them. Too scary for some to adjust. But a jump from 10mm extra height/width is no big deal if you come from a 4.7 inch phone recently.
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Release date has nothing to do with it for me.

    Once I see what the 5.5" and 4.7" looks like, performs and cost. Then I'll make my decision.

    I may like the 5.5, but if its priced at a point that I'm not willing to pay and/or it doesn't offer anything over my current 5c then I'll not buy it.
  15. CurryboiiNZ macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2014
    I would personally go for the 4.7" model. After using the Moto X for a while, I found that that is the best size for portability and media consumption.
  16. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    If the 5.5" battery is ~2900 mAh and the 4.7" is a measly ~1800 mAh, I'm 5.5" all the way. No way the bigger screen will eat up all that extra mAh. The 5.5" will have great battery life.

    IF, however, the 5.5" is delayed until late this year I'll get a 4.7" because no use having a phone for 8 months before the 6S.
  17. Anthony T thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
  18. Markiie macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, California.
  19. atticus27 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    5.5". I imagine the starting price will be $399 for the basic model (on contract). The big size would have more pros than cons for me. I wouldn't need to carry around a iPad mini anymore.
    Hipsters won't like it, since it won't fit in there skinny jean pockets.
  20. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2009
    I honestly would go for the 5.5" iPhone. I always told myself that until my wife got a Galaxy Note and I realized how nice the screen was. Then when the rumors started flying, that's when I really started wanting
  21. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    Can't vote.

    If there's a 5.5" released at the same time as the 4.7", it will depend entirely on the specs.

    I would definitely prefer the 4.7" screen. But if the 5.5" has a bunch of premium features that aren't on the 4.7", I might do the 5.5"
  22. davistld01 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2008
    Springfield, MO
    I appreciate being able to fully operate my 5s with one hand, and I believe 4.7" will be the limit for that. That said, I'll probably go with the smaller screen size.

    But...like others have said, if there isn't a delay in release, and/or the proposed 5.5" model has tremendous (battery, sapphire screen, faster processor, etc.) improvements...I'll jump to the larger iPhone.
  23. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC

    No interest in cramming a mini-tablet into my pockets on a daily basis. I can only imagine going for runs with that thing in my shorts.

    Were I in a position where I carried a bag or something around constantly I might consider a 5.5" phone.
  24. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    This assumes everyone would even go for the new phone(s).

    Lots of people will stick with the 5S

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