I'm loving the 3.5" screen, all these androids 4.7"+ =bulky

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by imeth, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. imeth macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    Ok maybe it's because I had PRK done in the past, I am so used to the iPhone screen size. If Apple do decide to make their screen on future iPhones size of HTC EVO to Samsung Galaxy all these craps, I will be keeping my 4s for a long time. Maybe a lil minor size upgrade if they have to but I'm one of those that's not complaining.. I was at a sprint store earlier those gigantic phones are so hard to type. SMH
  2. docprego macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    I just came to the 4S from a Galaxy SII (4.5") and I have to agree. I don't miss the larger screen at all and I am finding that it is very convenient to be able to reach all areas of my phone with one hand. I thought the screen size disparity would be difficult to accept but it hasn't been at all.
  3. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    Cool, you are definitely in the minority though

  4. romiebleed macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2011
    I totally agree with the above 2 posts. I hate big screens just on the comfort zone. 3.5 is way better and apple please dont increase the screen size.
  5. Twixt macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2012
    Maybe some people don't mind using two hands whereas you do.
    I guess AAPL has no choice and will increase screen size no matter what.
    But a part of customer basis is women who for sure mind having a too large screen. 4 inches is probably the right point in the middle
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Most people here that don't like 4+ inch screens just don't like them because they're not on an Apple product. Trust me, the moment they announce the new iPhone and it has the bigger screen, everyone will want it. A thicker phone will fit much better in your pocket, and it'll also be a lot more natural to use because you can look at it a little farther away.

    I use both an iPhone 4 and a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket with one hand.
  7. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    What's with the recent spate of iPhone justification threads knocking other platforms for whatever reason?

    I like having the choice of a larger screen. You, likewise have the choice of the iPhone's smaller screen. What is the problem?
  8. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    Denver, Co
    My view:
    3.5" = too small
    4.7"+ = too big
    4" - 4.3" = just right.

    Caveat being if the phone uses on-screen buttons or not.

    And OP, you can't type on the bigger phones because you're not used to it. Typing on my Galaxy Nexus is far more pleasant than the tiny iPhone screen.
  9. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    My last two android phones were versions of the Galaxy SII.

    I came from the Sprint GSII/Epic 4G Touch, then went to the Galaxy SII on AT&T...

    Obviously both have larger screens than the iPhone.

    Does it matter? Initially I thought it would, but over time I actually found the iPhone to be a much more seamless and pleasurable product to use.
  10. nephron8 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2012
    I agree about size. Huge phones are pain to carry and use.
    Who knows I may continue using my 4s for couple of yrs.
  11. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I doubt Apple would ever take the iPhone screen close to or above 5 inches for the next several releases. Why would they want to tighten the gap between the iPhone and iPad?
  12. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I can use a 4.3 screen very easily even on the wide Razr only because nearly everything that needs touching is at the bottom.

    I really hope apple can address this in later iOS versions. The back/cancel in most (nearly all) apps is at the upper left


    And that's a stretch for me. With a case I need to slightly adjust my hand. So in the end I can use a larger screen more comfortable as long as the UI is designed for it.
  13. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    LOL It's always glad to see people loving their toys/devices!

    I myself have small hands but find typing on the iPhone a pain (it was MUCH better than the BB Storm I had haha). I tested out Gnex at the Telus store and it was a PLEASURE to type on compared to the iPhone!

    What can I say, I have freaky thumbs! I always feel like a mongo squirrel holding a tiny nut when I have to try to type in portrait mode! Since my thumbs are rather stunty, I can't really type effectively one handed anyways, so might as well go for the bigger screen haha!!

    Viva Variety!!!
  14. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
  15. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
  16. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I've owned a 4.3" Android device before and liked it a lot. I thought that was one of the things I was going to miss but I've acclimated quite well to the smaller screen of the iPhone. To me it's much more usable. I certainly wouldn't mind a larger screen but I don't like the way they are going about it according to the rumors. I would prefer to keep the current ratio and not just grow taller.
  17. Fireblade macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2011
    you noticed laughing only one because of your small screen
  18. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2011
    I currently use the note and like it allot but it is sometimes a pain to carry around and next to impossible to use with one hand while driving. Everything is a tradeoff.large screen is great on the eyes but not as great on the hands. Give me a larger iPhone and I may be back!
  19. Meanee macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2011
    It's not just about typing. Screen real estate can show more information, have a better layout. I am loving my Evo LTE 4.7" screen. And yes, I can type with 1 hand. I have to setup people's iPhones for corporate email, or remote connections daily, and honestly, iPhone feels like a toy after that.
  20. msarway macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2007
    New York City
    i had the razr maxx and went back to iphone because the size was much better i think the perfect size is 4" after that its just to big. When i held the maxx to my ear i felt like i was holding a big oversized phone! lol but when i need a big screen i use ipad but as a phone to communicate text email on the go iphone size is great, i do think 4" should be max. The phones today are like fast food there is normal then large then supper size me!
  21. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    People want a bigger screen so bad that even the iPhone 3GS outsold every single big screen android phone on the market in 2011...

  22. Meanee macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2011
    There's no single model phone that will outsell iPhone. So your post is irrelevant. Now, if there was a metric that compares big screen Android phone "group" vs iPhone, you would see that the group is outselling iPhone easily.
  23. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    If big screens were all that desirable there would be no way in hell that an out dated, 3 year old 3GS with a "small" screen would be able to outsell something like the Galaxy SII...

    Also the 3GS is only sold on one carrier, unlike the GSII line...
  24. I.Love.Apple macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2012
    Or, just maybe, Apple could manage to produce two or even three different phone models with different screen sizes? Not only people hand sizes differ but people use phones for different purposes. Those who use phones in the cars (they should not) will appreciate smaller screens whereas people who use their phones to browse Internet, watch movies etc. would definitely benefit from larger screens.
  25. Meanee macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2011
    Again, group it.

    there are about 33 million iPhone 3GS/3G out there. For example, Sprint Evo 4G (1st one) sold 350,000 first day alone, and been selling out for another month and a half. Throw Evo 3D, One X, One S, Evo 4G LTE, Inspire 4G, Thunderbolt.

    This is one manufacturer only. Add Motorola, Samsung and you can see that large screen format outselling iPhone 3GS/3G.

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