iPhone 4/4s screen feels small after using iphone5

imaginex20

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After two days of owning the iPhone 5 and going back to use a iPhone 4S feels awkward! The screen feels so small and cramped on the older iPhones. At first the iPhone 5, I couldn't justify the increase in vertical real estate but now makes sense and feels natural.
 

GoodBoy

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0,5" is not a big difference. Go use galay S3 for a while. You'll be feeling the same about iPhone 5 then:D
 

Big.Mac.Daddy

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I agree but for me it's more about the improvements it gives for landscape internet browsing. I no longer have to zoom in to read text like I needed to on the 4s. Simply wonderful :)
 

GoodBoy

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I agree but for me it's more about the improvements it gives for landscape internet browsing. I no longer have to zoom in to read text like I needed to on the 4s. Simply wonderful :)
Depends on the website really... On some you'll still need to zoom.
 

imaginex20

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0,5" is not a big difference. Go use galay S3 for a while. You'll be feeling the same about iPhone 5 then:D
I have played with the Samsung S3 a feel times. I did not like the big screen at all. When browsing the net the web pages would display full resolution and would make text very small, but I couldn't zoom in WTF?
 

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I have played with the Samsung S3 a feel times. I did not like the big screen at all. When browsing the net the web pages would display full resolution and would make text very small, but I couldn't zoom in WTF?
So you're saying you dont like a bigger screen unless its an apple product?

Ok...
 

imaginex20

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So you're saying you dont like a bigger screen unless its an apple product?

Ok...
I am saying I don't like a damn near 5" screen. A big screen like that displaying text like it is .2 font but I can't zoom in on the web pages to enlarge it? Someone failed at UX.
 

motty2307

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So you're saying you dont like a bigger screen unless its an apple product?

Ok...
I don't like the larger screens on the Droid or S3 due to the immense width. I knew I wanted a larger screen but didn't want to try fitting a tablet into my pocket.

Honestly, I don't know why someone hadn't thought of going to a widescreen (16:9) phone before the iPhone 5.
 

Peanut207

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Not to mention, the 4/4s also feels like a brick when I pick it up now after holding the iPhone 5
 

imaginex20

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Don't get me wrong, I have not bashed Android nor any other operating system in my posts. I do have an open mind and would not mind jumping to windows phone 8 when they polish it up a bit more. The user experience isn't there yet. I like my mobile devices to handle my simple tasks. Leave the complicated stuff for the PC.
 

onthecouchagain

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Oh, now lighter is better? Before heavier gave it a premium feel.




Heh, I could go on and on. :D

But I jest, OP. I'm clearly not talking about you. Just pointing out some of the absurdities of others. 3.5 is indeed small.
 

imaginex20

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I hate how every thread in this forum are ruined by pissing contests. Ridiculous
 

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I hate how every thread in this forum are ruined by pissing contests. Ridiculous
What did you expect when you started a thread like this... Basically telling all those 4s owners that you've got a 5 and its much better.

Good for you
 

motty2307

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Uh... because S3 and many phones on the market are already 16:9 before your super unique and innovative iPhone 5.
Oh, I didn't realize they were 16:9. Just knew they were too big to fit into my pocket and hard to use without two hands.

And geez, butt hurt about something?
 

AAPLinc

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Obviously the 4S will feel small, the 5 is .5" bigger. Kind of a dumb topic, no offense.

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What did you expect when you started a thread like this... Basically telling all those 4s owners that you've got a 5 and its much better.

Good for you
Exactly. There are so many threads started by 5 owners basically saying "the 5 is so much better than the 4S" we get it guys. You have the newest phone, allow me to bow down to you.

In my opinion the 5 doesn't have the quality feel that previous generations had, but oh well.
 

motty2307

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Oh but clearly that wasn't what you said before. Let me copy exactly what you said for you just in case you are having trouble.
"Honestly, I don't know why someone hadn't thought of going to a widescreen (16:9) phone before the iPhone 5."
And what does that have to do with butt hurt? Butt hurt about me pointing out your false information?
That is what I said, prior to knowing that other phones were already 16:9. I'll be the first to admit that I didn't know and you informed me, albeit in a ********ed way. So sorry that I'm not the most knowledgable person in the world about mobile devices like you are. I bow to your vast knowledge and admit my inferiority.

That what you want to hear?