iPhone 4/4s screen feels small after using iphone5

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  1. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  2. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

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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
     
  3. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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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 :)
     
  4. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the website really... On some you'll still need to zoom.
     
  5. imaginex20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  6. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    I just did it on nytimes and no, I didn't need to zoom at all like I'd need to with my 4s.
     
  7. 725032 Guest

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

    Ok...
     
  8. imaginex20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  9. motty2307 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  10. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Oh, now 3.5 is too small! Before it was perfect.

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    Heh, I jest.
     
  11. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

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    I'd call it "I bought an iPhone 5 and it's the best in the world just because I got it" syndrome;)
     
  12. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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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
     
  13. imaginex20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  14. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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

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    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.
     
  15. enzoshadow, Sep 23, 2012
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  16. imaginex20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hate how every thread in this forum are ruined by pissing contests. Ridiculous
     
  17. canadianpj macrumors 6502

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    Actually he didn't say that at all. You did.
     
  18. 725032 Guest

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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
     
  19. motty2307 macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  20. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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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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    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.
     
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  22. enzoshadow, Sep 24, 2012
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  23. motty2307 macrumors regular

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    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 dickheaded 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?
     

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