iPhone 5 is definitely too small...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by raptorstv, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. raptorstv macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    My gf just recently got her Samsung Galaxy Note II. I love the screen size, the phone still fits in my jeans pocket... The only drawback is that I look funny when using it for phone calling. Other than that, it's really pleasant to use the device for entertainment and reading files. I am so jealous!!!! Apple, we want a 5-inch phone... BRING IT!!!!!
  2. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Speak for yourself, I do NOT want a 5" phone. I'll go to 4.5" (with less bezel of course), but most of the time I use my iPhone it's one-handed.
  4. Ericcc macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2012
    You mean the iPhone size selection is definitely non-existent ;)

    A lot of people like the iPhone's current size. If Apple is to make a larger iPhone, it won't be at the expense of the current model imho. They'll prolly expand the selection a bit like the iPods.
  5. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    I agree.

    If it were a proper 4.3 - 4.5" screen I might have been tempted.
  6. smellysox8 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    Went iPhone 4 -> HTC One X -> Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    Loving the size of the Note 2. Going back to HTC One X wouldn't be too insufferable. But can't do the size of the iPhone 5.
  7. Twixt macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2012
    I was willing to test Note 2 in an Orange shop, which I did and enjoyed.
    iPhone 5 was close so it was an easy comparison size wise, also compared to SG3 iP5 screen looks like a dwarf...
    I was expecting Note 2 to feel heavier than it actually is, quite acceptable and exciting device for dual Pro/casual usages.
  8. Timzer macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2011
    There's not a shred of doubt in my mind you will buy an iPhone regardless of size. How many here have said 3.5 inch is perfect. Now you all sing a different tune. Funny how that works. Remember how PPI was everything, but now you have android phone beating the iPhone in ppi, and all of a sudden its no big deal. You Apple followers take anything apple gives you. I'm guessing you also agree with Apple that the iPad mini can be used with one hand.
  9. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
    No Ty I don't want to lug around a humongous cell phone just cause I was a 20" screen those Samsung phones are rediculous.
  10. OceanView macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
    Many people with blinders on in this website.
    Try removing them once in a while, you'll experience new things which may surprise you.
  11. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Well, you're wrong. Try to make me sound like a blind follower some more though, or just group me into the extreme follower cult. All iPhone owners are like that, right?
  12. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    No, not all but you definitely are.

    Anyone who has read this subforum for any length of time recognises your blind zealotry and it must take an extraordinary lack of self perception for you not to be able to see this.
  13. cnev3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    My phone is a pocket device. I use it on the go. Portability and battery life are key. I'm not going to be watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy on it, but I do want it to fit in my jeans pocket, and use it comfortably with one hand.
  14. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Blind zealotry? Accusations, accusations. I'm not a blind follower. It's funny you think that, though.
  15. smellysox8 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    Yes you are. And it's hilarious every time you claim you aren't.
  16. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Fixed the last sentence for you.
  17. tjl3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2012
    Sure, I'll buy any phone w/ a 5+" screen... gtfo blinders.
  18. carefreecork macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2012
    OP - you want it a larger iPhone, but find a larger phone than the current one odd to use as a phone?

    I am loving the increased size and feel they have got it just right for all uses, including that of a phone.
  19. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    It's uproarious when you claim to know something of me when you so obviously don't. I laud Apple for their quality, but they're not perfect. Far from it. I much like what Google is doing in mobile, and I genuinely don't want my next phone to be an iPhone. Sooooo.........
  20. nba1341 macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2007
    iPhone 5 has a really small screen. I can't believe they decided to just make it longer rather than wider.

    Guessing they will fix this in the next version hopefully make the screen at least 4.3"
  21. Abby21 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2011
    Maybe could wait the iPhone 6.
    That should be a Phone+Tab :)
  22. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    I definitely agree, seems like others do also, you have a lot of thumbs up votes.
  23. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    After using the RAZR-M a bit, I'm convinced Apple could go up to 4.3" inches without impacting the ergonomics people enjoy about the iPhone.

    4.3" is my limit for a phone, but I don't especially have a problem with the 4" screen either.
  24. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    This. I would really want 4.3" in roughly the same body size.
  25. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011

    Some people want a phone that they can occasionally use for web, movies, ebooks and email on the move. Maybe they also carry an iPad or an Air. Other people want a web/email/movie/ebook reader that they can occasionally use as a phone. Maybe they have a larger device, but don't want the hassle and expense of two cellular contracts or tethering. Some people habitually wear clothes with decent pockets, others wear spray-on jeans.

    The problem with the iPhone is not that it is the "wrong" size, it is that one size doesn't fit all. The non-iPhone world offers phones of all sizes. Samsung alone offer 3", 4.8" and 5.5" in their "Galaxy" range, and there are many more options if you look beyond Samsung. Phones with large screens are selling like hotcakes. Apple could get some of that action if it produced the "iPhone mini" and "iPhone wide" alongside the current model. They've had a great opportunity - with the introduction of retina displays and the iPad mini - to move developers over to a resolution-independent model so Apps support different screen sizes and shapes.

    Apple are, instead, running ads about the iPhone 5 screen size being "common sense" (...which it may be for scrolling contacts lists or using mobile versions of websites, but it's certainly not common sense for accessing full-sized websites, maps/GPS or reading ebooks).

    We're not talking about the product-line bloat that some other manufacturers - lots of competing models with exciting names like XTC700B/EC - just a choice of 2 or 3 form factors, just like MacBooks, iMacs, iPods, iPad...

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