iPhone 5 is too big...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Juan007, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Love the phone, overall it's a great product. Fast, stylish, even maps works great (so far).

    Only complaint - size is too big. Compared to 4S, it's much less usable with one hand. 3.5 in. was the perfect size, it's a shame Apple got caught up in "bigger=better" crap. Hope that someday they release another 3.5in product...
  2. RenoG macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Why wait, return your 5 and go get the 4s now, go do it...
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Please revisit this thread in a few months after you've actually gotten used to it and you'll sing a different tune.
  4. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    They wouldn't return to a 3.5" now. People would deem it a step backwards.
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I think we all know apple didn't really want to increase iPhone size but were swayed by public demand , consumer trend and from the competition.

    I'm nipping out to my local network shop to handle the iPhone 5 and am keeping an open mind until then. :)
  6. smotheredhope macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2009
  7. Lord Egregious macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Right it isn't just hype, there is real data that consumers are interested in larger screens for their phones. I'm pretty sure it is one of the top reasons why people go android over iphone. I think if you've only used an iphone since launch than it will be hard to get use to using it. I'd give it more than a day though.
  8. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    the new iphone is 12% smaller by volume than the 4s.
  9. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I would've loved a 4.3" screen but will happily use a 4" instead. If apple had released another 3.5" this year, I'd probably be holding an S3 right now.
  10. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    This. The 4" display is perfect.
  11. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    Yes that was my first thought. I am planning on buying the 4S from my 4 but before I do that I will go and test the phone in my hands to see. But my hypothesis is that it is too long. Yuk!
  12. MacJones macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2010
    I think the new screen is a great compromise between those who liked 3.5" and those who wanted a bigger screen. I wasn't buying the taller but not wider thing at first but after using it all day today I think Apple nailed it.
  13. yellowfever5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Agreed too big. I use mine lying down, one handed all the time. With the iphone 5 i'm constantly having to stretch and adjust. Add to this the garish oversaturated colours and 'buttery' white screen. I'm sorry, it's going back
  14. TahoeDust macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    I really like it. It's doable one handed and not as cramped when going two handed turned sideways. I have pretty big hands though.
  15. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    There's no doubt that ladies have always preferred the 3.5 inches...


    I guess 4 inches is just not the same...
  16. bigblack06 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Wow I'm amazed at how many are complaining about the screen size the size is fine and honestly the only problem I have is that I think they should have gone a little wider it really looks weird but all those who bought an iPhone 5 and don't like the screen return it I know lots of people that will purchase it.
  17. Juan007 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Two-handed with iP5 is great, but I tend to use my phone one-handed more, even for web browsing. Maybe my trend to do so will change now.

    One-handed, it's hard to reach the top of the screen to "scroll to top". My hands are quite large and not girly at all. It's just not comfortable to reach that far with my thumb.

    Not hating on the phone, it's great. Makes the 4S and everything else look from the stone age. Just with they could have made it 3.5 in...
  18. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I must agree with OP.

    I find myself dreading pulling the iPhone 5 out of my pocket a bit.

    While the larger screen looks nice, it's slightly less practical to carry and hold.

    Maybe the larger size is why the factory is scratching them all up. ha. They can't hold them as they were used to the 4S!
  19. jumpmandds macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2011
  20. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    No. After using it for just a day, the 4S screen is extremely cramped, at least for optimized apps.
  21. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area

    These forums are just so entertaining after a new product release!!!!
  22. macfanrutler macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2010
    I couldn't agree more.

    The screen is too small, now it's too big

    It's too heavy, now it's too light and feels cheap

    The glass back breaks too easily, the aluminum back is terrible

    If I take keys to my phone it scratches.

    Can't we just be happy for once.
  23. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I don't think they'll ever go back to a 3.5" screen on the flagship iPhone, but I could see them reducing the height of the phone over time while keeping the screen size the same.

    I should definitely be possible in a couple of years to do a phone with the 4" screen size but the same overall height as the iPhone 4/4S.
  24. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2012
    Isn't that what companies that want to sell something SHOULD want to do?

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