iPhone 5S; Do you think the screen is too small?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fab5freddy, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2007
    Heaven or Hell
    Hey Guys, Do you think the iPhone 5S screen is too small,
    and what would be the perfect size for a mobile screen ?

    I personally think the iPhone 5S screen is a little too small.
    I would prefer a 4.7 inch screen, and i think the Samsung Note 3
    is a little too big for my tasting.

    I sure hope Apple gets the act together and puts the iPhone 6 out soon,
    i know a ton of people ditching Apple for Samsung and other Android devices...
  2. BJonson macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2010
  3. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    It's way too small.
    4.7" is the minimum these days, and I would prefer 5-5.5"
  4. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    You know, I don't believe people started complaining about screen size until larger, decent android device alternatives started getting released.

    Before that, everyone seemed fine with the 3.5 in screen that apple put on everything before the 5.

    If the next iPhone happened to be 4 inches I would probably still buy it.
  5. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I hear what you're saying, but major use of my i5 for web browsing has caused me eye problems. I need a bigger screen.
  6. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    There will never be a perfect screen size. Just a size you're willing to deal with today.

    I think the current screen is fine. Although I'd be more interested in seeing the screen stretch further to the edges of the current device than the device itself being resized.

    It's easy to make a bigger phone. Packing a bigger screen into the same size phone would be something else. There was a thread the other day about someone releasing a screen with shape cutouts.
  7. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    It's perfect because it's what apple has out now... If they release the 6 then that size would be the next perfect lol
  8. mknlb50 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2013
    Haha yep definitely. But for one-handed operation, it's perfect.
  9. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    Too small for me, i always go back to my GS5 after using my 5S i truly hope the next model will sport a larger screen!
  10. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I've never thought that the display is too small, but I use mostly apps and very little web.
  11. Garen macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2010
    Los Angeles Area
    I like the total phone size but if they can put a larger screen in the same frame I will like it more.
  12. imanidiot Suspended

    May 1, 2011
    Denver, CO

    I think not.
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It is too small for me!

    And yes, people have left Apple for Samsung just for the screen. iOS is good but for some it does not make up for the tiny screen.

    I am sure Apple will continue to offer a current model for people with small hands:eek:
  14. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
  15. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    5.5" and 4.7" are the perfect sizes for a screen, no doubt about that. Exactly those two sizes. Nothing else.

    Is what you are going to hear when the new iPhone comes out.
    Let tha fans show their faith in a company, I say. This is what this forum is all anoit. ;)
  16. Indian Devil macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2014
    I have been using bigger screens for past 3 years (approx.) and I think it's too big to be used as a phone, I was using those screens as I didn't quite liked the iOS when I first tried it but now I think I am ready for the change.

    Unfortunately Android gives the best specs to the bigger screen phones hence using the smaller screens wasn't an option, hope apple doesn't go the same way. I hope we see and inch SC screen phone with the latest specs come September.
  17. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Yes, the 4" screen is too small, IMO. Personally, I love the screen size of the S5. Not too small, not too big.
  18. Chevelle macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2010
    I've had every size range; iphone 4, 5s, note 2, moto x, and currently an s5. The 5s is great one handed. It's great to carry around. It's small for typing and viewing stuff. The moto x at 4.7 is the perfect size imo. Small enough to carry comfortably and use one handed but big enough for Web pages and videos.

    5.5" is too big. That's a tablet that can be used as a phone. I see the appeal but it's not for me. My note 2 was too much.
  19. St.Icon macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2014
  20. Markyyy macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2013

    ^ Idiotic post.

    I'm going to be going for the 4.7" display as long as I don't already buy the Nokia lumia 930 before iPhone 6 is released. Ideally I'd have liked a 5" display iPhone, no bigger than that though.
  21. pdmpolishing macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Yes, I find the 4" screen to small. That's because the way I use the phone today, its all about looking at the phone for information, be it navigation, apps for train and airport information, reading ebooks etc. for me the 5.5" would be a perfect size, I was compearing google maps on the iPhone and S5, it was a much better experience on the larger screen.

    Okay you say go and buy an S5, that's not the answer for me because I do not wish to leave the IOS system, it horses for courses, peoples needs are different, I would like to see Apple sell deferent size iPhones so customers can choose what they require.
  22. Robstevo macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2014
    I have a nexus 5 and my girlfriend has an iPhone 5s, to be honest it's far too small for me, I'm dying to come back to IOS because of IOS 8 and the finger printing technology. However the 5S is so small it actually feels uncomfortable to hold.
  23. Yaxchian macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2014
    >4" screen sucks

    4" fits perfect in my jeans.

    hopefully, there' ll be a 4" screen option in the future, less bezel, less thickness!

    How will guys carry such a big screen, have a girlie bag all day around?

    > 4" has to be bezel-less, otherwise it's absurd.
  24. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    The year 1999

    "hey guys do you think I'll ever need more than 128mb of ram??"

    "No way! You'll never use more than that!"

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