Is anyone else content with the 4 inch screen size?

Are you happy with the current screen size of the iPhone

  • I love it!

    Votes: 42 30.4%
  • It's too small

    Votes: 47 34.1%
  • If they can increase the screen without increasing the device size, I'd love a larger screen

    Votes: 45 32.6%
  • No opinion or want to see results

    Votes: 4 2.9%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 2, 2009
I've used a massive amount of phones in the past year. Among them, the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, Galaxy S3, S4, HTC One, and Nexus 5. I wanted a larger screen, but ended up settling on the iPhone 5S for the simple reason that if you have an iPad and can tether, a larger phone is pointless. I found even with the larger phones that I was using my phone more for quickly checking things and iPad for browsing. The larger screen actually ended up becoming more of an annoyance than anything because it was harder to carry around a larger device. Plus typing was slower. The 5S is the perfect size because it's small but good enough for quickly checking things.

If Apple can increase the screen size without significantly increasing the device, I'm all for it. But if the iPhone 6 is the size of the current 5 inch Android phones, that would majorly suck.


macrumors 603
Aug 23, 2012
McKinney, TX
I'm content with the 4" size, but would also like to see a larger version. I carry two iPhones so having a 4" and something larger would be nice.


macrumors 68000
Apr 4, 2011
Austin, TX
I prefer a larger screen because I prefer to only carry around one device. I'm not a huge fan of tablets and would prefer to just have a 5" screen or bigger.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 25, 2009
Grand Rapids, MI
For me, I'd love something the size of the Galaxy Note 3 so I don't have to use my iPad mini. I've used the Note 3 and if the iPhone 6 is 4" I'll probably jump ship after buying every iPhone from the 3G to the 5S.


macrumors 603
May 31, 2007
Florida, USA
I'm content, because if I find myself needing a larger screen to do anything for a long period of time, I grab my iPad.

Phones are not generally for long periods of focused use.

I wouldn't mind a slightly larger screen, but it's not something I'm craving. It's just a "that would be neat" thing.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 7, 2013
A mile high
It's fine the way it is! Mini this, mega that, what the heck. iPad Mini, Samsung MEGAS thats BIGGER than an iPad! YIPPEE for me! No, it's gross. Walking around with a phone thats the size of a small European country is way outta whack. Just ask Steve...


Dec 14, 2013
I actually am very happy with the 4' screens of my 5c and 5s. I own a Note 3 as well and I can't honestly use it as a phone! So it's become my tablet and I've got my two lines filled with the iPhones. I don't think I'd mind if it was a tiny bit bigger but I'm hoping it won't exceed 4.5'. It would be perfect if they could just use a bit of the bezel so the physical aspects would not increase (Much).


macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
I'm content with a 4" screen (currently on 3.5") but would like to see a bigger screened iPhone.

Carrying around two extremely similar devices (iPhone and iPad mini) is a band aid to wanting a slightly bigger screen. Be much easier for me to carry around a 4.5"-5" iPhone 100% of the time then a 4" iPhone and an 8" iPad.....ever....

But if the next iPhone was still 4" I wouldn't be surprised nor would I care too much. I'm not going to change OS's over it.


macrumors member
Feb 8, 2014
fine with it, or even abit bigger...phablet? no. wouldnt switch if screen stayed the same, as I care about the os experience not whether I can see a video a little larger.


macrumors 6502
Jul 12, 2013
New York
I don't mind it as much, it is bigger than the 4S which I think is way too small for my liking, however, if they could make a larger screen without having to make it look like a Samsung Galaxy Note (pretty much not make it a phablet), I would be happy.


macrumors regular
Jun 15, 2013

I am sure that iPhone 6 will be stellar, no doubt. Would I buy it, however, solely for a potentially larger screen? No.

I find my 5s to be well-suited to my needs, from my jeans pocket to my gym shorts, it just works well for a device that is always with me.

I highly doubt that iPhone 6 will be substantially larger. It may have a greater screen, but not necessarily a bigger frame. Changes in overall dimensions will be minor, with the majority of changes to the bezel and shape of the case. IMO.

Not sure if I'll run to an iPhone 6. I'm sure, however, that a perfected 6s would be sweeeeeeeet!


macrumors 68020
May 16, 2011
Eau Claire, WI
to be honest i am content with the 4/4s screen.

as I have stated in many other threads when I need something bigger I will reach for my tablet.

rui no onna

macrumors 604
Oct 25, 2013
Personally would like to go back to something smaller (4/4S) but I'm in the minority on that one and I doubt it's ever going to happen.


macrumors 603
Jul 8, 2011
I personally prefer the size of the 5/5s. Small hands, so it works well for me. If the six goes to a larger screen size, I will hold out on the 5s as long as I can. But I also understand if I want to move ahead with technology, I will eventually have to accept the larger size if that is the direction Apple chooses to go with.

Change is good and I am sure I can get use to it.


macrumors 601
May 6, 2008
I'm absolutely content with the 4" screen. But then again, I said the same thing with the 3.5" of the 4/4S. I know the majority of people want to see Apple release a larger screen iPhone. While I would welcome a larger screen phone, I don't want to see it be like the Galaxy Note which is just ridiculous.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 11, 2009
For me, I'd love something the size of the Galaxy Note 3 so I don't have to use my iPad mini. I've used the Note 3 and if the iPhone 6 is 4" I'll probably jump ship after buying every iPhone from the 3G to the 5S.
You want something like the Note 3 so you don't have to use your iPad mini?
Sorry I am not getting this at all.. if everything you need has it's roll filled by either you iPhone or iPad mini why would you want something inbetween that doesn't fill either role? The screen is still to small to watch a movie on properly, but to large to carry around comfortably and quickly check things on without using 2 hands.


macrumors 6502
Jul 10, 2008
I like the current screen size. I see there is some demand for a larger screen size. That is fine with me as long as they keep the current size as an option. I don't want a phablet.