Perfect Screen Size for iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by raptorstv, Jun 9, 2012.

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the perfect iPhone screen size

Poll closed Aug 8, 2012.
  1. 3.5"

    15 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. 4"

    37 vote(s)
    41.6%
  3. 4.5"~4.8"

    31 vote(s)
    34.8%
  4. 5" and over

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. raptorstv macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Even with the rumored larger size of 4" for the upcoming iPhone 5, I still feel like 4" is still too small for a smartphone. I prefer somewhere between 4.5" to 4.8". What do u guys think?
     
  2. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Your poll should have had an item: "half-assed 4" screen". That would differentiate Apple's (apparent) 4" screen from the rest of the full 4" screens on the market. Apple's 4" screen will still be too skinny, but taller. Hardly worth the bother IMHO.
     
  3. Broph macrumors 6502

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    #3
    4.3"... Had to be wider - not just elongated too.
     
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  5. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    4.3 16x10 ratio like all of the qhd android phones use would be ideal. I actually like the galaxy nexus's 4.65 (more like 4.3 when the softkeys are active) inch with the softkeys integrated into the screen the most. The screen ratio is closer to 16x10 when using non full screen apps and when watching video the soft keys disappear and the screen ratio is 16x9. It also has a very small bezel so its very easy to hold and reach the entire screen.
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    It's just my opinion and maybe it's because I own an iPad as well but I don't feel the need for a phone to be any larger than 4". That's if it's 4" done right. Most of the time I'm using my phone for quick searches or to check out an app,don't need an obnoxiously big phone screen for that.
     
  7. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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  8. voodoopenguin macrumors newbie

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    3.5-4.3 for me.

    Even if they kept the same form factor, but increased screen real estate, we'd get about 3.7". I think that the 3.7" screen would look "bigger" than the rumored tall 4" screen we're seeing.
     
  9. Internaut macrumors 6502a

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    It's a difficult one for Apple. A bigger screen does sacrifice usability aspects. My Samsung S3 is not really usable one handed while my 3GS most definitely is. I was expecting Apple to release a bigger screen with UI innovations (and patents) to resolve this kind of issue (maybe they will).
     
  10. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Its actually good to start a new one as many people opinions have probably changed regarding phone size.
     
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    How much can opinions change in a week?
     
  13. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    Agree 100%. Slightly wider would not hurt and imo would look much better than (speculated) taller new iPhone. However, I'm sure if Apple does indeed go with the 4 inch elongated look I'm sure it will grow on me an I'll be the first to line up. ;)
     
  14. Geckotek, Jun 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    Geckotek macrumors G3

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    #15
    The ONLY reason increasing the size makes any sense is moving toward a 16:9 format since they are trying to be media-centric.

    That being said, I don't use my iPhone for watching movies so the entire idea is useless to me. Wish they'd leave it as is. I miss the days when phones were small.
     
  15. nw9 macrumors regular

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    If it's going to be a 16:9 ratio screen then I would prefer 4.3". If Apple is going to keep the same 3:2 aspect ratio then 4" would be good. I've used some Android 4.3" 16:9 screen phones and they are very nice to use in regards to screen size.

    The 16:9 ratio keeps the screen from becoming too wide in vertical orientation when it is enlarged but it does make the screen seem much bigger than the current iPhone. I wish Apple would've picked one or the other of the two I just mentioned. Only making the screen longer but not wider doesn't add much to the screen usability.
     
  16. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    In the last few days?
     
  17. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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  18. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping for roughly 4.5". That's what my Skyrocket is and I find it the perfect size for internet browsing and the extra room makes it easier to type. But, any significant difference (4.8+) would be too large to use one handed. Then again I have small hands.
    If it is 4" or less, I won't even consider it. 6 years ago 3.5" was very large, but today it is incredibly small for a smart phone. I still don't understand people that say anything above 3.5" is unusable with one hand. I have small hands; as in the same size as my mother's hands, who is 5'2". I'm short. :eek:
    I find 4.5" to be a great size but still usable with one hand.
     
  19. cinek macrumors 6502

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  20. blairh macrumors 68030

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    #21
    This incredible 5" 440ppi display with a very thin bezel and small home button plus liquid metal backing.
     
  21. Shanekarpi251 macrumors member

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    #22
    Yes I made a thread on it a few months ago...
     
  22. Bishwasher macrumors regular

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    #23
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1339408897.122832.jpg I'm liking the look of this possible iPhone5. Bigger screen, bigger phone, more interesting shape.
     
  23. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Way to leave out a whole 1/2 inch in your poll, man. :rolleyes:
     
  24. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    That's what she said.

    Someone had to do it.
     

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