What's your ideal phone size?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by willmtaylor, Dec 8, 2015.

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Which iPhone size best suits your needs?

  1. Larger than 5.5"

    11 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. 5.5" (iPhone 6(S) Plus)

    60 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. 4.7" (iPhone 6(S))

    62 vote(s)
    32.3%
  4. 4" (iPhone 5(S))

    50 vote(s)
    26.0%
  5. 3.5" (iPhone 4(S))

    8 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Smaller than 3.5"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Zoolander-sized

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    #1
    Now that we've all had time to adjust and try phones of different sizes, which iPhone size do you prefer or best suits your needs?

    Explain in comments.
     
  2. wproct macrumors 6502

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    My vote was for the 5s because it's size makes it very good for pocket carry and one handed use, and it's thickness makes it very durable and resistant to bending.
     
  3. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a

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    The Sony Xperia Z* mini or what they call it?
    Not much bigger than the iPhone 5 but with a lot more screen real estate..
     
  4. Vicrooloo, Dec 8, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015

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    4.7 is the sweet spot

    Small enough to still use with one hand but you will occasionally need two. Big enough to actually enjoy using as a smart phone.
     
  5. willmtaylor, Dec 8, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015

    willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    I've found the same to be true for me.
     
  6. lamborghini392 macrumors member

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    Imo, the 6S's size/thickness isn't what made it more uncomfortable to use one handed than the 5(S), it's the fault of the phone's rounded and slippery design. Despite that, I still think the 6S's 4.7" or S6's 5.1" screen is where it's at.
     
  7. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    4 inches

    will be disappointed if the 6c is true and not a 7 mini

    will adapt to a 7 4.7 inch if the 6c or 7 mini is budget friendly, don't want a budget phone
     
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I voted 4", but what I really want is a phone with the physical dimensions of the iPhone 5 but an edge-to-edge screen, so a larger usable area than the 5.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    6s+. I got used to it within seconds and the size is pretty much it for me. I doubt I'd go any bigger, but whenever I handle my iPhone 5 it seems so small now. Which is funny because I thought it was much biger than my 3GS which I though was much bigger than my old HTC Touch Pro.

    I can't begin to fathom now how I got along for three years on the Touch Pro!
     
  10. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Between 5.5"-6.0" - Note series size was perfect for me
     
  11. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I like the 4.7" best. Not too small and not too large.
     
  12. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    5.5" screen with home button or 5.7" with on screen buttons in a frame the size of the Nexus 5.
     
  13. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    I think, for my hands, it would be something the size of the 6/6S with a slightly larger screen/less bezel
     
  14. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Something between the 4.7 and 5.5 would be perfect. Hoping apple finally shrinks the bezels in the 7 and either keeps the same screen sizes with smaller footprints, or keeps the footprints the same and makes the displays 5.0 and 5.8 or so.
     
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  16. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Between 5" - 5.5" would be the sweet spot for me, 5.2" I'd say.
     
  17. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    4.7" is fine but without the needlessly large size of the iphone 6s.
     
  18. maxsix Suspended

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    Begin with the ergonomic delight known as the Moto X Pure.

    Slightly enlarge its gorgeous 5.7" screen to exactly 6.0" like my Nexus 6.

    Now _that_ would be my ideal smartphone.

    Even my daughter and her friends love the smooth easy to hold Moto X Pure a few of them have.

    Yet more revealing is all of the girls have 5.5" or larger smartphones. Why? They all like how nice larger displays show their pictures.
     
  19. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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  21. brgjoe macrumors member

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    #21
    I am an iPhone6 user. Generally happy with the size of it. But ideally, I would like something inbetween the 6 and the 6+. To me, that would be the sweet spot for me.

    But until that happens (which it probably won't), I'll sit happy with my iPhone6.
     
  22. Pnr2020 macrumors member

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    I voted 4.7 size but would like a 5 inch version that would be perfect for me. The 6s plus is just a bit to big for me.
     
  23. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    A 5 inch workable screen would be perfect, if only apple could do something about the ridiculous size of the bezels.
     
  24. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Lots of bezel talk. I'd also love to see the 4.7" screen with less bezel. It would be amazing to see Apple integrate the TouchID into the screen as well, though the physical home button doesn't really bother me much.
     
  25. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't mind seeing something like a 4.3" display. My 6s is just sooooometimes a tad too big.
     

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