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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Chi-TownTx, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Chi-TownTx

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    Gotta say while i love Android and the upcoming tech behind new smart phones i am abit troubled with the constant move towards a 5+ inch screen size.

    Don't quote me on this but with the rumored screen size of the Prime hitting 4.5" and now this other new Samsung around the corner at 4.7" along with other manufacturers i really hate to see phones continuing to get larger.

    I own a 4.3 and to me that's a little to large. 4" imo is kinda the sweet spot. The only reason i bring this up is because as smart phone developers currently seem to stand (imo) the only way to get the latest tech is to also get the phone with the largest screen. I really don't want to have to lug around a tablet on my belt clip in the future. ~Thoughts?
     

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  2. Chi-TownTx

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    And damn my "Keept" typo in the title that i cannot edit lol.
     
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    It's mobile computing.... I've compare a larger htc with my defy & am slightly jealous; great for video, browsing, tends to have better camera etc... but then I do like a 'sensible' sized phone. So it's 50/50 for me :D
     
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    We just discussed this in another thread but i think with ICS needing no bottom buttons a 4.5 inch screen is going to have the form factor of a current 4 inch device.
     
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    Surely that would imply a very wide screen ratio (looking at it in landscape)?
     
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    If ICS will have no buttons (and that would probably be less issue for Samsung against apple), then a 4.5inch would probably be ok. As long as they dont get bigger than a Galaxy S (Galaxy S is about as big as S2).
     
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    I think the trend is to provide more variety of form factors to people. The manufacturers are simply filling the void between the 4.3" and 7" screens. I think that there will be a variety of screen sizes for everyone. It's just that at this time, the larger than 4.3" screens are being pushed because there is a new untapped market segment that these manufacturers are trying to capture. Rest assure that if you want a screen size less than 4.5", you will be able to find a phone of a size that you like when it is time to get a new phone.
     
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    I wouldnt mind if strides towards things we neede were being made like batteries, or perhaps making the phone function easier to use...Honsetly do we need 6in screens and 5 core processors to text, play a couple games and facebook
     
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    i have a 4.3" screen too and i think that's the sweet spot - but it's 16:9, which makes quite a difference
     
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    Coming from the iPhone camp, I got myself a Samsung Galaxy Gio with a 3.2" screen. Big enough for me. It's a light phone, too, only 102 g (3.6 oz).
     
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    The sweet spot will be different for everyone.I have no problems with the phones getting bigger.
     
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    I agree on sweet spot differs for everyone. I used to think 4inch screens were overly large, but I found it easier to use than my old 3.2 incher. Currently that's my sweet spot I think. :)
     
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    New phones seem to make better use of the space so the size doesnt increase as much as you might expect.

    But the trend is certainly suggesting they will continue increasing in size, Galaxy S III is rumours to be 4.6" and the new Galaxy Note will be 5.3" but that's a cross between a phone and tablet.

    Anyway, there more than enough choice out there for users who want small and large screens.
     
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    If you don't want a big phone don't buy one if people don't want them they won't make them :)
     
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    I kind of feel the same way. I have a 3.2" LG Optimus T. When I size it up against my buddy's Droid X, his phone looks like a damn tablet. Granted, it can play some sweet video and it's extremely nice to use, but I use a phone to be a phone. Having a bigger phone isn't that great of a "+1" to me since I always carry a laptop with me for work.

    Surely I wouldn't want a smart phone with less than 3.2" screen. But a 4.3" screen? No thanks...

    That being said, that's the beauty of choice. Get what suits you. After all, I'm not using my buddy's phone. He is. He's not using mine. I am. ;)
     
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    3.7 - 4.0" works fine for me. Big enough to see stuff, small enough to pocket. Doesn't make me look like a hopeless geek held upside my head.
     
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    4.0 inch is my sweet spot for now, but I've handled a SGS2 with a 4.3 inch and the phone itself isnt any bigger than an SGS1 and the screen isnt any wider, but a bit taller. So I guess the problem would be reaching for the top part. :)
     
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    I actually enjoy a smaller phone now that I have and use tablets regularly.
     
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    What do you mean bigger? Modern phones are tiny compared to my first mobile that I got in 2000
     
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    I have a 4.3 and before I bought it I was worried it would be to big but now I think it is the perfect size.
     
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    I like big screens but yes- thin phones are in need:)
     

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