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Anyone sick of these BIG phones? I am!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Drambuie, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Drambuie

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    I've had my Droid X since July 2010 and the phone has been great but it's really BIG and these phones just seem to be getting bigger. I'm itching to get a new phone and I really want something smaller. But the iphone 4 S seems to be the only "new" phone that isn't HUGE. I've dropped my X a few times so I like to keep a case on it which makes it even bigger. My wife has an original DINC and I find myself wishing I had a phone that size. I don't really care so much about features or the latest greatest version of whatever. At 16 months old, my DX is a fossil but it does everything I want. I just want it to be smaller. Am I headed towards an iphone? I have nothing against apple but I've never been an "apple" person. I have an Ipod but that's it. But when i ask myself what I want from my next phone, the only "must have" for me is that it must be smaller. Maybe I just need to be patient, so many people are buying ipads and android tablets, and at the same time phones are approaching small tablet size, maybe in a year or so the phone makers will realize that there is still a market for smaller phones. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking?
     

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    I love my big display phone and would NEVER consider going down in size, but to each his own. I wear contacts now and they fix my distance vision but screw up my up close vision. So, having a large display phone is a must for me. :D

    You could try putting it in the dryer and see if it shrinks everything I put in the dryer always shrinks. :)
     
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    Every time I look at an i-fauxn I think, "damn that 's a small screen".
     
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    I hear you and I'm sure there would be times when I would miss the big screen. But I'm not a heavy user. I sit in front of a computer all day long and I have a laptop that's always on at home. My eyesight is still pretty good so I think I could deal with the smaller screen for the amount of time I use the phone. I should probably post in another forum to find someone who had a big phone and switched to a small one. Or maybe take my wife's DINC for a few days and see if I can live with it. Thanks for your responses.
     
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    Every time I look at the iPhone I wish I had the Hubble Telescope so I could see what's on the screen :p

    That screen is way too small.
     
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    OP, I'd wager you can find phones with ~4" if you want, and if you don't want the latest you're search should be ready. Look at the DInc 2. It's got a screen larger than the original, yet much smaller than the phones that make today's ad campaigns; add in the fact that it came out this summer, you can probably renew your contact while snagging it cheaply. If iOS is what you want, get it. Just know that there are options with android that you won't find with Apple.
     
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    My first smartphone was a Treo 700P, then the Omnia, the the Droid 2. I kept wondering if I was missing anything by not having the larger screen of the DX so I bought one. I will never go back to a screen smaller than this.
    Browsing the web is so much better, as is watching movies, using the command line, etc.
     
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    Have you actually tried going to Verizon or looking on the website? There are several Android options with smaller screens.
     
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    My first Android had a 3.5 screen and it was too small IMO. I wont ever have anything less than a 4.3 from now on.
     
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    Weenie. I want a 5" screen. :D
     
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    How large is the screen on your phone now.
    I had a 4 inch screen. Thought I would love it but it was to large and the phone didn't work properly. Maybe if the phone actually worked I might have liked the phone better, but I figured that a 3.7 would work best for me. Most of my phones are 3.2 but I just got the new Cricket ZTE Score with a 3.5 screen and it is better, so I think a 3.7 is my sweet spot. 4 inch screen is just a bit much.
    What service provider do you use now, and are you currently using Android or a Black Berry or something else?
     
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    This is one of the many things with Android that you have a CHOICE. Phone size, layout, whatever that i-Phone does not do.
    Not bashing, just pointing out.
     
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    Easy way to look at some of your options... click the "Used Phone Price Guide" in my sig.
     
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    seemed big to me at first, but i am pretty used to it now. i like actually being able to read text clearly on it. i carried around a calculator bigger than that in high school, and it never seemed to be a burden then. not sure i'd want a smaller screen.
     
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    +1 :)
     
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    Heck no! I absolutely LOVE the size of my Droid X. I never want to go back to anything smaller.
     
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    4.65 & no bigger imo. i'm going to try my damndest to get the new nexus cause my dx is just becoming too heavy/outdated
     
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    ... and small. :D
     
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    That IS one sweet phone !!
     
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    As bad as Jobs himself hawking new stuff. Didn't make it 5 minutes into that.

    At the beginning. People taking flash photography of a movie screen? Idiots.
     
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    Well. I picked up the Samsung Exhibit 2 4g over the weekend and I think my phone shopping days are over. The screen size is perfect. And everything works like it is supposed to.
    Very nice phone, and it has a front facing camera that I didn't know about. Video calls may be a coming.
    Highly recommend this phone. T Mobile hit one out of the park with it. GV and all apps I use work perfectly on it.
     
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    I wouldn't say I got sick of it, but I bought a Droid Incredible to try out, and I'm keeping it. I sold my DX. Since I keep my phone in my pocket, I like the Inc. a little better.
     
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    I'm torn, I love the screen for netflix but everything else I view on it can be zoomed. It's a bit of a hassle because with a big phone any added bulk of a case becomes a real negative. I'm enjoying my new phones beautiful screen but I think I could live with a 3 1/2-4" screen if the device was speced comprable to flagship high end phones but sadly once you drop screen size you run into entry level mediocre Android phones.

    I own an iPod touch which I like A Lot! I hate iTunes though. For me its the most cumbersome way to add music to a device ever. I could never downgrade to an iphone, itunes being the biggest reason.
     

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