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The Problem with Android phones

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by StDevious, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. StDevious

    StDevious Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    The problem with the best android phone, the droid and the upcoming nexus is that the screens are not wide enough. which makes using them in landscape mode a pain. Also in portrait mode, the keyboard is cramped. See the android keyboard and the one on Hero. Hero looks to be wider than the droid, thereby accommodates a wider keyboard.

    Looking at the image comparison of iphone vs droid and nexus you will see what i mean.

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    Hero looks slightly better, which allows for that excellent keyboard with well spaced keys in portrait mode.

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    I think manufacturers need to make the droids a bit wider to allow better usage in landscape mode.
     



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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Android Expert

    :)[​IMG] +1 Insightful

    ...but then I'm an old geezer who doesn't like his laptop's widescreen display, either. :rolleyes:
     
  3. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Hmm... I've never noticed the width of the screen to be a problem. Looks fine and both of the keyboards are easy to use. I type in portrait mode all of the time and the keyboard is plenty fast and usable. This seems kind of nitpicky.
     
  4. eyebeam

    eyebeam Extreme Android User

    ...And stay off his lawn! :p
     
  5. X-Ter

    X-Ter Newbie

    I've used the iPhone keyboard and its excellent. I have a Hero and while its keyboard is good, the iPhone beats it. I've also noticed the width of the screen and its definitely a factor.
     
  6. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member

    Seconded. People would still complain about the sofboard (tm hahaha) even if the screen was another mm wider.

    edit: before someone barks at me saying "its blah blah blah dimensions" I did a butt pull on the "mm". Too lazy to actually check. I'm sure someone will still correct me though :)
     
  7. ItalianScallion

    ItalianScallion Well-Known Member

    I love my Droid, but the I do miss the width of the iPhone's screen...it made typing and navigating just a shade or two easier.
     
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