Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the years, one thing has been very hard to grasp for some people: the fact that people want smartphones with 4.0"+ screens. These 'some people' seem to believe that because Apple chose a 3.5" display, any display size that isn't 3.5" is wrong. Keep that in mind when you read Samsung's latest little communiqué: the Korean giant has sold (not shipped, sold) more than 5 million Galaxy Notes. Which has a 5.3" screen.
Permalink for comment 512273
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

.. in this condescending, "Sheeple" retoric.

The reality is that Apple has not produced a 4" Display phone, because they limit their product line to maximise profit and haven't yet thought there was a demand for it.

3.5" is probably what they believe is the "optimal profit point", the size that maximises their profit in turns of sales vs cost.

For me, 5.3" is ridiculously large. It would not fit in my pocket and I'd feel awkward carrying one around. Other people may disagree and all the more power to them.

The physical dimensions of the iPhone 4 is about as large as I'll accept a mobile phone and the Samsung Galaxy SII is a bit too wide and tall for me.

Although Apple could do much better in utilising more of the phone area for the screen. The current area should be able to fit a 3.8-3.9" screen and I believe Samsung and HTC has some phones out that provide a larger screen with minimal increase in phone dimensions.

Reply Score: 2