Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2012 16:11 UTC
Apple Interesting set of options Apple has to move the iPhone to a 4" display, as detailed by Dan Provost. I don't care how Apple does it, as long as they do it. The iPhone's tiny screen is nearly unusable once I got used to the 4.3" of my HD7 and SII. This is quite a personal choice, of course, and there's no right or wrong, but it's clear there is a demand for larger displays.
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RE[2]: where does it stop
by leos on Tue 17th Apr 2012 01:54 UTC in reply to "RE: where does it stop"
leos
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I have a 5.3" mobile phone and I have never really seen a point in having a smaller phone.


Goes to show the preferences out there. I've tried the Note and it's waaay too big. Even the Galaxy Nexus is too big for me. I think 4" is about the max I would want to carry around in a pocket.

My favourite Android phone is the Nexus S for that reason. Screen is just the right size (although the resolution isn't great).

Movies are simply awesome (I actually prefer it compared to my shitty laptop screen)


I don't understand this. The screen is still absolutely tiny compared to anything good. A phone is crappy for movies, no matter what. Yes I've watched movies on my phone and it's fine in a pinch, but I don't see how an extra inch would make any difference whatsoever. When I want to watch a movie, I watch it on the projector, which is about 150 times as big.

and all that without a slightest compromise in mobility or comfort.


Well, some compromise in mobility since it's quite a bit larger.

More importantly for me, massive compromise in battery life. Browsing battery life in both the big screen phones is absolutely atrocious. The iPhone lasts over twice as long.

http://st.gsmarena.com/pics/11/12/nexus-battery/gsmarena_002.gif

Edited 2012-04-17 01:58 UTC

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