Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2012 11:39 UTC
Apple "Production is set to begin next month for the screens, which measure at least 4 inches diagonally compared with 3.5 inches on the iPhone 4S, the latest phone from Apple, the people said." Cue the usual suspects twisting and turning to change the very fabric of space-time so that instead of 3.5" being the optimal size, 4.0" will be the optimal size. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
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bowkota
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2011-10-12

140-116=24...not 34....the difference is 17%, not 25%. That's fairly negligible, IMO.

Yes either way it is negligible and it doesn't really have a net effect on how pocketable it is.
But apparently for Thom (the guy insisting a 7inch tablet is pocketable) the difference is So significant that it makes it "far more pocketable"....

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dragos.pop Member since:
2010-01-08

I do agree that screen size is not the only thing that makes it pocketable. Nor does the weight.

What does a phone to be more pocketable:
- size - it is a 3D device and being slimmer is very important
- form - rounded corners help a lot, so does Nexus S rounded screen (but the price is too big - no Gorilla Glass)

Also - not all dimensions are equal in importance - 2 mm are important to make a phone slimmer, but not important for screen size. Also 1 extra cm in wide might be a deal breaker, while in length is ok.

My personal opinion - 4 - 4.3 inch are comfortable in most pockets (all but the very tight ones). 4.7 - not so sure, but haven't tried.
My opinion is based on the fact that I like to use a leather case to protect the phone.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29


But apparently for Thom (the guy insisting a 7inch tablet is pocketable)


Say what?

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