Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Oct 2013 23:32 UTC
Apple

Since my contract renewal was up, I had the option to renew it and buy a new phone alongside with it. Since I have an unofficial policy of never buying into the same platform twice in a row, and because it has been a long time since I bought something from Cupertino, I decided to go with the newest iPhone, the 5S. I'm planning on a more thorough review sometime later this year after more thorough use, but here are a few short first impressions.

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Small screen
by Deviate_X on Fri 1st Nov 2013 00:01 UTC
Deviate_X
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2005-07-11

The big problem with iPhone 5s is that the screen is often too small for the resolution, and text can become quite hard to read

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RE: Small screen
by brion on Fri 1st Nov 2013 13:21 in reply to "Small screen"
brion Member since:
2010-11-04

I've actually been on the lookout for a high-end Android phone with a screen closer to the size of the iPhone 5/5s. ;)

The closest match in screen size I've tried is the Galaxy S4 Mini -- however it's a bit underpowered (much lower resolution screen, slower processor, less memory etc compared to the flagship S4 model), and I just don't like the Samsung-customized interface.

The Nexus 4 is my main Android phone still because it's just so pleasant to use, but it's too huge for my taste. Nexus 5 will be very slightly larger, which continues to irk me, but of course I'm buying one anyway for the LTE. ;)

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RE[2]: Small screen
by puenktchen on Fri 1st Nov 2013 13:51 in reply to "RE: Small screen"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

My phone is a 4.3'' low end android, about the same size as the Galaxy S 2. So really small for android standards, but it is still to big for my small hands. Using it with one hand isn't comfortable. The iphone is just the right size and making the screen longer instead of wider in the iphone 5 also was the right decision.

Of course if your hands are bigger it might be different for you, but I think nearly nobody has hands which are big enough to comfortably use those +4.5'' phones with one hand.

PS: of course the bigger screen is nice if you are using it with two hands, but you could also use a real tablet instead.

PPS: I still think Apple should offer more sizes

Edited 2013-11-01 13:53 UTC

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