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#31 AJerman

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 20:19

0.2"? I can humilate you so bad that it is not even worth it. Im just going to comment on why you are wrong.

The buttons are 0.2" but they just float in the air right? No, they are in a case which guess what; also takes up space.

Please think before posting :)

BTW, Im completely against big screen phones.


What in the hell are you talking about? As I mentioned, we are talking about the difference between large 4.5", 4.7" and 5"+ phones and small phones like iPhones pre-iPhone 5 phones, around 3.5", not the minuscule difference in having buttons or not. Secondly, as I already said, the Galaxy Nexus is the only phone that doesn't have these buttons, so by all means, please humiliate me with your superior knowledge. :rolleyes:


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 20:29

4 inch, or more, displays are pretty much the new standard. People want the bigger phones and 3.5in just does not cut it anymore. Even the lower end Android phones are 4in displays.

#33 Growled

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 22:02

I love the bigger displays. It helps a lot when I need to surf the web.I doubt if I would buy a phone with a smaller display now.

#34 Richard C.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:57

I agree with the OP, eventually the difference between a cellphone and a tablet will be nothing the way things are going :(

I have an iPhone 5 now and it's great, but I used to have an Xperia MIni Pro, 2" screen and it managed to do most of the same stuff.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:03

Some people must have tiny hands or are wearing ridiculously small jeans. I have 2 phone with me at all times, an iPhone 4S(in an otterbox) and a HTC One XL. Their size is fine, obviously the iphone is a bit small, but the weight and size of the One XL is great and is easily able to be used one handed. I don't even have particularly large hands

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:02

I used to be able to fit my HTC Flyer in my pocket, and that was a 7" tablet with a generous bezel. Unless you're wearing women's jeans or something, I don't think I've personally ever come across pocket that couldn't hold even a 5" phone. Heck, even my wallet is bigger than my 4.7" HTC Titan.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 17:23

What in the hell are you talking about? As I mentioned, we are talking about the difference between large 4.5", 4.7" and 5"+ phones and small phones like iPhones pre-iPhone 5 phones, around 3.5", not the minuscule difference in having buttons or not. Secondly, as I already said, the Galaxy Nexus is the only phone that doesn't have these buttons, so by all means, please humiliate me with your superior knowledge. :rolleyes:

You obviously do not understand.

5" screen phone with no buttons = 5" phone
3.5" screen phone with buttons taking up a additional 1.5" = 5" phone

You are very lucky my camera just broke. Else, it was just going to be humilating to take a picture of a ruler beside my 3.5" with button phone....

#38 mattmatik

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 17:29

Personally, I like the screen on my 4S. Its great for one-hand use and also in my arm band when running. Played with my friend's 5 the other day, that's going to take some getting used to.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 18:55

I personally loved my Droid Incredible's form factor (3.7" at 800x480). I use a Galaxy Nexus, now, and don't find it big. It's comfortable. However, I'd love to see a new 4.3" at 1280x720 for my next phone. I also want to see thinner bezels on the side!

#40 AJerman

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 18:57

You obviously do not understand.

5" screen phone with no buttons = 5" phone
3.5" screen phone with buttons taking up a additional 1.5" = 5" phone

You are very lucky my camera just broke. Else, it was just going to be humilating to take a picture of a ruler beside my 3.5" with button phone....


You should get a new one. I'd LOVE to see your phone where the buttons take up an inch and a half of (would be) diagonal screen real estate, causing your phone to be as big as a 5" screened phone.

#41 The Laughing Man

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 19:03

I don't mind the bigger screens , since I don't have midget hands.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 19:04

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#43 pes2013

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 19:05

You should get a new one. I'd LOVE to see your phone where the buttons take up an inch and a half of (would be) diagonal screen real estate, causing your phone to be as big as a 5" screened phone.

Im not going to embarrasse you fruther by showing you 2012 phones that do this as well. Its not my phone.

On topic: I hate big screened phones.

#44 Randizzle23

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 19:21

Our fat American fingers need more real estate to hit the appropriate location on the screen. Bigger screens offer larger keyboards and icons to increase precision and less "fat fingering"

Have you tried playing games on a 3.5" screen? finger controls cover most of the display so it makes the experience much less awesome, so naturally a larger display will offset some of that.

The benefits of having a larger screen in general is obvious, not as much squinting, less messing with the zoom to read the screen, and of course, most people enjoy sharing video and pictures to friends on a bigger display.

Nobody wants to be burdened by having to pack around a huge phone, but the benefits from them are significant. I recommend getting a gsm service so you can switch phones without an esn change and grab the smaller one for your tight jean days, or just get a backpack and enjoy the fruits of the inconvenience.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 19:30

the bigger screen, the bigger the battery. They need bigger phones to fit the battery size.