Phone thickness   32 votes

  1. 1. Thicker phone with big batter or skinny phone with small battery?

    • Thicker phone with larger battery
      27
    • Skinny phone with smaller battery
      5

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Am I the only one who would much rather have a much thicker phone with a large battery over a skinny phone? Sure you can get an extended battery but im not really a fan of using a third party addon to make my phone look like it has a tumor on its back. I would much rather have a phone that is more thick like 10-12mm with a much bigger battery over a phone that is 7mm with a little battery. The phones now are already huge at 4.5"+ anyways so the thickness wont really make much of a difference. Its already going to take up a bunch of space in my pocket because of the big screen so I would at least like to use that big screen to its fullest for longer if it means it needs to be thicker.

To me 3-5mm in phone thickness doesn't really matter, but when it comes to squeezing a battery into there those 3-5mm can seriously increase your battery size.

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I'd prefer a 5" phone that lasted a week than a 2" phone that lasted 6 hours

Maybe not 5" but you get the idea

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I agree on a larger battery. Problem is phone companies are in some race with themselves and they ignore us consumers. As a result, you get what they tell us we want and not what we actually want.

Someday keyboards will return to phones and larger capacity batteries will as well.

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Skinny is overrated. In more ways than one :whistle:

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My iPhone 5 just feels too damn thin, I'd much prefer it be the same thickness as the 4S or thicker, and pack a bigger battery.

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As long as I can get a reasonable day's usage from a smartphone it doesn't bother me all that much. I tend to side with functionality over size though normally.

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I agree on the larger battery but aesthetics also plays quite a large part on any purchase I make.

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As long as it's not too thick, I definitely want a larger battery, considering 2mm more thickness can give twice the working time.

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As long as it's not too thick, I definitely want a larger battery, considering 2mm more thickness can give twice the working time.

exactly, 2mm isn't going to really make any difference and I doubt most people would even be able to tell. Even if you were to lay two phones flat and ask people which is thinner you have to look really close and the final judgment would be "well that ones is a tiny bit more thin", which is correct, 2mm more thin, and that's hardly enough to make a difference in how it feels in your hand. That 2mm though can really increase your battery life.

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I've always had big phones in the past, and still do, relatively speaking.

I don't mind the extra size, I get the benefits from it (longer life, physical QWERTY keyboard, etc)

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Remember the old Nokia's that would last a week on a single charge? There's no reason why we can't make a phone like that again! Just tape 3 batteries together, make the phone thicker, and you have a week's worth of light use.

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Battery life has been great on my current and last phone, and both have been on the thin side, so I'd rather have a thin device. More battery life isn't an advantage if current battery life is satisfactory!

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Thicker, and even a bit extra to support a removable battery.

Hell, I'd want thicker even if it weren't for the extra battery life. My iPod touch is just too thin, it feels like it's going to slide out of my hand (people have been complaining about this with the iPhone 5 too, and I know someone with a Galaxy S who bought a protective case just to make it thick enough).

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I charge my HTC One X each night (8 hours) - I know it doesn't need that much charge and at the end of the day its probably at about 60% but its important to me that my phone is at 100% at the start of day just in case, and like Im going to get up at 1am to unplug it.

I know its not the best method, I know its wasteful and probably a few

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Yep I'll go with the Lumia 920's 2000 mAh battery, I don't mind it's 10.7 mm tick.

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I wouldn't mind my phone to be thicker with a better battery. I mean without a case on my phone it feels like it's too thin anyway. :p

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Battery life all day.

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I wouldn't mind my phone to be thicker with a better battery. I mean without a case on my phone it feels like it's too thin anyway. :p

Yeah, people brag about how nice their phone looks and how thin it is... then lock it in a huge thick ugly protector case. I never understood that.

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