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    Default Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    I really, really want to want this phone. But I'm coming from a Galaxy Note, and I don't think I can go back to a sub-5" screen. I've had and returned several 4.7" screen phones before. I feel like its too big to use with one hand but too small to provide a truly excellent multi-media experience. I'd rather have a 4" very easy to use in one hand phone (ala iPhone 5) or a multi-media 5.5" monster like the Note 2 or LG Optimus Pro.

    So as much as I love all the audio and camera tech in the HTC One (two areas that are HUGE for me in smart phones and tech products in general), I don't think I could live with its awkward middle man screen size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    I really, really want to want this phone. But I'm coming from a Galaxy Note, and I don't think I can go back to a sub-5" screen. I've had and returned several 4.7" screen phones before. I feel like its too big to use with one hand but too small to provide a truly excellent multi-media experience. I'd rather have a 4" very easy to use in one hand phone (ala iPhone 5) or a multi-media 5.5" monster like the Note 2 or LG Optimus Pro.

    So as much as I love all the audio and camera tech in the HTC One (two areas that are HUGE for me in smart phones and tech products in general), I don't think I could live with its awkward middle man screen size.
    Get a DROID DNA or import one of the Butterfly models if you want an HTC phone over 5".

    4.7" is probably better for the current average and by average I mean not tiny (4.3" used to be HUGE!) and not gigantic (5.5").
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    I think the screen size won't hurt this phone in any way. Looks like HTC has a winner in their pocket here.
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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    4.7 works for me. My EVO LTE is 4.7, and I've been pleased. There are other options out there for individuals who like larger phones. Can't wait until late March!
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    Quote Originally Posted by a22matic View Post
    4.7 works for me. My EVO LTE is 4.7, and I've been pleased. There are other options out there for individuals who like larger phones. Can't wait until late March!
    how's the battery life? looking to buy one to have as a backup....

    2300mah to me is a disappointment and htc can't afford that.
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    Yeah, I mean I'm really happy about the Nexus 4's 4.7 inch screen. It's definitely on the larger side for a one-hander, but if you have big hands like me, that's not a problem at all. I think screen dimensions are an important factor here too though, like the DNA is really long, so it's kinda hard to use with one thumb
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    My EVO is 4.7 inches also! I have found it to be the perfect size for me! I will be getting the one in may!

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    Yes, very disappointed. Should have rivaled the S4. HTC likes playing catch up every year and this year is no different.

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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    I'm glad that they stuck with 4.7 inches. Felt like thats the perfect balance between screen real estate and pocketability.
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    No way disappointing with the screen size. I am a little disappointed with the size of the device. They should have really capitalized on it being smaller, but alas, we are in the era of gimmicky 5"+ clone phones. Small means bad apparently. Ergonomics be damed
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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    Quote Originally Posted by bassdelux15 View Post
    I'm glad that they stuck with 4.7 inches. Felt like thats the perfect balance between screen real estate and pocketability.
    I've never understood this line of argument. I can comfotably put a 7" tablet in my pants pocket. Maybe I don't wear tight enough pants?
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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    I can comfotably put a 7" tablet in my pants pocket.
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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    Personally, I'm glad they didn't make it any larger. Only way I'd have wanted a larger screen would have been with less bezel around it to maintain similar overall size. I only recently moved to an Evo LTE after years with the OG Evo. The size of the LTE is growing on me, but couldn't imagine comfortably carrying/using one much larger. (Thats what I have a tablet for. LOL)
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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    4.7 is the perfect "phone" size device. If you want bigger, then the phablet market is for you.
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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    I'm ok with the 4.7
    It would be nice to have maybe bumped it up just a TINY bit so people would say "the screen is even bigger yet it still the same size in my hand!"
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    So happy they didn't make it a 5" phone. Not every new phone needs to intrude on phablet space.
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    NO! I applaud HTC for keeping the screen size below 5".

    I hate the current trend of "bigger is better".
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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    Smaller phones are better for people like me and Phil Nickinson with small hands :-)

    Unless you're offering an experience like the Note, is a massive screen necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-can't-believe-I-fricken-use-Android View Post
    Ye very disappointed. Should have rivaled the S4. HTC likes playing catch up every year and this year is no different.

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    How so? What are you looking for from your next phone that this is a disappointment? Thanks.
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    Works for me if ya want s phablet lg will be releasing the optimus pro and you have the galaxy notes this is a phone perfect for me.

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    Default Re: Anyone else slightly disapointed in the screen size?

    Quote Originally Posted by I-can't-believe-I-fricken-use-Android View Post
    Yes, very disappointed. Should have rivaled the S4. HTC likes playing catch up every year and this year is no different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightyfacundo View Post
    How so? What are you looking for from your next phone that this is a disappointment? Thanks.
    A 4.99 screen and I'm sold! Otherwise I think it looks fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-can't-believe-I-fricken-use-Android View Post
    A 4.99 screen and I'm sold! Otherwise I think it looks fantastic.
    Lmao....so have you mocked up a phone and done extensive testing to find that exactly 4.99 inches of screen is optimal for you or did you just decide to go by the rumored specs of a phone you have never seen, much less held.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doomstang View Post
    Lmao....so have you mocked up a phone and done extensive testing to find that exactly 4.99 inches of screen is optimal for you or did you just decide to go by the rumored specs of a phone you have never seen, much less held.
    Simple math man. 4.99>4.7

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    In limited use, I think it's a borderline one-hander device. Not as big as a GNote, for sure. But I'm going to have to adjust to single-hand it the same way I do, say, the N4. Gonna be interesting, for sure.
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