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    Yes, phones are too big. Hoping it's just a phase and top tier specs will return to 4.3 inch screens again. I'm probably dreaming, though. Did you see the size of that Huawei phone at CES? Obscene.

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    They may be getting too big..for those of you with small hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul-c View Post
    Yes, phones are too big. Hoping it's just a phase and top tier specs will return to 4.3 inch screens again. I'm probably dreaming, though. Did you see the size of that Huawei phone at CES? Obscene.

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    Obscene to you but to me it's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by li2327 View Post
    Size is why I'm on the fence about upgrading to the Note 2 or the iPhone 5. I like having a compact device but also love using apps on a large screen.
    You could always get an iPhone 5, and then buy a Nexus 7 for tablet. But honestly the Note II is the way to go, it combines the best of both worlds!
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    I switched from an iPhone 4s to my Note 2. I am not a "phone enthusiast". My reason for change? Consolidation. I was sick of dragging a tablet and my iPhone with me. I wanted a device that was useful to me as a phone, but could also work as a internet device that didn't have "squint vision" . I text and email constantly from my phone, but I also enjoy surfing the web, and got tired of having to switch to my tablet to be able to read stuff easily. The Note is a good middle ground.

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    I think that phones are getting way to big. you can barely hold them in one hand.








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    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    Obscene to you but to me it's awesome.

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    Although, I like that the OEMs are starting to trim the bezel as much as possible. It does help a lot. I'm thinking of getting the Sony Xperia ZL, which has very little bezel around it's 5 inch screen.

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    All the phone companies bar apple offer a choice. I love my note 2 and its big. Some people think the galaxy s3 is big but now there is the s3 mini. There is choice out there to pick the size you want

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    Even though I'm waiting for my Nexus 4 to arrive I still think 4-4.3" is the best size for a smartphone screen as it can be used with one hand without having to dislocate my thumb!

    Android manufacturers don't really offer a choice either as you can't get a phone of that size with top specs - particularly the screen. My phone now is 3.3" (yep that turned out to be too small) but the resolution is higher or equal to all the 4" phones today. I'm not even that bothered about the processor, I've just gotten used to high density screens and a friend's One S was noticeably fuzzy to me (as I was planning on getting that due to the good camera). Until the manufacturers make 'flagship' phones in a range of sizes to me they are not really offering choice on design - merely on price. Well I guess the Note is an exception but they seem to aiming for it to be a business phone for productivity from the advertisements I've seen.

    The next generation of phones all seem to be 5" screens so it will be interesting to see how many people buy them as they can't be anywhere near as pocketable. I don't see the advantage of that size... It seems to me more of a way to stick 1080p on the spec sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivrimon View Post
    Even though I'm waiting for my Nexus 4 to arrive I still think 4-4.3" is the best size for a smartphone screen as it can be used with one hand without having to dislocate my thumb!

    Android manufacturers don't really offer a choice either as you can't get a phone of that size with top specs - particularly the screen. My phone now is 3.3" (yep that turned out to be too small) but the resolution is higher or equal to all the 4" phones today. I'm not even that bothered about the processor, I've just gotten used to high density screens and a friend's One S was noticeably fuzzy to me (as I was planning on getting that due to the good camera). Until the manufacturers make 'flagship' phones in a range of sizes to me they are not really offering choice on design - merely on price. Well I guess the Note is an exception but they seem to aiming for it to be a business phone for productivity from the advertisements I've seen.

    The next generation of phones all seem to be 5" screens so it will be interesting to see how many people buy them as they can't be anywhere near as pocketable. I don't see the advantage of that size... It seems to me more of a way to stick 1080p on the spec sheet.

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    Its no harder to pocket really as long as your a male not wearing spermicide pants.

    The advantage is seen to those who realize what these devices have become, media consumption devices. Phone is now quickly becoming a secondary function of these devices. Now its about surfing, reading email & ebooks, music, movies, games, etc, etc.

    It's literally a paradigm shift in how we see these things. Clearly they sell well enough also otherwise they wouldn't bother making them.

    As far as choice there is plenty of smaller devices that are more than capable and decently spec'd. You choose to ignore them because they aren't the brand new big name toy. They function fine and can tackle the average persons needs nearly the same. Power users will see the difference but I assure you its not staggering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    Its no harder to pocket really as long as your a male not wearing spermicide pants.

    The advantage is seen to those who realize what these devices have become, media consumption devices. Phone is now quickly becoming a secondary function of these devices. Now its about surfing, reading email & ebooks, music, movies, games, etc, etc.

    It's literally a paradigm shift in how we see these things. Clearly they sell well enough also otherwise they wouldn't bother making them.

    As far as choice there is plenty of smaller devices that are more than capable and decently spec'd. You choose to ignore them because they aren't the brand new big name toy. They function fine and can tackle the average persons needs nearly the same. Power users will see the difference but I assure you its not staggering.

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    They are not ignored, just not enough. I usually have a phone for close to 2 years. When I buy I get the best available. So to last as long as it can. These undercut speced phones don't cut it. Processor is usually negligible, but screen res, ram, and storage are not.

    Plus it needs a dev community and top tier phones always have more devs

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    They are not ignored, just not enough. I usually have a phone for close to 2 years. When I buy I get the best available. So to last as long as it can. These undercut speced phones don't cut it. Processor is usually negligible, but screen res, ram, and storage are not.

    Plus it needs a dev community and top tier phones always have more devs

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    Since I know how to compile I don't have a ton of issues on the dev front.

    As for res how far do you want them to push it on tiny phones the higher DPI is hard to put together on a decent price point.

    Ram most are fairly comparable at usually 1gig.... Currently.

    Storage well most actually have SD slots and usually at least 8 gigs internal.

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    Since I know how to compile I don't have a ton of issues on the dev front.

    As for res how far do you want them to push it on tiny phones the higher DPI is hard to put together on a decent price point.

    Ram most are fairly comparable at usually 1gig.... Currently.

    Storage well most actually have SD slots and usually at least 8 gigs internal.

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    720p is more than adequate for smaller phones. qhd is not...

    2gig is soon if not now the standard. I want multitasking to be an option, especially if google finally decides to include true multitasking.

    16gig is minimum. Sd slot is highly preferable

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoYankees44 View Post
    They are not ignored, just not enough. I usually have a phone for close to 2 years. When I buy I get the best available. So to last as long as it can. These undercut speced phones don't cut it. Processor is usually negligible, but screen res, ram, and storage are not.

    Plus it needs a dev community and top tier phones always have more devs

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    Out of all of those only maybe the storage will be the only thing a non power user will care about and no reason to repeat nrm's points. Those people greatly out number anyone that actually need the best available. Besides you don't always need a big dev community to get stuff done, the Infuse devs at XDA is the main reason I let my girlfriend use my Note 2 the majority of the time. Lastly, unless those larger phones start flopping then there isn't much reason to make a smaller flagship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoYankees44 View Post
    720p is more than adequate for smaller phones. qhd is not...

    2gig is soon if not now the standard. I want multitasking to be an option, especially if google finally decides to include true multitasking.

    16gig is minimum. Sd slot is highly preferable

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    Lol I only have one gig and my phone performs swimmingly. Gta3, psx emulation, n64, none of those lag or stutter. So for the most part I'm at a loss I am sure there are more intensive apps/games but I'm betting I could play them without much issue.

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    We all have our dream phone, but guess what? We probably won't get it unless we make one ourselves. I'd love a stock Android Phone with a 4.5 inch 720p screen and great battery. Maybe removable and maybe an sd card. But I probably won't get that. Why? Manufacturers want to be different and want to get the highest specs out for bragging rights. I'll never get the phone I want, but I can get whatever is closest to it. Right now, that's the nexus 4. Once Google moves away from this size and for factor, I don't know what I'll do. I can't go Apple because the thought of having no control of my default apps is scary, and Windows 8 isn't all that appealing with its lack of Google support.

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    6.1". lol.



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    Oh nooooo. Not another one of these threads. We beat this to death a few months back. Personally I think my Nexus 4 is perfect it is really not much bigger than my GS2 which fits great in your pocket and shows you what you need. The iphone is just so small. Fine for phone calls too small for anything else. Squint.

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    Thing is that,the big phone aims to combine the general smartphone and tablet so that you don't need two devices.Of course, the big phone is not convenient to carry and hold and play,but just like the 9.7 inch iPad, I think no one can say that there are no markets for it.
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    I think the nexus 4 is a good size

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosaura1234 View Post
    Thing is that,the big phone aims to combine the general smartphone and tablet so that you don't need two devices.Of course, the big phone is not convenient to carry and hold and play,but just like the 9.7 inch iPad, I think no one can say that there are no markets for it.
    I find larger phones plenty convenient to carry, hold, and play.

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    I'm going to start holding my Nexus 7 up to my ear out in public.
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    I'm going to start holding my Nexus 7 up to my ear out in public.
    You will not see top tiered specs in a smaller phone just like you won't see a Chevy Aveo with a top end stereo or a 200 hp engine. If screen size of 4" is your number one priority, there are phones out there that don't outright suck, but nowhere near top of the line.

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