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  1. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    What is the practical limit? I know people won't be carrying around 10" cell phones, but what in your opinion of the largest one can carry and hold in one hand?

    It wouldn't surprise me to see 6.7" with no bezel to speak of. Your thoughts?
    10-02-2014 08:58 PM
  2. b_slow1's Avatar
    We've seen the first "bendable" displays hit the market over the past year. We've had the LG G Flex, the Galaxy Round, and the Galaxy Note Edge. I think that we're slowly moving towards bendable, retractable screens, and that will make the screen size a moot point (as the object you carry in your pocket would be significantly smaller than it is when you pull it out to use it).

    But until that happens a few years from now, screens will continue to get bigger. Last year, 5" was the standard. This year, it was 5.2". Next year, it looks like it will be 5.5". I think we'll ultimately make our way up to about 6-6.5" before the bendable screens end the "size wars" for good.
    10-02-2014 09:24 PM
  3. zorak950's Avatar
    I'd say 6", but you might be able to manage 7" if you weren't concerned about aspect ratio.
    10-02-2014 09:51 PM
  4. codyoehl's Avatar
    I personally think that once they cross the 6 inch mark, they are in tablet territory
    I am fine with my GS5 size, though I wish it wasn't as wide
    And I don't agree with the bendable screens, I think it is one of the stupidest ideas like ever. I really hope that does not become standard.

    Posted via the Android Central App with my Galaxy S5
    10-02-2014 09:58 PM
  5. rrballer11's Avatar
    10"?

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-02-2014 11:11 PM
  6. rexxcastle's Avatar
    We've seen the first "bendable" displays hit the market over the past year. We've had the LG G Flex, the Galaxy Round, and the Galaxy Note Edge. I think that we're slowly moving towards bendable, retractable screens, and that will make the screen size a moot point (as the object you carry in your pocket would be significantly smaller than it is when you pull it out to use it).

    But until that happens a few years from now, screens will continue to get bigger. Last year, 5" was the standard. This year, it was 5.2". Next year, it looks like it will be 5.5". I think we'll ultimately make our way up to about 6-6.5" before the bendable screens end the "size wars" for good.
    Isn't the Note 4 a 5.7 inch display ?


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    10-03-2014 10:32 AM
  7. gone down south's Avatar
    I'm guessing next year we're going to see 2 or even 3 size options in each product line.
    10-03-2014 10:33 AM
  8. codyoehl's Avatar
    Yeah the flagships this year ranged from 5.0 inches (m8) up to the note 4 (5.7 inches)

    Posted via the Android Central App with my Galaxy S5
    10-03-2014 12:24 PM
  9. barth2's Avatar
    Bent phone is a dumb gimmick. A foldable phone, on the other hand, is a game changer.
    Philipp Yeo likes this.
    10-03-2014 04:02 PM
  10. pseudoware's Avatar
    Bent phone is a dumb gimmick. A foldable phone, on the other hand, is a game changer.
    Will there be a limit to cell phone sizes?-startac.jpg
    zorak950, Vee_G, A895 and 1 others like this.
    10-04-2014 05:44 PM
  11. Vee_G's Avatar
    I legit started laughing my *** off

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-04-2014 10:26 PM
  12. codyoehl's Avatar
    Aw yeah, big touchscreen flip phones xD

    Posted via the Android Central App with my Galaxy S5
    10-04-2014 10:39 PM
  13. pjs37's Avatar
    Honestly I think 6" is hitting the limits of what people want. People are complaining the 5.5" of the iPhone 6 Plus is too big; the Lumia 1520 is always a battle between specs and size. I mean these phones are barely fitting in people's pockets as it is. I mean we could see a small increase is we can eliminate bezels but not very much you still need a FFC and ear speaker. In my work slacks with bigger pockets I can squeeze my Nexus 7 in there but its heavy and uncomfortable. But my regular jeans I wear forget it I doubt I can fit anything much bigger then what I have in.

    I think the limit is that: When people cannot fit their phones in their pockets anymore that will be the limit to the screen size. Well until we can unroll our phones.
    10-05-2014 07:48 AM
  14. kud1aty's Avatar
    6 inches is a good size. I can put it in my pocket and i like work with it.

    But who knows, maybe next big phone will be 8" and will be sold with a pair of specially designed jeans.
    10-08-2014 06:28 AM
  15. someguy01234's Avatar
    The industry will keep making it bigger and bigger without stopping until less and less people buy it and they will be forced to make it smaller. Then they will market "small" as an innovative new feature and charge more money at the same time.
    mrsmumbles and A895 like this.
    10-08-2014 08:43 AM
  16. codyoehl's Avatar
    The industry will keep making it bigger and bigger without stopping until less and less people buy it and they will be forced to make it smaller. Then they will market "small" as an innovative new feature and charge more money at the same time.
    Yep, that's how it works

    Posted via the Android Central App with my Galaxy S5
    10-08-2014 03:50 PM
  17. KnicksALLday's Avatar
    i hope 5.5 is the limit because i cant stand these huge phones... it just sucks that high end phones are only made on big screens... but i prefer a smaller phone and 4.7 is the perfect size but i wouldnt mind something slightly smaller and still be a high end phone
    10-11-2014 12:24 PM
  18. Concept96Ltd's Avatar
    6" with no bezels is the limit to one handed use
    10-11-2014 01:36 PM
  19. Zin Games's Avatar
    there is tablets of 7" with 3G function that some ppl use as phone...
    10-12-2014 12:07 AM
  20. nessinhaw's Avatar
    i would say 5" is my limit...5.5" IF it has small bezels!
    10-12-2014 10:19 PM
  21. barth2's Avatar
    Nexus 6 is 5.92. That's about as big a screen as my e-reader, but with smaller bezel.

    I'm pretty sure Samsung will go over 6in next year.
    10-15-2014 01:46 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    I see the future.... .
    Attached Thumbnails Will there be a limit to cell phone sizes?-1413583433768.jpg  
    10-17-2014 05:04 PM
  23. hg1027's Avatar
    I would love to see tablets with calling capability baked in, call it a phone, phablet, tablet phone, whatever. I would be happy to stop carrying the phone most of the time. Google voice makes this generally possible, but requires some hacks.
    10-17-2014 09:38 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would love to see tablets with calling capability baked in, call it a phone, phablet, tablet phone, whatever. I would be happy to stop carrying the phone most of the time. Google voice makes this generally possible, but requires some hacks.
    I definitely would not want this.. I like my phone to go in my pocket .
    10-17-2014 11:41 PM
  25. zorak950's Avatar
    If you have a bag to carry a tablet in wherever you go, it's not a horrible idea: make and answer calls and handle voice commands with a Bluetooth headset and only pull out the device when you need the screen. Definitely not a solution for everyone, though.
    10-18-2014 05:39 AM
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