06-17-2016 03:15 PM
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  1. GOLD APPS's Avatar
    I SAID I WOULD NEVER GET A PHONE OVER 5.2 BUT ONCE I GOT MY 6P @ 5.6 I'M NEVER GOING BACK IT'S FREAK'IN AWESOME. 5.6 IS THE MAX.

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    lol YOU ARE SAYING IT AGAIN!
    05-15-2016 11:30 PM
  2. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    I went from a 4.7" to a 5.5" screen and I adore the real estate. 5.7" might be my optimal size.

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    05-16-2016 01:19 AM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    If I can't put it in my pocket comfortably, it's not a MOBILE phone. Just my opinion, but 5" is as big as I'll purchase.
    I can fit a 7" tablet in my pockets. So that standard doesn't work for me.
    LOL at this. Yes. I can fit 7 inch tablets in my back pockets too. Just don't sit on them. They definitely fit alright in my coat pockets.
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    05-16-2016 09:26 AM
  4. Evan_Parsons's Avatar
    From a developer standpoint, having a greater screen size range to develop for makes the overall process take longer (I'd rather program for phones between 5.0 and 5.5 inches than develop for 4.0 to 5.5). So the fewer smaller devices there is, the better in that regard.

    From an end user perspective, I miss being able to use my phone with one hand.
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    05-16-2016 10:04 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    I agree with this, I probably wouldn't want to use a phone that has any bigger than a 5.2" screen at the most. I do have an iPhone SE that has a smaller screen and I enjoy it. However, it is interesting how quickly we can adapt. I'm using a Nextbit Robin right now, and it's pretty much bezeless imo. I can use it one handed because of my long fingers. Surprisingly, it doesn't even feel like I'm straining to do it either, but I do notice that I am doing some interesting things to keep the consistency of using it one handed (I turn the phone sideways lol).
    05-16-2016 11:05 AM
  6. ackmondual's Avatar
    There really isn't any Android smartphones with a 4" to 4.7" + more or less "updated" specs!? I just assumed that Apple came out with the 4 SE in response to what was already available on the Android side. Android did blaze the trail for... well, any phone larger than those 4" iPhones (not to mention Ipod Touches). Could Apple lead the way back to smaller phones for those who'd like that? AFAIK, there should still be Android phones on the smaller side, even if they aren't "full screen". IOW, they still have physical buttons for the phone.


    As somebody who used to use an Ipod Touch 5 for internet on the road (wherever there was wifi of course), while it's doable, it's also generally not an experience I'd rather stick with for any long period of time. What didn't really help was when the Iph screens went from 3.5" to 4", all they did was make it a half inch longer on the length. The width was still exactly the same. It felt like a narrow, "mail slot view". For certain web pages, you had to do a lot of "side to side scrolling" b/c some of the text was either too small at 100% zoom level, or zoomed in required you to do the back and forth.

    Having a larger screen like the Samsung Galaxy s2, followed by a Galaxy s4, made that all the better. I may upgrade to the LG G4's 5.5" screen, which I suspect may be too big for me, in terms of managing it (not actually using it nor the experience, but I've seen it in person and it's not that much bigger than my gs4), but I'm willing to give it a shot if I pull the trigger on that. Speaking of which....

    As I see it, a lot of people are much worried about the screen sizes, when they don't realize that the screen size increases, but the phones hardly do nowadays. My brother's 5.7inch Galaxy A8 is the same size as my old 5.5inch Note 2. My current Galaxy S7 Edge is smaller than my old Note 2 despite having the same 5.5inch screen. The 5.1inch Galaxy S7 is about the same size as the previous 4.7inch Galaxy S3.

    Worry more about the actual phone size rather than the screen.[/url]
    To be fair, some folks are indeed worried about the screen size, NOT the size of the phone. One issue includes being able to reach the entire area of the phone screen with just a single thumb, while holding it one-handed. I can see why this is convenient for some folks.

    OTOH, I gotta at least partially call "j'accuse!", since this really does sound like Apple's marketing spin group at work. Unless they can make some phone that can let you have the best of both worlds (and for me, the phones with large enough screens won't let you do the "thumb can reach everywhere requirement"), I'm picking the larger phone and accepting that as a tradeoff. Another thing is that even the 4" iPhones weren't usable one-handed if you went into landscape mode, so I don't know who they were trying to kid there.
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    05-16-2016 12:03 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    There really isn't any Android smartphones with a 4" to 4.7" + more or less "updated" specs!? I just assumed that Apple came out with the 4 SE in response to what was already available on the Android side. Android did blaze the trail for... well, any phone larger than those 4" iPhones (not to mention Ipod Touches). Could Apple lead the way back to smaller phones for those who'd like that? AFAIK, there should still be Android phones on the smaller side, even if they aren't "full screen". IOW, they still have physical buttons for the phone.


    To be fair, some folks are indeed worried about the screen size, NOT the size of the phone. One issue includes being able to reach the entire area of the phone screen with just a single thumb, while holding it one-handed. I can see why this is convenient for some folks.

    OTOH, I gotta at least partially call "j'accuse!", since this really does sound like Apple's marketing spin group at work. Unless they can make some phone that can let you have the best of both worlds (and for me, the phones with large enough screens won't let you do the "thumb can reach everywhere requirement"), I'm picking the larger phone and accepting that as a tradeoff. Another thing is that even the 4" iPhones weren't usable one-handed if you went into landscape mode, so I don't know who they were trying to kid there.
    With the SE, you really can reach everywhere with your thumb. I might have long fingers, but the thumb thing is seriously real. I do wish that there were more Android phones that could match this combo.
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    05-16-2016 12:35 PM
  8. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    With the SE, you really can reach everywhere with your thumb. I might have long fingers, but the thumb thing is seriously real. I do wish that there were more Android phones that could match this combo.
    This is one of the more annoying things I always disliked about making a call on an iPhone. Look at the size of the call screen. The keypad gets taller as the phone gets taller. Sure you can use reachability to lower the display but that's just another annoying step to have to go through. Trying to make a call with one hand on the 5S is just as difficult as it is on the 6S+. Then look at the phone keypad on an Android phone. My S7 Edge keypad is the same size as the one on my Note 5.

    5S - 6S - 6S+ Kind of shows what I've been thinking lately: An iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone.

    Phone sizes are getting ridiculous-20160517_091743.jpg
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    05-17-2016 10:22 AM
  9. hotdogchilli's Avatar
    I am a fan of big phones so 5.5" for me is great size. Not smaller and not bigger. But yeah, I think that the screens are becoming too larger than they are supposed to be.
    05-18-2016 08:38 AM
  10. jean15paul's Avatar
    I do like 5.2" to 5.5" phones, but I must admit that I had to learn to hold my phone differently to reach the whole screen.

    With old small phones, when the phone is in my right hand, my index, middle, and ring fingers would wrap around the back of the phone and all the way to the left side. (The pinky would be under the bottom for stability.) But if I hold newer big phones like this then my thumb can't reach the whole screen.

    Now my index, middle, and ring fingers just rest on the back of the phone, and no part of my fingers or hand touches the left side. (The pinky is still under the bottom for stability.) Holding it like this, I can reach the whole screen.
    05-18-2016 09:02 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    I am in the realm between 5.2" - 5.5". I am too afraid to go bigger as of now, but I MIGHT try for the 6P later. I like putting phones in my pockets, purses, etc, so I feel like 5.7" (which still feels on the larger size to me, but we'll see!) is a little too big/the biggest I'll go.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-04-2016 08:13 PM
  12. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Had my Note 4 for almost 2years now, had a S4 before that, the jump from 5.0 to 5.7inch was not that bad and I have thoroughly enjoyed having a huge High Density Display. I watch a whole lot more videos, read tons more articles and do a lot more web browsing on my Note 4 thanks to the huge display.

    I am an averaged sized guy, at 5ft10, 170lbs, and have 'normal' sized hands, lol, and I easily use my Note 4 one handed, I am typing this on it effortlessly

    Anything less than 5.7inch is too small now, waiting to upgrade to the Note6/7/whatever they will call it, glad to hear its rumored to have a 5.8inch display.
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    06-05-2016 05:21 AM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    LOL at this. Yes. I can fit 7 inch tablets in my back pockets too. Just don't sit on them. They definitely fit alright in my coat pockets.
    We obviously wear different types of pants. LOL.
    06-05-2016 04:21 PM
  14. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I agree with you about the phones being bigger in size but not more cumbersome.

    I had a Nokia Lumia 920. It had a 4.5" screen but weighed more than my 5.7" Moto X Pure Edition.
    I also agree...I just picked up a Moto X Pure and am coming off a Nokia with a 4" screen. I got used to carrying around the Nokia in a wallet case in my pocket.....the Moto X naked is so slim with so much screen and so little case it's not much difference, just longer in the pocket. But I always dedicate a pocket to just my phone to keep them in good shape. I have trouble with tiny screens and big hands, hard to type and read, and I'm finding I prefer the bigger screen in every way, especially for gaming or watching videos.
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    06-05-2016 08:35 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I also agree...I just picked up a Moto X Pure and am coming off a Nokia with a 4" screen. I got used to carrying around the Nokia in a wallet case in my pocket.....the Moto X naked is so slim with so much screen and so little case it's not much difference, just longer in the pocket. But I always dedicate a pocket to just my phone to keep them in good shape. I have trouble with tiny screens and big hands, hard to type and read, and I'm finding I prefer the bigger screen in every way, especially for gaming or watching videos.
    Even when I use a case, the size isn't a problem, since I don't use extremely bulky cases.
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    06-05-2016 08:46 PM
  16. mj0's Avatar
    Welcome to my world!

    Can't really do anything now while I'm still traveling but as soon as we settle in the US, which should be somewhen between October and December 2016, I know for sure the first thing I'll do is ditch my current iPhone 6 Plus for an iPhone SE. This 5.5" monstrosity is absolutely ridiculous. If there was a 4" Android smartphone with decent specs I might consider switching but given what's available right now I'd rather chew off my own thumb. Much less painful than lugging around a frying pan sized so-called "phone".
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    06-11-2016 06:52 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    Welcome to my world!

    Can't really do anything now while I'm still traveling but as soon as we settle in the US, which should be somewhen between October and December 2016, I know for sure the first thing I'll do is ditch my current iPhone 6 Plus for an iPhone SE. This 5.5" monstrosity is absolutely ridiculous. If there was a 4" Android smartphone with decent specs I might consider switching but given what's available right now I'd rather chew off my own thumb. Much less painful than lugging around a frying pan sized so-called "phone".
    I'm leaving for Germany next week and am taking my Moto G because it is light and a good size to carry around.
    06-12-2016 07:19 AM
  18. kramer5150's Avatar
    The sad part is that consumers are forced into this conflict by the carriers and industry.

    Its 2016... you would think they could allow us to activate more than one handset on a line. a big one and a small one, depending on my mood and what I am doing.
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    06-12-2016 01:44 PM
  19. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    The sad part is that consumers are forced into this conflict by the carriers and industry.

    Its 2016... you would think they could allow us to activate more than one handset on a line. a big one and a small one, depending on my mood and what I am doing.
    Unless you mean at the same time for no extra cost, what you're asking should be possible. On Verizon all I need to do is input a device on their website and I'm off and running. From what I understand about GSM networks, it's just a SIM swap. Of course if you pay for the privilege you can have two devices on one number.
    06-12-2016 03:00 PM
  20. Dr. S's Avatar
    Phablets aren't for me, but there seems to be good variety. The Nexus 6P is too big for me, and the iPhone SE is comically small. 5 - 5.2 feels like the sweet spot to me, and there are still plenty of good options there in that size.
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    06-12-2016 08:16 PM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    Welcome to my world!

    Can't really do anything now while I'm still traveling but as soon as we settle in the US, which should be somewhen between October and December 2016, I know for sure the first thing I'll do is ditch my current iPhone 6 Plus for an iPhone SE. This 5.5" monstrosity is absolutely ridiculous. If there was a 4" Android smartphone with decent specs I might consider switching but given what's available right now I'd rather chew off my own thumb. Much less painful than lugging around a frying pan sized so-called "phone".
    The difference between the two will be like night and day, I'll say. I think you'll like the SE. Because of its size and power together, I can't see myself giving it up, it's my daily driver at this point. I do try various Androids though. I wish that Sony wouldn't overprice their phones so much, but even so, I'm glad that they believe in 5" phones.
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    06-14-2016 09:57 AM
  22. kramer5150's Avatar
    Unless you mean at the same time for no extra cost, what you're asking should be possible. On Verizon all I need to do is input a device on their website and I'm off and running. From what I understand about GSM networks, it's just a SIM swap. Of course if you pay for the privilege you can have two devices on one number.
    Yep... thats what I am saying ( in bold). As much as we are paying already for Verizon. Major carrier advantages are getting to be less and less, at least in my immediate neighborhood where Verizon coverage stinks. If a carrier REALLY wanted to differentiate them self from the competition, and potentially increase cellular data usage (a good thing from the carriers perspective)... this is one way to do it.

    IMHO of course.
    06-14-2016 10:22 AM
  23. mj0's Avatar
    The difference between the two will be like night and day, I'll say. I think you'll like the SE. Because of its size and power together, I can't see myself giving it up, it's my daily driver at this point. I do try various Androids though. I wish that Sony wouldn't overprice their phones so much, but even so, I'm glad that they believe in 5" phones.
    I know I will. Had the 5 before and loved it, although truth be told the 4s I'd used for a short time in between was even better in terms of form factor but had a dying battery and mediocre camera compared to today's phones. It ran iOS 9 very well and noticeably faster than iOS 8 though, which surprised me. The only reason why I got the 6 Plus in the end was that I needed a really good camera on the round-the-world trip I'm currently on (five months and still going) and the 6 Plus's OIS was what swayed me towards it. It's a brilliant phone, no questions there, but just like my wife's 6s it's simply too large. I have to take it out of my pocket when I sit down, which is kind of a deal breaker in many countries (think street cafe or restaurant in Marokko, Myanmar, or Brasil).
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    06-14-2016 06:22 PM
  24. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    Yep... thats what I am saying ( in bold). As much as we are paying already for Verizon. Major carrier advantages are getting to be less and less, at least in my immediate neighborhood where Verizon coverage stinks. If a carrier REALLY wanted to differentiate them self from the competition, and potentially increase cellular data usage (a good thing from the carriers perspective)... this is one way to do it.

    IMHO of course.
    Makes sense to me, but this is Verizon we're talking about. If they could add a fee for every time someone switches from WiFi to carrier data or from tower to tower they'd probably do it.
    badcat likes this.
    06-14-2016 11:02 PM
  25. tuongtrante1's Avatar
    I don't see smartphone getting much biggest then 5.5. One hand devices are going to be in high demand for a long time.
    06-17-2016 03:15 PM
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