06-17-2016 04:15 PM
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  1. mohit9206's Avatar
    Is 5.5" the new normal now? Motorola is going to launch Moto G 4th Gen this month and its going to have 5.5"screen. For those who don't want a tablet sized phone what options are left?
    How long will this madness continue? We already have "smartphones" with 6.8 inch displays and soon enough we will have smartphones with 10 inch displays.
    I know that the reason display size keeps going up is because there is demand for it. But as Apple has shown there is also demand for phones the size of iPhone SE. Yet i don't see any phones around that size running Android that aren't 5 years old.
    I just want an Android phone the size of iPhone SE with Moto G 3rd Gen/4th Gen specs but apparently no one other than me wants such a phone.
    raino, libra89 and GOLD APPS like this.
    05-03-2016 03:36 PM
  2. km04's Avatar
    I think it will soon become the new norm, and I am ok with that. I kinda like having all that real estate.
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-03-2016 04:03 PM
  3. Purple Zebra's Avatar
    All the rumours have said their will be 2 Moto Gs, one 5" and one 5.5". But everyone fixates on the bigger one, as if purchasing that model is mandatory.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-03-2016 04:50 PM
  4. kramer5150's Avatar
    No way... those tiny keyboards are impossible for me to use. I was miss-typing every 5-6th letter in my iPhone 5C. Unbelievably frustrating, and I have medium sized hands at most.
    05-03-2016 05:10 PM
  5. LightaDroid'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.
    ShaunAFC3 likes this.
    05-04-2016 05:00 PM
  6. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    All the rumours have said their will be 2 Moto Gs, one 5" and one 5.5". But everyone fixates on the bigger one, as if purchasing that model is mandatory.
    Too true. Too true. Not to mention that no one who beefs about phone's getting bigger ever does anything like a thorough check of display sizes for phones available by region. They ain't all that many phones with displays larger than 5.5" readily available here in the US.
    05-04-2016 05:18 PM
  7. rocknrollover's Avatar
    I'm all for big phones you can keep them baby phones...lol bigger better.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my ZTE Zmax 2
    05-05-2016 09:28 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    5.1 seems to be the norm. 5.5+ seems to be the norm for more "phablet" type phones.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-06-2016 12:39 PM
  9. Tech-Newb's Avatar
    I think the bigger, the better haha. As long as no more than 6.0"

    Posted with ❤Love❤
    05-07-2016 07:24 AM
  10. Inders99's Avatar
    After owning the G4 it's just too big for me, 10 months in and I don't need any more time to make the determination that it's just too clunky. 4.8" would be optimal for me.

    However, I've started looking into the Note 5/6 for purely work productivity needs. Wont like carrying around that thing in my pockets though and it'll be impossible to one hand.

    Really I'd like the S7 for weekends and Note 5/6 for the weekdays, but I have no idea how I'd accomplish that switch all the time.
    05-07-2016 04:00 PM
  11. Rumblee1's Avatar
    5.5" is a great size. Ive got vision problems and constantly had to hold my smaller phone up to my face some times. But my S7 edge is perfect. Samsung got the 5.5 screen into a phone thats, overall, smaller in total size than competitors. So I can read the screen better, but also hold it better.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-09-2016 06:18 AM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    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.

    Anyway, as for iPhone SE size with decent specs like the Moto G 3rd, the Xperia Z3 compact comes to mind. It's the closest size I can think of.

    Actually, I think it has even better specs:
    Apple iPhone SE vs. Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) vs. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - GSMArena.com
    05-09-2016 09:53 AM
  13. aximtreo's Avatar
    Is 5.5" the new normal now? Motorola is going to launch Moto G 4th Gen this month and its going to have 5.5"screen. For those who don't want a tablet sized phone what options are left?
    How long will this madness continue? We already have "smartphones" with 6.8 inch displays and soon enough we will have smartphones with 10 inch displays.
    I know that the reason display size keeps going up is because there is demand for it. But as Apple has shown there is also demand for phones the size of iPhone SE. Yet i don't see any phones around that size running Android that aren't 5 years old.
    I just want an Android phone the size of iPhone SE with Moto G 3rd Gen/4th Gen specs but apparently no one other than me wants such a phone.
    First, go wash your mouth out with soap for saying the word "Apple" here. Just kidding.

    I have the Nexus 6 with a 6" screen. I like the larger size screens. my reason is old eyes but I can see more benefits to come. I think 5" will be the smallest you will find soon.
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    05-09-2016 10:44 AM
  14. jean15paul's Avatar
    Actually I have to disagree. This year (2016) most of the flagship phone have stayed the same size or gotten slightly smaller (e.g. Nexus 6 to 6p, Galaxy s6 to s7). 5.2" to 5.5" seems to be becoming the new normal. That's still huge compared to a few years ago, but I don't think phones will continue to get bigger at the rate they had been growing.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-10-2016 11:45 PM
  15. tube517's Avatar
    I remember when the HTC EVO 4G came out and it had a 4" screen and everyone said how big that was.

    I still have mine and it looks like a $10 tracfone smartphone that they sell in Dollar General.
    tori729 likes this.
    05-10-2016 11:53 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    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.

    Anyway, as for iPhone SE size with decent specs like the Moto G 3rd, the Xperia Z3 compact comes to mind. It's the closest size I can think of.

    Actually, I think it has even better specs:
    Apple iPhone SE vs. Motorola Moto G (3rd gen) vs. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - GSMArena.com
    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.
    libra89, jean15paul and J Dubbs like this.
    05-11-2016 12:03 AM
  17. Lance Redden's Avatar
    I used to think a 5.5 inch phone was ridiculous. Coming from and iPhone 5s. With that 4 inch display. I've played with lots of 5.5 inch displays and I admit they WERE too big for me. BUT that's before the S7 Edge came out. I can't believe this phone has a 5.5 screen. The screen to body ratio is phenomenal. Samsung hit this one out of the park. I can actually use this phone one handed. Well done.

    Posted via the Android Central App on S7 Edge
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-11-2016 01:34 AM
  18. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I think phone manufactures have settled releasesing phones in the 5 to 5.7 range. I'm ok with a 5.5 inch phone if the form factor works.
    tube517 and Laura Knotek like this.
    05-11-2016 10:53 AM
  19. tube517's Avatar
    I think you're right srkmagnus....the Galaxy Megas were just huge. I like big phones but those were just giants.
    05-11-2016 02:12 PM
  20. jeffery2jr'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.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-11-2016 08:49 PM
  21. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    05-12-2016 10:30 AM
  22. TgeekB'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.
    Inders99 likes this.
    05-14-2016 08:11 PM
  23. jean15paul'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.
    chanchan05 likes this.
    05-14-2016 08:13 PM
  24. badcat's Avatar
    I have a Droid Maxx 2 which has a 5.5 in screen and while I have sort of gotten used to (and like) the screen size, it is a hassle to carry the phone around. I'm fairly certain my next phone will have a smaller screen.
    TgeekB, Inders99 and libra89 like this.
    05-15-2016 11:17 AM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    I can fit a 7" tablet in my pockets. So that standard doesn't work for me.
    Mr. Baggy pants!
    05-15-2016 05:19 PM
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