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  1. crazyralph90's Avatar
    Anybody else sick of how big phones are going? I think the sweetspot is 4.3-4.7 in. I just hope Moto X2 has high end specs with a nice camera, all the mini s5 and mini HTC phones are just way too low of specs for me.

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    EngineerGuy and Scott7217 like this.
    04-30-2014 08:19 PM
  2. djw39's Avatar
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    04-30-2014 08:29 PM
  3. Ccota08's Avatar
    Agreed. I can deal with up to about 5 in, but anything bigger feels too big and blocky in my hands. I have a Moto X right now, and it feels just right.
    05-01-2014 02:39 PM
  4. indysteve9's Avatar
    I love the bigger phones. I have large hands and anything smaller than 4.7" feels ridiculously small to me. That's why I have the Note 2 and am waiting and hoping to see if they build a larger Note 4.
    05-01-2014 03:21 PM
  5. jdbii's Avatar
    I smell an opportunity for competitors to stake out some unclaimed turf. Either that, or the sub 5 inch niche just might be the province of affordable second tier phones.
    Scott7217 likes this.
    05-01-2014 03:43 PM
  6. crazyralph90's Avatar
    I hoping Googles newly acquired Project Ara changes the smartphone game on its head like Android did in 2009.

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    05-01-2014 05:57 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    I would jump in if there was a premium 4.7" phone..I agree Moto X is right up there but the camera, oh the camera experience needs to rival iPhone and/or the Lumias....in every other sense I think the Moto X is a perfect phone. Now keep in mind though, I don't like paying too much for a phone so the iPhone is obviously out for me. I currently use a Lumia and a Nexus interchangeably....
    05-01-2014 07:19 PM
  8. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Anything 4.5 or smaller is useless to me that I would never buy. My sweet spot is 5".
    tr-1 and rbarnes65 like this.
    05-03-2014 02:13 PM
  9. Scott7217's Avatar
    Anybody else sick of how big phones are going? I think the sweetspot is 4.3-4.7 in.
    I'm all for choice. People's hands come in a variety of sizes, so why not phones?
    05-03-2014 07:10 PM
  10. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    I think that a 5 inch screen with a small bezel is the sweet spot

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    05-03-2014 08:13 PM
  11. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Anything 4.5 or smaller is useless to me that I would never buy. My sweet spot is 5".
    I agree. 5in. feels like the sweet spot. I really hope the trend isn't to get bigger with every new flagship phone. Otherwise we'll be walking around with tablets held up to our ears.
    Shilohcane likes this.
    05-05-2014 01:33 AM
  12. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    I'm all for choice. People's hands come in a variety of sizes, so why not phones?
    But if every flagship phone is over 5"(in the near future), where's the choice?
    05-05-2014 01:35 AM
  13. NoYankees44's Avatar
    It's just easier to make larger phones. More room to put components. This combined with the success of larger handsets has pushed the entire market in this direction.

    I would love to see a 4.5" screen will bezel like the moto x. Just to see how it would do. I personally think 5" with no bezel will be the sweet spot for me, but I would like someone to make a smaller flagship just to see how it sold.
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    05-05-2014 10:04 AM
  14. _Zguy__'s Avatar
    The 5.1 on the GS5 is as big as im willing to go on a full time phone and it wasnt too much of a difference between the 4.7 of the nexus 4. Id go with a bigger screen only if the phone got smaller and it had on screen buttons
    05-05-2014 04:18 PM
  15. Regulator's Avatar
    I love the 4.7 inch screen size for the HTC One and think it is a great size . . . and this after I didn't want anything larger than the 4" DInc2. We just updated my wife's phone to the GS5 with it's 5.1" screen and it's pretty nice to look at without being much bigger than my One. I think the size of the HTC One M7 is ideal for me. I handled the M8 in the store and it was just a little too tall for my personal tastes, but i'm sure that would change after having it for a couple days.
    05-05-2014 04:28 PM
  16. Scott7217's Avatar
    But if every flagship phone is over 5"(in the near future), where's the choice?
    The lack of choice in phone sizes is definitely a problem. So, let's say you had to design a smaller phone. You won't have as much space as a larger phone for components. What are you willing to sacrifice to bring the size of the phone down?
    05-06-2014 10:32 AM
  17. CellGuy's Avatar
    5 inch Moto X would be peeeerfect! Just saying.

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    05-15-2014 05:43 PM
  18. rob damiani's Avatar
    I have and love the GS4 GPE. I'm toying with going with the Sony Xperia Z2. I already have and love the tablet Xperia Z2; incredible device. The Xperia z2 phone version is 5.2" with a small bezel. Reviews state that it appears to be a "big" phone due to the squareness of the form factor. 5.2" would be the largest size I can see myself using. I'm 6'2" 205lbs FWIW.
    05-15-2014 08:36 PM
  19. Shilohcane's Avatar
    It's just easier to make larger phones. More room to put components. This combined with the success of larger handsets has pushed the entire market in this direction.

    I would love to see a 4.5" screen will bezel like the moto x. Just to see how it would do. I personally think 5" with no bezel will be the sweet spot for me, but I would like someone to make a smaller flagship just to see how it sold.
    Agree It's just easier and much cheaper to make larger phones. Everyone wants a smaller Flagship phone to have all the features of the lager Flagship phone. Including a long battery life of the larger Flagships phones but there is no room for that in the smaller phones. Yet these same people don't want to pay extra for a smaller sized phone that cost more to design, cost more for parts and cost more to manufacture. Miniaturization is very a expensive process.
    05-17-2014 09:58 AM
  20. someguy01234's Avatar
    I have and love the GS4 GPE. I'm toying with going with the Sony Xperia Z2. I already have and love the tablet Xperia Z2; incredible device. The Xperia z2 phone version is 5.2" with a small bezel. Reviews state that it appears to be a "big" phone due to the squareness of the form factor. %.2" would be the largest size I can see myself using. I'm 6'2" 205lbs FWIW.
    There is going to be a Xperia Z2 Z3 Compact, it's already out in Japan but with a different name, it also have flagship specs.
    Scott7217 and awsomegirl23 like this.
    05-18-2014 01:12 AM
  21. loki993's Avatar
    Anybody else sick of how big phones are going? I think the sweetspot is 4.3-4.7 in. I just hope Moto X2 has high end specs with a nice camera, all the mini s5 and mini HTC phones are just way too low of specs for me.

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    Though I do agree I don't think its realistic....I think they will continue to ignore people who actually want a smaller top spec phone and continue to push screen size up on top end phones.

    I think that a 5 inch screen with a small bezel is the sweet spot

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    I think this would be perfect as well. Little to no bezel and no hardware buttons...would be probably the same size as a phone with a 4.5 or 4.7 and have more useable screen space. Still wondering why no has done it yet.

    There is going to be a Xperia Z2 Compact, it's already out in Japan but with a different name, it also have flagship specs.
    I would buy one of those right now if I could get it to work on verizons network, almost regardless of price. Damn their locked down network.
    chevyman29 likes this.
    05-19-2014 09:56 AM
  22. enik's Avatar
    I'm really good with anything over 4.2 inches. The Z10 was the smallest I was comfortable using and that was only because BlackBerry has one awesome virtual keyboard. As long as the software works well with the screen size I can rock pretty much anything.

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    05-20-2014 07:03 PM
  23. Kilroy13's Avatar
    I prefer the bigger phones! 6 inches seems to be the sweet spot for me! Till of course they make a 7 incher that I just have to have! Lol😄

    SENT FROM MY LG G-FLEX......LIFE IS GOOD✌
    05-20-2014 07:29 PM
  24. worldspy99's Avatar
    I might try a Sony device next...
    05-28-2014 06:43 PM
  25. arn_hsn xt1022's Avatar
    I would jump in if there was a premium 4.7" phone..I agree Moto X is right up there but the camera, oh the camera experience needs to rival iPhone and/or the Lumias....in every other sense I think the Moto X is a perfect phone. Now keep in mind though, I don't like paying too much for a phone so the iPhone is obviously out for me. I currently use a Lumia and a Nexus interchangeably....
    Which Lumia?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-23-2014 10:51 AM
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