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Do you really want a bigger smartphone?

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  1. Sep 8, 2014 #1

    jtbell

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    With Apple expected to announce a larger iPhone tomorrow, let's all brace for the...

    Attack of the Giant Cellphones! (CNN.com)
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2014 #2

    mfb

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    That is not the parody I was looking for, but it is also nice.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2014 #3
    I think battery life and reception quality are still #1 for me. I use an iPhone 5 and could use a bit bigger screen. Not much though. Some of those Android phones are ridiculous.

    This is slightly related but very funny!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOXQo7nURs0
     
  5. Sep 9, 2014 #4

    Borek

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    No, thanks, I don't need a larger phone. I already had to buy cargo pants to be able to carry my S3 in Summer.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2014 #5

    DrClaude

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    And after the debacle of Apple Maps, here is MAP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCp-JSVSNZM
     
  7. Sep 9, 2014 #6
    I was in Best Buy the other day and it seemed to me that they already had just about every size of phone covered in half-inch denominations, all the way from 3.5 inch up to almost the size of a tablet. :eek:
     
  8. Sep 11, 2014 #7
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S3, which (I just measured) has roughly a 5" screen. When I first got it, I thought it was going to be very unwieldy and unfriendly to use, I was not looking forward to having a phone so big. Now that I've had the phone for 2 years, I would never go back to a smaller phone, I love the size and having that much room on the screen is fantastic for me. I'm looking at getting a Nexus 6 as my next phone if it's announced this fall.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2014 #8
    Larger phone does not equal better. It is just a matter of preference. Also, if you have big hands I can understand that you would like a bigger phone.

    I like the iphone 5 size and the Google Nexus 5 size. Anything bigger than the nexus 5 doesn't feel comfortable in my hand and I wouldn't be able to use it with one hand. Anything smaller than an iphone 5 is too small.
     
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