1. libra89's Avatar
    I'm not trying to make any kind of conspiracies, just more of an observation.

    Is it just me, or does it seem like since Microsoft decided to have 3 levels of phones, they all happen to be 5" or more? The only phones released this year that are under 5" is the 430/5 and 532. It makes me wonder if phones under 5" are a thing of the past. Thoughts?

    Edit: For reference, I have a 5" Lumia myself, the 640, but I still wonder and I somewhat understand the people who pick phones based on their size.
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    09-26-2015 12:14 PM
  2. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Phablets tend to sell very well, so I don't blame Nokia/Microsoft for going with the trend of releasing bigger phones.
    09-26-2015 12:57 PM
  3. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    5 inch phones are the norm. The majority of people are comfortable with a 5 inch phone and Microsoft is trying to cut back on different models, so they offer the 'mainstream' form factors and let other OEM's pick up the slack.
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    09-26-2015 12:57 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I sure hope not. All these announcements of >5" phones makes me a sad panda. I can hardly handle a 5" display as it is
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    09-26-2015 01:01 PM
  5. Sedp23's Avatar
    The bigger phones have bigger longer lasting batteries. I think the 5-5.7 inch is the sweet spot. Which is why I can't wait for the Lumia 950 XL
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    09-26-2015 02:10 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    I agree with Zachary and Xandros :p 5" phones seem to be the new norm. Personally I don't mind, but im sure going to miss the 4.5 or 4.7 phones :/
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    09-26-2015 04:00 PM
  7. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Anything smaller than 5inch, I won't buy.

    It depends on the person I guess. But I think 5inch and up is the norm now.
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    09-26-2015 04:15 PM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    The logistics of getting needed hardware into a 5"+ device is easier than doing the same into a smaller one. There is just simply more room to work with.

    Also, people want bigger phones. Look at how Apple stuck with 3.5" for a long time. They (seemingly reluctantly) went to 4" in 2012 with the iPhone 5, but were still losing sales to Samsung and other Android OEMs. In 2014, they broke the 4" barrier with the iPhone 6 and 6+, and began to reclaim sales from Samsung.

    In short, we want bigger phones. Or, I should say that more people want bigger phones than smaller ones.
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    09-26-2015 04:18 PM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    5" phones seem to be the new norm. Personally I don't mind
    Does seem like the under 5 phones are disappearing.
    I have a habit of dismissing phones that are under five inches.
    The sweet spot for me has become the thinner phones with 5.5 inch screens.

    Even the L640 I had been using sadly proved to be too small screenwise.

    I can understand the want for phones that are easier to grip however...
    libra89 likes this.
    09-27-2015 03:33 PM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    The sweet spot for me has become the thinner phones with 5.5 inch screens.
    Welp I guess I need bigger hands :/
    09-27-2015 03:47 PM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    The sweet spot for me has become the thinner phones with 5.5 inch screens.
    Welp I guess I need bigger hands :/
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-27-2015 03:48 PM

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