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  1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    To me, it boils down to what you use your phone to do. I used an Xperia Z Ultra as a daily driver for 6 months. 6.44" of real estate. Whenever I'd switch over to my 925, my eyes would have a rough time adjusting initially. Also owned a 1520.3 and that was a fun experience too.

    These days, 5.5" is my max. I own a moto Maxx and a Windows M8. I don't need oodles of screen space because I do more basic stuff on my phones these days. My tablet does the heavy lifting.
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    02-23-2016 08:01 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Also, it matters how the OEM cases the screen. My M8 is bigger than my Maxx with a smaller screen because of the speaker setup. I always liked how moto and LG with their G series tended to get bigger screens in compact bodies.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-23-2016 08:03 AM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    I would once argue that 4inch was the best size of a phone screen, but, after upgrading to a L640XL I see what I've always been missing in terms of screen real estate.
    That's exactly what many iPhone users said before the 6/6+ were released. In fact, if you go back a couple versions, they would have said that 3.5" was the best size, until the iPhone 5 was released. It's all a matter of what you get used to.

    Also, it matters how the OEM cases the screen. My M8 is bigger than my Maxx with a smaller screen because of the speaker setup. I always liked how moto and LG with their G series tended to get bigger screens in compact bodies.
    This is one gripe I have against iPhones and most Lumias; the bezels are huge. A few of the Android OEMs are very good at the screen-to-body ratio.
    02-23-2016 08:31 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Currently running the Blu Win Jr LTE and the Lumia 830 to hand. The Win Jr is a bit too small for my liking but the 830 is a bit too big. Guess 4.7" is the sweet spot for me. Pity no one makes a good windows phone at that size.
    The 735 would be perfect for you. However, you'll have to get an unlocked one, RM-1039.
    02-23-2016 08:48 AM
  5. Allogenes357's Avatar
    I have been rockin' my Lumia 1320 for a couple of years and I love large screen cells! No one ever mentions the 1320 and how reliable it works? It's a low key great phone for me. Everybody always talking about specs? Long live Nokia Lumia 1320!
    02-24-2016 11:20 PM
  6. Allogenes357's Avatar
    Love My Lumia 1320!!!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-24-2016 11:24 PM
  7. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Love My Lumia 1320!!!
    You can say that again..... 1320 user here..
    02-25-2016 12:17 AM
  8. k12000lt's Avatar
    Btw, how do you keep those huge phones in your pocket and ride a bike?
    02-25-2016 11:25 PM
  9. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Never bothers me..
    02-26-2016 01:01 AM
  10. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    Btw, how do you keep those huge phones in your pocket and ride a bike?
    For one I don't ride a bike. Second, my 640 XL fits perfectly in my pants pocket without sticking out of bulging in my pockets.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    02-26-2016 09:13 AM
  11. Alain_A's Avatar
    For one I don't ride a bike
    or install a mount for it on the bike
    02-26-2016 02:27 PM
  12. joymariah041's Avatar
    i hear you, tiny phones are not acceptable to me anymore. Imagine an iphone4 :o
    03-05-2016 11:03 PM
  13. ghce's Avatar
    I am in a dilemma here, currently using a 930 that I find really uncomfortable to hold, had no such problems with my 920 which is an almost identical peripheral size to the 930 but edge thickness is wider on the 930, my 820 is also perfectly comfortable to hold but like others have said 5 inch screen really is a minimum and even better is about 5.5 to 5.7 the 6 that the 1520 has is a whole different world in terms of looks.
    My real problem is that my hands get quite painful, hard to know what the cause is, age? or perhaps Dupuytren's contracture which I suffer from, at the moment using anti-inflammatory to ameliorate this, were it not for this a 950XL or 1520 would be in my repertoire. Bigger is better!

    Once you have had bigger you cant go back, that just applies to most every thing.
    RumoredNow and Laura Knotek like this.
    03-07-2016 08:18 PM
  14. mary beth hale's Avatar
    i hear you, tiny phones are not acceptable to me anymore. Imagine an iphone4 :o
    A co-worker whipped out an iPhone 4 the other day and I was amazed at how tiny it was.
    03-07-2016 09:07 PM
  15. Guytronic's Avatar
    A co-worker whipped out an iPhone 4 the other day and I was amazed at how tiny it was.
    The wife's brother used a 4S for years...
    He thought my 925 was a giant Samsung when he first noticed it.

    His kids shamed him into jumping to the 6s+ eventually.
    03-07-2016 09:13 PM
  16. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I have been rockin' my Lumia 1320 for a couple of years and I love large screen cells! No one ever mentions the 1320 and how reliable it works? It's a low key great phone for me. Everybody always talking about specs? Long live Nokia Lumia 1320!
    I absolutely loved my 1320. It is a really good phone.
    03-07-2016 09:16 PM
  17. joymariah041's Avatar
    The wife's brother used a 4S for years...
    He thought my 925 was a giant Samsung when he first noticed it.

    His kids shamed him into jumping to the 6s+ eventually.
    My husband used his until he finally upgraded a few weeks ago, its still sitting here on my desk, need to take it over to the womans shelter to donate. :)
    03-08-2016 10:22 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    The wife's brother used a 4S for years...
    He thought my 925 was a giant Samsung when he first noticed it.

    His kids shamed him into jumping to the 6s+ eventually.
    Whoa, the size difference between the two must be huge. I can't even imagine it.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-08-2016 11:12 AM
  19. wpfan86's Avatar
    I remember when I bought my 920. My iPhone friends scoffed and said it was gigantic. My how times change.

    The sweet spot for screen size for me is the 4.8-5.2 range. I seriously considered (and still am considering) the Xperia Compact line for this reason. That said, I'd consider a 5.5" screen as long as I liked everything else about the device.
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    03-08-2016 11:47 AM
  20. Azensun's Avatar
    I love larger screens, but I think it's because I'm just getting old! LOL
    03-08-2016 12:05 PM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    I remember when I bought my 920. My iPhone friends scoffed and said it was gigantic. My how times change.

    The sweet spot for screen size for me is the 4.8-5.2 range. I seriously considered (and still am considering) the Xperia Compact line for this reason. That said, I'd consider a 5.5" screen as long as I liked everything else about the device.
    Yeah that line is nice for battery life and the size. Haha, it is funny to think about.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-08-2016 03:03 PM
  22. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Pah! I remember when I got my Nokia E63 with it's paltry 2 inch 320 x 240 screen I thought that was pretty roomy compared to my previous phones.

    The screen on my Lumia 640 is the equivalent of a home theater in comparison
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    03-08-2016 03:32 PM
  23. wpfan86's Avatar
    Pah! I remember when I got my Nokia E63 with it's paltry 2 inch 320 x 240 screen I thought that was pretty roomy compared to my previous phones.

    The screen on my Lumia 640 is the equivalent of a home theater in comparison
    Man, I used by E63 right up until buying my 920 in Nov. 2012. I loved the E63.
    03-11-2016 10:34 AM
  24. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Man, I used by E63 right up until buying my 920 in Nov. 2012. I loved the E63.
    So did I. But the writing was soon on the wall for Symbian, so it was time to move on. It was either Android or Windows Phone. The Nokia 521 came out at an opportune moment so like many I thought this would be the perfect time to try out Windows Phone. The camera was a definite improvement on the E63, that's for sure! I still miss that keyboard though lol
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    03-11-2016 02:09 PM
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