1. A895's Avatar
    As is becoming of pretty much all operating systems, Windows Phone flagships are now clocking in with 5 inch plus screen sizes. I have been with android for around 3 years now and I have always used smaller devices (small hands), I went from a Droid Incredible 2 to a Droid Razr M now I am on a Moto X. I have an extreme distaste for larger phones as they aren't usable with one hand anymore for me. What are the chances that we will ever see Windows Phone flagship that has a screen size less than 5 inches? 1080p is certainly feasible on a smaller screen as HTC did it with the One. That`s what is giving me pause about getting the Icon as its screen is large and has some considerable width and height with it compared to my Moto X.
    02-28-2014 10:11 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    It's logistically more difficult to get the higher specs in a small form factor. What Apple's been doing with the iPhone is nothing short of an engineering marvel.

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    02-28-2014 10:21 AM
  3. MAkhdar's Avatar
    The size of the Icon is the smallest you will see from Nokia for a flagship, if you want something smaller look forward to the Samsung Ativ SE.
    02-28-2014 10:30 AM
  4. A895's Avatar
    It's logistically more difficult to get the higher specs in a small form factor. What Apple's been doing with the iPhone is nothing short of an engineering marvel.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Highly doubt it. The Z1 Compact has the specs of the high end devices yet has a 4.3 inch 720p screen.

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    xandros9 likes this.
    02-28-2014 11:01 AM
  5. A895's Avatar
    The size of the Icon is the smallest you will see from Nokia for a flagship, if you want something smaller look forward to the Samsung Ativ SE.
    This is a shame that he market has done this. I do not want a large phone.

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    xandros9 likes this.
    02-28-2014 11:02 AM
  6. Jaskys's Avatar
    Nokia lumia 930 will be under 5 inch, also flagship Lumia 3310 will be 4.5 inch
    02-28-2014 11:11 AM
  7. A895's Avatar
    Nokia lumia 930 will be under 5 inch, also flagship Lumia 3310 will be 4.5 inch
    Is this rumor?

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    02-28-2014 11:51 AM
  8. aximtreo's Avatar
    I understand your problem. You were born with small hands. I was born with bad eyes. Want to trade?
    02-28-2014 11:53 AM
  9. A895's Avatar
    I understand your problem. You were born with small hands. I was born with bad eyes. Want to trade?
    I already have bad eyes. Been wearing glasses for years and the lenses only get thicker over time.
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    02-28-2014 12:30 PM
  10. snowmutt's Avatar
    What does the market demand? Right now, the market demands better then 5.0" screens due to multi-medai consumption on smart phones. Manufacturers still obviously see profit in smaller devices, but these are obviously users who do not stream shows or go for top end games on their devices. They can put out 4.0"-4.5" devices with a tad lesser hardware specs and gain better profits then by trying to package top end specs in a 4.5" screen or less and only sell the to the same pool of customers.

    So, no, for the next year or two, I do not see there being a top end Flagship going into a smaller screen. I think even the next iPhone is growing to respond to the market.
    aximtreo likes this.
    03-02-2014 01:10 AM
  11. A895's Avatar
    What does the market demand? Right now, the market demands better then 5.0" screens due to multi-medai consumption on smart phones. Manufacturers still obviously see profit in smaller devices, but these are obviously users who do not stream shows or go for top end games on their devices. They can put out 4.0"-4.5" devices with a tad lesser hardware specs and gain better profits then by trying to package top end specs in a 4.5" screen or less and only sell the to the same pool of customers.

    So, no, for the next year or two, I do not see there being a top end Flagship going into a smaller screen. I think even the next iPhone is growing to respond to the market.
    I may have to stay with my Moto X then. I really wanted a Windows Phone under 5 inches to use for the next year or so. Bad enough I'm stuck on Verizon.

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    03-02-2014 08:35 AM
  12. bayanii's Avatar
    I believe when apps have become the least concern of users, phones will return to a convenient size. For now, enjoy your mini computer.
    03-03-2014 02:04 AM
  13. A895's Avatar
    I believe when apps have become the least concern of users, phones will return to a convenient size. For now, enjoy your mini computer.
    That will be like never considering the fact that the world we live in technology is driven by apps.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-03-2014 09:14 AM

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