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12-13-2013 06:24 AM
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  1. Divair's Avatar
    The 620 is good for size but the specs are lacking.
    Duh. You're asking for a phone that is simply physically incapable of being mid or high tier.
    11-27-2013 10:43 AM
  2. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Duh. You're asking for a phone that is simply physically incapable of being mid or high tier.
    Duh, just make the phone slightly thicker.
    11-27-2013 11:02 AM
  3. Divair's Avatar
    Duh, just make the phone slightly thicker.
    So you want a cube for a phone?
    11-27-2013 11:05 AM
  4. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    So you want a cube for a phone?
    Where did that come from?
    Are you done?
    11-27-2013 11:07 AM
  5. Divair's Avatar
    Where did that come from?
    Are you done?
    No. The reason phones and laptops are designed the way they are is because they're meant to be portable. If you want a shorter device, you must compensate for the loss of space by increasing the thickness. You'd end up with a cube if you want a phone as small as a 620 but with high-tier specs. I cannot comprehend how you'd use a cube as a phone.
    11-27-2013 11:10 AM
  6. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    IMO the Lumia 720 has the best form factor for a smartphone. 4.3 inch screen fits the hand perfectly. It isn't too small either for say reading books or browsing online. A great looking mid range phone.
    11-27-2013 11:12 AM
  7. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    New chipsets are coming out on a regular basis. No need to go to a full cube to make it fit.
    Slightly narrower and taller and a bit thicker. Surely that can be done.
    11-27-2013 11:14 AM
  8. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I suggest picking up an HP Veer on ebay. Of course it runs a dead OS, but webOS is/was a great OS that never really got a chance.
    11-27-2013 01:41 PM
  9. boovish's Avatar
    Lumia 520 is a good size, how about a Lumia 620 as well. Check out the comparison below

    Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 620 - Phone specs comparison

    So the 620 is 115 x 61 which is a tad bit bigger than your requirements but still a pretty decent sized phone and decent enough specs as well.
    But you forget yourself! The 520 is garbage
    11-27-2013 02:02 PM
  10. squire777's Avatar
    When I first got my HD7 I thought it was a bit on the big side. I eventually got used to the size. Same with my 920. I wear slim fit jeans (not skinny jeans!) and it fits fine in my pocket with room to spare.

    I don't have huge hands but I find that I am comfortable with phones like the GS4.
    11-27-2013 02:12 PM
  11. Divair's Avatar
    New chipsets are coming out on a regular basis. No need to go to a full cube to make it fit.
    Slightly narrower and taller and a bit thicker. Surely that can be done.
    Not without making the phone completely unusable.
    11-27-2013 03:12 PM
  12. Jupast's Avatar
    Well i know there was someone in the forums once who wanted one with the size and styling of the Zune HD.

    I've got an 820, but i just bought a 620 as a gift, and other than being a tad chunky, it's sweet size.
    11-27-2013 04:26 PM
  13. snowmutt's Avatar
    I understand people wanting a smaller footprint on a higher end device, but multi-media users are driving sales right now. Multi-media users need larger real estate. I am not sure what would change that.

    When a "mini" device is the same size as the HTC EVO that was "huge" and a game changer when it came out 3 years ago (4.3"), the worm has turned.
    11-27-2013 04:51 PM
  14. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Not without making the phone completely unusable.
    Don't really see why it would be unusable.
    3.5" screen would be sufficient (at least for me).

    Anyhow, I just like a smaller footprint overall. Hope it comes soon. Not going to go for a phone with 5" screens anytime soon.
    Hey, why not a display port on the device. The Raspberry Pi $35 Linux computer has got HDMI out. That'd be awesome.
    Hook up the smart phone to an external monitor, add Bluetooth keyboard and mouse ---> cool gadget.
    11-27-2013 06:34 PM
  15. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    I suggest picking up an HP Veer on ebay. Of course it runs a dead OS, but webOS is/was a great OS that never really got a chance.
    That is nice.
    11-27-2013 06:43 PM
  16. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    I think it boils down to what type of device the user see the smartphone to be. It's either a Phone with advanced connectivity and media options or a PDA/Small Tablet with phone functionality added. Two completely different devices.
    I see it as a phone with added functionality.

    If I needed or wanted a small tablet I would buy an iPad Mini or similar device.
    Last edited by Christian Holmstedt; 11-27-2013 at 07:10 PM.
    11-27-2013 06:55 PM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    82.6 x 63.5 x 19.1 mm

    Should be able to pick one up pretty cheap

    microsoft-kin.jpg
    11-27-2013 07:22 PM
  18. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Nice.
    For T-Mo?
    11-27-2013 07:26 PM
  19. HeyCori's Avatar
    It's only available for Verizon. Although owning a Microsoft Kin is more a novelty item than an actual phone, lol.
    11-27-2013 07:31 PM
  20. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    The 920 at 4.7" is big enough for me. I hope WP continues to offer phones in the 4.3" to 4.7" range... any bigger gets hard to carry.
    11-27-2013 07:38 PM
  21. cae758's Avatar
    My test for whether a cell phone is too big or not is whether I can wrap my hand around it and have my middle finger and thumb touch. If they can't, then it's too big. This is why I will never get the 1520. It's a nice looking phone, but it didn't pass the size test.
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    12-12-2013 06:40 PM
  22. Reflexx's Avatar
    My test for whether a cell phone is too big or not is whether I can wrap my hand around it and have my middle finger and thumb touch. If they can't, then it's too big. This is why I will never get the 1520. It's a nice looking phone, but it didn't pass the size test.
    That's an interesting test. What made you choose to use that as a test? I've never had the need to touch my middle finder and thumb together when using my phone.
    12-12-2013 07:01 PM
  23. link68759's Avatar
    That's an interesting test. What made you choose to use that as a test? I've never had the need to touch my middle finder and thumb together when using my phone.

    I just tried this and I have to agree this is a great test. Anything bigger *requires* two hands to operate the screen (unless you change your grip on the phone, which is a drop hazard and just plain annoying), and I just don't think I should need two hands to do various simple tasks that have always been one handed since the dawn of cell phones.
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    12-13-2013 06:24 AM
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