12-13-2013 06:24 AM
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  1. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Surely not a WP8 specific subject, but anyway.......

    Smartphones are no doubt great devices, useful in many ways, but what really bugs me is that they all are so big in size. They don't really fit anywhere besides in coats and jackets.
    Doesn't really fit comfortably in jeans.

    Make a phone around 90 x 50 mm in size instead of the monsters being produced now. No need for full HD screens, 800 x 480 works just fine. I'd for sure get one.
    The Lumia 810 is a good phone and I like all of it except the size.
    haydt1, link68759 and boovish like this.
    11-26-2013 05:52 PM
  2. worldspy99'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.
    11-26-2013 06:52 PM
  3. Divair's Avatar
    90 x 50? That's absurdly tiny. That's even smaller than an Asha phone, and I'm not sure how people even use those.
    11-26-2013 07:04 PM
  4. raycpl's Avatar
    Think its not the size but how it "feels" in the hand. In my case, my wife's 720 beats my 920 easily. Very subjective of course. A souped-up 5in 920 with the feel/slickness of a 720.. that would be my next phone
    11-26-2013 08:36 PM
  5. jmshub's Avatar
    I agree that 90x50mm is too small to be a practical smartphone size. I think a 4-5" touch screen makes for a phone that is big enough to type on comfortably, read easily, but small enough to hold onto and fit in my pocket without issue.
    11-26-2013 08:50 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    90 x 50? That's absurdly tiny. That's even smaller than an Asha phone, and I'm not sure how people even use those.
    That's even smaller than a BlackBerry Pearl, and the Pearl was a pretty small device.
    11-26-2013 09:06 PM
  7. jfa1's Avatar
    I would like to say that I love the size of my 920, and when ATT gets the 32 GB 1520 model in Q1 2014 that I want to get it. I like the size and there's no doubt that whether you like it or not (and its personal preference) that larger screen are selling in the high end smartphone sector. Just look at the evolution of the Note from 5.2 to 5.9 in the Note 3 and they're selling like hotcakes. Windows Phone needs to keep with the Jones' in specs id what people have been saying and now we have have a quad core 1080p phone that keeps up or better.
    11-27-2013 12:20 AM
  8. badcat's Avatar
    I'm happy with my Lumia 822 although I don't think I'd ever buy a larger phone. Being on the, ahem, older side I appreciate the 822's readability. My last phone was a smaller Android and while I liked the form factor the screen was just too small in the end.
    11-27-2013 05:21 AM
  9. ag1986's Avatar
    I don't know what you're wearing but my primary Nexus 4 fits just fine in my jeans :)
    11-27-2013 05:31 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm guessing you have your sizing incorrect. At 50mm the phone is barely bigger than my two thumbs together and I'm around average size for a man. At that size in general it would get lost in my hand, my pocket, my carry bag.

    I don't see the practicality of a smartphone that small. What do you plan to do with it? Reading anything on it would rather difficult. Maps would be pointless. Watching movies you'd need to squint at them.

    Unless you can elaborate more I don't see any reason to have something this tiny and how it could be used on a day to day basis.

    I'd like to add that I can carry around my L920 just fine in all my pockets.
    11-27-2013 06:09 AM
  11. fdruid's Avatar
    I'm comfortable with the size of Lumia 920. The thing is, there's a tradeoff between screen size, which I think it's important, and how easy it is to handle. But what can be improved is the "feel in hand" that someone mentioned in this thread.
    11-27-2013 06:38 AM
  12. VNWindowsPhoneUser's Avatar
    4 to 5 inches is fitted for everyones hands.
    11-27-2013 06:54 AM
  13. Coreldan's Avatar
    Id prefer to "go back" to around 4" screen device, Im quite comfortable with my 920, but if I could shrink it abit, I would
    edoug likes this.
    11-27-2013 06:56 AM
  14. jfa1's Avatar
    I have played around with the note and note 2 and note 3. I like the size of all of them and their feel ion the hand is fine to me. I dont however like the "feel" of android that much so I was happy to finally see Nokia come out with the 1520 and will be getting it a bit later as I've said before. I' gettinthe Dellk Venue 8 Pro hopefully for me birthday which is tomorrow.
    11-27-2013 07:20 AM
  15. jmshub's Avatar
    I'm comfortable with the size of Lumia 920. The thing is, there's a tradeoff between screen size, which I think it's important, and how easy it is to handle. But what can be improved is the "feel in hand" that someone mentioned in this thread.
    I think that is important too. Well rounded edges can make a phone feel sleeker and smaller than it is.
    11-27-2013 07:29 AM
  16. gsquared's Avatar
    Take a step back to 2007 and the devices were very small.
    11-27-2013 07:35 AM
  17. badcat's Avatar
    I'm comfortable with the size of Lumia 920. The thing is, there's a tradeoff between screen size, which I think it's important, and how easy it is to handle. But what can be improved is the "feel in hand" that someone mentioned in this thread.
    That was one thing that helped "sell me" on the 822. When I picked it up for the first time it just felt right.
    11-27-2013 07:35 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Take a step back to 2007 and the devices were very small.
    Um, the iPhone came out that year, also Nokia had other 'smartphones' around at the time as well around the same size. Other phones were smaller, yes, but they weren't smartphones.
    11-27-2013 07:46 AM
  19. Coreldan's Avatar
    A 4" Nokia N8 with more powerful hardware... my wet dream..
    11-27-2013 07:49 AM
  20. edoug's Avatar
    The original Samsung Focus and the Lumia 800 remain my favorites from a screen and feel perspective.
    11-27-2013 08:01 AM
  21. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    It's just that carrying around a small size flat brick is inconvenient. The format isn't right. Slightly smaller than the current 810 would be great. In the 'old times' before iPhone the phones were smaller.
    I'm probably one of those who should have got a BlackBerry Q10 instead. I know it's bigger than 50 x 90 but still.
    11-27-2013 09:57 AM
  22. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    The 620 is good for size but the specs are lacking.
    11-27-2013 10:13 AM
  23. illidanx's Avatar
    I think 4.5'' is the ideal size for me. 5'' is probably too big.
    11-27-2013 10:22 AM
  24. link68759's Avatar
    The HTC Pure was an awesome form factor. Sexy, solid, functional device with good old WM6.5. Sure you can't really have three friends huddle around the phone to watch a YouTube video, but that aside, writing with the stylus was perfectly fine. Typing (even swype), was fine. Gaming was fine! Faux multi touch was supported by most emulators for resistive screens (in fact there were multi touch keyboards). The pure even has a little zoom bar to replace pinch zoom, which imo is better than pinch zoom. Zoom with the thumb of one hand, without changing the grip on your phone. Simple and convenient, and adds length to the phone to make the size juuuust right.



    Oh and you could operate it with gloves! Funny how often new technology has to "reinvent" the features of older technology. I wonder when capacitive buttons will evolve to be as good as hardware buttons are... Which the pure has!



    http://m.gsmarena.com/htc_pure-pictures-2956.php



    3.2" screen, 480x800

    108 x 53 x 13.7 mm (4.25 x 2.09 x 0.54 in)



    Nowadays you can't get a phone in that size, not even low tier ones go that small these days. I miss this phone, oh the things I would do that android still can't do well, or at all. ActiveSync Bluetooth is an irreplaceable lost technology :(

    The standard open file explorer shell window apps would tap into of wm6.5 still trumps whatever the heck android uses (as well as WP sadly). I mean I could take any simple video player, tell it to open a file and be presented with the standard OS open file dialog. Then I could paste a URL or samba network share into the address bar, I could browse the samba server! the OS would deliver the file to the video player app.



    What happened?! WP removed that core function and it's now the responsibility of every developer to implement http/ftp/samba support in their apps. There'll never be an ActiveSync. I love WP but the power user in me want the underlying power I KNOW exists under this metro shell...
    11-27-2013 10:34 AM
  25. Nejcooo's Avatar
    i have 620, and the size is ok for me. i dont think i would like smaller phone
    11-27-2013 10:34 AM
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