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  1. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    What smartphone size do you think is ideal? I personally like 5 inches.
    12-22-2014 08:10 AM
  2. tohoshinki's Avatar
    I've always had phones around 4.7, and picked up a 5" Nokia XL. It was enormous.

    Then recently I got a 530. The 4" screen showed me what I was missing. Being able to hold and use a phone in one hand. Its so much smaller and more comfortable to use. There's nothing wrong with 5" though.
    12-22-2014 08:16 AM
  3. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    I have a 521 and have found that it is much harder to type on than larger phone due to the small screen size. My friend's Xperia Z2 has 5 inches and I have found the media experience is much better.
    I agree that one handed use is near impossible though, but it is not too much of a problem for me.
    12-22-2014 08:22 AM
  4. gedzum's Avatar
    The 4.5" of the 920 is a nice balance of screen size and one handed useability for me. Although I sometimes envy those larger screen sizes.
    12-22-2014 09:27 AM
  5. IgorVysoky's Avatar
    I've only had my Lumia 520's 4" but I've hold and used free devices like galaxy s3 and I found that huge. Of course it's been a while and I would take screen up to 5". Not more. 4,5-4,7 would be perfect.
    12-22-2014 09:39 AM
  6. SammyD97's Avatar
    4.7 - 5 preferably 4.7"
    12-22-2014 09:58 AM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    5 to 5.5. Had the 1520, loved the 6" but found it a bit hard to fit into a pocket on pants or jacket.
    12-22-2014 10:57 AM
  8. D M C's Avatar
    4.5 to 5 inch for me.

    Well it depends person to person.
    Their is no perfect size
    12-22-2014 11:04 AM
  9. werner6769's Avatar
    4 inches max. Even find 3.5 to be okay. I like one handed use and the compactness.
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    12-22-2014 12:15 PM
  10. rhapdog's Avatar
    This is such a subjective subject, and everyone will have their own opinion. There is, of course, no right answer other than what is right for you.

    I have tried a number of sizes in hand to test them out, and have found that with my wide hands and short, thick fingers, that a 4" is the perfect size for me. Any larger and I'm constantly dropping it unless I use 2 hands while using it.

    It doesn't however, appear to be big enough to do any serious browsing. However, a few quick peeks while I'm out and about is okay, but if I want to do anything serious, even a 6" screen isn't big enough for me. I prefer a larger platform for things most people do on a smart phone. 15.6" laptop minimum. I could see using an 11" tablet for casual browsing, or reading an e-book, but not for anything that requires me to enter text. For that, I want my full laptop. SP3 is even too small for me for that.
    12-22-2014 01:25 PM
  11. mathsisbest's Avatar
    Bigger the better. I love the size of my 1520. But I also like the relatively small size of my 930 so I can fit it in a pocket easily.

    I think 5.7 inches is the sweet spot for me right now
    12-22-2014 01:30 PM
  12. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    4.5 is great for me. Not small, not huge. No fighting to reach the top of the screen, no slipping when using with a single hand. But i wouldn't mind trying out a 5", like the 830.
    12-22-2014 01:35 PM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    I'd say a 4.5" display would be fine if the device was a big smaller than the 920 since its a bit too big. Albeit workable.

    I'd say a 4.3" display would be good for me, and maybe even something smaller. I honestly want to see more compact-yet-high-end or at least mid-range devices like what Sony did with its Z1/3 Compacts and HP with its quality Veer. (although a bit extreme with the Veer.)
    12-22-2014 01:46 PM
  14. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    4.7 - 5.0 is ideal.
    12-22-2014 02:03 PM
  15. emperor_skull's Avatar
    4.5 to 5.5
    12-22-2014 02:06 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Depends on the phone itself. The G3 has a 5.5 display but a very compact footprint. The M8 is a very tall phone so even though it's easy to grab with one hand, reaching the top of the screen can be hard for some. I have large enough meathooks that I could one-hand the 1520 but it's not something I like doing all the time. I like what LG has done with the rear button placement. It allows ultra thin bezels for max screen-to-body ratios.
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    12-22-2014 03:04 PM
  17. bseuivafom's Avatar
    4.7" fhd
    12-23-2014 02:27 PM
  18. finbaar's Avatar
    Depends on the phone itself. The G3 has a 5.5 display but a very compact footprint. The M8 is a very tall phone so even though it's easy to grab with one hand, reaching the top of the screen can be hard for some. I have large enough meathooks that I could one-hand the 1520 but it's not something I like doing all the time. I like what LG has done with the rear button placement. It allows ultra thin bezels for max screen-to-body ratios.
    Thank god someone on here actually understands that it is phone size not screen size that matters. We all have an ideal phone size and we all want the maximum screen in that body. For me it is about 70mm wide and about 140mm tall. My G2 squeezes a 5.2 inch screen in these dimensions and I will be waiting quite a bit to see that bettered. Companies like Sony and Apple just get it all wrong with huge bezels. Windows Phone is moving the right way virtual controls, finally catching up with Android.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    12-24-2014 03:20 PM
  19. Slovenix's Avatar
    5 inch screen all the way, but I'd enjoy a 5.5-6 inch too when it comes to Media, Browsing and of course Gaming :) so it's hard to choose to be honest.
    12-26-2014 10:34 AM
  20. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I want a phone that stretches on demand. :D

    I found the G3 too big for any sort of reasonable one handed operation. The Icon is marginal at 5" but my eyes are going so the 928 at 4.5" is a bit small. Get off my lawn!
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-26-2014 10:48 AM
  21. mohit9206's Avatar
    4 inches(Lumia 520) is the perfect size for my small hands because single handed use is very important to me. Also 4 inches is more than enough to enjoy web, videos, etc. However i have since bought a new phone with 4.3 inch screen and its not very comfortable to use with single hand (Moto E).
    12-26-2014 11:51 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I want a phone that stretches on demand. :D

    I found the G3 too big for any sort of reasonable one handed operation. The Icon is marginal at 5" but my eyes are going so the 928 at 4.5" is a bit small. Get off my lawn!
    You just reminded me of the Palm T3 with the slider portion that increased the screen size.
    xandros9 and Guytronic like this.
    12-26-2014 03:20 PM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    You just reminded me of the Palm T3 with the slider portion that increased the screen size.
    You hit me right in the nostalgia. I loved mine, although I got mine quite some time after Palm went south.

    For those who aren't in the know... the 2003 Palm Tungsten T3 went something like this.

    440_05.gif
    12-26-2014 07:28 PM
  24. psiu_glen's Avatar
    You just reminded me of the Palm T3 with the slider portion that increased the screen size.
    just looked it up

    WHAT MAGIC IS THIS
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-26-2014 07:37 PM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    just looked it up

    WHAT MAGIC IS THIS
    The magic that was Palm, RIP.
    xandros9, MSFTisMIA and psiu_glen like this.
    12-26-2014 07:43 PM
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