04-28-2013 04:07 AM
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  1. Slai's Avatar
    WavingReds: does your fingers reach the sides of the 920?
    04-18-2013 06:12 PM
  2. WavingReds's Avatar
    WavingReds: does your fingers reach the sides of the 920?
    oh sorry I meant my thumb when I one hand hold it
    04-18-2013 06:17 PM
  3. michaelkriss's Avatar
    I agree with what many have said on here. I think a big issue is bezel size. I love my 920 but it is a little big over all. If I could have a 4.5 in screen with minimal bezel that would be perfect. Although I pulled out my HP Veer the other day and still love that little phone. (2.6in)
    04-18-2013 07:31 PM
  4. moegumby's Avatar
    4.3 and narrow, 8x fits the bill perfectly. 920 is too bulky in your pocket.
    Sent from my HTC6990LVW using Foroplex
    04-18-2013 08:23 PM
  5. migueli2's Avatar
    Anything bigger than 4.5 I call it tablet because, you'll need both hands for full access on it.
    04-18-2013 08:48 PM
  6. anon(5816156)'s Avatar
    Anything less than 4.8 inches is what I called as ideal.
    04-18-2013 08:55 PM
  7. budney's Avatar
    4.3, but I would be tempted to get a 5"-6" WP and possibly dump my 7" Kindle Fire HD.
    04-18-2013 09:49 PM
  8. Slai's Avatar
    oh sorry I meant my thumb when I one hand hold it
    yes, that's what i mean as well,

    Anything bigger than 4.5 I call it tablet because, you'll need both hands for full access on it.
    Why make the distinction? Also: is the n8 a tablet, because you need two hands to take a picture with it?

    Most posters have no reasoning for their size preferences, I notice,
    04-19-2013 12:20 AM
  9. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    Right now I would say 4.3" because its 2013.
    Two years ago I would have thought 3.7 was perfect and anything over 4" was far too big.
    5 years ago when the first iPhone came out, everyone thought 3.5" was "huge".

    My point is there is no ideal screen size because people's expectation in a smartphone is a moving target.
    Who knows, maybe 10 years from now when flexible LEDs and holographic projections are commonplace, people will be laughing about how miserable it was to have a smartphone and be confined to a fixed 4"-5" display!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-19-2013 02:34 AM
  10. Jimmy Cooper's Avatar
    A little bigger than the lumia 920 but with 1080p
    04-19-2013 03:35 AM
  11. Slai's Avatar
    Jimmy: so basically the galaxy s4?
    04-19-2013 04:28 AM
  12. Coreldan's Avatar
    4-4,3"

    That naturally means that I find my Lumia 920s screen a tad big :P I came from an N8 with 3,5" screen. I could've gone for the more budget options, but they werent options cos of their more budget hardware. I want a flagship that is a tad smaller. I just really hope that Nokia's flagships won't go past 4,5", it just gets frigging ridiculous.
    04-19-2013 04:50 AM
  13. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Jimmy: so basically the galaxy s4?
    The Samsung Ativ S is only HD but 4.8 inches Amoled is nice :-)
    04-19-2013 04:50 AM
  14. Slai's Avatar
    Coreldan: why? The size of the 920 can easily support a much larger screen.
    Coolknight: yeah :) .
    04-19-2013 05:16 AM
  15. Coreldan's Avatar
    Coreldan: why? The size of the 920 can easily support a much larger screen.
    Coolknight: yeah :) .
    Yeah, but I didn't feel like going into too much details. I wouldn't baseline mind a bigger screen as long as 920 itself stayed the same, but regardless it's outside my comfort zone in terms of physical size. It's not too bad yet (weight is not an issue for me, my belt can hold it up, but I'm gonna run outta pocket space if they keep growing), cos otherwise I obviously wouldn't have the 920.

    That said, I said the same about my N8 originally. That said, I think we're crossing a different threshold when the phone starts to get hard to use with one hand.

    920 is a bit of a special case, but usually the phone size grows with screen size :P I wouldn't mind the space on 920 to be used more efficiently, but it doesn't change the fact that if I could, I'd shrink the 920 down to 4,3" or so.

    TLDR: I'm more so talking about phone dimensions than actual screen size, but it's easier to give the ballpark in screen inches than start doing the actual dimensions.
    04-19-2013 06:37 AM
  16. Slai's Avatar
    You could keep 4.5" and shrink the phone quiiiiite a bit :)
    04-19-2013 06:39 AM
  17. Coreldan's Avatar
    Even then I'd rather have my phone closer to 4" than 4,5" :P
    04-19-2013 06:41 AM
  18. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    A little bigger than the lumia 920 but with 1080p
    I'm always surprised when someone asks for 1080p on a phone screen.
    I couldn't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on a 32" TV.
    04-19-2013 06:58 AM
  19. campbellc's Avatar
    5 inches
    04-19-2013 07:22 AM
  20. Slai's Avatar
    Even then I'd rather have my phone closer to 4" than 4,5" :P
    hm, so basically your perfect phone is a good bit smaller than an iphone4 or lumia800 :) .
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    04-19-2013 07:23 AM
  21. Coreldan's Avatar
    hm, so basically your perfect phone is a good bit smaller than an iphone4 or lumia800 :) .
    No, that was referring to typical'ish screen sizes again. Every phone comes with more or less bezel. Before I got the 920 I used a Samsung Omnia 7. I found that to be just about the perfect size for me physically. It has a 4" screen, although that phone had fairly much bezel too.

    But since you are getting confused about me talking about screen sizes in inches to give a ballpark of the phones I prefer, the dimensions for Omnia 7 are 122.4 x 64.2 x 11 mm, in comparison to L920 that has 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm.

    A Lumia 900 was fairly good for my taste too.
    04-19-2013 07:47 AM
  22. Flagz's Avatar
    4.5" with today's average bezel otherwise maximum screen size for a HTC 8x size phone.
    04-19-2013 08:07 AM
  23. gapost's Avatar
    Had the Trophy and 822 and now the 8X. At first, I thought the 8x was too tall, but after using it, I like it better than the 822, which was a little wide. Interestingly, the 8x is almost exactly the same proportions as the IPhone 5 (4.3 vs 4.0) . Knowing all the research Apple does on ergonomics, I would think that the majority of people prefer a little taller and narrower screen.
    04-19-2013 08:25 AM
  24. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    5 inches or less for a phone. It depends on the size of the actually phone as well. I like big screens but I don't like bulky phones. My Ativ S has a 4.8 inch screen which is delicious, but its very thin and light and I never get the impression I am carrying around such a big phone. A large screen really shows off WP8 interface well. Samsung engineers have been very cleaver with the latest GS4 with 5 inch screen, yet somehow the phone itself is smaller than the GS3. I hope they do something similar with the next WP8 device form them.
    04-19-2013 12:01 PM
  25. squire777's Avatar
    I think in many cases most people hold their phone with two hands regardless of the size. If you do things like writing a text, writing an email, or play games then most likely you are using two hands if the phone is small or large.

    The only time I use one hand is mostly when I'm making/answering a call, reading a text/email or doing any other kind of reading. With that in mind the only reason phone size would matter is lugging it around in a pocket.
    04-19-2013 12:11 PM
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