11-29-2013 01:42 AM
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  1. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    The only Windows Phones with 4 inch screen or less are the HTC 8S and the Lumia 620 (I think). I'm not a fan of screen any bigger than 4 inches. I love my 620 but I really want a high spec phone. Do you think there's any chance a phone of such sort will ever be available? Phone screens just keep getting bigger and bigger. I don't think it will ever happen. The only high end phone I can think of with a 4 inch screen is the iPhone. I'm hoping that Nokia will release something with a smaller screen with WP8.1, but it probably will be aimed at the low end of the market :(
    11-03-2013 03:48 PM
  2. dznk's Avatar
    I doubt it, like you said phones are going the other way, they're getting bigger, not smaller. The 720 and 820 are 4.3" screens. They are a little jump from your 3.8" on the 620, but you really do get used to the bigger screens. You would probably get used to a 4.3". Any bigger than that will seem like quite a big jump.
    11-03-2013 04:00 PM
  3. TenTwelve's Avatar
    You're in the most miniscule of a minority when it comes to desiring a smaller screen. It won't happen.
    Quin 2013 likes this.
    11-03-2013 05:14 PM
  4. brunoadduarte's Avatar
    The only Windows Phones with 4 inch screen or less are the HTC 8S and the Lumia 620 (I think). I'm not a fan of screen any bigger than 4 inches. I love my 620 but I really want a high spec phone. Do you think there's any chance a phone of such sort will ever be available? Phone screens just keep getting bigger and bigger. I don't think it will ever happen. The only high end phone I can think of with a 4 inch screen is the iPhone. I'm hoping that Nokia will release something with a smaller screen with WP8.1, but it probably will be aimed at the low end of the market :(
    I'm with you on that one. Seeing as phones are getting bigger by the minute, my next phone may very well be an iPhone thanks to that. And I'd still moan about it because it doesn't have a 4x3 keyboard for texting.
    11-03-2013 05:26 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    +1 its time we see another compact higher end phone.
    I'm ok with my 920, but a more compact (not just thinner) option would be nice
    Oranges123 and Quin 2013 like this.
    11-03-2013 05:47 PM
  6. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    The only Windows Phones with 4 inch screen or less are the HTC 8S and the Lumia 620 (I think). I'm not a fan of screen any bigger than 4 inches. I love my 620 but I really want a high spec phone. Do you think there's any chance a phone of such sort will ever be available? Phone screens just keep getting bigger and bigger. I don't think it will ever happen. The only high end phone I can think of with a 4 inch screen is the iPhone. I'm hoping that Nokia will release something with a smaller screen with WP8.1, but it probably will be aimed at the low end of the market :(
    I also refuse to put a giant phone in my pocket. This is why I chose the 822 and couldn't pull the trigger on the 928 when it came out, too big and too square.
    willied likes this.
    11-03-2013 05:52 PM
  7. onysi's Avatar
    I really like the L800 design. High end and small, I'm using 521 now. I would get an L920 but its too big. I just need a wp8 phone and guess what? My 521 feels high end enough.
    snowmutt likes this.
    11-03-2013 06:00 PM
  8. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    You're in the most miniscule of a minority when it comes to desiring a smaller screen. It won't happen.
    I don't think 4 inches is too small. I really like the 3.8 inch screen on the Lumia 620 but I think 4 inches would be ideal.
    11-03-2013 06:00 PM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    Agreed, 4" is a good size imo...id consider it if the phone was high quality flagship
    11-03-2013 06:04 PM
  10. vakama94's Avatar
    From 4.3" to 4.5/7" I think it's just fine. Phones that are well over 5" are just too much for a phone. Let's hope they keep something like the Lumia 1020 for another high end handset.


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    11-03-2013 07:22 PM
  11. vinscg's Avatar
    Id get a 4 inch 920 , i hope its going to happen soon (HTC 8x is almost there..) I loved the lumia800
    Oranges123 and xandros9 like this.
    11-03-2013 08:05 PM
  12. DaveGx's Avatar
    I'm with you. I'm sick of seeing these monster sized phones. Pack more into less. Hate to mention it, but the Iphone has managed to do it, Nokia should be able to as well.

    I have a 920, and its a little bigger than I'd like but I can deal with it. I'd never go larger.
    11-03-2013 08:12 PM
  13. snowmutt's Avatar
    It is hard to believe that what this thread wants, a 4" higher spec device, is considered "small". Remember when Samsung released the Infuse on AT&T about 2 years ago, and the 4.5" screen was considered too big to succeed? Sammy was always ahead of the curve on this: Push the limit with a lower spec 4.5" Infuse, then the first Galaxy Note at 5", then the Mega with it's lower end features and 6.3" screen. They seem to want to see what is the smallest device they can sell as a phone without actually being a tablet. If the lower end large screen is a success, then they follow it up with a premium device with a similar large screen.

    Launch the screen wars!!!

    So, anyone who wants a top end 4.0" screen device, and I doubt you will ever see a smaller then 4" Hero phone, needs a manufacturer to roll the dice on it to try and capitalize on the wants of people not served by monster phones. I still think if one of these "mini" phones, like the HTC One mini or GS3 Mini, are a huge success (pun completely intended) at 4.3", then the someone will put out a flagship to meet your needs.

    But the problem with a small screen device is the same as the problem with the even smaller group like me that would like a decent smart phone with a physical keyboard: The people willing to shell out the biggest dollars for the top end devices are the media hogs. Gaming, videos, streaming movies- these buyers need the top end everything in their phones as far as chipsets and also want as big a screen as they can get. Buyers who want smaller screens tend to be buyers who do not care about those top end media requirements. They just want a one-handed user experience with bright screens and a seamless operation. That can be accomplished with lesser hardware which increase the profit per handset.Just look at the Nokia offerings: There is only one device with a larger then 4.3" screen at the mid-range level, the 4.7" L625. All the rest of the mid range to low end offerings are 4.3" or smaller, the spec sheets are middle of the road, the performance are all good, and they sell with almost no real promotion. If companies can get away with that, why risk a top end device with a smaller screen when the iPhone seems to have that market cornered?
    11-04-2013 02:01 AM
  14. GReeN SCoRPioN 8K's Avatar
    The only Windows Phones with 4 inch screen or less are the HTC 8S and the Lumia 620 (I think). I'm not a fan of screen any bigger than 4 inches. I love my 620 but I really want a high spec phone. Do you think there's any chance a phone of such sort will ever be available? Phone screens just keep getting bigger and bigger. I don't think it will ever happen. The only high end phone I can think of with a 4 inch screen is the iPhone. I'm hoping that Nokia will release something with a smaller screen with WP8.1, but it probably will be aimed at the low end of the market :(
    Same here, i love my 920 and 1020 but my 800 and 620 feels way better in my Hand but for Daily use the Specs are not High End enough for me (Games cause of RAM and Camera).

    It would be so great if a High End 4 Inch Phone would be made with WP8!
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    11-04-2013 05:33 AM
  15. minus365's Avatar
    would love to buy some hi spec phone with 4inch screen size. the size is just about right for me.
    11-04-2013 05:49 AM
  16. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    I just want a 5" version of the 1520 lol but 4.3" screen on the 8X is a nice size i think 3.8 is too small now to be honest for web browsing etc.
    11-04-2013 05:53 AM
  17. gsquared's Avatar
    You may see a 4" screen on low end models. Higher end models however, not happening any time soon.
    11-04-2013 09:01 AM
  18. inteller's Avatar
    I want a 3" WVGA screen phone....super thin like droid maxx thin. Before you laugh...ppi at that size would be 310...which the human eye can't discern beyond 300
    11-04-2013 09:06 AM
  19. pankaj981's Avatar
    I really like the L800 design. High end and small, I'm using 521 now. I would get an L920 but its too big. I just need a wp8 phone and guess what? My 521 feels high end enough.
    Agreed..a Lumia 800 w/ WP8 + FFC + 16GB will be sweet
    pravindingore likes this.
    11-04-2013 09:16 AM
  20. svenhassel's Avatar
    The only Windows Phones with 4 inch screen or less are the HTC 8S and the Lumia 620 (I think). I'm not a fan of screen any bigger than 4 inches. I love my 620 but I really want a high spec phone. Do you think there's any chance a phone of such sort will ever be available? Phone screens just keep getting bigger and bigger. I don't think it will ever happen. The only high end phone I can think of with a 4 inch screen is the iPhone. I'm hoping that Nokia will release something with a smaller screen with WP8.1, but it probably will be aimed at the low end of the market :(
    What doesnt work in the 620? Some games? Probably they wont be worth playing in a "nowadays small" screen.

    The only thing I would like is a camera like the 1520, but I dont know if in this size its in the near future.
    11-04-2013 11:01 AM
  21. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    If WP8 continues to grow and solidify its position, then yes we will eventually get one. But it will probably be a long time coming. I don't see the large screen craze dying for at least two years or maybe longer. If Apple moved to a larger screen perhaps that would perversely open up the market for a high-end small-scale phone. All things go in cycles, and I suspect we'll start to hear more people clamoring for smaller flagship/hero phones. Besides the market considerations, there are also technical considerations. It is just tougher to cram cutting edge hardware, cameras, performance and battery life in smaller devices- but some company will decide there is white space to fill and they'll try it. The recent Samsung and HTC mini versions are not serious attempts at this- these guys are trying to capitalize on lower price points while paying lip service to smaller screens.
    11-04-2013 12:23 PM
  22. stalemate1's Avatar
    The only Windows Phones with 4 inch screen or less are the HTC 8S and the Lumia 620 (I think). I'm not a fan of screen any bigger than 4 inches. I love my 620 but I really want a high spec phone. Do you think there's any chance a phone of such sort will ever be available? Phone screens just keep getting bigger and bigger. I don't think it will ever happen. The only high end phone I can think of with a 4 inch screen is the iPhone. I'm hoping that Nokia will release something with a smaller screen with WP8.1, but it probably will be aimed at the low end of the market :(
    I'm the same, I really dislike big screens as they are so uncomfortable and difficult to operate with one hand. Even the HTC one mini, Sony Z1 mini and Samsung galaxy s4 mini are bigger than 4" (4.3" )

    Why cant we just have a 4" device with LTE, big battery and good price tag.

    Please vote for high end small screen devices (you dont need any account or have to full out any forms/details you just open the link and click vote) here's the link:
    http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/fo...have-small-han
    Last edited by stalemate1; 11-05-2013 at 08:09 AM.
    11-04-2013 12:25 PM
  23. anony_mouse's Avatar
    It's hard to say. If your phone is too big, try holding it further away from your face. If your arms are not long enough to achieve a satisfactory size, ask a friend to help.
    Cryio likes this.
    11-04-2013 12:25 PM
  24. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I would like to see this in Microsoft's Surface line. A business user is likely to already have a laptop or tablet device for work/production (which can also provide the larger screen needed for more immersive content consumption). For these people, a phone is definitely a companion device; use it to make calls, triage emails, social networking and maybe take photos. Compact and lightweight are more important than screen real estate; it shouldn't deform your suit anywhere, and should fit easily in a shirt pocket if you want to hang your jacket while flying. Sleek, industrial design of Surface would be a good fit.
    chezm, greynightshirt and RSB54 like this.
    11-04-2013 12:32 PM
  25. scottcraft's Avatar
    I don't see anyone making a 4" screen with 1080P resolution and a relatively large battery. In my opinion the best bet for someone wanting a high end phone with a 4" screen is the iPhone.
    11-04-2013 12:51 PM
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