1. stui83's Avatar
    I'm a l620 user. Prefer about a 3.7-4" screen. The announcements to date on this form factor have been bleak. Should i get my hopes up for a thin, oled, tiny bezelled premium lumia in 2014? or mini surface phone?
    01-22-2014 03:31 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    the way the markets been going, I doubt a really high end one in that area would pop up.
    4.3-4.5" is probably where most midrange/ highend phones will sit now into the future
    01-22-2014 04:07 PM
  3. badcat's Avatar
    I too would love a mid to high end phone the size of a 520. My 822 is about as big as I want to get.
    01-22-2014 04:53 PM
  4. manicottiK's Avatar
    I'd like to imagine that there's still a market for smaller phones, but I don't know if sales reports prove or disprove that. (While I want such a market to exist, I must confess to having owned an HD2, Titan, 920, and now 1520, so that market's not for me personally.)

    Maybe Microsoft can standardize on four sizes for phones: Small (3.75"), Medium (4.25"), Large (4.75") and Extra Large (5.25"). Above that could be two sizes of phablets (ick, I hate that portmanteau) at 5.75" and 6.25" and several tablets from 7-11".
    01-22-2014 05:02 PM
  5. badcat's Avatar
    The smaller form factor (say around 4") works for me because I just use my phone for texts, email and calls. Occasional web browsing and gps use round it out. I think the 520 is a wee bit underpowered but I'd could be very happy with something like the 822 stuffed into that size. I realize hardware considerations my impact the size but I can live with a less than bleeding edge phone.
    01-22-2014 05:23 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    honestly there was a time when I was seriously considering getting a Veer
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    01-22-2014 05:23 PM
  7. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    It's gone, even the next iPhone will be bigger. Sorry!
    01-22-2014 05:32 PM
  8. sumton's Avatar
    its almost dead for high end category even apple moving away from 4 inch with the latest iPhone6 4.8 inch rumor

    here is another rumor posted by many sites a 4.3inch high end mini Lumia 1520
    stui83 likes this.
    01-23-2014 12:00 AM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    One never knows! Trends have a way of coming and going. For instance, I never thought I'd see clothes in bright colours like those that were popular when I was a teenager in the 80s, but the bright coloured clothes are back. Smaller phones might make a comeback too.
    01-23-2014 12:19 AM
  10. stui83's Avatar
    Well I'm thriving on that 4.3" 1520 rumor, as long as the bezel is paper thin, 1520 specs are sweet
    01-23-2014 03:45 AM
  11. Cryio's Avatar
    No flagship specs in site for smaller form factors except for Sony's Z1 Compact, unfortunately.
    01-23-2014 05:22 AM
  12. tgp's Avatar
    One never knows! Trends have a way of coming and going. For instance, I never thought I'd see clothes in bright colours like those that were popular when I was a teenager in the 80s, but the bright coloured clothes are back. Smaller phones might make a comeback too.
    Well yes that's true. This issue with phones though is different than being a trend. It's a practicality thing. Unless humans in the future develop keener eyesight and sharper fingertips, I don't see screen sizes getting smaller unless the whole smartphone paradigm changes.
    01-23-2014 06:22 AM
  13. tk-093's Avatar
    One never knows! Trends have a way of coming and going. For instance, I never thought I'd see clothes in bright colours like those that were popular when I was a teenager in the 80s, but the bright coloured clothes are back. Smaller phones might make a comeback too.

    If 80's big hair comes back, I'm outta here.....
    sahib lopez likes this.
    01-23-2014 08:12 AM
  14. WPUser3's Avatar
    Well I'm thriving on that 4.3" 1520 rumor, as long as the bezel is paper thin, 1520 specs are sweet
    this.

    4.3" or 4.7" is a sweet spot. 4.3" would be ideal with Iphone 5s form factor using thinner bezels. Moto X perfected it with the 4.7" screen size buy using super thin bezels and slightly curved back design.
    01-23-2014 08:17 AM
  15. jmshub's Avatar
    I think the sub four inch phone is a no-go at this point for a full featured smart phone.
    01-23-2014 08:45 AM
  16. badcat's Avatar
    Well yes that's true. This issue with phones though is different than being a trend. It's a practicality thing. Unless humans in the future develop keener eyesight and sharper fingertips, I don't see screen sizes getting smaller unless the whole smartphone paradigm changes.
    Personally I don't find the phablet form factor very practical. I don't want to carry my phone around in a backpack... I can read my 520 just fine. I'm pretty sure I won't buy anything larger than my 822.
    01-23-2014 05:40 PM

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