1. The Lard's Avatar
    An interesting point to note about 4.5" vs 5" - particularly for those like myself who are considering upgrading to the L830 from a L920/925/928 if the device is right.

    At 5", the Lumia 830 screen would be just 0.14 inches wider than the 4.5" L920. Just a seventh of an inch. This is due to it being 16:9 as opposed to 15:9 as the 92x is, which it will be if the reports of it being 720p are correct (and as it still would be if it happened to be 1080p - so the same applies for L930.)

    So as far as having a bigger screen goes, while you are gaining space vertically, the content (on the start screen at least) would actually appear hardly any larger at all compared to 92x since tiles scale with width. So if you're thinking of going from a 4.5" 15:9 screen to a new 5" and expecting everything to look massive, you might be in for a dissappointment.

    Also if you follow this logic through to smaller suggested screen sizes - if the 830 was 4.5" 720p, the screen would actually be slightly narrower than 92x and tiles would be very slightly smaller (4.7" would make the width more or less the same at just 0.01 inches narrower than 92x).

    Food for thought.

    (Check out http://www.silisoftware.com/tools/screen.php if you want to work this stuff out for yourself.)
    Last edited by The Lard; 09-20-2014 at 04:16 AM.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-30-2014 11:18 AM
  2. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    i'm using a four year old Samsung Focus on WP7.5 with a 4" screen. At this point, I'd buy a paper plate with a crayon drawing of the 830 and consider it an upgrade.
    The Lard, maevinj, PAC757 and 3 others like this.
    08-30-2014 01:46 PM
  3. hasasimo's Avatar
    i'm using a four year old Samsung Focus on WP7.5 with a 4" screen. At this point, I'd buy a paper plate with a crayon drawing of the 830 and consider it an upgrade.
    Oh boy... why are you doing that to yourself? Lol.
    08-30-2014 11:38 PM
  4. The Lard's Avatar
    i'm using a four year old Samsung Focus on WP7.5
    Not even 7.8? That means you've still got the start screen gutter right? Old school!
    08-31-2014 07:30 AM
  5. Marius Edoardo's Avatar
    I have been using a 720 for a while, but before this I had a 610 (the perfec size for me) my question is, how much big the 830 is? I'm really bad at one hand with my 720 but I really want a PureView camera but the big size...so, any suggestion?
    09-04-2014 10:28 PM
  6. WoodenCyclone's Avatar
    The screen size difference between 4.5 and 5 matters a lot less than the actual physical dimensions of the phones themselves.
    09-05-2014 03:00 PM
  7. Jakoh's Avatar
    5" is not big enough, its so last year. The new trend is >5", 5.1 (s4), 5.2"(moto x) 5.5 (nexus 6?)
    The 930 should've had a 5.25 inch screen.
    09-05-2014 05:04 PM
  8. mafdude's Avatar
    You go for a phone because it's trendy and not what is ideal for you? Just curious.
    Hoekie likes this.
    09-05-2014 05:17 PM
  9. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Bigger is not always better.
    4-4.5" is nice for a hand-held device but even that is too big to fit comfortably everywhere.
    09-05-2014 07:40 PM
  10. hasasimo's Avatar
    I think 5.2 or 5.3 inches is ideal. I find my Lumia 1520 a little too big. I'd rather 5" than 6" though. That's not what she said.
    The Lard likes this.
    09-05-2014 08:50 PM

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