Does Size matter? (smartphones)
Is it just me or would you guys prefer a bigger, more durable phone with a longer battery life?
I really don't need a phone any smaller than the current ones. In fact I would much rather have a thick phone and have it durable with reasonable reception and battery life. I am using an iphone 3gs at the moment, but have already smashed the glass front twice and the earpiece no longer works. once I dropped the phone and once it was in my pocket and I was lifting some very heavy / awkward pieces of steel and smashed it in my pocket. Speakerphone for every call now :( For the most part I like the features of the phone, but the battery life and lack of reception just kill me. If I'm using the phone heavily for calls/games/web surfing ro anything I can't even make it through a day without having to recharge or use an external battery. I had a motorola e850 with an extended battery that would last 3 full days of continual use. Mind you the phone was over an inch thick, but that was fine with me.
I would love to see a 7" touchscreen smartphone. I think current phones are a tad too small if you use it to browse the internet often.
wtf, 7 inches? lol that wouldn't fit in your pocket very easily..
but I do agree that screen sizes can be larger. I'm thinking 5" would be the top end before we start encountering size problems.
I have a touch pro2 - that thing is thick with the included hardware keyboard. The screen is 3.7" and while that's decent... I would prefer larger, at least 4"+
I'm looking to purchase a phone right now with all the bells and whistles (and hardware keyboard).. but there's nothing good on the market IMO.
the droid 2 global is close (but I'd like the secondary camera.. like I said all the bells and whistles)
the desire Z is already old :\
I *am* looking at the LG star though... no hardware keyboard but perhaps a sacrifice might have to be made..
I have no complaint with the size of today's smartphones. I thought the Torch, The Bold and the Samsung Galaxy S all felt like the right sizes for what they were.
I'm okay with the size of current smartphones. 3.2-3.7 inches is pretty good, 4.0 inches would be pushing. I think the Dell Streak is a bit insane, not too far off a tablet.
I think screen size is good, but I want phones to be thinner to fit in the pocket nicely.
3-4" hits the spot for the smartphone market. If you need something bigger, go buy a tablet or netbook.
If the Galaxy Tab or iPad could take calls with a Bluetooth device they would be amazing devices. I'd say current phone sizes are fine, and there are larger 4.3" phones that will be better for surfing the web.
have owned a nexus one, tmobile g2, vibrant, and an iphone 4 and I have to say, the current sizes are fine.
i don't think size matters. I, for example, am willing to accept any size so long as the phone's purpose and functions are met.
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