Phones are getting useless, they are removing cool feature and adding useless stuff, but still there are idiot people that buys that garbage
I actually want more 16:9 phones back. 18:9 makes the phone too small and more difficult to operate. I am searching for a large phone so I can see content and minimize eye strain. Ain't nothing affordable out here
Remember the days when people used tablets to make calls and they were made fun of because of the tray sized gadget in their faces?
We are so getting there. Just a few more bleats and marches to the slaughterhouse. Keep going.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2018Upgrading from a phablet (G6) to a smartphone (XZ2C) felt awesome. Better comfort, better batt... moreI use a phone with a 5.5" display and typing is okay, it's probably just that my fingers are clumsy. But having a 3300mAh battery is great, as there are only mid range specs to power. And yes, I type like I'm "in 2011", because I don't want to have to install a third party app to do the swiping thing. And it's also not as accurate as pressing every individual key.
Ring Tone, 01 Oct 2018What a dumb survey!!! Obviously you don't know how to do surveys.....unless you wanted a bias... moreOEMs push to people whatever they want. Not what people want.
Nobody asked to remove the jack.
Nobody asked for ugly notch
Nobody asked for slippery dual edge screen
Nobody is asking for dumb fordable phones, they will push that crap
yes ... because we complaining too much about phone screen too small ...
now its time we complaining phone screen tooo big ~~
I am confused...
He says it is great to have a small.phone. Then he says it is sad that Sony made another compact.
When since when S9 is small phone? It is same size of Z5.
There is a Honor with almost 18 cm tall.
For me 14.5 is the limit to my use.
While I believe that phones are just a bit too large, Ro just did a horrible job getting the point across. The arguments dont make any sense and are largely not true. Chip's point was much better research but it doesnt take into account one thing.
I have the Galaxy S8. I upgraded from the S6. Technically the phone's size didnt grow much, but it did enough to make it uncomfortable? Why? Not only is the phone taller, but the display grew to the taller end of the device due to the bezel shrinking. The result is I cant use my phone with one hand anymore, and I cant reach the top of the screen. I HAVE TO use a second hand to swipe the navigation bar.
And the S8 is considered to be a compact phone with small bezels (yes Ro), with most devices being much larger.
I would definitely prefer if phones had small bezels and used that advantage to shrink the device size, as opposed to increasing the display size. That didnt happen in any phones, sadly, except the iPhone X. All Android makers used the bezel shrink to make their displays bigger while making the phones not much bigger. We dont have a single device with the good old 5 inch screen with tiny bezels so the device itself could get smaller. That bothers me.
Ring Tone, 01 Oct 2018What a dumb survey!!! Obviously you don't know how to do surveys.....unless you wanted a bias... more>And if the phone manufacturers keep building larger phones it means people want them
Exactly. "Want", not "need", is the right word. Ever since the first iPhone it's "you'll want what we make", not "we'll make what you need". And it's much more efficient (for the manufacturer) then the old Nokia approach of making different phones for people with different needs.
Reason why phones are getting bigger is OS/App UI that doesn't adopt to small screen properly. You could easily live with 4" device as long as UI allows it to be efficient. Screens got bigger to show more content but App scaling is so bad that with big screen you actually get blank spaces due to non proper adaptive scaling. In other words what was a tiny white break area on small screen on big screen it will become huge white break area.
StormyParis, 01 Oct 2018Why is there no "Phones are too small" choice ? That's what I'd choose ! I still miss my Huawe... moreexactly.
When Phablets came out the trendy tech media scoffed and said it was a stupid fad...They know nothing!!
Phones have been growing in size for over a decade and Samsung and other manufacturers don't do things without research.
If I hear another douche say "phones are getting too big" I'm going to scream.....
What a dumb survey!!! Obviously you don't know how to do surveys.....unless you wanted a biased survey??
There should be a third option : Phone screens should be larger.
As a user of a Mi Max 3 I want the screen to be a little larger!! Yes!!
And if the phone manufacturers keep building larger phones it means people want them, and they know their global customers more than you do.
Tech commentators like you guys are wrong so often I can't keep track...
Furiounx, 01 Oct 2018I hate small phones. Average battery sizes and so hard to type on. Plus they're bad for media ... moreUpgrading from a phablet (G6) to a smartphone (XZ2C) felt awesome. Better comfort, better battery life, better everything.
Oh, and typing on a phone is more comfortable as your finger has to go less distance while swiping. Or do you like to pretend that it's 2011 all over again and type by pressing separate keys?
It's been a shift in usage, most people have shifted from smartphone usage (single-handed) to tablet usage (both hands). And there are almost no smartphones left on the market.
I mean, XZ2C is awesome in every way, but shrinking it from 65 to 60-62 mm while maintaining the same proportions would make it the most comfortable phone ever.