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.
Phones are fine, really. My first real smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy S II Rocketship. Compared to my Note9, the Note9 is LESS than one inch longer and a QUARTER of an inch wide, while being about 4 mm thinner. But the S2 had a 4.5" screen while my Note9 has a 6.4" screen. The bezels were always the issues and we're finally getting to that bezelless future. In the next five years as we get bendable phones, it's gonna get even better.
Phones nowadays are getting too tall and too long but not wide because of 19.5 : 9 .
I think 18:9 is enough tall and long.
EskeRahn, 01 Oct 2018Diversity is a great thing... Different people, different usage patterns, different needs =... moreThen people would end up complaining that theirs just to many. Like what Samsung did before people constantly pick on them since they offer different variety's under different price points. I remember that quite well from 4 years ago on this site!
Why is there no "Phones are too small" choice ? That's what I'd choose ! I still miss my Huawei Mediapad X1: it not only had a huge 7" screen (which some phones pretend to match today), but it also had a 16:10 ratio that made that screen actually bigger (for the same diagonal, squarer screens have a bigger area) and was a much better form factor for most things (reading, maps, games, Office) and not worse than today's idiotic 18+:9 for the rest (video, messaging).
At least, if you're being shy about the "bigger size" vote, maybe have a poll about screen formats. Today's extra narrow messes are good for nothing, any height beyond 16:9 (if that) is useless.
Furiounx, 01 Oct 2018I hate small phones. Average battery sizes and so hard to type on. Plus they're bad for media ... moreDiversity is a great thing...
Different people, different usage patterns, different needs => different devices.
There isn't a single device type that fills everybody's needs, so why not offer a variety?
its not getting big. most of the times it just getting taller. & i hate like it.
Well it is easy to find a phone sized device, but only mediocre ones....
If you want flagship specs, there are a lot of Phablets, but only ONE phone sized with FHD
I hate small phones. Average battery sizes and so hard to type on. Plus they're bad for media consumption.
I would love an edge to edge 4.5 to 5 inch phone. My last phone was Xperia X Compact and now this Nokia 7 plus is so big. It doesn't fit my pocket properly and I have to use 2 hands to use it. It is a mobile for gods sake, I don't know companies are looking for what kids wants instead of adults.
I still find the keyboard on regular sized smartphones fiddly so anything bigger counters that.