If 65% of GSM Arena readers are voting that phones are getting too big, they've probably getting too big! From 77 with a screen width of 68mm or less and size of 4.6" or more in 2014, there's been only 3 this year...
A decent high performance phone that is shorter than 145mm has become virtually nonexistent by now.
EskeRahn, 02 Oct 2018...Actually it existed in (at the least )THREE colours for the Note 5: Deep blue, Silverish, a... moreS6 is older than note 5 though. It was the year after that they skipped a number for the note series to get on par with the S-series, and released the ill fated Note7.
But like I said, I think that if they had perfected the concept, it could have been pretty good.
Much cheaper to make Keyboard covers in that way, than active keyboard, and certainly cheaper then building them in to a separate series of phones.
It would never has been as good as the best active keyboards, but it could have been a cool compromise.
And it being cheaper, would have made it easier to make local version. They could have even gone as far as opening up for custom key design, for companies pushing larger orders, for use as terminals in certain lines of work.
Please do not get me wrong, I prefer smaller phones and are frustrated by the massive screen trend, but I am just a realist.
Want it or not, the manufacturers are not interested in reducing the screen size on their phones. With more devices to compete in the mobile arena (with similar specs within their respective ranges), the manufacturer's revenue by pure hardware keep decreasing. After all, corporations cannot be too efficient (it goes against the open market logic). Of course they can continue increasing the price of the phones (and people will let them get away with that), but a very important aspect they found is that larger screen correlate with more revenues from services (video and audio services mainly). It can be that people feel more comfortable watching videos on a larger screen or that the larger phone in their pockets keep reminding them of having a source of instant gratification. Whatever it is larger screens are here to stay and continue increasing in size.
Manufacturers learn, a long time ago, that they do not have to do what the market wants. They get away with forcing and shaping the market into what they want.
We desperately need smaller phones, max 5 inch bezel-less display.
Kiyasuriin, 02 Oct 2018I am actually Israelite. heh~ ohhh I see! my bad hahaha most younger generation Filipinas are really like you. sooooooo xD
parkarrohan, 02 Oct 2018damn phone companies dont care about short people with tiny handson 2030 you will be confused it it's smart tv or a phone haha
The dimensions is bigger and even bigger every year, looks like next year can reaching 7inch display and completely a common size.
Every phone I've owned since the original HTC One M7 has been just slightly wider than I would like, and short of entry level models the problem is only getting worse.
Jon.SWE, 02 Oct 2018Seems really wasteful to have the whole screen light up behind the keyboard cover, though. If... more...Actually it existed in (at the least )THREE colours for the Note 5: Deep blue, Silverish, and Goldish. (None of them backlit)
Jon.SWE, 02 Oct 2018Seems really wasteful to have the whole screen light up behind the keyboard cover, though.
If... moreMaybe that was their original plan, many Galaxies ago (the concept have existed at the least since Note5)?
Could have made sense if they had a 'cheap' non transparent, and then a more complex and more expensive somewhat transparent "Pro" variant of it.
If so, it would be obvious to just have one software, and it is stil basically the same, that just have been adjusted slightly for since generation 5 for the 6, 7 and 8, long after they had to realise that there as not enough sales to have TWO variants for each device...
But it certainly seems like a crazy waste of power for a non transparent keyboard with an AMOLED display...
EskeRahn, 02 Oct 2018Just investigated a bit further. And believe it or not
a) you can drill a small hole through
... moreSeems really wasteful to have the whole screen light up behind the keyboard cover, though.
If it was a more expensive production, they could have tried the Keyboard Cover Pro, a slightly more expensive version.
damn phone companies dont care about short people with tiny hands
Nothing wrong with large batteries? Of course not, but most of the time phones today don't last any longer on a charger than phones did a year or two ago, despite the supposed increase in soc efficiency.
Good if it's interest from some consumers, if not ??? I think it's just a mere trend no more. I do not mean presumptuous and disrespectful to some manufacturers. I think Samsung and Sony have the balance in designing their device body, they are very precise and accurate in determining something good. Unlike most other producers who can only imitate and join in (I really appreciate what Samsung and Sony have done).
I always liked big phones, as long as they fit in my pockets. So far not a single device I've owned so far was too big, so 5.9" 16:9 is great.
152 x 76.5 x 8 is the perfect body for me...there are phones that has screen size of 5.5 or 5.7 or 6.2 is the max screen in this phone body...
Chip you are missing the point "The original Galaxy Note had a 5.3" screen and a footprint that's 1% smaller than the 6.4" Galaxy Note9...." Phone sizes grew bigger first & I did not like it even then. Many people still prefer smaller dimensions. 4.8" to 5.5" screen with very less bezels would be great with decent specs.