Hey, where is the 4.0" option? I just got an iPhone SE and I love it!
SmartPhones Fan, 10 Jan 2019There is no 6.9'' my phone :) And my next one 7.12''lets hope the jeans industry make yousome deeppockets or els you need to pull out the phone every time you crouch
The biggest the better! mine is 6.1 after 2 years when my contract ends i am gonna buy a bigger one.
Genesis, 09 Jan 2019There's nothing like ideal screen size. It's a matter of preferenceIndeed. Let us have VARIETY, and not just near identical slabs with different labels on them....
Some want large for two hand operation some want small for one hand operation, some want them very small to be easier to have in a bag, some want a real keyboard,.... to each their own.
Personally I would love something of a width around 65mm, minimal side bezels, removable battery, top specs, and landscape QWERTY slider. The chance of that happening: 0.001% I guess *G* The least unlikely to do it would be HMD/Nokia, a revival of e.g. the E7
Currently 55% of respondents want phones 5.8" or less, why are we so underserved by phone makers?
There's nothing like ideal screen size. It's a matter of preference
None of the above. I own the mi max 3 and I can't go back to smaller screens.
Ideal screen size??
I think i have the winner Oppo R601
Or the new Palm device.
And of course Nokia 700 or C6-01.
Anything else is just too big and too useless.
And of course burden for the pockets.
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2019Indeed... What's worse is that manufacturers do not produce smaller screen phones anymore. I m... moreWell some do produce physical compact devices, BUT most seem to think that lesser physical should be coupled with lesser specs.
Currently it is really hard to find highly speced phone-sized devices:
...Outside Japan only ONE available...
meeee, 08 Jan 2019No choice under 5.0 so those who prefer under 5.0 can't vote... PatheticIndeed... What's worse is that manufacturers do not produce smaller screen phones anymore. I miss my HTC One X. Motorola Moto G5 was also very good among recent phones.
Jon.SWE, 08 Jan 2019Dont know if you heard of Reachability Cursor. It is an onscreen toucpad-ish solution for and... moreI think we might see a rethink of the whole interaction when foldable or rollable screens will alter the physical possibilities.
After using a GaIaxy J4+,, would rather go for a Tablet than a 6" screen phone.Its not as fancy as it might appear.I would say anything less than 5.5 inch is ideal.And 5 inch should be perfect. I am using a Nokia 3.1 and a Galaxy J2 core and I'm very comfortable with these two's screen size.However now that even Apple is opting for 6"+ screen for their smartphones,I guess most people will vote for the same, as we can see it from the poll result.
Definitely 6 is a golden number, any larger and you have unwieldy device barely fitting in a pocket
EskeRahn, 08 Jan 2019I agree with you. We need an UI-change to make the area of interaction less than the full disp... moreDont know if you heard of Reachability Cursor.
It is an onscreen toucpad-ish solution for android.
Havent tried it. Went for a XZ1 Compact on sale at black friday, because my old main phone broke recently.
the XZ2 Compact I haven't tried, and then there is finding a good case an see if it is still usable with one hand only. It was quite a bit more expensive than the XZ1 Compact on the black friday sale.
I can confirm my suspicion, I do actually surf more on the more compact phone than I did on the one I had before, because I can use it in on hand, in situations where I would otherwise not be able to use the phone because of the need of two hands, when I could not, or when I might as well use the computer if two hands are needed.
But I would still like the keyboard option.
And I really like my idea of a blackberry styled touchpad-keyboard, but with the right keys to handle the gesture compensation tricks needed when navigating with a single finger on a touchpad instead of a screen. If it extends from the phone, I could probably manage a 6" phone as long as I can use 1 hand control.
But for the all screen UI, even the XZ2 compact is probably pushing the limits.
The XZ4 leaks don't sound too promising... 21:9 screen would make it too tall, at the same width as the xz1 compact, and the XZ2 compact is ever so slightly wider... so if they do a XZ4 compact, it would have to be quite different from the regular.
I do hope some other company will finally realize that there probably is a market, even if Sony didn't quite manage to catch it...
After all, I've read several of reviews with positive comments on the compactness of the Pixel 3... that however isn't compact enough for one hand operation, still there seems to be more and more people realizing that a compacter phone might not be that bad. it comes with some other drawbacks as well though... but the camera software tricks are really cool. It still needs an ultra wide angle, and a tele lens, to take on the best in terms of all round imaging. (or a pair of main cameras in a stereoscopic set-ut instead of the ultra wide angle, for extended wide angle, 3D imaging, and various other functions).
I guess the best we can hope for is Apple stock dropping like a stone, and the developers starting to leave the iOS platform, so the world will be free'd from the Apple influence on the smartphone market, perhaps that would lead to more experimentation again, and innovative companies getting the recognition they need, for new trends to come along.
Unless Apple drops a really good AR glasses phone, with a good text input interface in the shape of e keyboard, that feels good despite being virtual. But I doubt Apple could manage to pull anything like that off. If they aren't going to lead by innovation, the market is better without them in it.
Jon.SWE, 08 Jan 2019If we are talking one hand operation, of Android/iOS, 5 inch with minimal bezels, 16:9, 18:9 o... moreI agree with you. We need an UI-change to make the area of interaction less than the full display for phablets when one hand operated. And NO I'm not talking the current workaround shrinking everything towards the bottom or a corner. It is the UI that need a change, so the full area is used for display, but only part of it for interaction.
This is not limited to the size. even for compact devices with minimal/no bezels, the edges should be passive to avoid unwanted interaction when holding and/or trying to reach across.
I think that people, just like giving up the real keyboard, are also giving up on one handed usage.
It would be great if BOTH hardware options were available, so each could choose what they preferred. If I should buy a device today, ignoring the lack of keyboard, there is really only one decent option available outside Japan:
Personally I would prefer a shortened 16:9 device when reducing top/bottom bezels. But an elongated even 21:9 screen on a 65mm device is certainly better than a 16:9 display of same area or diagonal that is widened.
Though inconvenient we /can/ shift the device up and down, and still operate it with one hand. If it is too wide, the only options are the second hand or to put it on a table...