Do you want a bigger iPhone?

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  1. ailsa29

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    Do you want a bigger iPhone? When I say a bigger iPhone, I am saying it would be similar in size to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
     
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  2. Adriano73

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    I'd like the bigger screen but I played around with the note 2 for a few weeks. Once novelty wears off carrying it around in your pocket becomes a drag. Too big for comfort.


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  3. Europa

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    No. It's a MOBILE phone. It should be portable, easily fit in a pocket and you should be able to hold it with one hand and type with your thumb when necessary. Apple knows and values these things and I don't think we'll see a bigger iPhone. The iPad exists to fill the need for a bigger screen.
     
  4. Adriano73

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    Yep.
     
  5. besweeet

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    I definitely would. There are a lot of added screen sizes that can still be considered perfectly mobile. I found that the HTC One is a great example of this, with the Galaxy S 4 being just tad bit too large (IMO).
     
  6. Europa

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    There is no way I could use an HTC One single handedly. Even guys with big hands have trouble using that phone one with one hand. Forget girls being able to do it.
     
  7. jmp316

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    No.
     
  8. besweeet

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    Oops, missed the "I mean an iPhone as big as the Samsung note 2" part. In that case, HELL no.
     
  9. patrickj

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    I did, and now I have one. I switched to the Galaxy Note 2 about 6 weeks ago and I love it. No regrets at all and I am not missing anything at all about the iPhone. Maybe I'm an oddball, but I don't find that I often have a desperate need to hold a phone one-handed and thumb type.

    I've been thinking of this sort of switch for a couple years, as my iPhone had become 'just' a phone / camera / music player. I hardly used any other apps on it, all my time spent with apps was spent on an iPad. I like bigger screens. I also find I like the 'phablet' form factor.

    And I really like the S Pen stylus too - that has brought back one thing I got great use out of back in my Windows Mobile days - handwriting recognition.
     
  10. Bennyboy

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    Not one bit, actually that could be one of the reasons I might dump the iPhone all together. If I want a small tablet I'll get one.
     
  11. Bennyboy

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    Or just keep the iPhone 5 :D
     
  12. diverdown

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    Having both the iPhone 5 and the HTC One, I like the bigger screen on the One. The 5 feels to narrow to me and kind of awkward. I think a 4.3 inch screen would be perfect for the iPhone...... same height as the current 5 but a bit wider. I had the Note 2 for a few months and while it was a great device, it was just to big for me. As of now, the HTC One is my go to device.

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  13. Redbull2000

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    Anything between 4.3 to 4.5 are perfect. Nothing bigger than that.


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  14. connie

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    I would like the same size screen as the GalaxyS 3 or 4. Didn't like the phone much when I had it but loved the screen size. It was perfect.


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  15. ailsa29

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    note 2 is really too big and hard to carry.
     
  16. Marianne

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    I have to admit I find some of the slightly larger Android phones tempting though the Note is definitely too large. I wouldn't want a crazy large screen on an iPhone but I would dig one that's slightly bigger.
     
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  17. psylichon

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    I would go up to 4.5" happily. Any larger is too large, even for my piano hands.
     
  18. BrownGem

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    I think Apple should offer a larger screen. Having a choice would be great. Some people just want it and others need it for better visibility. I never used my iPhone to the fullest ie surfing,vids etc because of the small screen size. Even reading text messages was a pain. Now I lug my iPad around all the time but I am much happier.
     
  19. lwerle

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    No. I don't want to hold a tablet to my ear or carry it in my pocket. The 5 is the perfect size. I see others with bigger screens and I laugh. It looks rather awkward in my opinion.


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  20. ailsa29

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    But bigger phone maybe the trend of the smartphones.
     

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