The Alleged 5.5" iPhone Could Be A Seriously Large Phone

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I hate this size. It is too big for me. I love the size of the old iPhone 3gs and 4, because it fits in every pocket. But live and let live ...
 

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I hate this size. It is too big for me. I love the size of the old iPhone 3gs and 4, because it fits in every pocket. But live and let live ...
You're not alone. There's still a lot of users who prefer the 3.5" screen 4/4s iPhones. Which iPhone do you use?
 

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I can see Apple abandoning the 3.5" screen and "forcing" old school holdouts up to the 4" screen 5/5s, but I seriously doubt they'd abandon the 4" screen just yet. My 5s is just as easy to carry/pocket/use as my 4s was. We'll see just how much bigger in real life the 6 (4.7") turns out to be compared to the 5-series. That looks like my sweet spot, but I want to at least see/fondle the 5.5" model. Make no mistake - it's the size of the Samsung Galaxy Note. We're talking major "phablet" stuff here.
 
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I can see Apple abandoning the 3.5" screen and "forcing" old school holdouts up to the 4" screen 5/5s, but I seriously doubt they'd abandon the 4" screen just yet. My 5s is just as easy to carry/pocket/use as my 4s was. We'll see just how much bigger in real life the 6 (4.7") turns out to be compared to the 5-series. That looks like my sweet spot, but I want to at least see/fondle the 5.5" model. Make no mistake - it's the size of the Samsung Galaxy Note. We're talking major "phablet" stuff here.
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It's rare I try to single-handle a phone. I just never have. I keyboard with two thumbs up, and that's my review of a 5.5" phone. I've been playing with the Samsung Mega at 6.2" and I'm comfortable with it. There's one word for a serious option were Apple to never offer a larger screen: Android.


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I'm really hoping the 5.5 doesn't have a large frame, I will definitely buy it if it's not huge.

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The 5.5 looks a bit on the gargantuan size. It would be great to watch videos on a screen that big, but it would be tough to carry it in my pocket. I would love to see the bezel tapered down a bit as well.
Not so sure it wouldn't fit in standard jeans pockets. Shorts might be a problem but I've had no problem carrying my Note 3 in my pocket.
 

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Not so sure it wouldn't fit in standard jeans pockets. Shorts might be a problem but I've had no problem carrying my Note 3 in my pocket.
I like for my phone to go down in my pocket. I don't want it sticking out or making a tight fit. I want it loose in my pocket. If I decide on the 5.5", I'll need Cargo Pants.
 
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I like for my phone to go down in my pocket. I don't want it sticking out or making a tight fit. I want it loose in my pocket. If I decide on the 5.5", I'll need Cargo Pants.
It is said that guys pants pockets are bigger than women's. And I now see that's true as I have sisters and friends who have told me this. But anyways, did you say if you've tried putting a bigger device in pocket?
 

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It is said that guys pants pockets are bigger than women's. And I now see that's true as I have sisters and friends who have told me this. But anyways, did you say if you've tried putting a bigger device in pocket?
I have not yet done that.
 

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May sound odd, but go to a phone store and try the Note 3 for size. They may look at you funny with a tether attached but say you are checking it out for fit.

I did that.
 

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I am actually looking forward to the "That's ridiculous! (in a good, funny way) factor of the alleged 5.5" iPhone. I tinkered with my brother's 5.5" LG, and it was nice being able to see stuff without having the phone so close for a change. ;)
Difference is the iPhones 5.5 will be bigger because of the bezel size. LG uses more screen and less bezel.
 

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I have an iPad still but moved over to a Galaxy Note 3 in part as I'm in the camp of having wanted a larger screen. I need glasses for up close and couldn't even take a passing glance at an iPhone screen without glasses. With my Note, I can do some glances without pulling out my reading glasses which is convenient. I also in general like viewing things on a larger screen. To each his/her own and Apple will offer either option to that end.
 

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Difference is the iPhones 5.5 will be bigger because of the bezel size. LG uses more screen and less bezel.
Well, seeing as how the iPhone 6 hasn't been released yet, we don't really know. :)
 
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Well, seeing as how the iPhone 6 hasn't been released yet, we don't really know. :)
I imagine he's probably right, though. In any event, I borrowed a friend's 6" LG Flex to slip into my pocket while standing and sitting. No problems. Bring on the Mega-iphone Air Super Plus.
 
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I was on the fence about deciding between the 4.7 and the 5.5 (if it even exists), but after holding a Note 3 I don't think I could go with a 5.5 inch iPhone.
 
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I was on the fence about deciding between the 4.7 and the 5.5 (if it even exists), but after holding a Note 3 I don't think I could go with a 5.5 inch iPhone.
I've decided I really want the 5.5" model. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy, but I can live with that. I am crazy.