Anyone else think they are making phones too thin?

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  1. Pologuy

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    It seems as though thin is the in thing - and has been.

    To me, it seems as though these new cell phones are becoming almost too thin.

    They are harder to hold, etc...

    Anyone else?

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    I have the Tech21 case on mine and for me it is fine. The Otterbox Commuter case isn't bad either.
     
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    I tell my Wife the same thing, "Honey if I get TOO Thin you simply will not be able to hold me. I'll slip right out of your hands!"
    So far she is letting me eat so......

    But yes, as with most things If More is better than TOO much must be even better same in reverse, If LESS is better they won't stop until it's not there and we'll all be staring at non-existent phones and trying to buy them.
     
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    I tend to agree, but that's just the way things trend. I remember when Moto had the Startac or whatever that little flip phone was called. It wasn't so much about being thin back in those days as it was for the whole package to be small.

    When you figure how big the original cell phones were (a la Saved By the Bell), it's kinda easy to see how people would like the more compact form factor and competition drove the size down.

    Along the same lines, if you look at how thick the first (especially android) smartphones were, the G1, the OG Droid, they featured slide out qwerty keyboards and were quite thick, so once we stopped relying on those physical keyboards, they trended thinner and people bought them.

    However, I FULLY agree that we're getting to a point where enough is enough for my tastes.
     
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    Oh Man, the StarTac - I friggin' loved that Phone!! I'd buy that again if it worked.
    That was the First Official Cool Phone and I'd submit - an iconic design .
     
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    I agree. I actually like the feel that a case provides today's phones with better "holdability". (Yes, that is a word.....now)

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    It's actually been an easy transition for me because of that fact. I never really kept a case on a device until the s4 & that was mostly because of the slick back, but it was weird using it without the case at first, which I ended up doing for the last 6 months or so before upgrading & now the Note 4 has been nestled in one since the case arrived.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    I don't mind thin phones because I like using cases which adds just enough bulk depending on the case.
     
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    Until I got a Note2 every digital phone I'd ever, including my star tac, I had extended batteries on so they wouldn't be too small in my hand. The Note2 I put a Defender on because it was too thin. I don't have a Defender on this G2 because the ergonomics just fit my hand even though it's thin. The curves on the back fit right at my first knuckle on every finger but my pinkie, taking the pressure off of trying to grip it with my thumb and squeeze it with my fingers. The G3 I'd need a Defender on because I'd need more girth so my palm would touch the back since it's too wide for my joints at their bend point.

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  10. Ollie

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    The only thing that has kept me from griping about thin phones is removable batteries.
     
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    Think how much bigger those removable batteries could be though with just a little more thickness...

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    Like this one?

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