Is there demand for a LARGER screen phone? POLL

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  1. k1ng617

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    I'm very happy with my current phone the Moto DX, but if there were one thing that would compel me to buy a new one it would be a larger screen. The issue is I don't want a much larger phone overall, because the DX is on the upper limit of pocketability and something like the Dell Streak is a behemoth with an unnecessarily thick bezel.

    Here's a same size DX with a roughly 4.7inch screen I mocked up.

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    And just for comparison Dell Streak 5in, Samsung Infuse 4.5, DroidX 4.3


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    Would you want a phone with a screen larger than 4.3 if it didn't mean having that much larger of a phone?


     
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    dont really need to go any bigger then a 4.3 even that is pushing it.. all they need to do is increase the resolution.
     
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    If you want something bigger you might as well just get a 7" tablet
     
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    I might prefer a wider screen but not a taller one, whether I am in landscape or portrait its always the limiting factor.
     
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    I agree; I always thought the HD2 had the better ratio. That brings up a good point too, because there is an LG phone I think that is supposed to have a 4.7in or 4.8in screen that I wouldn't buy because it is super long and looks ridiculously disproportionate.

    @garrett I also want a higher res. QHD or something like that would be a must for me too.
     
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    Its a shame that there aren't any higher resolution options for 3:5 and I haven't heard of any plans for them in the future only qhd and 720p. I would even go with 2:3 like the iphone.

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    4" form factor is perfect imo. I can get used to 4.3 but anything bigger than that is just ridiculous.
     
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    i think 4 inch is the perfect size, 4.3 is not bad either, anything bigger then that and it might borderline on ridiculous looking haha
     
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    Higher res would definitely be preferred over a larger screen but I would happily take both.

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    wow I'm surprised the tally for yes has risen to about 25%. I've always thought I was in a really small minority which is why there haven't been many phones announced that will cater to my taste for a larger screen. Hopefully, there will be a super phone out with an Amoled or IPS QHD 4.5in+ for us few.
     
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    4.3 is perfect.

    Anything higher might as well be a tablet.
    I want to be able to use one hand holding my phone, and be able to reach every part of the screen easily.
    4.3+ screens would make it hard for most people.

    You might as well buy a tablet.