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A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 is compared size-wise with a current batch of heavyweight Android models

0. phoneArena 24 Apr 2014, 15:14 posted on

With speculation that Apple will be launching one, and possibly two, larger screened iPhone models this year, how would these phones stack up against today's top Andorid handsets? First, some background. Apple is expected to offer a 4.7 inch version of the Apple iPhone 6 with a 16:9 aspect ratio. And while there is a rumor about a 5.5 inch phablet sized iPhone, this device apparently is being delayed to 2015...

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posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:19 17

1. D79_D79_ (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)


The perfect size ;)

(Sarcasm)

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:23 15

5. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


That's what she said.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 16:29 4

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


That what Steve Jobs said.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 23:25 2

45. NinjaBanana (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)


That's what the wanker said!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:28 1

59. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


So in your opinion Steve Jobs was "wanker" ? :D

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 17:58

34. D79_D79_ (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)


She sure did lol

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 18:25 7

37. sgodsell (Posts: 3885; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The moto x has the same 4.7" display size as the iPhone 6. The moto x is just a tiny bit bigger then a iPhone 5s. Motorola did an amazing job with the moto x.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:20 2

2. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


It looks awesome!

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:21 2

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Squinting an scrolling!

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:37 19

13. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


That is the least of their problems, after seeing that graphic I just realized that thing is going to fail HARD (usage wise not sales wise, no shortage of idiots in the world). iOS wasn't designed for larger phones, it literally is going to be impossible to use with one hand. Unlike Android with its software navigation keys at the bottom of the phone, most iPhone Apps have their navigation at the top of the screen. Primarily, that back button is ESSENTIAL, and it is in the most difficult to reach place on a large screen phone. This would require a redesign of the WHOLE app UI for most apps to conveniently place the keys somewhere in reach of your thumb because both upper corners are tough to reach. Seeing as how Apple had the small hands crowd all to themselves for the past 7 years, they better release an updated 4 inch model with that 4.7 incher or they are going to hurt pretty bad.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:46 13

15. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I've said it before and still stick to it, Apple needs to ditch the home button. At the very least, modify it so it's no longer a circle. When I look at the images above, the home button causes a huge waste of space, and they echo that on the top.

And I agree, the back button is a valuable tool.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:56 4

19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Completely agreed, the home button may be easy to use and a trademark of Apple, it is also a big waste of space since it requires so much bottom bezel.

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 02:59

61. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


Unlikely considering the fact that they just introduced touch ID on the 5s last year

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 18:27

63. Spariant (Posts: 12; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


I think they may come up with gesture based interface for the back action like maybe swipe left on the screen or something like that.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:54 2

18. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


so let me get this straight. People say the iPad is just an oversized iPhone, but then they said iOS isn't designed for larger phones, when the iPad is 7.9 and 9.7" respectively? Does this make any sense? I'm sure Apple will have things figured out as they do focus in large part to the experience of the consumer.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:58 2

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


iPad's are designed for the large screen and so is it's UI. We are talking about a bigger, taller iPhone. Even the iPhone 5 had some issues because apps weren't exactly optimized for it and thus had waste black space.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 16:03 2

22. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


If you look at UI of iOS, yes, it's not very well looking on either of their iPads. The amount of wasted space between each icon is ridiculous. It functions and there are plenty of great apps so people live with it but the rows and columns are not well suited for large screens.

Other than that, phones are typically one handed operation and tablets two hand operation.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 16:33 2

27. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


iPad isn't designed for one handed use. You have two hands available and expected for navigation or basic function, phones though are a different animal. Using large phones is a problem with one hand but manageable on at least Android because you can easily reach most navigation items. But with iOS, the design for every app has so far not had to deal with the screen being unreachable easily in some areas with one hand. Now there is that problem and unfortunately most of these apps have been relying on that crutch for too long. Not saying it will be impossible, but some iOS users had problems realizing the writing on the top left was a button on iOS 7, so much so that they had to put an option in the settings to make it look more like a button. Now take that button and move it somewhere else and then have other apps have it in all sorts of other places. The uniformity and familiarity of a system that prides itself on those two things is about to broken, it won't be easy.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 16:39

28. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I agree with you except for the fail part, apple CANT FAIL. lol

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 02:22

50. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Well put. Although there are UI guidelines, each and every app on iOS implements its own navigational/functional paradigm. And for the most part, the paradigms are different enough so that using a number of apps is a cognitive disaster for many people. Apple's products and designs give an impression of being easy to use, but in reality they are not. There is a lot of discussion in the UI about this approach. Basically Apple designs everything for the buyer who is making a purchasing decision, not for someone who is going to seriously use the device/app.

Although, to be fair, Google's insistence on getting rid of the menu button is somewhat dumb. It's really nice to not have to give up part of my screen for a "hamburger" :)

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 04:31

53. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


No disrespect Flash but i'm sure it works just fine - they have a lot of very smart engineers working for Apple dont you know, you're not on the inside, you have no idea how 'hard' this will 'fail' or how difficult it is to use...

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:21 6

4. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Fugly bezels. I love my Moto X.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:25 10

7. MrTzr (unregistered)


Sony should sue them! It looks like the Z2 with such big bezels.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:29 4

9. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Not a good idea. Apple will countersue with one of their pointless patents. and probably, BC of being an "All American" company, they would win the case.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 16:22 2

23. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


If the bezels come out to be tiny, Sony should sue them, too. ;)

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 22:26 2

43. express77 (unregistered)


Sony usually dont participate in BS patent trials and Apple would never even dare to sue sony. So Apple is safe.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:23 7

6. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Late as usual

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:26 1

8. iphoneman37 (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Looks great!

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:29 10

10. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Yeah, right? Like a 2 year old phone!

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:34 6

11. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Says the iphoneman.

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