Nokia to max out at 4.7" for its flagship phones this year
0. phoneArena 23 Jan 2013, 05:48 posted on
Not that it comes as a big surprise, but according to "supply chain sources", everything Nokia has in the pipeline for this year, will be 4.7 inches or smaller. If you have been reading with disbelief about the ever-growing 5, 5.5, and even 6"+ phones announced or rumored of late, Nokia won't be going that route, it seems...
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1. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
I think 4.7 is the upper limit of the ideal size for the hand.. i have a 4.7" HTC ONE X and feel that any bigger would be a bother.. i tried the GN1 but was too big.. 5" might be the limit when it comes to phones.. so good strategy by Nokia.. rather than going big and selling less.. they are interested in the market norm.
4. windroid (unregistered)
I agree with you, 5'' might be the (user friendly) limit.
Anything above that either wont fit in your pocket or you can't use with a single hand.
The same happens with the resolution, I think it's insane to have full HD in a phone, you won't notice the difference and it'll only drain CPU and battery power.
14. p211093 (Posts: 25; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
nice stratagy by nokia
samsung is only going with big bigger & biggest display.and that cannot be fit in our hands and not give a gripe for our hands..i am using nokia lumia 920 and it is very well build for gripe is well very good.4.5 or 4.8 is enough for phone.i like u nokia
40. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I can't agree with that. The ideal uppel limit depends on the size of the hand.
And for many people is lower than 4.7 (for me it's around 4.5).
The pity is that OEMs don't realize of this and create more high end phones with smaller screens than 4.7 (or 5" as it will be this year).
It also depends on how tall/wide the phone is. For me more than 66 mm wide is not confortable any more.
82. nooraldeen (Posts: 49; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
i agree with u i own a SGnote2 i can use it normally with one hand but i like to hear some music before i sleep and i can't use it with one hand when im sleeping on my back
12. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
actually I am waiting for wmc for nokia's new device I hope they release new device
3. lallolu (Posts: 486; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
4.7 is enough. Some people hate me for saying that 6" is too big as a phone while 5" is unnecessary except if it can keep the dimensions of today's 4.7-4.8" phones.
17. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
check out sony's XPERIA ZL, it sports 5" with a smaller body than the S3
5. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
I could remember Nokia saying, "Phones with big displays are disgusting." Now, what just happened? Oh well, anyway, 4.3 - 4.8 inch displays are my favorites for now.
6. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
"everything Nokia has in the pipeline for this year, will be 4.7 inches or smaller."
I don't see what the problem is. 4.7 isn't big, it's normal by today's standards.
11. windroid (unregistered)
Anything above 5'' starts to be dysfunctional either it's normal or not (by today standards).
30. FarazRiaz (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Dec 2010)
That is not entirely accurate. A bigger screen is good for browsing; you are not panning and zooming so much. The videos and games look good. But it all comes down to what size you are comfortable with.
33. troutsy (Posts: 311; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
The problem with Nokia's 4.7" smartphones is that every other competitor will be fitting a larger screen into a smaller package.
Hand size will likely be more of an issue for the upcoming Nokia phones rather than the Android OEMs.
34. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
But they said that when Elop wasn't in charge keep that in mind
7. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
Glad I'm not the only one thinking that things are getting ridiculous. Manufacturers are getting carried away with some of these phones. When I see people holding what looks like a tablet to their face and trying to talk on the phone I laugh at how absurd they look. Saying that it all depends on the bezel. I have a nexus 4 and 4.7 in. is quite nice but they could make the phone a tiny bit bigger and the screen closer to the edges and it would be a win-win. Could probably fit 5 in. easy. You want a nice screen size but not be lugging around a tablet. So the note is worthless to me.
8. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
my only request from Nokia: please use ANDROID.
16. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
silence! android is heavy unfriendly OS
21. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
i don't think it be heavier than windows.
24. FarazRiaz (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Dec 2010)
It really doesn't matter which one of the two is a heavier OS. It is a matter of personal preference. If you are locked into 'Apple' ecosystem your best bet be an iPhone. If you like a bit of freedom; Android be your best bet. If you are bored with both 'Apple and Android' windows Phone is a nice alternative.
42. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
how is it not heavier?
it cant run smoothly on dualcore...
94. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
don't liken wp to the lag king, android, fanboy..
18. FarazRiaz (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Dec 2010)
What possible advantage 'Android' has to offer? Android is greatly overrated.
22. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
the main advantage is its user friendliness and its easy to download and upgrade apps.
26. FarazRiaz (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Dec 2010)
Are you an idiot? Android is the least user friendly OS. It just has a great notification system. As for the Download and update of apps; all three offers familiar options. Many of the apps doesn't work on every Android Handset, hence the developers are always updating their apps.
57. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Question...why are you guys attacking Android users for liking Android. emadshinny never insulted you, why ask if he/she is an idiot?
60. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
its due to the fact on every other article android users insult and belittle everyone else for choosing differant. and no offence i find it funny most will only see the insults when its against android users but when they do it most of the ''do gooders' say nothing
second android users never miss a chance to say nokia go android or android is better then wp8 etc.......but if someone says wp8 is better then android they get 7 people jumping all over them
so if they dish it out they should be able to take it
62. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
What does any of that have to do with THIS person who is being nothing but respectful? THIS Android user has called no one an idiot, sh**p, drone, Fandroid or anything of the sort. All he is doing is voicing his preference and asking that Nokia consider using Android. If enough Android users ask for it, maybe we will get what we want so I encourage people who want the same to keep asking. It worked for people who wanted the iPhone on VZW now didn't it?
Ive been on PA for many years, so as one who witnessed how iOS turned on EVERYONE without an iPhone, I find myself following the flame wars very closely. What I've noticed is that Most of the Android fans praised WP for the most part. Then some WP started acting like some iOS fans, even joining together to bash Android. Android fans go after Apple, but some iOS and WP fans go after Android users. That's the difference in this case.
65. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
ok im sorry i know your trying to act unbiased but so isnt working as you fail to acknowledge whats right in front of you
lets start with the first part of your comment, android users have spammed many articles with the nokia go android line, its getting old fast. why keep whining about something that wont happen in the forseeable future. if i went on every android article and said i wish android would sort out there updates or wish they had better quality tablet apps i would get many go into defensive mode on there precious android.
''What I've noticed is that Most of the Android fans praised WP for the most part.''
this is complete bs, im sorry but a quick look would show you this is crap. the likes of troll, darac, meaceo (or whatever it is) etc slate it with a passion. why do you not acknowledge that?
''Then some WP started acting like some iOS fans, even joining together to bash Android. Android fans go after Apple, but some iOS and WP fans go after Android users.''
please stop the crap, android fans when the s3 etc outsold the iphone became what they claim to hate they act like the apple fanboys of years back and the few wp users etc on here get swarmed on when they try to say there opinion. never seen you defend them but an android user in the same situation and your acting the voice of reason.......bored of the same tricks on PA
as for android fans going after apple, thats become the biggest joke, they take it too far and are pathetic