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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51. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
try to keep tongue and don't call me IDIOT anymore, ok?
it is my personal idea and we will see the result of Nokia's current strategy in 2,3 years.
91. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
agree with you nokia should try android. I think nokia!s android devices would be great and steal the fame from galaxy series.Unfortunately nokia will not get 30 Million sales with wp
9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3152; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
It's quite enough... Simply put!
In a world where 5inchers are competing...4.7inch and below screens would be a good choice.
Sometimes i think the manufacturers just think about increasing the screen sizes without thinking about the use-ability issue.
10. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
I don't necessarily believe that thinner is better, battery life and function are more important, but in Nokia's case they really need to design thinner/lighter phones. They are way too big right now.
13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Who remembers Elop stating 4.7'' phones are pointless?!?
55. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Can you be any bigger idiot?
I have an Galaxy S3, fyi
61. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
yeah and you act like its a design masterpiece lol so it shows your bias
again the s3 isnt a design classic and has poor build quality. you just love to slate nokia's efforts etc real fanboy
35. -box- (Posts: 3973; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Can you find proof of that? I remember a video interview with some Nokia engineers, one of whom mentioned that bezel sizes should shrink before screens got too large, indicating that today's phones (4.3"-4.8") are a good size overall. That said, Nokia has legendary durability and quality built-in on their devices, so I doubt they would go outside the norm if it wouldn't fit their ethos, i.e. larger and potentially more easy damaged screen.
15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7040; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Their getting bigger than the IPH5.
20. papss (unregistered)
Darac its only pointless if the market doesn't support it.. EVERY OEM said the same thing when the note came out... They all,including google change strategy when money is involved
27. allen83 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)
I wonder what will be Nokia now if they did not pursue Windows Phone rather they pursue the Meego Harmattan way. Hmmm................
31. p211093 (Posts: 25; Member since: 12 Dec 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.
41. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1351; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Why is you comment exactly the same as the first one?
Are you mocking him or do you have several accounts to praise Nokia?
38. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Dear Daniel P., only asian companies go for bigger that 4.6-5" display size. Actually the best sellin phone in the world for the last 10 years is exactly 3.5". If you are a fan of asian manufacturers - that would be an excuse for your writings. Otherwise is just stupid.
39. dancorcal (Posts: 39; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
They should worry less about size and more about quality. I just got rid of two 920s due to constant issues with hardware and software. Worst phones I have ever owned, no matter what the screen size.
68. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
I have two Lumia 920's, with NO problems. Maybe it's because the owner doesn't know how to treat their home electronics with TLC ;o)
92. dancorcal (Posts: 39; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Ha... the last 920 I had which was for a replacement of the first due to the flash going out was only used for about 2 weeks and still sucked. The proximity sensor in all 3 920s I used was bad and you weren't able to hang up a call or go to speaker most times. You had to use canned air to blow out the speaker hole to clear it... Also constantly lost cellular connection and had to be rebooted... I guess that is that TLC you are talking about. And since you think so much of your phone, why don't you try to "reset" it and see how that function goes. Before I sold those two I did that process and it "bricked" both of them. Luckily I was able to find a hack to flash the firmware and bring it back to life. Loving my new LG Optimus G now though, I might give Windows Phone another shot at the next contract renewal but it won't be a Nokia version.
44. snowgator (Posts: 3397; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
The 4.7" Titans my wife has.owned are a great size, easy to use and hold. She, by the way, loves the Galaxy Note series as well. She is a "bigger phone is better" kind of smart phone owner, and would love to see a WP 5" or better. I think she is nuts. A Nokia 4.7" with a smaller bezel would be near perfect for WP buyers. I use the portrait keyboard almost exclusively, and 4.3" is as small as I would go without a physical keyboard. That .4" size increase would make a huge difference for me.
47. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Don't fret, she can take it.
As well, she has a purse to carry it in.
49. Valdomero (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I was looking forward the GS4, but Samsung is making these phones bigger and bigger every time so I downed my decision to get it. I'm good with my GS2's screen size, a bit bigger wouldn't bother me, but 5" is too much.
50. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Nokia is using the best strategy going forward. Alot of you tend to forget Nokia does do market research and research development.
Nokia does do surveys as well with its fans base. In fact I remember doing one sometime last year in regards to the current Lumia 920 phone I had now. Nokia inquired what screen size would the general market demographic like myself will go for.
The majority like myself picked 4.5 to 4.8 inch screen, Nokia chose to go with the "sweet spot" of 4.5 for the Lumia 920. Majority of people you speak to will tell you they prefer a 4.8 inch phone becase the bigger the screen gets the more tedious it is to hold. Pave the way Nokia you always have and always will set the standards for the market to follow.
53. nvrhde (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
Nokia makes the best hardware , no dout about.
But are there really this much windows Os users,
I dout it .
54. ryq24 (Posts: 608; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
4.7" actually is enough for screen size, but other phone makers are testing the limit of what size people want.
56. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Great so just like Mango/Tango (WP7x) WP8 also has one limitation. Incremental updates :D
59. jdep1 (banned) (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
Sound about the right size for me. 6" just won't fit in my pocket 5" is already big enough. I don't want to carry a tablet in my pocket
70. Jyakotu (Posts: 829; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Honestly, I think that 5" is my limit. Even now, my Galaxy Nexus is kind of bothersome to use with just one hand operation. That's just ME personally.
81. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
There's also the problem of droping 5''s, but i dont like the fact that nokia is being held back by the pre-historic OS, i think nokia would have been in a much better place if it had chosen android in the first place, i know a lot of people who won't buy NOKIAs for the sole reason that is the OS. :-(
84. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
because android offers so much more then wp8 right
os is down to preferance but all os's have the essentials covered and each has its own plus points. nokia going android would of been stupid. samsung dominates. sony arent doing well, HTC either so its not a guaranteed solution
but most of all stop repeating what every whiny android fanboy keeps saying and move on. nokia will hit a new part of the market and regain some of its old users with wp8 if the customer decideds they want it. android isnt for everyone and people want choice......and no choice doesnt mean 50 different devices all running android
95. vanessaelizebeth (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
I have nothing but respect for what Nokia has done in the past ,i was a Nokia fan from the earliest days through the N96.