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5.5" iPhone 6 concept gets sized up to the LG G3 and OnePlus One (video)

We've seen the rumored 5.5" iPhone 6 model sized up next to its brethren from the iPhone franchise - the iPhone 5s, and the eventual 4.7" iPhone 6 - as well as next to Android flagships like the HTC One (M8). How about sizing the 5.5" iPhone mockup next to Android phablets with the same screen diagonal?

Well, there's that now, as the iPhone 6 dummy has been measured up against the hot LG G3 flagship, with its 5.5" Quad HD display, and also next to the affordable OnePlus One handset, which is yet to see wider availability. As you can see, the screen-to-phone ratio, based on the leaked schematics of the 5.5-incher, isn't that great, as it is taller than even the OnePlus One, let alone the ultracompact for its screen size LG G3.

This might have to do with the venerable Touch ID fingerprint sensor that ought to be on iPhones from now on, and will always mess up the bottom bezel width to fit in. Thus, Apple either has to shave off the top bezel almost completely, like on Sharp's EDGEST line of phones, or ditch the home key/Touch ID combo at some point for something else, which doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon.

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:42 1

1. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:59 5

3. steedsofwar (unregistered)

Why are these iPhones so ugly? I'm an Android guy but I always rated iphones and ipads for their chassis designs. That's why I own an Ipad mini. A beautiful looking tablet and perfect size. But I rock the LG G2 as my daily driver.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:10

11. mrblah (Posts: 577; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

Time to upgrade your phone.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:10 2

20. steedsofwar (unregistered)

Really? All of 2014's flagships have failed to warrant an upgrade for me. Even the G3 can't beat the G2 in SOME quarters. e.g. The G3 is just too big for me. The G2 costs less than a nexus 5 where I live. The G3 bezels look off balance to me with that coloured bottom bezel. The G2 battery life is better than G3. The G3 camera not a massive improvement to the G2. G2 display is brighter and darker at the same time than the G3.

HTC M8? Wayyyy too big for a sub 5.2" display. Poor camera. Brilliant design though.

Z2? Way too big for it's display, wider than the M8 and taller than the G2. But beautiful design, waterproof, decent camera. Just too big for me.

S5? Also too big but my main gripe is low optimisation of TouchWiz.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:44

2. mistertimi (Posts: 77; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Looks like it matches the M8 then at least in the height department

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:50

10. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

This is just sad
iFanboys where are you?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:01 2

4. steedsofwar (unregistered)

I do wonder where all the guys who kept evangelising about screen size and one handed usage have gone?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:28 2

6. bucky (Posts: 3113; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I'm here. The size is stupid. Already have a tablet at home.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:38

7. enderw33 (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)

Lol, maybe you should give Smilin' Bob a call. I've been using the 5.5" note 2 for almost two years now and I didn't have any problems using it one handed from day 1. If you have tiny hands, get a smaller phone. Me, I'm waiting for the 6"+ phones to catch on here like they are in Asia.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:01 1

19. steedsofwar (unregistered)

That's good to know. I feel you guys. Apart from the lg g2, I think for me, the 5" display is the ceiling for me. 4.7" is more optimum though. Love my nexus 4.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:38

8. marcski07 (Posts: 600; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

i'm here too... 4.7 is the ceiling point of phone for one hand usage but i can stretch to 5inch if i have no choice anymore, because flagships are getting bigger... that's the sad truth...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:27

12. blingblingthing (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

4.7 is the ceiling point for one handed operation?

You mean it's your ceiling point.

I'm using a G2 without any problems.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:36

15. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)

Cool no one asked

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:27 1

5. roldxx (Posts: 50; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)

ugliest iphones ever...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:38

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

Looks ridiculous next to OnePlus 1.

Bezels, Leno styled, kill phone.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:32

13. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)

Not that I'm a big fan of this design, but they're doing what's needed to win some fans back. Small screen size was the main reason I left them 2 years ago.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:35

14. twens (Posts: 1054; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:34 1

16. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Those with flame throwers on calm the eff down and read properly, this is a level headed input from an Android user's PoV.

Sooner or later for the sake of iPhone's general product design progress, Apple should do something about Touch ID's placement. It's a very very limiting compromise. Say if they plan to include dual speakers for future models; how? Top and bottom sides? Well probably but you still gotta move that sensor away from its current position. A perfectly sensible thing to do for the 5.5".

And while I'm not much of a bezel hound (feel free to check my comments' history), I would've thought that they've managed to shave off some more millimetres off but apparently it's not a way forward yet for Apple but again going for the thin and light accolade the wrong way by probably again sacrificing the always important batt capacity. Since 3GS I've long failed to understand the insistence on this particular aspect. Sure we can argue all day that Apple's SoC design prowess has proven to be a bar set in this industry in terms of processing power:batt life but why pare down the batt just for the heck of it? iPhone literally made the 3rd party extended batt pack/case market, surely for obvious reason(s)?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:36

17. Leo_MC (Posts: 2537; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

Too big.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:39

18. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)

The mock ups are so ugly I know apple will polish up the phone ( smoothing out the design to make it more appealing) because the mock ups make you not want the phone because the design is so Blane and old looking I've seen other images of the same mock up but a more mature build of the phone but we shale see sept,19

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 16:49

21. phatdaddio21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)

Needs to cut off the extra crap at the top and shave some off the bottom and make the bezels more narrow ,,,I like the way the G-3 has done that and it's a AWSOME looking phone on picture and I'm sure it will be what seen in person ,,

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 17:10

22. Leo_MC (Posts: 2537; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

How about cutting an inch from the display so it can fit in the pocket (or adding another inch and making it a ipad micro)?

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