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

A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 is compared size-wise with a current batch of heavyweight Android models
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 as Apple cannot seem to find a supplier that can offer a 2mm thin battery for the larger phone.

So at the very least, it seems that Apple will release a 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 later this year. How would such a model stack up against current Android fare? A MacRumors forum member who goes under the handle deuxani, decided to create a picture of a 4.7 inch iPhone 6, and just as in a police line-up, let the witnesses decide if the phone is guilty.

The first line-up features the 4.7 inch iPhone against the similarly sized 4.7 inch Motorola Moto X and the 4.7 inch LG G2 mini. Despite the fact that all three phones have the same screen size, it is the Apple device that towers above the two Android handsets. A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 would seem to match up better with a pair of LG made models: The 5 inch Nexus 5 and the 5.2 inch LG G2.

Lastly, a 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 would look puny in between the 5 inch HTC One (M8) and the 5.1 inch Samsung Galaxy S5. It will be interesting to see if Apple makes other adjustments (form factor, footprint, bezels) if it does introduce a larger screened Apple iPhone 6 later this year, as expected.

source: MacRumors



1. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

The perfect size ;) (Sarcasm)

5. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

That's what she said.

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

That what Steve Jobs said.

45. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

That's what the wanker said!

59. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

34. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

She sure did lol

37. sgodsell

Posts: 7419; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

2. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

It looks awesome!

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Squinting an scrolling!

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

15. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

61. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

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

63. Spariant

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 09, 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.

18. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

22. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

28. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

50. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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" :)

53. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 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...

4. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Fugly bezels. I love my Moto X.

7. MrTzr unregistered

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

9. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 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.

23. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

43. express77 unregistered

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

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Late as usual

8. iphoneman37

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Looks great!

10. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Yeah, right? Like a 2 year old phone!

11. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Says the iphoneman.

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