Poll results: How big do you think will the iPhone 7's display be?

Poll results: How big do you think will the iPhone 7's display be?
Yesterday, we asked you on your opinion about the size of the iPhone 7's display, and more than half of our 1273 respondents think that it won't change at all from what we currently have on the iPhone 6s, namely a 4.7" diagonal. 

There is a significant chunk of clairvoyants who predict a larger display, though, with nearly 40% imagining a larger screen in the 4.8-5.2 inches range given. Just about 10% voted for a 5.2"+ display, as that diagonal would already be encroaching on the eventual iPhone 7 Plus turf, unless Apple enlarges that panel as well, but that's a thing for another poll to try and predict.

Apple usually prides itself in how manageable its phones are with one hand, and this still holds true for the iPhone 6s, despite that it has unremarkable screen-to-body ratio, mainly because the screen is 4.7 inches, which is pretty modest for today's smartphone standards. The company has also shown that it won't shy away from the trend for larger phones, however, as exemplified by the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus handsets. If Apple manages to hit a better screen-to-body ratio target with the iPhone 7, it might very well place a bigger screen on it, too.

How big do you think will the iPhone 7's display be?

Again 4.7 inches
50.9%
4.8-5.2 inches
39.14%
More than 5.2 inches
9.96%

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23 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Pretty sure Apple won't be changing screen sizes any time soon, they tend to stick to their guns. The only thing that seems to matter to Jony Ive is THINNER, it must be THINNER!! Which no-one ever asks for... The iPhone 3G was far nicer in-hand than the 6 because it worked ergonomically.

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's funny that you think Jony is the only one that is worried about thinness, but most if not all Android flagships are equally as thin. Are you implying that Android is copying Apple?

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Well it does seem to be the case that since Apple made "thinness" their goal many of the other manufacturers followed suit... But most users would always opt for a couple of mm thicker with more battery given the choice I think. At the end of the day all phone manufacturers copy each other, every industry does - someone makes a nice feature, the others rush to put their own version in...

4. rubyonrails3

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Only complaint I had from iPhone 6s was battery(even it was great battery life) which charges very slowly, next was its dialer worst dialer on a smartphone IMO. other than that It was perfect phone.. If I can complain about iOS it was just slow scrolling.. no matter how hard you scroll it won't scroll like nexus 6p. but iOS was one of smoothest and error free experience I had ( iPhone 6s was my first iPhone) Nexus 6p and iPhone 6s are two phones with awesome fingerprint sensors. these are fingerprint sensors which never annoyed me. camera on Nexus 6p is awesome hands down to its front facing camera. and night shoots of back camera is awesome too..

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They push for thinner because it saves them money while giving them a marketing bullet point. Saves material costs, saves actually putting in a bigger battery, etc.

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I tend to think it's less of the cost issue and far more of the marketing bullet point. But Ive seems obsessed with it - form over function.

10. rubyonrails3

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

but every OEM try for thin phone don't you think? See S6 they used small battery for thinner profile.

11. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Well yes, it's been a trend for a few years but it seems to be a company competition thing, I don't know anyone who wants a thinner phone. I don't mind Apple's rumoured choice of removing the 3.5mm jack but if it's just to make the phone thinner again rather than add internal space I think the phone will just get too uncomfortable to hold!

16. ToastedBacon21

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

Yes. But with better battery life and quick charge + wireless charging. OEM are tryng to make katana out of their product. But what's the use of a katana without sharpness.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

iPhone 7 5in 7P 5.7in And Better Screen To Body Ratio Than Ever Before, Above 75%.

8. rubyonrails3

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I think iPhone users are not yet very accustom to big screens so 4.7 feels more like it.. but yes iPhone need better Screen to Body Ratio. but with fingerprint/home button at front they can't do much about bottom bezel.. so forget 75%.. for that they need to remove home button.. Moto X pure edition have one of the best Screen to Body Ratio and its cuz it don't have fingerprint or any button at front. I think we can dream for 75% screen to body ratio or even close.. if they reach 70% that would be great achievement

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think Apple have missed a trick with the "Force Touch" and it's functionality - would have been better to lose the home button, make the screen bigger (or phone smaller) and use the hard press as the "Home" function...

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Like Physical Home Buttons To Be Honest. Sure They Could Have Done What You Said But That Would Basically Be A Capacitive Home Button. I Think They Should Go For A Side Home Button Myself.

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Note 5 Manges 76% Screen To Body Ratio (Better Than Moto X Pure) And It Also Has A Physical Home Button So I Think Apple Can Mange The Same If They Want. As Far iPhone User Not Being Accustomed To Big Screens, That Doesn't Really Matter If The Screen To Body Ratio Increases Enough, Apple Need Not Change The Dimensions From iPhone 6 To 7 Just Because They Increase The Screen Size.

17. TrevorB1

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

Agreed.

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Thx Bruh.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The iPhone 7 can lose some on the top and bottom, but that won't change the one handed userbility. Also, doing that would leave the phone with less room for internals. Based off that, the screen will either get taller or screen to body ratio will stay the same.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

4.7. I hope they keep the side bezels the same, as it makes using the phone with one hand a lot easier. The one thing I hate about my note, are those super thin bezels, hella accidental screen presses.

14. Shocky unregistered

Probably 4.6"

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

It will suck anyway! iphones are slowly dying!

21. Biernot unregistered

true !

22. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Everything is slowly dying dude, is the nature of the Universe.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So are people, it's called aging.

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