Poll results: Would you buy a powerful 4-inch Android phone (an iPhone SE rival)?

Would an Android smartphone with a 4-inch display and powerful features be good buy in 2016?...
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46 Comments

30. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

They're just halfbrains

15. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

To slightly offset some of the "can't go back to anything smaller" comments. I have a 4" Zenfone 4 and I can't go with anything bigger. 4.3" but with on-screen buttons is perfect. I might be able to tolerate 4.5". I MIGHT be. I've handled Note 3 many times, and while I appreciate the big screen for some tasks, I don't miss it at all when I switch back to my 4" screen. If I want big screen, I go to my desktop or TV. I like my mobile phone to remain comfortably pocketable and 'handy'. Also, it's not about the body size, it's also about the screen size. No, I don't want a 5" screen even if it fits in the same body a 4" phone. I want to be able to reach all corners of the screen with my thumb. This was explained nicely by Apple's ad titled 'Thumb' (which they betrayed shortly after).

17. monoke

Posts: 1153; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Lol. If u reduce the bezels of the z5c slightly further, you'll already have a device with similar size to the se. so, 4.6 seems to be sweet spot for people wanting true one handed operation.

19. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

A big display is wonderful for web browsing, browsing on tiny display feels strange nowadays. I remember when my HTC HD2, a very compact 4.3" phone, was considered as a XXXL Phone and everybody was worrying if it would fit in the pocket.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When the iPhone first came out, the smaller screen wasnt that big of a deal, because the smartphones that were available with few exceptions also had small screens. Then when the iPhone 4 appeared with the IPS display, where they manage to get a high resolution into a smaller space, the larger display with the high resolution and tiny text was so bad on my and my wife's eyes; that when bigger phones cam out we considered them a godsend. NOW WE CAN SEE! I think a 4.7 @ 720-800p should be the smallest, 5.1-53 @ 1080 for the middle and 5.5-5.9 @ 1440 for the largest would make perfect since for any phone. Small phones have to many cons: 1. text to small 2. Terrible battery-life vs larger phone with larger batts 3. No room for extra features

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah the Z5 compact is so much bigger ( sarcasm ) 4.3 to 4.5 inch screen + flagship level hardware with great screen to body ratio and i would buy if its run android.

25. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

If tip top of the line specs and waterproof? make it 4.5" screen. I would buy one for all of my friends too!!!!

27. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Hi! I am your friend from today!

29. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I would have always bought (and been happy with) a smaller phone... The thing is, for some reason the manufacturers always drop the specs on every hardware feature (camera, memory, processor, pixel density) that's what I can't live with.

35. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

The xperia ray from Sony ericsson should doing a come back with better ram and processor but for now most of android oem starting to offer 4.7inch or 5inch in compact body equally same size what ip5 se had.

37. obedchuni

Posts: 329; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

TechieXP did u upgrade ur iPhone 4s with 1GB Ram, I hope iOS 9 runs smoothly on ur iPhone 4s with 1GB Ram, he is probably the worst lier and apple hater, I am an apple fan but man u are too much, but some of ur comment are true, the pricing is ridiculously high, iPhoneSE was launched here at 500$ but lately they have increased the price to 650$

43. Leo_MC

Posts: 6948; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A device with SE's size can fit a larger display, so people don't buy 4" display devices but devices that fits inside their pockets.

44. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

You are correct sir!

45. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

4inch is too small,at least 5inch would be enough.

46. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

5 inch with high screen-to-body ratio is great.

47. kelvala

Posts: 1; Member since: May 10, 2016

I would buy it. Even a 4.3 inch screen. Some people NEED a bigger screen other people do NOT need a bigger screen. its all about needs, has nothing to do with Apple or Android, at least not for me. People are too busy posting "their" cons and don't realize that its their opinions. Who cares who wants/needs what. I think Samsung or HTC should push out a 4 or 4.3inch version and let the market decide. The only reason I moved from Android to Apple was due to wanting a smaller phone size. Running errands on a bike, going to the beach and just everyday outings really makes a difference between a 4 and 4.7 inch phone.
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