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post #2056 of 4017
Spent some more time with the 5 this weekend. I'm going to be blunt. I don't care for the screen for the very reasons I have questioned the decision in the past. Going widescreen, instead of keeping the aspect ratio, was a mistake. It's awkward feeling and looking. You don't get enough benefit from the additional screen real-estate other then videos and gaming. They should have just increased the size, with the old aspect ratio, and dealt with any fragmentation it might have caused in their app ecosystem. It's a rare case of bad design from Apple.
post #2057 of 4017
I don't understand your reasoning at all for not going widescreen. While I don't do gaming, or watch many movies on my phone I wouldn't like an overall larger screen. I personally am really happy with mine.
post #2058 of 4017
The problem is when held in portrait you don't really get much benefit. If they had increased the screen on all sides, you could have increased the size of the on screen keyboard as an example. Making for a better typing experience. Webpages and e-books would be able to show larger fonts. See what I am getting at?

I'm happy with the size they picked, just not how they implemented it. It's not a deal breaker for me, but I think they should have gone in a different direction.
post #2059 of 4017
Ok, I see what you are saying. I still prefer a compact phone compared to those gains in preserving the aspect ratio.
post #2060 of 4017
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Ok, I see what you are saying. I still prefer a compact phone compared to those gains in preserving the aspect ratio.


Agreed here. Keeping it compact was smart. I really dislike some of these larger Android phones floating around.
post #2061 of 4017
I remember a long time ago people were saying the iphone 5 was going to have a slightly curved back. I wonder what happened with that?
post #2062 of 4017
Rumors. Perhaps based on an early prototype that never got made, but who can say for sure. They go through a lot of design ideas before one is chosen.
post #2063 of 4017
I probably would have gone for a Samsung S3 or Note because I love bigger screens but the move away from the Apple environment, music, apps, iCloud, etc. has had just the sticky effect that no doubt they have been going for. Too much of a PITA to change my whole life. I've got other investments in this platform now.

Anyways, I gather my 5 may be in by now but who knows.
post #2064 of 4017
I'm the same way. Feel locked into Apple's ecosystem. For better or worse, I can't picture myself switching anytime soon.
post #2065 of 4017
Fanbois.
post #2066 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Fanbois.


I learned it by watching you!
post #2067 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Fanbois.


I learned it by watching you!

I cancelled my order today. Hearing you criticize the screen was the last straw. frown.gif

Think I'll wait until Feb. for the next Samsung or maybe the new Lumia.
post #2068 of 4017
lol8[1].gif can't tell if serious.
post #2069 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


I cancelled my order today. Hearing you criticize the screen was the last straw. frown.gif

Think I'll wait until Feb. for the next Samsung or maybe the new Lumia.

You bailed just before the fanboi secret handshake reveal.

This thread separates the Fanbois from the boys

Please start a Samsung/Lumia thread.

If you wait that long to kop a phone, wait a little longer for the 5S. It's gotta be better than this disappointment of a phone!
post #2070 of 4017
Anyone on verizon having weird issues with voicemail. I've been getting the same message delivered 6-7 times
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