Smartphone users demand even larger screens according to Strategy Analytics

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  1. guest

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    Source: http://blog.gsmarena.com/smartphone...rger-screens-according-to-strategy-analytics/

    Why-oh-why do people not worry about battery life and mobile OS security instead? :(
     
  2. Noob

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    For me current flagships are big enough. Anything else and it is no comfortable to carry around in my pocket.
     
  3. Nebulus

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    Yeah, I want a larger screen for my mobile phone! Anything smaller than the TV screen in my room is not enough! Oh, wait... Do I have to put it in my pocket?... Damn... :D
     
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    My HTC Evo 4G LTE in an OtterBox Defender is about perfect. Any bigger and I may as well just carry around a tablet!
     
  5. safeguy

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    People like larger screens because it makes it more comfortable to browse the web, read feeds, use some apps (e.g. games) and capture a larger area when using the camera.

    People like smaller phones because it fits in their pockets so that they don't have to be carrying the phone in their hands while moving/traveling/walking from 1 place to another.

    The 2 are mostly "incompatible" so people have to compromise and make a choice. There's plenty of different market segment to target so each manufacturer comes up with designs that fits the audience.

    I do hope manufacturers maintain the variety instead of all saying "let's just go big" for everything. Size matters; even for those whom prefer the 'smaller' ones.
     
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    This seems to be less "Customers demand large screens" and more "Sign our petition" from yet another slapped together interest group. This is also a poll, which in reality means absolutely nothing to anyone who has ever dealt with polls and how they are conducted. Do 100 people want larger screens? 500? 1000? The workers at Strategy Analytics? Also, it's a bit contradictory to say more people want larger screens, yet new buyers want smaller. At least if you're going to do a poll and claim users as a whole want larger sizes, which is exactly how the title of the article portrays it.

    Last thing to put out there is that unless people want to hold their phones with two hands, bigger is not necessarily better. Larger screen sizes mean larger lengths and widths of phones. Want to hold a 10in iPad up to the side of your head? Didn't think so. If these phones get much larger, that's almost exactly what it will feel like.
     
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    I knew of an acquaintance who did just that with his tablet (I think it's one of those Samsung ones when it was 1st released and had the ability to make calls). I had to control myself from LOL.
     
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    Battery life isn't an issue for most smartphones, and mobile security (not privacy) is little-known and overblown. Therefore, they focus on the aesthetics and functionality.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by "mobile security is little-known and overblown". If you mean folks (consumers, hardware makers, and service carriers/providers) are not taking mobile security seriously enough, then I totally agree.

    If you are suggesting the mobile security threat is marginal and being overblown out of proportion, then I totally disagree. There is not enough attention on mobile security.

    I also contend that privacy IS very much a security issue.
     
  10. funkydude

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    I guess I'm the minority, I want them smaller...
     
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    Maybe on one end, but I am on the other - I want multiple large (22" or larger) screens on my computing devices. ;)

    On my phone, I want to... what it is called? Oh yeah, make phone calls and "talk" to "people" - as in, have a "conversation" with other human beings. :D
     
  12. guest

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    Peace, I'm not in any way affiliated with GSMArena. :D Agree with you about the petition thingy though.

    That's what I meant. Barely anyone's talking about the sandbox. :(
     
  13. Noob

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    I also find it funny when people hold GIGANTIC tablets (iPad comes to mind) to take picture of something in public. :argh: :argh:
     
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    If those were girls, I wouldn't mind. In fact, I might consider it cute. :D :D

    Now imagine seeing someone putting a tablet near to his ear and talking out loud to it. Imagine my plight having to swallow my laugh.
     
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    I just don't get this. If I wanted to carry a large display, it'd be on a notebook, or a tablet with a good on-screen keyboard. For a small device, what I want is a good heads-up display, projection keyboard/touchpad, earbuds and a jawbone subvocal mic. That's what Glass should focus on. Social networking is fine for those that want it, but it's dumb as the focus.
     
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    It's also a great way to announce to everyone in the area that you're a hopeless moron and a great way to get kicked out of concerts (when a band says no photography, they mean it). I saw a guy not long ago get his Surface Pro get snatched by a band member who proceeded to all but fuse his face and the face of the stunned kid together and stomp the device with a steel-toed boot into electronic oblivion. And not one ounce of ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ was given by security. Out the kid went, and I assume said precious device swept up eventually and tossed into a landfill in Stockholm.
     
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    I meant both, but the overblown part is my opinion on Wilders-level of paranoia on modern smartphone OS for average users (who probably don't know jailbreaking, or any app installation outside of Marketplaces).

    Not saying to have no caution, unless you're talking about adware, which is everywhere.

    Not by dictionary definition, or mine. While related, I would say they're still separate.
     
  18. Wild Hunter

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    Technology will adapt to such demands...

    Flexible devices (with flexible touch screens, etc) will completely change things soon enough.
     
  19. roger_m

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    The article says that people prefer a 4.5" screen vs 4.3" when the last poll was taken.

    To put this into perspective that is not a particuarly large screen size, when the new Galaxy S4 has a 5" screen, the Note 2 has 5.5" screen, and phones with a screen as large as 6 inches are available.[/QUOTE]
    With regard to battery life, a large screen does not have to mean poor battery life - amongs the hundreds of large screen Android phone some have very good battery life.

    As for security, the security options are the same for all Android phones, it has nothing to do with screen size - there are lots of different AVs for Android.

    Perhaps, you were referring to people using non Android phones however.
     
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    Agreed. While I quite often hear about the large amount of infected Android devices, personally I have never come across any in my 2 and half years of owning Android phones and tablets.

    I have had Avast detect a rogue - but it was certainly not malicious. My current AV Armor for Android - has given me warnings about some of the ad providers used by some of the apps I have installed as being malicious. But this doesn't really bother me as I never click on the notifications that they deliver.
     
  21. guest

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    Yes, but the manufacturers have to bump the battery capacity. Li-ion 5000 mAh? Overkill for mobile devices IMO. Not saying that they have/will go that far, but well... :p

    Nope nope nope nope. I meant barely anyone demands more security features to mobile OS. Mind you, Android is the most used OS now. As a result, they (Android phone users) will be the main target. I'm a believer that no OS is perfect. There must be a flaw in Android, it's just not exploited yet. That's why I'm questioning at their demands to get more multimedia features, but only a few who wish for security improvements.
     
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    But, you don't need anywhere near that high a cpacity batterey to get the same battery life on a big screen phone as on a smaller one. More aberry life is always better, but I think a lot of the current big screen phones are doing quite well in terms of battery life.

    Ture, but for the average person buying a smartphone, security is probably not even a consideration.
     
  23. Noob

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    Hahahaha mean.
     
  24. guest

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    Not only screen size, but also multimedia features. The more the manufacturers load anything to their smartphones, the more battery capacity needed to fulfill it. I was quite shocked when I heard there is a smartphone with a built-in screen projector. :eek:

    I hope Uncle Google and mobile phone manufacturers also listen to the minorities. :(
     
  25. Trooper

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    I disagree. I am cool with no larger than 4.8 inch device. The Galaxy Note 2 is a joke. Anyone here have one? I can't picture holding that thing up to my ear to talk lol.
     
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