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iPhone screen sizes
« on: September 01, 2018, 10:54:32 AM »
With the new iPhones coming out in a few weeks thought I would look at the screen sizes. My primary consideration is how a HD video (16:9 aspect ratio) would appear on the phone in landscape position as this is how most people watch.

4.09” x 2.30” (4.69” diagonal) for the iPhone 8
4.79” x 2.69” (5.49”) for the 8+
5.31” x 2.45” (5.85”) for the X
For the X the HD video would be 4.36” x 2.45” with about half an inch of black space on each side. So even though the X has a bigger screen than the 8+ the HD video is considerably smaller.

For the new phones
5.31” x 2.45” (5.85” diagonal) 4.36” x 2.45” HD video for the XS
5.90” x 2.72” (6.50”) 4.83” x 2.72” for the XS+
5.53” x 2.55” (6.09”) 4.53” x 2.55” for the 11
The XS+ will be about the same size as the old 8+ while the 11 (not sure about the name but it’s the 8 replacement) will be between the 8 and 8+ in size. Apple will be advertising the 6.1” screen size which makes it appear much larger than the 8+ but for HD videos it isn’t. Also the actual size of the 11 will be smaller than the 8+ which I like because I still think the 8+ is too big.
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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 12:36:30 PM »
I would go for the X or X plus just for OLED. Apple LCD technology has improved but why not get the best screen. Between X and X plus will come down to personal preference in terms of screen size versus body size.

I already spent a lot of $$$ on the X and none of the rumors sound like a compelling reason for me to upgrade this year. I like the body size and screen of the X without the girth of the plus models.  I've been very happy with the X but I might take a closer look at the series 4 watch.

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 12:38:49 PM »
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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 12:54:08 PM »
I just wish they would put the headphone jack back.

Thinking about getting a refurbished 6s plus instead. :)
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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 06:45:59 PM »
I just wish they would put the headphone jack back.

Thinking about getting a refurbished 6s plus instead. :)

Let me know where you want me to drop off the envelope so you can get the new big iPhone X :-)

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 07:46:57 AM »
I just wish they would put the headphone jack back.

Thinking about getting a refurbished 6s plus instead. :)

Let me know where you want me to drop off the envelope so you can get the new big iPhone X :-)

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 09:22:27 AM »
Soylent Red has a 6+ and won't trade up. Likes the phone as is. Soylent Blue and Yellow both have 7's. The "newer/better" argument just hasn't caught on with them/  I'm convinced even with bigger screen sizes Apple has reached a saturation point. Something unique needs to come along and drive higher volumes above replacement only levels.

Curious if they made a basic Nokia type phone if it would sell - texting and cameras only, for the parents who want to limit kids screen time. Just thinking out loud here.

FYI Anyone with an 8? Take a look:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/31/17807420/apple-iphone-8-logic-board-repair-program-defective-replacement

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 10:04:37 AM »

If you like to take photos and videos with your iphone, the newer models may have improved camera and video recording capability.  Other than that I'm iffy on buying phones with ever larger screen sizes.  Though upcoming phones with folding screen would keep it more compact in size (when folded).

I dislike watching videos on the phone and would much rather use TV or iPad.  I tried to watch all 120 episodes of Lovers in Bloom (The Rose of Sharon Has Bloomed) on my phone via youtube and it was just too painful.  Ended up going back to using the TV at home.

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 12:17:58 PM »
Sticking to my 6 S plus. Nice all around. Cheaper too.

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 02:42:44 PM »
Sticking to my 6 S plus. Nice all around. Cheaper too.

The 6S Plus is a nice phone but the body size was just too big for me. I could never fit that thing comfortably in my pocket. The X strikes a nice balance with screen and body size. I still miss my iPhone 4. Loved that small feel and solid construction, metal band, and glass back.

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 12:04:18 PM »
The 6S Plus is a nice phone but the body size was just too big for me. I could never fit that thing comfortably in my pocket. The X strikes a nice balance with screen and body size. I still miss my iPhone 4. Loved that small feel and solid construction, metal band, and glass back.
The SE is basically the 6 but with the size of the 4.  I use that.

People have mocked me for having a smaller phone.  If I need something bigger, I can use an iPad, but I'm not bringing that around everywhere.  I rarely check emails on the phone.  If my needs change, I'll get a bigger phone.  Until then, the SE is the right size.  (Isn't that the size Steve Jobs wanted to stick with?)

I assume they did the SE because they pretty much had most of the parts in production from the ipods.  Hopefully they continue to do that. 

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2018, 12:06:25 PM »
Who mocked you? Your friends and coworkers?

The 6S Plus is a nice phone but the body size was just too big for me. I could never fit that thing comfortably in my pocket. The X strikes a nice balance with screen and body size. I still miss my iPhone 4. Loved that small feel and solid construction, metal band, and glass back.
The SE is basically the 6 but with the size of the 4.  I use that.

People have mocked me for having a smaller phone.  If I need something bigger, I can use an iPad, but I'm not bringing that around everywhere.  I rarely check emails on the phone.  If my needs change, I'll get a bigger phone.  Until then, the SE is the right size.  (Isn't that the size Steve Jobs wanted to stick with?)

I assume they did the SE because they pretty much had most of the parts in production from the ipods.  Hopefully they continue to do that.

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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2018, 12:32:54 PM »
Who mocked you? Your friends and coworkers?

The 6S Plus is a nice phone but the body size was just too big for me. I could never fit that thing comfortably in my pocket. The X strikes a nice balance with screen and body size. I still miss my iPhone 4. Loved that small feel and solid construction, metal band, and glass back.
The SE is basically the 6 but with the size of the 4.  I use that.

People have mocked me for having a smaller phone.  If I need something bigger, I can use an iPad, but I'm not bringing that around everywhere.  I rarely check emails on the phone.  If my needs change, I'll get a bigger phone.  Until then, the SE is the right size.  (Isn't that the size Steve Jobs wanted to stick with?)

I assume they did the SE because they pretty much had most of the parts in production from the ipods.  Hopefully they continue to do that.


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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2018, 07:04:48 PM »
I used to think the SE was the perfect size too.

But my eyes are old now, even the 6/7/8 seem a bit small to me.

I still feel the Plus ones are too big for everyday use but maybe I just need a murse, I see the ballers are bringing back the fannypack.
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Re: iPhone screen sizes
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2018, 02:07:10 AM »
Who mocked you? Your friends and coworkers?

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