Iphone, android equivalent (especially screen size)
Hi, similar to an earlier thread, my Iphone contract is up and having a nexus tablet and really getting on well with the Android os, I thought it’d be worth going down the Android path for my next contract. Contrary to the earlier thread I don’t want a much bigger screen than the iphone, something equivalent to i-phone in size seems about right. As mentioned I already have a nexus 7 tablet so I use that for a bigger screen. I believe the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini is a similar size but also believe its a cutdown spec in terms of processor power than the full size. So is there an iphone equivalent sized Android phone, with all the processor power / storage etc etc, of these behemoth sized smartphones that seem to be available a the moment ?Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
Get a big screen. You will get used to it pretty quickly and they are much much nicer to use.
Much as I hate to basically ignore what you’re asking for, this is pretty good advice. Using an iPhone (5) after my Xperia Z is grim, such a pokey little screen!
I’d probably get a Nexus 5 if I were buying sim-free.Posted 4 years agoprawnyMember
You do get used to the extra size pretty quickly, I went from an iphone to a galaxy s3 and got used to it pretty quickly, the S4 is actually a little bit smaller despite having a bigger screen.
If you want something smaller then the S4 mini and HTC one mini are a decent bet, they don’t get quite the same specs as the bigger ones but I suppose you wouldn’t be using it for the graphics heavy tasks, because if you were you’d want a bigger screenPosted 4 years agodeviantMember
Galaxy S4 Mini is a nice size, HTC One-S, Motorola Razr-i, Huawei P6… there’s quite a few about that are around the 4.3 inch size which is about as close as you’ll get to the 4 inch iPhone-5.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t worry about the latest and greatest specs on all the 5-6 inch devices, anything from the last 18 months has enough power to run everything smoothly, only thing you might miss out on is 4G capability.traildogMember
I’d suggest maybe you like the iPhone size because you are used to it. A 5″ phone is not that much bigger in terms of pocket space, but much nicer to use.
Everyone phone I’ve ever owned has had to be brought out on the table in the pub, no matter how small or large.Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
I have the same issue. I don’t really want a bigger screen but all the good phones seem to have one.
I have an S3 mini. Just don’t. I manage to keep it working ok by being very careful with what I run on it (though admittedly I run quite a lot on it) but it’s really not in any way a smaller S3. It’s only an S3 in name.
The S4 mini seems similar too – eg not an S4.
I’m pretty much resigned to getting a bigger phone next time round.Posted 4 years agoBimblerMember
You’ll get used to a bigger screen but it may make your Nexus 7 redundant. Apple have really dropped the ball on screen size imo
In terms of bang for buck the Moto G, buy it outright and free yourself of contract Either that or a Nexus 5.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
It’s been said before, but there must be a market for a 4″ (appx) phone with a much better battery life.
There is, but only if you never use any of the facilities they offer, that suck the juice, like GPS, having the screen lit for ages doing web stuff, reading, playing games, video, etc.Posted 4 years ago
The bigger the screen, the bigger the battery that’s required to drive it. Just buy a £25 10,000mAh battery from Amazon and a spare cable, then you can charge phone, pad, speakers, camera…dannybgoodeSubscriber
Razr i is a good shout – reasonable price and reasonably powerful. Depending on budget an HTC One Mini is worth a look. The S3 mini is really quite down-spec’d compared to the full fat version whereas this is not so much the case between the One and the One Mini.
Danny BPosted 4 years ago
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