Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
Originally Posted by v5v
Indeed, a Google or Samsung device can do all what some want to do. But Pedro was indicating that a smartphone with a screen smaller than 5" wasn't needed "for those of us who actually need a smartphone", which I think is total bullocks. And the sales numbers seem to indicate as well.
Like you wrote, "an accepted compromise"
iOS, the camera, build quality and innovation (SOC, fingerprint scanner) make the iPhone the best smartphone available today DESPITE the small screen.
Not acknowledging how much better a 5" screen (the LG G2 is a relatively small device, for example.), if equivalent (resolution, color reproduction, etc, just like the HTC one) is for everything a modern smartphone is used (web, apps, productivity, video, games, room for bigger batteries that clearly offset the screen size impact on battery life, etc.) without compromising basic functions like phone calls (despite a little bit difficult one handed operation, witch is irrelevant for most people I know) is being extremely ignorant or blindly faithful to stupid ideas.
So yeah, If Apple makes one the world will be at their feet, if they doesn't they do not understand what a modern smartphone really is, as a device, and will be rightfully seen as a random company in a sea of companies instead of "the" company, as they have been since 98.
Of course, not one is saying that they should stop making an equivalent 4" device. Millions enjoy it, fine.