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4 inches to 4.5 inches is the sweet spot for smartphone screen size, says survey

0. phoneArena 15 Mar 2012, 05:06 posted on

The search for the perfect screen size for a smartphone is never over and the latest survey from Strategy Analytics illustrates that perfectly…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:11 9

1. josephnero (Posts: 289; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


4.3 is the best for me

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:32 7

7. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I think your average sized phone for holding a 4.3 inch screen is perfect. But if you can make the screen bigger without increasing thephone's size, that would be great.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:02 1

9. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Yeah, they can do that easily if they make the mobile screens a more rectangular type. . .

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:44

49. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


so it becomes wider? not really..

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:09 6

10. PeteD10 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Absolutely! More screen, less bezel please.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:56 3

42. PhoneLuver (Posts: 465; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


If the Bezel is thin enough you can go up to 4.6" no problem!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:21 1

2. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


4,3 is the best, 4,5 is as big as i would go...bigger than that is just not comfortable

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:07

19. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


the overall footprint and volume is what really matters.

screen size does not absolutely dictate device size. the galaxy nexus has a 4.65" screen, but due to lack of physical buttons, a thin bezel and a very thin device, it works very well.

if the technology continues toward smaller bezels and thinner phones, i could see a 5" screen being perfectly comfortable.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 14:15

47. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


it is just not comfortable in landskape mode to type messages, mb i have small hands idk but 4,3 hite the sweet spot for me, 4,3 with resolution as high as possible :D

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:22 3

3. rycx365 (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Read this article apple!!!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:52 6

15. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


No! They're like the weird kid in class who doesn't get the joke and everyone else is laughing at them

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:47 3

43. c.hack (Posts: 495; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


all the way to the bank. lol

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:23 1

4. SSyar (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


well ... i switched to neo coz it was annoying to use 4inch X10 screen...!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:25 3

5. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


how about a 100 inch galaxy note?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:30 4

6. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Even 5.3 inch isn't too much if you use Flygrip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47ht6jloqkI

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:41 2

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


To me it's 3.7 to 4.5 . However I felt that my mom's galaxy note is too big for a phone too small for a tablet . BTW 3.5 inch wasn't that bad like some Fandroids claim , I used a 3.5 inch screen on my iPod and n97 . Try the Xperia x8's 3inch screen , typing on it makes you go nuts

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:23 2

11. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


for me only 4'' is the sweet spot more is just too much

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:33

34. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Same here.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 13:44 4

45. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


That's what she said...

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 15:40

48. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


with this comment you clearly show yourself as a person with IQ less than 30
so please zip your mouth because you clearly dont have a brain

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 21:36

52. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


It's called a joke, learn to have a f**king sense of humor you brick.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 20:04

53. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


So sorry. Next time I will ask to speak.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:46

50. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


and she said yours was like what, 2"?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:41

12. LodeStar (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


well i just hope my fingers are getting longer too

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:42

13. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


it is completely depends on your needs . 4,3 inch is good for me (because i have big hands :D) also 4,5 quite comfortable but above that would be not good.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:52

14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i enjoy my 4, but would definately like to go to 4.5 if/when they reduce the bezels

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:52 4

16. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what this survey said, but he writers wont "90% of the people do not like the size of the iphone"

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:21 1

31. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


They cant mention that or ifans will throw a hissy fit,they cant handle that level of truth about iproducts

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:53

17. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


4.3 is the most comfortable size for me.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 06:56

18. Philipb (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


i got the titan, i would not go bigger. Would be happy with size as low as 4.3.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:08

20. kazunorikobo (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Read this article Samsung!
I hope SGSIII is 4.3~4.65"...If you need two hands to get to every screen edge then its a tablet.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:29

22. Sprissy (Posts: 79; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I think anything over 4.5 is just to big for a phone. My 4.3 is perfect.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:31

23. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I agree, my nexus s is very confortable at 4 inches and I wouldn't mind at all going up to 5 inches more, but in my opinion the sweet spot is more 3.7 - 4.5.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:36

25. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


4.5" but not RAZR thin or with Samsung's cheap feeling weight and materials. Lumia 900 sized but with a bigger display, and Nokia N8/E7 materials.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:49

26. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


No bigger than 4.5, but as others have said the bezel matters. No smaller than 4 sounds about right. I like my 3.7 but I do wish it was a touch bigger.

90%!!!! I hope the manufacturers read this! They need to provide their flagship features and processing in phones less than 4.5", not just the monster big ones.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 07:56

27. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i used the have the epic 4g touch, and absolutely loved the 4.5 incher on it.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:13

28. shadez10 (Posts: 398; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


totally agree with this... 4.3 above is just too big...

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:17 1

29. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I love my GNote. Every. Inch. Of. It.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:13

39. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


me too!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:23 1

32. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


4.7 is grand for me as long as the bezel is minimal,that way the phone isnt much bigger than a galaxy s2.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:50

51. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


agreed.. 4.3-4.7 for me.. as long as the size of the phone is not too big.. i am thinking about 4.5-4.7 in S2 size..

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:33

33. hateftotti (Posts: 136; Member since: 03 May 2011)


So apple products are not suitable...

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:35

35. Leo_MC (Posts: 496; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I would like a 23" screen; I can't have it so I would settle with what can be fit into a maximum 120-125 x 60 mm phone.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:51

37. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


agree 3.5 is to small but over 4,5 is to big

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:09

38. mariosraptor (Posts: 108; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


with 4 inches is great. any bigger for people that have small hands would require for them to use both hands.
1 for holding the device and the other for using the device.
so the absolute limit even for a very big handed person is 4.3 if he or she does not want to use both hands.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:30

41. hepresearch (unregistered)


Thin doesn't matter too much to me, in fact I'd almost rather have a phone that's as thick as, or slightly thicker than, 0.4-0.5" just so I know the thing won't crack in half or break if I dropped it accidentally. Better grip that way, too, I think. Well, it has to be 3.7" screen or less for me. I have small hands... what else can I say?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 11:46

44. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I guess I'm just too used to my 3.7" screen. Got my phone for almost a year and a half now. Anything larger than 4" just feels humungous to me.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 13:57 1

46. JGuinan007 (Posts: 630; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I use the Samsung Galaxy Note and 5.3 is perfect for me it took a day to get used to the size but when I went to reset my Inspire 4g it felt small to me. I love the display for texting and webbrowsing I don't think I could go back to anything smaller than 5 inches.

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:21

54. CelphConcepts (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 May 2012)


4.3 is pretty good for me. i have pretty big hands so i couldn't see myself going below 4.3. i love the 4.5 screens too..

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