Mid-size phone screens still king, study shows, the phablet 'fad' just 2% of total
Market analyst Flurry, which supplies user info to most app developers, and gathers data from about a billion smartphones and more than 2000 uniques devices, has come up with interesting observations on mobile trends already, but now it decided to break things down by screen size.
Flurry took the top 200 most popular models that represent 80% of its vast database, and it turns out that the big-screen trend that Android users are starting to take for granted, is actually only slowly making headway in the grand scheme of things.
The mid-size commands a vast majority of devices owned, with the so-called phablets representing only two percent globally, which Flurry calls a 'fad', yet with the influx of 5" and up flagships this year, carrying Full HD displays, something tells us that ratio is bound to change. Also, breaking the activities down by category shows that tablets are heavily used as gaming devices, not so much for reading and video as initially thought.