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Smartphone buyers prefer an ever-larger screen - 4.5" takes over 4.3" as the sweet spot

0. phoneArena 13 May 2013, 06:00 posted on

Given the trends this year (cough, Galaxy Mega line, cough), and the onlsaught of 5" flagships, SA might be updating their preferrable screen size survey to 4.7" in the next report. We doubt that the trend will continue much further, though, unless Samsung finally stops dragging its feet with the foldable and rollable YOUM display phones...

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posted on 13 May 2013, 06:06 21

1. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


5"-5.5" is enough for me. But of course, depends on the bezel too.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:37 6

12. vincelongman (Posts: 4570; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Personally my sweet spot is about the size of S4 and One, because its large, but I can still can use it comfortable with one hand.
But I still think companies should still make high end smaller phone for people who prefer those. They should make flagships in different sizes but same specs, for example a 4" and a 4.7-5".

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:52 2

15. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Good point. But the people I know who have smaller phones keep them for many years and don't upgrade. They use their phone for texting and calls mainly and aren't interested in spending money on a different phone when the one they have works fine.
In the end, companies will make it if they can make money. Carriers don't spend money promoting low end phones either.
I think right now each company is innovating to new places with phones. When the smartphone basically reaches it's full potential, companies will then turn to fill in the gaps.

posted on 13 May 2013, 14:15 2

43. jcarrigan (unregistered)


6' inches is the biggest ill go for a screen and 4.7' is the smallest screen ill take.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:11 20

2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Apple did not get the memo; again.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:14 10

3. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


+1 Lol

posted on 14 May 2013, 13:04

52. Manevolence (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


If Apple would just create a 4.5 inch iPhone I would buy it :/

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:16 4

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i just want to know who these "smartphone buyers" are

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:07 9

19. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Once you use a bigger smartphone, you'll never want to use anything smaller again.

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:11 6

21. Leo_MC (Posts: 1691; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Yes, untill I got a ultrabook and realize a big smartphone is a dumb ideea because it does everything wrong.

posted on 13 May 2013, 21:16 1

47. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Two different products for two different markets. Try again troll

posted on 14 May 2013, 01:51

50. Leo_MC (Posts: 1691; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


A tablet does everything a big smartphone does but better; a ultrabook does everything a tablet does but better.
If you're in the market of "doing stuff", an ultrabook is the way to go; if you like spending money for useless devices, go get the new Note.
An iPhone sized phone does everything a tiny tablet like S4 does but still fits in the pocket.

posted on 13 May 2013, 16:13 2

46. itreday (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Lie, I had a Samsung infuse which was a 4.6 and hated the screen because I always made typing errors. I went back to iPhone because it has the perfect width to the point where I rarely make any errors in typing.

posted on 13 May 2013, 22:09 1

49. dwillopp (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Jul 2010)


Po little hands lol

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:16 5

5. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


The foldable thing from the CES samsung's future tech teaser video is really cool, hope they're getting it right and ready

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:47 4

13. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


yep pretty cool stuff. I personally like the one that looks like a pen.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:16 5

6. FlushGordon (unregistered)


"A 3.5 inch screen is the perfect size for a smartphone"

--- Steve Jobs

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:17 15

7. twens (Posts: 979; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Galaxy note 2. The perfect phone.lol

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:25 4

8. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


5" is my sweet spot, but cases ruin the aesthetics :(
But I do live dangerously, from time to time >;)

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:26 9

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


5" is already enough for me! 6" can't even fit into my pocket!

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:57 4

17. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Tell that to the 8 inch galaxy tablet

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:04 3

18. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Tell that to the 7 inch ASUS Fonepad.
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Asus-Fonepad_id7751/fullspecs

posted on 13 May 2013, 14:17

44. jcarrigan (unregistered)


get pants with bigger pockets. i can fit a 6inch device in my dress pants and be fine. dont wear skinny jeans

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:34 5

10. princedeking (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 May 2013)


waitin for 6.3

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:36 5

11. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


5" is my sweet spot, wait in for future flagships.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:52 5

14. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


5inch is definetly the sweet spot for me :) can't stand the tiny 4.0inch on the iPhone5, its small and narrow, annoying to watch vids on and web browse.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:55 4

16. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Despite the bigger-is-better attitude among Sammy fanatics here, there is an upper limit on what's comfortable to hold, carry and thumb. I agree with that 4.5" number: up to 5" for large hands, 4" for petites.

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:11 3

20. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Im a small person, but owning the Note2 made 5.5' a norm for me :)

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:15 1

22. Leo_MC (Posts: 1691; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I saw a little man wearing clown shoes; he was very comfortable, no doubt, but funny as hell to whatch.
Then I saw an average Joe holding a huge device - a Note or S3 - on his ear and talking; he was equally funny.

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:39 7

25. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not as funny as the folks I saw using the 10" iPad as a camera.

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