Skip back to the dark ages of 2007, when the Apple iPhone launched and kickstarted a revolution in mobile, its 3.5-inch display seemed gigantic by all imaginable standards. Its dominance was not challenged by anything at first, but then Android stormed in with plenty of devices, and things changed quickly. The end result is obvious: the iPhone itself evolved to a larger display, and 3.5-inch displays have almost vanished, even when we're speaking about the most affordable of devices.
Our perception of smartphones seems to have changed as well. Just two years ago, most surveys showed people finding the ideal screen size to be between 4 inches and 4.5 inches. Our hands have not grown much bigger in the past couple of years, but it seems that people are now more inclined to buy smartphones with much larger screens. Samsung gave birth to the phablet with the 5.3" Galaxy Note, but we now have phablets with a 5.7-inch and larger displays. So have we really adjusted to those new, supersized devices?
We decided to ask the best source - you, our readers. What is the ideal smartphone screen size for you? Let us know the size and your reasons why right below.
- What's the ideal smartphone screen size for you?