Poll: What is the perfect smartphone display size for you?
posted by Chris P. / Mar 09, 2015, 4:18 AM
Indeed, the diagonal of the touchscreen glass is among the most important criteria people set when shopping for a new smartphone, and that makes a lot of sense. Do you want to lug around a true phablet-sized monster that can essentially double up as an on-the-go media hub, or are you more comfortable with a sub 5-incher that fits in your jeans' pockets? Let us know by voting for the screen size bracket that you find closest to optimal!
(March 2015) What is the perfect smartphone display size for you?
3.99'' and under
4'' to 4.49''
4.5'' to 4.99''
5'' to 5.49''
5.5'' to 5.99''
6'' and above
It's not about screen size. It's about the width and thickness of the phone. For me, it should be less than 70 mm wide and 8 mm thick. Within those dimentions, bigger screen is better.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 4:23 AM 12
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I agree with the 70mm but height is a big deal too. Phones with too much bottom bezel make it hard to reach the top of the screen. If I want to use both hands, I'll use my tablet. Generally speaking 5" is max for me. I lov emy Nexus 5 but I couldn't go bigger. I'm looking forward to the Z4 Compact.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 4:29 AM 6
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Yep, IMO ~130 mm very easy one handed use ~135 mm easy one handed use ~140 mm not easy, but not hard one handed use ~145 mm quite hard one handed use ~150+ mm, needs two hands But this depends on how long your fingers are and what grip you use, so its different for everyone And the bottom bezel is very important too, the smaller the bottom bezel the less far you have to stretch (if you have a pinky on the bottom, but not everyone uses that grip)
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 4:35 AM 4
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Yup, same here, I want the phone to be manageable. If only they released a 5 inch or less nexus again I would buy it in an instant. The only other option is the Z4C otherwise (unless it isn't water proof, then the rest of the features will compete with S6).
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:06 AM 2
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Actually is about width and height for me.... less than 66mm and 130mm so I can reach everywhere with my thumb,. Thickness is only a concern if the device exceeds 11mm and in those cases I will use it without any sort of case
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 8:16 AM 0
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Is it just me or PA made the same poll for every year? I voted 5" to 5.49", it's perfect for me. 6" is the limit. But I guess if some manufacturer make a phone with 6" screen with very thin bezels, and has a body size like a 5.5", that would be awesome.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 4:25 AM 9
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moto x 1st gen was a perfect phone on both weight and size
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:10 AM 4
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It was too heavy for its size. And its bezels were too big for a no-button phone. (i still have it on a shelf)
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 6:21 AM 0
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In terms of display. 4.6-4.7 - For daily driver on days off from work. 5.7 - Daily drive on work days. Right now my setup is : Note 4 on work days and iPhone 6 on days off (Still bugs me not having iCloud sharing from the whole family during the week)
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:13 AM 1
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5.5 to 5.99, perfect for me. I use my Note 4 one handed easily, same with a friends Note 3 and LG G3, anything lower than 5.5 is too small for me now and anything above 5.99 may be a little more difficult, still want to try a +6inch phone for a week or so though to see how I will feel about going over 6inch. I did try a Lumia 1520 for an hour or so, didn't mind it.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:23 AM 0
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POLL: what kind of craze of giant smartphones? IMO a standard hand can handle 4.5-4.8 (and maybe 5.2) without pain. :/ Once Upon a time i had a LG G2, but I sold it because it was too big for my hand. And the only reason I did not buy LG G3, was that it was too huge...!! now, i have a Z1C and its a bit small; but I do not feel pain. The end. ^_^
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:30 AM 0
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I personally think its all about bezel size. Take the M8 or M9 for example; I know that there is an amazing amount of engineering put into these devices but for me i feel the bezels are its downfall. The bottom bezel was massive on the M8 and i found myself selling it on after 4 weeks of use. If smartphone makers focused on reducing bezel size then i would consider going for a 5" plus screen
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:49 AM 1
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Once you start using big screen mobiles you can't get back to the 'smaller' screen devices. I am using the XZU as a daily driver, it's very difficult for me to carry it, I can't ride the bike comfortably with it in my pocket.. but still I love the screen size and cant go back
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 6:18 AM 1
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Definitely the 4"-4.49". My iPhone 6 is just a tad too big to be comfortable to use one handed. Using my mum's new iPhone 4S makes you realise just what we're missing as far as comfortable one handed use.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 6:49 AM 0
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4.5 to 5. I used to have a Note 2 moved to the bigger One Max, got tired switched to a smaller Note 3, got tired switched to smaller S5. Still not satisfied, I switched to my Z3 Compact I am using now. Perfect. Will hold on to this until it breaks or I will see how Z4C will be.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 6:55 AM 1
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