Poll results: tiny phones are a viable backup plan

Poll results: tiny phones are a viable backup plan
Nowadays, phones are getting bigger and bigger, but our pockets aren't. With a huge phablet in your pocket, especially one that has a glass back, it becomes a tedious task to take it out of your pocket for every received notification. And what if you want to hit the gym? People prefer to leave their expensive handset in the locker or at home and either disconnect from the world, or bring in a backup.

A backup like an old and probably smaller phone, or a smartwatch. That way, one gets enough functionality to remain connected to the world, yet don't run the risk of dropping and stepping on their iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8.

So, we thought we'd ask you — would you rather have a SIM-compatible watch or a tiny, compact phone for those "backup needed" situations? Not surprisingly, a lot of people prefer the full functionality of a smartphone, but smartwatches ruled the results.

Smartwatch or tiny backup smartphone?

Smartwatch all the way!
44.84%
Tiny smartphone!
31.5%
My smartphone is compact enough, thanks
23.66%

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5 Comments

1. Chumley

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Any of these really small phones work on Verizon or Sprint?

2. luis.aag90

Posts: 270; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Pretty sure I saw not long ago some flip phones from Kyocera and LG still available in some Verizon/Sprint kiosks from Walmart and Target

3. pecapello

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I wish I had one tiny iPhone so I could take to parties and don't stress about it being stolen from me

5. xocomaox

Posts: 196; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Is smartphone theft at parties that bad for you?

4. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

For the cases the article mention, smartwatches might be not bad solution. Not back-up but surrogate. But 'back-up' device means long battery life savior. I have one, so small thin, and beautiful ...and for one week use on the charge. Always with me on the long trips.

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