Report: 4.7 inches is the most popular phone screen size, and you can guess why

If you still doubt Apple's dominance, then a new report by device intelligence provider DeviceAtlas ought to change your mind. While the scope of the write-up spans a number of categories, one in particular caught our eyes: screen sizes (and resolutions) and their respective popularity across the globe...
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73 Comments

32. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple may set trends, but they gotta improve their body to screen ration with next iPhone otherwise it's a fail for me. Even iPhone 6/6s is behind on the screen to body ratio. Samsungs designs make new iPhone look outdated (and this is coming from an iPhone fan).

35. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

With more and more data now available from carriers, I prefer a bigger screen for watching online videos. 4.7 is too small.

41. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

5.5 or 5.7. Nothing smaller. After my Note 3 I tried my S3 and wow. Seem so small. Love my 6s plus now with its great battery life. Now I realize you need a little bezel actually. Too many phones are trimming away too much and your fingers touch the screen by accident.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed! The trim bezel looks better, but makes the accidental presses more likely. My Notes easier to handle in a case, while my iPhone handles good either way...accidental press wise.

48. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

And how does this comply with 80 % android marketshare? Omfg use your brains, if apple haven't destroyed it all by now.....

65. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

see article tags.. this article is all about iOS and Apple, lol and they need to explain how and from where they get that traffic data, since its way off from OS market share (unless 50% android device never connected to internet, i wont belive this BS)

53. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

It's because of the iPhone 6. That's all. I still want a 4.0"-4.3" screen phone. If wanted big screen and didn't care about pocketability and one-handed usage, I wouldn't limit myself to 5.0-5.7", I would look for 6.5-7.0".

62. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

wow, didnt know iSheeps aware about what is screen size. truely amazed me.

69. murtazarzv

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It shows web traffic..not sales..because sales of galaxy s6 n note 5 are also humungous ..iphone more selking but this data us not reflecting actual sales...its just web traffic..which means ios users use internet more than galaxy s N note devices

70. murtazarzv

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

In real SAMSUMG consistantly selling devices between 75 to 85 million...after having great competition in android...ios have lil competition ..

75. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

As a big guy, I refuse to have a phone that is 5.5 inches or smaller because I dont want a phone that is half the size of my hand lol I love my 5.7in Note 4 and Im not going any smaller than that. I dont see the point of having an average phone when im not average lol

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