What is the perfect smartphone display size for you?

What is the perfect smartphone display size for you?
We recently brought up the question whether smartphone displays were not getting a little too big for us to be able to use them comfortably. Sure, having the additional real estate has its advantages - viewing photos and videos is quite a pleasure on a bigger display, but a drawback that tends to plague huge screens is that you often need to use both your hands to navigate around. That being said, which smartphone display size do you fancy the most?

(June 2011) What is the perfect smartphone display size for you?

Less than 3.5 inches – The smaller, the better. Navigation is easy and the smartphone fits nicely in the smallest of pockets.
Between 3.5 inches and 3.99 inches – Small enough to use with ease, yet big enough to read fine text.
Between 4.0 inches and 4.29 inches – The extra real estate proves useful when viewing photos and videos.
4.3 inches and above – No display is too big for my hands.



1. Jaowwooa unregistered

I bet everyone will vote for the display size their current phone has :P

5. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

I won't my phone's display is 2.8" haha : D

57. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

mine also lol

7. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

You're wrong bro, my both phones have 2.4'' screen size and 3.5'' screen size respectively, yet I voted for '4.3'' and above' cause I like it bigger. All about choice bro!!

10. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

I voted for ''4.2'' and above''. Though I think 4.3'' is the perfect size for me.

62. BOB unregistered

Thats what she said!

12. andrews unregistered

not so sure about that. people like me may have one size on their phone but wants a bigger/smaller one. in my case i have a 3.2" display but i definitely want to get a 4.0-4.2 display.

20. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

I didn't. I have a 2.9" phone currently, but I am aiming for a bigger one, preferrably over 4" :P

41. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Until battery pack gets even larger, 3.5-3.99 seems like the perfect solution for me. Otherwise, bigger the better

2. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

One small thing, I do think it should be between 4-4.3 instead of 4.2 (who make sa 4.1 or 4;2 inch touch screen?)

28. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

Sony arc 4.2 but your right it should have been 4-4.3

3. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


4. ronalgps unregistered

4.3 super amoled plus

29. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

Galaxy SII..I'll have what he"s having..4.3 inches of pure perfection!

6. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

4.3 - lg revolution, moto x2, sam charge. I like the size of the 4.3's.... maybe even a little bigger..... but I don't want to be holding a Galaxy Tab or iPad up to my head..."Can you hear me now?"

8. Rich unregistered

4.3! and im sure all those smaller iphone voting people vote smaller bc they dont have bigger... just wait till the new iphone comes out with a larger screen. this poll will look drastically different.

16. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

I have an iphone and i voted between 4.0-4.29. I am not devoted to any one phone. I like all the different OS. I switch phones every 3-4 months. Why? because I can and it makes me happy

25. snowgator

Posts: 3620; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

.... and we like to keep our hallucinations happy, so change away. :-D

9. Denio

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

min. 3.8, optimal 4.0, max 4.2

31. deep pockets unregistered


11. SE freak unregistered

4.2 inch 16:9 screen in 117grams light phone (SE Arc) :))

13. darkninja

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 09, 2011

I want the option for just 4.3" Anything bigger than that to me is pushing it, and would not be comfortable to carry around all day.

14. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

When edge to edge screens start popping up, 4-4.3" will be perfect for most people. Now we need to get them 1920x1080.

30. sctwinslow

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 06, 2010

I agree its not always about the size of the screen, it depends on size of bezel also

15. PimpStrong unregistered

4.5" is perfect for me because my phone is more for entertainment than for actual talking. It's a mini tablet size with phone capabilities. Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!

17. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

4" would be the best for me as I have quite medium sized hands :)

18. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

It's not the Size that counts, it's what you can do with it!! j/k. Bigger is always better! 4.5!

19. More Power unregistered

I have large hand and have a 3.7" screen now. I think that 4.2' would be the sweet spot. Large enough to display all the goodies and web content, yet small enough to hold comfortably for extended amount of time while still fitting in a back pocket. IMO

21. ahubb unregistered

4inches is probably the perfect size. 95% of the phones with 4.3in. screens all seem too bulky or too long. Granted, some are thin but length and width wise they aren't as pocket friendly as say a phone with a 3.5, 3.7 or 4in screen is. The only phone I've seen with a 4.3in screen that doesnt look unattractively long or wide is the HTC Thunderbolt. But it is still kind of thick depth wise. So across the board for men and women 4in. is the perfect screen size for a smartphone.

22. mjh unregistered

I like my phone to fit in my pocket. If I need a large screen I have a tablet or laptop. These phone are too big these days. 3.5 is perfect.

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