What's the ideal smartphone screen size for you: poll results
posted by Victor H. / Aug 25, 2014, 8:35 AM
In fact, there is not one, but two sizes that emerge in the race to the top: 4.7-inch and 5-inch smartphones. 5-inch smartphones actually grabbed nearly 30% of your votes, and 4.7-inch ones ran not too far behind with 23.4%.
The sweet spot for a smartphone screen is between 4.5 inches and 5.5 inchesAdd to that the other double-digit results, and you'd see that an overwhelming majority of people think that the sweet spot for a smartphone screen is between 4.5 inches and 5.5 inches. With expectations for two upcoming iPhones, one with a 4.7-inch display, and another one with a 5.5-inch one, it seems that at least in terms of size, we'll soon reach an industry-wide agreement on the 'right' smartphone sizes.
Interestingly, the two extremes that are smartphones with screen size smaller than 4" in diagonal and those larger than 5.7" received only marginal support. With this sweet agreement from the results in mind, it seems that we should finally be able to focus less on just the size and measurements of smartphones, and more on what we can actually do with them. And isn't this great?
What's the ideal smartphone screen size for you?
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posted on Aug 25, 2014, 8:44 AM 3
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It comes to prove bigger doesn't always mean better.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:46 AM 4
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Well this poll is somewhat pointless because the screen size does not necessarily equate to phone size. If they could make a phone with 0 bezels I would easily take a greater than 5 inch screen. But some phones will have 4.7 inch screens like the iPhone and be as large as a 5.2 phone like the S5. It really needs to be a poll of phone size instead of screen size.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 10:22 AM 4
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Do this poll a few years later and see how the consumer's tastes and preferences have changed!
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 8:48 AM 2
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They've done that already. They'll do it again. I'm hoping that the standards don't go above 5.5".
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 8:52 AM 1
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Previously it was like 4.7" is identical but now it's becoming 5" as the best size as per the poll. But 4.7" is best IMO.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 8:55 AM 3
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Remember when 3.5 inches was "just about the right size"?
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 8:56 AM 7
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Nope, I alway want 4" plus screen then hd2 come out I love it, then skyrocket then s3 come out that is where I found it little bit too big for me and I'm short with average hand. Htc one m7 is sweet phone...... I found 4.3 to 4.7 seem to be test best.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 3:20 PM 0
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I have got big hands and I can say 5 inches just perfect
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 8:58 AM 2
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I noticed something with this poll... It seems to correspond with the popularity of phones. I've used smartphones ranging from 4.7 to 5.5. Each one feels ideal after I've used it for a while. Should have a box to tick to mark whether your ideal is your current. It would produce much more interesting results.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:02 AM 0
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It's not the case for me. I'm using now a Google Nexus 5 and I wish it was a bit smaller. For me 66 mm wide seems to a maximum to be able to use the phone with one hand withtout having to do some hand gymnastic. So I voted for 4.7 But I don't think there is an "ideal" size, as it denpends on your hand size. I bet if you ask the same in a more women predominant forum the answer will be between 4 and 5" instead.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:37 AM 1
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Exactly, they should definitely divide the poll by sex. Most girls I know like something around 4-4.5", most guys like something around 5". My gf loves the G5 but won't get it simply because it's too big for her to use comfortably. I would love to get a Note 4, but I'm not getting something I can't comfortably have in my pocket.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 1:05 PM 1
4" all the way. Everything else ain't a phone anymore.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:05 AM 1
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For me, it's the size of the phone that matters. Over the years, my ideal screen size has increased as bezels have become smaller. My old phone was 4", my current phone is 4.3", but looking at how bezels have become smaller, i reckon my ideal screen size would be about 4.5 now.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:06 AM 1
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Its all about screen to phone ratio. My s3 with a 4.8" screen feels like a behemoth compared to the Motorola moto x at 4.7". That being said the note 2 doesn't feel all that much larger than my s3 but the note 2 is at 5.5". So like what I've said and so many others have stated its screen to phone ratio
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 11:19 AM 0
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