Smartphone owners demand bigger screens
Four inches or more preferred
If you're one of those folks who favour smartphones with supersize screens, you're not alone. Nearly 90 per cent of your fellow phone owners want handsets to have bigger displays.
So reveals market watcher Strategy Analytics after polling punters earlier this year. The favoured screen sizes range from 4.0 to 4.5 inches, it said.
“Almost 90 per cent of existing smartphone owners surveyed chose a prototype smartphone with a display larger than their current device,” said SA's Paul Brown.
There's a catch: folk are only willing to put with with bigger sizes if the handsets are thin and the weight remains low.
Men are - you'd never guess - more likely to be keen on extended-size devices than women, especially if they're Android fans.
Blokes, of course, have bigger hands and are more likely to be after a better gaming experience and to watch video - both key usages that are driving demand for larger screens, SA said.
More folk are viewing webpages on the move too, and that is also steering punters toward devices with larger displays. ®
seems I'm one of the minority then.. prefer a slimmer phone that doesn't feel like I'm carrying a tea-tray in my pocket.
Re: Galaxy Note
Sorry for the thumbs down but that's a very subjective opinion. I've a Note and it's far and away the best smartphone I've ever had - the size is absolutely perfect for my use-case, ie it's perfectly useable as a phone and is also absolutely fantastic for gps/photos/videos/web/docs. For me it's the perfect converged size between a phone and a tablet - for some it's too big as a phone, for others it's too small as a tablet. Certainly if I just want phone duties my N8 is great, but my old 6110 is even better, but I want more than a simple phone. I was used to it in an hour and I honestly could not go back to a smaller screen now.
3.7 screens are the top-end for me. Anything larger than that and I can't easily control it one-handed with my thumb.