Is a six-inch screen the perfect compromise?

No one has been able to avoid that our smartphones have gotten bigger over time. Smartphones are extremely versatile computers, cameras, gaming machines and communication and navigation tools that fit in your pocket.

The fact that screens have grown is partly due simply to an increased demand for large panels, not least because mobile phones are often used for media consumption. It is also easier for manufacturers to fit everything in a large construction, while larger mobiles often have better battery life.

In the early 00s it was a different tune. Steve Jobs said that “no one will buy a big phone” and the pioneering Samsung Galaxy Note was derided by reviewers for being outlandishly large and clunky (when Apple launched its first major smartphone in 2014, however, it sounded different in the US blogosphere).

Today, we seem to have reached a kind of consensus: a screen around six inches is the perfect compromise and balance between a large screen and a flexible and easy-to-handle format. The entry-level models of iPhones and the very popular Galaxy S series have 6.1-inch screens.

Apple tried to make a true small performance phone through the Mini models, but the demand was too low. Just six inches seems to be a “sweet spot” many people appreciate. The screen is large enough to watch videos and look at pictures without claustrophobia, while the designs fit easily into pockets and fit well in the hand.

However, several manufacturers still only offer real bastards in the top tier, like OnePlus and Google. Perhaps it is time for all manufacturers to start releasing the top models in both “small” and large formats, without too many compromises in the smaller editions.

What do you think? Is a screen around six inches the optimal screen size for most people and should more people adopt the format?

Source: Swedroid by

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