My previous smartphone had a 4" screen. To me, that was OK, but for using it for web browsing it quickly became a strain on the eyes.
So a 4" screen would be the minimum for me... devices like 4.3 or 4.7" is where it's at.
I think the Galaxy Note has a fantastic sized screen with a great pixel density.
However, screen size is a lot more important to me than DPI.
i have small hands and i couldn't grip more than 4.1 inch display phone nicely i think..
but still after using it i still find the screen kinda small and i felt sorry for iphone users..
if they had larger screen i would've go for it but it's just too pricy with such a small display
I like my iPhone screen size althoug it can be small some times, but it is pocketable and large enough to do anything, If I would have to shoose for a larger screen it would be 4" and no larger because larger screens make the phone look like a tablet, and that is not the idea. On the other hand, huge screens like 4.5" are not sexy at all.
Nicolas, 16 Mar 2012I dont care much for the screen size itself, as long as the device has the ram and the dpi to ... more
Screen size matters on WEB Browsing and watching videos.
For example... you have two phones w/ different specs but same processing speed. one phone has a larger screen than the other.
now...the question. where would you prefer to watch that movie your dying to see..or that funny video in youtube or read that news?
On the phone w/ a smaller screen or a larger screen?
Larger is just better when it comes to smart phones PERIOD. The challenge for designers is creating a device that is easy to carry. a few years ago smart phones had 2.8 to 3.5 inch screens. now they are pushing 5"
I believe the second generation LG chocolate was on to something with the larger aspect ratio (21:9). I could easily carry and use a 7" smart phone with this aspect ratio
I also believe that sony's tablet that has two adjacent screens is a great idea. personally 3 screens seems like the best solution.
I'm a guy and I have small hands. My xperia arc S is just ok for me at 4.2". But if ever I'll buy a new phone, I would prefer a 4.5 - 4.7" screen size. That would be awesome.
It's not the size! It's how you use it lol.
I wouldn't mind a 4 inch iPhone tho. That would be the perfect device for me as long as size wise it doesn't change much from the current iPhone. I hate large phones.
I dont care much for the screen size itself, as long as the device has the ram and the dpi to keep the screen running sharply without lag, i am happy. So far only the iPhone 4s has delivered. I was happy with the display on the i9000 Salaxy S but it did not have enough ram.
In my opinion, cell phone's screen should be at least 4.5 inch in size or even bigger... the biggest reason why I don't like iPhone is it's small as hell screen...
US and UK are not average in terms of human height. They are oversized for 7-10 cm in average. So study could not pretend of last instance for phone makers. It's unprofessional. 3,7'' - 4,2'' would be more correct, taking whole world in account.
I have S2 t989 and the screen is bigger than the i9100. However the actual display area is only 3.9 inch and this phone work fine for me but some girls actually think it's a big too much for their hand.
Yes 4" at least for the purpose the phone is used for. beyond that galaxy s2 seems perfact having 4.3" its good for almost everything.
4.3" is perfect for me, above that and I'm starting to struggle to hold the thing properly and reach from corner to corner, below that is just not as nice to use. I do however want proportionate thickness and weight increases. I much prefer my Galaxy S2 in its rather thick and weighty Pop! case + 2000mah battery than without
I'm using the sgs2 (owned the o2x, desire z, b7610 etc) and below 4" is not cool if not havinga hardware keyboard. I think the ideal size is indeed about 4 to 4.5". (If the bezel is very thin, perhaps sth like 4.7 is still okay)
4.7 inch (+/- 0.1 inch) is about ideal, at least for men. Big enough for more comfortable browsing, without having to struggle for one-hand operation. For ladies, 4.3 might be more suitable.