Weekly poll: what is the ideal screen size for a smartphone?
The idea of the perfect screen size for a smartphone keeps evolving, that is, it keeps growing. In 2017 it was 5.2″, which increased to 6″ in 2019, then in 2020 it was between 5.9″ and 6.5″ (leaning towards the lower end). Has this trend continued since or have we finally reached a physical limit?
A report this week suggests that Samsung may be scrapping the Galaxy S24+. Since the Galaxy S10, the S series has small, medium and large options. However, unconfirmed reports claim that the Galaxy S22+ was the least popular of the three and if the S23+ underperforms, then Samsung might have the proof it needs to ditch it.
The Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch display, the S22+ a 6.6-inch display, and the S22 Ultra a 6.8-inch display. The S23 series should retain these dimensions – will you miss it the most if it disappears?
Smartphones come in a variety of sizes, but things can change
Apple recently removed a size option from its lineup – the 5.4″ mini is no longer, leaving just two sizes, 6.1″ (Vanilla and Pro) and 6.7″ (Plus and Pro Max). Google’s phones target similar sizes with a 6.1-inch Pixel 6a, 6.3-inch Pixel 7, and 6.7-inch Pixel 7 Pro.
Then there’s the 6.0-inch Xperia 10 IV, the 6.1-inch Xperia 5 IV, and the 6.5-inch Xperia 1 IV. We mention Sony specifically because of its unusual 21:9 aspect ratio, which makes the phones slim but tall. Aside from the Xperias, most phones are in the 19:9 to 20:9 range.
So, ruling out the outliers with extra-wide aspect ratios, what’s your ideal screen size? Vote below or using this page.
With reports of poor iPhone 14 Plus sales (even worse than the underperforming iPhone 13 mini), Apple may have discovered eliminating a screen size option was a mistake. . Maybe Samsung will find the same thing if it drops the 6.6-inch model from its 2024 lineup. Or maybe not – how important is screen size to you when considering buying a new one? telephone ? Vote below or using this page.