What Is the Perfect Screen Size for a Smartphone? [Poll]

Screen size can be really important on a smartphone. It determines where it will fit, how it is used in your hands, and what can be viewed on it. What is the perfect screen size for a smartphone?

Screen size on mobile phones has come far if you think back to earlier phones when there was just text on them. The smartphone changed all that, turning phones into a small computerized device. But the more things that are being done on smartphones, the larger the screen size has gotten. The sizes of the screens range from 2 inches up through 8. Apple decided they wanted to compete better with Android, so they recently changed their screen size from 4 inches to two choices of 4.7 and 5.5 inches.

But which is better? Is it better to have a smaller screen so that the overall size of the phone is smaller to fit in your pocket and hand better? Or is it okay to sacrifice that in order to have a larger screen size to better see texts, social media, and videos?

What is the perfect screen size for a smartphone?

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Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.


  1. one important answer is missing:

    small enough to handle it with one hand.

    for me that is somewhere between 5″ and 5.5″

  2. Manufacturers should read this article on how ppl use their phone and then decide the size of their products

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