Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has posted a study proving that people like bigger screens. This is surprising, since as a person with large hands, even I find it a bit difficult to wield a phone that is 4.8″. However, according to the study, among Android phones sold in 3 months in 8 countries, 29% had a screen larger than 4.5″. And those who bought larger phones used them more for browsing the internet and other tasks. There is a significant jump in usage for those who have big phones. Maybe the market is just adjusting to what we want, and not the other way around. But we are interested in what you guys think. Is the trend towards bigger smartphones a good thing, even if to an extent? Chime in below!
In my opinion, the graph in the image above only shows part of the needed data, what I mean is, there's no indication about who uses which phone.
Usually phones with small screens are low-end phones, which are used by people who need only the basics: calls and SMS, without bothering about Wi-Fi, internet, apps, etc. etc. .
On the "opposing front", phones with big screens are high-end phones (Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3, HTC One X to name a few), bought by people willing to spend more money, usually because they know what they need from a smartphone.
This said, it is only a natural consequence that if one has a big screen (---->user with needs from a smartphone) will browse more on the internet, will use his Wi-Fi to check emails, social networks.
I question these numbers. Do consumers like bigger screens, or has there been a lack of quality small screen Android Phones to date? Every new flagship Android has a bigger and bigger screen.
Now that the Nexus 7 is out, I have much less of a need for a large screen on my smartphone. It can go back to being small because anything I want to do on a larger screen I'll do on the N7. Yet, when I review the market for a nice small-screen Android phone, nothing is very compelling...
HansV I can actually agree with that. The lack of GOOD small phones could contribute to this.
They aren't just " phones" That's why there's that demand for larger displays and quad core processors . People are doing more and more with their device , Browing the Internet mostly along with streaming movies and music and doing some gaming . Which most mobile games are getting to the point to where they are almost console quality .