One of the most important things to consider when thinking about buying a smartphone is the size of the screen. Some users find a large screen absolutely vital, where others see it as an annoyance if the phone is large. This article will discuss how vital a big screen is and what other things you need to think about.
The smartphone needs little introduction. In short, over the past couple of decades smartphones, essentially phones with access to the internet and internet-based applications, have taken over from all other mobile phone devices. On a smart phone you can browse the web, check your email and do all the things a normal mobile phone can do too. You can also take and view photographs and in most cases videos too, and you can play a huge range of games and even watch films and TV programs you’ve downloaded. The size of the screen then, is fairly important.
Why You Want a big Smartphone Screen
Whether you need a giant smartphone screen or not simply comes down to what you are going to use your phone for. If your main use of your phone is making calls, then a large screen is not likely to be that important for you. If you’re planning to read books, watch films and play games on your phone, then it might be the most important factor. Of course, web browsing and emailing is much easier on a big screen as well, but you can probably manage on a medium size screen for these basic functions. If it’s a large screen you’re after then you should think about starting your search at around a 5 inch screen. Many major phone manufacturers offer these sizes and some of the larger screens go up to around 6 inches. It might even be possible to find larger ones, but these are not as practical and you’ll have trouble fitting your phone into your pocket. Check the inches before you purchase because some companies refer to their 4.7inch screens as the XL model when in fact this isn’t very big at all. Generally speaking, over the last few years screen sizes have increased on average reflecting the increasing demand for a big screen phone.
Things that might be more important than a large screen
Remember that the screen is just an aesthetic thing and doesn’t indicate that the phone is more powerful, faster or capable of doing any more than a smaller phone. Consider the phones spec, its operating system and its camera quality as well as just the screen size. Also consider whether you want your phone to fit easily into your pocket or whether you will be keeping in in your handbag, in which case you can go up a size without losing anything when it comes to convenience. In general though, the big screen is best for those interested in photos, gaming and films, rather than just basic phone functions.