I had a guest last week, a mobile phone retailer, and we spent good time talking and sharing and playing with a handful of devices. He had with him an iPhone. Now, the only iPhone I have ever owned was the 3GS back in 2010. The iPhone 3GS had a 3.5-inch display. A display of 3.5 inches in size was large back in 2010, but the world has since moved forward in leaps and bounds. Except Apple. This is 2014, and the iPhone display has only grown an extra 0.5 inches since the 3GS.
I held that iPhone in my hands last week and played with it. It was so small! It was there and then that it occurred to me that the current iPhone range has exactly the same screen size as the entry level Nokia X and Lumia 520, for example. Many other entry level phones from other manufacturers all feature a 4-inch display. I know that Apple has now got larger displays in the works, but I just couldn’t get my head around the fact that people pay so much for such a tiny device.
However, I absolutely love how portable and how handy the iPhone is. Very nice. For serious work and best comfort though, a display of 4.5 to 5.5 inches works for me. My very sweet spot seems to be 5 inches though. But, yes; that is life: different strokes for different folks. Do you own an iPhone? How do you find the display size?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.