Quick Quiz: Screen Size or Software Version?


You are presented with two Android smartphones:, and you can pick only one. Which will it be, and what are your reasons?

Phone A: 4.7-inch display running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, with no option to update the OS.

Phone B: 3.5-inch display, running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

The rest of the specs of the two phones are the same, so the only differentiating factors are screen size and OS version. You can pick only one and there are no other options. Which of the above devices will be your choice and why?

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “Quick Quiz: Screen Size or Software Version?

  • February 6, 2014 at 6:14 am

    d big screen… y? cos imo smartphones r better enjoyed wiv humungus screens

  • February 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I would also flow with the phone with the bigger screen.

    As to the moribund OS version, there are almost always third party apps to take care of most of the lapses.

    So, Phone A, it is!

  • February 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Big size with an OS that won’t even allow BBM? No Thanks! Option B for me Mr Mo.

  • February 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    @Kayode, BBM for Android Gingerbread now exists, by BlackBerry Inc.

    Google is our friend.

    • February 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

      @EKB, didn’t know that but will still stick to the newer OS though.

    • February 7, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Pardon my error… EBK

    • February 6, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      See as people fail exams o! Instructions said there are no other options available beside the two provided. Dear Noni….tsk…tsk…

  • February 7, 2014 at 6:34 am

    My choice is Phone A.
    Screen size makes it easier for less errors when typing with my big fingers. When I use the iPhone4s (a 3.5′ screen device) for example I type with a lot of caution. But i can care less on the 4.7′ screen device and still get better accuracy. Also, consuming media and mobile games will be better on the bigger screen. For the OS, It’s Android, you can always make the best of it even though it’s an old version. The android 2.3.5 even offers better features than the newest update to some OS like the ios 7.

  • February 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Mister Mo, this didn’t even come close to WAEC must less JAMB!

    Either way, 4.3″ is a more ideal size for me. If 4.7″ with Gingerbread is okay for a beginner, but for anyone who has tried anything higher, Gingerbread is an under-performer.

    Jelly Bean is my Android version of choice, regardless of the screen size.

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