Quick Quiz: Screen Size or Software Version?

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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?


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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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