The ideal smartphone screen size--the history of their evolution


Years ago, a small phone was desirable. Now, most consumers won’t even bother considering a phone with a screen less than four or five inches wide. It’s understandable that consumers would desire a smaller, slimmer phone, when one takes into account the comically large “bricks” that represent the first foray into true mobile phone development. Companies scrambled to cram more capabilities into a smaller space, giving rise to the Blackberry and the flip phone.

From brick-sized mammoths that required an antenna to palm-sized flip phones with thumbnail screens, to the now widely used, borderline-tablet that is the Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 6, mobile phones themselves, let alone smartphones, have gone through quite an evolution since their first emergence.

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Andrew Hendricks

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