The idea of the perfect smartphone screen size is constantly changing, meaning it keeps growing. Back in 2017 it was 5.2″, which grew to 6″ in 2019, then in 2020 it was somewhere between 5.9″ and 6.5″ (leaning towards the lower end). Has this trend continued since then, or have we finally reached a physical limit?
A report this week suggests that Samsung may be ditching the Galaxy S24+. Since the Galaxy S10, the S series has offered small, medium and large variants. However, unconfirmed reports claim that the Galaxy S22+ was the least expensive of the three, and if the S23+ underperforms, Samsung may have the evidence it needs to ditch it.
The Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch display, the S22+ has a 6.6-inch display, and the S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch display. The S23 series is expected to maintain those dimensions. will you miss the benefit if it goes away?
Smartphones come in different sizes, but things can change
Apple recently discontinued the one-size-fits-all version. The 5.4-inch mini is gone, leaving only two sizes: 6.1-inch (vanilla and Pro) and 6.7-inch (Plus and Pro Max). Google’s phones are targeting similar sizes: the 6.1″ Pixel 6a, 6.3″ Pixel 7 and 6.7″ Pixel 7 Pro.
Then there’s Sony’s 6.0” Xperia 10 IV, 6.1” Xperia 5 IV and 6.5” Xperia 1 IV. We give special mention to the Sony for its unusual 21:9 aspect ratio, which makes the phones slim but tall. Xperias aside, most phones fall between 19:9 and 20:9.
So, excluding the extra wide aspect ratio, what’s your ideal screen size? Vote below or using this page.
Given the reports of poor sales for the iPhone 14 Plus (even worse than the flawless iPhone 13 mini), Apple may have discovered that eliminating the screen size option was a mistake. Perhaps Samsung will find the same if it drops the 6.6-inch model from its 2024 lineup. Or maybe not. How important is screen size to you when considering a new phone? Vote below or using this page.