September 26, 2022

It's done: the best smartphone screen size is 6.1 inches

It’s done: the best smartphone screen size is 6.1 inches

Today I bring you good and bad news. The bad news is that small phones are dead. Apple is everything but sure Kill iPhone Mini This year, the smallest Android phone I’ve used all year is Asus Zenfone 9 5.9 Inch Slightly larger than the 5.4-inch Mini. But this is what is called “small” now.

Here’s the good news. We can finally put an end to the debate about the proper size of the phone because I just came up with an answer: 6.1 inches. All phones from now on should adhere to the new and completely reasonable standards that they invented and come with a 6.1 inch screen. Take the Google Pixel 6A and its screen is – you guessed it – 6.1 inches. Next to my 6.4- and 6.7-inch Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, it’s pretty small. She tricked me into thinking I was holding a mini phone when I first took it out of the box, but it’s actually a lot bigger than the Mini.

Small phones are fine (iPhone Mini, left) but the 6.1-inch phone (iPhone 13, right) is the next best thing.
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

If we can’t have really small phones, we should have more like the Pixel 6A: small enough to fit in your pocket but big enough for a large number of phone lovers to handle. Some exceptions will be allowed, but the power given to me by literally anyone: 6.1 inches is the new default. This is my reasoning.

It’s small enough to sort of qualify as a compact phone.

Sony Just teased a new ‘squeezed’ phone This is likely to be the Xperia 5 IV, which is very likely to have a 6.1-inch screen like its predecessor. Since most Android phones (especially Bestselling budget and mid-range devices) is hovering around the 6.5-inch mark these days, and that’s considered compact.

It is also, objectively speaking, not too small. Here’s something that really happened: When I unpacked the Google Pixel 6A, it gushed into the rest edge The staff review on Slack about what a cute little phone was. Toddler Pixel 6! They quickly reminded me that 6.1 inches is not a pretty small phone area. When you spend most of your time using bulky Android phones, you may lose your sense of what’s small and what’s normal.

It’s large enough to be acceptable to an audience that prefers larger phones.

The base models of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13 are both 6.1 inches. In the US, at least, these are basically the default flagship phones on Android and iOS — you can go from there, in terms of price and screen size, but everything starts at 6.1 inches. Look at my previous point about normalizing screen size with repeated exposure: if most people really see this as the default, it’s flattened out, I say! No need to push the standard screen size up – we’re all comfortable here.

Someone should put an end to the enlargement of the screen size.

Years ago, we all walked around with tiny 5-inch phones in our pockets, and you know what? that was good. But then we got greedy for more square inches and more pixels. we are here. The biggest iPhone is the 6.7 inch giant. What next, a 7.6-inch screen? You should fold it in half Even to bear! imagined! The madness must stop.

Samsung Galaxy S22 in hand

We see? Look how cute the 6.1 inch Galaxy S22 is.
Photo by Alison Johnson/The Verge

I’m not saying every phone should be 6.1 inches. People have talked, and people want Maxes, Pluses, and Ultras. just me announcing We politely ask that we come up with a reasonable compromise that satisfies both small phone aficionados and everyone else before it’s too late. In the meantime, I’ll be here, crying sweetly as I put my SIM in another phone with a huge 6-inch screen.