Does size Really Matter…? Which Phone Suits You?
December 2, 2018 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

In the past couple of years, we have seen phones change drastically. From touchscreen to face recognition and from Siri to having the phone actually make calls. The sizes of phones have also increased, and many have been worried that having a huge phone will be a inconvenience or like carrying a big brick around trying to make a call. Is that still the stigma we have around phones or has everyone suddenly decided to let that go as they stay buried in the newest technologies. Regardless of what the case may be, we are here to consider whether the size of a phone really matters and what’s the best phone for you.

iOS vs Android

It is very likely that when you are buying a smartphone nowadays it will either run on an IOS system or an Android system. Comparing the two we will see how much both have grown in recent years. Especially with size and which is really the better choice based on a wide range of variables. In regard to affordability android definitely has more choice and at a cheaper range than the iPhone.

In regard to the app stores, IOS tend to get high quality games quicker on the market and the app store has a better interface and quality rather than the android. However, Android’s are starting to become a bigger market day by day. It is clear however, that both android and IOS have been creating larger smartphones lately as this has become the trend. In android’s the Galaxy S has grown considerably larger from a size 4” in 2010 to a size 6.2” with the Galaxy S8 in 2017. The IPhone has also followed this trend going from a size 3.5’’ with the IPhone 3 to a size 5.5” with the IPhone 6+.

Importance of Size Regarding Technological Aspects

Why do companies make phones larger is a question that most people have probably asked themselves. Is it for the looks or is there a reason behind it. Doing some research I have discovered that there isn’t that much research being done on whether or not the weight and size of a phone effect usability. One thing that can be proven is that internet searching tasks are slower in the smaller screens. Larger screens can also make the users experience more enjoyable rather than on smaller screens.

In terms of sound and cameras. It’s not about the size of the phone you buy it what kind of phone you buy. You can buy a phone that will suit all your needs whether you are looking for a good camera or a good sound system there is phones out there to suit everyone’s needs. For example, Samsung Galaxy s9 is 5.8” and is rated as one of the best phones for a good camera but Google pixel 2 is also rated one of the best and it has the size of 5.0”. Therefore, size does not change technological aspects from what I can see but it is generally more of an enjoyable user experience when it comes to a larger screen and size of the phone.

Practicality of A Large Phone & Price

One of the main reasons people are against large phones is because they simply find it too cumbersome to carry around such a large thing. Disadvantages of such a large screen can be thumb operation as it can be difficult to reach things if you do not have large hands. You are also more likely to drop it due to the awkward size of such a phone. However, smaller sized phones also have their problems. For example, gaming can be problematic with such a small screen, typing vertically can become exhausting as trying to type horizontally could prove too difficult with such a small screen. Your ability to read a bunch of text could also prove difficult with such a small phone. I would suggest if you require to use your phone quite a bit throughout the day overall a large screen might just be a better choice for you.

Larger screens generally enable you to do more in an easier and more effective way such as update your email and check your calendar. Larger batteries will also come with larger screens therefore for professionals this might be important when you need your phone at all times to stay in touch. In general, even for personal use a large screen might be better at enhancing your experience such as online shopping, scrolling through apps, reading, taking pictures  and watching videos. The truth is price really depends on what kind of phone your buying and what comes with it. You can get large phones for a decent price, but you can also get large phones which cost a lot due to features that come with them.

In the end if you are still worried about sizing up a good test to do is to print out the dimensions of the phone and to try it out in your hands and see what it feels like. If it seems to big maybe try something smaller. What’s most important is regardless of size look for a phone with features that will suit you.

 

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Does size Really Matter…? Which Phone Suits You?
December 2, 2018 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

In the past couple of years, we have seen phones change drastically. From touchscreen to face recognition and from Siri to having the phone actually make calls. The sizes of phones have also increased, and many have been worried that having a huge phone will be a inconvenience or like carrying a big brick around trying to make a call. Is that still the stigma we have around phones or has everyone suddenly decided to let that go as they stay buried in the newest technologies. Regardless of what the case may be, we are here to consider whether the size of a phone really matters and what’s the best phone for you.

iOS vs Android

It is very likely that when you are buying a smartphone nowadays it will either run on an IOS system or an Android system. Comparing the two we will see how much both have grown in recent years. Especially with size and which is really the better choice based on a wide range of variables. In regard to affordability android definitely has more choice and at a cheaper range than the iPhone.

In regard to the app stores, IOS tend to get high quality games quicker on the market and the app store has a better interface and quality rather than the android. However, Android’s are starting to become a bigger market day by day. It is clear however, that both android and IOS have been creating larger smartphones lately as this has become the trend. In android’s the Galaxy S has grown considerably larger from a size 4” in 2010 to a size 6.2” with the Galaxy S8 in 2017. The IPhone has also followed this trend going from a size 3.5’’ with the IPhone 3 to a size 5.5” with the IPhone 6+.

Importance of Size Regarding Technological Aspects

Why do companies make phones larger is a question that most people have probably asked themselves. Is it for the looks or is there a reason behind it. Doing some research I have discovered that there isn’t that much research being done on whether or not the weight and size of a phone effect usability. One thing that can be proven is that internet searching tasks are slower in the smaller screens. Larger screens can also make the users experience more enjoyable rather than on smaller screens.

In terms of sound and cameras. It’s not about the size of the phone you buy it what kind of phone you buy. You can buy a phone that will suit all your needs whether you are looking for a good camera or a good sound system there is phones out there to suit everyone’s needs. For example, Samsung Galaxy s9 is 5.8” and is rated as one of the best phones for a good camera but Google pixel 2 is also rated one of the best and it has the size of 5.0”. Therefore, size does not change technological aspects from what I can see but it is generally more of an enjoyable user experience when it comes to a larger screen and size of the phone.

Practicality of A Large Phone & Price

One of the main reasons people are against large phones is because they simply find it too cumbersome to carry around such a large thing. Disadvantages of such a large screen can be thumb operation as it can be difficult to reach things if you do not have large hands. You are also more likely to drop it due to the awkward size of such a phone. However, smaller sized phones also have their problems. For example, gaming can be problematic with such a small screen, typing vertically can become exhausting as trying to type horizontally could prove too difficult with such a small screen. Your ability to read a bunch of text could also prove difficult with such a small phone. I would suggest if you require to use your phone quite a bit throughout the day overall a large screen might just be a better choice for you.

Larger screens generally enable you to do more in an easier and more effective way such as update your email and check your calendar. Larger batteries will also come with larger screens therefore for professionals this might be important when you need your phone at all times to stay in touch. In general, even for personal use a large screen might be better at enhancing your experience such as online shopping, scrolling through apps, reading, taking pictures  and watching videos. The truth is price really depends on what kind of phone your buying and what comes with it. You can get large phones for a decent price, but you can also get large phones which cost a lot due to features that come with them.

In the end if you are still worried about sizing up a good test to do is to print out the dimensions of the phone and to try it out in your hands and see what it feels like. If it seems to big maybe try something smaller. What’s most important is regardless of size look for a phone with features that will suit you.

 



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