re: Smartphone Shoppers Prefer Larger Displays
I do NOT see a need for a mobile phone to have a screen larger than 3.5 inches. The device is designed for mobility and telephone service, so I want it to be compact and easy to carry. I usually carry it in my pants pocket. If I want to read anything that takes me longer than ten minutes, I can read it on a pad, computer, or on paper. The mobile phone is really not designed for true computing, reading, or browsing. It's not easy or convenient to write on it or to read anything other than short emails or articles. The small size of the 4 or 5+ inch phones and phablets will cause finger and hand cramps and pain when you type on it too much or too long, and it will cause eyestrain when you read on such a small display for too long. Yes, 5.3 inch is still too small for long-term reading and writing, yet, it is too big to fit comfortably or snugly in my pants pocket. So, how is someone going to comfortably and safely carry it? I guess you can carry it in a jacket or coat pocket, but then, you'll always need a jacket or coat; and that's not too practical. You can put it in a purse or bag, but that does not offer the fastest and easiest access. Therefore, if you need to do real reading and writing on a mobile device, then you might as well use a 7 or 10 inch tablet or laptop. Use the telephone for telephoning and keep it simple and small.