Smartphone Screen Size is Growing

Apple and Android have been converging on a common 5.5-inch screen size. The iPhone, which started out at 3.5 inches has grown by 57% starting with the release of the iPhone 5 in 2012. Growth in the Samsung Galaxy S range also growing by 28% since 2010.

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While mobile app usage is continuing to overtake desktop internet usage, apps for messaging, social networking, navigation, and gaming have changed smartphones from the simple voice call device. Manufacturers are following the trend by adapting screen size and interfaces.

So what of the future? Will screen size continue to grow unabated with users dropping phones in favour of small tablets so that only one is device needed – probably not, after all it is hard to imagine a night out with a tablet in your back pocket. Perhaps two devices per user is the future?

Mark Wilkinson is one of the founders of Zoomcloud. You’ll find him on Twitter @markwilkinsonnz