The ideal screen size for a smartphone has been changing over the years, but it seems to finally be set. In a poll of 837 6″ became the most popular option, which is when choosing the 5.9″ to 6.5″ range next year It’s proven (most people lean towards the low end). 6.1” was voter’s top choice in last week’s poll.
Previous Screen Size Poll Results: From 2019 • From 2019
it is The option chosen by a quarter of voters. The slightly larger 6.3″ option got half the votes. That’s largely in line with previous results, which centered on 6″ and a little taller.
The second most popular option is under 6″, although this may be a result of minority voters. Market data does not support it The notion that such small phones are popular – the iPhone mini, for example, sells worse than the 6.1″ iPhone. While Asus has the potential to sell tens of millions of Zenfone 9s, we doubt it will stay quiet.
On the other side of the fence are people who like big phones. Combining the 6.7″ and 6.8+ inch options, we got almost a quarter of the vote – and for quite a few people, bigger is better.
That said, the 6.5-inch median is the second most popular choice if we discount the sub-6-inch ballots. As some have pointed out in the comments, weight matters too, and while it’s not a perfectly linear relationship, a bigger phone almost always means a heavier phone. Most 6.5″s weigh under 23g (although there are exceptions).
How important is screen size anyway? As it turns out, a lot. Most people say it’s an important consideration when buying a new phone. For others, it’s still an important metric, however willing they are to take it. You’ve probably noticed that the biggest phones tend to have the best screens and cameras.