Consumers today are obsessed with big-screen phones for better efficiency and experience. However, at the same time, they want a phone that can fit into their pockets. Hence, Apple started rolling out an iPhone Mini model with each lineup. But, this year, the Cupertino tech giant is dropping the iPhone Mini. And in the Android space, the Asus Zenfone 9 sports the smallest screen of 5.9-inch, which is still larger than Apple’s 5.4-inch Mini. However, after thorough consideration, we can say that a 6.1-inch display is the best smartphone screen size.
Most smartphones today, for example, the Google Pixel 6A, have a 6.1-inch display screen. And when compared to the 6.4-inch and 6.7-inch Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, respectively, a 6.1-inch screen looks pretty tiny. However, it is relatively larger than the Mini’s display. Besides, a 6.1-inch display phone is small enough to fit inside pockets but large enough to appease big-screen phone-loving customers.
On the other hand, Sony also teased a new “compact” handset, possibly the Xperia 5 IV. And similar to its predecessor, it might sport a 6.1-inch screen. Besides, most of the best-selling budget or midrange Android phones’ screens hover around the 6.5-inch mark. Thus, Xperia 5 IV’s estimated screen size does sound “compact” in comparison.
However, at the same time, a 6.1-inch screen isn’t that small. Besides, the base models of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13 flaunt this size. Thus, the screen size of a phone starts at 6.1 inches. Therefore, this display size is basically a default for Android and iOS flagship phones.
The bottom line is that the smartphone industry cannot go higher than 6.7-inches (of the iPhone 12 Pro Max) for display screens. Doing so wouldn’t make a smartphone a phone anymore; it will go into the ranks of a tablet.
But, since consumer demands bigger screen sizes, it is best to reach a middle ground for it rather than upping the game every time. Thus, a display size of 6.1-inch should satisfy both the big-screen-loving crowd and the other consumers.