Over the past years, the Android smartphone makers have explored many variations in terms of the display size shifting the ideal size from 2.5 inches to 6.3 inches. Eventually, the smartphones have been growing bigger in size and now they have reached a point after which they cannot get bigger. The increase in the number of smartphones with large displays over 5 inches has opened a new segment called ‘Phablet’.
Lately, almost all the smartphones that have been launched since 2012 come with an average display size of 4.5 inch or above. Especially, the high-end Android offerings come with 5 inch plus displays. Not only Android smartphones, even Windows Phone manufacturers are coming up large screen phones in order to stay ahead in the race. Also, Cupertino based tech titan Apple announced a 4 inch iPhone and is tipped be prepping 4.8 inch and 6 inch iPhone models.
But, what is the reason for the manufacturers to launch super sized smartphones and the consumers to like the trend? It could be anything like bigger screens are better for texting, browsing or any such functionality. Here we have a few advantages that justify that smartphones should be having large sized displays. Have a look at them.
The smartphones not only come with large screens, but they also come with advanced technologies and high pixel density offering a visual treat to the users. The large displays offer more real estate to house widgets and app icons and they are ideal to enjoy high definition wallpapers and live wallpapers.
With the increasing number of addictive games, there is no reason to explain the advantage of large screen phones when it comes to playing games. Such large displays definitely make the fantastic graphics enjoyable and also do justice to the graphic intense games. Besides large displays, the heavy games do require good storage space and processing speed as well.
The large screen devices are very comfortable and convenient to browse the snaps that have been clicked. Be it the smartphone’s gallery, photographs, wallpapers or images on social networks, the big screen phones are the best ones.
These days, the smartphones users check access their social networks such as Facebook and Twitter mainly using smartphones. Large sized smartphones make this practice convenient as they provide a similar experience as computers. Bigger screens make it easier to read the updates, view the posts shared by friends, post an update or perform any such activity.
The evolution of technology has surely swapped the need of buying or borrowing books to keep up our reading habits. There are a slew of e-book reader apps that can be downloaded on the smartphones to enjoy reading any thing that we want to. Since the mobile is ultra portable, we can take just tap to read any book using the large screen smartphones. Bigger displays product more content on a single page thereby avoiding the need to scroll or turn the page.
The combination of large displays and cloud storage facilities, it is pretty easy to access the data from any device and anywhere. Users can simply create or edit documents and files right from their smartphone and save them to the cloud storage using a slew of services such as Skydrive, OneNote, Dropbox and others. Using the virtual keyboard is also easy in big screen devices as compared to the ones with small screens.
Big screen smartphones do have their own benefits including those options that are mentioned above and these have made them highly popular among the consumers. Also, the vendors have come up with technologies that result in slim form factors to prevent the large screen phones from getting bulky. But, it has to be noted that being too big will definitely create problems related to usability. Users will surely find it tough to operate their big screen devices in one hand and struggle to carry them in pocket. However, the benefits of owning such smartphones have outshined the discomforts.