It’s official, bigger smartphones are better

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Ryan Hanson
Staff Writer

When walking across campus, it seems that the majority of people now own a smartphone that is bigger than 5”. Do you think a smartphone bigger than 5″ is too big?  Studies now show that you are part of a minority. A variety of studies conducted by multiple institutions indicate that the smartphone world is going big.

A survey was conducted by the market researching company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, that tested a large sample of 20,000 smartphone users who purchased a smartphone in the first quarter of this year, found that one of the top priorities of people in the market that are purchasing a smartphone is screen size.

“Our data clearly shows that bigger is better for most consumers,” according to the survey.

It would seem that people are now in the market for big smartphones, ones that generally have a screen size of 5″ or bigger.

Another survey, conducted by the technology service company Accenture of 23,000 people in 23 different countries, indicated that nearly half of the people planning on buying a phone this year want one that can be considered a phablet, meaning that the device is too big to be a phone but too small to be a tablet.

“The phablet is hitting a sweet spot,” according to the survey Accenture conducted.

It would seem that big phones are what people want, even if it means not being able to fit the device in their pockets.

Big phones are no trend, and will likely not fade away anytime soon. This trend is apparent not only all over campus, but all over the world as well.

If one is thinking of purchasing a smartphone that they want to be of a smaller size, they better hurry and go out to buy the remainder of them.  Studies now indicate that bigger smartphones are the future.

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Ryan Hanson was the Website Editor for the Chronicle/NCClinked.

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