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Monday Poll: What’s the Perfect Smartphone Display Size?


Manufacturers are showing no signs of slowing the trend that is increasing display size, with companies like Huawei now releasing phones that are blowing past the 6-inch mark. Current flagships from LG, Samsung, and HTC are all 5-inches and over. We touched on this a few weeks back. If there is any consolation, we can at least be thankful that companies are finding ways to decrease bezel size, meaning that even though displays are getting bigger, sizes of the phones are not changing too much.

In the end, though, do people actually need that much display? Well, you tell us.

For this poll, select your preferred display size range, then comment below with your perfect size. If you see your size posted already in the comments, vote it up.

What’s the Perfect Smartphone Display Size?

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  • Todd

    Nobody over 6 feet should not have a phone under 5″

  • Joe

    5.9″ with small bezel would be perfect

  • Alan Paone

    4″ but a 4:3 ratio, obviously.

  • BoFiS

    4.3″ at 720p seems pretty perfect to me…I just wish that was more-commonly offered 🙁

  • Knlegend1

    Screen size is overrated. Its the dimensions of the phone. You take a phone like the HTC One (m7) remove some bezel and it can be a 5″ screen phone. So there is no perfect size but the phone itself. I think the Moto X is as good as it gets.

  • Higher_Ground

    I find the question antagonistic. There’s no perfect size. Even two screens with the same size could have different resolutions. I think what’s more important is how things are displayed and rendered. I think of the huge gap in graphical information displayed between a desktop webpage and a mobile webpage. Ideally, I would want as much space as I can get, while maintaining touch sensitivity. There’s no reason for me to not want more room. Once the phone gets too big, you’re a lot closer to knowing where (my) perfect size is. I take it that most people feel this way too, meaning that there is no perfect size, or at least not a perfect one-size-fits-all.

  • Jim Jordan

    The question is what is the right phone size for the hand, which is not the same as screen size. Given that the phone fits in the hand well, the biggest screen fitting in that space is desired. The LG G2 fit perfectly in the hand – it had a 5.2 inch screen, but something bigger could work if the phone was thinner, curved differently, etc.

  • artsr2002

    5″ in a small overall size like my S4. Nice.

  • Chris Hannan

    There is no perfect display size. Not even perfect overall phone size. It’s a combination of those plus the feel. The Moto X is pretty much perfect, but the Nexus 4 with the same size display and the Galaxy Nexus with a slightly smaller one don’t feel as nice as the Moto X.

  • bionicwaffle

    I voted for 4.6-5 because that’s what I think. My current phone, Droid Razr Maxx HD, has a 4.7″ display. The only reason I question my vote is I haven’t used a larger phone for any period of time. Back when I had a Windows Mobile phone with a 4″ screen I thought that was the biggest screen I would want on a phone. When I got my Droid X I thought 4.3 was the perfect size and I would never want anything larger on a phone. Now that I have a 4.7″ screen I would never get a phone with a smaller one. I’m open to larger. I think 5″ would be the sweet spot for me but that’s really only an educated guess. Maybe I’d like a 5.2 or even 5.5″ screen but it seems like somewhere in that 5″ to 6″ range it will be larger than what I feel comfortable with. On the other hand, I thought 4.3″ was perfect so I’m not going to act like I know for sure:) Right now I’d like my next phone to have a 5″ screen. I’m thankful that, among many other things, we have a great choice of screen sizes when it comes to Android phones!

    fwiw, I’m still one of those freaks who thinks on-screen buttons are a dumb idea unless there is no room for them below the screen – which is almost no phone out there. I want to see front facing real-estate used well on a phone. So for example, I could potentially choose a 4.7″ with off screen buttons over a 5″ with on screen buttons. Immersive Mode helps but 80% of the time my phone has dynamic display space wasted with static buttons that would easily fit below the screen (as physical or capacitive). I’d rather have a few extra lines of text on every book page, web page, or anything. When you’re dealing with a small display, every bit is important and should be used wisely. Even the Google Photos app doesn’t support Immerse mode so I can’t see my 16×9 photos at a true full screen which is annoying.

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  • archercc

    Its less about screen size and more about phone size. I want the maximum screen in minimum phone. I like the physical size of my N4, just fit more screen on it.

  • Matthew

    My moto x is still just a little bigger than I would like it to be. I got it to switch from my nexus 4 almost entirely because of the size and because it fits my hands better, but I’d prefer it to be a little bit smaller. I have very small hands.

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  • Renan Rennó

    I would say vetween 4.2 and 4.7

  • Jimstopdog

    Note 3 perfect size.

  • Wall Breaker

    5.2 – 5.5 for me.

  • Wall Breaker

    Overall size of the device is what matters most. Am I the only One Who gets this?

    Also how you hold the device plays a big role in one handed use.

  • Richard Gao

    G2 is literally the perfect size

  • JMonkeYJ

    My current phone is 5.2″ and I don’t dislike it, but I would prefer 4.7-5″ with small bezels. I have no real preference within that range.

  • This is the first poll I’ve skipped voting on in a while. Note2, now Note3 user and I’m starting to feel it’s a bit too large. Waiting to see what the MotoX+1 is like.

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  • Richard Giordano

    5.0 is the perfect screen size for me (Droid Maxx)

  • Trysta

    Can you please send this poll to all the major Android OEMs and to Google 🙁

    Every time I use my Nexus 5 one-handed (often) I think to myself that this phone is huge and only in some twisted universe would it be at the smaller end of the flagship phone spectrum. Clearly based on this poll I’m not the only one who would like to see flagship phone sizes stop at 5-inches. It is not demand but rather the ease of marketing a bigger number that has led to this ballooning of smartphone sizes.

  • joejoe5709

    This question depends greatly upon bezel size.

    My G2 is darn near perfect. Can’t wait to get my hands on a G3. But I feel that the Note 3 is probably too big and the Moto X is probably too small.

  • interstellarmind

    4.7″ has been the perfect size for me (the biggest it can get before I can no longer access every part of the screen – the upper left corner of my N5 is hard to get to). So far, the N4 (with it’s curved sides, I might add) has been the best device I’ve owned.

    In fact, I wish I still had my N4. It was the best looking, handled device I’ve ever owned.

    (My current N5 is the best overall phone I’ve ever owned)

  • Jason Kahn

    Nexus 5 Would be the limit, in terms of overall phone size. If the bezels shrunk and the the screen grew to say 5.1, 5.2 inches I would be fine with that.

  • skinja99

    For me, the S3 was the perfect size phone. If they could keep those nice curves, that would be great.

  • schlanz

    screen size is one thing, device size is another.

    I got to play with the g3 today and can say for a 5.5″ screen is sure as hell doesnt feel like it.

  • mcdonsco

    Well, I can’t choose one apparently. 4.6 is too small and 5.5 is too big…I would vote 5″ on the nose, but that, in this vote suggests I’m cool with 4.6…which i’m not.

    Oh well…my vote is 4.9 – 5.1

  • ki11ak3nn

    I’m sure my post is going to be at the bottom of this and no one is going to read it. Since there’s already 100 posts here……..but I hope people know that even with a big phone you should still be able to use it one handed. It’s all about apps. If you can’t reach the top of the notification bar……get Nova Launcher and use the swipe down gesture to bring down notifications. If it’s too hard to type with one hand…….get SwiftKey and set it to compact mode then choose which side you want the keyboard on, left or right. A lot of things can be fixed. This is Android and we have the power!! Bring on the big screens and big batteries!!!

    • Inquizitor

      To me, those all seem like inelegant hacks to fix problems that shouldn’t exist in the first place. It’s not that I want to be able to access my notifications on a larger display, it’s that I want a display small enough to reach the top of the phone! This is not to say that anyone who prefers what you suggest is *wrong*, just that what they like is most certainly wrong *for me* and I really wish that manufacturers would give us more of a choice. There’s no reason I should have to choose between a high-end phone with a far too much screen and a crappy mid-end phone with an enjoyable screen size. It’s unbelievably frustrating.

      • ki11ak3nn

        I agree with you. I like what HTC and some other manufactures did with releasing essentially the same phone but in different sizes. My only problem is like you said the specs. For a smaller device it’ll have cheaper/outdated specs. Why can’t they do what Sony did and make a “compact” version of their flagship?!?! Same specs, smaller size. It shouldn’t be that much harder. But maybe it is. I don’t know.

        • Inquizitor

          I’d even forgive a lower-resolution screen at a smaller size if they kept the same damn chip, RAM, camera, and a reasonably similar battery, you know?

          • ki11ak3nn

            I do know. I’m just now realizing that the phone companies don’t really care about the consumer. They just want our money.

          • Fooer

            Hint: nobody cares about humans. It’s all about maximizing profits

  • Beh

    12 to 20 inches. With Bluetooth headsets & speaker phone there no need to have a small screen phone instead of simply using your work tablet. One device to rule them all.

    • ki11ak3nn

      But my tablet is only 7 inches. And it’s not a work tablet. And I don’t even use it that much since I’ve gotten my wonderful Chromebook.

  • callumshell1

    I think anyone who says that 4.7″ is perfect has never used the LG G2.

    • Charles Walker

      I went from a Moto X to a G2 and miss the Moto X for it’s far superior UI, speed, and most importantly its form factor. That’s coming from someone with big hands too. The G2 is a tad too large. Wish they’d capped it at 5″ keeping the same form factor.

    • grrgmarz

      Or has small hands.

  • Rodeojones000

    5″ maximum – and I say this as a G2 owner. It’s my only complaint with my phone. When I hold my wife’s Moto X I’m reminded of what perfect phone size feels like.

    (And for the record, I wear size XXL gloves.)

  • Brett Seybert

    I had a Moto X (4.7″) and recently switched to a G2 (5.5″). I really miss the size of the Moto X. It was perfect for me (and I have large hands). Easy one-handed use while still large enough not to make two-handed thumb typing unbearable (like the smaller, 4″ iPhone 5). There are other benefits to the G2 (the resolution and the screen itself blow away the Moto X), and I’m enjoying being able to tinker and flash ROMs again (though admittedly the close-to-AOSP approach from the Moto X cut down on the need to do so) as I’ve found myself unwilling to settle on one setup and device for the duration of a two-year contract.

    But, speaking strictly of screen size, the Moto X nailed it. It’s a shame that it didn’t sell better than it did. I think the early price-to-specs ratio killed it.

  • King of Nynex

    Still rocking my G-Nex and the screen is a little too small for me. On the other hand, I don’t wanna be holding up a tablet to my ear.

  • paul_cus

    4-4.5….team small phone

  • Muji Samovar

    My god, more of this site’s hard-on for smaller screen size…

    At any rate, the poll isn’t especially helpful. The difference between 4.7″ and 4.95″ is obviously pretty meaningful. Why lump both into the same territory, given the competitive landscape and the phones Droid-Life deems “PERFECT!!!11!!” (4.7″) and “OMG, FEELS LIKE A TABLET ON MY HEAD!!1111one” (5.0″).

    If you were genuine in your desire to do a little informal market research, wouldn’t it be more helpful to have cohorts arranged as 4.5″ – 4.7″, 4.8″ – 5.1″, etc.? Take a look at what the devices you praise/criticize are sized, and differentiate. The poll, as constituted, feels pretty disingenuous.

    I, for one, voted 5.1″ to 5.5″, but would consider something even 5.4″ to be absurdly big.

    • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

      No surprise that 4.7 is getting loved here. Droid Life has a hard on for the Moto X.

  • ROR1997

    It’s not as much the screen as it is the phone. If HTC had a 4.7 Inch screen on a phone, the phone would still feel massive and hard to hold because of the bezels and speakers. While the G2 has a 5.2 inch screen and it feels nice in the hand because it’s very minimal.

  • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

    5.1″ to 5.5″

  • chris125

    Whatever fits comfortably in hand. To many other variables to say the “perfect size”

    • ki11ak3nn

      Yup it depends on the size of a person’s hands. That’s why I hate just having 1 flagship phone from these big companies. Give us multiple flagships in various sizes. Everyone wins!!

  • Rashad

    Anyone remember when the Droid Incredible and its 3.7″ screen was the perfect size?

    • Ryan Chapman

      I just pulled out my wife’s old incredible the other day and was laughing at how dinky it was, amazing how something can go from awesome to laughably terrible in just a couple years

  • Darren Smith

    5.7 note3

  • Feed Jake

    The last device I owned that I absolutely loved was my GNex. The curve, the clean face, the overall size. It was a great piece of tech in the hand. If you could shrink the chin on it and add screen, I’d buy that phone all over again. (With obvious spec bumps and battery improvement.)

    • DJ SPY

      Sounds like you want a Moto X+1

  • Alan Burnstine

    5″ has been perfect for me, but I also have large hands so the extra reach is not an issue.

  • DanielMena9

    4.3 in Moto X Bezels. Used the Z1 Compact, perfect minus the bezel size.

  • kali bred

    Oops can you delete my vote I picked 5.6 when I wanted 4.6 :p 4.5 to 5.1 would be the ball park I’m going for

  • IncCo

    For me 4.8″ is pretty ideal.

  • Howard

    LG had the right idea… medium to large screen size, with really small bezel.

  • root4life

    4.7 just like the nexus 4

  • HUGE

    it’s very easy to catch all those lovers of small 720p display in a simple trap:

    WHAT WOULD YOU BUY [if both were available right now, all features are the same]:
    Moto X with 5.5″ QHD display, Snapdragon 805 and 4,000 mAh battery and 16Mp camera w/ OIS
    Moto X with 4.7″ 720p and 2,200 mAh and Snapdragon S4 Pro and 10 Mp w/o OIS?

    That’s all.
    Don’t try to convince me that you would buy 4.7″ 720p and S4!

    Bigger display + faster processor + better software = bigger FUn!

    • MJ

      What point are you trying to make? You give 2 different phones with a lot more than just the display size being different. Most people would probably go with the better specs regardless of display size. Have 2 identical phones with the only difference being display size, then you might make more sense with regard to this poll. Encase you missed it, this poll only asks about display size, not quality, chip, battery, software, or camera.

    • AMPthe13th

      Honestly, I still lean a bit towards the 4.7″ option. If you’d instead listed it as a 5″ QHD display, I’d probably jump on it. 5.5 inches is just way bigger than what I want to carry in my pocket and even with relatively large hands I’ve found (via use of a couple Galaxy Notes) that using phones with screens that large tend to be more thumb stretching to get to corners than I care for.

    • Charles Walker

      Like MJ said, you did this wrong. You need to compare only phone sizes and assume the rest of the specs are the same. 4.7″ over 5.5″ in a heartbeat. Bigger is not always better, and QHD on 5″ devices might be the dumbest and most useless advancement in the smartphone industry ever. Consumers need to start valuing quality and user experience rather than chasing which phone has the bigger numbers on paper.

    • Fooer

      Sure thing, bub. You got us!

  • 5.5+

  • Vermin_Cain

    Now that Apple is rumored to have one, 5.5?

  • jer85008

    I don’t have any issues using my N5 with one hand. I may experiment with a larger screen someday but I would say 5″ is about perfect.

  • Maxim∑

    Amazing, I used to find 3.5in to be the perfect size then 4 then 4.7 and now all the way up to 5.2. It really depends on the bezels but even with the M8s boom sound and black bar I still don’t find the phone that hard to hold

  • Ssl0408

    Whatever size the iPhone 6 is.

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      • Vermin_Cain

        He should have used the sarcasm font.

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  • beng8686

    IMO 5 is perfect screen size.

  • Ray

    I think the better question is what is the perfect smartphone dimensions?

    • Charles Walker

      Moto X undoubtedly has best ergonomics.

  • jnt

    I’ve also grown tired of AMOLED. The S5 has perfected it but IPS/LCD still feels easier on my eyes.

    • mikeym0p

      I agree, I’ve always preferred IPS. If the Moto X was IPS I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. Perfect size, perfect screen sizel

    • Menger40

      That’s funny, I’m the opposite. I really like my Nexus 5, but I do miss AMOLED colors sometimes.

      • jnt

        I do love AMOLED colors, didn’t mean to imply that I don’t like AMOLED, especially on the S5. But whenever I look at a well calibrated IPS display, it literally feels like relief to my eyes, it’s weird… lol

  • Trevor

    I’ve been switching between a Moto X and Nexus 5. I love the Moto X’s overall size, but I have to say, when I use it, I miss the extra screenage of the Nexus 5. I always thought I’d be a diehard 4.7″ kind of guy, but I’m actually kind of curious to see how the G3 and all it’s 5.5″ glory feels in the hand. So much innuendo strewn about in there. I voted 4.6-5″ bee tee dubs.

  • Orion

    I’m a man……6 inch screen is perfect for me.

  • senor_heisenberg

    5.5″ for me, I think. My Cheng phone is 5″ and I think it’s still too small. Honestly, though, I think I just need a tablet.

  • Tony Byatt

    Do you all have a photo with the S5, M8, Z2, G3, OPO, Nexus 5 and Moto X lined up?

  • Jake Vogel

    Think the most popular range is 4.7″ – 5.2″.

  • javier rodriguez

    I don’t think the screen matters just stick the biggest screen you can into the body of a moto X

  • [A]dri[A]n

    4.7 or 4.8 is perfect for a “comfortable” phone 🙂

  • dannyWHITE

    For someone with larger hands like myself, the G3 feels great for a 5.5 inch device with those slim bezels.

  • Lasse Graa

    4.7″ with no bezels please! 🙂

  • Tyler

    But according to the manufacturers, the majority of people want a 5+” display…

    • Charles Walker

      I think much of the problem is in order to get top specs, consumers don’t even have a choice. And no, a larger display is not superior to a smaller display solely because it is larger.

  • LeGraa

    4,7″ with no bezel please! 🙂

  • My personal favorite is 5.05″, but that’s not included in the poll…


  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Screen size can be anything. IT doesn’t mean the phone will match the screen size. Look at the Moto X and Look and the HTC One. Same screen size the HTC One M7 is a lot taller because of the speakers. It all depends on design. Though all round I’ll take a 5 inch phone. I don’t need a phone to be bigger than that.

  • DanWazz

    I’m pretty sure I can adjust to whatever size screen my phone has. Incredible screen was perfect, then the GNEX, now the N5.

  • Sean Elliott

    I really think 5 to 5.2 is perfect. The nexus 5 or G2 body size is the sweet spot.

  • Akiih

    Not really sure, but picked 4 – 4,5. I love my Moto G (4,5)! I think 4,7 would be still okay, but I have tested Nexus 5, and it was little bit too big.

  • ThatsWhatSheSaid

    Bigger is always better to a certain point, I’d say the sweet spot is in between 5”-5.5”.

  • M3D1T8R

    It all depends on bezels but I still say 4.8-4.9″ 1080p with small MotoX or LG-like bezels would be the perfect sized device. Overall width of 68mm or less. Still waiting for a device of that size. I’ll settle for a 5″ Moto X, hopefully no larger.

  • Bryan Mills

    Looks like a lot of people will be getting the iPhone 6.

  • Mike

    More than happy with my Droid Maxx, after owning the Note 2 I could be very go back to anything that size. Just looks and feels ridiculous.

  • chris kilps

    moto x size plz!!! really afraid moto x+1 is going to be too big and I will have to go to the next version of the droid mini

    • nosedive94

      I’d be OK with the x+1 going larger on the screen as long as they don’t make the device itself any bigger.

      • Nikuliai

        they are most likely keeping the 16:9, so it’s most likely gonna grow (side bezels are almost non existant)

  • PhabletsAllDay

    Make them as big as possible. I wish Verizon had phones over 6″ that I could purchase; seems like GSM carriers get all the gigantic phones.

    • Eric R.

      You can get the 5.9″ One Max

      • Bryan Mills

        Yeah if you want all bezels

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Unfortunately display size in relation to comfort has a lot to do with bezel thickness. For example, if it was an LG device I would be most comfortable with 5.2″ (LG G2), but if it was a Samsung then I would have to go with 5.0″ (Galaxy S4). Sadly my vote doesn’t fit in that range.

    • MH

      The note 3 has small bezels, and is comfortable at 5.7″

      • Open1Your1Eyes0

        I had the Note 3 and no matter how much I tried I could not make a one-handed device for myself (I have average-sized hands). The S5 was a great help though I feel it might still be a tad wide due to bezels. S4 was perfect however. Probably the max I would go as far as device width.

        • MH

          That might be the main issue. Hand size. My hands are relatively large, so it’s only a minor inconvenience to use the Note 3 one handed. The S5 is very wide for what it is.

          • Open1Your1Eyes0

            Agreed. Between the S4 and S5, as small as a difference as that was I actually felt it and I definitely prefer the S4’s width.

            But eh, S5 is waterproof and more grippy so I’ll take the slight added width.

      • Maybe for some, but it’s definitely cumbersome to use one handed

  • TheRunner024

    4.7 is the perfect screen size for me. (Moto X)

    • halkun

      Agreed. That’s cuz of my small hands XD

      • Charles Walker

        I have large hands and 4.7″ is ideal for me as well. When it comes to comfort and true one-handed use (reaching all corners with little effort), the Moto X is an unbeatable flagship. With that said, I think 4.7″-4.9″ is a good range assuming very little bezel. Since having a G2 for a while now, I do miss the Moto X superior form factor.

        • ki11ak3nn

          To me the G2 has the superior form factor. That phones feels literally perfect in my hand. And it’s very comfortable to use one handed. It’s also great for two handed use. Moto X with two hands……..not so much. Too small. Makes my thumb hurt trying to bring it in to type an “L”, “M”, or enter. G2 and Nexus 5 are the winners for me. 5-5.2 inches is where it’s at.

          • Charles Walker

            You must have freakishly large hands if your thumb can reach the top left corner of your G2 with your pinkie under the phone. If you’re thumbs hurt from using the Moto X, you might be doing something wrong. The bigger screens do have a little more “wow” factor due to their outrageousness, but 4.7-5″ is far more practical for just about anyone.

          • ki11ak3nn

            I’d say I have about above average sized hands. It don’t really have a problem anymore. It was just a drastic change to go from 5.2 inches to 4.7. My wife used to have the Moto X, now she has a Nexus 5. Even she said I don’t remember this being so small. Hahahaha. But we (wife and I) agree that the Nexus 5’s sizes is pretty much perfect. If it had wifi calling capabilities on T-Mobile I would have kept mine.

          • Nikuliai

            if you rock a 6” display you’ll get used to it too, that’s one of the reasons “bigger is better” is a marketing sucess, you look at your old device and think “I really used that toy?”

          • Charles Walker

            I rock a 5.2″ display and haven’t got used to it. Still prefer 4.7″. You hit it right on with marketing. Screen sizes and resolutions seem to be the only thing manufacturers can compete on anymore. Why not use a 7″ phone? Then your 6″ will look like a toy. See the problem with this?

          • Nikuliai

            Yup, it’s an issue and they only can force that paradigm for a couple more years. I’m rocking a 4.7 now too and I find it perfect, I probably can go 5 or 5.2 and still use with one hand most of the time, but it won’t be as comfortable as now unless it’s literally almost no bezels. Problem is right now you have to make a choice, bigger device or slower device (the moto x flies, but it’s still slower when you force the CPU and GPU), the only phone that get our of this is the z1 compact, but their marketing doesn’t look like it’s gonna do much

    • BiggerISbetter

      58% per cents here say the perfect size is 4.7″, so what’s preventing Motorola from making money? with its almost-pure Android and Active Display?

      Motorola has lost more than $2 BILLION under Google’s ownership.
      Lenovo and “made in China” instead of Google and “assembled in the U.S.A.” are going to kill Motorola.

      If Apple released a 5.5″ iphone, it would simply destroy its Android competitors.

      As for me, I want LARGE and beautiful 5.5″-6″ display.

      • On2Vegas

        What does Motorola losing money have to do with 4.7″ being perfect for that commenter? You sound really upset with these results.

      • Dave

        Probably the same thing that has earned Samsung $8-10 billion per quarter.

    • Laki S.

      Me as well since it fits nicely into the side pocket of all my purses, and if I had to put it in my jeans, it would fit comfortably there as well.

    • Alex Hong

      4.7″with a 16:9 aspect ratio is the sweet spot for me, but only if the bezels are small as the Moto X. I’ve used other phones with 4.7″ like the Nexus 4, HTC One, and Lumia 625, and they aren’t as comfortable to use one-handed compared to the Moto X.

      • Pootis Man

        In the Nexus 4 defense the screen actually feels bigger because of a different aspect ratio. Moto X is 16:9 and the Nexus 4 is 5:3 making the 4.7 inch screen wider than it is taller when compared to the regular 4.7 with the 16:9 ratio on the Moto X.

    • Deez

      Perfect screen size but sub par display makes the X a no for lots of people. I personally would rather have a device with a better display even if that many getting something slightly bigger. The X is nothing to text home about.

      • James

        Have you used it for a long period? The Moto X display is perfectly fine for every use I have put it through on a daily basis. Brightness, clarity, contrast are all good. It may not be best in class, but I’ll take it, especially considering the battery life. I’d love to see all the people who whine about 720p do a blind test with 1080p from an average use case distance (e.g. not 2 inches from their face).

        • Deez

          There’s nothing spectacular or horrible about it’s battery life. It’s average. They say they sacrificed the display to have best battery life, but doesn’t really seem like it made much of a difference.

          • ki11ak3nn

            Yeah I still get better battery life on my G2. And I don’t have to turn off location and bluetooth to get 4 hours of screen on time. I’ve been using the Moto X for the past week and only average about 3-3 1/2 horus of screen on time. But bluetooth is off and location is either off or on battery saving.

          • mcdonsco

            Is there a way to get rid of that damned GPS and assist warning when you set it to battery saver?

            (I know, swipe it away, but would like to have it never come up at all)

          • ki11ak3nn

            Yeah. Turn off the Driving Mode in Assist. Sucks but that’s what works for me. I don’t have much use for it anyways since I wear my bluetooth headset when I drive. But that’s only if someone calls me, which rarely ever happens.

          • mcdonsco

            Awesome, gracias! I never use it either…wasn’t even enabled on my phone…so must be something else popping up the message?

          • Nikuliai

            the battery is a lot bigger tho

          • Nikuliai

            it does when you look at the size of the battery, but yeah, they could had done better

        • mcdonsco

          I just tried…can’t even focus on something 2″ from my face (with one eye or both).

        • skinja99

          The moto x is perfect…until you hold it next to an S4 or M8. Then you notice that it doesn’t look as nice. But if it works for you, then great.

          • NoSmallPhones

            Media users want a large screen though between 5 & 6 inches. What’s the point of watching videos on a tiny ass device. I like the width of the GS3 but wish it was as long as a Note device. 3″ x 5.5″ would be great for media consumption, especially for those who don’t want or need a tablet/.

        • malcmilli

          I agree with Deez. I have a Nexus 4…and i’ve gotten used to it so the display is fine, but whenever i hold it up next to another phone i’m like wow my display looks crappy. My old Evo LTE had a better display. I mean its fine for everyday use, but there are better out there.

    • regkilla

      That’s not what she said!

    • Enthasuasticalogocalism

      its not about display size, its about smaller bezels. Galaxy s4 size was the best

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  • clay

    5 inches, nexus 5 is perfect

    • Ricky

      i believe nexus 5 is 4.95″ Still the perfect screen size. Agreed

      • clay

        yeah, just wanted to keep it simple

    • XvierX

      The 5 inch screen on the Droid maxx is the perfect size as well. If they could minimize bezel a little more it would be perfect.

  • Tim

    That’s not what she said…

  • Carlos Lopez

    Hey I’m in the majority for once! lol

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  • Bryan Mills

    LG perfected the 5.2/5.5in screen sizes.

    • PoisonApple31

      I smell BS.

      • Bryan Mills

        Show me a phone with smaller bezels.


        • PoisonApple31


        • senor_heisenberg

          Sony was heading in the right direction with the ZL (5″ display though), but they abandoned going that direction with later devices for some stupid reason.


          • paul_cus

            I loved the ZL. It was the one 5 inch phone I’d vouch for.

          • JMonkeYJ

            The Z2 has very good side bezels, but the top and bottom ones are quite large.

    • jnt

      I thought the G2 was about perfect. It’s a hair on the large size (the form factor), but now that the 2014 devices are out, it seems perfect… especially since it has a larger screen than all the new devices.

    • Yup! I’d say the size of the G2 is the largest I’m comfortable with