Smartphone owners want bigger screens

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BOSTON, March 16 (UPI) — A survey of U.S. and British smartphone users shows they want their next phone to have a bigger screen but be thinner, a research organization says.

Strategy Analytics showed American and British survey participants several prototype phones with small and large screen sizes and different thicknesses and found a 90 percent preferred phones with bigger screen sizes than their current smartphones, venturebeat.com reported Thursday.

The Samsung Galaxy Note and the LG Optimus 4X HD and Optimus Vue are among the phones pushing this trend, with screen sizes around five inches.

While a screen size of between 4 inches and 4-1/2 inches was the most popular choice in the survey, size isn’t all that matters, the survey found; people also want large phones that are thin.

Motorola hit that target when it released the Droid RAZR last fall, a smartphone measuring just 0.28 inches thick with a 4.3-inch screen.

The desire for larger screen sizes is driven mostly by cellphone users who want to easily browse the Internet and watch video, Strategy Analytics said.

Smartphone owners want bigger screens


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