I put my phone in my pants pocket – it doesn’t fit. I try to put it in the holder in the car – it won’t work. Why don’t I put it on a shelf in the central console? Too narrow. The conclusion is simple: the phones are too big.
I remember about 7 years ago I entered the operator’s showroom and asked for the first Android phone to replace my worn Nokia Lumia. I said “just let it not be larger than 4.7” – this size seemed to me the final acceptable limit and I looked with pity at the Samsung Galaxy Note debuting at the time, whose dimensions were closer to a tablet than a handy smartphone.
Of course, time has shown that Samsung was right, and Steve Jobs was not, claiming that the phone can only be as big as you can comfortably reach with your thumb by holding it with one hand.
And in this way smartphones began to grow, and the larger screen became at the same time a quality indicator – the bigger the phone, the better. Period. It was 2012.
If for a moment we forget about the Galaxy Note 9, which measures nearly 162 mm in height (Note 10 will probably be smaller than it, looking at the Samsung Galaxy S10 +, for example), almost no smartphone on the market exceeds 16 cm in length.
And yet, only in the last two months I had at least four smartphones in my hands that surpassed the outline established five years ago by the iPhone 6 Plus, and thus cease to match existing accessories.