Finally, an answer to the question ‘does size matter?’
We all rely on our phones far more than any of us would care to admit. But let’s face it, put us on a desert island with no phone and we’re stumped.
We’d probably build a few sandcastles or perhaps snorkel around the shallow bit, but then how would we take photos to post on our socials?
There’s so much that goes into choosing a new phone and no matter what you use your phone for, a good starting place is definitely the screen size.
Whether you love a mobile that’s more compact and practical or one that makes you feel as though you’re carrying a cinema in your pocket, Samsung have something for everyone.
You might be overwhelmed with all the choices and can’t quite work out the difference between a 6.2-inch and a 6.5-inch display. Some smarty pants will tell you it’s 0.3 inches, but we understand that’s not what you mean at all.
Here’s a handy guide that tells you how your new Samsung screen is measured, and which size is perfect for you.
Did you bring your ruler?
Samsung screen sizes are calculated by measuring diagonally from one corner to the other.
This gives a measurement in inches and Samsung have different criteria that their phones fall into. Anything that’s 6.5-inch or above is considered to be on the larger side, but we’re not sure this means that their other devices have small screens.
Take the stunning Samsung Galaxy S21 for example. The latest addition to the Galaxy family boasts an impressive 6.2-inch Infinity-O display which is by no means small.
It’s perfect for streaming, gaming and having a good old nosey on your socials. It’s just the right size to operate with one hand, if you’re someone who’s on the go and always multitasking.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE display just meets the criteria for what counts as larger and measures in at 6.5-inches.
So, if you’re looking for a new Samsung that has a display large enough to enjoy the latest episode of your favourite series or the newest additions to Disney+, this is the place to start.
This mobile is just the right size to again let you operate with one hand, depending on the size of your hands of course.
Those with bigger hands will be just fine, those of you with more dainty hands may want to switch to Samsung’s One Handed Mode.
For those of you who believe bigger is better, Samsung have a number of mobiles that are perfect for you too.
For those of you who are looking for a more budget friendly phone, Samsung have you covered there too.
A lower price doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your display and the Galaxy A71 is proof of this. Boasting a 6.7-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display, this mobile delivers everything the everyday entertainment lover could need.
Some of you may have been reading this and waiting for biggest, and in your eyes, the best. If you’re on the market for a new model that packs a huge screen, the S21 Ultra is the way to go. Its 6.8-inch Infinity-O display gives you the best view in the house.
If the age of the phone plays no role in your decision and you simply want the biggest, the S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra both feature a 6.9-inch display. When we talk about the age of these phones, it’s worth noting that they’re by no means ancient.
Both phones were released last year and still have more than enough kick in them to give you everything you could ever need from your mobile.
We’ve given you the low down on how Samsung measure their screens and listed some of their best mobiles.
Now, the decision is yours. But before you make it, we thought we’d give you a little insight into how the things you use your mobile for could influence your choice.
If you like to stream a lot, play games, and love a full, immersive screen, we’d recommend you choose a screen size that’s 6.5-inches or bigger.
It’s also wise to opt for a phone with a screen this size if you often work on your phone and feel comfortable texting with two hands. If you’ve previously been using a phone with a larger screen, it’s worth noting that downsizing might affect you more than you thought it would.
If you use your phone to simply send text messages and answer calls, a smaller screen is better for you. It may be obvious, but if you have smaller hands, it’d also make sense to go for something a little more compact and practical.
Samsung recommend gong for a phone that has a screen ranging between 4.5-inches and 6.5-inches.
What will it be?
The screen size that’s right for you will depend entirely on what you use your phone for. With Samsung, the price you want to pay is not a factor you need to consider.
Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly phone or want to splash out on something new and fancy, Samsung will have a mobile with a display that’s just right for you.
All you need to do is decide what you want to use your new Samsung for and then this guide will take care of the rest.
Once you’ve made your choice, we’ll have unmissable Samsung deals just waiting for you.