Apple and some others might disagree but you really can’t ignore the voice of the market! It sure looks like people want their smartphones to be as thin as possible with a screen size many would call “relatively large” or “beyond their sweet-spot”.
According to a recent Strategy Analytics survey, people in the U.K. and U.S. have spoken: they want screen sizes that measure anywhere between 4.0 and 4.5-inches in diagonal. This not only is contrary to Apple’s current trend of screen sizes but it also conflicts with a new direction: phablets. Though they represent two separate segments of the market, phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note or the LG Optimus VU are still regarded as smartphones and not tablets.
Of course, the ideal screen size differs according to gender, age, etc. Let us know what’s your perfect screen size. I go first: 3.7-inch because I think anything above that makes it hard for one-handed operation (i.e.: reaching with your thumb on the opposite top part of the screen).