Most Helpful Girl
The trend won't keep going on indefinitely -- because the market doesn't WANT phones to get too big.
This is the adoption breakdown for iPhones as of the end of calendar year 2015:
Note that the smaller iPhone 6 is more than 3 times as popular as its big sister, the iPhone 6 Plus (33.2% versus 9.9%).
There's a similar discrepancy between the 6S and the 6S Plus, although those are still tiny percentages on that infographic (since they were released so late in 2015).
Companies respond to what the market wants... and the market doesn't want phones to get THAT much bigger... so, phones won't get that much bigger.
On the other hand, it's good that there ARE multiple size options available, for people who DO want them.
I spend a fair amount of time on the road -- and, when I'm on the road, my 6 Plus is the screen I'm looking at most often.
I'm VERY grateful that I have the option of a larger screen to work with.
But... no, most phones will not continue to get very much bigger.
What IS happening is that the actual *display* is taking up a greater and greater percentage of the area of the phone. In other words, the newer phones have less and less of a "bezel" (= non-functional border area around the screen).
THAT is unquestionably a good thing. I'm not sure how anyone could see that as a negative.0
Most Helpful Guy
4.5 inches is big enough for me. A phone's screen is what takes rhe most battery power so phones with bigger screens dont last as long until better vattery technology comes out, but this will also be more expensive, etc. So phones with smaller screens will keep existing. Many people dont want a really big phone because they want to operate it with one hand. However if we look at the old nokia 3310 and compare it to modern phones then we see the screen keeps getting bigger but the phone itself not too much so i suspect that im the future we will get roughly the same sized phones but bigger screens.0