Are Smartphones Getting Too Big?

I wish Apple would bring back the iPhone Mini!

Dom Kwolczak


Photo by Onur Binay on Unsplash

The other morning I decided to commute to work by train, I left the house bright and early, rented an e-scooter and went to the train station.

It was quite a chilly morning, so I got myself a coffee. I then went to the platform with my phone in one hand and my coffee in the other. I proceeded to check my emails and scroll through X. That’s when I realised how annoying it can be to use a large smartphone one-handed.

I know that most smartphones have a one-handed mode built into the keyboard, but that doesn’t stop the phone from being cumbersome.

I tend to use 3 smartphones, I have my iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is currently my main phone, and I have a Google Pixel 7 Pro which I use for testing and for my side hustle. I also have a Samsung Galaxy A34 5G, which is my work phone.

All 3 of those phones are rather large, both the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the Google Pixel 7 Pro have a 6.7-inch display, whereas the Samsung A34 has a 6.6-inch display.

In comparison, my previous iPhone SE (2nd generation) has a 4.7-inch display and the iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch display.

If Apple were to release a new iPhone Mini, I would definitely consider buying one, here’s why…

They are the perfect size for a phone!

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes, it’s nice to have a large phone, you can see more, I find it easier to use the camera, and it’s a better size if you want to watch videos or play games.

However, I don’t tend to play games on my phone and I rarely watch YouTube videos on it. To me, my phone is a tool which I use for work, browsing the internet and social media and above all, keeping in touch with people.

I also tend to keep my phone in my pocket, and sometimes it can be uncomfortable to carry a larger phone, especially if my pockets are small.