Over the past few years, we’ve seen smartphones continue to grow, but one thing that hasn’t changed so much is the size of our hands. This presents a bit of a dilemma to those in the market for a new handset, unsure of whether their palms are capable of comfortably holding all that digital loveliness without suffering a repetitive strain injury.
To help make this process a little easier, The Wall Street Journal has put together a neat, Web-based interactive test, and by the end of it, you should have a rough idea as to what size of smartphone you can manage to hold without the need for excessive stretching.
Once you’ve held a quarter up to your screen and found that it matches the size of the one on the WSJ site (this is for purpose of calibration), you’re good to go, and after doing a little measuring of certain aspects of your hand, you get your results.
Thankfully, you’re given only ballpark figures of what display size your hand can, well.. handle, so whether you’ve small, child-like digits or the span of a basketball pro, there should still be plenty of devices on the market that cater to your needs.
The first category is the sub-4.5-inch bracket, including devices such as the Apple iPhone 5s and Nokia Lumia 1020, for those with a limited thumb reach. For those with slightly larger hands, there next wrung are those devices of ‘medium screens’ between 4.5 and 5.5 inches, encompassing the likes of the Google Nexus 5, Moto X, and of course, the all-new Samsung Galaxy S5.
Finally, for those with hands akin to shovels, the test suggests the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Nokia’s mahussive Lumia 1520, or LG G Flex, all of which exceed the 5.5-inch threshold.
Even though this test is very useful, it should probably only be used as a guideline, allowing you to determine roughly what your hands are able to hold. After all, the only true way to determine whether a device is right for you is to go into a retail store and try out a demo version, and we’d encourage any prospective smartphone buyer go out and do this before parting with vast quantities of money.
Still if you want to give the test a blast, go check the source link below!
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