March 26, 2017
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The Smartphone you Choose Says a lot about you, Find out What Yours Says about you

Smartphones have been around for years meaning that users have the option of choosing what suits them. With the many options available on the market, the type of smartphone you choose can communicate to the world what you are all about. People choose Smartphones, whether consciously or unconsciously, based on their lifestyles.

In this article, I will talk about what your Smartphone’s screen size and operating system says about you.

Screen Size

When Smartphones first came out, they had very small screens but this has all changed. The screen size you end up choosing says a lot about you and your lifestyle.

4 inch Screen or Smaller

If your smartphone has a 4inch screen size or smaller, then you probably are not as active user. People who use such phone use them mostly to make phone calls, send texts or do the basic things phone do. Most of these people either have other Smartphones that they use most of the time or are just not that big into technology. In most situations, you will find people using these phones for business only. These are not the people you will find checking their Smartphones every few seconds unless it rings or an SMS is delivered.

A smartphone is this size range says you are not that tech savvy, not an early adopter and do not care so much about new technological developments.

Between 4 and 4.5 inches

Smartphones with screen sizes in this range are the most popular. They are mostly preferred by first time smartphone buyers and the young buyers. Most people with such Smartphones use them for phone calls, text messages and social media. People who use these Smartphones do not care so much about new technological developments but they are aware of these developments.

Having a smartphone with a screen size between 4 and 4.5 inches says you know a lot about what happens around you but you do not care so much about that if your messaging apps are not work

4.5 to 5 inches

Smartphones in this category are for the urban users and those in the know.  These people are much into social media and are those you will find updating their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profiles 5 times or more in a day. Most people who buy these Smartphones tend to be easy going in real life but very active online.

Between 5 and 5.7 inches

People who buy these smartphones tend to be very active on social media and are those you will always find staring on their phones all the time. These people will always attend the trendiest events in town and you will always find them in the latest clothes in the coolest joints. Such people are never afraid to show off and like the finer things in life.

Above 5.7 inches

smartphones with big screens

Image source: Life hacker

These Smartphones are pretty much used by business men/women or those people who are always on the go. When you have such a smartphone, people will always think you are a manager in some company or a very successful business man or just a show off.

Operating system

Apart from the screen size, the operating system also says something about you.

iOS

iOS is for those who like the finer things in life. These are the people who will easily get that new Porsche even if it means getting a loan for it. Such people will eat in the finest establishments and. will never like to admit it but they like to show off.

Android

People who use Android are the free spirits. Having an Android device shows you are more of a laid back individual who will easily be swayed by other people’s opinions and their actions. You are also likely to take risks.

Windows Phone

Having Windows phone shows that you like order in your life. You like getting things done and are less likely to do what you are not supposed to. Such people tend to be more productive in the office and personal lives.

BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry is for people who do a lot on their phones, be it sending messages, making phones calls among others. Most people who use BlackBerry do not adopt new technology as fast as others and they tend to hold on to things a lot. Such people like convenience in their lives.

Do you agree with my conclusions above? Talk to me in the comment section below. Keep in mind that these are my assumptions and not the gospel truth. Remember to share this article with all your friends.

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  • Saruni

    I am more indented to disagree with the Android users observation, I think Android users are the people with varying tastes and personalities and thus we want an os that can adopt to us rather than we adopting to it.

    • That is true mostly for techies. For the normal individuals, they mostly go with the flow

    • George

      Agreed, Android users have varied tastes and personalities

  • Mkenya

    I am #team Android and I kind of agree, iPhone users are snobs

    • Adam

      ave been using an iPhone for as long as I cn remember n am nt one. I agree that some iPhoners have certain annoying traits but no all.

      • True, most but not all.

      • Washori_geekgirl

        Is Iphoners even a word?

        • Adam

          Yes it is..google it if you don’t believe me

  • Adam

    iPhones are not well represented in this article

    • Actually they are, we have covered all platforms fairly

  • Waweru

    Kalu we know you, Apple is not your favorite brand. About screen sizes, you are on point

    • Hahaha am not a hater. This was just my opinion. And keep in mind that I have owned an iOS, Android and Windows Phone device.

      • Waweru

        Haha OK. But in my opinion, Apple is just overated

        • True, even though they make good products.

  • Alex

    Ati blackberry? kwani we ni cave man

    • Yes BB is still around even though not many people use it

  • Jayne

    Android is the best, easy to use for me. As for size, it shouldn’t be too big or too small so 5 inches is enough. And yes I do update my social media more than enough times a day…deal with that

  • Washori_geekgirl

    I believe that everything you have in life can be used to describe you (even your smartphone). Great angle you used for your arguments though.

    • That’s true. Thanks for reading.

  • Edu

    Interesting enough, you did not talk about price. Those who buy expensive smartphones tend to be very pooor and are just looking for ways to show off IMO

    • Thanks for reading, that’s a whole different article by itself.

  • smith

    Great analysis, my phone screams who I am

    • Yes it does. I guess its the one on your avatar.

  • Marto

    Interesting read

    • Thanks for reading

  • Brian

    I prefer having a big screen all the way. And am team android.

    • ruth

      me too

    • That says alot about you. Thanks for reading.

  • Ann

    Am always traveling and i prefer a smartphone with a big screen as am not a fan of tablets and laptops are too bulky

    • Yes, Phablets can come in handy in such situations

  • ruth

    I also think that what is in the phone ie apps and all that can say alot about a person. I judge people from what I see on their phones not the phone itself.

    • That’s interesting. Never thought of it.

    • George

      I think we live in a generations where we allow the things we have define us instead of who we are. This is wrong for me.

  • Alphie

    Great. But then again, that is the very essence of a smartphone, to bring out who you are.

    • That’s true. Thanks for reading though.

  • Haha. Opinions are allowed here too.

  • Gamer254

    In your next post you should mention something about gamers. They like smartphones with big screens depending on the games they play.

    • I will try to do a follow up on this and definitely include that. Thanks for reading.

  • Steve_O

    My smartphone does not necessarily define me as a person but it says a lot about what I do.

    • That’s very true even for me.

  • Derrick

    Great article but I wanted to correct you on the OS. I think its all about your preferences and cannot say who you are.

    • That makes sense, we choose OS based on our preferences.

  • Edu

    Is there a smartphone with a 4 inch screen in Kenya. I thought hizo tuliwacha Kitambo?

    • Haha, There are still some around.

  • George

    For me the smartphone brand defines you more.

    • That makes sense. But a brand is just a name if you consider it.

  • مبارك Mubarak

    I think most people want to express themselves with their phones but finances tie them down

    • That’s true, money is definetly a factor here.

  • Kaka

    My smartphone my choice. i don’t think it says who I am, it just shows who i am

  • Reasoning Brain

    Great article men, proud of how far you’ve come

    • Thanks, are you back in Kenya. I need to talk to you about some business.

      • Reasoning Brain

        I’ll be back next week. We can talk then. I will email you when I land.

  • Tafari

    That is what manufacturers want to lie to us so that we can keep buying more smartphones

    • conspiracy theories are welcomed.

  • FT Tester

    As long as I can work on the go, then I will buy that smartphone.

    • I guess you are in the phablet category

  • ounzarj

    Nunua tu simu yoyote. As long as it has all the features you want, no need for all this hullabaloo.

    • Haha, that is also something to consider.

  • Eddie

    My smartphone says am focused and have attention to detail #team iphone

  • Alice

    Interesting, never looked at it that way.

    • Now you are informed. Thanks for reading

  • Tracy

    You are on point. your smartphone needs to define you.

    • True. Thanks for reading

  • Kipkemei

    What if I have a kabambe? what does it say about me.

    • Haha, it says you like the simplest things

  • pipo

    my smartphone (iphone) says am rich but in reality am not, what say you?

    • aaahh, it says you like the finer things in life

  • coder

    For me, all i need is a smartphone that can handle heavy graphics

    • Then you should be prepared to spend more.

  • Gitonga

    I
    had a blackberry once… did I do a lot on it? Of course not

  • Kevin

    haha.
    . actually possibly agree

  • Tiff

    The
    blackberry is the most common company phone, that is why busy people have them

  • Mike

    Glad
    to have a Windows phone, better than those three.

  • fred

    I’m
    an iPhone user yet have the characteristics of an Android user

    • haha, maybe you should switch to android

  • james

    I’m
    an android user and don’t drink so what do you make of that?

  • reggie

    What
    about people who neither own nor use a mobile phone ???

    • Those have their own special category

  • wp fanboy

    Windows
    8 phone users are smarter!

    • Haha
      I have used WP before and I tend to agree

  • Dave

    I
    have one of each. What now?

    • You are probably a curious person

  • Ben

    I
    truly believe mobile phones do give some insight into their owner, I dread to
    think what my 10 year old Nokia says about me.

    • That
      says you do not change things if they are not broken

  • Daniel

    So
    if i get a blackberry will I get busy all of a sudden?

    • Not necessarily
      But most people do get BlackBerry smartphone for that reason.

  • yes
    It does

  • well
    that’s an interesting look at things

  • Lol
    that is also a way to go about it

  • True
    thanks for reading though

  • They probably like the simple things as long as they get things done

  • Bobby

    My
    wife has siemens what does that say about her?

  • linda

    I
    have a work Blackberry and a personal use Android phone, can’t say I disagree
    with the article

  • kristi

    So
    I have owned all three throughout my life…

  • Ben

    it’s
    pretty spot on for me as a Blackberry user!

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