August 20, 2018
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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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99 Comments

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. Waweru

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

    1. kalu

      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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

  8. Alphie

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

  9. Gamer254

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

  10. Steve_O

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

  11. 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.

  12. Edu

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

  13. مبارك Mubarak

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

      1. Reasoning Brain

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

  14. Tafari

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

  15. ounzarj

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

  16. 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.

  17. linda

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