When presented with the option, I always choose the smaller phone. I know I’m in the minority, on my last upgrade my girlfriend and I went into the shop at the same time and she stared at me in confusion when I intentionally chose less screen and a smaller battery. The reason for this is pretty simple, I like walking around and using my phone with one hand. Not that awkward one-handed thing where your pinky holds the bottom edge while you swipe on the keyboard thing either, actually being able to reach every part of the screen with your thumb while holding the display with one hand.

My colleague Ara Wagoner recently hailed foldables as the solution for those of us who want smaller phones, and honestly I don’t see it. Folding these phones in half may solve one of the problems caused by the current crop of phones, but these clever little things are not yet there in solving all of my…

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