Statistically Speaking

As this year’s newest line of smartphones and tablets hits the shelves, customers may be surprised to see a trend towards larger devices. In fact, this year’s new Samsung Galaxy Note reigns as the largest smartphone ever released in the United States. Here are a few statistics documenting the history of cell phone growth:

13x3.5: Size in inches of the Motorola DynaTAC, the first cellphone sold commercially

3x: Approximate size in inches of Samsung’s Galaxy Note

4.5x2.31: Size in inches of the iPhone 4S

38%: Approximate percentage of size increase from the iPhone 4S to the Galaxy Note

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