I think this has some interesting ideas and I agree that the modern smartphone is too large in some cases, I learned that the hard way for me anyway when I attempted to use the Galaxy Fold 3 as my primary phone.
@Tams - good points, but I think it really won’t be too wide nor too tall - the missing pen is a pain point but until Samsung properly fits one in a silo on the Fold its a non-issue to me - keeping track of the pen, or using a triple thick phone because the pen is in a papoose carrier, is a downer.
I had to pull my OG SE out of the cupboard. Darn thing still had a 99% charge after sitting for 10 or 11 months turned off (the browser was on the old forum, that’s how long ago). Alas, six updates since 2016 was its limit. No iOS 16 update this year. Not that it needs it to continue working.
True Tone sure makes a difference in the blueness of the screen, and some websites hate small screens, but oh does it feel great in my hand & pocket! I might swap the SIM over from my Duo Uno for a while.
I don’t know, I can still hold my Fold 3 quite comfortably in my palm, even with a pen siloed case on the front screen, that a few extra mm wouldn’t hurt. Still, TBH I’ve gotten used to the size of both internal and external screens. The only incentive to upgrade will be if Fold 5 offers a built-in silo and a bigger screen. I’ve also found myself using these pen less and less, but not ready yet to leave home without it
My issue is not holding it, but using the screen one-handed. That’s less/not really an issue with normal candybar slabs, but on a foldable, at least for me, it’s important that the other display is usuable with one hand (and ideally without just shrinking the UI to use part of the display - that never really jived with me).
If I have two hands free, I almost always use the device unfolded - it is afterall what I bought it for.