Huge smartphones are, against all sanity, in—and they're only getting bigger. And jeans are getting smaller. Can humans and the big phones of today coexist?


Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootSThe HTC Titan II is 5.18 inches tall, 2.78 inches wide, and sports a 4.7-inch screen. Our model, Tess: 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 25 inches wide, 107 pounds. It was difficult for her to sit down.

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The Nokia Lumia 900: 5.03 × 2.7 × 0.45 inches. Stunning in cyan.

Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootS

Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootS

The HTC One X, at 5.3 inches tall and 2.75 wide, proved to be a difficult fit.

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It was pocketable with some persistence.

Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootS

The Titan was also a tight squeeze.

Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootS

Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootS

You'll probably never need to pocket several large smartphones at once, but what if you did?

Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootS

Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A PhotoshootS

The Galaxy Note, nearly half a foot tall, and over three inches wide, almost killed poor Tess when she tried this. "I think I'm bruising."

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We were asked to leave by a store security guard. "We don't allow this." We said that we just wanted to see if the Note fit inside a human pocket, and the gentleman shook his head, perhaps sympathetically.

Thank you to our model Tess Brokaw, and the staff of the SoHo AT&T Store for their brief patience.