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?


The 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.

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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.

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The Titan was also a tight squeeze.

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

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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.