Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot

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?


Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Advertisement

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.

Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Advertisement

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

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Advertisement

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

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot

It was pocketable with some persistence.

Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Advertisement

The Titan was also a tight squeeze.

Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot

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

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot
Advertisement

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."

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Giant Smartphones in Skinny Jeans: A Photoshoot

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.

Advertisement

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

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

planetarian
planetarian

I use a Titan and love it. Dunno what the snooty remarks against larger smartphones are about.

That said, I can't stand jeans. Or any kind of tight-fitting pants, really. I wear khakis with big pockets that you can *lose* a smartphone in. The pockets in the pants your model is wearing obviously weren't designed to hold things.