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Men: Do you find it uncomfortable to carry large smartphones in your pocket?

Asked by NuclearWessels (1188points) April 23rd, 2013

I’m upgrading from my first smartphone which I’ve had for about 2 yrs. It has a 4.2 in. screen, and I thought that was a pretty large for my pocket. The phone I’m interested in will have a 4.8 in. screen. I usually like to carry my phone in front pocket, but perhaps I will need to switch to back pocket. Just wondering how other men handle the issue of large devices in their pocket, or if it is an issue at all? Is that buldge in your pants ever an issue?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Is that a smartphone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

I wouldn’t carry it in a back pocket. Smart phones don’t flex when you sit down.

josie's avatar

The bulge in my pants is frequently an issue. Not much I can do about it, though. On occasion, however, I have parked it my sock.

poofandmook's avatar

my fiance carries his in his pocket and doesn’t seem to mind.

With that said, he also doesn’t mind his wallet (fat with crap that isn’t money lol) in his back pocket, despite being told multiple times that it’s terrible for your back.

Plucky's avatar

I’m confused. How would that physically impact the other bulge? Where is this front pocket?

janbb's avatar

@elbanditoroso You got there ahead of me.

tom_g's avatar

I have the Galaxy Note 2, which has a 5.5-inch screen. It fits in my pocket fine. I’ve had it since November and have never had a problem.
Here is a photo of a Note 2 next to an iPhone.

Blackberry's avatar

I don’t have a problem with. Unless you wear skinny jeans it’s not a problem.

ucme's avatar

Only when it’s on vibrate…growing a semi can be slightly innappropriate, in a queue or at a funeral for example.

Blackberry's avatar

Oh, I forgot to mention that I have the Galaxy S3, so it looks like @tom_g‘s phone. It’s pretty big.

tom_g's avatar

^^ Here is the Note 2 and S3 side by side.

downtide's avatar

I don’t have a problem unless I’m wearing tight trousers and try to sit down with it in the front pocket. But I don’t habitually carry it in a back pocket because it’s so easily stolen.

flutherother's avatar

My mobile only fits in my jacket pocket. If I’m not wearing a jacket I have to carry it in a pouch in my rucksack or maybe a shirt pocket. It doesn’t it in my trouser pockets

janbb's avatar

@flutherother Are you a guy?

flutherother's avatar

Yes!?! but I don’t wear baggy trousers.

janbb's avatar

@flutherother You were one of my “could be either” genders but I was leaning toward female.

flutherother's avatar

@janbb I don’t know what to say to that.

chyna's avatar

I thought @flutherother was female too.

Bellatrix's avatar

I can’t say about phones, but I know my husband gets a sore hip if he forgets to take his wallet out of his back pocket when he’s driving. If you drive a lot it can throw your hip out. These days we have so many cards, wallets can end up being pretty thick. He’s never complained about carrying his phone around in his pocket. I guess he doesn’t sit on that.

jerv's avatar

First off, DO NOT PUT IT IN YOUR BACK POCKET!!! If you are lucky, it will get lost or stolen. If not, well, you’ll destroy it. Gorilla Glass™ has it’s limits, and “candybar” style phones (like most smartphones) can be snapped in half, so a cracked screen would be the best you could expect. Don’t. Just… don’t!

I have a Droid Razr HD (4.7” screen) that fits comfortably in the front pocket of my jeans. I don’t think it’s large, but I am a bit big myself at 6’0”, and that means longer legs and deeper pockets. I can see how it may be an issue for more petite people (anybody under about 5’7”) or those that wear pants tight enough that people can tell whether or not you are circumcised, but unless you are a midget or a hipster, you should be fine.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Doesn’t anyone remember @flutherother‘s sexy voice??? He’s totally a man’s man!

janbb's avatar

@SpatzieLover I know he’s Scottish. Does he sound like Sean Connery?

SpatzieLover's avatar

His voice is HAWT!

janbb's avatar

@flutherother Call me sometime!

Bellatrix's avatar

I’m still waiting for the recordings of books I want him to make. He has a beautiful voice. Now, with this description, I’m seeing a Robert Carlisle sort of image. Confidently striding through the heaterrrrrrr (that’s rolling rrrrrrrrrrs).

janbb's avatar

Anyone got a link to the question with his recording?

SpatzieLover's avatar

@janbb It took me a while to find it. Apparently I wasn’t following it. Here’s @flutherother‘s sexy Scottish accent

janbb's avatar

@SpatzieLover We’ve probably derailed this thread long enough by now but thanks! Aww – dreamy. My heart’s in thie highlands!

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Is that a SmartPhone in your pocket, or are you just really disappointed to see me?

flutherother's avatar

Well I’m glad we’ve got that settled! Whew, I was starting to get worried.

janbb's avatar

@flutherother Now that we know for sure, your door will be mobbed by female jellies from all over the wurruld!

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