Jerimiah Yap

In the world of smartphones, bigger is definitely better. According to a study conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals that smartphones with bigger and wider screens sell better. In the last three months, Android-powered smartphones featuring 4.5 inch screens hold 29 percent of total smartphone sales.

Apple recently won a verdict over Samsung in a United States federal court. Not satisfied with the $1 billion Samsung owes them, the Cupertino-based company also seeks the ban of popular Samsung smartphones such as the Galaxy S III and Note. Fortunately for Samsung, sales in Europe have been very encouraging for them.

Samsung has a 67 percent market share in Europe, up by 20.2 percent from last year. Samsung has increased its smartphone market share everywhere in the world, except in the United States.

Smartphones that use the Android operating system own more than half of smartphone sales in almost every major market. In fact, Android smartphones almost have a 90 percent hold in Spain.

Kantar added that in eight major markets across the world, Android is the most used mobile operating system (61 percent), while Apple is the second most used (24 percent).

Kantar commented that a bigger screen allows users to perform a variety of tasks and services.