The trend for the past several years is to make phones as BIG as possible. And that’s great for watching videos and doing all the other stuff we like to do on our phones . . . but it makes them a lot harder to slip into your pocket.
Especially if you’re a lady.
Some scientists actually ran a study to figure out if the pockets on women’s pants are compatible with modern smartphones . . . and the answer is NO.
The study analyzed 80 brands of women’s jeans and 80 brands of men’s, and they found women’s pockets are 48% shorter and 6.5% narrower than men’s.
That means an iPhone X can only fit into about 40% of women’s front pockets. A Samsung Galaxy can only fit into 20%. (They didn’t specify whether the Galaxy phone was from the S or Note line.) For the Google Pixel, it’s 5%.
Men have it much easier. The iPhone X fit into 100% of the jeans in the test, the Samsung was at 95%, and the Pixel was at 85%.
And the answer isn’t, “Well, men are just bigger.” For the study, all of the women’s AND men’s jeans had a waist size of 32. So even though the jeans were all for people with the same size waist, men’s pockets were just bigger.