The smartphone segment includes smartphones with Safari 10+, Chrome 49+, Firefox 49+ or Edge 13. It is advanced browsers but with limited screen sizes and processing power, compared to desktop computers.

Smartphones are defined by a display size smaller than 6". However this is more of a guideline, than a strict rule. There are some phones out there, that are more than 6" but where resolution, performance or even assumed user expectation, clearly makes them a phone. Those devices are still indexed as phones, despite their large screen.

As of December 2017 this segment represents ~81% of the mobile browsers and ~37% of all browsers (across all device types).

Browser requirements:

The smartphone segment is defined by the following criteria:

  • Primary input method is touchscreen
  • Browser supports the smartphone segment requirements
  • Screen width of minimum 320 pixels in portrait mode
  • Screen is 3.5 to 6 inches

The smartphone segment supports the following features:

  • Promises
  • Web audio
  • CORS
  • ES6 Classes
  • WebGL
  • CSS Transforms
  • CSS Transitions
  • CSS 3D Transforms
  • FileReader API
  • File API
  • FormData
  • PushState
  • CSS Animations
  • Geolocation
  • Offline storage

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