Big Phones Are a Big-Screen Hit but a Bit of a Fashion Challenge

Like waistlines in many prosperous countries, cellphones are going XXL and some of their owners are struggling to tuck them in.

Jeremy Roche, 47 years old, owns a Samsung Galaxy Note II phone that is about 75% larger than the original Apple Inc. iPhone, and roughly the size and heft of an extra-large Hershey’s chocolate bar, with about an inch nibbled off the end.

On the streets of San Francisco, where the U.K.-based Mr. Roche frequently travels, he says iPhone users often stop him to compare their phone size with his

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