I watch videos all the time on my phone. At work, even at home. I actually pass up my iPad Pro 10.5 most of the time unless I’m doing some sort of extended watching. But there’s times at work where it’s slow and I’m waiting on something, I watch live tv on my phone to kill time. No issue whatsoever. And it’s a lot nicer on the xs max compared to the x.
I may watch an occasional part of a sports game if I am out in about. But 80% of the time I have my iPad with me which I use for media consumption.
I wouldn’t say just screen size. Although that’s the majority of it. The stereo speakers on this phone are amazing, at least as far as speakers on a phone goes.Is that due to the screen size or something else? I must admit, I watched few videos on my X when I had it.
I haven't tried this yet, only watched a few YouTube clips.
But I have an iPad Pro 10.5" and a MacBook. Perhaps film viewing is part of your commute.