I have a step in a wizard scenario.

The user has a choice of 3 options before they can tap 'Next'.

For those 3 options do I use a select drop down list or a group of 3 radio buttons?


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I would say for three options use radio buttons.

All options are clearly on the screen when the form loads and you only have one click to choose.

For more complicated lists, perhaps those that are split up by category, I would use a drop-down to avoid overwhelming the user with form elements

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    When possible, allow the user to see all the options up front, rather than having them click on something to display all the options.
    – wootcat
    Jul 31, 2013 at 15:56
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    I would limit radio buttons to 4 possibly 5, anything above that move to a drop down list. Jul 31, 2013 at 16:20

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