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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 2014-08-05, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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It looked like a device designed to violate every Jobs' "scripture": it was huge, had a stylus and a task manager.
Another "sinner"
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Unann...Note-4_id58987
Samsung gets under pressure not only in China and India, but on their own home turf.
And in one of the most profitable segment - phablets.

The ~6" phablets are all the rage. Lenovo is getting one ready, too
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Lenov...umness_id59004
This handset must have a close to record screen-to-body ratio...



The Note 4 will have quite a competition...
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I think phones over 5" are too big for a phone,
I have an HTC One M7, it's pretty much perfect, fits in my pocket, and can be used with 1 hand easily.
My biggest complaint with the S5 is it is too big for single handed operation, not that it can't be done, but I have a buddy that's gone through 2 screens on his S5, drops it often due to the size. With the case he says it's near impossible to text one handed

Keeping the sides tight to the screen is important for a larger phone. Like the Lenovo pictured in the post above, if a company goes big screen, they should keep it a tight as possible width wise

For me personally phones need to be small enough for single handed operation, I like the 4.7" screen. Tablets have use, I love my 8" galaxy tab, after that I go laptop, then desktop for heavy use. 10" tablets are an awkward size IMO, too big yet too small.
I want a 14-15" tablet with a full windows version to replace my laptop

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For me personally phones need to be small enough for single handed operation...
That (single-handed operation) is definitely NOT the market phablets are targeting, I think. Tablets are.

And if you want the phablet replace both - tablets and phone - you need an ear piece.
Never liked the latter, but know people that love them...

BTW, HTC One is the same size as Nexus 5 while the latter has a 5" screen
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...2=5313#results

And the same is (almost) true for the Galaxy S4
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone2=5313
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True but millimeters are a lot if you are already at the edge,
I think the S5 is too big, and it's only 4.3mm wider than my htc, cases starts be be a factor on large phones too, I only use a case on my phone at work.
Outside of work, I couldn't handle packing it around with a case on it, and my phone has many war wounds because of it.

No chance am I using a bluetooth headset, I hate when people around me are on them, and I hate when people talk to me when they are on them,
Unless it is a really good one or they are in a dead quiet area

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I think the S5 is too big, and it's only 4.3mm wider than my htc...
Hmmm...
Based on the comparison (link in previous post) it's just 1.6mm wider.

EDIT: Sorry, mixed up the S4 and S5.
I believe the S4 is the best value phone unless buying new (or S3 if smaller is better).
Good specs, easy and cheap to fix if needed, excellent screen and camera, mSD card, good Wi-Fi/Radio...
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The latest rumour in phablet-land is about the Nexus line: Nexus 6 will likely be a 5.9" phablet made by Motorola
And here is an update
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motor...on-801_id59267
Decent specs (no excesses) and benchmarks. Performance on par with the best handsets of today.

Hopefully it continues the Nexus tradition costing half as much...
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The 5.9" phablet from Moto might not be a Nexus line handset.
But the first device in what replaces Nexus - Silver line...
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Moto-...erizon_id59425
Might not be cheap, though...

As it turns out, Moto had a very busy pipeline when sold to Lenovo!
And although they don't plan to keynote IFA, they will announce new products the same week
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motor...he-way_id59372
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I wouldn't be surprised if told this is the iPhone phablet (aka functionality sacrificed for cleanliness of design)
http://www.phonandroid.com/sharp-aqu...nes-monde.html



But it's just a Sharp handset coming to Sprint (5.5", HD, SD801, 2GB/32GB)
http://www.gsmarena.com/sharp_aquos_...-news-9387.php
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As it turns out, Moto had a very busy pipeline when sold to Lenovo!
No doubts about that!
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motor...-Nexus_id59612
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I always been a two handed typer... One handed while driving... Since its very dangerous and illigal i find that my new LG G3 Phablet? makes it harder to brake the rules. So i pull over and use two hands to type

Although LG has some one handed tweaks that can be turned on such as an offset keyboard.

Going from the GS3 to this was not as much as an adjusment as i had thought. I do miss the old galaxy home button though

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Samsung didn't miss the chance to remind the world about Apple's "scripture"...


Taken from here.

For a company to change its mind is a symbol of strength. If they admit to been wrong...
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