Mentat: How is this a fail?
frozenhotchocolate: Again, this is a tablet. For what it matters it seems that 4.6-4.7 inch screens seem to be the sweet spot. My galaxy nexus is 4.65 and I wouldn't want a screen any larger.
MrEricSir: This "phablet" trend needs to die, already.
timujin: frozenhotchocolate: Again, this is a tablet. For what it matters it seems that 4.6-4.7 inch screens seem to be the sweet spot. My galaxy nexus is 4.65 and I wouldn't want a screen any larger.Are you a normal sized person? I have the Note II and I frequently get "that's a HUGE phone" from people. I usually ask those people to take out their phone and lay it in their open hand. It's usually about the same scale as the Note is in mine. I also have a giant head, so the phone looks normal when I make calls. Thing is, using it as a phone is probably less than 10% of what I do with it. And I usually use the speaker phone when I do that (which is the best I've ever had in a cellphone, by the way) the rest of the time I use it as a portable data device and mostly communicate with people over various apps./6'3"//really big head///seriously, it's like Sputnik
skinink: "We spent some brief time with the Note 8.0, and for the most part, performance was pretty good. "Can't stand reviews based on spending 20 minutes with a device. How much can you really see except the most basic things?
dbirchall: The word you're after is "compensating."
kab: dbirchall: The word you're after is "compensating."Yes, compensating. Because attempting to enjoy media on a screen the size of a business card is just so farking awesome.I can't imagine what you think of people who own TV's larger than 20"./yes, your favorite mobile device sucks.//really... it does.
kab: dbirchall: The word you're after is "compensating."Yes, compensating. Because attempting to enjoy media on a screen the size of a business card is just so farking awesome.I can't imagine what you think of people who own TV's larger than 20".
Vaneshi: Well using it as a phone is probably a bit dumb and I can't see it being comfortable to hold in that position for any length of time. However that doesn't mean a paired BT headset and the thing in your bag wouldn't be just peach though.
dbirchall: I don't feel a huge need for my phone to morphologically converge with my HDTV.
Shostie: Mentat: How is this a fail?[www.mp4nation.net image 728x548]
archichris: Why do you need to hold a phone to your face to use it?Why not keep the phone in your pocket or if its tablet sized....in your bag until you need to use its screen functions to run apps etc....All you really need is an easy to deploy blue tooth headset or earpiece (I say easy to deploy because wearing them all the time is sooooooo stupid looking) that lets you use the voice commands. I trust that voice command is going to get progressively better over time, but I already manage to make all of my calls with it.
Z-clipped: Dammit Samsung, I was all set to get a Note II when I got back to the States, and now you went and made my decision more difficult.Shostie: Mentat: How is this a fail?[www.mp4nation.net image 728x548]We've pretty much figured out how to make phones and computers as small as we want. Now that we're blurring the line of functionality between the two, it's time to let go of our 1980s miniaturization fetish, and actually consider what the optimal size for a mobile device is. Because this looks just as stupid as your photo:frozenhotchocolate: Again, this is a tablet. For what it matters it seems that 4.6-4.7 inch screens seem to be the sweet spot. My galaxy nexus is 4.65 and I wouldn't want a screen any larger.If you're differentiating tablet from smartphone perhaps, but if you're looking to integrate all functions into one device, 7-8" is perfect. I've been using my GTab 7.0+ as a catch-all device (including worldphone) for the last year, and I wouldn't want to go back to anything smaller. I mean, why have something with a screen that's too small to watch movies, browse the internet, read books or take notes on? If I want something that's only really useful for voice calls, why not just stick with a dumbphone?With BT headsets being so good now, the only reason to go small is to fit it in the front pocket of your jeans, instead of the back pocket or the inside pocket of your jacket. And I usually carry a small messenger bag with me when I go out anyway. Honestly, tiny little iPhones are for well-dressed women. I've never really understood the reason for having internet access on something with a screen the size of a business card. Seems like a waste of money.MrEricSir: This "phablet" trend needs to die, already.Yeah, I mean who would want to spend money on a single device that does everything well, when they could spend 2 or 3 times as much and carry around multiple slates that all do essentially the same thing?
frozenhotchocolate: To his each own I suppose.
frozenhotchocolate: If I'm really gonna sit down for two hours and watch a movie I'd rather it be in front of a TV. Viewing YouTube and even TV shows works just fine. While the GNex is getting old it still is full HD and running 4.2.2. My phone is much larger than an iPhone.
Z-clipped: Yeah, I mean who would want to spend money on a single device that does everything well
digistil: Z-clipped: Yeah, I mean who would want to spend money on a single device that does everything wellThis is the biggest salesmen speak being pushed at the moment. In reality, the phablet (6"-7") does everything with mediocrity; and the 8" is basically a device for people to mass consume digital goods. Their biggest champions are those that wouldn't utilize a smart or a tablet. It's the Dodge Nitro of gadgets, which is to say there's nothing wrong with it... but it's not a 4x4 nor is it an economy car nor is it a people carrier.
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