Anyone who knows me, knows that I don’t like phablets, but there are lots of people that like them. Phablets are mostly an Android phenomenon, but with rumors circulating that Apple’s iPhone 6 will be a larger than normal sized device it’s high time that we covered this on theSync.
This week, 5 Fantastic Phablets That Won’t Fit in Your Pocket.
1. Nokia 1520
Y’all know I like Windows Phone, and the Nokia 1520 is no exception. The 1520 can only fit securely in your back jeans pocket but has a rigidly firm body and like all Nokia’s the best camera in the category. I’ve had a chance to play with this device, and its size is off putting, but you won’t go wrong with it.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note
I can’t verify this, but I think Sammy started this whole oversized phone/tablet craze. The Galaxy Note can have phone sex with all other Samsung devices, comes with a stylus in some configurations, and have whole lines of leather pouches, cases, and accessories designed to fit it.
3. HTC One Max
If you’re looking for super size and don’t want to go with a Finnish made device, then pick up the HTC One Max. This device is way too big to be used as a phone, and you’ll look ludicrous standing in the Metro Station holding it against your ear. But, you’ll get HTC’s Sense, beautifully engineered craftsmanship, and bragging rights.
4. LG G2
LG has come a long way in the quality department. The G2 is better made than some of LG’s older devices and of course includes one of their beautiful screens. The G2 doesn’t feel as unwieldy as other big Android devices, but it will fit in a standard chino jeans pocket.
5. Samsung Galaxy Mega
Unfortunately, I’ve never held the Mega, so I can’t comment on its build quality, but it’s made by Samsung so it can’t be too far behind the GS and Note. I seriously can’t comprehend why anyone would want a 6.3 inch phone screen, but if it floats your boat. So be it.
Seriously, I’ve come under the impression that most Android users have bad eye sight. That’s the only reason why these super large phones are in high demand. We’ve spent decade miniaturizing electronics only to flush all that hard work down the toilet.
Please share your favorite oversized phones with us on my site at innovationisin.me.
I’m Will Mapp, thanks for listening and you’ve been synced.