Super-sized smartphones (commonly referred to as ‘phablets’) are swiftly becoming the standard form factor in the mobile phone industry. They’re great for gaming and watching video, but when it comes to portability and one-handed texting they can be a bit of a pain in the bum. Which do you prefer?
Like a nuclear-powered beast in some B-grade horror movie, the smart phone refuses to stop growing. These days, it’s hard to find a handset that isn’t at least five inches across. It’s getting so bad that some of them might as well be full-sized tablets. Even Apple has been expanding the size of its iconic iPhone. In a few more years, ‘normal’ sized phones will have gone the way of the physical keypad.
I recently upgraded to a Galaxy Note phablet and the extra screen real-estate is definitely welcomed. But sometimes I miss having a compact phone that I could comfortably slip inside my pocket. Sure, it wasn’t perfect for gaming but I have a DS and Vita for that. So what do you guys think? Are phablets the wave of the future or is it a terrible fad that is killing off practical handsets? Cast your vote!