One analytics company calls phablets a fad while another group call on Nokia to enter the ring
0. phoneArena 03 Apr 2013, 02:13 posted on
When you consider that the 5-inch-plus segment seems to be on fire right now, especially Samsung’s Galaxy Note II...
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1. Technobri (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
it truly is a fad and i hope it disappears... gradually atleast....4.5 to 4.7 is where the maximum should be for smartphones...if i wanna use s pen ...ill just get a galaxy note 10.1
2. lallolu (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
I think it is good to have options even though phablets' option is for a very low percentage of phone users.
3. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Why would I bother if I have the money to buy all of that stuff.
4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
"Phablet" = Phallus + Tablet
Anyway, i mentioned before, supersize phones are stupid. I dont want to use 2 hands (one holding the phone, the other hand tapping on screen buttons) just for something simple like texting and calling.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3504; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
No, it is not a fad. There is a good sized market for large screen devices.
However, there is a ceiling on how large a device you carry with you everywhere can be. I suspect even without bezel, a 6" device is just too much. But there is no trend that supports phablets in general not being successful.
6. Plesman (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
It's not all about the screen size. Above 4 inch its the overall size of the phone that matters.
7. PhoenixWright (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
Fad or not, I think I wont change my GNote II for anything smaller than a 5 incher.
Having a large display is just great. Sure 2 handed typing is a downside in theory, but if find myself typing faster than with just with one hand.
Come on, even people with iPhones type 2 Handed at times.
Plus, when you go big and get used to it, its hard to look at a medium phone because it'll look and feel smaller than it really is.
8. jroc74 (Posts: 5732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I didnt really like the phones over 5", but I dont see it as a fad.
And my reading more eBooks now will either have me getting one or a tablet. I'm sure some ppl thought tablets were a fad too...look how that turned out.
9. JDogg5281 (Posts: 64; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I dont see it as a fad... more about options. If we all recall didnt some people complain about the htc evo being to big when it first came out
13. jroc74 (Posts: 5732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I remember one girl thought my Droid X was a Kindle....lol.
They are both considered mid size, normal size now.
10. Stuntman (Posts: 830; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I think they need to break up the 3.6" to the 4.9" catagory some more. Perhaps 3.6" to 4.2" and a 4.3" to a 4.9" catagory.
11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
The flurry got it all wrong.
It's a way premature comparison.
Phablet market is 90% consisted out of two Galaxy Note generation models.
Other makers are still pretty much absent here.
As for the Galaxy Note itself, it is clearly a greatly successful product with extremely positive user feedback.
Majority of those trying the Note 2 after the S3 would go for a switch.
I am an S3 owner who is skipping the S4 and is waiting for the Note 3.
Have a cheap 7' tablet and old Acer laptop and I barely ever use both because my S3 is just far more quality in a device.
With the Note 3, I will have all I need
12. aveaphane (unregistered)
Many have the problem of the huge size but once you have experienced a phablet-you shall not return to a smaller screen at all!
14. jroc74 (Posts: 5732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I agree. I was skeptical about my Droid X. Now, I cant have a phone smaller than 4", 4.5"
Still wary about a phone bigger than 5", but I might try it soon.