Poll results: Would you switch to a 5.5" phablet like the OnePlus One, if it offers you flagship specs at half price?
- Would you switch to a big 5.5" phablet like the OnePlus One, if it offers you flagship specs at half price?
1992 votes (1992 votes) Size doesn't matter, I'm getting one as soon as it hits my place
1930 votes (1930 votes) The price is very tempting, but I'll wait for a few reviews before I leap to such a big device
772 votes (772 votes) I appreciate the value-for-money offer here, but still can't imagine carrying around and using a 5.5-incher
1. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
If I really think about it, for me anything between 5" and about 6,4" is good. My friend has a Lumia 1520 and I tried to put it in my pocket. I was surprised as it didn't feel any bigger/heavier than my N9, even though it's like many times the size :p
8. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1273; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
When I went from my Nexus 4 to the Z2, it was weird to put in my pocket at first since it's a lot longer. But after a few days I was used to it. :P
2. Castro90 (Posts: 38; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Why could it not have just read "yes," "no," or "maybe."
3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1341; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
the phone is vaporware for now , you need some stupid invites which never come and the company has not given a word about warranty and service support , might get the oppo 7a(same phone) instead , tired of waiting
14. Troysyx (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
I have the 7a being delivered now! that notification light is brilliant.
23. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
please let us now what you think of the phone or at least me after a week of use with that phone. I might order one myself. PM me.
5. eggimage (Posts: 56; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
POLL: would you choose an Android over an iPhone if budget wasn't a factor
15. Troysyx (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Absolutely! If iphones were free and androids were still this price, i would pick android.
16. mrblah (Posts: 436; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
Nah, Androids are for prepubescent boys, iPhones get business done much more efficiently.
18. quakan (Posts: 1177; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Let's be honest. Whether you choose iPhone or some Android device, your average user can accomplish the same task with either device with ease.
21. baldilocks (Posts: 506; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
1. The only indication that you are using capital letters on the iOS keyboard is the up arrow button changes colors. (IN ANDROID, THE KEYS THEMSELVES CHANGE CASE, WHICH MAKES IT A LOT EASIER.)
2. Sharing media from one app to another is a long process because most of them do not share natively. For example, to add a picture to Photobucket from my gallery, I have go into Photobucket to do it. It's the same with just about every other app except for the VERY limited few that Apple built into the sharing system. (IN ANDROID, MOST OF THE APPS YOU INSTALL, GET INTEGRATED INTO THE SYSTEM FRAMEWORK. THIS ALLOWS SHARING OF MEDIA FROM ONE APP TO ANOTHER. THIS IS A MUCH, MUCH BETTER SETUP. FOR EXAMPLE, I SNAP A PIC WITH THE CAMERA AND I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH PHOTOBUCKET I CAN DO THAT FROM WITHIN THE CAMERA/GALLERY APP WITHOUT EVEN OPENING PHOTOBUCKET.)
3. The notification system is overly complicated and cluttered. I realize it can be customized, but not to the point where you can get rid of the 3 different sections. Also there is no 'CLEAR ALL' function - this leads to notifications sticking around even after you have already addressed them. iOS also lacks the notification icons that Android uses. To me it makes sense having notification icons appearing up top. (shrug)
4. No Contact List or Messaging List Contact Pictures. That might be a small nitpicky thing, but visually it's bland. I love having the ability to scroll through a list of faces.
5. No access to the file system except for the Camera Roll. This makes transferring music or pictures to your phone reliant on iTunes. (MUCH EASIER WITH ANDROID. YOU CAN DRAG AND DROP ANY TYPE OF MEDIA INTO THE FILE SYSTEM.)
6. No Widgets. Sometimes you don't want to open an app and scroll through looking for information, especially when you can have that same information on one of your homescreens. What would it hurt to have at least a weather widget? (ANOTHER EXAMPLE. ON ANDROID I HAVE A GOOGLE SEARCH BAR. I JUST TAP ON IT AND TYPE OR SPEAK MY SEARCH. WITH IOS, I HAVE TO OPEN A BROWSER, OPEN THE GOOGLE SEARCH APP OR ASK SIRI AND HOPE SHE CAN SEARCH THE INTERNET FOR ME. SO MANY MORE STEPS THAT IT SHOULD HAVE TO TAKE.)
7. You can't put icons on just any grid point on the screen. Icons will always pop up behind last icon on the grid.
8. No hardware 'back button'. Often going back to where you were in an app involves exiting out of the application altogether. Some apps have a '
6. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
add a micro sd slot at least and Id be all over it
9. Totse2k15 (Posts: 250; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
I want this bad. No microSD slot is fine, I can do microSDHC/SDXC+Meenova mini microSD card reader, OK with me. 5.5" is not that big, get use to it. Smartphones getting bigger anyway.
I'd go for the 64GB one. Nice price for a beastly specs smartphone.
10. surethom (Posts: 256; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
No I prefer 1 handed use & anything over 5" is uncomfortable for my thumb to stretch over the left side of screen & I have large hands.
The main problem is NO choice because no flagship high end phones are releases under 5" nowerdays.
11. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Too big for me personally, 5 inches is the sweet spot for me
12. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
I want something bigger regardless 5 inches is starting to feel small. I might buy the HTC max or even the note 3 against my Samsung hatred. Tired of waiting
13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1092; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
I just noticed that there were no option like "Heck yeah! I love big phones!"
19. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 280; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
I had an LG G2 and it was too big for me. If you have to adjust the position of your phone every time you sit down, then it is too big. Just like a wallet, you should forget that it is even there. Getting one more inch of space really is nothing. Use your phone for quick things and a computer for everything else. I see no reason for phablets anymore. I used to, but now I realize that they are kind of pointless.
22. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
i disagree, it's the reason that i need 2 hands for the G2 that i should just get an even bigger phone to enjoy a bigger screen and even bigger battery at that point
24. tokuzumi (Posts: 273; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
Make a regular sized version of this phone.