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Poll results: Would you switch to a 5.5" phablet like the OnePlus One, if it offers you flagship specs at half price?

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Poll results: Would you switch to a 5.5
The OnePlus One shook our conceptions about how much phone should we get for our cash as much as Google's Nexus line did, if not more. However, it's still a rather large handset, with a size that, despite the proliferation of phablets, can't be called mainstream. Granted, the unbridled success of Samsung's Note series proved that phones like the 5.7" Note 3 can still be extremely popular, and not only in Asia, where big-screen handsets rule.

That's why we asked you last week would you consider getting a much larger than average handset, if it has the flagship specs of the OnePlus One, offered for its midrange $300 price tag without subsidies. The answer is not unequivocally yes, yet 42% of the 4694 respondents checked that they will get the OnePlus One as soon as it becomes available, while 41% will wait for a review or two, and then ponder snatching it. Just 16% are firmly against trotting a 5.5-incher everywhere, despite the breathtaking value-for-money proposition. This only goes to show that should OnePlus decide to issue a more compact phone with the same price-to-specs ratio, there would barely be enough distribution to satisfy the demand. Hopefully the folks from OnePlus are considering such a handset as their next project.

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Would you switch to a big 5.5" phablet like the OnePlus One, if it offers you flagship specs at half price?
42.44%
1992 votes
(1992 votes) Size doesn't matter, I'm getting one as soon as it hits my place
41.12%
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
16.45%
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

4694 votes

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posted on 28 Apr 2014, 09:58

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2976; 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

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:20

8. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1318; 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

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 09:58 10

2. Castro90 (Posts: 38; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Why could it not have just read "yes," "no," or "maybe."

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:11 1

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1354; 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

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 12:35 1

14. Troysyx (Posts: 145; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


I have the 7a being delivered now! that notification light is brilliant.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 00:23

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.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:14 2

4. wando77 (Posts: 300; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Agree with Castro

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:16

5. eggimage (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


POLL: would you choose an Android over an iPhone if budget wasn't a factor

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:18 1

7. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


No...

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 12:36 6

15. Troysyx (Posts: 145; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Absolutely! If iphones were free and androids were still this price, i would pick android.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 15:23 1

16. mrblah (Posts: 457; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Nah, Androids are for prepubescent boys, iPhones get business done much more efficiently.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 16:37 2

18. quakan (Posts: 1199; 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.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 22:07

20. andynaija (Posts: 472; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


http://goo.gl/91idlF

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 22:21

21. baldilocks (Posts: 523; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


iOS fails...

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 '

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:18

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


add a micro sd slot at least and Id be all over it

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:37 1

9. Totse2k15 (Posts: 272; 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.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:40

10. surethom (Posts: 283; 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.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 11:10 2

11. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Too big for me personally, 5 inches is the sweet spot for me

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 15:24 1

17. mrblah (Posts: 457; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


That's what she said

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 12:02

12. zachattack (Posts: 580; 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

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 12:03

13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1190; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I just noticed that there were no option like "Heck yeah! I love big phones!"

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 19:30

19. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 352; 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.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 23:44

22. zachattack (Posts: 580; 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

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:37

24. tokuzumi (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Make a regular sized version of this phone.

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