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Is "phablet" a necessary word anymore?

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Apr 2014, 17:37

We may use the term phablet quite often to describe extra-large handsets, but their manufacturers don't seem to like this moniker...

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posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:32 1

12. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I believe that's "tablone" in Italian.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 22:37 2

39. Florin.T (Posts: 253; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)

Peter Griffin would probably agree -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JhuOicPFZY

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:07 3

9. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

How about "Large phone"?

Tablets are getting bigger so what do we call them? Tabtop?

I would say get rid of all the fancy terms.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:09 1

10. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

I think they should still call 5.5" to 6.5" a phablet. They still can be operated by one hand, but can't be operated like a traditional phone. Oh yes, also count bezels. Probably the best way to measure a phone is by surface area, because right now all mobile devices use a screen ratio of either 16:9 or 16:10, which is quite similar. Well the Idea is, no matter what the manufacturers says, I think it's still a good idea to call it phablet!

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:32 4

11. Sauce (unregistered)

Im sorry, but people with phablets as big as the Z look like dumb*sses when they're on the phone.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:39 1

19. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

Nope, what you were thinking is actually not professionally proven.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:45 5

21. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

People with large phablets don't care what you think and are not buying phones to please you.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 21:12 1

28. cory944 (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)

that is why I have my mega 6.3, I don't care what people say

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:10 1

42. Sauce (unregistered)

I don't care what people think when I think they look like a dumb***. Obviously some don't. Obviously some do. In the end, they still look stupid lololol.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:02 6

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Still a dumb name to me

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:25

18. pixel8or (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:14

17. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

We should just call it "(enter screen size here) smartphone".

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 21:55

37. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

You have a better one?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 20:18 1

22. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I remember when people called the Droid X a phablet...lol.

I think its necessary. We still use feature phone, smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc. . We can still use phablet.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 23:01

72. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3791; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

You're dreaming. No one ever called the Droid X a phablet. The term didn't even exist in 2010 when the phone came out.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 20:26

23. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

It's a pretty muddy term now. The Z2 and HTC M8 claim to be normal size phones but they are just as big as phablets 5.7 inch screens.

So they should get rid of the term until Sony, HTC, and Nokia stop adding unnecessary and stupid stuff that makes their phones huge.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 20:44

24. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Well I guess the term 'phablet' can be used to describe really giant phones for that particular year, as it still is a smartphone, but just oversized. I think companies should try using the word 'phablet' and see the response from that.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 21:12 1

30. btbotimtim (Posts: 255; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

when i first saw htc hd2, it was super huge. but now? it is too small. for me, 5 incher is perfect.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 21:44

34. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

yeah just call it tangtop

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 21:48 2

36. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Option C - We never needed the term "phablet" in the first place.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:10

43. piko1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)

same !

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:04

41. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

I have seen people talking on a 7-8 inch tablets. Most of them are cheap chinese or samsung tablets. Such is the story of android tablets.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 03:52 1

79. imsmrtrthnyu (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)

We used to talk on humongous home corded rotary phones, is talking into a 7 or 8 inch tablet worse than that?
Also, if you use a headset, wired or wireless, it does not matter how big the phone is.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:44 1

45. piko1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)

the right question is what is the difference between today's tablets and phones (phablets)

the answer is nothing they use the same OS's App's and hardware
we are in the end of the inch wars lets face it it's the same scenario as of the 00's one when the phones shrieked in size till about 2004 everything from 5 inch shall be called tablet not smart phone or phablet cause the main idea shifted from making calls and SMS, MMS to multimedia device which among other things can make calls SMS's and MMS but hey any tablet with 3G or 4G can do this

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:48 2

46. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

I like to call them '" big ash phone"

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:51

48. pocketbook (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

It's funny how despite knowing the size of the screen people still need a word to classify a phone that is a certain size. As if the size doesn't tell you enough.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 00:56

49. frickbot (Posts: 21; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)

So if moto makes a 13 inch tablet tomorrow with a phone os and can make calls and they call it a phone does that mean they will get offended when we call it a phablet?

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 01:42

50. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

I think the best word for both smartphones and phablets is PALMTOP.
Think about it..We have desktops, we have laptops..so why wouldn't we call those miniature pocket computers that have taken over our digital lives, residing on our palms.. why wouldn't we rename them to Palmtops?

Sub 4.5" devices could be simply called mini Palmtops.

When you think about it, smartphone and a phablet are both really dumb words

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 01:47

51. nodes (Posts: 761; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

Nexus One looks so damn good.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 02:04 1

52. Zack_2014 (Posts: 511; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Its amazing to see how once the Dell Streak first phablet(5inch) comparing to todays Galaxy S4 (5inch) is just considered a normal phone and not a phablet anymore :'(

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