Do you use a phablet?

Discussion in 'polls' started by ams963, Dec 30, 2013.

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Do you use a phablet?

Poll closed Jun 28, 2014.
  1. Yes [please mention which one]

    9 vote(s)
    16.4%
  2. No - not now but I'll surely get one in the future

    15 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. No - never will [please mention why]

    31 vote(s)
    56.4%
  1. ams963

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    Do you use a phablet?
     
  2. Dave0291

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    No because I already have a tablet I regret and a smartphone that does precisely what I need it to do and nothing more. I don't feel a need to mix worlds.
     
  3. J_L

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    Yes, I have the original Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 for more than 2 years now.
     
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  5. roady

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    Ditto here....:thumb:
     
  6. roger_m

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    I will probably buy one soon. Quite possibly it will be a Kingelon N9000 which copies the design of the Note 3 for a fraction of the cost.

    In the past I thought that phablets were ridiculously large, however over the past 3 years I have gone from a 3.7" Android phone to a 4" then 4.3" and now I have 5" phone. Quite surprisingly I never find the 5" screen size to be too big, and and would gladly have a larger screen. However 6" or bigger still seems to big in my opinion.

    I remember the first time I used a Galaxy S2 and thinking the 4.3" screen was ridiculously large.
     
  7. Impet

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    No, never will, too big.
     
  8. TheKid7

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    No.

    I will get one in the future if:

    1. A fully compatible 'Out-of-Contract' USA version is available.
    2. It is available at a reasonable price.
    3. A good case is available.
    4. A good holster is available.
    5. A good screen protector is available.
    6. A good extended battery is available (optional).
     
  9. SweX

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    No, and I don't want one either :)
     
  10. roger_m

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    You can buy an unlocked Note 3 copy which is the exact same size as the original and works with all Note 3 accessories for under $200.
     
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  11. pajenn

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    Samsung Galaxy MEGA with 6.3" screen.

    I already had a Samsung phone and tablet, but they were aging badly and I wanted to do everything on one device. the MEGA with its 6.3 inch display seemed like a good compromise - it was the biggest phone I can still comfortably talk into and carry around in my pockets.
     
  12. guest

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    No. Because my tiny smartphone can do anything I need well enough.
     
  13. chrisretusn

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    I had to look phablet up. Guess my Samsung Galaxy S4 is too small to be one. So no. Funny though, I can do the same sort of stuff on it and a tablet.
     
  14. tomazyk

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    No, I prefer to have separate tablet and phone. Usually those things are too big for me to use them as phone...
     
  15. roady

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    Interesting device!Although it not has the same hardware specs as a real Note 3,this phablet seems to be real value foe money!:thumb:
     
  16. manmur

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    No, I have a smartphone and a laptop. So i really don't see the need for one.
     
  17. xxJackxx

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    Just got a Lumia 1520. An actual tablet would be mostly useless when I have a laptop but most phones are too small to be useful, in my opinion.
     
  18. ams963

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    First of all welcome to the Lumia Windows phone club. How do you like the L1520? I got a L520. I think L1520 has the muscle and the specs to turn around anyone's opinion about phablets.
     
  19. Austerity

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    No. Never will. Phone (iPhone 5s) needs to be small and portable for work. When I need something bigger I have an iPad 3, and kindle fire hd 7" (running vanilla aosp), and wife has a iPad mini.
     
  20. Noob

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    No and i never will because every year they are getting bigger and bigger.
    Current high end phones are almost too big to carry comfortably in my pocket.
     
  21. roger_m

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    I think 6.5" phones are ridiculously large, but there will always be smaller sized phablets too.

    Considering that these days I spend most of the day in front of my laptop, I don't use much my smarthphone for much other than making calls most of the time. If I want to use apps or play games I use my tablet. If I spent a lot of time away from my computer I would me more inclined to want a phablet.
     
  22. Keatah

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    No. Too big and make me look stupid.
     
  23. kjdemuth

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    I have a Galaxy S3 now. Previously I had a blackberry. So to go from my blackberry to the huge screen was kind of a shock. Now I look at my friends note 3 and think I might want one. The battery life is usually a little better and the CPU is quicker.
     
  24. ProTruckDriver

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    Yea, I had to look it up also. o_O
    No I don't use one.
     
  25. roger_m

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    I originally had an Android phone with 3.7" inch screen. When a friend bought a Galaxy S2, with a 4.3" screen, it seemed ridiculously large. Then I upgraded to a 4" phone and, at first it did seem huge, but before long I really liked the larger size.

    Next I upgraded to 4.7" phone and now have a 5" phone which surprisingly does not seem excessively large, considering that a couple of years back a 4.3" screen seemed to be much too big.
     
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