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I'm really pondering whether to get a smaller phone and a 7" tablet, or a huge phone. I currently have a Note 1, and love it. I'd love it more if it were bigger though, and indeed I don't use the pen at all (handwriting recognition is not as good as the soft keyboard nor even voice recognition).
I also have a 7" Nook Color that's very long in the tooth though it works well enough except for HD video. I'm not using it a lot because it's sandwiched between the phone I always have on me and the 10" tablet that's so much more comfortable to use, and both the 7" and the 10" require 2 hands or a table.
So I guess I'm interested by the Mate, especially if the price is right, and depending on what the Note 3 is like.
A 'big' mobile, for me, is all about the screen. I love the Note 1 because I can use it as a full web browser, no need for 'mobile' version of web pages, and can mostly read the pages without zooming. That works because as well a being big, the screen is hi res (1280 x 800). So the BBC news home page is fully readable.
A tad bigger screen would be helpful, even so, but not at the expense of resolution. A bigger screen with a lower resolution just makes no sense - it is effectively just like zooming in, only without the option to zoom back out! A bigger screen with the same resolution, that would be easier on the eye. A bigger screen with a higher resolution, that would be the best.The comments about the 'usability' deficit of larger phones should be contrasted with the usability deficit of smaller phones tasked with reading a full web page, or writing an email or document, or using it for sat nav, or viewing photos. In short, the bigger phone may be more difficult to range your thumb across single-handed, but the smaller phone simply doesn't do the job.
I think that overcoming the ergonomic challenges of a larger phone is less of a problem than trying to achieve the same purposes with a smaller phone.
If you have the money buy smaller (4 inch range) phone and a tablet. That's the best option. Large phone (I would place the line over 5 inches) makes as much sense as small tablet (under 5 inches).
android 4.2? why is mine Android 4.1.2
sir kindly upgrade your firmware. If u purchased the phone on an earlier date, the default version is really 4.1.2..kindly download link on the internet to upgrade your android version
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