Large Screen Smartphones: Are They Really Better?

Mobile news present… Majority of smartphones nowadays are getting bigger but are they better?

As of today, Samsung Galaxy Note is the largest which is also called as the Phablet, name taken by combining tablet and smartphone. The Phablet boasts 5.3 inches screen size. The Consumer Electronics Show in January presented large-size smartphones promising to be faster than previous models.

Nokia Lumia 900 and Motorola’s Droid Razr both have 4.3 inches screens while the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has 4.65 inches. This trend only shows that new smartphones are increasing their sizes from comfortable (to hold and carry) toward 4.5 inches and even beyond.

HTC announced during Mobile World Congress that its new HTC One X will be available on AT&T sometime in spring which will boast 4.7 inches screen size. Meanwhile, Chinese manufacturer Huawei announced its 4.5 inch screen in Ascend D Quad.

These are considered the flagship phones of each company in which most of the latest devices will run Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in quad core processors. Majority of the top of the line phones are now operating 4G LTE with advanced cameras.

These devices are big mainly because of the technology they support. Some experts suggest that LTE technology and quad core processors demand bigger footprint thus, also need bigger batteries to handle the latest technology.

Another reason why these new smartphones are getting bigger is because of more media consumption. Most of these smartphones are targeted to people who like to watch videos, reading magazine articles and playing games on their smartphones.

An executive from Nokia Jo Harlow said that LTE technology in smartphones contributed to their size, the main reason why Nokia Lumia 900 is bigger. However, Harlow noted that they are getting many good feedbacks from people who prefer the size of Lumia 800. The Lumia 800 has 3.7 inches display, slightly larger than iPhone with 3.5 inches screen size.

Senior vice president of product innovation for Samsung Kevin Packingham said that it is also important to consider mid-range devices such as Samsung Galaxy S Blaze. He said that a lot of these mid-range smartphones are better than the top of the line units a year ago.

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