10-06-2015, 12:10 AM
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I never thought I wanted a giant phone before, and I typically scoff at iPhone 6+ and Note devices. But after I pre-ordered a new Nexus 5X, I realized that the $70 increase in price ($58 really because of included accessories on the 6p), I get the extra gig of RAM and the newest Snapdragon 64 bit processor, and faster charging. With it comes a 5.7" screen though.

I've been sort of agonizing over the decision (tough life I know). People at work with large phones love them, I have come to that consensus. But how about around here? If it wasn't such a bargain I don't think I'd be in this situation, but it's hard to not get caught up in future proofing - the 5X on order is comparable to a Galaxy S5 where the 6P is comparable to a Note 4 or HTC M9.

Thoughts?

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 10-06-2015, 02:51 AM
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  • leefish
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I have a samsungs4 mini - cracking little phone,has a big enough display,charges well, its great for quick lookups. Its also not HUGE and fits in my jacket pocket. I dont use my phone/tablet as my primary internet device though.

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 10-06-2015, 03:18 AM
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I moved to a larger phone with my last upgrade - from a 3.65" Xcover to a 5.1" Active S5 - and while the phone is physically bigger the increase in screen real estate is well worth it in my opinion. Plenty of apps - navigation in particular - that benefits from the added space.

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 10-06-2015, 03:23 AM
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I switched from android to an iPhone 6 and have been quite pleased with the lack of issues using an iPhone. The size is pretty good too.


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 10-06-2015, 05:00 AM
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  • BobH
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Probably the odd man out here but I have an old flip phone. I do not need to be connected 24/7 to the net or even to text. I just want a phone to place the odd call and for emergencies. I have no idea what an app is either. Works for me but not for many others.

Bob

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 10-06-2015, 05:02 AM
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(10-06-2015, 02:51 AM)leefish Wrote: I have a samsungs4 mini - cracking little phone,has a big enough display,charges well, its great for quick lookups. Its also not HUGE and fits in my jacket pocket. I dont use my phone/tablet as my primary internet device though.

I had one too and it was the perfect size but returned it after a couple days because the battery life was absolutely horrid. No surprise being and Android I guess. I was looking for a phone in the 4-4.5in range and failed to find a decent one. I dont like Apple so I was forced to get a 5in one-- a Microsoft Lumia 640.

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 10-06-2015, 05:58 AM
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I went from the old school Blackberry at work when the supplied it to "buy your own" several years ago.  At the time I went with the Samsung S3 and still have it.  I did like the ability to open documents and read them in the larger screen.  The larger phones take getting used to because if you put them in your back pocket you have to remember not to sit on it.  I ended up going with an Otter Box case that has a holder to clip on to my belt.  And if you are like me and have to wear cheaters to read - the larger screen helps when you don't have glasses on.

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 10-06-2015, 06:11 AM
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I have a Note 4 and before that was a Note 3. I like the bigger phone and the stylus that it has.

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 10-06-2015, 06:29 AM
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(10-06-2015, 05:00 AM)BobH Wrote: Probably the odd man out here but I have an old flip phone. I do not need to be connected 24/7 to the net or even to text. I just want a phone to place the odd call and for emergencies.

I have one of those wonderful old flip phones myself bob, works for me now that I'm retired.

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 10-06-2015, 07:20 AM
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(10-06-2015, 06:29 AM)Snuff Wrote:
(10-06-2015, 05:00 AM)BobH Wrote: Probably the odd man out here but I have an old flip phone. I do not need to be connected 24/7 to the net or even to text. I just want a phone to place the odd call and for emergencies.

I have one of those wonderful old flip phones myself bob, works for me now that I'm retired.

Fortunately never had to be tied to a cell phone or pager my whole working life. If this world gets anymore fast paced we are going to disappear up our own backsides.

Bob

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 10-06-2015, 09:10 AM
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(10-06-2015, 02:51 AM)leefish Wrote: I have a samsungs4 mini - cracking little phone,has a big enough display,charges well, its great for quick lookups. Its also not HUGE and fits in my jacket pocket. I dont use my phone/tablet as my primary internet device though.

I bought a S4-mini for my daughter and I think it's an ideal size.  I have a Nexus-4 for my phone and it's slightly too big with a 4.7" screen.  How people can fit these 5"+ phones in their pocket is beyond me.  If you want something that big, just get a tablet. Biggrin

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 10-06-2015, 09:54 AM
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(10-06-2015, 05:00 AM)BobH Wrote: Probably the odd man out here but I have an old flip phone. I do not need to be connected 24/7 to the net or even to text. I just want a phone to place the odd call and for emergencies. I have no idea what an app is either. Works for me but not for many others.
Bob

I definitely must be more of an outsider than you, Bob, as I don't even have one of the ones you have! Biggrin

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 10-06-2015, 09:58 AM
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(10-06-2015, 06:29 AM)Snuff Wrote:
(10-06-2015, 05:00 AM)BobH Wrote: Probably the odd man out here but I have an old flip phone. I do not need to be connected 24/7 to the net or even to text. I just want a phone to place the odd call and for emergencies.

I have one of those wonderful old flip phones myself bob, works for me now that I'm retired.

Same here. I'd like to replace my old Samsung, but flips are getting hard to find.

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 10-06-2015, 10:06 AM
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I might have found just the cellphones for the older gentlemen among us:
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On a more serious note, we did consider getting something like the one on the left for my grandfather before he died - he frequently misdialed because the buttons on a regular cell in the early 00's were too small to see properly...

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 10-06-2015, 10:22 AM
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I went from a Samsung galaxy s5 to a note 4 and I love it. I use an otter box and just carry the phone in my back pocket. For me and what I use a phone for I like a bigger phone. I hate using tablets or even a pc so I do most everything online by a phone.

Now when I needed a more compact phone I was all about the Casio rugged flip phones. If I was still at a job that I broke nearly everything on my person I'd still have the Casio .

Another thing I like about the huge phones is the kids can't text and drive. With my phone there is now way you can text with one hand. It forces you to wait or use the Google voice typing.

Overall if you spend a lot of time on your phone like we do then you'll appreciate a big phone. If you use your phone just to make calls then it's going to get on your nerves.  It definitely takes some getting used to.

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 10-06-2015, 10:27 AM
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I'm married to my phone due to work. And the bigger screen basically serves as an iPad mini replacement. I really have no need for a small tablet, but an iPad Air...

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 10-06-2015, 10:42 AM
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(10-06-2015, 10:06 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I might have found just the cellphones for the older gentlemen among us:
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On a more serious note, we did consider getting something like the one on the left for my grandfather before he died - he frequently misdialed because the buttons on a regular cell in the early 00's were too small to see properly...

That seals it. I'm getting the biggest honkin' smartphone I can find. I may be out to pasture, but d*** if I'll eat the grass. Biggrin

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 10-06-2015, 11:13 AM
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I own an old Nokia phone after having had two smartphones. The reason: battery life, and ..well- durability

Philipp

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 10-06-2015, 11:19 AM
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My note 4 gets great battery life. The charger that comes with it uses the same tech as apple and it can give a 50% charge in half hour.

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 10-06-2015, 01:48 PM
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(10-06-2015, 11:19 AM)Otis375 Wrote: My note 4 gets great battery life. The charger that comes with it uses the same tech as apple and it can give a 50% charge in half hour.

It is the best phone I've ever owned and I've owned many. Battery life is excellent indeed.

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