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Old 08-01-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Tell you what, I'm looking forward to a smart phone that will fit my big hands.

Not to mention being easier on my old man's eyes.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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But seriously, maybe something like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:24 AM   #3
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But seriously, maybe something like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Not wanting to revisit the Apple vs. Droid debate, but some guys (myself included) drank the Apple Koolaid long ago, and would like a bigger phone. I'm not one of the latter, I think that the verging-on-tablet-sized Droids to be in the 'taint category, 'taint a phone and 'taint a tablet, but I certainly understand the concept of YMMV.

I read a business article recently that said that tablet sales have dropped substantially, and that many former tablet purchasers are going either to smaller laptops, or bigger phones. Makes sense.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:46 AM   #4
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Hell, I'm just the other way around and am going to weep a bit when they stop supporting the iPhone 4s. I don't need bigger. I need it to fit in my pocket/holster and not be so big that it gets caught as I work.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:10 AM   #5
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Hell, I'm just the other way around and am going to weep a bit when they stop supporting the iPhone 4s. I don't need bigger. I need it to fit in my pocket/holster and not be so big that it gets caught as I work.
That's where I am at as well. I like a smaller phone, one that I can put in a pants pocket. I like having a tablet......and a laptop......for when I need them. And a camera! I still cannot think of my phone as a camera, even though my iPhone 5 has a fairly good one for a point-and-shoot, but I'm old-school enough that, to me, a camera is a camera, not a phone!
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:20 AM   #6
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Not wanting to revisit the Apple vs. Droid debate, but some guys (myself included) drank the Apple Koolaid long ago, and would like a bigger phone. I'm not one of the latter, I think that the verging-on-tablet-sized Droids to be in the 'taint category, 'taint a phone and 'taint a tablet, but I certainly understand the concept of YMMV.

I read a business article recently that said that tablet sales have dropped substantially, and that many former tablet purchasers are going either to smaller laptops, or bigger phones. Makes sense.
I've used Droids, and watched other people use them, and I prefer the way Apple have laid out the interface. But even the physical dimensions of the 5s leaves me wanting... notching the size up a bit would be just the ticket, for me.

And I know Apple doesn't care about me individually... if they're going to a larger screen it's due to careful observation of trends.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:26 AM   #7
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I read a business article recently that said that tablet sales have dropped substantially,

That's because tablets do NOT have to be replaced every six months..........like phones.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:29 AM   #8
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That's because tablets do NOT have to be replaced every six months..........like phones.
Phone don't need to be replaced every 6 months (assuming you look after them of course...) the phone companies/manufacturers are leading people around like sheep - I am running a 4 year old HTC that works just fine
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:31 AM   #9
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That's because tablets do NOT have to be replaced every six months..........like phones.
Well, yes, there is that!

I've had great luck with Apple stuff. I'm typing this on a six year old MacbookPro.....I did have to replace the battery pack once, but other than that the thing works like it did when new.....and my iPhones have both lasted over 2 years each. I do keep them in good rugged cases, however.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:25 AM   #10
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I've had iPhones for a long time and have bought all the same for my family. Well over a dozen of 'em. Last one's in my pocket though. I'm tired of their curious tendency to start working poorly after an upgrade.

Worse yet, they work really poorly by the time a couple years have clicked off. If you're just using it as a phone you might not notice it but if you coordinate your schedule or contacts, etc. trying to use it as a tool it's almost as if there's a shelf life on the product focused on getting you to upgrade.

Next one for me will be a Nokia 1520. Huge, nice cam, easy to see, fits in a shirt pocket, fast, and it ain't an apple.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:49 AM   #11
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I've had iPhones for a long time and have bought all the same for my family. Well over a dozen of 'em. Last one's in my pocket though. I'm tired of their curious tendency to start working poorly after an upgrade.

Worse yet, they work really poorly by the time a couple years have clicked off. If you're just using it as a phone you might not notice it but if you coordinate your schedule or contacts, etc. trying to use it as a tool it's almost as if there's a shelf life on the product focused on getting you to upgrade.

Next one for me will be a Nokia 1520. Huge, nice cam, easy to see, fits in a shirt pocket, fast, and it ain't an apple.
Sadly, I concur with this.

My next phone today will not be by Apple.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:21 AM   #12
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I thought the bigger phones were too big, too. My company gave me a Nexus 5 as a gift and I didn't even use it due to the size. But my work phone was an android phone and it got bigger over time and I got used to it. Eventually, I replaced my iphone 4s with a Motorola S5 Active (its water resistance is a big draw for me) and I have to say that I really like the large size now. I don't find it to be any more inconvenient in my pocket and it is massively more convenient in my hand - typing is so much better and I really appreciate having the numbers on the main keyboard page. Incidentally, one feature of that phone that I haven't seen advertised anywhere is the fact that the screen is so sensitive it works with gloves on. That's a HUGE benefit for motorcyclists and bicyclists. I do occasionally accidentally interact with a widget on the lock screen if I put it in my pocket with the screen facing my leg, but other than that, I find the gloved access to be a tremendous benefit. On the rare occasion that I pull out my old iphone in order to grab some information from it, I find it to be ridiculously small, now. But I do miss the reliability of the apple platform. I have app crashes on android relatively frequently, whereas they were very rare on my iphone.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:35 PM   #13
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I didn't have any reason to upgrade from my 4s until a situation occured where I passed down my 4s and got a 5s. I had been put off a little by the 5s because they looked awkward to me. In reality, they aren't much different in size to the 4. A little thinner, and a little longer. Now that I have the 5, I could deal with a little more width as well... Oh well. For what these things cost, I hopefully won't need to upgrade till the 8 comes out.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:06 PM   #14
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For what these things cost, I hopefully won't need to upgrade till the 8 comes out.
What is the cost you are talking about? My phone was 199. I sell it when I am done with it after 2 years for about 100. So it costs me 100 for two years of use. Pretty cheap.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #15
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I've used Droids, and watched other people use them, and I prefer the way Apple have laid out the interface. But even the physical dimensions of the 5s leaves me wanting... notching the size up a bit would be just the ticket, for me.

And I know Apple doesn't care about me individually... if they're going to a larger screen it's due to careful observation of trends.
Well then why didn't you look at the Samsung Note 3?

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/dev...jet-black.html

It is the phone that's just a notch larger.
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