And so the complaints continue about a phone that many feel is too big to hold up to your ear and that others liken to a tablet more than a phone. Or to coin the most awful phrase of the year, a ‘phablet’. Shudder!
The Galaxy Note is not strictly a phone in the traditional sense of what we consider to be acceptable phone size, but you then need to consider how often you make and receive phone calls, and how you converse with others. If you use headphones or a Bluetooth headset (I think some people still use them), you won’t need to worry about the size of the Note. If you are on the phone for most of the day and prefer the ‘to the ear’ approach, the Note may be too big for you.
However, I think we can safely say that the majority of smartphone users tend to use their phones for voice calling less than for any other activity. This was summed up recently when I read somewhere about a child asking an adult if their phone had an app to let them make phone calls. The fact is that we don’t like talking to people anymore and would much rather text, instant message or email. We would rather view the internet on our phones, play games on our phones, play music, watch movies and manage our lives on our phones. We use them for organising and everything else and this is where the larger size of the Note becomes a huge advantage. For the majority of what we want to do on our phones, the Galaxy Note size works perfectly.
And if you are like me and you remember carrying around a Psion 5MX that could play basic games, deal with organisation and not much else, you will realise that the Note is actually quite small.