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Big Phones Are Best

When cell phones first came out in the late 1980’s, they were enormously oversized and created for on-the-go business folks and other wealthy individuals. The phones were outrageously expensive, and extraordinarily useless.

The trend since then had been to decrease the size of mobile phones until they were barely noticeable and, ironically, almost as useless as their first generation ancestors.

That trend hit full-gear around 2000-2007, when blackberry devices and “dumb phones” were the market leaders. Thin, light, small phones were popular back then, until the iPhone entered the marketplace.

Since then, phone screen sizes have steadily grown bigger and bigger, and reached a new milestone with the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 (also known as the Galaxy Note I).

With its 5.3” screen, the Note dominated the phone market and became a leader in the mobile world. It was also a “call to action” for manufacturers to create bigger and better smartphones.

Samsung followed up the Note N7000’s small success with the Galaxy Note II, which ended up selling 5 million units two months after its release, and over 10 million in 2012. It boasted a 5.5” screen size, bigger battery, the newest version of the Android operating system, a bigger stylus pen, and much, much more. It would seem that this next-generation of bigger phones is here to stay.

This should come as great news to those who view tablet-style devices as the way of the future. As the owner of a Galaxy Note II, and former owner of the Google Nexus 7 (which I sold upon purchasing the Note II), I can tell you with full confidence that bigger is better. One might worry that at 5.5” big, the Note II won’t fit in pants pockets, or is too heavy to carry on a regular basis. All of those rumors are utter nonsense.

This is the lightest phone I’ve ever owned, and one of the longest lasting as well. On a single charge, I can get more than two days usage, which is more than I can say for many other smartphones. It charges up quickly, and doesn’t suck down massive amounts of energy, which is interesting considering the enormous battery size.

Rumors are already swirling about the Galaxy Note 3, and its launch should be very interesting I’m sure. If you’re on the fence about which kind of phone to buy, consider one with some serious real estate. The battery ensures that you won’t be clocking your electric bill into overdrive, because these phones can really hold a charge.

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