Today when considering the purchase of a terminal we have to take into account many factors. First and foremost, find a phone that suits our needs, something that in the long run will have a positive impact on our pocket. And the fact is that the economic issue is also something fundamental, along with other factors such as having an aspect that we like or having some characteristic that we especially value. These were the parameters that until not long ago we had to consider and now the size is added to them.
Do youWe want a large or small terminal? By small we speak of screens that can be around four inches and easily exceed them. And it is that the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note brought with it the arrival of a new category of terminals that we have come to call phablets. With this definition we have called terminals whose measurements exceed five inches, in some cases reaching six inches. This new category has caused many of the new so-called standard terminals to increase their screen size to five inches, as is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 or the Sony Xperia Z.
For many users, the size offered by this type of terminal is exaggerated, while others however like large diagonal screens that allow them to enjoy the content clearly and clearly. We are going to see here the points in favor of the so-called phablets and of course, their negative aspects.
I want a phablet because …
Well, among other reasons, one that is obvious, well view any video or multimedia content on a screen like a Samsung Galaxy Note II or an LG Optimus G Pro it is unmatched. I have been and am a user of a Samsung Galaxy Note II and I can assure you in global terms it is the best phone that has passed through my hands.
Managing content on a large screen is a pleasure to behold. Some will argue that not all corners of the screen can be accessed with one hand and it is true, but in part, well once the user gets used to it, its use is totally natural.
By having a larger size, the battery also has a higher capacity and therefore the autonomy of our terminal grows exponentially. Of all the terminals that I have tried, only the Samsung Galaxy Note II is capable of holding almost two days with a single battery charge, something unheard of for these days where the charger is the friend every night at bedtime. .
The possibilities it offers, if the manufacturer decides to implement them, are enormous. In the case of the Korean device, the inclusion of the S-Pen has been a big boost and the rejuvenation of an accessory that many gave up for dead. Being able to write, draw or pass content without touching the screen becomes a great experience, not without a learning curve.
I’m not interested in buying a phablet
The size and weight, which in this case, and despite what is often said, if they matter. A large size that for many and understandably can be uncomfortable. Before the arrival of the iPhone and touch screens, terminals were heading towards miniaturization. With this fact, the trend changed in the opposite way, there we have the ZTE Grand Memo, and for many terminal users of this size they pose a problem. We must forget to keep them in the pockets of the pants or in any little hole. In addition, their weight, higher than the average, although moderate for its size, does not go unnoticed.
Price is another factor that we cannot ignore. Usually These are high-end terminals whose prices are around or exceed 600 euros, prohibitive figures especially in these times.
Last and perhaps the main reason. Unless you are dealing with technology lovers eager to try any gadget, if this type of terminal is not what you need on your purchase. If you are looking for a mobile with which to call, access social networks, messaging clients and take some decent photos, the pahblet is clearly unnecessary, being able to choose another more modest terminal and more in line with our needs.
The phablet industry has, however, experienced Despite being destined for a reduced market, great growth and new terminals continue to appear. Along with the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy Note II or the ZTE Grand Memo we find others such as the Huawei Ascend D Mate or the LG Optimus G Pro. All of them go from 5.5 inches and even 6 inches and have similar characteristics. It is the buyer who has to assess what he needs and what are the possibilities offered by the market.