Advantages of big screen phones
The trend for bigger phones started with the introduction of Samsung's Galaxy Note-1 with a 5.3 inch screen, released at the Berlin IFA Show in 2011. Most cell phone pundits and Gurus made fun of the Galaxy Note-1 and said people will never use such a big phone for various reasons like "they will look silly talking to such a huge phone" and "No pockets can fit such a big phone", "a phone meant for elephants!", etc. But they were all proven wrong
The Samsung Note phones went on to become a best seller and all other phone manufacturers copied the Samsung Galaxy Note phones by making phones with screens of 5.5 inches and more.
These large phones are now called 'Phablets', a cross between a phone and a tablet. Even Apple had to follow the wild success of the big phones by introducing their own 5.5 inch screen, the Apple 6+. This in spite of Steve Jobs 2010 remark that 'making a phone so big that you can't get your hand around it helps, but no one's going to buy it'.
So why do people love phones with big screens. The reason is obvious, because you can see bigger pictures and read easier with bigger fonts. Typing is easier with less chance of making mistakes, because the buttons are bigger and there is space between the buttons. The one problem with big phones is that it is not easy to carry it around. It may not fit in normal pockets, but this inconvenience is not bothering millions of people who buy the big phones now.
Why big screen phones are better
The main advantages with big screen phones are:
- Easier to read, view pictures much bigger and clearer
- Bigger buttons and wider space between buttons make typing easier and less prone to mistakes.
- Big phones have bigger batteries to make the phone last longer between charges
- The speakers in big phones are bigger and they are louder and sound much better
- Watching videos on big screen phones with loud and clear sound is a pleasure
- Playing games on bigger phone screens is much better
- Reading e-Books on a big phone screen is much better than trying to read on a smaller screen
- Possible to have two or more windows open for simultaneous viewing on a large phone screen
- Even though one hand operation on big phones may not be possible, but with two hands it easier to hold a large phone to type with both thumbs or holding phone in one hand and typing much faster with the other hand.
Best big screen phones of 2015-2016
The list of big screen phones are growing daily. Apart from the usual mobile cell phone manufacturers like Apple, Blackberry, Google Nexus, HTC, LG, Microsoft (Nokia), Motorola (Lenovo), Samsung and Sony, many new Chinese manufacturers like Huawei, OnePlus, Xiaomi, etc. have entered the fray and make cheap and fairly good big screen phones. But the leading manufacturers of big screen mobile cell phones are without doubt Apple, Samsung and Sony.
Here below we have a table comparison chart of the best big screen phones of 2015-2016, the iPhone 6S plus, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and Samsung Galaxy Note 5
|Features||Apple iPhone 6S+||Sony Xperia Z5 Premium||Samsung Galaxy Note-5|
|Dimensions inch||6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29||6.08 x 2.98 x 0.31||6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30|
|Dimensions mm||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3||154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8||153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6|
|Weight||192 gms (6.77 oz)||180gms (6.35Oz)||171 g (6.03 oz)|
|DISPLAY Type||IPS LCD screen, full HD 1080x1920 pixels, 401 ppi||IPS LCD screen, Ultra HD 4K, 2160x3840 pixels, 806 ppi||Super AMOLED, Quad HD, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 518 ppi|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches||5.5 inches||5.7 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels full HD||2160 x 3840 pixels UHD 4K||1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD|
|Pixels per inch||401 Ppi||806 Ppi||518 Ppi|
|Water Proof||No||Water Proof IP68||No|
|OS||iOS-9||Android Lollipop 5.1.1||Android Lollipop 5.1.1|
|CPU||Apple A9, 64-bit processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64 bit Processor||Samsung Exynos 7420, 64-bit processor|
|RAM||2 GB||3 GB||4 GB|
|Internal Memory||16 to 128 GB internal||32 GB internal||32 or 64 GB internal|
|Memory SD Card||No||upto 200 GB microSD||No|
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel, Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, ƒ-2.2, Photo geotagging, 4K video recording||23 MP, 0.03 second fast autofocus, Optical image stabilization, 4K record||16 MP, ƒ-1.9, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, 4K video recording|
|Front Camera||5 MP wide-angle lens||5 MP, 25mm wide-angle lens||5MP, ƒ-1.9, 120° wide-angle lens|
|Battery||Non-removable 2750 mAh||Non-removable 3430 mAh||Non-removable 3000 mAh|
|Charging||Regular charger||Quick charging 60% in 30 miniutes||Quick charger|
|Radio||No||FM radio with RDS||No|