Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the years, one thing has been very hard to grasp for some people: the fact that people want smartphones with 4.0"+ screens. These 'some people' seem to believe that because Apple chose a 3.5" display, any display size that isn't 3.5" is wrong. Keep that in mind when you read Samsung's latest little communiqué: the Korean giant has sold (not shipped, sold) more than 5 million Galaxy Notes. Which has a 5.3" screen.
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RE: It is terrible though
by radix on Thu 29th Mar 2012 15:18 UTC in reply to "It is terrible though"
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2012-02-07

When I get a bigger screen I expect it to be more useful, not just bigger. But you can't expect app developers to start developing for a 5.3" screen when most of them can't even make two versions for phone and tablet.
So the screen is useless. Or should I say, I would recommend a device with a large screen to someone with a vision or motor control impairment, in which case the fact that everything is oversized would be beneficial.


Watching movies, reading books and documents (you can easily read normal PDFs without zooming), playing games, browsing web (again, without zooming) are all awesome on Note.

Yes, some buttons are larger than usual, but what do you expect - that app devs will make special versions of their applications for every resolution? Does anybody do that on PCs or Macs? Does it even matter?

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