Cell phones have become an extension of our personal lives. They go everywhere we do, complete everything we need them to, and are our connection to personal family and friends. There is absolutely no argument that with the maturation of the cellular devices our world has changed significantly. So how do phones now affect us, being that they are hitting some cap in regards to what they can do? There is only so many new features that smartphones can have and now that they are reaching their peak, the only thing to improve is what output the phone has and the size that it happens on. Enter the new Samsung Galaxy Mega the newly modeled phone, announced via Engadget, that will prove to be the largest on the market.
The Galaxy Mega will offer two different sizes, both of which are Samsung’s largest phones even measuring in larger than that of the Note II. The first is a 5.8″ screen with a 1.4 GHz Dual Core processor, along with 1.5 GB’s of RAM. The next is the largest to date, even more than that of the Huawei Ascend Mate which comes in at 6.1″, this new unit will hit at 6.3″ and offer a 1.7 GHz Dual Core processor and the same 1.5 GB’s of RAM. Both phones look much like their brethren, the Galaxy SIII and the Note II, but while both of those have more than adequate real estate the question that arises is how big is too big?
Most phones on the market today are still coming in right around the 5″ mark which makes a fantastic viewing area, and the others that are larger are impressive when demoing a unit but when you are actually in possession of the phone is that phone a burden more than a help? Most would say no, but those people are owning phones that, while large, are still below the 6″ mark as neither of the ones that are above have hit the market yet. Yes, you will get used to it, and from a business perspective it is a smart move to continue to push the envelope on how big people will buy as they can challenge the tablet market more and more, pushing them out, and owning the industry.
The problem is though, how big do you want something that you are going to hold up to your face? Phones are becoming excessive as the size really has nothing that is benefiting from the larger screens. In some cases like with two apps being able to run at the same time, the larger screen is helpful but past that there is nothing that is earth shattering about a bigger phone. Bigger isn’t always better in this case as they become harder to carry and the ability to have them fit comfortably in your hand is a struggle as well.
There are un-doubtable reasons as to why the phones keep getting larger. The mesh between tablets and phones is just around the corner and until the public says enough is enough development companies will continue to push the envelope and increase the sizes. Personally, the cap for me is the Note II and even that is stretching it. It becomes impractical and more of a show piece than anything rather than a functioning piece of equipment. At some point enough is enough, but what is the tipping point of where consumers draw the line and end the increasing screen size? Only time will tell.
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