Basics of Smart mobile cell phones

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:

  1. Easier to read, view pictures much bigger and clearer
  2. Bigger buttons and wider space between buttons make typing easier and less prone to mistakes.
  3. Big phones have bigger batteries to make the phone last longer between charges
  4. The speakers in big phones are bigger and they are louder and sound much better
  5. Watching videos on big screen phones with loud and clear sound is a pleasure
  6. Playing games on bigger phone screens is much better
  7. Reading e-Books on a big phone screen is much better than trying to read on a smaller screen
  8. Possible to have two or more windows open for simultaneous viewing on a large phone screen
  9. 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

Best large screen phones compared
FeaturesApple iPhone 6S+Sony Xperia Z5 PremiumSamsung Galaxy Note-5
Dimensions inch6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 6.08 x 2.98 x 0.316.03 x 3.00 x 0.30
Dimensions mm158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6
Weight192 gms (6.77 oz)180gms (6.35Oz)171 g (6.03 oz)
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
DISPLAY TypeIPS LCD screen, full HD 1080x1920 pixels, 401 ppiIPS LCD screen, Ultra HD 4K, 2160x3840 pixels, 806 ppiSuper AMOLED, Quad HD, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 518 ppi
Screen Size5.5 inches5.5 inches5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels full HD2160 x 3840 pixels UHD 4K1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD
Pixels per inch401 Ppi806 Ppi518 Ppi
Water ProofNoWater Proof IP68 No
OSiOS-9Android Lollipop 5.1.1Android Lollipop 5.1.1
CPUApple A9, 64-bit processorQualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64 bit ProcessorSamsung Exynos 7420, 64-bit processor
Internal Memory16 to 128 GB internal32 GB internal32 or 64 GB internal
Memory SD CardNoupto 200 GB microSDNo
Rear Camera12-megapixel, Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, ƒ-2.2, Photo geotagging, 4K video recording23 MP, 0.03 second fast autofocus, Optical image stabilization, 4K record16 MP, ƒ-1.9,  Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, 4K video recording
Front Camera5 MP wide-angle lens5 MP, 25mm wide-angle lens5MP, ƒ-1.9, 120° wide-angle lens
BatteryNon-removable 2750 mAhNon-removable 3430 mAhNon-removable 3000 mAh
ChargingRegular chargerQuick charging 60% in 30 miniutesQuick charger
RadioNoFM radio with RDSNo

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