With the larger iPhone 6 and the extra-large iPhone 6 Plus, Apple finally admitted that many consumers want larger smartphone options. At a respectable 5.5 inch screen size, the 6 Plus rivals existing large Android smartphones, also called "phablets" for "phone tablets." Click here to see a comparison of the latest phablets on the market.
Trying to prove that "if a little is good, more is better," Motorola's new Nexus phablet is poised to take the size wars to a whole new level. The Nexus 6, or possibly Nexus X, is going to have a 5.92-inch screen.
Just for comparison, Amazon recently released a new Fire tablet that's only 6 inches.
Other information circulating right now about the new Nexus is still just rumor at this point, but the new version should be fairly typical for power, storage size and battery life compared to current models. However, it will run the new Android L when it's released - click here for why Android L is such a big deal.
Still, on the smartphone size front, I think 5.92 inches is a bit excessive. Most people I talk to find them awkward to use.
True, I have one employee who uses phablets exclusively and they're comfortable for him. On the other hand, I know a number of people who want the iPhone 6 Plus' features, but aren't comfortable with the size.
I'm buying the iPhone 6 Plus for the better battery life and camera's optical image stabilization, but I definitely wouldn't want anything bigger than that.
So, what do you think? Are phablets a fad - maybe I should say "phad" - or are they going to stick around? What size smartphone are you most comfortable using? Let me know in the comments.