STATE OF THE ART

Big phones are all the rage, and when they of­fer this po­tent blend of qual­ity, power and us­abil­ity, why wouldn’t you want one?

T3 - - Contents - Words: Ian Even­den Pho­tog­ra­phy: Neil God­win, Phil Barker

Big phones means big tech. We look at three of the very best, to see which is the right buy for you

For years, phones kept get­ting smaller and smaller. Some­thing like 2002’s Pana­sonic GD55 – you know, the dinky phone that wasn’t far off the size of a box of matches – looks pos­i­tively ridicu­lous now, and even the 3.5-inch touch­screens we once con­sid­ered to be huge now feel like puny toy screens.

The big phone is def­i­nitely king here in 2018, as hav­ing such a high level of pixel power in your (slightly baggy) pocket wins out over the con­ve­nience of the small phone, re­gard­less of how cute those lit­tle ones are.

Nat­u­rally, in a larger chas­sis you get more of ev­ery­thing: more bat­tery, more stor­age, more cam­eras, more screen, and each of the phones fea­tured here de­liver on those counts. Mod­ern phones don’t want for power, and the beefy pro­ces­sors in these three are ca­pa­ble of han­dling any­thing you throw at them.

While a big smart­phone may not be suited to all of you - yes, we’re aware of the small- handed, and it would ap­pear that phone man­u­fac­tur­ers are too, as you can buy smaller ver­sions of each model fea­tured here - these are the pin­na­cle of mod­ern phone de­sign, be­ing as much about me­dia con­sump­tion and gam­ing as they are about com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

If screen size and power are im­por­tant to you, a big phone is a no brainer. For those of you sit­ting on the fence, clutch­ing your petite hand­sets, these three phones might just sway you into buy­ing your first big smart­phone.

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