likegarden wrote:We are not getting any smart phones because their displays are so small, tough to read. We have cell phones for phone calls. Our internet interface is via pc with 23 inch display.
Not that this is enough of a reason to go full-bore new smartphone, but I will add that I hated my iphone 4s for web/msgs, etc when it came out. The screen was just too small for me to ever feel comfortable with it.
I changed carriers over a year ago and moved to an Android Moto X just because it was what Republic wireless offers as an option. It's a current-gen premium smartphone, and the screen is markedly larger than the iphone 4s (similar in size to a new iphone.)
Gotta admit, that larger screen made a huge difference for me. It singlehandedly made my phone something that was a real annoyance to use for web/email/etc., to actually very functional for all of that, and even more surprisingly, it works extremely well for streaming video. I know, you ask 'why would you ever stream video on a phone when you can watch it on TV?" but I've been surprised at how useful this feature given that I have an inquisitive 5 year old who doesn't quite overlap with the Game of Thrones type shows I watch!
I'm not sure I'm all for going all 'phablet' (super-larger phones that bulge from your pocket') but I really found the larger screen size of the MotoX outstanding. Interestingly, I don't like my Android google tablet which is like a super-duper sized phone - it's TOO big and gets clunky and annoying to hold and type on, whereas the MotoX is a perfect size.