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Hands On with the ZTE Axon Phone

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Looks nice but why are companies insisting on making these huge phones?


Jul 15, 2015, 10:28 AM
Hopefully ZTE will also bring the Nubia Z9 (not Max or Mini) to the 'States. That one is sized whereby most folks could handle it one handed (albeit it's a bit on the heavy side).

Jul 15, 2015, 1:03 PM
Supply and demand?

Jul 15, 2015, 4:52 PM
The issue is that many of the manufacturers are ONLY making huge phones (meaning over 5.2") for their flagships nowadays so there's no way to judge demand since there isn't a smaller, otherwise similarly spec'ed device to compare to sales-wise.

The one well-known exception is Apple... and in the US they supposedly sell significantly more iPhone 6 units than 6+ ones. Therefore, at least based on this example, other companies are miscalculating when they decide to make only gigantic phones.

Jul 23, 2015, 7:44 PM
Very true, but the iPhone user generally is a different animal, not better nor worse but are less into their phones and more use them as an after thought. Went through this with my daughter, she did not want the 6+ and was more then happy with the regular 6. She was in college and her phone broke and had to replace it. Ended up getting a 128gb ip6. Asked her several times in the store you sure you don't want the +. She will still to this day say she made the right choice.

Now I do prefer a larger phone, 5.5 is fine, 6 inches might be pushing it. Always have something smaller in case I want to travel light.

Back to the Axon, at present I use a One Plus One, not sure if I want to go with the Axon, or wait for t...

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