i think that any phone large enough to pass for a tablet is not only harder to pocket, but is a tad overkill. the brick size is just awkward to use as a phone. had the same gripe about the Nokia N-gage when it was all the rage. it's just like using an iPad for a camera. it just looks goofy. not sure i want to relive the DynaTAC brick days again.
now, a phone that is embedded into your hand or such, push it against glass, suddenly tons of options display IN the glass, that's the future. none of this 'mine is bigger than yours' garbage. tech appears to be devolving backwards again. first it got smaller and smaller, now it's getting larger and larger again, reminding me of a modern take on the tech of the 1980s. the only difference is that the Note isn't called a Newton or Palm Pilot.
Samsung Galaxy S4 **NEW** (GS3 screen finally shattered)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (non-rooted, stock)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (obsolete, slow, rooted)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition