I thought a SGSII was going to be too big, it wasn't. I thought a Note was going to be too big, now I would like one. My daughter's Ipod (4th generation) touch is horrible, the stock keyboard is far too small.
Really it's subjective, a big phone or "phablet" might take some getting used to, but once you do you won't go back.
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