After using the Note 2 for about a month, I have discovered that for myself the size of the phone is good in most ways. I rarely have to re-size web pages, (partially because there are more mobile friendly sites and interfaces). Resizing was one of the reasons I used to reach for my tablet instead of my phone if both were at hand. With this phone I rarely have that very unpleasant experience of constantly having to zoom in and then zoom out and move and then zoom in again that I used to on my previous phone (Droid 4). I never feel that I really need my reading glasses in order to comfortably sit and read the phone (or that I can only fit 3 words on the screen at time because the previous phones screens were so small) I can still carry the phone with me the same place I always have: my front right pocket. Watching a movie might actually be a pleasure (rather than an act of desperation when trapped in a hotel room or plane or something and really bored--which it was on smaller screens). I am more worried about dropping it. This comes up particularly when I'm out in public carrying it in one hand. At the supermarket, for example, I use Upvise for my shopping list and I'm aware that with the phone in my left (non-dominant) hand someone could bump me and even with my large hands it could go flying across the room.