Question- Is the iPhone 6 a "Phablet"??

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  1. rrrahu1 macrumors member

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    Dear all,

    We all know the 6+ is a phablet.

    But is the iPhone 6 technically a phablet as well? It is definitely not 100% functional with one-handed usage, and so could be deemed as such.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I can't see that the label makes any difference
     
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    Not a phablet in my opinion. Guess my hads are larger but to me, looking at other phones, the 6 is just about standard size.:cool:

    The 6 Plus is a phablet for sure!
     
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  5. rrrahu1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool
     
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I don't see the 6 as phablet, however the 6+ does border at my idea of a phablet.
     
  7. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about other's definitions, but to me, a phablet is 5 inches+ on the screen size. So no, the 6 would not qualify, but yes the 6+ is a phablet.
     
  8. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    No, "WE ALL" don't know the 6 + is a phablet. I don't see it as a phablet at all. I just love when people use WE. :rolleyes:
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    It's a pretty arbitrary distinction, but seeing as how at 4.7" the 6 is still pretty much the smallest flagship phone, if it is a "phablet" what phone isn't?
     
  10. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    No. I definitely do not think the 6 is a phablet. Not only is the size too small, email preview is not visible in landscape. I personally think that options that are tablet specific that are available on larger screen phones give the label a 'phablet'.
     
  11. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Phablet shmablet. Who cares? Buy it. Don't buy it…
     
  12. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    I think if your hand starts to cramp when you try to type one handed then the phone is a phablet.

    The 6 is a great size, I wouldn't consider it one.
     
  13. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. The iPhad.

    And it's also like :apple:WATCH. Are they going to sell those in watch stores?
     
  14. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    Please tell me how the 6+ is not a phablet??

    phab·let
    ˈfablət/
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    noun: phablet; plural noun: phablets
    a smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer.
    "a 3.5 inch screen is inadequate in a market that is trending towards phablets"
     
  15. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    Did you read my post completely? Of course not. I said "I" don't see it as a Phablet. So much knee-jerking on MR. :rolleyes:
     
  16. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    You are the one knee jerking.... how do YOU not see it as a Phablet? It was a simple question.
     
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  18. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    Oy vey. Herp. Find someone else to pick a fight with. I don't owe you an explanation. I own an iPhone 6 Plus and I stated my opinion and that's all that was needed to be said. :p
     
  19. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    I am not fighting... what is your deal? You said it is not a phablet at all (to you). You don't owe me an explanation of course, but just a bit strange to make a statement and provide no reasoning behind it whatsoever.
     
  20. metacuate macrumors member

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    Question- Is the iPhone 6 a "Phablet"??

    The iPhone 6 is rather small. It is as big as the moto x from last year, and that was a smaller phone. So if you walk into an att shop, or any carrier, you will see that the 6 is almost the smallest phone in there, with the only smaller phone being the 5s. The 6 is on the smaller side of the premium market phones, so maybe it would be a stretch to call it a phablet.

    The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, is a bit big even in the current market, but not so big that I would say it is between a phone and a tablet. The new nexus 6, however, is definitely pushing the limits of "phone" and "tablet"
     
  21. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Let me ask you a question. Is a buffalo wing a racecar?

    Just because somebody that hates Apple names it, doesnt make it.

    You want Phablet? Go find a Galaxy Mega. That, is a phablet. the things the size of a small european country!
     
  22. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    My point exactly. How can anyone make the point that the 6 is a phablet when it's actually among the smallest smartphones on the market?
     
  23. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    I am so confused by the responses in this thread... do people here think being called a phablet is a negative thing?
     
  24. davedvdy macrumors regular

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    I find the 6 to be 100% functional one handed, as have many.
    I guess it depends on the size of your hands.

    I will echo the others, The 6 isn't anywhere near what many would consider "phablet" territory.
    6+, Sony Z3 Ultra, LG G3, Samsung Note, and the Nexus 6 all come to mind.
     
  25. rrrahu1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Precisely! The word "Phablet" basically now has only negative connotations. Wonder why all the 6+ people in here are so touchy about it :-/
     

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