I’ve never been a big fan of the “big phone” design so popular these past few years, starting with the HD2. However, I actually think I could carry around this big, flat (just 8.9mm, which Samsung is touting as the thinnest 4G device yet), and light 1.2GHz Android phone. Sure, it’s a monster — but it’s as thin as the iPhone, and the screen (4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus model) is strikingly clear. It is, in fact, the first phone I could consider watching movies on during a long plane ride.
Is it too big for some? Absolutely. But Samsung is blurring the line between big smartphones and small tablets more than it’s ever been blurred before — and as the success of the Droid X has proven, that’s exactly what some people want.