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Palakihan Ng Ano: 9 Giants of the Smartphone Arena

Because, even in tech, size matters
by Neps Firmalan | Aug 27, 2013
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We still remember the time when the smaller the phone, the more hi-tech and in demand it was. Case in point: old school gems like the Nokia 8890. The 8890 also doubled as a status symbol, much like how the iPhone is today. In other words, if you had one back then, sikat ka!

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This isn't the case anymore. In fact, you could say we've done a complete 180-degree turn in terms of the size of flagship smartphones. Brands now like them big, and by big we mean hard-to-handle-with-one-Pinoy-hand big. That's aside from having cutting-edge features.

To give you a better idea of just how large they've been getting, we've come up with a list of the smartphone behemoths, the ones that dwarf their ancestors from a decade ago and tell us that, hey, size matters with mobile phones.

Check them out below, starting with the relatively small but still huge five-inchers.

1. HTC Butterfly


A sleek and refined-looking smartphone from our friends in HTC, the Butterfly is a quad-core wonder with full wireless connectivity including blazing-fast 4G.

Display size: 5 inches

Other "big" features: Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE, 1080p HD touchscreen, 8-megapixel HD camera

Yours for: P32,190

2. LG Optimus Vu

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Pronounced as "view," the Vu is a rather odd-looking smartphone, with a wide 5-inch display that's much more square-ish compared to its counterparts. The reason for this unusual setup is to make the device a better gadget for things like reading eBooks and viewing images, videos, and online sites hence, the name.

Display size: 5 inches

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