We’re no strangers to large phones. My main device is a 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and I recently reviewed the massive 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate2, a phone with a huge display that’s hard to handle but dang nice to have. That said, I’m not sure that I could possibly use a 7-inch smartphone. Considering that’s how big a Nexus 7 tablet is, it’s hard to believe that’s a phone anymore.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Q in China, a 7-inch device that, despite the name, is actually a smartphone with a SIM slot and a cellular connection. It’s strange that it was released under the Tab name, but in South Korea, it’s called the Galaxy W. Yes, 7-inch phones are becoming a real thing.
The Galaxy Tab Q is by no means high-end. It features a 1280×800 7-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, a 3,200 mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. That’s not bad, but it’s no powerhouse. The Tab Q’s large display may appeal to some, though. Would you get a 7-inch phone, or is that screen size too large?