Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
39 views
39 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
86 views
86 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
74 views
74 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Lifestyle
101 views
101 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
133 views
133 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
105 views
105 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
240 views
240 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
183 views
183 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
195 views
195 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
222 views
222 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
Joe Armon-Jones Brings Jazz to Patterns
Music
27 views
27 views

Joe Armon-Jones Brings Jazz to Patterns

Lara Antoine - October 13, 2018
250 Views

Upgrading phones: Size really does matter

Last week, I was fortunate enough to buy myself a new phone. Nothing out of the ordinary there. Rather than buy the next incremental upgrade, I decided to take the plunge and considerably increase the size of what I kept in my pocket. That’s right, in the ever-changing selection of smartphones; I chose a ‘phablet’ (phone meets tablet).

I upgraded from a Nexus 4 to a Nexus 6 (size comparison). The difference between these two (other than the upgraded internals) is a whole 1.3 inches. The Nexus 6 is a whopping 6 inches diagonally on its screen compared to the 4’s, by no means small, 4.7 inches.

Image credit: Jon Carter/cartertoons.com

Image credit: Jon Carter/cartertoons.com

A significant number of people I know are sceptical when it comes to these larger than life phones, with the opinion that it is purely too large. I too had initial doubts in the agonising wait for it to arrive in the post, but I can honestly say, after being a proud owner of nearly two weeks, I will never go back to anything smaller.

The first thing I thought was “wow, it’s huge.” And this seems to be the initial reaction from surrounding friends whenever I use my phone now. People see it and tell me, as if I didn’t already know, that my phone is huge.

The best way to describe it to a small phone owner, is to imagine that for the 4 or so hours that we on average spend on our phones every day, you had to do all of that looking at your phone through a keyhole. Now, imagine then doing the same thing, but through the biggest window you can imagine. It really is that different, and is hard to understand until you’ve lived with a beast in your pocket.

The amount of space on the screen really brings to life the everyday tasks that we carry out. Scrolling through the daily news is much closer to reading an actual print of the news. The extra size makes viewing photos much more enjoyable and writing emails and messages is far easier and less error prone with a less cramped keyboard.

There are a few warnings to heed before you jump the small screen ship. There have been one or two heart stopping moments where the phone has felt as if it was slipping out of my hands when operating it one handed, and on that note, one handed use is not as straightforward as you may be used to on a smaller device. These can all be attributed to the fact that I am still getting used to how a new phone feels, and they are merely teething issues.

The trend seems to be upwards in terms of screen size. Even Apple (typically slow in terms of innovation) have accepted that phones are increasing in size and when the 5S is no longer sold, they won’t have a phone smaller than 4.7 inches (iPhone 6). Even this size of screen will seem a large step up to those of you with a traditionally sized iPhone.

In the future, consider a larger phone than what you already have. It doesn’t have to be the largest one available but in this scenario, bigger really does seem to be better. I picked up my old phone at the time of writing, and I couldn’t believe I had ever survived with such a small screen. After a few days, what seemed huge when I first got it, now just seems like normality and I could never go back.

If you’ve been having thoughts about upsizing, I absolutely recommend going for it, I certainly haven’t looked back.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
39 views
39 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
86 views
86 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
74 views
74 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Lifestyle
101 views
101 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
133 views
133 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
105 views
105 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
240 views
240 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
183 views
183 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
195 views
195 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
222 views
222 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
Joe Armon-Jones Brings Jazz to Patterns
Music
27 views
27 views

Joe Armon-Jones Brings Jazz to Patterns

Lara Antoine - October 13, 2018

Leave a Reply

Join the Badger Team

Apply today!

Latest Posts

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
39 views
Arts
39 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, Sussex Student Union organised a number of interesting talks and events across October. One of these exciting opportunities was a chance…

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA
Film & Theatre
41 views
Film & Theatre
41 views

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA

Anonymous - October 10, 2018

At the outset, Mr Messier’s FIELD at once invoked The Matrix and Daedalus’ Boiler Room set.  The basic concept of this mixed media performance relies on transducer…

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development
Arts
66 views
Arts
66 views

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development

Kate Dennett - October 10, 2018

To commemorate to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Day, I found it increasingly difficult to draw attention to just one book of relevance in recognition of this…

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective
Campus News
65 views
Campus News
65 views

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective

Chris Ahjem - October 9, 2018

Annually, the University of Sussex welcomes thousands of new students to our Falmer campus and every year the Student’s Union and Brighton based clubs and businesses increase…

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known
News
100 views
News
100 views

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known

Chris Ahjem - October 6, 2018

To celebrate National Badger Day here are 10 fun facts about our animal kingdom namesake Badgers can run up to 16-19 miles per hour which is the…

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
86 views
Arts
86 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018

This coming week marks the celebration of Libraries Week, an event solely dedicated to praising the work of libraries across the UK. This annual event is taking…

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
74 views
Interview
74 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018

The young star is often a tricky title to navigate. There are the big names, who explode into the world with noise, bright light, a big record…

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry
Lifestyle
99 views
Lifestyle
99 views

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry

Rachel Badham - October 3, 2018

Fenty Beauty, launched in September last year, is a makeup line created by global superstar Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna. It’s not uncommon for celebrity…

Why we should all embrace drag
Lifestyle
101 views
Lifestyle
101 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

Once an art form disregarded by many, 2018 bears witness to the continuous rise of drag as a legitimate, celebrated art. Spearheaded by RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag…

In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
133 views
Arts
133 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Alannah Myles, the 1991 Grammy winner for best female rock vocal performance for her outstanding vocal abilities for the…

Brighton Needs You!
News
105 views
News
105 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018

Brighton is a vibrant and thriving city that many students at Sussex are lucky enough to call home. But there are many in the area in need…

Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
240 views
Arts
240 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018

Starting university comes with both exciting but potentially daunting changes, with both moving away from home and studying at degree level posing to be two new challenges.…

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist
Film & Theatre
174 views
Film & Theatre
174 views

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist

Olek Młyński - September 18, 2018

One key film in the development of anyone who grew up in the early 2000s was The Incredibles (2004). It’s comedy, vibrancy, and general sense of fun…

France in Fine Fettle
Sports
183 views
Sports
183 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018

Prior to the start of the quadrennial tournament this summer, football fans across the world grew sceptical over Russia’s credentials and ability to host the most prestigious…

Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
195 views
Arts
195 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Anonymous - September 17, 2018

Boredom is impossible when you throw yourself into everything this weird and wonderful city has to offer. The specific and unique cultural wonders of Brighton are indeed…

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
222 views
Arts
222 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018

During this year’s Pride Festival, Brighton had the honour of welcoming international pop star and voice of the early 2000s, Britney Spears, to the main stage. Undoubtedly,…

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate
Campus News
1282 views1
Campus News
1282 views1

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

Student society Liberate the Debate’s most recent event was cancelled over a lack of compliance with the Students' Union's (USSU) requirement for a neutral chair - a…

Joe Armon-Jones Brings Jazz to Patterns
Music
27 views
Music
27 views

Joe Armon-Jones Brings Jazz to Patterns

Lara Antoine - October 13, 2018

Photo by Vojta Dvrocek Whether you’ve seen him in Ezra Collective or featuring alongside other breakthrough neo-jazz artists like Mr Jukes. Pianist Joe Armon-Jones is no stranger…

“Climax” review – The return of the French provocateur
Arts
40 views
Arts
40 views

“Climax” review – The return of the French provocateur

Olek Młyński - October 11, 2018

The newest film from the notorious Gaspar Noé was so critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival that the director himself could not believe it. Climax opens…

Kode9 & Burial – Fabriclive 100
Music
84 views
Music
84 views

Kode9 & Burial – Fabriclive 100

Ryan Bridgewater - October 5, 2018

Released 28th September Available on: CD/Vinyl/Download   The anticipation couldn’t have been greater when the final instalment in London nightclub Fabric’s legendary DJ mix series was announced…

News
64 views

Maniac: a madcap adventure into troubled minds

Olek Młyński - October 5, 2018

With the release of Maniac, Netflix once again proves itself as an artistic powerhouse. This mini-series is a whirlwind of creativity containing often confusing, madcap ideas. But,…

Nike cash in on Kaepernick campaign
Sports
62 views
Sports
62 views

Nike cash in on Kaepernick campaign

James Cohen - October 4, 2018

In 1988 Nike premiered their, now infamous, “Just Do It” campaign, showing 80-year-old Walt Stack jogging across the Golden Gate Bridge. 30 years and a lot of…

Machine Learning for an Efficient Future
Science
97 views
Science
97 views

Machine Learning for an Efficient Future

ecrm20 - October 4, 2018

My project is about how we can explain the predictions made by machine learning algorithms. For example, if we have an algorithm that tells us whether an…

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Due to Close
Music
107 views
Music
107 views

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Due to Close

Dan Miller - October 4, 2018

[caption id="attachment_35890" align="alignnone" width="4544"] Photo by Lara Antoine[/caption]   The surprising news was released via the venue’s Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon, announcing:    "There are far too many…

Where did you Come from Where did you Escargot?  Martlets Snailway appears in Brighton and Hove
News
93 views
News
93 views

Where did you Come from Where did you Escargot? Martlets Snailway appears in Brighton and Hove

Jessica Hubbard - October 3, 2018

Colourful Snail statues have appeared across Brighton and Hove. The Snails are part of an art trail turned fundraising initiative by Martlets, a hospice and charity. Fifteen of…

In conversation with Novympia at The Glitter Ball
Interview
104 views
Interview
104 views

In conversation with Novympia at The Glitter Ball

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

Towards the start of The Glitter Ball, I managed to chat with Nova and Olympia (with interruptions from Charmaine Diamond White) about what drag means to them,…

Interview
57 views

In conversation with Alfie Ordinary and Baby at The Glitter Ball

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

During the course of the night, I managed to sit down with Alfie and Baby to interview them about their start in drag, how LGBTQ+ students should…

In conversation with DragSoc’s committee members at The Glitter Ball
Interview
69 views
Interview
69 views

In conversation with DragSoc’s committee members at The Glitter Ball

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

I was lucky enough to be given the chance to watch DragSoc’s amazing Glitter Ball and then interview the performers in the packed Activities Office staff room…