Talk:Smartphone

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Merge with Phablets.[edit]

There is no clear distinction between "Phablet" and "Smartphone". Both are devices which can make and receive calls and are held to the ear. And in many cases are still just as usable with one hand. Some larger phones also have the ability to be used at a smaller display area to allow one hand use. Such as the larger Sharp Aquos Zeta series. Also larger screens is a natural evolution of smartphones as technology increases and becomes cheaper to produce. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 8739ccc (talkcontribs) 06:58, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Removing list of devices[edit]

Based on the discussion from a few weeks back and my own thoughts, I've removed the list of devices (see this edit). At the time of removal, it was an indiscriminate list of phones with no clear qualifications on what should and shouldn't be listed. I can't see the list improving to the point of being useful with the broadness of the subject and the thousands of smartphones out there. The most notable smartphones are discussed and linked to throughout the rest of the article's prose. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:33, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Pinging editors from previous discussion: @Jim.henderson: @Mwenechanga: ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:36, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Image in lead[edit]

Previously there was no image in the lead, but one has been added. The new image is pretty uninformative, a shot of three people in a room texting. It really contributes nothing at all to the article. OTOH, The lead is a bit bare. Perhaps some pictures of two or three popular models would be good. Perhaps a couple of images along the lines of:

. Rwessel (talk) 05:40, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

As there have been no other comments, I'm going to remove the (awful) image of three people texting from the lead. Rwessel (talk) 17:46, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
The current lead image shows five smartphones with their power off, and dark screens. IMHO, the key feature of a smartphone is the colored display screen. I think the lead should show one or more smartphones with their power on, to show the screens in use, displaying photos, icons, etc.OnBeyondZebraxTALK 15:02, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
@OnBeyondZebrax: The only thing good about the page's current lead image is the fact that there are multiple smart phones being displayed. I agree with you, it would be much better if the phones were on and the screens were in use. Meatsgains (talk) 15:07, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
It would be POV pushing to use an image that only depicts iPhone devices. ViperSnake151  Talk  15:21, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Good point. It could be WP:UNDUE WEIGHT on iPhones to show only iPhones. I will look for an image that shows a variety of smartphones with their screens on and post it here for discussion and comment. OnBeyondZebraxTALK 15:53, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

We've now somehow ended up with an image which shows the backs of four smartphones, which seems a bit oblique. I've replaced this with File:Fotos produzidas pelo Senado (30554309793).jpg (two phones, different models, screens on, being held for scale), although I've no idea what the models of phone depicted are. --McGeddon (talk) 14:48, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

In that photo, it is a Samsung Galaxy J5 and an iPhone 6S. I can tell it is a 6S because the phone is rose gold and the 6 did not have a rose gold option. The J5 can be identified by all of the dots at the top. --Frmorrison (talk) 22:03, 27 March 2017 (UTC)