1. Satorindley's Avatar
    I've never used a 'phablet' before and I had free time and saw some blue paper. 20 minutes later I had made these little replicas of these two phones to see exactly how big they were. The centre of them are polystyrene with blue paper glued on each side. Not sure if you're interested but I had fun making them! It's interesting to know how big they'll be.

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    What do you think?
    Last edited by Satorindley; 11-17-2015 at 03:14 AM.
    03-10-2015 01:09 AM
  2. Fire 29's Avatar
    Haha! Impressive.
    Really love that you used cyan.
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    03-10-2015 01:11 AM
  3. hotphil's Avatar
    I used to do that for iPods and the like - mainly to see how they'd fit in various pockets.
    I didn't actually mark them up though - I like yours.
    03-10-2015 01:18 AM
  4. Satorindley's Avatar
    Yeah! I love cyan! (The blue paper reminded me of the phone ;) )
    Haha! Impressive.
    Really love that you used cyan.
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    03-10-2015 03:52 AM
  5. rhapdog's Avatar
    Okay, I was inspired. I've been wondering ever since the 640XL came out whether or not it would be manageable in my hands. Thanks for posting this topic. It has literally made my day, and caused me to be as much of a time waster as apparently the OP was.

    I decided to take on this project, except not quite to the extent the OP did with colored paper and wrap-around with the paper and such. Instead, I loaded up front and back images of the phone, scaled them to actual size, and printed. Then I cut them out along with some cardboard paper, glued together a couple of pieces of cardboard, and glued on the images for front and back. It actually came out to the correct size, including the thickness. This method may be easier for others to experiment with the size of it.

    Only problem is, I can't get much of an idea about "weight" of the item. While I have a set of scales that will allow me to measure accurately by the gram, I haven't tried to "weight" the mock-up. I could pour sand or sugar into the grooves of the corrugated cardboard, and seal it with a hot glue gun and get the correct weight, but first I thought I'd play with it for a while and see how it's working size-wise for me.

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    Here are the top 10 observations about THIS phone.

    #1: Definitely going to have to be exclusively for 2 handed use, at least for me. Or... hands free using Bluetooth and Cortana.
    #2: While this screen is easy to read in bright daylight, it's pretty much impossible to see in a dark room.
    #3: The flash is completely non-functional.
    #4: The phone is SO light weight, I can't set it down outside if the wind is blowing, or it will blow away.
    #5: Does not hold up getting wet.
    #6: Bends quite easily and leaves creases even after trying to straighten it out. Not for pants pocket use.
    #7: The screen doesn't so much "scratch" as it does "tear" or "rip".
    #8: Fails to pair with my Bluetooth headset, and can't seem to get any sound from my wired ear buds.
    #9: Extremely slow and unresponsive. I tapped on a tile on the start screen over an hour ago, and it still hasn't opened up the app.
    #10: Can't seem to get it to connect to my Wi-Fi.
    03-10-2015 03:34 PM
  6. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Okay, I was inspired. I've been wondering ever since the 640XL came out whether or not it would be manageable in my hands. Thanks for posting this topic. It has literally made my day, and caused me to be as much of a time waster as apparently the OP was.

    I decided to take on this project, except not quite to the extent the OP did with colored paper and wrap-around with the paper and such. Instead, I loaded up front and back images of the phone, scaled them to actual size, and printed. Then I cut them out along with some cardboard paper, glued together a couple of pieces of cardboard, and glued on the images for front and back. It actually came out to the correct size, including the thickness. This method may be easier for others to experiment with the size of it.

    Only problem is, I can't get much of an idea about "weight" of the item. While I have a set of scales that will allow me to measure accurately by the gram, I haven't tried to "weight" the mock-up. I could pour sand or sugar into the grooves of the corrugated cardboard, and seal it with a hot glue gun and get the correct weight, but first I thought I'd play with it for a while and see how it's working size-wise for me.

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    Here are the top 10 observations about THIS phone.

    #1: Definitely going to have to be exclusively for 2 handed use, at least for me. Or... hands free using Bluetooth and Cortana.
    #2: While this screen is easy to read in bright daylight, it's pretty much impossible to see in a dark room.
    #3: The flash is completely non-functional.
    #4: The phone is SO light weight, I can't set it down outside if the wind is blowing, or it will blow away.
    #5: Does not hold up getting wet.
    #6: Bends quite easily and leaves creases even after trying to straighten it out. Not for pants pocket use.
    #7: The screen doesn't so much "scratch" as it does "tear" or "rip".
    #8: Fails to pair with my Bluetooth headset, and can't seem to get any sound from my wired ear buds.
    #9: Extremely slow and unresponsive. I tapped on a tile on the start screen over an hour ago, and it still hasn't opened up the app.
    #10: Can't seem to get it to connect to my Wi-Fi.
    Hahaha... The observations were quite helpful....thanks 😂
    03-10-2015 04:14 PM
  7. someone2639's Avatar
    To 2 posts above: I'll take em if you don't want em!😅😅😅
    03-10-2015 04:18 PM
  8. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Those look just about as good as some of the nonworking dummy units I've seen on display.
    03-10-2015 04:25 PM
  9. rhapdog's Avatar
    Those look just about as good as some of the nonworking dummy units I've seen on display.
    Ah, the marvels of modern day inkjet printers.
    03-10-2015 05:09 PM
  10. Satorindley's Avatar
    Haha, nice observations! Yeah I accidentally dropped one and it floated to the ground. It gave me a shock! Even though I knew it was made of paper and polystyrene.
    03-11-2015 01:15 AM
  11. Aziz Abdurachman's Avatar
    #1: Definitely going to have to be exclusively for 2 handed use, at least for me. Or... hands free using Bluetooth and Cortana.
    #2: While this screen is easy to read in bright daylight, it's pretty much impossible to see in a dark room.
    #3: The flash is completely non-functional.
    #4: The phone is SO light weight, I can't set it down outside if the wind is blowing, or it will blow away.
    #5: Does not hold up getting wet.
    #6: Bends quite easily and leaves creases even after trying to straighten it out. Not for pants pocket use.
    #7: The screen doesn't so much "scratch" as it does "tear" or "rip".
    #8: Fails to pair with my Bluetooth headset, and can't seem to get any sound from my wired ear buds.
    #9: Extremely slow and unresponsive. I tapped on a tile on the start screen over an hour ago, and it still hasn't opened up the app.
    #10: Can't seem to get it to connect to my Wi-Fi.
    This just made my day :D
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    03-11-2015 11:10 PM
  12. teckris's Avatar
    awesome :)
    03-12-2015 12:07 AM
  13. rhapdog's Avatar
    Well, it's official. I'm not going to be able to get the 640 XL because of the size. The paper model has helped me to see that.

    As you can see from the picture below, I have one of those nice, wood charging stations. The 640 XL simply won't fit. As a matter of fact, with the case on it, the 635 doesn't really fit too well. I certainly wouldn't want to have to spend another $5 at the thrift store to obtain another one after I already spent $5 on this charging station.
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    03-12-2015 07:18 PM
  14. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Still smiling after reading these posts and seeing the pics! Thanks guys!
    Fire 29 likes this.
    03-12-2015 07:50 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    Here are the top 10 observations about THIS phone.

    #1: Definitely going to have to be exclusively for 2 handed use, at least for me. Or... hands free using Bluetooth and Cortana.
    #2: While this screen is easy to read in bright daylight, it's pretty much impossible to see in a dark room.
    #3: The flash is completely non-functional.
    #4: The phone is SO light weight, I can't set it down outside if the wind is blowing, or it will blow away.
    #5: Does not hold up getting wet.
    #6: Bends quite easily and leaves creases even after trying to straighten it out. Not for pants pocket use.
    #7: The screen doesn't so much "scratch" as it does "tear" or "rip".
    #8: Fails to pair with my Bluetooth headset, and can't seem to get any sound from my wired ear buds.
    #9: Extremely slow and unresponsive. I tapped on a tile on the start screen over an hour ago, and it still hasn't opened up the app.
    #10: Can't seem to get it to connect to my Wi-Fi.
    Brilliant! Your humor is refreshing! One thing that might help with #8; did you try a string? When I was a kid my cousin and I took 2 devices that weren't even quite as sophisticated as yours, put a string between them, and we actually got a bit of sound to go through!
    Fire 29 likes this.
    03-12-2015 09:11 PM
  16. tariqsaad16's Avatar
    Haha 😆
    03-13-2015 08:26 AM
  17. Aziz Abdurachman's Avatar
    So I bought both 640 and 640XL too in local store called "A Printer", I think I comfortable with 640, the 640XL is just too big, maybe because I am owner of 620 which is so small compared to two others. This is the hand-on pics:
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    But I have problem here, I can't lock the screen of both 640 & 640XL. Please help!



    So yeah, like Satorindley & rhapdog said, this could help me to see which is good for me and not. By its size I'm not going to buy 640XL, but I think I need to move from 620 since it's only 512MB RAM and dual-core 1GHz cpu. I think I would change to 640 soon after it launch. 730 might be another option, but the prices is still can be consideration for me, it price can be same as 640XL, and 640 is just in my price range.
    Last edited by Aziz Abdurachman; 03-13-2015 at 10:32 AM.
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    03-13-2015 09:52 AM

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