I say this every time I speak about wanting a bigger device than my Note 2. Even said it before my Note 2. Is this big size for everyone? No. Is it right for me? Yes. A lot of people say that it's to big. No one will want it. The same was said about the Note and Note 2. Well I am one of those people that welcome a 7in or 8in tablet that can make and receive phone calls. I hear that the Note 8 will do that. I no longer say smartphone. My Note 2 is a portable computer that makes phone calls. I no longer see these devices as phones. They are way beyond being a phone. The way I use my device, the phone is an added bonus. Just incase I need it its there. I mostly text and Facebook message. I use the phone part very rarely. I have no problem holding my Note 2 up to my face for a call. It feels better that a smaller device. I don't have to worry about if I have the speaker to my ear. The microphone won't be to far from my mouth. Remember your house phone, but most don't have a house phone anymore. The earpiece and microphone were the perfect distance. I get that back with a larger device.
Just did an experiment. Held my Note 2 up to a telephone receiver. I placed ear piece to ear piece and microphone to microphone. The same distance. So is a regular desk phone hand set to big for you.