10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones

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We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two.

Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that we accepted as wisdom for at least some of the year, but revised our opinions on. Some in a negative way, but a surprising number in a positive way.

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7 Big phones

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When Samsung first unveiled its huge Galaxy Note smartphone a year or so ago it was written off by tech journalists who made rubbish jokes about Dom Jolly. However the tech early adopters loved its five inch screen and pretty soon Samsung was bulking out the screen of its ultra popular Galaxy S series handsets. It turns out that not only are Brits not put off by holding a large handset to their ears, but they also love the way that the big screen is great for web browsing, reading ebooks and gaming. The large screen bandwagon, which was given a further jolt by the arrival of the very impressive Galaxy Note 2, caught Apple on the hop a bit. For the first time there was a phone with a very real USP over the ubiquitous Apple handset. Expect to see larger screen iPhones next year, and LG will unveil a six inch model.