"I want a bigger phone, and a smaller tablet!"

It seems that the average size of Android phones is now 4.5 inches. I remember when the OG Moto Droid came out, and I remember thinking it was massive, and it's only 3.7 inches. Now we have the Dell Streak, and Galaxy Note which dwarf any other phone on the market.

On the tablet side of things however it seems that the rallying cry is for smaller tablets. The main complaints from bigger tablets is that they are too heavy to use for any extended period of time and that they just aren't quite portable enough.

So my question is this: Are the people buying 5 inch phones the same people who buy 7 inch tablets and do you feel like there is some redundancy or not?