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Top 5 Android Phablet smartphones| March 2017

17 March 2017 5

This year, we have a number of new smartphones announced and nearly all smartphone manufacturers tried their best to lure customers, it could be sound, innovation, camera or hardware specs. Majority smartphone manufacturers unveil phablets with the 5.5-inch display but there are still a number of smartphone buyers who are looking forward to grabbing something better and larger as compared to traditional phablets. For those buyers, today we round up the top 5 best gigantic phablets available in the market with the at least 5.7-inch display or above.

We already summed up the list of top 5 flagships available for purchase in March 2017, so let’s see the best smartphones beyond that size. Though the bigger screen has its own issues, it could be related to fitting in your palm and mostly users love to use the smartphone with the single hand but in the case of bigger phablets, it’s not easy to hold and as well as operate them with single handily. But as we all know, everyone has their own approach that’s why mostly large smartphone owners prefer phablets with sleek design and yet offer true gigantic displays.

The large phablets are not only necessary for those customers who has poor eyesight but instead, it’s important for those as well who are avid gamers or they use their smartphones for watching videos for a longer period. The true phablets are a mixture of smartphone and tablet as we all know that smartphones standard size are now around 5-inch that’s why true phablets are at least 5.7-inches. Although we usually enlist smartphones with 5.5-inches as phablets but today we are listing five best phablets available in the market above at least 5.7-inch. Let’s have a look at it.

81.9 x 158.8 x 7.9 mm
6.4 inches - 2040x1080 px
78.9 x 156.9 x 7.9 mm
5.9 inches - 1920x1080 px
78.1 x 159.7 x 7.6 mm
5.7 inches - 2560x1440 px
80.7 x 162.9 x 6.9 mm
6 inches - 1920x1080 px
79.8 x 162.4 x 8 mm
5.7 inches - 2560x1440 px
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Xiaomi Mi Mix:

The Chinese giant Xiaomi stuns their fans by publically announcing their concept smartphone Mi Mix. The idea of Mi Mix was not new at all but instead, the display manufacturer Sharp back in 2015 unveiled a smartphone Aquos Crystal with the similar display but the device was packed with mid-range specs that are why it didn’t make any splash and failed miserably.

On the other hand, the same idea is adopted by Xiaomi but they presented and made it quite innovative that’s why device becomes one of the best innovative smartphones of this year. As per company’s claim their concept smartphone Mi Mix screen to body ratio is 91.3%, though it was later proved nearly 84% but still it’s the highest screen to body ratio of a phablet available in the market. Xiaomi made Mi Mix bezels around as well changed device front facing camera module position changed that’s why the device looks pretty sleek even with a 6.4-inch display.

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Xiaomi placed the front facing exactly at same position what we have seen on Aquos smartphone. In terms of look, the device is quite amazing. Let’s have a look what this device is bringing to the table in terms of hardware specs.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix is featuring a 6.4-inch full HD display. The Qualcomm’s latest quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset is powering the handset with 4GB/6GB RAM. The 4GB variant internal storage is 128GB whereas the internal storage of 6GB RAM variant is 256GB. On the rear side, the camera module is 16MP with dual LED and digital image stabilizer whereas on the front facing side, the camera module is 5MP. To keep running smartphone smooth, a 4,400mAH battery is on board to keep its light on.

HTC U Ultra:
HTC U Ultra is the latest phablet smartphone from HTC, the device is unveiled in the first quarter of the year and so far the only high-end smartphone from HTC for 2017. The U Ultra is packed with 5.7-inch Full HD display. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Following the trend of latest flagships, the device is featuring curved edges. HTC U Ultra is featuring the glossy rear cover. For the U Ultra, HTC used unibody metal and full glass design. It is not IP68 certified.

The U Ultra is packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 SoC and 4GB RAM. The device built-in internal storage is 64GB and 128GB. However, its internal storage can be expanded up to 1TB using external MicroSD card. HTC's earlier flagships were unveiled with Boomsound speakers, same is the case with U Ultra. It is packed with the top-notch Boomsound sound system. The U Ultra features a square camera module which is 12MP with dual autofocus and OIS whereas the front facing selfie-centric camera is of 16MP.

As OS, the U Ultra is running on Android Nougat. A non-removable 3,600mAh battery cell is on board to keep the device lights on. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in physical home button.

LG V20:

With the LG V20, the company brings a bigger and wider phablet as compared to last year LG V10. Like its predecessors, the device packed with a second screen panel which makes it stand out feature of V20. The second panel makes it easy to access settings and apps of the device and for sure it’s an extra and innovative feature for those buyers who are looking for a phablet with an at least 5.7-inch display.

The V20 is featuring a slim metal body with the removable battery. As most of the smartphones available in the market are packed with a non-removable battery. The 5.7-inch IPS LCD display has quad-HD screen resolution. The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820Soc is powering the handset with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The V20 is the first smartphone in the market pre-installed with latest Android Nougat. One of the V20 key features is its quad DAC chipset for audio performance. This device for sure will lure audiophiles who are looking for a phablet with high-res audio quality. A 3,200mAH battery cell is keeping the device lights on.

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Another key selling feature of LG V20 is its dual camera modules. Both the camera sensors on rear and front facing side can take wide-angle images. The primary rear snappers are dual, one is 16MP camera module with f/1.8 aperture, and it is accompanied with 8MP camera with wide-angle aperture. Up front, the camera sensor is 5MP which is standard in most smartphones available in the market. The LG V20 is second on our list and perhaps it is unveiled with attractive features.

Huawei Mate 9:

The Mate 9 is the latest flagship phablet smartphone from Huawei. The device is been packed with the appealing design which is quite reliable as well. On top of that the Mate 9 battery last pretty long which is essential for phablets. With a large display, the giant phablets do need a strong and long lasting battery on board. In terms of design, the Mate 9 made a radical change by moving away from the edgy look and brings curvy look which makes device looks more stunning as compared to its predecessors.

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The device is featuring a 5.9-inch IPS display with full HD screen resolution. The company’s own built Kirin 960 Soc is powering the handset with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The primary rear camera snapper is from Leica like the first flagship of the year. The dual Lens are 12MP and 8MP whereas the front facing camera module is 8MP. The device is being powered by a 4,000mAh battery. For European customers, it was announced for 699 Euros but the device yet to be officially released for the US customers. The Mate 9 is up for sale in Brown, silver, black, gold, white and gray. For the international customers, we can expect it will cost around $750.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro:
Samsung recently announced C9 Pro is the latest phablet with mid-range hardware specs. The C9 Pro is Samsung's first smartphone with 6GB RAM. The device display is of 6-inches with Full HD screen resolution. The Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 653 SoC is powering the device at a clocking speed of 1.9GHz. The best thing about C9 Pro apart from 6GB RAM is its top-notch 16MP camera sensors. Both front and the rear camera are of 16MP with F/1.9 aperture size and dual flash light.

The device built-in internal storage is 64GB and it can be expanded up to 256GB using external MicroSD card. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the physical home button. It supports Dual-SIM. To keep the lights on of the gigantic smartphone, it comes with a 4,000mAh battery cell. For connectivity, it has USB Type-C port. The C9 Pro measurements are 162.9 x 80.7 x 6.9mm and it weighs 189g only.

Conclusion:

All phablet smartphones included in this list are slightly larger from traditional 5.5-inch size. As 5.5-inch is quite normal these days, that’s why we enlist slightly larger phablets available in the market. All of the aforementioned devices has something enticing to lure buyers.

The Mi Max has a bezel-less concept design as one of its best-selling features alongside top-notch hardware. The device has everything that you can expect from a larger display phablet.

The Mate 9 is the latest phablet from Huawei which is pre-installed with Android Nougat. The device selling feature is its solid design and superb Leica certified camera modules. The device is also first from the company which is widely available across the globe and will soon be available for the US buyers as well.

Last but not the least, we do have LG’s Phablet V20. The device provides one of the best quad HD display alongside the best sound experience thanks to its dual DAC chipsets. The image and sound quality of this handset are way better than any other phablet in the list.

(last update 24 March 2017 @ 01:01)

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  • My decision to go with any phone would be - owning any out of these except the LG phone. I just love Xiaomi and Sony phones upfront for their smooth processing and hiccup free performance.

      • I have been using the Mi MIX for a week now and I am pretty happy with it. The humongous battery also adds to the feature. But what I liked is the Full HD screen without bezels. What a show!!!

          • The Mate 9 from Huawei is my favorite after the Mi MIX. Actually, I am currently using the Mi Note 2, which is also a Xiaomi device like yours. But hadn't I bought my current device, the Mate 9 is my favorite for all times.

            • Nice compilation! The Mi Note 2 and the LG V20 are with the smallest screens even with 5.7-inches. So, we can imagine how the phablets are! Big screens and big processors.

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