Handsets like the iPhone 5S and its small display are now thought to be obsolete. And then there are the phablets, the supersized jumbo phones with 5.5 to 6-inch screens. Last year could certainly be titled the year of the Phablet, and this trend will continue through at least the first half of 2014.
And now Lava International jumped feet into the 6-inch large screen handset market with its ‘Magnum X604'. This 6-inch handset is powered by a quad-core processor and runs the Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the-box.
Priced at Rs. 11, 999, the Lava Magnum X604 comes in white and black colors and will be available across national retail chain stores and multi-brand outlets across India.
Lava's latest offering, the Magnum X604, has hit the country. While Samsung and Nokia have been enjoying the leadership in the phablet market, Lava is a new kid in this segment.
Spec-wise, the Magnum X604 has a 6.0-inch 720P HD display In addition to the screen, the other standout feature is the Z Ultra's thickness: it measures 8.9mm thick. It is a bit weighty, however, at 207grams. Under the hood is a 1,2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage, which later can be further expanded via a microSD card slot.
In the imaging department, the phone comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto focus and BSI sensor for low lighting imaging. There is a 2-megaoixel front-facing shooter for attending video-calls. The phone's rear camera is capable of recording videos in 1080p. It also has a 2800mAh battery which can give up to 8 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time.
Connectivity options on the handset are follows: 3G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Android 4.4 kitkat, Bluetooth, GPS and EDGE.
In the meanwhile, GizBot has made a list of top 5 sizzling large handsets already available in India.
HTC Desire 816
This jumbo sized phone features a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720p. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. On the imaging front, the phablet sports a 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear-facing camera with ability to record videos in 1080p video and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The makers have added a 2,600mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options come with Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and GPS connectivity options. The Android powered handset also sports BoomSound front stereo speakers just like the original HTC One. Asking price - Rs. 24,000
The P81 features a 5.5-inch IPS display with HD (720p) resolution. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz coupled with 1GB RAM. The company has not mentioned any details of the chipset but we presume that it is the one from Mediatek. The device runs on older 4.2.2 Jelly Bean flavor of Android, and also gets a layer of Play Life UI. On the camera front, one can expect a 13-megapixel rear camera (auto-focus and LED flash) with f/2.2 aperture and 28mm wide angle lens, and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper good enough to take selfies and making video calls. The Panasonic P81 houses 8GB native storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Other connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP. Just like most of the mid-range smartphones entering the Indian market, it comes with dual SIM functionality. It comes powered by a 2500mAh battery. Asking price - Rs. 17,990
Nokia Lumia 1320
The Windows Phone 8.1 powered phone comes with a 6-inch HD LCD IPS Super sensitive display (Clear Black) having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 245 ppi. The large size phablet is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. The phone also packs a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and 0.3MP front-facing camera. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD format. Other connectivity options include: 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, GPS / aGPS, NFC, USB 2.0 and a micro SIM card slot. The device measures 164.25 x 85.9 x 9.79 mm and weighs 220 grams. The makers have added a 3400 mAh integrated battery fitted inside. Asking price - Rs. 18,000
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
The handset comes with a 6 inch HD TRILUMINOS Display along with X-Reality picture engine offering a resolution of 720 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8928 for LTE and MSM8228 for 3G) processor with Adreno 305 GPU coupled with 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS. The handset sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, LED flash and 1080p video recording and a 1.1-megapixel HD front-facing camera with Sony Exmor R sensor. The devices house 8GB internal storage capacity which can be expanded up to 32GB expandable memory via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS/ GLONASS and NFC as well. While the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual comes with an optional Dual SIM slot. The smartphone is powered by a 3000mAh battery which comes with a STAMINA mode. Asking price - Rs. 24,000
Micromax Canvas Doodle 3
Canvas Doodle 3 comes with a massive 6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6572 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM instead of 512MB. The smartphone is still powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The affordable Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 sports a 5-megapixel read camera with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) recording capability and at the front you will also see a VGA shooter. It houses 4GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options offered in the handset are 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with A-GPS support. And obviously it is a dual-SIM handset. The Canvas Doodle 3 with 1GB of RAM is powered by a 2500 mAh battery, which should provide up to 260 hours of standby time or up to 9 hours of talk time. Asking price - Rs. 8,778