Welcome to 2014- the year meant to be the coming of real large size phablet devices. With the rising sales of smart devices in many pockets of Asia; phablets in particular, may replace your 7-inch tablet.
Analysts have started speculating that phablets, a large size device that actually combines the goodness of both smartphones and tablets, would become the ideal choice of phone buyers. Generally, phablets comes in variety of sizes: 5.0 to 6.4-inches.
For instance, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 boasts of a gigantic 6.3-inch display with dual-core processor under the hood, whereas Nokia Lumia 1520 offers a true FHD display.
But before you plan a phablet, let's have a look at the advantages of the phablet device.
With large screens, you can enjoy full length movies or catch an entire T.V show. And that's what makes a phablet device click amongst users.
The biggest advantage of getting a phablet device is the fact that it comes with a long lasting battery life. For instance, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a whooping 3,050mAh battery under the hood.
Since we're talking about extra-largehandsets having a 6-inch display, naturally you do not need to carry a tablet or any other gadget for that matter.
Before we move further, here are the top 5 most talked about phablets available in the market. Take a look!
Asking price – Rs.46,990
The powerful beast features a 6-inch FHD display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Lumia 1520 incorporates a 2.2GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded via a micro SD card up to 64GB. There's a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-facing camera also supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature. Also, a 1.2MP wide-angle front facing camera will be sufficient for long video chat. The makers have added a 3400mAh battery fitted inside. Other highlighted connectivity features include: NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, 2G EDGE, Bluetooth, GPS and more.
Asking price – Rs. 19,990
India-based Intex recently launched its first 6-inch phablet with a 1.7-GHz Octa-Core processor powered by MediaTek chipset. The device has a 6-inch 720p HD display and running on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. There's a 13-megapixel camera with Auto Focus and an LED Flash. Also, add a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. . Connectivity option include: 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and aGPS. The device also supports Dual SIM (WCDMA+GSM) with dual standby. The Intex smartp hone also houses 16GB onboard memory which is also expandable up to 32GB via a micro SD card slot.
Asking price – Rs.39,000
Sony is no stranger to high-end handsets. The Xperia Z Ultra is a massive phablet offering a 6.4-inch display FHD display. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Under the hood, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor supported by 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM which can be expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. There's an 8MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus without an LED Flash. Also, add an HD quality front-facing camera for long video chat. The makers have added a 3050mAh battery with 14 hours of talktime on 2G network and 32 days of standby time on 2G network.
Asking price – Rs.53,000
HTC One Max comes with a beautiful 5.9-inch Super LCD display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC with Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot). The makers have added a 3,300mAh battery. The One Max features a 4MP UltraPixel camera, a similar imaging technology found inside the HTC One. The rear back camera does allow you to record Full HD 1080p videos with ease, but the most critical feature: Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature is missing from the scene. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean comes out of the box with Sense 5.5 on the top of it. There is a fingerprint scanner given beneath the camera module. The sensor acts as a quick launcher and up to three apps with three different fingers are supported.
Asking price- Rs.28,000
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a huge phone having a giant 6.3-inch 720p HD display. Under the hood, there's a 1.7 GHz dual Core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an 8MP rear camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash alongside a 1.9MP camera front facing camera. Other connectivity options include: GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, and USB 2.0, amongst others. The makers have added a 3,200mAh Li Ion battery inside.