There was a time when smartphone displays beyond 4-inches was considered to be the future of mobile devices. The popularity of smartphones having 5 to 6-inches, now account over 20 % of the global market share in the end of 2013.
The year 2013 saw the coming of smartphones with massive 6-inches display. Earlier his year when Huawei announced the Ascend Mate 6.1 at the CES 2013, market analysts were unsure whether these type of devices will appeal to mainstream consumers or not.
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Soon the world's largest handset manufacturers-Samsung, Sony, HTC and some local vendors jumped into the 6-to7-inch large-screen smartphone market.
Today, GizBot handpicked top 5 smartphones with massive displays. Scroll through the sliders to known more about the best large screen phablets available in the market. Take a look!
Asking price- Rs. 24,999
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a monster phone having a giant 6.3-inch display having a resolution at 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, a 1.7 GHz dual core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) coupled with 1.5GB RAM should be enough for your daily needs. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an8MP rear camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash alongside a 1.9MP camera front facing camera.
In the name of connectivity, you will see GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, and USB 2.0, amongst others. The makers have added a 3,200mAh Li Ion battery inside. You will get an 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. Recently the phone got a massive price cut, so it's the right time to get the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.
Asking price- Rs. 21,499
Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 sports a 5.8 TFT display having resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at 190 ppi. It features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a micro SD card slot.
There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording Full HD 1080p videos. Also add a 1.9MP front-facing camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The phone also features Dual SIM functinality.
The makers have added a 2,600mAh battery fitted inside. GizBot recommend you to consider the Galaxy Mega 6.3 instead of the Mega 5.8, as the former handset offers better display and fair enough price.
Asking price- Rs. 24,000
Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1
This huge phablet incorporates a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display having a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at 241 ppi. The phablet features a quad-core 1.5GHz Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Intel XMM6260 processor with 2GB RAM and a Huawei K3V2 chipset. The Ascend Mate 6.1 runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI on the top of it.
There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED lash. Also add a 1-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options include: 2G, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0. The phablet has an 8GB ROM which can be expandable via a microSD card. The makers have added a 4,050 mAh battery.
Asking price – Rs. 40,211
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The Xperia Z Ultra is a high-end massive phablet offering a 6.4-inch display FHD display. The device is crafted from best available materials and you will fall in love the phone at first sight. The gigantic 6.4-inch Full HD 1080p display performed exceptionally well in our testing. The Xperia Z Ultra is a rugged phone, so you don't have to worry if the device fell into a bucket of water.
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, but you will be disappointed to see missing LCD Flash; also added 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. 56,490
HTC One Max
HTC One Max comes with a gorgeous 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. Beats Audio is not supported but the stereo BoomSound speakers will surely entertain you.
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.