Which Phablet is Best? Comparison of top 8 Phablets in the Market.
Saturday 30 November 2013

Which Phablet is Best? Comparison of top 8 Phablets in the Market.

A phablet is a class of mobile device designed to combine or straddle the functions of a Smartphone and tablet. Phablets are characterized by the use of large screens, typically with a diagonal size between 5 to 6.9 inches (130 to 180 mm), which complement screen-intensive activity such as mobile web browsing and multimedia viewing. Phablets may also include software optimized for an integral self-storing stylus to facilitate sketching, note-taking and annotation. While Samsung's Galaxy Note is largely credited with pioneering the worldwide phablet market when launched in 2011.

Let’s now discuss the Some Phablets those are leading in Phablet market

1 - Samsung Galaxy NOTE 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note really kicked off the phablet craze, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 takes the format and continues to refine it. In this 2013 model, there's a cracking 5.7-inch display offering a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, giving you 386ppi. It's packed into a frame at measures 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, making it one of the most compact phablets around.

Some might not like the faux leather back, but you can peel that off and swap it out: as well as access the internals to expand the storage or change the battery.

There's plenty of power, thanks to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and 3GB of RAM, meaning that everything is slick and smooth. Samsung hasn't ignored the screen space on offer, giving you innovative features through the S Pen to help keep you productive.

 

Display 5.7 inches(1080 x 1920 pixels)
Camera 13 MP(Primary), 2 MP(Secondary)
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 64 GB
OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Micro Sim(Single) - 4G LTE
GPS Yes
Battery Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery
Stand By: (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk Time: (2G) / Up to 21 h (3G)
Price range 700$ to 800$

2 - Sony Xperia Z Ultra

The Sony XPERIA Z Ultra is based on the XPERIA Z flagship handset from Sony in 2013. The most prominent change is the increase in the display size to a whopping 6.4 inches, making it a smartphone with one of the biggest displays available today (although the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is pretty close). Although it still retains the same 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution as the XPERIA Z, its still above 300 PPI which should not hamper clarity to the human eye. The next upgrade is the bump up to IP58 certification; making the phone more resilient to water and dust. It is also faster internally, being powered by the current top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 chipset, clocked at a furiously fast 2.2 GHz. Rest of the specs are similar — 2GB of RAM and 16GB on-board storage coupled with a microSD card slot for further expansion. The battery size is also upped to 3050 mAh (from the 2330 mAh battery in the Z), which is good news considering the heavy-duty hardware powering this phone. Now for some bad news — the camera resolution is downgraded from 13 megapixels on the XPERIA Z to 8 megapixels. What's more disappointing is that there isn't an LED flash on the Z Ultra, which could make night-time photography difficult.

 

Display 6.4 inches(1080 x 1920 pixels)
Camera 8 MP(Primary), 2 MP(Secondary)
CPU Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
Internal Memory 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 64 GB
OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)- Update to 4.4 Kitkat
SIM Micro Sim(Single) - 4G LTE
GPS Yes
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Stand By: Up to 790 h (2G) / Up to 820 h (3G)
Talk Time: Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 16 h (3G)
Price range 700$ to 800$

3 - HTC One Max

The HTC One Max is a large phone designed to look and feel as much like the HTC One and HTC One Mini as possible. However, it has added a few bits and bobs to ‘enrich’ the design.

There’s a square fingerprint scanner on the back below the camera lens, there are little metal contacts on the rear to connect a charging dock to and a switch on the side that releases the back panel.

Unlike the HTC One and One Mini, the back of the One Max pops off to give you access to the SIM slot and – the surprise new addition – a microSD memory card slot. Functionally, the HTC One Max is a more versatile device than the original One. But is this an improvement to, or a dilution of, the original blueprint?

The case for the One Max being an unfortunate dilution is pretty strong. First of all, where the HTC One is a metal phone with some plastic trim, the Max is a plastic phone with metal panels. It has a look similar to that of its brother, but construction-wise they’re quite different.

 

Display 5.9 inches(1080 x 1920 pixels)
Camera 4 MP(Primary), 2.1 MP(Secondary)
CPU Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
Internal Memory 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 64 GB
OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Micro Sim(Single) - 4G LTE
GPS Yes
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Stand By: (2G) / Up to 585 h (3G)
Talk Time: (2G) / Up to 25 h (3G)
Price range 700$ to 800$

4 - LG G Pro Lite Dual

The LG Optimus G Pro E988 is a premium phablet from the 'other' Korean smartphone maker. Much like theSamsung Galaxy Note II, the G Pro has a 5.5-inch display, but with a better 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It may not have a built-in Stylus like the Note, but the G Pro's display is the high-sensitivity variety, allowing input even when you're wearing gloves. It is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset, 2GB of RAM and has 16GB of internal storage (along with a microSD card slot too). It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which as of today is a little outdated. In terms of connectivity, you've got WiFi's latest 802.11ac standard onboard, along with 4G LTE support too. 3G speeds are not too shabby as well, with the highest possible support of 42Mbps.

There's a 13 megapixel camera at the back with a myriad of features like image stabilization, Panorama, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Face detection etc. It does HDR video as well in 1080p Full HD. The 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera can shoot high-definition video too. All these powerful-sounding components are provided power by a big 3140 mAh battery, which should result in acceptable up-times.

 

Display 5.5 inches(540 x 960 pixels)
Camera 8 MP(Primary), 1.3 MP(Secondary)
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Internal Memory 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 32 GB
OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Dual SIM
GPS Yes
Battery Li-Ion 3140 mAh batter
Stand By: Up to 845 h
Talk Time: Up to 14 h 30 min
Price range 400$ to 500$

5 - Nokia Lumia 1520

The first Windows Phone phablet, Lumia 1520 is now available in US only. The Nokia Lumia 1520 sports a 6-inch display, 1,920-by-1,080 display features 368 pixels per inch and is made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2. There's a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and 20-megapixel with autofocus, optical image stabilization, Zeiss optics, and dual LED flash. That will come in handy once Windows Phone adds popular apps like Instagram and Vine, which are expected in the near future.

The Lumia 1520 runs a 2.2GHz, quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor and Adreno 330 GPU. The Lumia 1520 will come with 16GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD. AT&T said it will release a version of the 1520 with 32GB of internal memory sometime in the future.

 

Display 6.0 inches(1080 x 1920 pixels)
Camera 20 MP(Primary), 1.2 MP(Secondary)
CPU Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
Internal Memory 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 64 GB
OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black
SIM Nano-SIM(Single) - 4G LTE
GPS Yes
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery (BV-4BW)
Stand By: Up to 768 h (2G) / Up to 768 h (3G)
Talk Time: Up to 27 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 25 h (3G)
Price range 650$ to 750$

6 - Samsung Galaxy NOTE 2

Samsung Galaxy Note II is a follow-up to the original Galaxy Note that created history by successfully spearheading the 'Phablet' category of huge-screened smartphones. The Note 2 sports a 5.5 inches display with HD super AMOLED capacitive touch screen bearing a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. It features the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, that runs on a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor based on the Exynos 4412 quad-chipset. This handset comes in three flavours with internal memory options of 16/32/64GB, 2GB RAM and a memory card slot for further expansion by 32GB. The Galaxy Note 2 features multiple connectivity options like 2G and 3G networks, Bluetooth v4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) and S-beam.

This phone is equipped with an 8MP camera that has features like auto focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus and image stabilization. This gives an image quality of 3264 by 2448 pixels. It also has a secondary front facing camera of 1.9MP which enhances video recording of 1080p at 30 fps. The handset has the all-new S-Pen which boasts of attributes like Air View, Quick Command, Popup Note, Easy Clip, idea Sketch, Photo Note, Paper Artist and handwriting recognition. In addition, this phone also includes other features like Stereo FM with RDS, sensors like accelerometer, proximity and compass, DropBox of 50GB storage, active noise cancellation, Organizer, Document editor, Voice Memo and predictive text input (Swype). N2 runs on a standard Li-Ion battery of 3100 mAh which sustains up to 16 hours of talk time and gives 890 hours in stand-by mode. This phone is available in Titanium Grey and Marble White colours. If you find the Note 2 a little too big for your taste, then the Galaxy SIII orGalaxy S4 retain almost all the features (except for the S-pen stylus).

 

Display 5.5 inches(720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera 8 MP(Primary), 1.9 MP(Secondary)
CPU Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 64 GB
OS Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Micro-SIM(Single) - 4G LTE
GPS Yes
Battery Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery
Stand By: Up to 980 h (2G) / Up to 890 h (3G)
Talk Time: Up to 35 h (2G) / Up to 16 h (3G)
Price range 500$ to 600$

7 - Acer Liquid S1

The Liquid S1 has a 5.7 inch TFT screen with 1,280 pixels by 720 pixels resolutios., It giving 258 pixels-per-inch of screen, which means it's 11% sharper than an average screen. This phone houses a quad core Quad core, 1500 MHz processor. Ram Copacity, 1GB means that it has more memory than an average smartphone, which will boost overall phone peformance.

 

Display 5.7 inches(720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera 8 MP(Primary), Secondary: Yes
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
Internal Memory 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 32 GB
OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Optional Dual SIM
GPS Yes
Battery Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery
Price range 600$ to 700$

8 - Samsung Galaxy Mega

Pushing the envelope of how big a mobile phone can be, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the bigger one of the two handsets launched together by Samsung (the smaller one is Mega 5.8, and by no means is it 'small'). This beast of a handset sports a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution LCD screen, which is less than the pixel-dense Galaxy S4 with its 1920 x 1080 pixels. This kind of sucks, because the pixel density falls below the perceivable limit of the human eye (which is at 300 PPI, the Mega 6.3 stands at 233 PPI). It is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core chipset grunting at 1.7 GHz, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. You have 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, with an expected microSD card slot to top it up further. A 8MP shooter at the back and the 1.9MP front-facing sensor sum up the photography department. Certain markets also have an LTE-enabled Mega 6.3, but for the rest, there's 3G speeds of up to 21 Mbps. Feeding energy to this beast is a 3200 mAh battery, that's almost similar to the Note II.

 

Display 6.3 inches(720 x 1280 pixels)
Camera 8 MP(Primary), Secondary:Yes
CPU Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
Internal Memory 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Micro SD up to 64 GB
OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Micro Sim(Single) - 4G LTE
GPS Yes
Battery Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery
Stand By: Up to 420 h
Talk Time: Up to 17 h (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
Price range 550$ to 650$