After smartphones and tablets, phablets are the new feature-rich devices taking over the electronics market. A portmanteau of the words phone and tablet, phablets are essentially smartphone-tablet hybrids incorporating the portability of a smartphone crossed with the dynamic experience of tablets. If the small screen of your phone is starting to bother you but you are not willing to lose its functionality and features, then a phablet is the perfect device for you.
With screen sizes between 5 and 6 inches, they are larger than a typical smartphone and are more powerful in hardware, have spectacular displays, incredible cameras and are good for multi-tasking.
There are a number of spectacular phablets in the market to choose from, with varying prices and features. Some of the best of them are mentioned below:
- Moto G4
The fourth generation Moto G is one of the most affordable phablets to buy right now. It comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display is spectacularly powerful. It has a bright HD display, 2GB RAM and comes in 16 and 32 GB models. With a rear camera of 13MP and front camera of 5MP, Moto G4 is a good budget phablet but lacks the features of NFC and a fingerprint scanner.
- Xiaomi Mi Max
Xiaomi Mi Max, the new launch by Xiaomi, is available in black, white and gold build, with a big sized screen of 6.6 inches and good resolution. It features 16MP rear and 5MP front camera and high-end features such as a fingerprint sensor, which are not available in many other flagship phones.
- Nexus 6P
With a 5.7 inch screen, a fingerprint scanner, front-facing stereo speakers and an all-metal build, Nexus 6P is a nice to hold phablet with great specifications for the price. It runs on Android Marshmallow and has great QHD display. It might not be as proficient as its rivals, but its price makes up for it.
- iPhone 6S Plus
The iPhone 6S Plus has a stylish metal body, TouchID fingerprint scanner, a vibrant screen and a 12MP camera. It has whole new features such as 3D Touch which has exciting potential. It is not a cheap handset but Apple’s premium quality makes a good job of justifying every penny spent on it.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
With a 5.7 inch screen and a slick glass-backed design, Samsung Note 5 is easily the best Note tablet yet. With a decent rear camera of 16MP and front camera of 5MP, good resolution quality the stylish S Pen, it is a worthwhile purchase for fans of the Note brand.
- OnePlus 3
The latest phone from OnePlus is a cheap yet high-end smartphone featuring a metal body design, full HD resolution, premium design and an impressive battery life. The price is what makes it especially great among other phablets.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The first waterproof Galaxy Edge product features a curved body and a 5.5-inch beautiful screen. With 12MP rear and 5MP front camera and good resolution quality, the second Samsung phablet in this list has bagged the top spot for its gorgeous design and functionality.
Bringing in a new era of technology, phablets are a new addition to the current lot of electronics and hand-held devices.