Are you shopping for a new large screen smartphone or a tablet? Your options now are broad, with so many high end smartphones with large screens being released into the market every day. However, even when they have large screens, the features, quality of build and other specs often vary. Some of the most important factors that determine which is the best phablet for you would be the screen size, processor speed, internal memory, brand name, price and quality of build. Here are the top 5 phablets you should consider if you want the best device currently in the market.
Sony Xperia Z
The Xperia Z is downright the best mobile handset that Sony has ever made. This high end Android device is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC backed up by 2GB RAM. The SoC also boasts of an Adreno 320 GPU which combined with the Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 makes it perfect for those highly graphic games and watching HD media on the device. Although the phone only offers 16GB onboard memory, it has a microSD card slot for memory expansion by up to 64GB.
Perhaps the best thing about the Xperia Z is that it is IP57 certified as water, dust and scratch resistant. It offers the user an unmatched experience on its 16M color full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels 5 inch screen with up to 10 finger multi-touch capability. The phone measures 5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 in (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm), weighs only 5.15 oz (146 g) and has a 2330 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery that promises up to 550 hours on standby. Other core specs include a 13.1 megapixels rear camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and a 2.2 megapixels front camera.
More detail on : Xperia-Z.net
Apple iPhone 5
Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, Apple has dominated the US smartphone market, drawing millions of loyal users on each release after that. Things are however changing with the popularity of Android operating system and Apple’s iPhone 5 was not as big a success as the predecessor iPhone 4 was. The concept and design of iPhone 5 was laughable at first when the first image renders leaked, but it turned out the ‘long’ 4 inch device measuring 4.9 x 3.2 inches wasn’t so bad after all. The iPhone screen offers the user a resolution of 1136 x 640 (about 326ppi) powered by a tri-core PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU.
On performance, iPhone 5 has a 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple A6 processor with 1 GB RAM, and buyers can choose from 16, 32 and 64 GB models. All iPhone 5’s do not have microSD card memory expansion slots and have non-removable 2330 mAh Li-Ion battery packs. The new iPhone introduced iOS 6 and will soon be upgradable to iOS 7. Other core specs include a 4G LTE, 8 megapixels rear camera, 1.2 megapixels front camera and Siri voice assistant.
More detail on : Apple.com
Samsung Galaxy S4
Most reviewers and sites consider the Samsung Galaxy S4 the best smartphone out there, mostly because of the many features it offers and its hardware capabilities. The S4 is Samsung’s flagship smartphone that takes over the title from its predecessor, the S3. The phone features a full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen offering about 441 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with 4.3 to follow soon and a choice of 16, 32 and 64 GB internal storage.
Performance-wise, the US version of Galaxy S4 comes with a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor while the international version has the Exynos 5 octa-core processor. Both versions however have 2 GB RAM, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU and a 2,600 mAh battery pack. There are also other variants of the S4 including the S4 Zoom with a 16 megapixel rear camera with optical zoom, Galaxy S4 Active that is the waterproof, shockproof and dustproof version of the popular phone, the smaller Galaxy S4 mini with a smaller 4.3 inch screen and lately the Galaxy S4 with LTE-Advanced.
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Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung is rumored to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 later this year, in September, but till then, the current Galaxy Note II still a phablet to beat. This is a powerful and swift phablet that comes with an S-Pen for more productivity. It measures 5.95 x 3.17 inches, 0.37 inches thick and weighs 6.35 ounces – pretty light for a 5.5 inch device.
With a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, the Note II is not the most powerful device in the market now, and neither is its 1280 x 720 pixels screen the best, but at 267 ppi display density, it still offers a crisp, clear and Super AMOLED display and thanks to the Mali-400MP GPU. To complement the powerful processor, the Note II boasts of 2 GB RAM and is available in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants. Other core specs include an 8 megapixels rear camera, 1.9 megapixels front camera, a 3100 mAh Li-Ion battery, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 4G LTE with call capability and an S-Pen stylus.
HTC Droid DNA
The Droid DNA is a powerful and sexy high end device, its success greatly hampered by its limited memory and availability on Verizon network only. The best feature about the Droid DNA is its incredible 5 inch full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels screen. The Droid DNA has a Qualcomm Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor with an Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory without a microSD card slot, an 8 megapixels rear camera and 2.1 megapixels front camera.
The phone comes with a 2020 mAh battery pack and features all the specs of a modern Android smartphone including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen protection. It measures 5.55 x 2.78 x 0.38 inches (141 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm) and weighs 4.97 oz (141.7 g) which is pretty good for a 5 incher.