5 Best Phablets That Barely Fit In Your Pocket

Best Phablets

Say Hello To The Best Phablets In Town

We used to know tablets as a middle ground between smartphones and notebooks. That seems like old news now. With manufacturers adding size to the form of smartphones, phablets have become the new standard for smartphones. The race for the best phablets is steaming as a result. There is a whole list of the best phablets lined up for release in 2013; some are already available in the market. So let me stop bantering and tell you all about the best phablets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note II, Courtesy Droid Life

Samsung Galaxy Note II, Courtesy Droid Life

Samsung has been at the forefront of all trends in smartphone technology, lately. It is no surprise that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 makes it to the top of the best phablets list. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was released back in September, 2012. It dons a whopping 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720pixels.

The phablet is a power house with a Quad core 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 processor. 2GB of RAM complements the processor well in its operations. An excellent 8megapixels camera is featured on the back. Moreover, Note 2 comes with 16GB internal storage with the option to expand memory upto 64GB. Finally, a 3100mAh battery means that you will have the phone running for long despite the power hungry processor. So, if you’re looking for a smartphone for entertainment purposes or real even real “work”, though we all know what that means, Galaxy Note 2 awaits you at the top of the phablet pyramid.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note - Best Phablets

Don’t be surprised that there’s another Samsung that makes it to the best phablets list immediately after Note 2. Samsung Galaxy Note deserves its spot on the list. It has a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The slightly smaller display also accounts for a marginally lighter body at 178 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Note features a Dual core 1.4GHz Cortex A9 processor along with 1GB of RAM. It also has an 8 megapixles snapper at the back. Internal storage of 16GB is available. Users can expand memory upto 32GB. Also, 2500mAh battery allows ample battery time. If your budget doesn’t allow you to carve out an extra $100, you’ll still find yourself home with a great phablet.


HTC Droid DNA - Best Phablets

Not only is HTC Droid DNA good looking, it is also a power pack. It has a 5-inch Super LCD that boasts 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The internal memory available is 16GB but unfortunately there is no option to expand memory.

An 8 megapixels shooter rests at the back. A Quad core 1.5GHz Krait processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM, powers the phablet. Moreover, there is an 2020mAh non-removable battery at the back to keep operations going for users. So if Samsung Galaxy Note’s size intimidates you, then HTC Droid DNA will happily be your savior.

LG Optimus Vu II

LG Optimus Vu II - Best Phablets

LG Optimus Vu II also makes it to the best phablets list. It comes with a 5-inch HD-IPS display that boasts a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. Thankfully, it bears the SD slot for expandable storage. Users can expand memory upto 32GB with an extra microSD card.

There’s an 8 megapixels camera at the back. The processor is a Dual core 1.5GHz Krait which is complemented by 2GB of RAM. Unfortunately, you would not be able to replace your battery as the 2150mAh battery is non-removable. But hey, by the time the battery of the phone starts bothering you, you’ll have hundreds of other phablets to choose from.

Lenovo K860

Lenovo K860 - Best Phablets

Lenovo K860 is also known as the Lenovo IdeaPhone. It has also eased into our list of best phablets purely on the basis of its performance. Released in August 2012, Lenovo is one good looking device. The display is a 5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a 1280×720 pixels resolution.

Like usual, it has the option to expand memory upto 32GB. Hence, users will be able to break the 8GB limit of internal memory if they ever want to use more memory. An 8 megapixels camera is a good snapper at the back. Quad core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 processor and 1GB of RAM power operations on the phablet. Finally, it has a 2250mAh battery to keep the phablet up and running.

If you were to get a free phablet which one would you go for? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Lex_Lai

    Definitely Note 2. No contest.

  • Syed Hassan

    No matter how unbiased I am, I would have to agree. 😀

    Thanks for pooling your opinion, Lex.

  • Fibb

    The Note II will have more competition this year.

  • Syed Hassan

    Absolutely. There is an awful lot of phablets lining up.
    Which one looks the most promising to you?

  • Swagister

    The Droid Dna is not considered a ‘Phablet’, as it’s 5 inch screen is fairly smaller than such of the Galaxy Note II. Also, it fits in your pocket just like any phone with no problem.

  • Bill Byrd

    Galaxy note 2. Played with several of them, the speed, and ease of use with the s voice options makes the note 2 the best bet. For a big guy like me, keypad size and s voice made using it extremely easy. Everybody talks about these devices getting to big, well if you are over 6,0, ‘m 6’3 and the small guy in my group at times, these are perfect for us. Just saying that not all of us are small.

  • Erwan

    i would go for lg optimus g pro beats all the rest by far.