The Super-Sized Chart: Meet the Largest Smartphones on the Planet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As pertains to large-screened smartphones, a curious sense of insecurity has taken root in the smartphone industry, and it's not so much about the size, but rather the way we deal with it. More specifically, the way we dealt with it in the past has come to haunt many a tech blogger. 

Does anyone remember the 4.65-inch Galaxy Nexus? The 4.7-inch HTC Titan? These were the 'crazy' phablets of days past. Today, these are both considered medium-sized flagships. In just a few short years, we went from being horrified at the thought of anything exceeding 4 inches, to a state where those appear tiny, even when compared to the mini versions of popular top-shelf models. So, are we in for another round? Are the below listed giants on path to become the new standard? Or are we reaching a fundamental limit? We sure would like to join voices with the seemingly outraged community, yet we're a tad jittery, and can't quite muster up the courage to make a definitive statement, all things considered. In any case, it does seem like the phablet category will endure, and, if anything, is growing more diverse. And ever larger, of course. 

So how big is big enough? Six inches, minimum, at least if you were to ask the creators of the massive beasts you'll find right below. And after all, why the heck no? In the end, bar price considerations, these are small, voice calls-capable tablets in super-'compact' bodies. And, fellas, they are here to stay.


1. The 7-inch Huawei MediaPad X1

The 7-inch MediaPad X1 by Huawei is one giant phone. Unlike tablets with a similar display diagonal, the X1 is more a phone than a tablet, evident by its slim bezels all around. In comparison, most 7-inch tablets tower above it. 

The MediaPad X1 sports a quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910 processor, has 2GB of RAM, and makes use of a 13MP rear camera. The battery unit powering the giant phablet has a capacity of 5000 mAh, which is enormous.Huawei MediaPad

2. The 7-inch BLU Studio 7.0

Miami-based BLU has been gaining traction as of late, largely on the back of mostly Chinese handsets that it then sells under its own brand. If you're looking for a giant phone, however, then the 7-inch (600 x 1024) Studio 7.0 is a good budget choice. It features a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, has 1GB of RAM, and sports a 5-megapixel rear camera. The entire thing is powered by a 3000 mAh battery.
Blu Studio

3. The 7-inch Celkon Xion s CT695

Another Android heavyweight, the 7-inch (600 x 1024) Celkon Xion s CT695 (what a mouthful!) is onebig device. The specs on board are less than ideal, though – it's got a dual-core MediaTek MT8132 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 2500 mAh battery.
Celkon Xion

4. The 7-inch CoolPad Great God/Halo

CoolPad took the veil off its gargantuan, 7-inch Great God (CoolPad Halo for the west) at CES2014 a while ago. The Chinese company is little-known in the US and Europe, but it's actually one of the largest local manufacturers, and appears intent on sticking around. The 1080x1920 resolution screen is powered by MediaTek's new octa-core MT6592 chipset, 2GB of RAM and a 4000mAh battery.
CoolPad Great God/Halo

5. The 6.95-inch Cube Talk 69

Another native of China, Cube, after a period of teasers, finally released information about its 6.95-inch, 1080p Talk 69 phablet a while ago. Along with a competitive price tag of about $247 for the Chinese market, the massive phone also comes equipped with a 2GHz, octa-core MT6592 chip, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and a 3100mAh capacity cell.
Cube Talk 69

6. The 6.8-inch Huawei P8Max

The largest, most recent phablet on the market happens to be Huawei's P8Max, released at the end of May 2015. It lugs around a 6.8-inch display with a 1080x1920 pixel resolution, a home-made, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 930 processor and 3 gigs of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, and a massive, 4,360 mAh cell.
Huawei P8Max

7. The 6.8-inch Hisense X1

Chinese Hisense showcased its behemoth, 6.8-inch X1 phablet during CES2014 in Las Vegas, and promised US availability by the end of Q2 2014. The giant device sports an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080x1920, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 13-megapixel camera and a healthy, 3900 mAh cell. It is said that the X1 will come packing Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Hisense X1

8. The 6.44-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra

The Sony Z Ultra may no longer be the world's largest phablet, but it's got style that often dwarfs that of its competitors. Sporting the typical Xperia design language, this phablet's 6.44-inch display sports a 1080x1920 resolution, and is also equipped with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra

9. The 6.4-inch ZTE Nubia X6

Nubia, a daughter company of ZTE, has been hard at work lately, and one of the fruits that labor bore is the X6. This massive, 6.4-inch phablet has it all: a beastly quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP shooter with OIS, and an enormous, 4250 mAh cell.
ZTE Nubia X6

10. The 6.4-inch Archos 64 Xenon

French Archos also won itself a spot in our super-sized chart with the humongous, 6.4-inch 64 Xenon. The phablet's screen has a 720p resolution and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor and 1GB of RAM. Also on-board is an 8MP rear camera and a not-so-generous, 2800 mAh cell.
Archos 64 Xenon
Above shows only top 10 biggest smartphones, actually, there are many more super-sized mobile phones in the market. It will be a trend of for smartphone manufacturers to make big screen display phones. 
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