Which is the Best Ultra-Large Phablet in the World Right Now?


Who would’ve thought touchscreens will become a norm one day? And can anyone, possibly have imagined the same about phablets? Yet, both of them are here, and thriving. This kind of assumption might be held true for ultra-large sized phablets as well. These are smartphones which are just a notch below tablet screen size.

With the unveiling of Sony Xperia Z Ultra, you can safely assume that pahblets really are looking forward to play their part in the future. Such devices are only in their inception and premature stages right now but can anyone really predict the future in tech world?

Here are the best ones you can find in the market at present:


ASUS FonePad NoteSamsung Galaxy Mega 6.3Sony Xperia Z UltraAcer Liquid S1Huawei Ascend Mate
AvailabilityComing SoonReleasedComing SoonComing SoonReleased
OSAndroid OSAndroid OSAndroid OSAndroid OSAndroid OS
DimensionsUnspecified167.6 x 88 x 8mm179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5mmUnspecified163.5 x 85.7 x 99.9mm
Screen Size6 inches6.3 inches6.4 inches5.7 inches6.1 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Processor1.6Ghz dual-core Intel Atom Z25601.7Ghz SnapDragon 4002.2Ghz quad-core Snap-Dragon 8001.5Ghz quad-core MediaTek 65891.5Ghz quad-core Huawei K3V2
Storage8/16 GB8/16 GB16 GB8 GBUnspecified
Card slotYesYesYesYesYes
Rear camera8 mp with HD 720 video8 mp with Full HD 1080p video8 mp with Full HD 1080p video8 mp with Full HD 1080p video8 mp with Full HD 1080p video
Front camera1.2 mp1.9 mp2 mpYes, Un-specified res.1 mp
ConnectivityWifi, NFC, Blue-tooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0Wifi, NFC, USB-OTG, IR Blaster, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0Wifi, NFC, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, Bluetooth 4.0Wifi, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG
BatteryUnspecified3200 mAh3050 mAh2400 mAh4050 mAh

These however are not the only large-sized phablets in the market currently. A lot of other great contenders are out there too including Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy 5.8 and Optimus G Pro.

The Asus FonePad Note and Xperia Z Ultra are the only phones which supports styli so if you’re after a tool for flourishing your creative skills, they might do the job well. The Acer Liquid S1 and Huawei Ascend Mate are easily the cheapest of the lot (at least until FonePad Note’s price is unknown) while the Xperia Z Ultra is the only one which is water-resistant.

The launch of Galaxy Note III, however, might determine their future. The third iteration of the original, most-popular (and most-important) phablet ever will be launching at a critical moment in the product line’s history. A make or break situation.

  • Marwat

    Galaxy Note ..always…

  • tazzix

    Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 can be used as a phone, even though there is a 10.1 inch model as well but I think that one needs a handsfree, while the 8.0 can be held up to the ear/head for direct phone calls. Brilliant device though will need a new wardrobe to carry around in a “pocket” ;-)

  • Guest

    Galaxy note III

  • mani

    Launched in Pakistan with 1 Gb ram..

    Visited a lot of shops today at Hafeez centre, Lahore but got to know that 2 GB is not available…. It got only 1 GB ram in Pakistan…