The 10 Best-reviewed Phablet Phones November 2017



Phonerated maintains this list (last updated November 2017) of the best phablets ranked according to our unique ranking system based on specs, average review ratings, and our phablet profiler's objective appreciation, among other criteria. Consequently, the 1st best phablet shown in this list should be your best bet as of now, but subsequent phablet models are also worth a look.

* Smartphones qualifying as a phablet for this best of list must have a display size of at least 6 inches.

#1. The Vivo V7+

Photo of the Vivo V7 Plus.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

The 1st best phablet provides a wider-than-usual view on its 5.99-inch screen through an 18:9 aspect ratio and significantly-narrow 2.15mm bezels (FullView architecture).

Phablet-specific features:

    Display size: 5.99 inches
    Screen resolution: 1440 x 720
    Display fineness (DPI): 268.8 dots per inch

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#2. The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

Photo of the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.
Average Rating:
82%


Description:

The XA1 Ultra places a lot of emphasis on its 16-megapixel and 23-megapixel front and back cameras, respectively, with which it aims to dominate the mid-range phone market (with the help of other specs like its 6-inch edge-to-edge 1080p display and up-to-2.3GHz Helio P20 CPU).

Phablet-specific features:

    Display size: 6 inches
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Display fineness (DPI): 367.11 dots per inch

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#3. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra

A picture of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

Sounding like a major upgrade over the basic Xperia XA specs-wise, the 2016 Xperia XA Ultra boasts a 21.5-megapixel hybrid-autofocus camera and a promising 16-megapixel flash-equipped selfie cam. It brings back the XA's 2GHz 64-bit eight-core processor, but upgrades the formerly-2GB RAM to a more-reassuring 3GB. It comes with a 2700mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and offers a 16GB memory expandable by up to 200GB via microSD. Tying its features together is a 6-inch Full HD screen powered by Sony's Mobile BRAVIA engine 2.

Phablet-specific features:

    Display size: 6 inches
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Display fineness (DPI): 367.11 dots per inch

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#4. The Samsung C9 Pro

Photo of the Samsung C9 Pro.
Average Rating:
76%


Description:

The Samsung C9 Pro shines in terms of multitasking-friendly specs like 6GB's worth of RAM and a 4000mAh battery, but its FHD-only display and heavy 188-gram body aren't as enticing as those of other smartphones'.

Phablet-specific specifications:

    Display size: 6.0 inches
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Display fineness (DPI): 367.11 dots per inch

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#5. The Huawei Mate 8

Photo of the Huawei Mate 8.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

Entering premium space (by 2015 measures) is Huawei's Mate 8, a 6-inch Full HD (IPS-NEO) Android v6.0 Marshmallow model rigged with a 16nm Hisilicon Kirin octa-core 64-bit processor (4GB maximum RAM) alongside a 4000mAh battery. It sports two relatively high-resolution cameras, offering 16 and 8 megapixels respectively, while a 32GB/64GB/128GB expandable memory serves behind the scenes. Also among its specs are a fingerprint scanner, version 4.2 of Bluetooth (the newest as of its release), and 4G LTE (Cat 6) connectivity, the latter enabling up to 300Mbps download speeds. Wrapping everything up is an aluminum alloy frame in either one of four fancy colors, including Mocha Gold and Moonlight Silver.

Phablet-specific features:

    Display size: 6 inches
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Display fineness (DPI): 368 dots per inch

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#6. The Freetel Samurai Kiwami

Photo of the Freetel Samurai Kiwami.
Average Rating:
94%


Description:

Freetel's flagship phablet, the Samurai Kiwami, features an armory of high-class specs, including a large 6-inch QHD-1440p (aka 2K) Gorilla Glass screen, a 21-megapixel FHD-video 6-layer-lens rear camera, and a 2.2GHz MT6795 octa-core engine aided by 3GB of RAM. It also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies, a fingerprint reader for security, as well as a 3400mAh battery. It comes with 32GB of storage and supports 2G, 3G, and 4G-LTE networks. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Phablet-specific specifications:

    Display size: 6 inches
    Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440
    Display fineness (DPI): 489.48 dots per inch

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#7. The Oppo R11 Plus

Oppo R11 Plus picture.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

This 6-inch (Gorilla Glass 5 finish) version of Oppo's R11 smartphone brings back specs like a 20-megapixel selfie camera, a dual-rear-camera system (20-megapixel + 16-megapixel), and 6GB of RAM.

Phablet-related specs:

    Display size: 6 inches
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Display fineness (DPI): 368 dots per inch

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#8. The Samsung Galaxy A9 2016

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy A9 2016.
Average Rating:
79%


Description:

Samsung expands their Galaxy A 2016 lineup with the 6-inch FHD Super AMOLED (2.5D glass) A9, with specs like an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor (3GB RAM), an Adreno 510 GPU, and a fingerprint recognition system in tow. As of its release, the A9 has the largest battery capacity (4000mAh) in this Samsung sub-series. It sports a 13-megapixel Full-HD-video main camera and a high-end (as of 2015) 8-megapixel secondary cam up front for selfies. Aside from its 32GB internal memory, it also supports up to 128GB's worth of extra space using its microSD card slot. Topping it off are LTE connectivity and NFC, both no-brainers for a high-class January 2016 Android phone.

Phablet-specific specifications:

    Display size: 6 inches
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Display fineness (DPI): 367.11 dots per inch

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#9. The Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

A picture of the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

Lenovo's Phab 2 Plus sits between the plain Phab 2 and the premium Phab 2 Pro specs-wise, though it looks to steal the show with its dual-13-megapixel rear camera setup, which is decked out with both laser and phase-detection autofocus, a Milbeau ISP, and augmented reality (AR) special effects.

Behind its 6.4-inch Full HD 2.5-curved-glass screen is a 1.3GHz MT8783 octa-core processor lugging 3GB of RAM, a 4050mAh battery, and a three-microphone system coupled with 360-Voice. Also, it features the Dolby Atmos sound system (with Dolby Audio Capture 5.1), an 8-megapixel front-facing sub-camera with 1.4-micron pixels, and a fingerprint reader. Like the other two variants models, its aluminum alloy shell is offered in Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold.

Phablet-specific specifications:

    Display size: 6.4 inches
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Display fineness (DPI): 344.09 dots per inch

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#10. The HP Elite x3

HP Elite x3 picture.
Average Rating:
82%


Description:

Boldly billing itself as no less than the new mobile era, HP's Elite X3 is a business-oriented 5.96-incher (WQHD-1440p) whose Continuum software and Desk Dock accessory enable it to function like a PC, consequently letting you project the phone's display onto larger screens aided by other external devices (keyboards, mice, etc.). Prelaoded Microsoft Office apps and HP Workspace complement this rare facet as well.

Among its top-notch technical specs are biometric security (fingerprint and iris ID), a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core engine with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant. For imaging, it sports a 16-megapixel FHD-video OIS-equipped camera at the back and an 8-megapixel selfie cam up front, while a 4150mAh battery promising a 33-hour maximum talk time is on power duties. The Elite X3 also offers a 64GB memory expandable by up to 2TB and is encased by an IP67- and MIL-STD-810G-certified body.

Phablet-related features:

    Display size: 5.96 inches
    Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440
    Display fineness (DPI): 494 dots per inch

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