We define phablets as a smartphone having a large-display 6 inches or more.
These days, all of the major Android smartphone manufacturers have phablet or large smartphone models in their lineups. Screen sizes vary from 6-inch to 6.5, but anything 7-inch and higher is a tablet or a connected tablet (see our coverage of the best tablets at our sister site AlphaChooser.com).
Check out this list of the latest phablets to capture our attention.
Given its compound ranking of 92%, we conclude that the is, as of now, Phonerated's best phone 2018. Phonerated also concludes that our sample of 340 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level that justifies calling it a "no-brainer best choice."
With its 4.5 stars averaged from 285 reviews, here is second best phone. * Our list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of reviews from across the web.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus resembles many higher-caliber 2018 smartphones by touting a 5.99-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio -- the conventional ratio when it came out was only 16:9.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro features a high-end 6-inch with a not-so-hot 2160 x 1080 resolution -- but it is FullView OLED with the HDR10 technology, aiming to provide brighter colors and more-vivid visuals than conventional screen technologies.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus boasts a top-notch (as of this review) 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 2960 x 1440 QHD+ definition, a wide 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and Samsung's signature Edge Panel technology.
The Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL offers one of Asus's largest displays, in the form of a 6.2-inch 2246 x 1080 19:9 screen with a 500-nit peak brightness level and automatic temperature adjustment (based on ambient lighting conditions).
The OnePlus 6 sports a massive 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 5th-generation Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass.
The LG Stylo 4 has a large 6.2-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160 x 1080) display that's identical to that of the higher-specked Q Stylus.
The BLU Vivo X sports a 6-inch facade that leaves us with mixed emotions, seeing that it boasts a favorable 520-nit maximum brightness and a Gorilla Glass 3 finish, but sticks to a modest 1440 x 720 (HD+) resolution.
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra stretches the original XA2's 5.2-inch facade to 6 inches, while retaining its FHD (1920 x 1080) definition.
The LG G7 Fit boasts a 6.1-inch QHD+ (1440p) display scoring a 1000-nit peak brightness level that's roughly double what some competing wide-screen smartphones offer.
The Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus mimics some higher-specked phablets by touting a 6-inch display with a wide 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
A phablet combines the best of both worlds - the large display of a tablet and the cellular call functionality, portability and Internet connectivity of a phone. So far, most new phablets released are high-end devices with capable specs.
The Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus rocks an expansive 6-inch 18.5:9 display that reminds us of some full-blown flagship phablets, although it sticks to an HD+ (720p) sharpness.
The HTC U12 life misses the 2018 high-end yardstick by running on a 1.8GHz octa-core processor -- most 2018 high-enders run on 2GHz (or faster) chips.
The Motorola Moto Z3 upgrades its Z3 Play sibling's 1.8GHz eight-core engine to one that peaks at 2.35GHz, while retaining its passable 4GB RAM count.
The BLU Vivo XI Plus sports one of BLU's widest screens as of 2018, in the form of a 6.2-inch 19:9 FHD+ (2246 x 1080) notched display that boasts a 520-nit peak brightness level.
The Alcatel 7 runs on a high-speed (in this class) 2.5GHz octa-core processor, but awkwardly sticks to a sub-par 2GB RAM.
The Xiaomi Poco F1 levels with many of the fastest smartphones of 2018 by running on a Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz eight-core engine coupled with a whopping 8GB RAM.
The Motorola P30 features one of Motorola's widest screens as of its release, particularly, a 6.2-inch 19:9 IPS display with a 2246 x 1080 FHD+ definition.
The LG Q8 2018 takes after its Q Stylus cousin display-wise by touting a 6.2-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an FHD+ (2160 x 1080) definition.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 boasts a large 6.4-inch 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display with a flagship-class QHD+ (2960 x 1440) resolution and a 516ppi pixel density, giving it one of Samsung's best screens as of 2018.
The Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition levels with a lot of high-caliber 2018 phablets by touting a 6.4-inch hyperbolic AMOLED display with an expansive 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The Oppo A3s rocks a similarly-sized 6.2-inch 19:9 display as its A3 mother model, but drops from a 1080p definition to a mere 720p one.
The Oppo A5 boasts a wide 6.2-inch display with a rarely-seen (when it came out) 19:9 aspect ratio, but settles for an HD+ (720p) sharpness and a 271ppi-only pixel density.