The Best Phablets 2018 And Large Smartphones

The Best Phablets 2018 And Large Smartphones

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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.



The List:

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Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

5.99
in.
Display
403
16
MP
Camera
6GB

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."

Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
6
in.
Display
403
DPI
12
MP
Camera
1.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
6.1
in.
Display
408
DPI
40
MP
Camera
6GB
RAM

The Huawei P20 Pro touts a spacious 6.1-inch FullView OLED screen with an FHD+ (2240 x 1080) resolution.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
6
in.
Display
402
DPI
20
MP
Camera
6GB
RAM

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.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
6.2
in.
Display
529
DPI
12
MP
Camera
6GB
RAM

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.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
6.2
in.
Display
402
DPI
1.8GHz
Processor Speed
6GB
RAM

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).

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
6.3
in.
Display
401
DPI
16
MP
Camera
2.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
6.2
in.
Display
389
DPI
13
MP
Camera
1.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
6
in.
Display
268
DPI
13
MP
Camera
2.6GHz
Processor Speed

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.

Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
6
in.
Display
367
DPI
23
MP
Camera
2.2GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.1
in.
Display
564
DPI
2.35GHz
Processor Speed
4GB
RAM

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.

6.1
in.
Display
563
DPI
16
MP
Camera
4GB
RAM

The LG G7 One touts a 6.1-inch 19.5:9 LCD display that peaks at a brightness level of 1000 nits, which is roughly twice what several other flagship phablets reach.

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6.3
in.
Display
523
DPI
12.2
MP
Camera
4GB
RAM

The Google Pixel 3 XL boasts a 6.3-inch OLED screen sitting on an auspicious 2960 x 1440 QHD resolution, a 523ppi pixel density, and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

6
in.
Display
274
DPI
13
MP
Camera
1.4GHz
Processor Speed

The Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus mimics some higher-specked phablets by touting a 6-inch display with a wide 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

6
in.
Display
411
DPI
24
MP
Camera
6GB
RAM

The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 just about passes 2018 high-end standards with its 2.2GHz + 1.6GHz eight-core engine and 6GB maximum RAM count.

*
The word "phablet" is a composite or portmanteau of the words phone and tablet.

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.



6
in.
Display
274
DPI
13
MP
Camera
1.4GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.1
in.
Display
326
DPI
12
MP
Camera

The iPhone XR is the first iPhone to feature Apple's Liquid Retina HD display technology (all-screen concept), although its 6.1-inch 828p 326ppi interface is by no means head-turning.

6
in.
Display
402
DPI
16
MP
Camera
1.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.3
in.
Display
409
DPI
20
MP
Camera
4GB
RAM

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite just about passes 2018 high-end yardsticks hardware-wise, running on a 2.2GHz (top speed) octa-core engine alongside 4GB of RAM and a GPU clocked at 1GHz.

6.5
in.
Display
458
DPI
12
MP
Camera

The iPhone XS Max sports a spacious 6.5-inch OLED screen with a 625 cd/m2 maximum brightness level, support for HDR10 content, and Apple's 3D Touch technology.

6
in.
Display
402
DPI
12
MP
Camera
2.35GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.2
in.
Display
402
DPI
2GHz
Processor Speed
6GB
RAM

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.

6.3
in.
Display
409
DPI
16
MP
Camera
6GB
RAM

The Oppo F9 is the first phone to feature Oppo's waterdrop notch design as a component of its expansive 6.3-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ (2340 x 1080) interface.

6
in.
Display
402
DPI
12
MP
Camera
2.5GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.2
in.
Display
403
DPI
12
MP
Camera
2.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.2
in.
Display
402
DPI
16
MP
Camera
1.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.2
in.
Display
389
DPI
16
MP
Camera
1.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.4
in.
Display
516
DPI
12
MP
Camera
8GB
RAM

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.

6.3
in.
Display
409
DPI
16
MP
Camera
6GB
RAM

The Huawei Honor Play comes with one of Huawei's widest display as of 2018, in the form of a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ (2340 x 1080) facade.

6.4
in.
Display
401
DPI
16
MP
Camera
2.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.2
in.
Display
271
DPI
13
MP
Camera
1.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

6.2
in.
Display
271
DPI
13
MP
Camera
1.8GHz
Processor Speed

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.

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