Top 7 Full HD Phablets


Until a few months ago when we talked about phablet we referred to that “big phone” with big size screen, larger than usual phone. The word phablet comes from a combination of “phone” and “tablet”, to indicate the rough line when one becomes the other, not small enough to be considered a phone and to feature packed to be a tablet.

Initially it was only Samsung with the Galaxy note who catered for those wanting a larger display, but as time has gone by other manufacturers have jumped on the phablet bandwagon also. Most notably it is Chinese manufactures who have really pushed the big screen market and now many of these low-cost options rival those of the likes of Samsung and Sony!

As phone sizes keep growing, the average for most flagship models being 5-inch, phablets have had to get larger to differentiate themselves. The current line up of phablets measure from 6-inch to 6.5, and we have listed the best money can buy in the the tables below!

Top 7 Full HD Phablets

The specifications of these 7 top phablets are very similar, sometimes mating, as in case of OrientPhone Mega and Firefly v65.

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Goophone, however, with its s4 mega, confirmed its leadership in emulation of most famous brands products (in this case Samsung). What is striking is that on paper, looking at specifications, the Goophone s4 mega seem better than Samsung phablet. The Goophone s4 mega is equipped with a quad-core processor MT6589T (1.5Ghz) and with a 1080p FULLHD Display, while Samsung Galaxy Mega is equipped with a dual-core processor and an HD display 720p.

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The other 2 tablet, which lists the specifications below, are Carpad T65 and new Ulefone u650.

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For completeness I have also added the daddy of phablts! the  Sony Xperia Z Ultra! The most expensive handset here.

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Do you think that 6.5 inch limit will be reached? Rumors already talking about 6.7 inch phablet… What do you think about?

Moreover, among the 7 phablets proposed in this post, wich do you preferr and would buy comparing specifications and price?

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48 Comments

  1. Freeje
    July 17, 2013

    How does the Turbo Mediatek quad core compare with the Exynos dual-core?

    How about the Ascend Mate from Huawei?

  2. July 17, 2013

    The image depicted for the Ulefone U650 appears to be wrong. It should look like this > http://img10.mcbub.com/make_pic/2013-07-15/201307150162621zrtbnpi7.jpg

    One detail not mentioned is which among these aren’t OGS screen.

    • July 17, 2013

      Readers may also be interested to learn more of the quality of build for each of these phones.

  3. Parcae
    July 18, 2013

    I would add the iNew i6000 to this list. These are all basically the same phone.

    • cpaun
      July 18, 2013

      I also think that Orient Phone Mega and Firefly V65 are the same phone, but with different brands. They have absoultely identical specifications.

  4. July 18, 2013

    Nice post: i like this kind of comparison charts.
    Personally, i would choose the GooPhone Mega.
    Although i don’t like the “physical” Home button on every model depicted.
    Obviously, there’s no S4 Mega on shop_goophone_hk 🙁 where is it possible to grab it, i mean, from international on-line shops?

    At last, and maybe off-topic, they all show “WCDMA 850 / 2100”, which is not good for many european countries (850). Does anybody know whether it’s possible to un-set “850” and set “900”-band on these chinese phones, or not? I’ve heard about using the Engineer Mode to do that, but it’s not very clear… Any “radio’-geek around? 🙂

    • Rasmus
      July 19, 2013

      I agree, in Sweden we have 900MHz and 2100MHz as 3G and I would be very interested in getting a phone with those bands.

  5. t3k1lla
    July 18, 2013

    the vivo xplay is not in top 7?

    • cpaun
      July 18, 2013

      That’s an amazing phone 🙂

    • July 18, 2013

      This is a list of large FHD phones sized between 6 to 6.5 inches.
      Xplay is only 5.7 inch.

  6. Hexen
    July 18, 2013

    Which of them uses Gorilla Glass? And have any of them OTG or MHL?

    • Boddom
      July 18, 2013

      No one have gorilla glass, its a shame (the Xperia doesnt count).

      I want a chinese phablet 720p, with gorilla, and I search a lot, and doesnt see anyone (Ascend mate, and Vivo Xplay doesnt count, too much expensive). I dont know why those manufacturers who do phablets dont include protecion on the screen…

      • July 18, 2013

        I’m searching for the same, but no luck. There really isn’t a single (affordable) phablet with either asahi or gorilla glass out there. I’m starting to look at 5 inch phones now.. Like the Umi X2 which seems to be the only 5″ phone around the 200 euro price mark with gorilla glass.

        • July 18, 2013

          These have Gorilla glass

          * HDC Galaxy S4 5′
          * Goophone i9 5.7′
          * Jiayu G4 4.7′

          • July 18, 2013

            Are you sure the Goophone i9 has gorilla glass? May I ask for your source? So far i’ve only found one shop which claims it has gorilla glass, none of the others show this in the specifications.

      • July 18, 2013

        Boddom, thanks a lot… I thought so too 🙁
        What ever, Actwell i6000 phone – looks great, but I think it’s a fake-phone.
        So if I’d like to get a good one phone so I should get Jiayu G4, Zopo C2, Xiaomi, Meizu and so on.
        Who knows, UMI x2 or Neo N003 are good phones? or Jiayu G4, Zopo C2 are better?

        I think the phone must have good battery, 2G Ram, 32G Rom, Dual-sim and memory-card slot. Ofcourse it would be nice if it has Gorilla Glass OGS display and OTG and MHL functions, so which phone will do?

        • July 18, 2013

          The Neo N003 is still scarce in china, let alone internationally, so you won’t find many (if any) reviews. The thoughts on the Umi X2 are mixed; poorer build quality but well working hardware. A friend of mine recently bought the Jiayu G4 (with the MTK6589) and is very happy about it. It is also said that Jiayu has the best build quality (definitely better than the Umi X2). I haven’t heard much from the Zopo C2, but the things i have heard weren’t very impressive. As for OTG and MHL I think the Jiayu and the Neo are popular for having this.

  7. Guest
    July 18, 2013

    How does the Turbo Mediatek quad core compare with the Exynos dual-core?

    How about the Ascend Mate from Huawei?

  8. Guest
    July 18, 2013

    The image depicted for the Ulefone U650 appears to be wrong. It should look like this > http://img10.mcbub.com/make_pic/2013-07-15/201307150162621zrtbnpi7.jpg

    One detail not mentioned is which among these aren’t OGS screen.

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      Readers may also be interested to learn more of the quality of build for each of these phones.

  9. Guest
    July 18, 2013

    I would add the iNew i6000 to this list. These are all basically the same phone.

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      I also think that Orient Phone Mega and Firefly V65 are the same phone, but with different brands. They have absoultely identical specifications.

  10. pa5t1s
    July 18, 2013

    Nice post: i like this kind of comparison charts.
    Personally, i would choose the GooPhone Mega.
    Although i don’t like the “physical” Home button on every model depicted.
    Obviously, there’s no S4 Mega on shop_goophone_hk 🙁 where is it possible to grab it, i mean, from international on-line shops?

    At last, and maybe off-topic, they all show “WCDMA 850 / 2100”, which is not good for many european countries (850). Does anybody know whether it’s possible to un-set “850” and set “900”-band on these chinese phones, or not? I’ve heard about using the Engineer Mode to do that, but it’s not very clear… Any “radio’-geek around? 🙂

    • Guest
      July 19, 2013

      I agree, in Sweden we have 900MHz and 2100MHz as 3G and I would be very interested in getting a phone with those bands.

  11. Guest
    July 18, 2013

    the vivo xplay is not in top 7?

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      That’s an amazing phone 🙂

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      This is a list of large FHD phones sized between 6 to 6.5 inches.
      Xplay is only 5.7 inch.

  12. t3k1lla
    July 18, 2013

    hi,

    do you have antutu results of these phablets?

  13. Guest
    July 18, 2013

    Which of them uses Gorilla Glass? And have any of them OTG or MHL?

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      No one have gorilla glass, its a shame (the Xperia doesnt count).

      I want a chinese phablet 720p, with gorilla, and I search a lot, and doesnt see anyone (Ascend mate, and Vivo Xplay doesnt count, too much expensive). I dont know why those manufacturers who do phablets dont include protecion on the screen…

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      I’m searching for the same, but no luck. There really isn’t a single (affordable) phablet with either asahi or gorilla glass out there. I’m starting to look at 5 inch phones now.. Like the Umi X2 which seems to be the only 5″ phone around the 200 euro price mark with gorilla glass.

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      Boddom, thanks a lot… I thought so too 🙁
      What ever, Actwell i6000 phone – looks great, but I think it’s a fake-phone.
      So if I’d like to get a good one phone so I should get Jiayu G4, Zopo C2, Xiaomi, Meizu and so on.
      Who knows, UMI x2 or Neo N003 are good phones? or Jiayu G4, Zopo C2 are better?

      I think the phone must have good battery, 2G Ram, 32G Rom, Dual-sim and memory-card slot. Ofcourse it would be nice if it has Gorilla Glass OGS display and OTG and MHL functions, so which phone will do?

    • Guest
      July 18, 2013

      These have Gorilla glass

      * HDC Galaxy S4 5′
      * Goophone i9 5.7′
      * Jiayu G4 4.7′

    • Guest
      July 19, 2013

      Are you sure the Goophone i9 has gorilla glass? May I ask for your source? So far i’ve only found one shop which claims it has gorilla glass, none of the others show this in the specifications.

    • Guest
      July 19, 2013

      The Neo N003 is still scarce in china, let alone internationally, so you won’t find many (if any) reviews. The thoughts on the Umi X2 are mixed; poorer build quality but well working hardware. A friend of mine recently bought the Jiayu G4 (with the MTK6589) and is very happy about it. It is also said that Jiayu has the best build quality (definitely better than the Umi X2). I haven’t heard much from the Zopo C2, but the things i have heard weren’t very impressive. As for OTG and MHL I think the Jiayu and the Neo are popular for having this.

  14. Jason
    July 18, 2013

    Huawei ascend mate not on the list?? 6.1 inch ips+ display with a monster 4000mah battery

    • July 19, 2013

      If not mistaken, Ascend mate isn’t full HD. This excludes it from this list.

  15. Guest
    July 18, 2013

    hi,

    do you have antutu results of these phablets?

  16. Guest
    July 18, 2013

    Huawei ascend mate not on the list?? 6.1 inch ips+ display with a monster 4000mah battery

    • Guest
      July 19, 2013

      If not mistaken, Ascend mate isn’t full HD. This excludes it from this list.

  17. samuel
    July 19, 2013

    also very worthy of mentioning is the Hi6,…this phone measures up to almost all the phone mentioned in this article and even goes ahead to beat some in specifications and features like OTG/HDMI..etc…..check it out here……… http://www.hilive.com.cn/hi/2013-07-03/85.html

  18. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    also very worthy of mentioning is the Hi6,…this phone measures up to almost all the phone mentioned in this article and even goes ahead to beat some in specifications and features like OTG/HDMI..etc…..check it out here……… http://www.hilive.com.cn/hi/2013-07-03/85.html

  19. Gma
    August 7, 2013

    Are these phablets Gg/4G the same as smartphones or are they wi fi?

  20. Guest
    August 7, 2013

    Are these phablets Gg/4G the same as smartphones or are they wi fi?

  21. August 15, 2013

    Imho this is what it takes to get market share:

    #1. LTE connectivity
    #2. LG build quality
    #3. Stock Android
    #4. No Chinese spyware
    #5. No OEM bloatware

    I think people will be breaking down doors to get these phones. I know I would.

  22. Guest
    August 16, 2013

    Imho this is what it takes to get market share:

    #1. LTE connectivity
    #2. LG build quality
    #3. Stock Android
    #4. No Chinese spyware
    #5. No OEM bloatware

    I think people will be breaking down doors to get these phones. I know I would.

  23. Grant
    August 27, 2013

    Gorilla glass is joke. I have it my phone is in a cover and it’s got scratches everywhere. Most people I know who have gorilla glass use a plastic screen cover and tell me I’m stupid I didn’t put one one. More than half the people Iknow with galaxy s3 have cracked screens. I llove my note but my be going the China way soon.

  24. Guest
    August 27, 2013

    Gorilla glass is joke. I have it my phone is in a cover and it’s got scratches everywhere. Most people I know who have gorilla glass use a plastic screen cover and tell me I’m stupid I didn’t put one one. More than half the people Iknow with galaxy s3 have cracked screens. I llove my note but my be going the China way soon.