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June 26, 2013

10 Smartphones with over 5-inch Displays

“Phablets” or smartphones with huge displays are already positioning themselves to be the next big thing. These massive handsets pushes the boundaries, and our pockets, of what is supposedly the maximum display size a smartphone should have. With manufacturers leaning toward this growing market, take a look at our list of ten smartphones with display sizes over five inches.

The phones listed below are those announced this year and are arranged from smallest to the largest.

Diamond V3

Starmobile Diamond V3

First up is the Starmobile Diamond V3, a local brand offering which was just unveiled last month. It sports a 5.3-inch FWVGA (480 x 854) resolution display which equates to 185ppi. It also has an IPS panel and Asahi’s Dragontrail glass for added toughness. Powering the device is a quad-core Qualcomm 8225Q CPU, 1GB of RAM, 2,100mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jellybean.

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Lenovo K900

The Lenovo K900 was locally launched last April and is one of the most anticipated handsets of the year. It has a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 or equal to 401ppi. On top of that is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 encased in an aluminum body that is just 6.9mm thin. Running under the hood is an Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 2,500mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jellybean.

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LG Optimus G Pro

The Optimus G Pro was announced back in February and released in April. We’re yet to see this device made available locally though but it is already acknowledged as one of the best superphones around. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display (1080 x 1920) with 401ppi, coupled with a True Full HD IPS Plus panel. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 3,140mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jellybean.

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ZTE Grand Memo

The ZTE Grand Memo was also announced back in February but for some reason isn’t making a lot of noise nowadays. It has a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 or 258ppi. It is powered by a monster Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, 3,200mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jellybean with ZTE’s MyFavorite UX.

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Starmobile Diamond V7

The Diamond V7 was announced together with the Diamond V3. It is Starmobile’s largest phablet offering to date. It carries a 5.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 resolution or equal to 258ppi. On top of that is an Asahi Dragontrail glass which we have personally proven to be tough enough to withstand stabbing and scratching. Underneath it is a MediaTek MT6589 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 2,600mAH battery and Android 4.2 Jellybean.

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Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0

Cherry Mobile’s answer to the Starmobile Diamond V7 is the Blaze 2.0. It has a 5.7-inch HD (720 x 1280) IPS LCD with a pixel density of 258ppi. Running under the hood is a MediaTek MT6589 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 2,500mAh battery and Android 4.2.1 Jellybean.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is the “smallest” of Samsung’s Mega line of phablets. It has a 5.8-inch TFT display with a resolution of 540 x 960 or 190ppi. Powering the device is a dual-core 1.4 GHz CPU, 1.5GB RAM, a 2,600mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jellybean with TouchWiz UI.

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Huawei Ascend Mate

The Ascend Mate breaks the 6-inch barrier with its 6.1-inch IPS+ display. It has a resolution of 720 x 1280 which equates to 241ppi and mounted with Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It runs a Huawei K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, a massive 4,050mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jellybean with Emotion UI. You can check our first impressions of the Ascend Mate here.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Living up to its Mega status is the Galaxy Mega 6.3. As the name suggests, it has a 6.3-inch SC (Super Clear) LCD with a resolution of 720 x 1280 or 233ppi. Underneath is an Exynos 5250 Dual 1.7GHz dual core CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 3,200mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jellybean with TouchWiz UI.

XPERIA Z ULTRA

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any bigger, Sony just dropped this bomb last night. A 6.44-inch full HD (1080 x 1920) phablet with a pixel density of 342ppi. It is partnered with a TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, OptiContrast, and a shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.

In addition, it is IP58-certified meaning it is dustproof and can be submerged under a meter of water for 30 minutes. Running under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, 3,050mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jellybean with Sony’s UI on top.

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15 Responses to “10 Smartphones with over 5-inch Displays”

  1. PPI says:

    ?????????? ????

  2. Dpark says:

    Definitely SONY

  3. Haykal Lorena
    Twitter: Muhammad Haykal
    says:

    LG Optimus G Pro is available http://geekschicksten.blogspot.com/2013/06/sighted-lg-optimus-g-pro.html

  4. Abed
    Twitter: iamogen
    says:

    Impressive 4050 mAH battery rating. :)

  5. don says:

    THESE COMPANIES……sinisira nila form factors ng phone. BAD for developers ng Android. imagine playing a game that is pixalated because the game developer didnt make it work for 6.3 or 6.1

    plain example of this is Plants for Zombies.

    • CJ says:

      LOL. Sinisira? HAHAHAHA! Eh may magagawa ka pa ba?

    • neutralguy says:

      Youre kidding right? These developers create apps based on resolution, not on screen size. Whether it’s 10.1 inch screen as long as the resolution is supported, it will work.

    • flitz says:

      ayaw talaga patalo ng sony. kung may pera lang ako xperia z ultra. kaya lang hanggang mega 6.3 lang ang budget. tsk

  6. How ’bout the Asus Padfone, the CloudPad, and the SKK (?), all of which have 7″ screens.

    Also, could we drop the word ‘phablet’ and just call them phones? IMHO, ‘phablet’ is a horrible word

  7. deviljhun says:

    i’ll go with huawei. budget wise ok na sya for me. plus pa yung battery! sana may give away heheh! sasali ako. i think phablet will rule within months. tamang tama sya sa mga tao na ayaw mag dalawang gadget (tablet and phone) like me. Yuga pa give-away na hehehe! TY!

  8. snowden says:

    my Blaze 1.0 rocks…will be waiting for 5.0!

  9. I still prefer to use tablets for surfing. Anyway, these so-called phablets are getting popular, so they’re worth a try.

  10. G2 says:

    LG optimus G Pro Awarded BEST LTE DEVICE 2013.
    @World LTE Summit 2013 held last June 26,2013.
    congrats LG.

  11. flitz says:

    ayaw talaga patalo ng sony. kung may pera lang ako xperia z ultra. kaya lang hanggang mega 6.3 lang ang budget. tsk

  12. sieghart says:

    Dapat sinama nila cloudfone thrill 530qx

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