The best phablets of 2017

What is a phablet? Initially, the word was borrowed from the English language, it is the addition of the two words phone (phone) and tablet (tablet). The conclusion is simple: a phablet is a device that combines the qualities of a tablet and a smartphone. Phablets, as a rule, are called large smartphones, the screen size of which is at least 6 and not more than 7 inches. Interestingly, before 5-inch smartphones were also often called phablets – they seemed so large.

Xiaomi Mi Max 32Gb

This is one of the cheapest phablets on the market, and one of the best. Why? Because for a small fee you get a lot of devices.

The screen size is 6.44 inches, resolution is Full HD, the processor is a 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, 32 GB of main memory and 3 GB of RAM. There is support for memory cards.

The phablet is distinguished by a powerful battery – as much as 4850 mAh, this is more than many tablets.

Of course, there are such important features as LTE support and a fingerprint scanner. Yes, the case is metal (there are plastic inserts).

  • Screen diagonal: 6.44 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 203g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4850 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M3 Max 64Gb

A large smartphone from Meizu waited a long time and finally the world saw it. Despite the fact that Xiaomi and Meizu are the main competitors and they have a lot of similar models, this time Meizu went the other way and made the phablet smaller – its diagonal is 6 inches. Still a lot.

Screen resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels, processor – 8-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755), 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of main memory, memory cards are supported. Interestingly, while Meizu has released only one version of the phablet – 64 GB.

The battery capacity is 4100 mAh, there is USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner, LTE, a very cool metal case.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Alcatel PIXI 4 (6) 8050D

Phablet for those who do not want to pay a lot of cost for a mobile device. Alcatel PIXI 4 (6) 8050D is in the budget category. What can he offer?

6-inch screen (resolution – 960 × 540 pixels), 4-core MediaTek MT8321 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of main memory. Battery capacity – 2580 mAh, no LTE support.

Yes, not impressive, but look again at the cost.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 540
  • Weight: 179g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT8321
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2580 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL 32Gb

Inexpensive and at the same time very high-quality phablet from ASUS, which is one of the leaders in the production of mobile equipment (and not only).

The buyer is offered a 6-inch display with Full HD resolution, an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of main memory. Battery capacity – 3000 mAh.

There is support for LTE, excellent cameras, a bright body, the color of which can be chosen upon purchase.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 190g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 64Gb

Want a bigger device? Here is another phablet from ASUS – ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 64Gb. This is already a premium model of the company, which can be called the flagship.

Screen size – as much as 6.8 inches, resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels. The phablet is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The case is metal, very stylish. The resolution of the main camera is as much as 23 MP, it shoots perfectly.

Of course, there is also a fingerprint scanner, and LTE, and USB Type-C. Battery capacity – 4600 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 233g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4600 mAh
  • Camera: 23 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 256Gb

Well, this is one of the most unusual smartphones on the market in principle. It looks like a concept, but this gadget may well become yours.

The main feature is the almost complete absence of frames, as a result of which the width of the device was only 82 mm, and 5.7-inch smartphones can usually boast of such a width. Resolution, by the way, is non-standard – 2040 × 1080 pixels.

The case is made of ceramic. “Iron” is appropriate: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 6 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal memory, USB Type-C, fingerprint reader, powerful 4400 mAh battery. And all this at a relatively low cost – eminent flagships are more expensive.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2040 × 1080
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4400 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes