The term, phablet, originally attributed to smartphones with 5 inch screen but with changing times, a bit of correction to the definition is direly needed. Today 5 inch display bearing phones are no more considered as “big” as smartphones now come with even 6 inch touchscreen.
Meanwhile, phones with bigger screens are continued to be launched in all price segments. We have here have listed five smartphones with screen more than 5.5 inch which are available for less than Rs 20,000.
Available for Rs 16,999, the Asus Zenfone 6 comes with a 6 inch IPS display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. This display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 10 finger touch support. You can also operate the display even using gloves.
The Zenfone 6 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system but is upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat version. It is powered by the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor which comes with hyper threading feature. Besides, it has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, and an expandable storage slot that can accommodate a micro SD card of up to 64 GB.
The Zenfone 6 has a 13 megapixel rear camera, an LED flash, and a 2 megapixel front camera. This 9.9 mm thick handset weighs 196 grams with its 3300 mAh battery that claims to offer 33 hours of 3G talktime. This 3G handset has a single SIM slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB port, and GPS with GLONASS support.
If you want a Windows handset, then the Nokia Lumia 1320 is a good choice in this segment. Like the Zenfone 6, the Lumia 1320 comes with a 6 inch IPS display with HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating. This display is made with ClearBlack technology.
This Windows 8 based smartphone has 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, and 64 GB expandable storage slot. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera.
The Lumia 1320 has a 3400 mAh battery which claims to offer 21 hours of 3G talktime. Besides, it has a single SIM slot offering 3G connectivity, WiFi with hotspot feature, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
Intex Aqua Octa
The Intex Aqua Octa is the only octa core smartphone to have a 6 inch display. The display of the Aqua Octa too has high definition resolution as the other two phones mentioned above.
It has 2 GB RAM to help the 1.7 GHz Mediatek octa core processor. This Android Jelly Bean smartphone has 16 GB of internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot. Besides, the Aqua Octa has a 13 megapixel auto focus rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The 7 mm thick Aqua Octa comes with a 2300 mAh battery.
We have already reviewed the Intex Aqua Octa which you can read here.
It has a 5.7 inch IPS touchscreen with full HD resolution. The Android Jelly Bean based Q3000 is powered by the 1.5 GHz Mediatek Turbo quad core processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, and 2 GB RAM. It has healthy 16 GB ROM and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The Xolo Q3000 comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The rear camera comes with BSI 2 sensor and is capable of capturing full HD videos. Besides, this 8.9 mm thick handset has a 4000 mAh battery that claims to offer 21 hours of 3G talktime. This dual SIM smartphone has Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and WiFi as well.
You can read its review here.
The HP Slate 6 Voice Tab comes with two SIM slots and has a 6 inch IPS touchscreen with high definition resolution. This Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based handset has the 1.2 GHz Marvell PXA1088 quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The Slate 6 has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. There is an LED flash in its back panel as well. It is just 8.89 mm thick and weighs 160grams with a 3000 mAh battery. Besides, it has WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G connectivity and GPS.