In 2011, Samsung came out with a 5.3 inch display bearing smartphone, called Galaxy Note. At that time smartphones used to have lot smaller screens, between 3.5 inch to 4 inch. With Galaxy Note, Samsung all of a sudden started a new segment which it termed as “phablet”, a combination of two words – phone+tablet.
But since then 5 inch screen based smartphones have flooded the market. All handsets makers, except Apple, have now launched their own such 5 inch smartphones. Infact, now smartphones are coming with even 6 inch screen, which are also well received by the consumers.
Here we have selected five smartphones under Rs 30,000 with 6 inch to 7 inch screens (devices with 7 inch or bigger screens are tablets). While selecting these, we have given due attention to other features, such as hardware and software, as well. Also, here we have listed the phones as per their price (descending order) and not on their merit.
The best thing about the Z Ultra is that it is waterproof as well as dust proof. It has a huge 6.4 inch display which has full HD resolution as well. And if you think it would be quite difficult to handle it thing again – it is just 6.5 mm thin and weighs only 212 grams (many 5.5 inch devices weigh even the same).
Sony Xperia Z Ultra has even very powerful hardware. To start with, it comes with the powerful quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 System-on-Chip which is paired with Adreno 330 graphics chip clocked at 450 Mhz. To make the best of this SoC, Sony has fitted 2 GB RAM in the phablet.
Besides, this handset has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 16 GB internal storage, 64 GB expandable storage slot, and a 3050 mAh battery promising 14 hours 3G talktime.
The Lumia 1320 comes with a humongous 6 inch display screen. Its IPS LCD display has high definition (1280×720 pixels) resolution. This means that its display bears 245 pixels per inch pixel density which ofcourse will allow it to provide clearer text as well as images. Nokia has implemented the ClearBlack technology and Sunlight readability enhancements to make its screen visible even under the sun.
Moreover, the Lumia 1320’s display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating which would give it better protection from wear-tear than those who do not have it. Its display has TrueColor 24-bit panel for best colour reproduction.
Lumia 1320 has a 5 megapixel camera at the back with f/2.4 aperture that is expected to click great quality images and to record 1080p HD videos. There is a 0.3 front facing camera in its front that claims to be able to capture images in 640×480 pixel resolution. It is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 mobile processor and Adreno 305 graphics. Nokia has armed it with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB on-board storage along with a 64 GB memory card slot.
Currently, it is available for around Rs 24,000.
Huawei Ascend Mate has a 1.5 GHz quad core processor, Android Jelly Bean operating system and a big 6.1 inch LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass as well for added strength.
Besides, the 9.9 mm thin phablet has 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal memory which can be further expanded to 64 GB via a micro SD card. Huawei Ascend Mate has an 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording capability and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
But the most notable part of the 198 gram weighing smartphone is its massive 4050 mAh battery, which can also double up as a power bank for charging other phones using a cable. According to the Huawei, the 4050 mAh battery will provide up to two days of backup on a single recharge. Huawei Ascend Mate has a micro SIM slot and the keyboard that will support right or left orientation for single-handed operation.
The HP Slate 6 VoiceTab comes with a 6 inch HD IPS display, dual SIM, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 16 GB internal storage, 32 GB expandable storage slot, and 1 GB DDR2 RAM.
This 3G device comes with WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 as well. It has a micro USB 2.0 port as well. The HP Slate 6 VoiceTab has a 1.2 GHz Marvell PXA1088 quad core processor, a 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera, and a 2 megapixel front camera. It weighs 160 grams.
Currently, it is available for Rs 22,900.
This is a very unique device as it has a huge 6 inch display as well as has an octa core processor. To start with, it is available for around Rs 19,500 and features a 6 inch touchscreen with HD resolution. This phone is powered by the 1.7 GHz Mediatek True octa core processor, Mali 450 GPU, and 2 GB RAM.
The dual SIM Intex Aqua Octa has a 13 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front camera, 16 GB internal storage, and 32 GB micro SD card slot. It has a 2300 mAh battery. The phone is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.