Phablets are ruling the roost these days; even Apple couldn’t resist the temptation and joined the phablet bandwagon with iPhone 6 Plus that has a 5.5 inch touchscreen. Now comes a question: what is the best screen size? There are phablets in the market with screen sizes ranging from 5 inch to even 6.5 inch screen.
About five years back with the arrival of 5 inch screen based smartphone, the term ‘phablet’ was coined and these were mentioned with terms like ‘huge’, ‘big’ etc. But even kids these days are quite comfortable with these 5 inch devices while not all users are comfortable with 6 inch smartphones, thus leaving the 5.5 inch devices which are neither too big to handle or fall in the average 5 inch category.
So if you want a smartphone with a big yet manageable screen, we would suggest you to look for devices with 5.5 inch screen size. Here we have listed five such smartphones which come with 5.5 inch touchscreen and are available in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment.
Samsung Galaxy E7 was launched earlier in January this year at Rs 23,000 and now this power packed smartphone is available online for as low as Rs 16,097.
Samsung Galaxy E7 offers a 5.5 inch Super Amoled display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 Processor along with Adreno 306 graphic processor and 2 GB RAM for smoother performance. Galaxy E7 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system (OS is optimized with TouchWiz UI).
Samsung Galaxy E7 sports a 13 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front camera. There is 16 GB of internal storage and expandable memory of 64 GB via micro SD card.
It has a 2950 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery that claims to offer 18 hours of talktime in 3G connectivity. It also comes with dual SIM apart from WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with GLONASS. Samsung Galaxy E7 measures 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm and weights 141 grams.
After the launch of OnePlus 2, the OnePlus One received a price cut and is now available for Rs 16,998. It has a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution (full HD) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Krait 400 quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU along with 3 GB RAM for smoother performance.
OnePlus One runs on Android KitKat operating system which is upgradable to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The smartphone boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera with 6 physical lenses and f/2.0 aperture with a claimed shutter speed of only 0.3 seconds and has a 5-megapixel front camera for selfie lovers.
On the storage front, the phone offers 16 GB of internal storage; however there is no expandable storage slot which can be considered as one of the drawback for this smartphone. For connectivity, OnePlus One offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality.
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML features a 5.5 full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. In addition, Asus TruVivid technology ensures that colors appear natural and lively.
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is powered by a 2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom quad core processor and runs on latest Android 5.0 Lollipop (OS is optimized with Zen UI). The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is world’s first smartphone with massive 4 GB RAM. The smartphone comes with an inbuilt memory of 32 GB which is expandable up to 64 GB via Micro SD card slot. It has 3000 mAh Li-Po Non-removable battery and it has Asus BoostMaster Technology which claims to charge the battery at double the normal speed.
The smartphone boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and has a 5-megapixel front camera with an 85-degree wide-angle lens for selfie lovers. The camera features Super HDR Mode, Low Light Mode, Dual-LED Real Tone Flash, Zero Shutter Lag and Selfie Panorama.
Besides, it has two SIM slots (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by), 4G connectivity, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, micro USB 2.0 port, NFC and GPS with AGPS/GLONASS support. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML measures 1152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm and weights 170 grams.
The HTC Desire 820s dual SIM offers a 5.5 inch HD display, a 1.7 GHz octa core Mediatek MT6752 processor, 2 GB RAM and Mali-T760MP2 graphic processor. The smartphone comes with an inbuilt memory of 16 GB which is expandable up to 32 GB via a micro SD card slot. HTC Desire 820s runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system which is optimized with HTC Sense UI 6.0.
It has a 2600 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery that claims to offer talktime of 12.1 hours and standby time of 560 hours on 3G network. HTC Desire 820s sports a 13 megapixel auto focus rear camera with BSI sensor and 8 megapixel front camera.
On the connectivity front, it includes 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, micro USB port, 3.5 mm jack, and GPS with AGPS and GLONASS. This handset measures 157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm and weighs 155 grams. The HTC Desire 820s also features Dual frontal stereo speakers.
Oppo Find 7a was launched last year at Rs 31,990 but now it is available at Rs 19,990.
Oppo Find 7a features the 5.5-inch display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen of the Oppo Find 7a is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone is armed with 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB processor, Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2 GB RAM and runs on older version of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) operating system though it is optimised with ColorOS 1.2 UI.
The Find 7a comes with an inbuilt memory of 16 GB which is expandable up to 128 GB via Micro SD card slot. It has 2800 mAh mAh Li-Po battery supported by VOOC charging technology that as per the company allows 4x faster charging.
The Find 7a sports a 13 megapixel auto focus front camera with Dual LED flash and 5 megapixel front camera. The camera features Pure Image 2.0 technology the enables you to click ten consecutive pictures, picks the best ones and combines them into one 50 MP HD picture. It also includes 32-second slow shutter speed settings option, Hand-held Night mode, Tracking Focus and Super Zoom.
For connectivity it has 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, micro USB port 2.0, 3.5 mm jack, and GPS with AGPS. The Find 7a also features MaxxAudio Mobile module for top quality audio output. This handset measures 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm and weighs 170 grams.