Top 3 Phablets

Take a smartphone. Take a tablet. Merge the two and what do you have? A phablet. And it’s more than just an awful name.

For these phablets are on the increase and they are set to take up a unique space of their own. In general, they are between five and seven inches and it is the next logical step in the pattern of ever increasing phone screen sizes.

It seems people want more from their phones in the physical sense and it’s not surprising. Although the larger form is more cumbersome to hold, it makes for a considerably more comfortable gadget to view. It will ensure that we use our mobile devices in a very different way.

Instead of having two devices – a smartphone and tablet – we may increasingly see ourselves with just the one. And because holding a seven-inch screen to the ear is Trigger Happy TV daft, it may even encourage a rise in video calling.

Experts suggest the market for phablets is set to more than double to 60.4 million units globally and while that is still small fry compared to the markets for the two distinguishable devices, they are perfect for those that want the best of both worlds, enabling for an all-in-one, content-rich solution.

And the gap between phone and tablet will shrink ever further – the Huawei Ascend Mate has a screen measuring a faintly ludicrous 6.1 inches!

The coming months will see many other manufacturers dip their toes in the phablet waters, and as the ultimate convergence device you’re going to see a lot more of them on the street too.

Top 3 Phablets

Samsung Galaxy Note 2  Even bigger than the debut model, the Note 2 boasts a 5.5-inch screen and while we did question who would want to make calls on such a large device, it has become a massive seller.

HTC Droid DNA  An impressive phablet with a five-inch screen and a full 1080p HD display excels with its fast performance. Great for photographers and those who like face calls, since it has cameras front and back.

LG Optimus Vu 2 This fi ve-inch phablet has a 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and it also appears to be a premium build. Efficient and good-looking, it’s a sure-fire winner for LG.

Top 3 Phablets
Source : Android.Magazine.UK.Issue.22.2013