23/09/2012

5 High-end Phablets to look out for

Phablets; That was the term coined for the Samsung Galaxy Note which came with a 5 inch display, bigger than phone's but smaller than tablets. The device was expected to be a failure given the fact that the design was really odd and it was considered that people won't prefer it as it would be difficult to operate it comfortably. Another reason was that Dell Streak, the original phablet, was a fail. But despite all the speculations, Galaxy Note was a hit: a pathbreaking device.

Come October,2012 and you will be able to get your hands on an even bigger beast, the Galaxy Note II which runs on a 1.6 GHz quad core processor. Back when the original Note was introduced, Samsung had no competition in the market due to the odd screen size. But now, customers have a full range of choice, with even low budget phablets jumping in the scene.

The phablets are the perfect screen size for people with bigger hands. It's a breeze to take handwritten notes on the humongous screen and yet the ease of portability comes along. Annotating PDF files and playing games is such a pleasure on Phablets. Don't start thinking that I'm exaggerating about phablets, I got a hands on with the Galaxy Note and the experience was truly amazing. When I got bak to my own 3.2 inch Android, it felt like I was using a Java feature phone with a 1.8" display.

Coming back to the story, let's have a look at the major phablets in the high price range which are currently available or are going to be launched soon:

Note: The second part of this article will cover the Mid and Low range Phablets that're popping up in the market. Stay tuned for that article.
Update: 6 Low end Phablets to watch out for


Dell Streak: The First Phablet

Dell Streak:
Specs Overview: 5 inch 480x800 display, 5 MP camera, 1GHz scorpion processor
Verdict: Flop
Current price (approx): India- INR 18,999
The Galaxy Note N7000

The Galaxy Note:
Specs Overview: 5.3 inch 800x1280 display, 8 MP Camera, 1.4 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
Verdict: Huge Hit
Current Price: India- INR 29,000
Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5 inch display and 2 GB of RAM

Galaxy Note II:
Specs Overview: 5.5 inch 720x1280 display, 8 MP camera, 1.6 GHz Quad Core Cortex A9 processor, Jelly Bean out of box, 2GB RAM
Verdict: Expected to break original Galaxy Note's records
Price: Not announced yet
The rumored HTC Droid Incredible X       credits: androidandme[dot]com

HTC Droid lncredible X or DIx (Rumored):
Specs overview: 1080p 5 inch display, 1.5 GHz snapdragon Quad-core processor, 1.5 GB RAM
Everything else not known yet.

LG Optimus Vu:
Specs Overview: 8 MP Camera, 1.5 GHz dual core Scorpion Processor, 5 inch 768x1024 display
Verdict: Flop

So, currently the list ends here. Do you have a phablet mentioned above or are planning to buy one? Leave your response below and Share this post with your friends to show some love.
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