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Phablets are devices that are sports functionality of both a smartphone and tablet. Typically, the screen size for phablets lies between 5 to 8 inches. Now-a-days trend is of big screen gadgets that can grab attention of people but price is of equal importance. While, there are many smartphones and phablets available in the market with high end specifications but to find them at competitive price can become tiresome after a while.
Well, if you are one among those people hunting for a bigwig 5-inch smartphone which is cheap, reliable and high on specs, I say that you have hit the right place, as in this post I have compiled a list of Top and Best 5 Phablets for 2013.
With no surprise, Samsung has still managed to mark it’s presence in this segment. So, get going with these article to find the Numero Uno in the high end phablet category.
#1. Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Since, it’s release the phablet is in high demand and you will be surprised to know that 9,000 handsets were sold in just 24hrs of it’s launch. Also, the Indian manufacturer has reported that the gadget is booked at the rate of 25 units per minute. The reason for this kind of alarming response is nothing but the specification and performance that the smartphone delivers at a competitive price of Rs. 13,990. Some key specs include, 5-inch HD IPS screen that sports 1280x720p resolution, 1.2 Ghz Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8 MP Rear snapper and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Score – 8/10
#2. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Recently, launched Samsung Galaxy Grand is also at par with A116 Canvas HD in terms of specification but it experience a certain lag while playing HD videos. The Rear camera works brilliantly giving you a clear and bright image always. The build quality is nice but on the top of it lacks a Gorilla Glass protection, which is certainly a bit disappointing. Though priced hefty at Rs. 21,500 the device proves it worth in terms of specification. The device has also more internal storage than Canvas HD i.e., 8GB.
Score – 6.5/10
#3. Byond Phablet P II
Though not so popular, this entry level phablet can work wonders for you. Byond Phablet P II has a 5.7-inch display which is bigger than any other in this list. But, in terms of performance the phone screws up big time, the time lag between a single swipe of screen can really annoy you at times. The Rear snapper also doesn’t perform so well, color reproduction is very less and the images are also not so clear.
Well, if you’re crazy about big screens may be you can pick this up with respect to it’s HD display and high resolution, but let me tell you, this clearly doesn’t compensate for the shortcomings which the phone carries. Price – 14,999
Score – 5/10
#4. Lava XOLO A1000
Next on our list is, Lava XOLO A1000 which is priced at Rs. 13,999 at par with Micromax Canvas A116. The display is nicely crafted with a 5.0-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280×800 p. It’s likely that the 1 Ghz Dual-core processor will not appease you as it is not able to handle multi-tasking so well. One thing, you can applaud Xolo A1000 for, is it’s battery life the device can run as long as 15 hrs on a single charge with a normal usage.
Score – 5/10
#5. Karbonn A30
Last but not the least, is World’s biggest phone i.e., Karbonn A30 which sports a massive 5.9-inch IPS Capacitive display with 800×480 pixels. It has a half the internal memory of what other gadgets have but that doesn’t hampers the performance too much. Many users have initially faced some problem with the tilting and auto rotation of the screen but later on the issue was resolved. The cost of the device is Rs. 10,999 which automatically makes it a competitor for Micromax A116 Canavs HD.
Score – 5.5/10
So, this was our effort to bring out the Top Android Phablets. Clearly, Micromax A116 Canvas HD stands out as the front runner in the race. Canavas HD is a great value for money with it’s fantastic processor, HD display and battery life but it lacks in a good camera quality. Whereas, Samsung Galaxy Grand is priced high but boost excellent multimedia features altogether.
While, Samsung has been praised a lot many times for it’s after sales support, Micromax has yet not been able to build that confidence in customers. As always the final decision is up to your area of requirement.