We’re living in a tech era and technology is constantly advancing. Just when you think you’ve got on top of the latest trend, another niche product arises and turns heads. The phablet is just one of the tech developments that has caught people’s attention recently. If you’re interested in purchasing one, it’s a good idea to browse the market for the best options before settling. Here are just a few of the best that you might want to consider opting for!
What Is a Phablet?
Before we get started, let’s just take a moment to determine exactly what a “phablet” is. All sorts of new pieces of technology have emerged onto the market over the past decade. Some have taken off as huge successes, filling a huge gap in the market and meeting peoples’ needs to a tee. Now, tablets have been a roaring success.
They created a stepping stone between the smartphone and the laptop or computer. Where a smartphone screen may be too small and a laptop or computer is too heavy or cumbersome, the tablet comes to the rescue. It’s light, portable and has a large screen.
This allows you to easily watch a TV show on public transport, complete work competently away from your desk, read an online paper on your sofa and a whole host of other tasks and activities more easily. But upon the success of the tablet, developers noticed a further niche gap in the market that could be filled and this is where the phablet came to rise. The phablet is a midpoint between a smartphone and a tablet.
For tasks and situations where a smartphone is too small, but a tablet is too big, the phablet provides the “just right” in-between size. Functionally, it works in the same manner as a tablet. But generally, it will have a screen size that falls somewhere between five and seven inches when measured diagonally.
The Best Phablets of 2019
For a complete summary of the best phablets of 2019, click here. This page will give you a comprehensive list with exact details and summaries of some top quality phablets that are currently on the market, as well as carrying out a price comparison for you. For now, we’ll run through ten of our favorite models from 2019!
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Samsung is a market leader when it comes to phablets, so it’s no surprise that their 2019 release Galaxy Note 10 Plus has proven a raging success. This phablet has a convenient screen size of 6.8-inches when measured diagonally. The display is QHD+, so great quality for whatever you might be viewing or watching on your phablet. Streaming films, TV shows and more will all be impressive quality.
The 4,300mAh battery ensures a long life (sufficient for extended use on the go where you might not have a charger port conveniently nearby). It also has wireless charging support! When it comes to safety and security, this phablet has an in-display fingerprint scanner to unlock. On top of this, it has a high-quality camera!
The back camera has a 12MP standard lens, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, meaning you can capture some great photos too. While it may be a little pricey, most users feel the investment is more than worth it.
Google Pixel 4 XL
If you’re looking for the ideal phablet for photography, the Google Pixel 4 XL could tick all of your boxes. The dual camera on its rear has a brilliant telephoto lens and the device’s Soli radar allows for motion sense. Plus, there’s a 90Hz refresh rate.
When it comes to general features, there’s a Snapdragon 855 processor and you get three free years’ use of the new Google assistant! Some, however, do have their reservations about the Google Pixel 4 XL, which should be noted.
The Soli radar can prove unreliable, the 90Hz refresh rate doesn’t work with all brightness levels on the device and the standard version only comes with 64GB memory and storage. This device does come with a much lower price tag than the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus though.
Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei has shot to market success over the past few years. The P30 Pro launched early 2019 and still remains one of the best phablets out there. It’s 6.47-inch display (measured diagonally) has curved edges, similar to those featured on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which makes it comfortable to hold and aesthetically pleasing from the outset.
Like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, it has in-display fingerprint sensors, providing security and making it simple for you to unlock as and when you please. It also has a really impressive battery life at 4,200mAh. Again, this is a brilliant option for the photographers amongst us.
This is an area that Huawei prides itself on. The back has a 40MP standard lens, a 20MP ultra-wide angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens featuring an impressive 5 x optical zoom. The icing on the cake is a fourth ToF 3D camera. This really creates some unbeatable pictures!
Now to a less familiar name in the market. The Oneplus 7T might not be something you’re as aware of or have heard others talking about, but it is a truly viable option when it comes to good quality phablets right now. It’s low-cost in comparison to other phablets, so is great for casual use or as an entry phablet.
Its 6.55-inch AMOLED screen is said to match up to or even beat the display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus! It has great color accuracy, a high maximum brightness, and great color temperature. Its battery is a more than reasonable 3,800mAh and it also has a rear triple camera system.
Of course, this isn’t a conclusive guide to all of the phablets released in 2019, but it’s a good starting point to introduce you to some of the best options for various needs.