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The 17 Best Cell Phablets in the Market

I bet you are looking for the best phablet or biggest cell phone.

Well, let’s admit it. In today’s world, cell phones get bigger and bigger, and of course, this comes with lots of advantages!

Why?

First of all, a larger screen means increased productivity and a sense of efficiency because most people dislike the idea of carrying around two devices; keeping both a tablet and a phone at the ready.

Also, larger screens allow us to watch or stream movies better. Wouldn’t everyone prefer to watch their favorite movie on something larger than a phone?

And of course, social media. Who would not want a much bigger screen for taking selfies, groupfies, or breath-taking photos of beautiful views?

Of all the many reasons, for me, the best part is….

The apparition of phablets enabled the manufacturers to add bigger batteries in order to extend battery life and add even more components. No need to worry about finding a plug to recharge your device!

Now:

If a phablet sounds like exactly what you need, let’s see our selection of the best biggest cell phones to buy in 2020!

Best Phablets in 2020

Best OverallSamsung Galaxy Note 9
CheapestMotorola Moto G7 Power
Biggest ScreenSamsung Galaxy S20+
Best Value for MoneySamsung Galaxy S10+
Best CameraXiaomi Mi 9
Runner UpsGoogle Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 4XL
OnePlus 6T
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Asus ROG Gaming Smartphone
Razer Phone 2
Sony Xperia XZ3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Best Huawei and Honor Phablets

Best For CameraHuawei Y9 Prime
Best Budget PhabletHonor Note 10
Biggest Huawei PhabletHuawei Mate 20 X EVR-L29
Best Over AllHuawei P30 Pro
Best in Battery LifeHonor View 20

Must Read: Best Cheap Budget Tablet Must-Haves

The Best & Biggest Phablets of All Time

1. Samsung Galaxy S20+

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Sleek-looking Samsung Galaxy S20+

Are you surprised? I bet not.

Being the front-runner brand for Android, we couldn’t pass on the newer launch of Samsung. And I must say, the Samsung S20 line changed the game.

It’s everything you dreamt Android to be!

The camera is beyond imaginable, to say the least. Of course, it comes with phone storage, QUAD HD+ Resolution, 8K video quality, and all the good stuff.

The only reason, that I can see, why you wouldn’t get this phone for yourself is its hefty price tag.

Specifications:

6.7 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X3200 X 1440 (QUAD HD+) Resolution
8 GB RAM128 ROM
Octa-core104 GB Internal Storage Extendable to 1TB
12.0 MP + 12.0 MP + 64.0 MP + VGA Rear CameraRear Camera Hybrid Optical Zoom at 3x        Rear Camera Digital Zoom up to 30x
UHD 8K Video Resolution10 MP Front Camera
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2. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note S9
Samsung Galaxy Note S9

With this phone, you can kiss your pen and paper goodbye!

Just like the Note phones, it comes with a stylus to write notes, doodle, or navigate the interface.

But wait, there’s more…

Now, you can use the stylus as a remote – to take pictures, skip music tracks, or change slides in a presentation.

And to be honest, it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand.

Some cool things about this phablet are the fantastic screen, its battery and, of course, the S Pen.

However, there are some things that could be improved. For example, you might find Bixby to be not nearly as good as Google Assistant.

Specifications:

6.4inch OLED DisplaySnapdragon 845
6/8GB RAM128/512GB ROM
4000 mAh battery 
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3. Samsung Galaxy S10+

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Samsung Galaxy S10+

Here’s another one from Samsung.

This is the new Swiss Army Knife from Samsung and it helped disrupt a whole line of phones that were very similar.

One of the first things you notice about this phone is…

Its size – it redefines what a “phablet” means in 2019. With its 93.1% screen-to-body ratio, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the almost non-existent bezels and no notch.

However, there are some things that we didn’t like about this phone.

Obviously, the price is quite steep, compared to the other phones on this list.

But not only that– its design is quite slippery and, for some reason, the Bixby button is still there.

If you want to know more about this smartphone, we recommend you read our review “Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything You Need to Know”

Specifications:

6.4inch displaySnapdragon 855
8GB/12GB RAM4100 mAh battery
128GB/512GB/1TB ROM 
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4. Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi Mi 9 Black
Xiaomi Mi 9 Black

Di you know?

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the first device equipped with Snapdragon 855 to hit the market.

And yes, it is one of the biggest cell phones on the market today!

There are a lot of good reasons to buy this phone.

From its excellent performance to its great display, the Xiaomi Mi 9 might outperform almost all phablets available today – just consider its 48MP camera and the excellent photographs it can take.

However, even if this phone has evolved when it comes to specifications, it still has an eyesore of a teardrop notch for the front camera.

Also, it has a glass backing that can pick up fingerprints quite easily.

Specifications:

6.39inch AMOLED displaySnapdragon 855
6GB RAM3300mAh battery
128GB ROM 
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5. Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3XL
Google Pixel 3XL

It’s not a secret that Google has ventured into mobile phones in the past few years.

Being the company with the most-used search engine in the world, this is a phablet at a price for which you won’t have to sacrifice much of anything when it comes to features or specifications.

Why? Well…

It comes with a great design, and even though it’s made of plastic, it still feels like a quality product and is pleasing to the eye. It also has a fingerprint-resistant matte finish although there is a small strip of glossy plastic near the camera that will pick up fingerprints.

Now, take a look at this:

One thing that you might notice about this phone is that there is no notch – we’d consider that a plus.

However, when it comes to the display, it’s spot-on for the price although it wouldn’t compare to Samsung’s AMOLED technology, as it’s not a particularly bright screen.

Specifications:

6inch OLED DisplayQualcomm Snapdragon 670
4GB RAM3700 mAh battery
64GB ROM 
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6. Google Pixel 4XL

Biggest Cell Phones Best Phablets Pixel 4XL

Just so you know (if you don’t already)…

Google Pixel 4XL is the newest release of Google together with its much simpler version, Pixel 4.

With its 6.3-inch display, it’s no wonder why it made our list of the best phablets!

And of course…

Just like its predecessors, it comes with a price tag not everyone can afford.

It comes with a newly-improved camera, for which the Pixel line has been well-known.

But, here’s the catch:

Given its specs, not to mention its price point, the battery life is very disappointing. Also, for a phone widely known for its camera, it’s a shame that it doesn’t have the ultra-wide camera mode that its competitors offer.

Specifications:

6.3 inches QHD+ DisplayQualcomm Snapdragon 855
6GB RAM3700 mAh battery
128GB ROM 
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7. OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T
OnePlus 6T

This might be the best phablet in the category of ease-of-use.

It brings to the table new technologies and features, making it one of the best phones from OnePlus. However, this smartphone might mark the end of the headphone jack for the company.

Even though another headphone jack bites the dust, the phone’s audio capability isn’t great either.

Also, the Nightscape mode on the camera has a long way to go when it comes to improvement. However, the new fingerprint sensor feels really cutting-edge.

Additionally, the design of this smartphone gets a really big thumbs up.

Specifications:

6.4inch AMOLED DisplaySnapdragon 845
4/8GB RAMOxygen OS Android 9
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8. Motorola Moto G7 Power

Motorola Moto G7 Marine Blue
Motorola Moto G7 Marine Blue

The Moto G7 Power might be one of the best budget phablets on the market today.

It comes with a great design – it has a black bar notch at the top of the display and the expected bezels, and it has a good screen-to-body ratio.

This phone is slightly heavier, as it weighs 198 grams, mostly due to the extra battery it packs.

As with any device, there were some things that we didn’t like:

The display is only 720p, and the photo quality could be greatly improved.

However, we consider the Moto G7 to be an affordable phone, with phenomenal battery life, packing up a solid performance for the price.

If you feel like you don’t really need the extra battery, we recommend you check out our review for Motorola G7.

Specifications:

6.2-inch DisplaySnapdragon 632
3GB RAM5000 mAh battery
32GB ROM 
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9. Asus ROG Gaming Smartphone

ASUS ROG Black
ASUS ROG Black

As its name suggests, this might be the best phablet for gaming or watching movies.

It comes with a bold design – with a mixture of glass and metal, rocking a gamer phone look, a really powerful performance level, and quite intuitive features – making it one of the most compelling gaming phones today.

So if you have the budget for this phone and dig the edgy design, with its bold colors and fans, it might be for you. However, you will probably need to spend even more money on accessories–especially for mobile games.

Additionally, we think that for this price, this phone could have had a longer life battery – especially considering it’s for a gaming phone.

Specifications:

6inch OLED DisplaySnapdragon 845
8GB RAM4000 mAh battery
512GB ROM 
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10. Razer Phone 2

Razer Phone 2
Razer Phone 2

Razer Phone 2 is another phone perfect for hardcore gamers.

Even though it only has a 5.7inch display, it has a 16:9 panel, meaning it has a wider aspect ratio compared to other flagships when held in portrait mode.

So even though it has broader bezels and big front-facing speakers, its specifications make this phone a state-of-the-art gaming phablet.

However, there are some things about this phone that we didn’t like. It has a quite unimpressive camera and a size that it might take some time to get used to.

Additionally, it might be quite pricy unless you’re a gamer and you really need all the specifications.

However, this might be the best gaming phablet today, having excellent surround sound and an awesome, bright 120Ghz display, among other amazing features.

Specifications:

5.7inch OLED DisplaySnapdragon 845
8GB RAM4000mAh battery
64GB ROMAdreno 630 GPU
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11. Sony Xperia XZ3

Sony Xperia XZ3 Black
Sony Xperia XZ3 Black

Like some other phones on this list, this one has minuscule bezels and no notch, giving it an excellent screen-to-body-ratio.

Its design gives it a really premium feel, due to its luxurious materials and available colors.

However, Sony has omitted the headphone jack, so we hope you have a pair of Bluetooth headphones if you want to buy this one.

We really liked the stunning OLED display, premium design and the fact that you get Android Pie from the start, but we find the Xperia XZ3 a bit pricey and not significantly better than its cheaper rivals.

Specifications:

6inch OLED DisplaySnapdragon 845
4GB RAM3300mAh battery
64GB ROM 
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12. Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Pocophone F1 Steel Blue
Pocophone F1 Steel Blue

The Pocophone F1 is an easy choice for people who want performance, good battery life and quality rather than flagship designs.

This phone packs high-end specifications at a much lower price, nicknamed the “Master of Speed” by the manufacturer.

Obviously, there are pros and cons to any device. We think the MIUI for Poco could take time to get used to–there’s also no NFC.

It also has a plastic build and has bezels that are quite thick. However, for the price, it packs excellent performance, unbeatable battery life, and pretty decent cameras.

Specifications:

6GB/8GB RAMSnapdragon 845
4000mAh batteryLiquid Cooling system
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Best Huawei and Honor Phablets

While Huawei and Honor have some great devices on the market, we’ve listed them separately due to the fact that recently, due to an executive order, Google, as a U.S. Company, had to stop doing any form of business with Huawei. If you want to know more about this, we recommend you read our article “Google suspends business with Huawei, effective immediately”.

However, let’s see what amazing devices Huawei and Honor have that are worth mentioning:

1. Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei P30 Pro in Black

This latest flagship from Huawei is definitely worth your attention.

I bet you heard it already.

The Huawei P Series camera is crazy! They have improved the amount of zoom that you get, rebuilding the entire camera system obtaining the quadruple-camera system that you see on the P30 Pro.

And mind you, if you are to use the maximum 10X hybrid zoom, the photo quality is still amazing. How ’bout that?

One more thing is that it has a smaller notch giving you more display space. Even so, it still managed to pack an impressive 32MP front camera which is pretty darn good too!

This phone is an impressive device – with a great curved display, water and dust resistant, with features like reverse wireless charging and one of the fastest fingerprint scanners there are.

Specifications:

6.47inch OLED display6GB/8GB RAM
128GB/256GB/512GB ROMKirin 980 CPU
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2. Huawei Mate 20 X EVR-L29

Huawei Mate 20 Midnight Blue
Huawei Mate 20 Midnight Blue

It’s no secret:

The Huawei Mate 20 X is the biggest phone in the Mate 20 series as it’s close to the size of an actual tablet with a whopping 7.2-inch display!

However, of course it also can be a little heavy, weighing 221g, making it not the easiest phone to hold with only one hand.

There’s another thing that might bother you.

The speaker’s location might be a bit awkward if you’ll be using the device in landscape mode. There were times when I accidentally covered the speakers while playing games.

Honestly, not too much of a big deal.

The design also feels premium, with a glass back that doesn’t attract as many fingerprints as expected – engraved with a pattern that gives it a fine finish.

We really liked that this device is excellent for video recording, gaming or reading, also packing a really great battery life, making it a pretty powerful handset.

Specifications:

7.2inch AMOLED screenKirin 980 CPU
6GB RAM128GB ROM
5000mAh battery 
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3. Huawei Y9 Prime

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Huawei Y9 Prime’s Pop-Up Camera

If you are looking for a big Huawei phone but want something in between P30 Pro and Mate 20X, well, the Huawei Y9 might be the best for you.

Why?

Well, it’s just the right size and easier to hold compared to Mate 20X. Also, no need to worry about notches because the front camera is strategically placed in a pop-up surface.

For its price-point: definitely worth it.

Specifications:

6.59 inches TFT LCD Screen64 GB ROM
Kirin 970 Octa-Core13.0 MP Front Camera
6GB RAM16MP + 8MP + 2MP Rear Triple Camera
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4. Honor View 20

Honor View 20 Blue
Honor View 20 Blue

The Honor View 2 might be the best device from the Chinese brand.

How do I say so?

It has a great design – with really thin bezels and no notch at all! Perfect for those of you who are not a big fan of notches.

On top of that…

It has really powerful specifications and impressive cameras. This device sets a standard for the specifications that you’d find in a more expensive phone.

We like the excellent battery life this device packs, and also the smart camera, 48MP+3D cam for the rear, and 25MP for the front one.

However, this device lacks water resistance, something that has become almost standard with smartphones.

Specifications:

6.4inch displayKirin 980 CPU
6GB/ 8GB RAM4000mAh battery
128GB/256GB ROM 
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5. Honor Note 10

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Honor Note 10 in Blue

Without a doubt, Honor really offers fair prices and great value considering the specs of its devices. That’s why it’s not much of a surprise to find the brand in this list.

Why not?

The Honor Note 10 has a screen size of 6.95 inches which allows the phone to give a ultra-big screen moment for users.

However, due to its size, you can hardly fit it in your pocket. There’s also a chance that you might feel awkward holding it and might consider it too big.

Specifications:

6.95 inches AMOLED ScreenKirin 970 Octa-Core
6GB RAM13.0 MP Front Camera
64 GB ROM24MP + 16MP Rear Double Camera
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FAQs


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We suggest you are careful about the specifications of the phone you decide to buy.

And, let’s be real.

As we mentioned, there is no reason to buy a really powerful phone if you’re not going to use it to its full potential.

We hope you enjoyed the reviews of the phablets we’ve listed, and we truly encourage you to do your research before buying one.

So what phablet was your favorite? Do you own any of them? Let us know in the comments below!

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6 Comments

  1. You would think if someone wrote an article about large cell phones they’d include the Length x Width x Thickness of the phones.

  2. The Mate 20x is awesome! It’s fast, it’s huge(but not really so big that it’s hard to use). Fits in my pants pockets…has amazing cameras. It’s fast. Has all the Google apps. Has a headphone jack. It’s fast.It’s on Android 10, and it’s fast!

  3. You would think if someone wrote an article about large cell phones they’d include the largest cell phones like Honor Note 10 and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and the like.

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