Phablet is a combination of phone and tablet. It is also called Gigantophone or PhoneTab at times. It is designed to combine the functions of smartphones and tablets. The increasing popularity of this gadget can be attributed to its increasing battery life, dropping of prices and more importantly the optimization of mobile web access and other multimedia activities.
Phablets were initially designed for Asia’s consumption since many people can’t afford to buy tablets and phones at the same time but it spread across the world because of its convenience, ease of access and its wide screen. Normally, the screen size would range from 5 incles to 7 inches or larger.
If you want to join the hype, here are few budget phablets that you can consider:
Samsung first launched their phablet which is known to people as the Galaxy Note. It is renowned for its 5.3 inches screen size. Unique features include stylus which they call S Pen, handwriting recognition with applications for sketching and taking notes, 16 GB internal storage, 8 megapixel back camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 1.5GHz dual core processor and 10 hours of battery life.
This is manufactured by LG. It is noted for its 5.0 inches screen size, 1.5 GHz quad-core Nividia Tegra 3 CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 4G connectivity, strong Wi-Fi support and pre installed Google Chrome together with an Android browser.
In Japan, HTC released the phablet HTC J Butterfly. HTC manufactured phablets outside Japan as well but they call it HTC Butterfly. HTC is also available in America, it is known as HTC Droid DNA exclusive for Verizon subscribers. HTC features Android version 4.1, quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 8 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, waterproof and 5 inch display.
Sony also released their famous Xperia line. The specific line, Sony Xperia Z has features that include 13 megapixel camera, video, 5” display, timeless design, 2GB RAM flash memory, UMTS HSPA+ and GSM GPRS/EDGE networks, entertainment and other pre loaded applications like Google Chrome, Google Search and other Google applications.