Updated on 2 December 2015 by

Touch screen smartphones are available today with large 5" to 7" displays and are often referred to as "phablets". Why? Simply because, they've not only got the screen sizes, but also the capabilities of a smartphone as well as of a mini tablet. Consequently, the build and size of these phones fall somewhere between that of a smartphone and a tablet and hence the portmanteau word, "phablet".

The phablet sector is currently dominated by versions of the Android OS which are constantly subjected to updates and are privy to a host of entertainment and other valuable applications.

High end smartphones such as these 5" ones don't limit their credits to efficient operating systems only, they're also backed by powerful quad core processors of 1 GHz to 2 GHz speed; offer 3G and 4G internet support and Wi-Fi. Cell phone moguls like Samsung and HTC have brought out some of the best 5" cell phones in the market, that also sport some pretty cool photography through their 5 megapixel or higher, cameras.


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HTC One M9
Microsoft Lumia 640
Oppo R7
Xiaomi Mi 4i
HTC One M8 for Windows
HTC One M9
Microsoft Lumia 640
Oppo R7
Xiaomi Mi 4i
HTC One (M8) for Windows
$709 - $950
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$400 - $578
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$600 - $670
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Release Date
Mar 2015
May 2015
Jul 2015
May 2015
Oct 2014
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
Digital Camera Resolution
20.0 MP
8.0 MP
13.0 MP
13.0 MP
4.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
1.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
Front Webcam Resolution
4.0 MP
1.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Battery Capacity
2840.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2320.0 mAh
3120.0 mAh
2600.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop)
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1.1
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT-T
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.1 stars
Look and Feel
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
Camera
32% Positive
68% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
100% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
Display
75% Positive
25% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Performance
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
Speaker
90% Positive
10% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative

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