If you think bigger is better than our 8 smartphones with the largest screens are made for you. They may not fit in your pocket, but that’s the price you have to pay if you want to have the largest smartphone.
For the past couple of years, smartphone manufacturers were competing who will make a smartphone with the largest screen. First smartphones with 4.0 and 4.5 inch displays were considered a standard. After a while, 4.0 and 4.5 inch were considered small, so 5.0 inches became a new display standard. Some manufacturers pushed the line even further (yes Samsung, we are talking about Note model), increasing the screen size to the unthinkable dimensions.
After the hype had cooled down, some people found that smartphones with large screens are impractical. This is why smartphone manufacturers are making their new flagship models with a smaller display. For example, LG released models G3 and G4 with 5.5 inches display, just to go back and give their new G5 model a 5.3 inches display. Even Samsung decided to pull the plug and make their last three Galaxy S models with a display of 5.1 inches. If screen size doesn’t matter to you at all, but recharging does, check out these 6 smartphones with quick charge fastest to recharge from 0 to 100.
The smartphones featuring large screens are often called phablets. For a smartphone to be considered a phablet, the device has to have a screen in size from 5.11 to 7.0 inches. Opinions about phablets are largely divided. While some think they are the future, the others argue that the smartphones with small screen sizes are more practical. Nevertheless, phablets are selling well, and “in the first quarter of 2015, phablets accounted for 21% of all smartphones sold in the US”.
To find out 8 smartphones with the largest screens, we did an extensive research using various keywords that could lead us to our goal. Our main source was the list from Phone Arena, which we complemented with C Net and Mashable. Also, some phones on the Phone Arena’s list that we looked into were listed as tablets, so we didn’t account them into our list.