The phablets are in fashion, it is not known if passed or not, but is that manufacturers are approaching screen sizes that are reaching the limits between smartphone and tablet. Today Let’s compare the characteristics of the phablets Note market.
In this way, and even though we know that in brief Samsung new model launch Note III, we wanted to put face to the three terminals for excellence in this field. Samsung Galaxy Note II, ASUS fonePad Note (both with stylus) and way comparison because it fits in the size of these devices the newly announced Acer Liquid S1 It has a screen of nothing less than 5.7 inch.
Smartphones in large format
Obviously if we have a device with more than 5 inch screen, fonePad Note will reach 6 inches, we know that it is not a terminal’s small size, even if a manufacturer wants to reduce its thickness, height and width dimensions are voluminous. By way of example we show the size of the smallest phablet of our comparative (Galaxy Note II), if we put it next to Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5:
These devices are perfect if you’re a user who takes notes as usual in his day to day, hence the tagline Note that they dragged many phablet. To help with this task and be as natural as possible usually arrive accompanied by a stylus.
Let’s take a look at the features most outstanding terminals of this segment of phablets or large format smartphones.
Note Galaxy II Liquid S1 vs vs fonePad Note
|Galaxy Note II||Acer Liquid S1||fonePad Note|
|Dimensions||151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm||163 x 83 x 9.5 mm||-x x – mm|
|Weight||182.5 g||195 g||-g|
|Screen||5.5 “Super AMOLED
WXGA (1280 x 800) 274-ppp
|5.7 ” TFT
WXGA (1280 x 800) 257-ppp
|6.0 “Super IPS
FullHD (1920 x 1080) 367-ppp
|Processor||4412 1.6 GHz QuadCore Exynos||QuadCore MediaTek MT6589 1.5 GHz||DualCore Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz|
|GPU||Mali 400||PowerVR SGX 544MP||PowerVR SGX544MP2|
|RAM memory||2 GB||1 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||16 / 32 / 64 GB
microSD up to 64GB
microSD up to 32GB
|8 / 16 GB
|Camera||8, LED flash, Video Full HD||8 MP, LED Flash, Video Full HD||8 MP, LED Flash, Video Full HD|
|Front camera||1.9 megapixel Video 1080 p||2 megapixel Video 1080 p||1.2 megapixel Video 720 p|
|Connectivity||LTE (depending on version), A-GPS, Glonass, Wireless N, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC||HSPA, A-GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA,||HSPA, A-GPS, Glonass, Wifi N, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA|
|Ports||MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack||MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack||MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack|
|Battery||3,100 mAh, removable||2,400 mAh, removable||3200 mAh, removable|
|SO||Android 4.1 updatable||Android 4.2||Android 4.2|
Phablets, smartphones of niche?
This type of smartphones have a type of very specific user mainly because of the price and the size that look. Than larger implies that they integrate, generally, a higher capacity battery. But the possible greater autonomy is being overshadowed in large part by the high consumption of the screens of the dimensions of which we are talking about.
Samsung opened the way with such devices and your original Note Galaxy screen of 5.3 inches, LG made their first steps with LG Optimus VU that not finished curdling and it seems that other manufacturers want to jump on the bandwagon: Huawei Ascend Mate, Acer Liquid S1, ASUS fonePad Note.
We want to know what do you think: does this type of smartphones is a device with pull or they are just one fad?