5 Inch smartphones phones started appearing in 2012. It was received with bouquets and brick bats. No doubt the huge display was breath taking.The biggest complaint was that it was unwieldy, not too cool to be seen holding a 5-inch phone against your ear and of course the sizable hole it makes in your pocket. Currently however, the LG Optimus G price in India has shown that cost doesn’t quite affect the size of the screen anymore.Any further increase in resolution was declared useless as the human eye will not be able to discern the difference. Any further increase in size was considered a strict no-no as the human hand can’t reach the total area. Well humans don’t always listen to reason. The manufacturers kept increasing the size and resolution and gave the device a new name “phablet”.The phablet makers are now planning production lines for 6 inch devices.
5)HTC BUTTERFLY S:
This is the latest kid in the block and the fastest, zipping at 1.9 GHz on a Krait 300 Quad. The phone runs on Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with a HTC Sense version 5 add-on. The 5-inch display is a Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen at 441 ppi. It has the largest capacity battery at 3200 mAh, and weighs 160 gm in a 144.5 mm long metal case which is not quite slim at 10.6 mm
4)LG OPTIMUS PRO G:
The Optimus Pro G from LG is also a recent launch and is the biggest display at 5.5 inch with a 400 ppi pixel density using a true Full HD IPS Plus LCD capacitive touch screen on a quad Krait 300 cpu at a mean speed of 1.7 GHz. The brilliant display is housed in a 150.2 mm bar which is just 9.4 mm thick enclosing a 3140 mAh Li Ion Battery.
3)SONY XPERIA ZL:
This is a fast and slick with a 9.8 mm thick polyamide, glass fibre reinforced body which is water proof to spills and splashes. The phone is powered by a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait cpu and Adreno 320 graphics processor. The phone coming from Sony is rich in multimedia features. The 5 inch display gives you a 441 ppi pixel density. It has a Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is another recent launch (April 2013) that rides along the popularity of its predecessor the S3. S4 has upgraded the cpu to Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 from 1.4 GHz cpu speed of the S3. The change that you notice is the 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, auto-focus camera and the 5 inch Super AMOLED display (1080 x 1920) at 441 ppi. The phone is slimmest at 7.9 mm housed in the typical Samsung plastic body. The display and the brand name are the USP of this 5 inch phone.
1)SAMSUNG NOTE II:
The Samsung Note product is a class of its own with a huge 5.5 inch bright Super AMOLED capacitive Screen with a 267 ppi pixel density. The Samsung Note 2 price is also within permissible levels when compared to the other monster price tags that are accompanied by phones from category. The S Pen function of the Note Series makes it a pleasure to work with, though you need to use two hands. The phone runs on a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 cpu. It is powered by a 3100 mAh Li Ion.