From the start of January till now, there has been several large screen Phablets that has appeared on Fastcardtech which is worth taking a look at. If you feel inadequate and want to make up for the size, these phones might help you with your self confidence. LOL! These phones have screens larger than the real Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I will now analyze and break down the choices so that you buyers can make better decisions for your purchase.
This phablet comes with a large 5.7 IPS creen with 720x1280 HD resolution. If you are going to buy a phone with such a large screen, you would need it to have at least 720x1280 HD resolution. 540x960 QHD will not cut it for a screen this size. I would also like to point out that the MTK6577 processor is capable of driving a HD screen but not as fluid and smooth as it does a QHD screen. From studying the screen grabs of Antutu and Z-Devices this device has a real camera resolution of 5mp and a front camera of 0.3mp. By using the techniques in my previous article, I noticed Android version is 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich although the phone has been modified to report Android 4.1.1 because Kernel version is 3.0.13. RAM is 1gb. Price is $218 with FREE Shipping. So taking into all consideration including price, here is my Buy Meter:
B) HDC Galaxy S1
C) Galaxy Note 2 Lord
This phone looks like any ordinary note 2 Phablet and it also comes with 1gb ram and 720HD IPS screen just like all the others above. After checking out the screen grabs, this one has a real 8MP camera and also a very REAL 3.1MP FRONT CAMERA. So if you like to take self portraits, this is ideal for you. Description on the fastcardtech website lists the screen as having 24 million colors and 3600mah battery. Just keep in mind that there is no such thing as 24 million colors. 16 million covers all colors in the digital realm. I would like to think the phone as having a 2800mAh battery instead of a ridiculous 3600mAh one. This phone will be a good buy if they lowered the price. Also take note that the new MTK6577 Jelly Bean phones are unrootable for now. If you are going to pay them $3 to root the phone, you will be wasting your money because they can't do it still. The price is too high for my liking at $229.99 with Free Shipping. My rating:
D) THL W7
This also has a 5.7 inch IPS HD screen and 1gb ram. Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is on this phone and it has real 8mp front camera and a real 3.2mp front camera. THL is a reputable brand in china and the cameras are usually of better quality. Build quality is usually very good too. If you want the smoothness of Jelly Bean and Google Now, then you will have to look at the above 2 options. The Antutu benchmarks shows this phone to have lower graphics scores in both the 2D and 3D categories. I will expect this phone to have a more sluggish screen response. It comes with a nice custom lock screen. This phone only has English and Chinese languages and none other as it is made for the China domestic market. The price is also higher at $235 with Free Shipping. The only good thing going for this phone is the THL brand name and the high quality cameras. I can't really recommend this phone unless you really like the THL brand. My rating:
Thats all for the 5.8 inch screen phones. They are all 5.7 inches actually and are really large so they are not in my list of phones to buy. But if you are in the market for a large screen phone then these phones can be considered. There are more 5.7 /5.8 inch phones on Fastcardtech but if I feel that they are not even worth considering so they are not in this list. I would like to mention that the ZOPO ZP950 is also a really a good phone but it is not available on fastcardtech yet and even the ZOPO site is only taking pre-orders. There is also the Changjiang N7300 and it looks like a clone of the first HDC Galaxy Player but does not have and screenshots so it is not in this list as well.
So that's a roundup of the large screen phones. Feel free to comment or let me know if I have missed out on any other good 5.7 inch Monster Phones.