If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of getting a new budget-friendly phablet for yourself this 2016, you will come across a bunch of choices such as the Moto X Pure Edition, Huawei Honor 5X, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and more.
There is no denying that phablets – smartphones that measure 5.5 inches and above – have gained traction among fans throughout the world. What makes them truly sweet is that they have humongous displays that are perfect for playing games, watching movies and reading.
These lovely devices usually come fitted with huge batteries; hence, you don't have to fret about whether your phone can last the day. Actually, quite a few phablets can even last for about two days in one full charge (or even longer).
Without further ado, we’ve rounded up the best affordable supersized smartphones for you to pick from.
1. Moto X Pure Edition/Moto X Style
As its international name suggests, the Moto X Pure Edition is indeed stylish. Carrying a price of $399, this smartphone is customizable. Customers have plenty of eye-catching, good-looking back designs to select from (you are able to choose from leather, wood or plastic).
Under its hood, the device runs Android Lollipop. This 5.7-inch phablet packs in 3 GB of RAM and the option of having 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. Resolution-wise, it touts 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. When it comes to its shooters, it features a 21-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. On top of that, this phone houses a 3,000 mAh battery.
2. OnePlus 2
At a midrange price, customers are treated to a high-end phone in the form of the OnePlus 2.
Featuring a $329 price tag for the 16 GB version, this 5.5-inch phone provides you with an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The 64 GB version costs $389. This phone includes a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter, and it runs Android Lollipop.
OnePlus also included a fingerprint scanner into the smartphone along with a whopping 3,300 mAh battery.
The OnePlus 2, though, does not have a microSD card slot nor NFC.
3. LG G4
This phablet from LG is indeed a true bargain. At a $198.99 selling price, this device is very hard to resist.
If you wish to get hold of a phone that is large, though not too big, then LG G4 is made just for you.
Running on Android Lollipop, the phablet carries a display size of 5.5 inches with 1,440 x 2,560 resolution – signifying that the phone’s display is colorful and radiant.
The phone has a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Possibly, among the best selling points of the phone is its 16-megapixel camera plus 8-megapixel front snapper.
Additionally, it has a 3,000 mAh battery under its hood.
4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
This phablet from Xiaomi is an excellent budget Android phone with notable design and performance for the price, which is $209.79.
Boasting a 5.5-inch display, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports MediaTek’s Helio X10 4-bit octa-core processor. Encased in a metal body, the phone supports fingerprint scanning.
What’s noteworthy with this phone is it comes with an incredible 4,000 mAh battery. Moreover, consumers have the option to get either a 2 GB or 3 GB RAM model.
5. Huawei Honor 5X
Honor 5X is likewise a good option to consider.
Price-wise, this phone is being sold for only $199.99. The phone features Android Lollipop and sports a big display with a 5.5-inch screen size.
Honor 5X is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615. With regard to its camera, it rocks a 13-megapixel rear snapper and a 5-megapixel front-facing one.
These phablets on our list are proof that it is not really necessary to burn a lot of cash to acquire a handset housing impressive features and specs.
Furthermore, choosing the best device to buy depends on your specific needs, and, of course, on your budget as well.