Packed with innovative features, super-fast processors and eye-catching displays, Phablets are a fantastic choice for tech lovers who love massive-screen entertainment, immersive games or simply a larger canvas for tweeting, texting and browsing the web.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
At a glance: 6.8-inch Full HD+ display, quad-lens 16MP+12MP+12 MP rear camera with DepthVision camera, IP68 water and dust resistance rating, 12GB RAM, 196g, 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has been created with entertainment in mind. The huge 6.8-inch Infinity O display stretches from edge-to-edge, with a small discreet notch at the top-centre of the screen to house the device's 10MP front-facing camera. Whether you're catching up on YouTube, using your favourite streaming service or simply want more space to scroll, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and its Full HD+ display won't disappoint.
As well as its impressive screen size, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has loads of other standout features. From a powerful core consisting of 12GB RAM, an octa-core CPU and an advanced Snapdragon 855 chipset to a long-lasting 4,300 mAh battery, this device is sure to deliver an outstanding performance all day long.
There's Samsung's signature S Pen tucked away inside the phone, a quad-lens rear camera capable of 4K video recording and One UI - Samsung's customised interface - working alognsid the operating system Android Pie. With One UI, you'll be able to access features like Bixby Vision and Bixby Routines, both of which utilise Samsung's AI assistant to help make your day-to-day easier.
Huawei P30 Pro
At a glance: 6.47-inch Full HD+ display, quad-lens 40MP+20MP+8MP rear camera with TOF sensor, 192g, 149.1 x 71.36 x 7.57mm.
If you're looking for a phablet with an insanely impressive camera offering and plenty of power at its core, then you really can't go wrong with the Huawei P30 Pro. It sports an OLED 6.47-inch Full HD+ display that's made from specialised curved glass for immersive viewing - ideal for gamers and film lovers. The display covers the entire front of the phone, and Huawei has included an in-screen fingerprint scanner on the device which adds to an already seamless design. Smooth edges, a reflective all-glass back and a tiny dewdrop shaped notch for the front-facing camera ensure the P30 Pro really is a pleasure to use.
The device weighs just 192g, has an IP68 water and dust resistance rating and boasts a huge 4,200 mAh battery with both 40W wired fast charging and wireless charging. You're also able to transfer power from the P30 Pro to any Qi-compatible device - a handy feature if you find you need to charge up your smartwatch, tablet or even a friend's smartphone on the go.
Under the hood of the Huawei P30 Pro there's a powerful Kirin 980 processor, 8GB RAM and Huawei's customised operating system EMUI 9.1 for a lag-free, efficient performance. As well as ensuring your day-to-day experience is a seamless one, all of this tech helps the P30 Pro's advanced quad-lens camera system run smoothly too. The 40MP Super Sensing camera, 20MP ultra-wide angle lens, 8MP telephoto lens and advanced time of flight sensor work in harmony to produce outstanding photos, and the phone really shines when it comes to snapping shots in low light conditions. You can even take a photo in darkness thanks to the 40MP camera boasting a wide aperture of f/1.6. As for selfies? You're covered with a 32MP front-facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy S10+
At a glance: 6.4-inch Infinity-O display, triple-lens 12MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera, 198g, 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm.
Looking for a phablet bursting with the latest smartphone tech? You can't beat the Samsung Galaxy S10+. Part of Samsung's 2019 flagship range, there's a ton of amazing features on board this cutting-edge smartphone, including a seamless, edge-to-edge 6.4-inch display. Using Samsung's Infinity-O display, you can expect a truly immersive experience. Instead of a notch at the top of the phone, you'll find a small dot-shaped hole housing the front-facing camera system instead, and Samsung has also removed the home button to maximise screen space.
There's much more to the Galaxy S10+ than an amazing display, however. Built into the screen in an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for quick yet secure access, there's an outstanding triple-lens rear camera and dual front-facing camera, as well as a whopping 4,100 mAh battery. Better yet, you'll be able to record in 4K and take advantage of PowerShare, an innovative Samsung-exclusive feature that enables Samsung S10+ users to share battery charge with other wireless-charging devices, by simply touching them to the back of the S10+.
An octa-core processor and Snapdragon 855 chipset, IP68 water resistance rating and a stunning all-glass back are all part of the amazing phablet too.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
At a glance: 6.4-inch Infinity Display, dual-lens 12MP camera, 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, 128 or 512GB
If you're really after a cinematic experience from your smartphone, consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. At 6.4 inches, it's the largest phablet display to be featured so it should come as no surprise that we recommend it for users who love to really immerse themselves in graphics-heavy smartphone games, or for anyone who frequently watches movies and TV shows on the go.
The screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is outstandingly detailed and vibrant, thanks to Samsung's signature Infinity Display. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, it's scratch-resistant too. You'll find an all-glass back as well, which not only looks great but supports wireless charging for the huge 4,000mAh battery.
As for the camera, you'll be able to take amazing shots thanks to the dual-lens 12MP rear camera or the 8MP front-facing camera. And if you get snap happy, there's either 128GB or 512GB storage for your photos - expandable to 1TB with a microSD. All this, plus 6GB RAM and an octa-core processor, makes for one high-performing phablet.
Huawei P20 Pro
At a glance: 6.1-inch FullView OLED display, 40MP triple-lens camera, 180g, 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm, 128GB
If you're all about a phablet with a fantastic camera, look no further than the Huawei P20 Pro. The handset's cameras are sure to blow you away, with the rear featuring a triple-lens 40MP camera and the front-facing camera boasting a huge 24MP lens. Get ready for some seriously detailed selfies.
Let's talk more about the Huawei P20 Pro's key feature - the triple-lens shooter. One of the main reasons the Huawei P20 Pro made such an impression upon release is because DxOMark (the official reference for image quality) rated this the best smartphone camera ever. Combining a 40MP RGB sensor, 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP telephoto lens on the rear, it's easy to mistake your shots for professional pics. All this can be viewed on the crystal clear 6.1-inch FullView OLED HD+ screen, which banishes glare to be easily viewable in any light.
As for power, the Huawei P20 Pro has a 4,000 mAh battery to ensure this phablet has enough juice for the day ahread.
At a glance: 5.8 inch Super Retina HD display, Dual 12MP camera, 174g, 143.6mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm, 64GB/256GB
Apple’s most advanced device on the market, iPhone X is distinctly different from its predecessors. iPhone X is the first iPhone to boast a bezel-free, Super Retina HD display, meaning the screen covers the entire front of the handset. The massive display means no home button, so facial recognition technology in the form of Face ID has replaced the fingerprint security of Touch ID.
As for design, iPhone X has a reinforced all-glass body that’s both IP67 water-resistant as well as being reinforced against cracks and scratches. The dual camera on this phablet weighs in at an impressive 12MP, with a wide-angle lens and portrait mode offering incredible depth-of-field. The high-speed A11 Bionic Chip ensures there’s plenty of power - so much in fact that iPhone X can support Apple’s new range of augmented reality apps. And with an animated emoji - or 'animoji' feature, you'll discover a whole new way to interact with friends.
Discover more about the amazing iPhone X right here.
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