Ranking of top phablets

1. place: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 845 - 4 x 2,8GHz + 4 x 1,7GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3400 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/1.8
  • LTE: Yes - B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B13 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B25 / B26 / B27 / B28 / B29 / B30
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Perfect build quality and nice design
  • Extremely good performance
  • Very strong reception (GPS, WIFI, network)
  • Extremely fast storage modules
  • Outstanding IPS display
  • Improved, flagship-worthy camera
  • Good battery life with wireless charging
  • No headphone jack
  • Average speaker (however stereo)
  • Camera AI just a gimmick
  • Slippery without a cover

2. place: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4 x 2,45GHz + 4 x 1,9GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3400 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 4G:TD-LTE 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 4G:FDD-LTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome design
  • Perfect build quality
  • High-end performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good stereo speakers
  • Good cameras
  • Slippery without cover
  • No audio jack
  • Little wow-effect compared to predecessor

3. place: Oneplus 5T

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 - 4 x 2,45GHz + 4 x 1,9GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM, 8 GB RAM
  • Display:
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3300 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/1.7
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Enormous performance
  • Big 6-inch display
  • Great face-unlock
  • Full LTE support
  • Clean Oxygen-OS system
  • Android 8 update has been announced
  • Low-light performance not always good
  • Camera juts out from the rear

4. place: Elephone U Pro

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 660 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 2,2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 3500 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • stylish design
  • prefect build quality
  • nice battery life (wireless charging!)
  • fast Android 8 Oreo system
  • awesome AMOLED display
  • solid reception (WiFi, network and GPS)
  • many sensors and NFC
  • bad camera in low light
  • fingerprint scanner & face-unlock quite slow
  • price-performance ratio (compared to competition)

5. place: Xiaomi Mi Mix

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 821 - 2 x 2,35 + 2 x 2,2
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4400 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600MHz ( Band 5/8/4/3/2/1/7 ), TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 256 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • Great display
  • High-end perfomance
  • Perfect build quality with ceramic
  • Most innovative phone of the year
  • Awesome battery life
  • Great speaker
  • Extremely slippery
  • Almost impossible to be used without a protective
  • costs and benefits for consumers are questionable
  • Weak camera sensor
  • High price

6. place: Xiaomi Mi5s Plus

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 821 - 2 x 2,35 + 2 x 2,2
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3800 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7 TD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/41
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • sharp and bright display
  • fast and big sstorage
  • High-end performance
  • good camera
  • strong reception
  • super battery
  • Dual camera without function
  • build quality not as good as the rest

7. place: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 636 - 4 x 1,8GHz + 4 x 1,6GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM, 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/1.9
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Outstanding build quality
  • Insane battery life + QC
  • Nice photos and good videos
  • Great display with accurate colors
  • Excellent price-performance ratio
  • Fast Snapdragon 636 with MIUI 9
  • Only micro-USB
  • Band 20 only in the global version

8. place: Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 821 - 2 x 2,4 + 2 x 2,0
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 22.5 MP f/2
  • LTE: Yes - B1/B3/B5/B7 TDD/TD-LTE: TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/41
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: No

Pros / Cons

  • perfect build quality with a premium design
  • Fast MIUI V8 system
  • Great battery life
  • Good reception (Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth)
  • Great cameras
  • Display not perfect
  • No expandable storage

9. place: Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8*2,0Ghz.
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 5300 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano, micro
  • Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Big full-HD 6.44-inch display
  • Excellent display brightness
  • Fast system performance
  • Extremely strong battery
  • High-end build quality
  • Good camera
  • Camera quality deteriorates in bad light condition

10. place: Infinix Zero 5 Pro

Technical details

  • CPU: Helio P25 - 4 x 1,7 4 x 2,4 Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4300 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • LTE: Yes - B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28
  • Dual-SIM: micro
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Expansion: Yes

Pros / Cons

  • Good camera
  • Great build quality
  • Big RAM
  • Big storage
  • NO hybrid slot
  • Good battery life
  • Phablet-like

11. place: Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Technical details

  • CPU: Snapdragon 625 - 8 x 2,0GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM, 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 12 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 900/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • excellent design and build quality
  • big and bright display
  • sufficient performance
  • strong battery life
  • good cameras
  • great reception (GPS, network, WIFI)
  • no USB type-C
  • just a Redmi Note 4X with a new display
  • viewing angles of the display

12. place: Honor 7X

Technical details

  • CPU: Kirin 659 - 4x2.36 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display:
  • OS: ,
  • Battery: 3300 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD LTE 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Incredible build quality
  • 5.9-inch display with 18:9 ratio
  • Micro-SD slot
  • Good camera for standard photos
  • Not heavy
  • Useless Dual-Camera
  • No Quick-Charge function
  • Average speaker

13. place: Ulefone Power 3

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek Helio P23 - 4 x 2,0 + 4 x 1,5GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 6000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2100/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Strong reception (network, WiFi, GPS)
  • Top build quality despite plastic
  • Nice 18:9 display
  • Large scope of delivery
  • Awesome battery life
  • Good and stable performance
  • Bad cameras
  • No headphone jack
  • Face-UNLOCK useless

14. place: Maze Alpha X

Technical details

  • CPU: Helio P25 - 4 x 2,5 GHz + 4 x 1,6 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 3900 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2100/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Fine design
  • Great overall performance
  • Great build quality
  • Nice 6-inch display
  • Screen-to-body ratio
  • 6/64GB or 6/128GB
  • Fast and clean system
  • Heavy weight
  • Very slippery
  • Average camera
  • Position of front camera

15. place: Oukitel Mix 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek Helio P20 - 4 x 2,4GHz + 4 x 1,6GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.0
  • LTE: Yes - 800/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Awesome display
  • Nice design and perfect build quality
  • Good battery life + quick-charge
  • Fast & clean system
  • Good reception (network, Wi-Fi, GPS)
  • 6/64GB of storage
  • Heavy weight (240g)
  • No USB Type-C
  • Average camera without dual-function
  • Very slippery without a cover

16. place: Maze Alpha

Technical details

  • CPU: Helio P25 - 4 x 2,4GHz + 4 x 1,7GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 4000 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz (Band 1/3/7/8/20)
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • awesome 6-inch display
  • fast hardware
  • premium build quality
  • most recent technology
  • good battery life
  • heavy with 225g
  • big device
  • screen-to-body ratio
  • no notification LED

17. place: Vernee Mix 2

Technical details

  • CPU: Helio P25 - 4 x 2,4GHz + 4 x 1,6GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM, 6 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 4200 mAh - fixed
  • Camera: 13 MP f/1
  • LTE: Yes - 800/900/1800/2600
  • Dual-SIM: nano
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expansion: Hybrid

Pros / Cons

  • Build quality, haptics, design
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Speed (performance, processor)
  • VOS system (fast & clean)
  • Stable & good reception (network)
  • Great display
  • Working sensors (brightness & proximity)
  • Camera sensor not as claimed
  • Weak WiFi reception
  • Useless GPS reception
  • Useless compass

18. place: Cubot X18

Technical details

  • CPU: Mediatek MT6737 - 4 x 1,5GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM
  • Display: -
  • OS:
  • Battery: 3200 mAh - removable
  • Camera: 16 MP f/2.2
  • LTE: Yes - FDD LTE 1 / 3 / 7 / 8 / 20
  • Dual-SIM: micro
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Expansion: Yes

Pros / Cons

  • Fast Android 7 system
  • Big display
  • Dual-SIM & storage expansion
  • Good cameras
  • Rear cover sensitive to scratches
  • Echo when using the speakerphone

What is a phablet?

All smartphones listed in this ranking have a display bigger than 5.7 inches (14.5cm screen diagonal). Common tablets start with a size of 7 inches. A phablet is a combination of a phone and a tablet. The huge displays of the Chinese phones are perfectly suited for reading texts, surfing the internet and watching YouTube videos or movies. The phablets in this ranking are the most popular and best-selling devices from China. Concerning the shops that sell Chinese phones, we only chose the most established ones with nearly perfect rating. In the ranking, we tried to include phablets with different hardware equipment as well as devices from different price ranges so that anybody can find the right phone for them.

In this list, you find the best-selling phones/phablets from China with a display size of 5.7inches or bigger. The ranking contains the most popular 5.7(++)-inch smartphones. All of the shops listed in our price comparison are respectable and trustworthy online shops, which are mainly rated positively.

* Prices include shipping and customs duties. Intermediate changes of prices, ranking, delivery time and costs possible.