Ranking of top phablets

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.