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PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best phablets

0. phoneArena 04 Dec 2013, 11:12 posted on

Remember when the very first Samsung Galaxy Note hit the shelves? It was ridiculed by many for its sheer size, but eventually, the handset did turn out to be a winner for its maker. In fact, it is the smartphone responsible for the advent of a new category of phones – phablets, as they are commonly being referred to. And quite a few of them saw the light of day in 2013. Most of the major smartphone manufacturers already have at least one phablet in their portfolios, with more to surely come in the foreseeable future. Having that in mind, it makes sense having a category dedicated to phablets in this year's PhoneArena Awards. Well, here it is!...

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posted on 04 Dec 2013, 11:18 24

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


These were pretty much the only high end phablets this year (HTC One max doesn't count since it sucks), so no surprises. But finally they included Sony!

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:32 10

15. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


iPhone 5S is best phablet tbh

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:36 16

16. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I'm suprised they didn't try to say the iPad mini is a phablet.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:48

22. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


What do you think this is The Verge or Gizmodo?

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 13:09

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's not part phone

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 20:03

63. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


No iPhone Phablet❔

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:37 14

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Knowing PA, they would have ranked it #3 and left out the ZUltra.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 13:44

33. Finalflash (Posts: 3221; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I'm actually disappointed they didn't.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 18:05 1

59. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Not a joke
I'm surprised Ray didn't do, like the other tech sites would do, if they write such an article:
Put together with this 3 devices , the rumored iPhone 5.5" incher, with rumored specs(in their imaginations), and make it win .
ROTFL

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 18:46 1

60. skyline88 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


and Macbook is the best paperweight back in my home

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:47

68. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Beauty of SARCASM:D

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 15:47

72. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


PA is totally biased here... iphone 5s is the best phablet ever. Infact iphone 5 is still at the 2nd best... iphablets superiority is far too great to match... they are light years ahead even with the hardware of mid range phones.. the shear 6.5inch screen of 5s makes it the largest phablet ever made.. iphones without a shadow of a doubt is greatest in the catagory of "phablet" which it introduced back in 2011 with the great invention of iphone 4s... small screen and low specs note and z ultra are no match for iphone 5 n 5s

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 11:19 20

2. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Nothing against the Nokia and Sony phones, but I think Samsung definitely made the best one.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:38 10

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Proud owner of the best phablet of 2013. :)

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:46 11

21. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I'm not a Samsung person by any means, but the Note 3 is definitely a beast and stylish too.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 13:24 5

31. utg001 (unregistered)


Although I'm a die hard fan of WP and don't really like Android that much, but the truth is, Note 3 IS in fact the best. I get the best multitasking experience which is exactly what phablets are meant to be. Can't say much for WP8 until 8.1 rolls out.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 17:42 1

54. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


WTF is "phablet"? What the specs are needed, to cal smth,- like this? Who sick brain invented this stupid name, to invent fictional "category"?

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 18:52 2

62. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Screen size bud.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 20:03 1

64. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You have a Lumia 1520❔

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 11:25 7

3. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


"Remember when the very first Samsung Galaxy Note hit the shelves? It was ridiculed by many for its sheer size, "

It was mostly ridiculed by you , the tech media experts. You were trying hard, to kill the big screen phones, but this time you didn't succeed . Most of the ppl liked it , no matter how loud and brutal you were.
When you saw that you are helpless , your revenge was to call them "phablets".

Just say "sorry" and apologize for all the BS you wrote, and the brains that you washed to hold up the progress.

You did it same with W8 and hybrid

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 11:46

8. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Such hate and anger in them words.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 15:13

39. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


"anger"?

I'm just explaining has happened, really.
Shouldn't I?

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:17 1

12. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 527; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


When was PA "loud & brutal" in ridiculing the note? Link or it didnt happen & you're just talking BS

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 15:20

41. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I mean all so called "tech media".
All of them used the term:
"Too small for tablet, too big for phone= fail"

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 12:57 2

24. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Yes only some apple hype tech media wrote like that !
i liked from starting itself the size of note !
it was the something i was looking for !
thanks samsung !!!
apple sites can never win!

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 15:22

42. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


"only some apple hype tech media "????

All the so called "tech media"

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 16:29

48. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I think the worst criticism came from Gizmodo. They gave the original Note no chance to succeed and just laughed it off. I will have to find the article when I get home but it was back in 2011.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 17:44

55. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Not only "Gizmodo", Mr Advocate

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 00:01

66. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 527; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Dude supply some links or stfu

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 09:41

70. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Should I supply links to you??? LOL. As you don't know , that I'm right?? Come on.

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