Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Big Phone, Small Changes, Smaller Battery

The stylus-packing Galaxy Note series has come into its own in recent years, to the point where we've been able to crown the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 the best big phone on the planet. But being big isn't enough alone anymore, with the Apple's iPhone 6 Plus taking some of the shine away from the supersized Android phablet brigade. Enter the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Read More >>

The Huawei MediaPad X2 Takes the Term ‘Phablet’ to a Whole New Level

It's no secret that our phones have been getting bigger over the last few years, but there should be a point where enough is enough. With Huawei announcing the 7-inch MediaPad X2 smartphone, that point is now. Please don't let phones with 7-inch displays become a thing. Read More >>

Galaxy Note Edge Review: This Crazy Smartphone Ain’t Half Bad

You've never seen anything quite like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The phone looks like it's melting. The entire right edge of the device is a second screen. And though it feels like a gimmick at first, that extra, angled real estate can be surprisingly cool. Read More >>

The Galaxy Note 4 Has the Best Display of Any Smartphone So Far

Samsung is continually improving upon the quality of its smartphone displays, and the screens on the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Edge are no exception. In fact, according to extensive testing from DisplayMate, one of them has the best smartphone display yet. Read More >>

Blink and You’ll Miss This Leaked Video of the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 should be coming very, very soon, almost certainly at Samsung's Unpacked event next week. But in the meantime, it's made a sneak appearance in an extremely short leaked video. Not the shortest we've seen, but close. Read More >>

LG Leaks Mammoth G3 Stylus Phablet in Official Video

It looks like LG wants to take on Samsung and the Galaxy Note with the newly leaked LG G3 Stylus. The pseudo-confirmation of this device's existence comes from a video posted by LG Mobile Global. Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Leaks Teases 7-Inch Devices

A "phablet" is the familiar portmanteau describing the popular desire to wrap a smartphone and a tablet into one package. The Lumia 1520 (pictured above) is an extreme example of the idea, a six-inch sweet-coloured smartphone that pushed the Windows Phone OS to its size limit. Now, Microsoft wants to go even bigger. Read More >>

Microsoft Finally Surrendered to the iPad. Good!

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is many things. It's thinner, it's faster; it's all of the superlatives that come when you out a New and Improved version of anything tech. It's also a white flag. Microsoft has finally accepted that Surface can't take on the iPad. But it might just be able to take the MacBook Air. Read More >>

6-Inch Motorola Monster Rumoured for Q3 Launch

New owner Lenovo is set to continue flushing devices out through the Google-era product development pipeline, with reports suggesting the Motorola "phablet" is scheduled to appear in Q3 of 2014. The device, previously expected to have a 6.3-inch display, is now just referred to as being a six-incher, with a late-summer arrival expected. [GForGames] Read More >>

Review: Nokia Lumia 1320 is a Perfectly Usable Pocket Monolith

Microsoft’s newly acquired phone division is pumping out the hardware at great pace, with the Lumia 1320 offering six inches of fun and a 5-Megapixel camera for capturing evidence of said fun. It won't win any beauty contests, or smallest-phone contests, but it’s not terrible. Don't be a Windows Phone denier, it’s really not that bad. Read More >>

Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra is 2014’s Latest Whopper

Sony's announced a new mid-to-high-end "phablet" model today, with its Xperia T2 Ultra arriving in both normal and dual-SIM options. It combines a 1080p display with a 13-Megapixel camera, with Sony plumbing its quad-core Qualcomm MSM8928 chipset into 1GB of RAM. Read More >>

Rumour/Guesswork/Fantasy Hints at 5-Inch iPhone 6 for Next Year

A Japanese magazine has made the not-particularly-bold claim that Apple will release an iPhone 6 in September of 2014, as you might expect. However, it reckons Apple might be preparing another size bump for its next model, which could see iPhone enter 5-inch "phablet" territory. Read More >>

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How to Decide Which Phablet’s Right For You (and How to Justify Owning One)

The phablet isn't a new phenomenon, but it's only recently taken off with Sony and HTC jumping on the obscenely-big smartphone bandwagon. Want to understand the art of the impractical Android? Phone experts Recombu have a few video tutorials you may want to watch first... Read More >>

Motorola Betting Big on Giant Note-Rivalling Xplay Phablet

You can hardly call yourself a mobile phone manufacturer these days if you don't have at least one hilariously sized handset in your arsenal, and in the phablet stakes Motorola is definitely playing catch up. Keeping up with the Joneses, Moto is now said to have a giant 6.3-inch Xplay handset in the works. Read More >>

Samsung Plans Technically “Bendable” Plastic OLED Display for Limited Edition Galaxy Note III

Samsung may well be the first company to actually deliver on the endless promise that flexible displays are on the way, with a limited edition Galaxy Note III with a plastic OLED screen said to be in production. Read More >>