10 Best 5.5-inch Screen Smartphones for 2015
If you like Phablets, especially those with 5.5-inch screen, you should check out the following 10 smartphones with that size and perhaps choose one of them to be yours!
1. ZTE Star 3:
ZTE Star 3 Specs:
According to some reports, the Star 3 will own a 5.5-inch 2,160 x 3,840 pixel resolution display, giving the display a pixel density of 808ppi. Also note that the bezel is listed at a mere 0.55mm, nearly edge-to-edge. Other than that, Star 3 will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. We expect that ZTE will equip their handset with 3GB or 4GB RAM, instead of 2GB RAM built in Star 2, and larger battery like 3,000mAh or so, not just 2,400mAh batt as the former’s.
As for camera, Star 3 may remain the 13MP rear dual cam, but of course, if the company can improve the shooters to more than 13MP, the phone’s gonna be awesome. Besides, there can be two color options: dark gray and shiny blue.
ZTE Star 3 Price in Malaysia: To be confirmed
2. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus:
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus Specs:
Though, the official Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus launch date has been not confirmed yet, there are some key features of this new Samsung device having got revealed.
First, it is reported to have a 5.4 or 5.5-inch curved screen, the same size as iPhone 6 Plus. Besides, S6 edge Plus display will also feature the same display resolution which is 1440 x 2560 pixels (577ppi pixel density), the same camera combo which includes a 16MP rear and 5MP front snapper. Other than that, S6 edge Plus will be sporting a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor along with 32GB of storage. So, apart from those predicted features, there’s no word made for other specs.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus Price in Malaysia: To be confirmed
3. Elephone P8000:
Elephone P8000 Specs:
Elephone P8000 is going to keep the fingerprint sensor on the phone’s rear. Besides, it boasts a 5.5-inch1080p display and 3GB RAM. While MediaTek 6752 is also a very capable chipset for a smartphone, it does not support international LTE, which seems to be a drawback for devices owning this processor. It looks like Elephone has found out a better choice for their next phone when building the newer MediaTek MT6753 catering “Worldmode LTE” in P8000. As a result, Elephone P8000 will be able to support all 4G networks all over the world.
Different from the 3,450mAh battery of Elephone P7000, P8000 will have more advantages when owning a 4,200mAh batt. This is going to be a worth-considering option for those who want their phone to last more than 24 hours. On the other hand, price is also a point that can make Elephone P8000 a good choice. According to some reliable sources, this new handset will come with a price tag of about $209.99 (which means Elephone P8000 price in Malaysia can be RM770). It is obviously cheaper than its elder brother.
Elephone P8000 Price in Malaysia: $209.99 (about RM770)
4. Gionee Marathon M5:
Gionee Marathon M5 Specs:
Another 5.5-inch screen smartphone can be named is Gionee Marathone M5, sporting a 5.5-inch HD screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE, 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). As for the camera, there are a 13MP rear cam and a 5MP front-facing snapper. The whole phone will be running on Gionee’s Amigo OS on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop.
And its most important selling point is the dual battery, whose each is capable of 3,010mAh. Thanks to this combination, it powers the device with a totally huge capacity of 6,020mAh. Moreover, according to Gionee, the incredible battery together with power management software built in M5 will allow it to last for 4 days, even with heavy use.
Gionee Marathon M5 Price in Malaysia: 2,299 Yuan (around RM1,380)
5. Philips i999:
Philips i999 Specs:
The phone has been certified at TENAA and said to pack pretty powerful specs. With a 5.5-inch 2K screen, Philips i999 will become the very first phone in the house to sport that feature. Besides, it uses 3D arc tech to create better curvature, developed on the basis of 2.5D. On the other hand, the device will come with 3GB RAM and 2.5GHz quad-coreSnapdragon 801 processor. The focus points on this latest smartphone are the currently popular fingerprint scanner and narrow-bezel design, maybe with metal casing.
On the other hand, Philips i999 camera is also a beast. It has a 8MP front shooter, definitely going to satisfy many selfie lovers, and a 20MP sensor with dual Philips LED flash which is a very famous product of the company. However, despite such high-end Philips i999 specs, the smartphone just runs Android Kitkat 4.4.3 version. This could be a minus for Philips to consumers’ way of thinking.
Philips i999 Price in Malaysia: To be confirmed
6. Meizu M2 Note:
Meizu M2 Note Specs:
Basically, M2 Note owns a 5.5-inch 1080P screen and an octa-core MeidaTek MT6753 processor. Besides, there are built-in 2GB RAM and 2 choices of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB, running on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Flyme 4.5 operating system. As for camera, it includes a 5MP front-facing snapper and a 13MP rear one. And as we mentioned before, M2 Note does not sport a fingerprint scanner on the back.
This handset is powered by a 3,100mAh battery and there is a microSD card slot for you to expand the storage, which means you don’t have to worry about the limited space for your favorite images, music, videos and so on.
Meizu M2 Note Price in Malaysia: 799 Yuan (around RM477) for 16GB version and 999 Yuan (RM596) for 32GB ver
7. Oukitel U8:
Oukitel U8 Specs:
Oukitel U8 is a 2.5D-curved-glass-over phone with finishes made of aluminum alloy and housing made of plastic. Apart from its interesting design, U8 includes 5.5” 720p IPS screen, a combo of 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 5 mega-pixel front camera, 2GB RAM, Mali-T720 GPU, 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 16GB of storage but it can be expanded up to 128GB thanks to a microSD card slot. There is also a fingerprint scanner placed under the main snapper.
It is powered by Mediatek MT6735 64-bit Quad-core processor, and run by Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 2,850mAh battery that can provide users with about 15 hours of conversation and 100 hours of standby time.
Oukitel U8 Price in Malaysia: $169.99 (about RM640)
8. Lenovo A7000:
Lenovo A7000 Specs:
A7000 has a 5.5-inch HD IPS screen (1280×720) that features a wide-angle view of about 180°, bringing true theatre-like visuals. Additionally, it supports 4G LTE and boasts a 1/5GHz MediaTek True 8Core processor with 2GB RAM. The internal storage is 8GB and able to be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD. This phone is powered byAndroid 5.0 Lollipop OS and equipped with a combo of 8 mega-pixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 5 mega-pixel fixed-focus front camera. In terms of battery, it is a removable one at 2,900mAh, up to 16 hours 3G talk time. Besides, some other specs we’re aware of are dual SIM 4G LTE/3G HSPA, micro SIM, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. About its appearance, we note that it is 7.99mm thin, weighing 140 grams. Buyers will have two choices over the color: one is Onyx Black and the other is Pearl White.
One special thing about this machine is that Lenovo A7000 has become the first smartphone to employ Dolby Atmos audio tech in the world, promising you great sound experience as if you are sitting in a movie theatre.
Lenovo A7000 Price in Malaysia: Start from RM625 here
9. Mlais M4 Note:
Mlais M4 Note Specs:
Mlais M4 Note version comes with a 5.5” Full HD display, MTK6732 64-bit quad-core CPU, along with 16GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card) and 2GB RAM. The main camera is of 13.0MP AF with True Flash LED camera, which increases picture quality in low light condition. Also you get a huge 8MP Front Camera. It also supports dual SIMs and LTE connection. The 2,400mAh Battery is comparable to the competition of Xiaomi and Meizu.
Mlais M4 Note Price in Malaysia: $145.02 (about RM516)
10. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specs:
Some previous news sources have confirmed that Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 should be a 5.5-inch device with a 1080p display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. There are built-in 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. Apart from that, a 5MP front camera and a 13MP rear cam will support Redmi Note 2’s ability of taking photos. The whole phone is run by a 3,100mAh battery. However, some other sources said that Xiaomi is also developing a MediaTek MT6795 machine as a part of the Redmi series.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Price in Malaysia: To be confirmed