Top 5 Lists: High on Android Phablets (as of 4/11/15)


With the US launch of the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge just yesterday, it seems like the perfect time to post our first ever top 5 High on Android phones list. Most sites make a single top 5 list, but this is a bit unfair when comparing a 6 inch Nexus 6 to a 5 inch HTC One M9 or Moto X (2014). Also, if you get really high on Android, it is necessary to consider the ease with which a phone can be modified, and the number of ROM options available. With these categories in mind we have created three top 5 lists, with your user preferences in mind. In this post we take a look at the best High on Android phablets, those are the heavy hitting phones over 5.5 inches.

High On Android Phablets (Screen size 5.5″ or greater)

1.) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 The Galaxy Note 4 has been available for about 6 months now, but it is still one beast of an Android phone. The Note 4 offers a powerful Snapdragon 805 processor and 3 GB of RAM with a 5.7″ QHD screen. More than anything else the S-Pen feature built-in on the Note 4 separates it from the pack in the phablet category. Many users buying phones in this size class look for productivity capability on their phone, the S-Pen offers the ability to take productivity further than on any other phone. Because the S-Pen is only available on the Note 4, and the other specs on the phone are top notch, this phone is an easy #1 on the phablet list.

2.) Nexus 6 : Google chose Motorola to craft the Nexus 6 handset, and Motorola did not disappoint one bit. The Nexus 6 has a massive 6″ screen perfect for consuming media and any productivity tasks, sometimes I even bang out a HOA article using the WordPress app on my Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 has similar hardware specs on the inside as the Note 4, but comes up a bit short in the camera department. If you need the extra screen real estate and camera or S-Pen don’t matter to you, the Nexus 6 is perfect.

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"