5.5 Inch phablets are no longer considered gynormous, and are in fact perceived to have productivity advantages, apart from being fashionable among youth. If a large 5.5 Inch display is important to you and you are on a limited budget, here are some 5.5 Inch smartphones you can buy for under 6,000 INR.
The list includes is meant for those who strictly need a 5.5 Inch entry level Android phone. If you are willing to settle for a smaller display size, there are several other options available, which might serve you better. We have listed phones which we have had some practical experience with.
Micromax Canvas Tube A118R
Micromax Canvas Tube A118R was first introduced last year and is understandably running dated Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean software. The handset is running 1.2GHz Quad Core processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage.
The display has qHD 960 X 540 pixel resolution, which isn’t very sharp but is very useable. Other features include 8MP camera, 2MP front camera and 2300 mAh battery.
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Karbonn Titanium S29 Elite
Karbonn Titanium S29 Elite is another budget phone which comes with a large sized display, 1.3GHz quad core processor, with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. Other features include 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 2600 mAh battery.
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ZTE Grand X2
ZTEGrand X2 includes a 5.5 Inch IPS LCD display with qHD resolution. Other hardware is quite basic and includes 1.3GHz quad core processor with 1GB RAM, 4GB storage and 3200 mAh battery. Other features include Android 4.2 Jelly bean, 8MP rear camera and a VGA front camera.
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Spice Mi551 also includes a 5.5 Inch IPS LCD display with 960x 540 pixel qHD resolution. The handset is running Android 4.4 KitKat OS while other features include 8MP rear camera, 3.2MP front camera, 2200 mAh battery, 1.3GHz quad core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which can be further expanded by another 32GB using MicroSD card slot.
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Adcom A Note
Adcom A Note is powered by 1.5GHz quad core MediaTek processor, with 1GB RAM, 8MP internal storage and 32GB MicroSD card support. The handset includes a 5.5 Inch qHD display powered by a 2500 mAh battery. Software is Android 4.4KitKat. You can buy it for approx 5,399 INR.
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Personally, we would advise you to go with a smaller 5 Inch or 4.7 Inch display and choose one of the current gen devices. If compromise in size is not an option for you, you can consider from above mentioned devices.