Best phablets: the top supersized smartphones

Bigger is better

The 10 best phablets in the world today

Updated: It's all change at the top - our definitive ranking of phablets contains some surprising placings for the top phones.

Our hands might not be getting any bigger but our phones certainly are. As flagships like the LG G4 and OnePlus 2 creep up to 5.5 inches, while other phones break the 6-inch mark, some phablets are starting to resemble small tablets, arguably filling the roles of both a smartphone and a slate.

If you think that one device is better than two, or just have really big hands, then there's a growing selection of phones to suit... and these are the best.

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Moto X Style

7. Moto X Style

Customisable and affordable

OS: Android Lollipop | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | Memory: 3GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 21MP | Front camera: 5MP

The Moto X Style is one of three pretty high-end handsets Motorola has released this year, slotting in between the Moto X Force and the Moto X Play in terms of specs and price, but with a 5.7-inch screen it's the largest of the three.

It runs nearly pure Android too, so for fans of unadulterated versions of Google's OS it's a strong alternative to the Nexus 6P.

As the name suggests the Style is pretty stylish and hugely customisable, with a metal frame and a wood, leather or plastic back. It's not quite as much of a looker as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ or iPhone 6S Plus, but it's not far off.

The battery life could be better and it's a bit of a handful, but with solid performance, a decent camera and a reasonable price tag it's well worth considering.

OnePlus 2

6. OnePlus 2

A flagship phablet at a mid-range price

OS: Android Lollipop | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | Memory: 3/4GB | Storage: 16/64GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

The Moto X Style undercuts some rivals but the OnePlus 2 is a true bargain, as it starts at just £239/$329.

That's a mid-range price, yet the OnePlus 2 is a high-end phone, with a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, up to 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, a 13MP camera and a fairly strong design, especially if you shell out for one of the alternative covers.

There's no NFC or microSD card slot and the OnePlus 2 isn't the best phone or the best phablet you'll find, but for £239 it doesn't have to be. It's less than half the price of the iPhone 6S Plus yet can go blow for blow with it in almost every way.

Like the LG G4 it's just barely a phablet, so if you want a true tablet replacement the OnePlus 2 won't cut it, but if you just want a big phone that's also a big bargain it doesn't get much better than this.

5. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The world's first 4K screen in a phone - with some amazing bits bolted on too

OS: Android 5.1 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 5520 х 4140 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB |Battery: 3,430mAh | Rear camera: 23MP | Front camera: 5.1MP

This is Sony's latest phablet, and it's a pretty darn nifty one at that. Its main feature is the 4K screen it's packing on the front - and it's not as mental as you'd think.

It's a brilliant display - there's nothing more pin-sharp on the market at 806ppi density. We're not convinced you'll be able to SEE those extra pixels, and they're not turned on all the time, but it's there.

The Xperia Z5 is already a good phone, and that's been supersized here - with the same brilliant camera, waterproof chassis and good Hi-Res audio.

Battery life could be better, but it's no worse than a lot on this list - if you want to try something different, the Z5 Premium could well be it.