Best phablets: the top supersized smartphones

Bigger is better

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry's first ever Android smartphone

Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm | OS: Android Lollipop | Screen size: 5.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 808 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3410mAh | Rear camera: 18MP | Front camera: 2MP

Great screen
Stock Android
Patchy performance
Lacks premium build quality

At 5.4 inches the BlackBerry Priv falls just outside the 5.5-inch cut-off we've allowed ourselves for the best phablet round up, but there are a couple of reasons why you should still consider it.

Firstly it has a physical QWERTY keyboard, something of a rarity in today's market, and it's hidden by an old-school slider - which is rather lovely.

Secondly it runs stock Android, but BlackBerry has teamed up with DTEK to added some handy security features. It's not perfect, with some patchy performance and a high price tag, but do give it a look.

Read the full review: BlackBerry Priv

Moto X Play

Moto X Play

A phablet for "on the go" types

Weight: 169g | Dimensions: 148 x 75 x 10.9mm | OS: Android Lollipop | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 615 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 3630mAh | Rear camera: 21MP | Front camera: 5MP

Great battery life
Decent price
No TurboPower charger in the box
Not fully waterproof

The Moto X Play does a lot right with an impressive camera, superb battery life and attractive price, but there's a frustrating number of missing features and options.

Of course, the low price tag means it doesn't need all the bells and whistles and if you're on a tighter budget but want to maximise your screen size this is a good option.

Read the full review: Moto X Play

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Tempting for the Windows faithful, but perhaps no one else

Weight: 165g | Dimensions: 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1mm | OS: Windows 10 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 810 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Rear camera: 20MP | Front camera: 5MP

Great Screen
Fantastic camera
Inconsistent battery life
Lack of quality apps

Windows is back on smartphones, and the Lumia 950 XL is currently the biggest handset touting Windows 10 Mobile.

There's a load of power, strong screen and decent camera, plus access to Microsoft's fleet of Office apps including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

It does have a few shortcomings though, with its app store unable to match Android and iOS, and several inconsistencies in performance.

Read the full review: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL