Updated On July 15, 2021
As we use our smartphones more often and for more complex tasks, screen size has grown more important when selecting a device. Large-screen smartphones, sometimes called “phablets,” have taken the market by storm.
A larger screen provides many benefits. It makes viewing movies and playing games more enjoyable, allows for precision with the touch screen and often hides a more powerful battery and hardware.
If you’re convinced that a big screen is the way to go, you’re not alone. Manufacturers offer a variety of smartphones with generous screen sizes. From smallest to largest, here are the five (best) phones with the largest screens you can get in 2021.
Why Use a Large-Screen Smartphone?
You have an eye for visuals. While bigger smartphone screens deliver this draw, they have a few other advantages, too.
Generally, the larger the cell phone screen, the bigger the battery and the greater the memory. The increased surface area further helps with eliminating typos as you write a text or email.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Although the iPhone 12 is certainly impressive, its larger counterpart, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, exceeds its screen with a 6.7-inch OLED display. You sense the amount of color and depth right away, which Apple then pairs with top-tier performance: a faster A14 Bionic processor, 5G capabilities, crisper cameras offering a 2.5x zoom and a protective Ceramic Shield Display, for when you accidentally drop your phone.
As already mentioned, the battery life matches the screen size. Here, you’ll find the iPhone 12 Pro Max delivers nearly 11 hours – two hours more than the standard iPhone 12.
OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro holds its own and brings the visuals with a 6.7-inch AMOLED dynamically refreshing display that spans 1Hz to 120Hz based on your activities.
Building off this size, a partnership with Hasselblad upgraded the camera lens, offering unprecedented detail thanks to advanced color processing. As well, coupled with fast-charging technology and the Snapdragon 888 processor is a battery life exceeding 10 hours.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Searching for a large-screen Android phone? The Galaxy S21 Ultra takes size to the max without folding anything over with a 6.8-inch screen. Coupled with this is stunning OLED resolution, an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, WQHD+ screen resolution, a camera delivering an even greater degree of detail with two telephoto lenses and compatibility with the S Pen and Bluetooth-supported S Pen Pro stylus.
Running on the Snapdragon 888 processor, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is considered an all-around upgrade to the S20, with its screen size just being one of the many improvements.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra shares many of the features as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, including the resolution and refresh rate, but goes a step further with the screen size – increased to 6.9 inches. This sets the stage for even greater visuals, brightness and viewing angles, plus enough area for comfortably using the integrated S Pen stylus.
Setting the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra apart is the overall smooth scrolling experience – ideal for those who game regularly on their phone – and ability to conserve battery life. These aspects are coupled with faster responsiveness (by 9ms), a 108MP camera with an autofocus sensor and 50x Space Zoom, and ability to stream both Xbox games and use Android apps on your Windows desktop.
Galaxy Z Fold 2
This is the first and only folding smartphone on the list. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 exceeds all other options here with a 7.6-inch size meant for running multiple apps at once yet able to fold down to 6.2 inches without compromising functionality. Continuity software lets the app transition from one screen to the next without interruption.
Sell Your Used Phone for Cash to Upgrade
Though some lower-range options are available, large screen smartphones like these can still be expensive. If you’re saving up for a new phablet in 2021, consider selling your old phone with The Whiz Cells. We buy a variety of devices at competitive prices, so you can get the phone you really want.