Gigan­to­ma­nia has not bypassed the world of smart­phones. Whether you’re work­ing hard, watch­ing movies or play­ing games, dis­play size mat­ters. Smart­phones with screens between 5.7 and 6.0 inch­es are called phablets. They are notice­ably larg­er than typ­i­cal devices, but small­er than tablets, for which a trouser pock­et is already small. We have com­piled a list of the top 5 smart­phones of 2022, which are valu­able not only for their impres­sive dis­play size.

The large screen is a god­send for play­ers and lovers of pho­tos and videos. Pho­to: economictimes.indiatimes.com

Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 4: the smart­phone with the largest fold­ing screen ever
One Plus 10 Pro — com­pro­mise, inex­pen­sive, with good auton­o­my
Google Pix­el 6 Pro is a cam­era phone with a large dis­play
Sam­sung Galaxy S22 Plus — flag­ship at a mod­er­ate price
iPhone 14 Plus is a smart­phone from Apple with a large screen

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: the smartphone with the largest folding screen ever

Smartphone-“butterfly”, smart­phone-unique. The Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 4’s 6.2‑inch dis­play quick­ly trans­forms into a huge 7.6‑inch pock­et screen with just the open­ing of the case. In the open state, the phablet is indis­tin­guish­able from the tablet. A con­ve­nient taskbar for switch­ing between appli­ca­tions, a sty­lus (S Pen) for tak­ing notes and draw­ing — the Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cre­ates a large work area (or two at once) by default.

The phablet screen is handy for get­ting things done quick­ly and dou­bles as a great dis­play for games and movies. Pho­to: cnet.com

The dis­play and sty­lus make mul­ti­task­ing easy. No switch­ing between win­dows in the back­ground, scal­ing, search­ing for the right but­ton with your fin­ger. Sweep to choose from: hor­i­zon­tal or ver­ti­cal. The Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 4 takes up a lot of space when fold­ed, but fits in an emp­ty pock­et or bag. Smart­phone out­side — phablet-semi-tablet inside. The only price to pay for an advanced screen is weight. 263 grams, most like­ly, will not please women, but for men it will not be a prob­lem.

On board the phablet is a pro­duc­tive, up-to-date Snap­drag­on 8 Plus Gen 1 chip. The proces­sor does not lim­it the choice of appli­ca­tions: with the sup­port of 12 GB of RAM, any heavy pro­grams and games on the Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 4 run smooth­ly. In pop­u­lar titles like Gen­shin Impact, Apex Leg­end, COD:Mobile, the phablet pro­duces at least 60 FPS and does not heat up above 36–37 degrees. An amaz­ing gam­ing expe­ri­ence on a huge screen is guar­an­teed.

The cam­eras of the flag­ship phablet are com­pa­ra­ble in lev­el to the lens­es of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and are iden­ti­cal to the hard­ware of the Sam­sung S22 Plus. The 50MP main cam­era cap­tures shad­ow detail, nat­ur­al skin tones, and plants well. The over­all lev­el of detail is high. Night mode pulls out shots in low light, and Flex mode allows you to take pho­tos with­out hands (just show your palm at the cam­era or acti­vate shoot­ing by voice com­mand) An addi­tion­al 10-megapix­el tele­pho­to lens with a triple opti­cal zoom and a 10-megapix­el self­ie cam­era are not infe­ri­or to the qual­i­ty of hard­ware rec­og­nized cam­era phones.

A shot on the main cam­era of the Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 4 with­out weak points. Pho­to: digitalcameraworld.com

Sam­sung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Key Fea­tures:

  • dis­play (exter­nal): 6.2″ Dynam­ic AMOLED 2x (2316 x 904; 120Hz);
  • dis­play (inter­nal): 7.6″ OLED (2176 x 1812; 120Hz);
  • size: 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mm;
  • proces­sor: Snap­drag­on 8 Plus Gen 1;
  • RAM: 12 GB;
  • bat­tery capac­i­ty: 4400 mAh.

Rea­sons to buy:

  • the largest fold­ing screen among all smart­phones;
  • tablet-like expe­ri­ence;
  • excel­lent cam­eras;
  • high per­for­mance.

What is impor­tant to know:

  • sty­lus (S Pen) not includ­ed;
  • the price of the device is more than 125,000 rubles;
  • thick­ness and weight take some get­ting used to.

One Plus 10 Pro — compromise, inexpensive, with good autonomy

Smart­phones from Apple are expen­sive by def­i­n­i­tion, phablets from Sam­sung are too. For those look­ing for a rel­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive smart­phone with a large screen, the One Plus 10 Pro is a com­pro­mise solu­tion. The device with a 6.7‑inch QHD dis­play runs on Android, remains con­cise in design and con­struc­tion, not heavy and com­fort­able.

One Plus 10 Pro is large but ergonom­ic: fits in one hand and weighs only 201g. Pho­to: smartprix.com

In terms of dis­play, the One Plus 10 Pro fits into the phablet class and looks impres­sive with­out being bulky. On a juicy, bright screen, videos and games look amaz­ing­ly volu­mi­nous and real­is­tic. AMOLED tech­nol­o­gy and 120 Hz guar­an­tee smooth and high­ly detailed images.

LTPO is built into One Plus 10 Pro: the smart­phone adjusts the refresh rate to the type of con­tent on the screen auto­mat­i­cal­ly. This saves bat­tery pow­er. The bat­tery of the mod­el is hardy, 5000 mAh. The aver­age bat­tery life is 11–12 hours in the mode of con­stant web surf­ing and the occa­sion­al launch of YouTube. In terms of auton­o­my, the One­Plus 10 Pro out­per­forms both the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro in tests at a low­er cost.

The mat­te cov­er is pleas­ant to the touch and does not col­lect fin­ger­prints. Pho­to: tomsguide.com

The iron base of the smart­phone is Snap­drag­on 8 Gen 1. The proces­sor of most flag­ships in 2022 does not expe­ri­ence prob­lems in games and appli­ca­tions, and does not over­heat dur­ing long ses­sions. The devel­op­ers have brought the cool­ing sys­tem to mind — the smart­phone bypass­es the Galaxy S22 Ultra in gam­ing tests, remain­ing cold. The key advan­tage of the One­Plus 10 Pro is the noto­ri­ous val­ue for mon­ey. Pre­mi­um smart­phones and phablets with a Snap­drag­on 8 Gen 1 proces­sor are sig­nif­i­cant­ly more expen­sive.

The com­pa­ny has invest­ed all the resources and expe­ri­ence in the cam­eras. One­Plus 10 Pro is the best in terms of shoot­ing qual­i­ty among all mod­els from the man­u­fac­tur­er. The 48 MP main cam­era com­petes suc­cess­ful­ly with the cam­eras of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Pix­el 6 Pro and can shoot in 10-bit mode in HDIF for­mat, and in 12-bit mode in RAW. There are bil­lions of col­ors avail­able in the pho­to behind the num­bers and abbre­vi­a­tions. Beau­ti­ful tran­si­tions, real­is­tic and deep shades are vis­i­ble. Pho­tos lit­er­al­ly come to life and in skill­ful hands turn into detailed, clear and mem­o­rable pic­tures for the col­lec­tion.

Pho­to on the main cam­era. F/1.8, ISO 100, 1/2087 c. Pho­to: www.gsmarena.com

Oth­er mod­ules include: 8 MP tele­pho­to cam­era, 50 MP ultra wide-angle cam­era, 32 MP self­ie cam­era. Fil­ter set­tings and col­or schemes can be applied to any pho­to on the fly thanks to the Mas­ter­Styles fea­ture, which uses Apple’s pho­to­graph­ic styles.

Key Fea­tures of One­Plus 10 Pro:

  • dis­play: 6.7″ AMOLED (3216 x 1440; 120Hz);
  • size: 163 x 73.9 x 8.55mm;
  • proces­sor: Snap­drag­on 8 Gen 1;
  • RAM: 8, 12 GB;
  • bat­tery capac­i­ty: 5000 mAh.

Rea­sons to buy:

  • the best alter­na­tive to phablets from Sam­sung in terms of per­for­mance and auton­o­my;
  • expres­sive design;
  • well-devel­oped and con­ve­nient oper­at­ing sys­tem OxygenOS;
  • best cam­eras among all One­Plus mod­els.

What is impor­tant to know:

  • tele­pho­to lens is only 8 megapix­els;
  • guar­an­teed updates for three years.

Google Pixel 6 Pro is a camera phone with a large display

Pix­el 6 Pro deserved­ly made it to the top list of the best smart­phones in the first half of 2022. The large 6.7‑inch QHD+ dis­play added a lot of bonus points to the phablet. Superb con­trast, bright­ness, and hue sat­u­ra­tion at 120Hz refresh rate made the Pix­el 6 Pro look like a Reti­na screen. The LTPO func­tion adjusts the dis­play hertz from 10 to 120 for com­fort­able oper­a­tion and bat­tery sav­ing.

The Pix­el 6 Pro dis­play brings aes­thet­ic plea­sure in all sce­nar­ios. Pho­to: androidplanet.nl

Beyond the dis­play, the Pix­el 6 Pro stands out for its shell and OS opti­miza­tions. In mul­ti­task­ing mode, appli­ca­tions open very quick­ly, work smooth­ly and with­out draw­downs. The pro­pri­etary Ten­sor chip copes with cur­rent games and appli­ca­tions calm­ly: with­out over­heat­ing, freezes and throt­tling (forced low­er­ing of the proces­sor fre­quen­cy).

The Pix­el 6 Pro deserves the title of a cam­era phone not only because of the 50-megapix­el main cam­era and periscope zoom. The smart­phone has a smart, intel­li­gent image pro­cess­ing sys­tem. Pho­tos are lit­er­al­ly trans­formed before our eyes. In Mag­ic Eras­er edit­ing mode, you can remove unnec­es­sary objects from the pic­ture in a cou­ple of sec­onds. The Face Unblur fea­ture can cap­ture objects in motion and improve sta­bi­liza­tion. A com­mon char­ac­ter­is­tic of all shots tak­en with the Pix­el 6 Pro is real­ism.

With Pix­el 6 Pro, amaz­ing pho­tos come nat­u­ral­ly. Shot in Action Pan mode. Pho­to: digitalcameraworld.com

Google Pix­el 6 Pro Key Fea­tures:

  • dis­play: 6.7″ OLED (3120 x 1440; 120Hz);
  • size: 163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm;
  • proces­sor: Ten­sor;
  • RAM: 12 GB;
  • bat­tery capac­i­ty: 5000 mAh.

Rea­sons to buy:

  • real cam­era phone;
  • good per­for­mance;
  • unusu­al design;
  • cheap­er than sim­i­lar flag­ship phones with a large screen;
  • smart fea­tures from Google for shoot­ing with the use of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence.

What is impor­tant to know:

  • in auton­o­my is slight­ly infe­ri­or to com­peti­tors;
  • The fin­ger­print scan­ner works well, but it’s not per­fect.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus — flagship at a reasonable price

Sam­sung S22 Plus received a 6.6‑inch screen and a peak bright­ness increased to 1750 nits, with which work­ing in the sun does not cause dis­com­fort. The best mod­el in the S22 line can be argued for a long time, but the Plus ver­sion has obvi­ous advan­tages: from a new chipset and fast charg­ing to a tele­pho­to lens with a triple opti­cal zoom.

Galaxy S22 Plus has retained its strict design fea­tures and neat exe­cu­tion. Pho­to: businessinsider.com

The AMOLED screen of the smart­phone sup­ports LTPO in the range of 48–120 Hz, pleas­es with excel­lent con­trast and col­or repro­duc­tion. Thanks to the high pix­el den­si­ty and pro­pri­etary matrix, text and objects on the dis­play are dis­played with exem­plary clar­i­ty. Vision Boost­er tech­nol­o­gy auto­mat­i­cal­ly adjusts screen bright­ness based on the envi­ron­ment. The sys­tem works more accu­rate­ly than the banal auto-bright­ness and illu­mi­nates the dis­play cor­rect­ly, at the right moments.

The installed Exynos 2200 proces­sor is not a pre­mi­um class, but in syn­thet­ic tests it shows a con­fi­dent result for games and work. Titles and pro­grams of 2022 start with­out a long wait, do not slow down in the process at high graph­ics set­tings. The opti­mized One UI 4.1 shell in the con­di­tions of high screen refresh rate gives amaz­ing smooth­ness and com­fort in the launch­er.

Android 12 with One UI 4.1 shell is friend­ly and full of set­tings for dif­fer­ent pref­er­ences. Pho­to: connect.de

Shoot­ing in low light con­di­tions is not with­out dif­fi­cul­ty. On the oth­er hand, the 12 MP wide-angle cam­era cap­tures nat­ur­al col­ors, the 3x tele­pho­to lens sur­pris­es with detail, and the 50 MP main cam­era is capa­ble of cap­tur­ing pic­tures with a decent dynam­ic range.

Frames from the main cam­era — the flag­ship lev­el. Pho­to: www.gsmarena.com

Sam­sung Galaxy S22 Plus Key Fea­tures:

  • dis­play: 6.6″ AMOLED (2340 x 1080; 120Hz);
  • size: 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.64 mm;
  • proces­sor: Sam­sung Exynos 2200;
  • RAM: 8 GB;
  • bat­tery capac­i­ty: 4500 mAh.

Rea­sons to buy:

  • accept­able price for the flag­ship Sam­sung device;
  • dis­play with­out weak­ness­es — very bright and beau­ti­ful;
  • fast charg­ing 45W;
  • pow­er­ful tele­pho­to lens, good main cam­era.

What is impor­tant to know:

  • auton­o­my is aver­age (about 9.5 hours with con­stant web surf­ing);
  • in terms of depth of cam­era set­tings and the lev­el of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, it is infe­ri­or to the Pix­el 6 Pro.

iPhone 14 Plus is a smartphone from Apple with a large screen

The iPhone 14 Plus costs less than the 14 Pro Max while main­tain­ing an iden­ti­cal screen size. Apple left out the dis­play refresh rate, tele­pho­to lens and fast charg­ing. Com­peti­tors from the world of Android are far ahead on these points. But even in such a “trun­cat­ed” con­fig­u­ra­tion, 14 Plus does not lose its posi­tion thanks to the icon­ic soft­ware, body and cam­era.

Despite the mixed reviews, the iPhone 14 Plus remains in the spot­light. Pho­to: tomsguide.com

The con­cept of the iPhone 14 Plus is a device with a large screen (6.7 inch­es), good bat­tery life and no pre­mi­um coat­ing. The log­ic is sim­ple: the buy­er receives a brand­ed smart­phone from a glob­al brand at a low­er price. In prac­ti­cal terms, Apple’s approach has made the device thin and light (only 203 g), suf­fi­cient­ly pro­duc­tive and per­fect­ly bal­anced. There are no always-on dis­play, 120Hz, and tele­pho­to func­tions. But the screen, even with­out much smooth­ness, is rich, bright and clear.

The main coun­ter­bal­ance to all the miss­ing fea­tures is the cam­eras. On the iPhone 14 Plus, they are iden­ti­cal to the iPhone 14 Pro. At the back are two 12 MP cam­eras: main and ultra-wide-angle with aper­tures of f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, respec­tive­ly. New sen­sors help to take high-qual­i­ty pic­tures in low light con­di­tions. Deep Fusion tech­nol­o­gy process­es uncom­pressed pho­tos at an ear­ly stage, which enhances the detail of fin­ished shots. The ultra-wide-angle cam­era cap­tures great shots full of fine details. In por­trait mode, the lack of light does not inter­fere with cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful pho­tos with good dynam­ic range.

iPhone 14 Plus will help you cap­ture beau­ti­ful shots no mat­ter the con­di­tions. Snap­shot on the main cam­era. Pho­to: techradar.com

The smart­phone is pow­ered by the A15 Bion­ic proces­sor. Its pow­er is enough for a launch­er, stream­ing video, play­ing well-known titles on medi­um and medi­um-high set­tings. The soft­ware is close to per­fect. iOS 16 brings a new user-friend­ly and cus­tomiz­able lock screen, updat­ed image seg­men­ta­tion fea­tures. You can select an object in the pho­to, “detach” and drag it to anoth­er appli­ca­tion. The func­tion is of lit­tle use, but effec­tive.

iPhone 14 Plus Key Fea­tures:

  • Dis­play: 6.7″ OLED (2778 x 1284);
  • size: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.8mm;
  • proces­sor: A15 Bion­ic;
  • RAM: 6 GB;
  • bat­tery capac­i­ty: 4325 mAh.

Rea­sons to buy:

  • excel­lent auton­o­my: work at an aver­age load up to two days;
  • tra­di­tion­al­ly great cam­eras;
  • brand and design;
  • light­weight body.

What is impor­tant to know:

  • screen refresh rate — only 60 Hz;
  • slow charg­ing — 20 W;
  • no tele­pho­to lens.


Buy­ing a phone with a large screen (phablet) will make life much eas­i­er for peo­ple who spend a lot of time with the device. A banal increase in usable area unties hands. You can com­fort­ably edit video and audio, cre­ate text mate­ri­als with­out pain in your eyes, play and enjoy your favorite movies.

By itself, a giant dis­play is not a panacea. It is impor­tant that the size is com­bined with the fea­tures and options that com­ple­ment the over­all char­ac­ter­is­tics of the phone. Busi­ness trav­el­ers need auton­o­my, gamers need pow­er­ful hard­ware, busi­ness­men need style and ergonom­ics. In our top — diverse options. The choice is always yours.