Best big-screen smartphones

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Nic Healey can usually be found on a couch muttering about aspect ratios and 7.1 channel sound - which is helpful given that he's the home entertainment guy at CNET.

Big, it seems, is definitely in fashion. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, the most popular smartphone screen size is now 4.5 inches, up from 4.3 inches in 2012.

While that's impressively large compared to the iPhone 5's 4-inch display, there are still a lot of devices offering even bigger screen experiences. It's not entirely clear what factors are driving this increased demand for screen real estate, but the continuing rise of the smartphone as an entertainment consumption device, including second-screen apps, is likely to be a big factor.

While a few of these might veer into the so-called "phablet" category, here's a list of the some of the top phones we've seen with screens bigger than the now "average" 4.5 inches.

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SamW2 posted a comment   

what about bb z30?


madman6 posted a comment   

16GB version Nexus 4 is $299.00(without postage) from Australia Google Play Store.
And 32GB version LG Optimus G Pro is $388.00 at JB Hi Fi.


madman6 posted a reply   

Oops~ I mean Optimus G.


viswamcnet posted a comment   

Its bad that they left out Nokia Lumia phones. Guess cnet is biased when it comes Nokia or WP8

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