For a lot of phone-owners, bigger is better
Big phones are great for entertainment, for a start. Games and movies look good on large displays, and you can really immerse yourself in the action. They're good for work too – if you need to dive into a spreadsheet or do a spot of split-screen multi-tasking, you’ll need the processing power and screen-size a bigger phone can give you.
Big phones are more popular than ever, so if you want to go large you’re almost spoilt for choice. Here are five of our favourites.
iPhone 7 Plus
The amazing 5.5-inch screen on iPhone 7 Plus is the brightest, most colourful iPhone display ever – it’s 25% brighter than its predecessor, iPhone 6s.
iPhone 7 Plus also has a state-of-the-art dual lens 12MP camera that shoots incredible photographs, and it’s the first iPhone with stereo speakers. Plus, it uses the most powerful chip ever in an iPhone.
Buy iPhone 7 Plus from Carphone Warehouse.
The Pixel XL is Google’s first ever smartphone, and it’s a beauty. For the largest, purest Android experience ever, look no further.
The 5.5-inch AMOLED display looks fantastic, and there’s a lot going on behind the scenes too, with lots of great Google apps and features built-in. Pick of the bunch is Google Assistant, your very own virtual helper. You can give it instructions (like telling it to play music or show you photographs), and you can ask it questions – there’s not a lot it doesn’t know.
Buy Pixel XL, a phone by Google, from Carphone Warehouse.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
The 5.5-inch dual-curved screen on the Galaxy S7 edge makes it a phone that really stands out from the crowd.
The Quad HD display is colourful and incredibly detailed, and there’s a powerful octa-core processor keeping everything running smoothly. This makes the Galaxy S7 edge a great phone for serious gamers or anyone wanting to explore the world of virtual reality.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge from Carphone Warehouse.
Huawei Mate S
The super-slim Huawei Mate S is a sleek, attractive smartphone with a standout display. The 5.5-inch Full HD screen extends to the very edges of phone, giving you a borderless and fully immersive viewing experience. It’s also got a 13MP camera packed with features, including time-lapse, beauty mode and light painting – great for taking arty, long exposure shots.
Buy the Huawei Mate S from Carphone Warehouse.
HP Elite x3
We’ve left the biggest to last. If a mere 5.5-inches isn’t enough for you, then check out HP Elite x3’s mammoth 5.96-inch AMOLED display.
And you can go even larger than that, because the HP Elite x3 has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. You can either turn it into a PC with the Desk Dock accessory, or use a Mobile Extender to transform it into a laptop. If you’ve got some serious work lined up and you need a full-size screen to do the job properly, this could be the phone for you.
Buy the HP Elite x3 from Carphone Warehouse.
Have we missed any biggies? If your favourite sizeable smartphone isn't on our list, let us know.