Phones with large screens certainly have their appeal. Just when one has decided that the Samsung Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch screen is pretty big, along comes the CarPad Note 5 F6, which has a massive display of 6 inches. This could well be the biggest phablet, or phone-tablet hybrid, in the world at present. The device has dimensions of 163.3 x 89.3 x 10.2mm and measures 282g.
Given that this device is made by a relatively-unknown China-based manufacturer, the large screen size allows the device to set itself apart from the many Android phones in the market that are virtually indistinguishable from each other because of their appearances.
Its screen is a WVGA capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480, 16 million colors, and support for multi-touch gestures. Under the hood, this phone runs on a dual-core MT6577 with a speed of 1GHz alongside 1GB of RAM. Its storage capacity is 4GB which can be expanded up to 32GB via a micro SD Card. For those on more than one network, the CarPad Note 5 F6 has Dual SIM standby and carries support for both 2G and 3G. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is its operating system while its graphics processor is the PowerVR Series 5.
For connectivity, the device has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDRWAPI, WLAN 802.11g/n, and GPS. It has an 8-megapixel main camera at its rear with autofocus, HD video recording and LED flash, and a web camera with a 2-megapixel sensor on its front. Ports include mini USB 2.0, and a 3.5 mm earphone jack.
All in all, these are decent specifications, which mean that the makers of the CarPad Note 5 F6 were interested in more than just a large, attention-grabbing screen.
On a side note, the name CarPad is a mystery, since it does not have any car-related features. Presumably, it refers to the fact that the CarPad Note 5 F6, with its phone and tablet features, could be a handy device to have in one’s car.
Those interested may purchase the phablet for $239 at Fastcardtech.