Living Large: The Biggest And Best Smartphones

You can be on the cutting edge of fashion, the very definition of style and the king or queen of cool, but if you’re carrying around an old junker for a smartphone it’s all for nought. Here are the best handsets for living large.

It pays to think big! This week Gizmodo is rounding up the biggest and best products in a range of categories where bigger is better!

Nokia Lumia 920


If fashion is your game and size equals quality, the Lumia 920 is the closest thing to the perfect handset to those wanting to live large.

Windows Phone 8 will have your mates doing double takes and the 8.7-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilisation is great for night owls, party animals and lounge lizards alike.

Those images, along with everything else in your digital life, look great on the 1280×768 screen, which has a better black than your favourite suit.

Its specs won’t leave you wanting, either. With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage along with the distinctive Lumia styling, the 920 is the year’s most beautiful phone.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is available on Telstra (4G)

Samsung Galaxy Note II


For sheer size and raw power on Android, you can’t beat the Galaxy Note II. It has been upsized from the previous model and now leaves a 5.5-inch footprint wherever it goes.

Powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, you’re not going to be left wanting for power. Plus, it’s one of the first Samsung (and Android for that matter) handsets to come with Jelly Bean out of the box, so you get a silky smooth experience. Plus, with all that power under the hood, Samsung’s awesome multi-screen feature will work like a charm. Multi-screen lets you put two windows side-by-side on the same handset at the same time. Play a movie and browse the web, have a picture open while doing a sketch or just watch two different porn streams at once.

The S-Pen is the Note II’s party piece and it plays it well. The x-inch screen is great for taking notes, making little sketches or just making text input easier. Contextual menus flash up whenever the pen is removed which means you won’t be lost when you want to use the S-Pen.

The Note II is available on Optus (4G) right now and will be available from Telstra (4G) on December 26.



The One XL is HTC’s Android flagship. It’s the boss when it comes to impressive specs and larger than life screens. It won’t beat the Galaxy Note II for raw power or sheer size, but it beats it on looks every time.

The One XL is beautifully engineered to bring style back into a big smartphone. Just because it’s big doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful, after all.

It features a dual core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage along with a 4.7-inch 1280×720 screen, and is powered by Telstra’s awesome 4G network.

The screen produces some of the best whites we’ve seen since the iPhone and the battery is more than enough for your daily adventures.

The HTC One XL is available on Telstra (4G).

Google Nexus 4


For the purest experience, you can’t dilute the base. The Nexus 4 is the purest form of an Android handset there is, what with it running Android 4.2 right out of the box and some of the best hardware on the market right now.

The specs will have you going all day with the best Android phone money can buy.

But just because you want to live large with your handsets, doesn’t mean you should have to live large on your credit card bill. The Nexus 4 will only set you back $350.

The Nexus 4 is available for online purchase from Google.

Motorola RAZR HD


Of course living large doesn’t always mean having a supercomputer in your pocket. It means having a phone that can go the distance. You don’t just want to be large, you want to be in charge, all day long. That’s the RAZR HD’s promise.

Motorola call this the “all-day phone”, and they’re not joking. The HD packs a xxmAh battery which, when paired with a specs, makes it a seriously impressive offering.

The HD also has liquid-proof coating and a kevlar body for extra protection in the dry and in the wet.

The Motorola RAZR HD is available on Telstra (4G)

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