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My Best 8 Phablets In 2016

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STANCOBRIDGE. Jalingo, Taraba
5:49am, 25th Jul 2016.

Our hands might not be getting any
bigger these days, but our phones
certainly are. Ever since the Samsung
Galaxy Note was released - and
proved a success - in 2010, phablets
have been growing with lots of
companies around the world jumping
up their flagship phone sizes.
Flagship phones such as the OnePlus
3, Moto X Style and Samsung Galaxy
S7 Edge are now sat at the 5.5-inch
and up mark. Other phones are
breaking the 6-inch mark as some
phablets are starting to resemble
small tablets, arguably filling the
roles of both a smartphone and a
slate.
If you think that one device is better
than two, or just have really big
hands, then there's a growing
selection of phones to suit... and
these are the best.



8. Moto G4
The fourth generation Moto G is here
Weight: 155g | Dimensions: 153 x
76.6 x 9.8mm | OS: Android 6
Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch
| Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU:
Snapdragon 617 | RAM: 2GB |
Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 3000mAh
| Rear camera: 13MP | Front
camera: 5MP
Pros
Low price
Bright Full HD display
Cons
No NFC
No fingerprint scanner
The Moto G4 is one of the best cheap
phones you can buy right now and it
just so turns out the latest Moto G
handset is also a phablet.
It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display
- a jump up from a 720p screen on
the last Moto G - and it's impressively
powerful too with a Qualcomm
Snapdragon 617 chipset and 2GB of
RAM under the hood.
It doesn't feature NFC or a
fingerprint scanner, but for this price
you wouldn't usually expect those
features on a phablet. If you want a
phablet on a budget, go for the Moto
G4.



7. Moto X Style
Customisable and affordable
Weight: 179g | Dimensions: 153 x
76.2 x 11.1mm | OS: Android 5.1.1
| Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution:
1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 808
| RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB |
Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera:
21MP | Front camera: 5MP
Pros
Bright, vibrant screen
Pure Android
Cons
Big and heavy
Disappointing battery
The Moto X Style is one of three
pretty high-end handsets Motorola
has released back in 2015, slotting in
between the Moto X Force and the
Moto X Play in terms of specs and
price, but with a 5.7-inch screen it's
the largest of the three.
It runs nearly pure Android too, so
for fans of unadulterated versions of
Google's OS it's a strong alternative
to the Nexus 6P.
As the name suggests the Style is
pretty stylish and hugely
customisable, with a metal frame
and a wood, leather or plastic back.
It's not quite as much of a looker as
the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ or
iPhone 6S Plus, but it's not far off.
The battery life could be better and
it's a bit of a handful, but with solid
performance, a decent camera and a
reasonable price tag it's well worth
considering.
Read the full review: Moto X Style
See the best Moto X Style deals.



6. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
The world's first 4K screen in a
phone
Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 154 x
75.8 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 5.1.1 |
Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution:
2160 x 3840 | CPU: Snapdragon 810
| RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB |
Battery: 3430mAh | Rear camera:
23MP | Front camera: 5.1MP
Pros
Huge 4K display
Impressive finger scanner
Cons
Poor battery life
Lacklustre design
This is Sony's latest phablet, and it's
a pretty darn nifty one at that. Its
main feature is the 4K screen it's
packing on the front - and it's not as
mental as you'd think.
It's a brilliant display - there's
nothing more pin-sharp on the
market at 806ppi density. We're not
convinced you'll be able to SEE those
extra pixels, and they're not turned
on all the time, but it's there.
The Xperia Z5 is already a good
phone, and that's been supersized
here - with the same brilliant camera,
waterproof chassis and good Hi-Res
audio.
Battery life could be better, but it's
no worse than a lot on this list - if
you want to try something different,
the Xperia Z5 Premium could well be
it.
Read the full review: Sony Xperia Z5
Premium
See the best Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
deals.



5. Nexus 6P
Google's second-generation phablet is
here
Weight: 178g | Dimensions: 159 x
77.8 x 7.3mm | OS: Android 6 |
Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution:
1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 810
| RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/64/128GB
| Battery: 3450mAh | Rear camera:
12MP | Front camera: 8MP
Pros
Nice-to-hold phablet
Great specs for the price
Cons
Ugly rear camera bulge
No optical image stabilization
With an all-metal build, a fingerprint
scanner, front-facing stereo speakers
and high end specs the Nexus 6P is
far and away the most premium
device yet in the Nexus range.
The screen is big at 5.7 inches,
though actually slightly smaller than
the 5.96-inch monster on the Nexus
6. It's a great display though, with a
QHD resolution and vibrant if not
quite true-to-life colours.
The Nexus 6P also runs Android
Marshmallow. It's one of the first
devices to do so and it's the stock
version, which is superior to most
manufacturer skins. Being a Nexus
device it's also promised quick
updates to new versions of the OS, so
it should stay fresh for longer.
It doesn't quite feel as full-featured
as some rival, as there's no wireless
charging for example, but it's also a
little cheaper and for the most part it
feels every bit a flagship.



4. iPhone 6S Plus
Just as big, but a little better
Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 158 x
77.9 x 7.3mm | OS: iOS 9 | Screen
size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x
1920 | CPU: Apple A9 | RAM: 2GB |
Storage: 16/64/128GB | Battery:
2750mAh | Rear camera: 12MP |
Front camera: 5MP
Pros
3D Touch has exciting potential
Bright, vibrant display
Cons
Big and heavy
Expensive
Apple's second phablet is a modest
upgrade on its first one, but given
the iPhone 6 Plus was one of the best
phablets of 2014 that still makes this
a great handset.
The iPhone 6S Plus takes all the good
things about its predecessor, like the
stylish metal build, TouchID
fingerprint scanner and bright,
vibrant screen and adds to them.
We get a new 12MP camera capable
of taking great shots, we get a boost
in power and we get whole new
features like 3D Touch, which has the
potential to really change the way we
operate our phones.
The 6S Plus isn't a cheap handset,
especially in larger storage sizes (up
to 128GB), but it does a good job of
justifying every penny you'll spend,
with slick performance and that
overwhelming sense of premium
quality that we've come to expect
from Apple.



3. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Putting the phab in phablet
Weight: 171g | Dimensions: 153 x
76.1 x 7.6mm | OS: Android 5.1.1 |
Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution:
1440 x 2560 | CPU: Exynos 7420 |
RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/64/128GB |
Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera:
16MP | Front camera: 5MP
Pros
Slick glass-backed design
Record-break specs
Cons
Expensive
No microSD card slot
Samsung's Note 5 isn't the easiest
phone to get a hold of in the UK, but
it's readily available in the US and is
the best Galaxy Note yet.
The S Pen is better than ever with
more features on the stylus and the
design of this phablet is better than
the Galaxy Note 4.
You won't get the curved screens of
the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but it's
still a worthwhile purchase if you're
a fan of the Note brand.



2. OnePlus 3
OnePlus finally has a genuine
flagship killer
Weight: 158g | Dimensions: 152.7 x
74.7 x 7.4mm | OS: Android 6
Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch
| Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU:
Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 6GB |
Storage: 32/64/128GB | Battery:
3000mAh | Rear camera: 16MP |
Front camera: 8MP
Pros
Premium design
Plenty of power
Cons
Only 64GB, no microSD slot
Full HD resolution
The latest phone from OnePlus is the
real flagship killer the company has
been looking for since 2014. With a
metal uni-body design and a
powerful processor set up this is one
of the best phones money can buy.
What's especially great is the price.
Compared to other flagship phones,
the OnePlus 3 is much cheaper and
won't cost you anywhere near as
much as the number one on this list.
If you're after a cheap yet high-end
smartphone, the OnePlus 3 may well
be the best choice for you in 2016.



1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The Edge screen finally reaches the
top spot
Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 150 x
72.6 x 7.7mm | OS: Android 6 |
Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution:
1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 820
| RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/64GB |
Battery: 3600mAh | Rear camera:
12MP | Front camera: 5MP
Pros
Beautiful screen
Great feel
Cons
Slight plastic feel
Expensive
Samsung now has two entries in the
best phablet list, with the Galaxy S7
Edge reaching the top spot. The new
curved handset is a beautiful 5.5-
inch phone that includes even more
functionality on those side screens
than we've seen on past iterations.
It's one of the more expensive
handsets on this list, but it's worth
the extra money for such a gorgeous
looking phone.
Plus the design is even more
impressive when you realise this is
the first waterproof Galaxy Edge
product. If you want a top of the
range phone that looks a little
different to every other square slab
out there on the market, the Galaxy
S7 Edge is probably the choice for
you.
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