What’s the best phablet on the market in 2017? There are a number of excellent big phones to choose from, all with different key strengths. We’ve rounded up the best phablets available right now.
What’s the best phablet?
Phones are constantly increasing in size, so phablets aren’t quite as distinctive as they used to be. But there remain a few great choices out there for those who are after a larger device. Along with offering big screens, phablets normally offer more generous batteries and clever additional features such as multiple cameras on the rear and a greater degree of storage.
If you want a true phablet then the Huawei Mate 9 is an excellent option, with a huge 6-inch screen and a decent-sized battery. If you’re happy to opt for something smaller, in the 5.5-5.7-inch range, then there are far superior options currently available.
For those looking for something more affordable, the new OnePlus 3T is also a strong contender – at £399, this buys you a handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 821 processor supported by 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. If you’re willing to wait a little then the Samsung Galaxy S8%2B could also be a great option – it’s set to hit the market in April and from what we’ve seen so far, it could well be a contender for phone of the year.
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There was of course the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but that is no longer on sale. The Google Pixel XL has taken its crown as king of the Android phablets, however, so all is not lost.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is a gorgeous device, with a superb display and best-in-class camera, while the Nexus 6P is still a great pick if you can find one.
If budget isn’t such an issue, and for those specifically wanting iOS on a larger display, the iPhone 7 Plus is a good bet. It might only have a 5.5-inch screen, but it feels much larger and it has a stunning display and fantastic camera.
Read on for more details on our top choices.
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