Best Phablets 2016: Galaxy Note, LG Stylus 2, OnePlus 3, Huawei Mate 9

Best Phablets 2016: Galaxy Note, LG Stylus 2, OnePlus 3, Huawei Mate 9
If you like big smartphones, 2016 has a lot of good smartphones for you to choose from. Photo : Android Authority / YouTube

Different people have different smartphone needs. There are those who want smaller devices because they are lighter and easier to grip but there are also people who want larger smartphones because phablet-sized display usually allows for better reading and browsing. If you're one of the people who are always on the look for a phablet, there are a number of good options for you this year. Different mobile phone manufacturers have released a number of powerful phablets that vary in specs and prices.

Samsung Galaxy Note Series

Samsung's Note series has been catering to the phablet needs of people for a few years now. However, this year's Galaxy Note 7 was ultimately cancelled due to its battery-explosion controversy. This year's Note phablet could have been a really good option as Samsung was able to right all the wrongs that the Note 5 has. However, the company had no choice but to prioritize its consumers' safety and just discontinue the smartphone model altogether. With that said, those who crave for a Galaxy Note phone, you might just want to go for the last season model which is the Note 5.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was released August of 2015. It has a 5.7 inch display with an impressive 518 pixels per inch density. It also has the Samsung stylus that the Note series has been known for. Furthermore, the Note 5 is powered by an Exynos 7420 processor and it comes with 4 GB RAM. Its native storage varies between 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The phone's cameras are 16 MP and 5 MP and its battery size is 3000 mAh.

OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 was released in June and it still carries OnePlus' popular slogan "flagship killer". We've all known OnePlus as one of the top producers of high-end smartphones that doesn't have premium prices and the OnePlus 3 is still in line with this goal. This phone is 5.5 inch in size and it comes with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor and it comes with a super-impressive and massive 6 GB RAM. Its native storage is 16 GB and its camera combo is 16 MP/8 MP. It then uses a 3000 mAh battery.

LG Stylus 2

This 5.7 inch smartphone is one good deal. It may not be super premium when it comes to specs but it is at the lower end of the pricing spectrum. The LG Stylus 2 was released June 2016 and it comes with a 720 x 1920 pixel resolution. If you want a stylus-integrated smartphone, the LG Stylus is a practical choice. It has 16 GB storage with either 1.5 GB or 2 GB worth of RAM, GSM Arena reported. It also has decent cameras (13 MP and 8 MP) and sufficient battery of 3000 mAh.

Huawei Mate 9

The Mate 9 is an even more massive phablet that you can opt for. It has a 5.9 inch display with a modest 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It has already been launched this November but its actual release date is yet to be confirmed. The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to run Android Nougat from the box and be powered by a Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor. It does have premium specs such as 4 GB RAM, 256 GB microSD capacity, 64 GB storage and dual 20 MP/12 MP rear cameras. Furthermore, the Mate 9 is also expected to have an 8 MP front cam and a massive 4000 mAh battery.

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