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Spur Magazine’s Top 6 Phablets for 2017

Phablets are smartphones with bigger screen sizes and more power. Many smartphone companies have jumped on the phablet trend such as Xaiomi, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Google, One Plus and Meizu bringing in new models every few months.

Spur Magazine is giving you a glimpse of our top six phablets and why these smartphones should be your best choices for a good powerful phone. The list is based on various factors like pricing and the phone specifications.

6. Apple iPhone 7 Plus

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Despite their repetitive designs and minor changes to their smartphones, the iPhone 7 Plus still makes the list for a good phablet.

The iPhone 7 Plus is a great phone but expensive. The specs aren’t that much compared to its Android counterparts but with its improved battery life, sound & camera quality, it’s worth trying out.

Apple OS is tuned to use less resources compared to Android which is why its able to run on less spec’d devices.

However, one should note that even if the 7 Plus is a wonderful smartphone it’s not worth ditching your iPhone 6S or 6 yet.

Price: $769 (Shs 2,758,403)

Specs

Operating System iOS 10
Display 5.5 inch Retina HD display
Processors Quad-core Apple A10 Fusion
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 128GB
Rear/ Front Camera 12MP/ 7MP

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5. Nexus 6P

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The Nexus 6P boosts a sharp high-resolution screen, good camera and works with most major carriers.

Despite it being a bit bulky, the 6P comes packed with top hardware specs which make it the most ambitious and advanced Nexus phone Google has put on market.

The advantage with all Nexus phones is the direct support from Google with stock OS updates to the latest and apps.

Price: Shs2,327,963 ($649)

Specs

Operating System Android (7.1, 7.0, 6.0)
Display 5.7 inch AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Processors Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 128GB
Rear/ Front Camera 12.3MP/ 8MP

4. Meizu M2 Note

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The Meizu M2 Note is pure elegance. A slim and colourful design with a 13MP dual tone flash camera.

The M2 Note has a long lasting battery, laminated screen, powerful processor and not forgetting the dual sim slots.

The Meizu M2 Note has a dual standby & dual 4G feature to allow you change between a variety of connections. Sadly though, it has an old Android OS.

Price: Shs 779,112 (Rupees 14,499)

Specs

Operating System Flyme 4
Display 5.5 inch Laminated Screen
Processors 64 Bit Octa-core Processor / Triple-core Mali TZ20 GPU
RAM 2GB
Internal Storage 16GB/ 32GB (Gold)
Rear/ Front Camera 13MP/ 5MP

3. Xiaomi Mi Mix

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Chinese manufacturers aren’t shy about pushing beyond the conventional limits and the Xiaomi Mi Mix is testament to this.

Apart from Mi Mix’s amazing ceramic body design, it has a gorgeous display, good performance and long battery life. The only downside is the price.

Price: Shs3,553,411 (£799.9)

Specs

Operating System Android 6.0
Display 5.5 inch Super AMOLED 1080p
Processors Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 128GB
Rear/ Front Camera 16MP

2. One Plus 3T

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The One Plus 3T has been making news since its release in 2016 and made a great impression on a number of users.

The 3T’s success comes from its Aluminium body casing design and its Super AMOLED display. It has a dual sim, dash charging & improved battery life.

Price: Shs1,431,213 ($399)

Specs

Operating System Android 6.0.1
Display 5.5 inch Super AMOLED 1080p
Processors Quad Core Snapdragon 821 Processor
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Rear/ Front Camera 16MP/ 5MP

1. Google Pixel XL

Spur Magazine’s Top 6 Phablets for 2017 - Spur Magazine

The Pixel XL is Google’s first self-made smartphone and its known for its awesome Android OS 7.0 Nougat and amazing camera.

The phablet’s OS feels fluid, quick and has a better AI (artificial intelligence) assistant than Apple’s Siri.

Price: Shs3,942,113 ($1,099)

Specs

Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Display 5.7-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass 4
Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor Adreno 430 GPU
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32/64/128GB
Rear/ Front Camera 12.3MP/ 8MP

If the mainstream phones feel too tiny for your hands, now you’ve an assorted list to “fit” your needs.

Allan

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & CEO of Innovware startup project. He is passionate about tech, games and entertainment. He also enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.

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