For those unfamiliar with the term, the word ‘phablet’ is a portmanteau word describing a combination of tablet and phone.
In terms of size it occupies a space between that of a phone and a tablet. And as this year went by, we started to see more and more of these, as a run of bigger and bigger smartphones emerged from the device manufacturers’ factories.
Winner- Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Undeniably beautiful, sleek and robust, the 6 Plus launched amidst criticism that it was simply too big. However, it managed to prove detractors wrong by racking up impressive sales figures and now Apple has just launched the latest iteration in the shape of the iPhone 6s Plus. The differences between the 6 Plus and the 6 aren't vast, just a different set of measurements, battery heft and weight, but this device packs the better build quality, along with the robust battery life and seamless performance we have come to expect from the Cupertino giant.
HTC Desire Eye
HTC didn't scrimp on the features or looks when they came up with the Desire Eye. It is the first smartphone to have the same specs on both its front and rear cameras. It is IP67 rated, has an impressive battery life and a robust processor that makes short work of those excel sheets creating, downloading and uploading.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
A powerhouse performer, and unlike other little brother/big brother combinations, the Note 4 isn't just a larger version of the flagship - it’s an entirely separate product. It distinguishes itself thanks to its design, screen resolution and, most importantly, the S Pen stylus. The Note 4 is well designed, has a very good build quality, great screen, stonking performance, a brilliant camera and software which is improving all the time.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
The first phone to rock up with a curved screen, the Note Edge has a fabulous screen, fantastic multi-tasking capabilities, a stylus, form factor and a fabulous battery. It was a precursor to theS6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus and lifted the curtain on what was going to be a great innovation in the mobile phone industry.
Sony Xperia T3
A svelte frame with a very user friendly interface instantly endears consumers to the T3. If working your phone down to the bone isn't your thing, the Xperia T3 is the one for you.