Aside from testing the limits of our grip, the supersized phablet is usually muscled up with specs on steroids...
Which makes this category especially difficult to judge. Thank goodness for you guys, because we at Stuff nearly fell out over putting together this shortlist. Help us keep the team together by making the tough call on our behalf. The power is yours.
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple’s second phablet was made for the big leagues. Now that it’s got 3D Touch magic and 4K recording up its sleeve, it’s better than ever. Packing a blazingly fast fingerprint sensor and a superb 13MP camera all wrapped up in Rose Gold, the iPhone 6s Plus is what all baby smartphones want to grow up to be.
With its rear clad in supple leather, the LG G4 is in a class of its own amongst its metal and glass brethren. It keeps things classy with a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB RAM. Throw in a 3000mAh battery and a 16MP shooter, and we’ve got killer competition in the LG corner.
OnePlus’ second phone claims to be the 2016 flagship killer. And with forward-thinking specs like a USB-C connector, octo-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3300mAh battery, 13MP camera, the 5.5in phablet has set quite a high bar for the mainstream manufacturers.
Oppo R7 Plus
The R7 Plus has a big beautiful 6in screen that’s powered by a massive 4100mAh battery and a snappy 1.5GHz octo-core processor. And if you ever find yourself wanting more out of your battery, it’s equipped with VOOC fast-charging tech to bring your flatlining battery up to speed in a jiffy.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
This phablet’s got an edge over the rest and it comes in the form of the fabled S Pen. Samsung’s stylus adds a new dimension to what’s otherwise just a mega smartphone. Its vibrant 5.7in display is eye-prickingly sharp, and comes fed on a 64-bit octa-core processor with 4GB RAM for all the power you need.