One of the more interesting trends in smartphones is how they have been growing larger over the years. In fact, there is a new name for this phenomenon called “phablet”, a cross between a smartphone and a tablet that endeavors to do both in one device. These phones are huge and thus have larger batteries than smaller phones – long battery life is “standard” among phablets released this year.
If you are interested in either giving or receiving a phablet for the holiday season, then you cannot go wrong with these 2 selections. Each one offers plenty of features and is rank at or near the best in terms of overall performance.
iPhone 6 Plus
The new iPhone 6 Plus certainly turned heads with Apple’s first entry into the phablet field. The 5.5” screen is very sharp and makes working on the phablet a real joy. Add to this the fact that the iPhone 6 Plus has all the features of the iPhone 6, just in a larger package. There are several nifty features such as the Mail and Message one that makes sending texts quick and easy. Plus, there is a dual-pane mode that lets you have greater access to the phone’s other features as well. You’ll never get lost with the navigation panel staying in place in all modes, but the longevity of the battery will probably be the most outstanding feature as it lets you perform many tasks over several hours without recharging. It will go on sale for $199 or less on Black Friday and continue through Cyber Monday. See more deals here from Sprint Cyber Monday.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 builds upon the success of the Note 3 while keeping its unique stylus that pleases so many of its users. It’s part of 2014 Sprint Black Friday deals that discount phones up to 90%. The ample 5.7” screen is very sharp and is pressure-sensitive as well so that you can sign your name quickly and accurately. However, most people who enjoy using the Note 4 will enjoy the multi-window feature that allows for great multitasking as you run two apps at the same time. The long lasting battery means that you can enjoy doing multiple tasks for several hours and you can even remove the battery as well which is a very nice feature if you have a spare handy. The expanded memory means that you can hold even more information if you want and the Samsung quality ensures that you’ll get many hours use from the phablet. The price will also drop to $199 for Verizon Wireless Black Friday – click here for more deals from your online stores.