Cheapest prices for Right Choice phablets
Think your smartphone is too small and your tablet too bulky for your on-the-road requirements? What you need is a phablet. Here are the best prices for Right Choice phablets.
Phablets are the middle-ground between handy smartphones and capable tablets. If you do a lot of work on the go, they’re ideal devices. They generally have screen sizes between 5 and 6 inches, making them ideal for reading, checking presentations and even watching videos. The best ones also pack in high-end specifications such as large batteries, powerful processors and better speakers and cameras.
Here are the best prices for Right Choice magazine’s highest-scoring phablets. Right Choice is an independent, no-advertisement magazine that provides expert reviews on consumer electronics.
|Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)||85%||Rs40,690||Rs38,383||Rs40,690||Rs39,999||Rs40,559|
|Sony Xperia ZL (C6502)||80%||Rs27,999||Rs27,899||Rs27,699||Rs27,899||Rs28,999|
|Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7100)||77%||Rs31,500||Rs30,180||Rs31,500||Rs30,149||Rs31,499|
|Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 (GT-I9152)||75%||Rs23,400||Rs21,999||Rs23,400||Rs21,999||Rs23,299|
*as on October 29, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4, 85%
The Galaxy S4 earned top scores in Right Choice tests for its excellent 5-inch display, camera and web browser. It also boasts a powerful processor and long-lasting battery. Despite the large screen, it only weighs 130g. This makes it easy to use and carry in your hand for long stretches of time. The large 2,600mAh battery lasts for an incredible 17.5 hours of calls or almost seven hours of web browsing. This should be able to get you through an entire day after a full charge. The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory but only 8.56GB is available for you to use.
Pros Long-lasting battery, speedy processor, sharp display
Cons Operating system uses a lot of memory
Sony Xperia ZL, 80%
Sony may not have as good a screen as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but it’s still a great phablet –and cheaper, too. The ZL beats most smartphones for the clarity of calls made and received. It comes with 16GB of internal storage of which 11.4GB is available for use. If that’s not enough, you can add up to 64GB of external space using the card slot. Photos taken with the 13.1Mp camera are among the best available. It has one of the longest running batteries, lasting nearly 18 hours of call time and around six hours of browsing.
Pros Superior camera, good battery, powerful processor
Cons Slow to charge
Samsung Galaxy Note II, 77%
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a 5.5-inch phablet that’s packed with premium features. The large screen is put to best use with the supplied stylus or the S-pen, which you can use to draw or take down notes. Call quality on the Galaxy Note II is average, though calls made from the phone in noisy conditions aren’t as clear as they are on rival models. The phone has a powerful quad-core processor that keeps everything running at lightning speed. There are useful business apps included in the phone that work well with the stylus pen. The Note II packs a powerful battery that managed almost 20 hours’ worth of calls from a single charge. Recharging takes over three hours, which is longer than usual.
Pros Amazing screen, advanced features, long battery life
Cons Mediocre call quality, heavy
Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, 75%
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 sports an enormous 5.8-inch screen, so it won’t fit into most pockets. But it’s still a good choice if you do a lot of typing and web browsing on your phone. Sound quality on calls is decent, though the S4 and the Xperia ZL fared better here. Despite the slower dual-core processor, it’s fast enough to run everyday apps and quickly opens web pages. It comes with 8GB of internal storage, of which 5GB is available for use. Overall it’s easy to use and has useful features such as Driving mode, which lets you use the phone just by talking to it. Battery life is good, giving you more than 13 hours of call time.
Pros Good battery, useful apps
Cons Heavy, plastic case feels cheap