The phablet isn't a new phenomenon, but it's only recently taken off with Sony and HTC jumping on the obscenely-big smartphone bandwagon. Want to understand the art of the impractical Android? Phone experts Recombu have a few video tutorials you may want to watch first...
The first step to understanding the phablet is to educate yourself -- what's out there? There are three phablets that warrant your attention, the HTC One Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The following video should give you all the information you need to decide which tickles your purse strings:
Phone accessories are the new bling; forget platinum grillz, it's all about telescopic styli, mAh-infused kickstands and aubergine folio cases -- crunk.
Now you know which phablet you want, here are some accessories that will help you keep that beefy phone stowed in your bag or pocket, and bespoke cases to offer some protection, power and off angle viewing:
There are only a handful of things phablets can do better than smartphones, aside from be a royal pain in the pocket. They're all better for watching videos and gaming on; the HTC One Max is better for audio, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is better for drawing.
Why? Because it's got a pressure sensitive Wacom layer -- the same tech found in graphic designer tablets. Here's an example of how you can get creative with your phablet using Sketchbook Mobile and feel better about splurging £550+ on such a cumbersome smartphone:
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