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Huawei Ascend Mate

Display Size: 6.1 inch

Storage: 16 GB

Features: In order to combat the awkwardness of holding a larger phone, one of the biggest customer reservations about using a phablet, the Ascend Mate has a smaller touch pad shifted to one side of the display, making it easier for one-handed use. The pressure-sensitive screen is an added bonus, making it possible to navigate the tough screen even with thick gloves on. Mixing it up in the GPS realm, the front-facing camera enables users to point the lens toward real-life landscape in front of them and be guided by arrows overlaid augmented-reality style on the screen. The device operates on Android 4.1 and has a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor. Huawei also made battery life a high priority by equipping the device with a 4050 mAh battery that is said to last up to two days and can support 10 hours of video.

Price: Amazon List $479.99