Another Kind Of Hybrid: Eight Top-Notch Phablets


LG Optimus G Pro

Display Size: 5.5 inch

Storage: 32 GB + microSD up to 64 GB

Features: Speedy, speedy, speedy, that’s what reviews are regularly praising about this Galaxy Note 2 look-alike phablet that runs a 1.7-GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor. The 2.1-MP front-facing and 13-MP rear-facing cameras can snap pictures or record video simultaneously and have VR Panorama capability. The G Pro also has a library of effects available to apply to photos or videos for a little extra flavor. The QuickMemo feature allows users to write memos and pass notes using a finger as a stylus, but several reviews have dismissed the feature as unnecessary. Multitasking is also available, allowing three apps to be visible at once. The phablet operates on a version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is currently only available in Korea but is expected to migrate to the U.S. soon.

Price: Expected $549.99, without contract