Another Kind Of Hybrid: Eight Top-Notch Phablets


Sony Xperia Z

Display Size: 5 inch

Storage: 16 GB + microSD slot for up to 64 GB

Features: In true Sony form, this phablet delivers a very high-quality camera. The Xperia Z features a 13-megapixel camera and Exmor RS for mobile, an image sensor that allows for crystal-clear photos and videos no matter the light conditions. It's also a phablet that is both water- and dust-resistant. One-touch capabilities make sharing between multiple devices easy and wireless -- the phone can even be programmed as a remote control for a television. If battery life is an issue, the Xperia Z made a smarter battery able to power down battery-draining apps when they are not being used. As soon as the screen is woken up again, the applications reappear where they left off. The device is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Price: Coming soon to T-Mobile