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Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display may seem a little overkill for a phone, but it's very handy for a highly productive and creative phablet. Though the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 fits easier in two hands, the keyboard can be shifted for one-handed use. Its stylus, the "S Pen," can be used for creative functions like sending hand written emails, cropping photos or sketching. The Note 2 can move fluidly from single screen to multi-tasking mode to easy mode and uses Air View to allow users to quickly view pictures or text without shuffling through cluttered folders. The phablet runs on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and comes with 16-, 32- or 64-GB options with 2-GB RAM and a microSD slot.

Price: $799.99, without plan