Barely sneaking in to our tablet category is the Galaxy Note II, which serves the dual smartphone-tablet purpose. Equipped with a stylus called the "S pen," this phablet is capable of a few artistic functions hard to find on other tablets. Operating on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and running a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, the Note II moves easily from single screen to multitasking to easy mode. Though some find it absurd to hold a 5.5-inch screen to an ear, others have found the dual device functionality a plus.
Price: $799.99, without plan