th the Galaxy Note7 dead, here are 7 other Android phablets to consider

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 11 Oct 2016

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It’s official: the Galaxy Note7 is no more. The company already pulled out a miracle with its unprecedented recall to address the phone’s defective battery, only to be scorched again when more units started igniting. Samsung has now stopped production wants you to (again) power off your device for good.

By now you’re probably tempted to leap to the dark side get an ione 7 us. But don’t give up on Android just yet. There are several good phones that either share the Note7 screen size or come in close at 5.5 inches, which might help you forget you had to nearly walk through fire to get one.

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This very well could be the ultimate phone. The xel has the highest-ever rating from DxO it comes with several software exclusives. The Xis just under the Note7’s size at 5.5 inches, but the real star is the Assistant the fact you’ll get timely updates. ed it’s not yet for sale, but you can preorder it from the Store.

It’s available broadly next week (on October 20), we’ll have a review by then.

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It’s nearly a year old now, but the Nexus 6/a> is still a great phone. At 5.5 inches it also won’t feel like too much of a drop down in size from the Note. And unlike Samsung’s phones, which tend to languish without Android updates for months, you’ll get the freshest goods right from .

The only caveat is the xel will be the first with the Assistant, though the company has pledged to make it available more widely you can bet the existing Nexus phones will be the first (outside xel) to get it.

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This is another in the “coming soon” category. Our initial hs-on found a lot to like in this phone that matches the Note7 with a 5.7-inch screen size. It comes with Nougat, has some fancy video tricks records HD audio. It’s probably the closest you can get to a Note7 without throwing in a stylus pen support.

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The Oneus 3 is both a solid option cheaper, so you’ll have plenty of leftover cash after your Note7 refund. It doesn’t have the same kind of power features as something like the Note line, but it sticks close to stock Android may be good enough that you’ll be happy to have spent $300 less than you did for the Note7.

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The Moto Z Force is an interesting option given that it’s the best we’ve seen so far at successfully integrating modules. The 5.5-inch screen is a little smaller than the Note7 the Force is a bit thicker than the ay, although that comes with improved battery life Motorola’s claim of a “shatter-free” display. It’s worth considering if you want to to get crazy by slapping on a camera or turning your phone into a projector.

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If the Force is too big bulky, or maybe you want some more cash left over after your Note7 debacle, consider the Moto Z ay. Our review found it to be fast, reliable, offer amazing battery life. Moto also sticks close to stock Android look feel throws in a few helpful add-ons. The company has also pledged it will get Nougat, which will put you ahead of the curve compared to other phones that tend to languish.

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Unless you’re feeling too burned by Samsung, the Galaxy S7 ge is still a fantastic phone. It’s essentially a smaller version of the Note7, without the stylus, iris scanner, tendency to catch on fire.

It’s currently my daily driver, I still recommend it to anyone who asks. The camera is fantastic, particularly in low light. Nougat is unfortunately nowhere to be seen yet, but if you want to stick close to a Note7 experience it’s worth considering.