The Galaxy Note 7 has bitten the dust. After one exploding disaster too many Samsung did the right thing and called time on the device, leaving a phablet-shaped hole in its portfolio and the wider smartphone market.
V3 has put together a list of other large-screen, high-specced alternatives that could appeal to those who had their hearts set on the Note 7. Plus they have the added bonus that they should not catch fire.
7. Sony Xperia XZ
Sony’s latest smartphone, the Xperia XZ, conveniently arrived in the UK on the day that news spread about replacement Galaxy Note 7 handsets catching fire.
The 5.2in Full HD panel doesn’t match its fiery rival's, but the handset does have a Snapdragon 820 chip, 3GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage.
The awkwardly named Xperia XZ trounces the Note 7 in the camera department. The 23MP Exmor RS sensor on the rear comes with five-axis image stabilisation, better white balance control, laser auto-focus and 4K video recording.
You'll also find IP68 certification, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, USB-C connectivity and a microSD slot supporting cards up to 256GB.
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