If you happen to be the unlucky owner of a Galaxy Note 7 these days, then your Internet reading must go from safe return guides to funny Twitter reactions, but you’re probably also interested in a practical solution for your issue. We don’t mean a fix for the Note 7, because that will obviously not be happening, but a viable replacement for your daily driver, a phablet with the same high end specs that can meet your requirements without the risk of blowing up. Fortunately, the smartphone market is anything but poor, so you have plenty of Galaxy Note 7 alternatives to choose from.
iPhone 7 Plus
Yes, we know, you like Android and the OS is not to blame for the Note 7 flop, but, if you want to go for something more stable for a while, then Apple is probably the best choice for you right now. The newly launched iPhone 7 Plus already has some stellar reviews, a 5.5-inch screen, probably the best camera in a smartphone and an OS that won’t cause you any unpleasant surprises. It also offers impressive battery life, so you’ll still be left with some juice at the end of a long day, and it’s also splash and water resistant!
If you want to stay in the Android ecosystem and want to support one of the most innovative, yet underrated brands, then have a look at what the LG V20 can do. Did you know that was the first phone to come with Android 7.0 out of the box? Apart from this, it has a great camera with an advanced image stabilizing system and can also take wide angle shots for group selfies. The speakers have also been improved, not the mention that the design itself is sleek and elegant. Add the fact that LG is the only high end brand that still releases phones with a removable battery and extendable storage and you have yourself and excellent all-rounder!
Retailing at just below $400, the OnePlus 3 is one of the best affordable smartphones that doesn’t disappoint. The hype around OnePlus might have faded, but their latest flagship is still “faster, safer, cooler”. Without compromising on anything, the OnePlus 3 delivers amazing performance and holds up in time. It has similar specs to the Note 7 and the only slight issue you’ll have to deal with are low stocks or finding a retailer in your area.
Google Pixel XL
Now this might be a bit of a wild card, because the Google Pixel XL is currently only available for pre-order, but what we’ve seen so far is very promising. If you want to enjoy the pure Google experience and try Google’s new features, this is the phone to get. Plus, they’re boasting with the best smartphone camera ever and the USB Type-C charger allows you to get a full charge in as little as 15 minutes.