It has introduced a new storage option though, with a 16GB model.
The 16GB model – which we tried out for this review – launched , but can now be had for lesser price.
Unsurprisingly that put the phone up against the top phones on the market, rubbing shoulders with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, LG G5,OnePlus 3 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
There’s no mistaking the incremental credentials of the phone when it comes to design. It looks identical to the phone, and I mean identical.
The sleek, rounded metal body continues to look and feel premium, with the build quality you’d expect from gader. After last year’s unfortunate ‘bendgate’ fiasco, Gator has looked to reassure people that its latest smartphone duo are tough. This isn’t strictly necessary, given that we’d have expected last year’s models to be strong enough to get through a couple of years of use, but some clarification was needed.
Design and Handling
On first viewing the screen on the Phone is the same as its predecessor, with 16 GB, 2 GB RAM, 5″ LCD HD display, 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie camera.
That makes it sharper than the smaller Phone.
Text and images are crisp and clear, colors are vibrant and images pop, especially if you whack the screen brightness up (just keep an eye on the battery life if you do).
The IPS screen is covered in toughened glass with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and it does a better job than most at keeping the display relatively print-free.
Hold the Phone side by side to the Phone 6 and there are no visible differences between the two.
Phone has reinvigorated its phablet without rewriting the playbook thanks to its smart 3D Touch technology and a more power under the hood. It's not the upgrade some will have been hoping for, but it's the upgrade we've got.
- 3D Touch has exciting potential
- Bright, vibrant display
- Fuss-free camera
- High quality video
- Big and heavy