Available from: R6 699

Love it:It has been voted as one of the best phablets on the market. With a powerful 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the highest performing handsets around, while its 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display is sharp and impressive. When it comes to appearance, from the front it looks like the standard Samsung that we love, however, when you turn it over, it appears the rear is made of leather. It isn’t, of course, it’s that famous plastic of which Samsung is so fond. The finish is textured to give it the appearance of leather and actually provides some much needed grip.

Not so much:It’s tough not to love, however, it does come at a hefty price and is certainly not for those with petite palms or skinny jeans. The plastic leather-textured rear is also a bit on the tacky side, although this may boil down to personal preference.

In a nutshell:It has all the bells and whistles that we have come to love from Samsung and if phablets are your thing, then this one wins hands down.