If you're in the market for a new smartphone, and want to pick up a larger smartphone (something that some refer to as a "phablet") then Samsung's Galaxy Note line is the right place to look. The Galaxy Note 7 did just launch last week, although it's pretty pricey. They can be found on eBay for around $775 right now, but last year's Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 5 is available for just $299 right now. This is a manufacturer refurbished model and a Verizon variant. But it is unlocked, which means that the Galaxy Note 5 will work on other GSM carriers as well, since the device does work outside of the US naturally.
The Galaxy Note 5 does sport some rather beefy specs, even in 2016. It has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, powered by Samsung's own Exynos 7420 processor with 4GB of RAM. It does come with 32GB of storage, unfortunately there is no micro SD card slot for expanding the storage here. And there is a pretty hefty 3000mAh battery inside which should keep you powered up throughout the day. The Galaxy Note 5 does feature the curved back, which makes the device feel a bit smaller in the hand, which is impressive given the fact that it has a 5.7-inch display.