Phones, like laptops and notepads, can make great study companions. They just happen to make calls and send Snaps too. Here's a list of phones to help you succeed in the new school year.
HTC U11 Life
See that? That's one beautiful blue, squeezable body, at a bargain price. The HTC U11 Life has the flagship U11's squeezable sides that quickly bring up your favourite app, one for taking notes, for instance. This is the phone to grab for good looks. Look for it when it launches in Australia, which HTC confirmed it would do, possibly running with Android One.
The Apple logo blares in lecture theatres from everyone's MacBooks, so why not go for the iPhone 7 as well? Especially now that the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X are encouraging price drops. The iPhone7 is AU$799 on Kogan.
But what about those slowed batteries? Apple is attempting to make amends. It's making replacement batteries cheaper and creating software that tracks battery health. Keep calm and battery on.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
If you're so sleep-deprived from school that you keep forgetting to charge your phone and accidentally dropping it, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is for you. It has long battery life, shatter resistance and a durable body. Hope you like the army look. You can get it for AU$539 on BecexTech Australia.