Each and every devices that are described in this review are excellent devices among all the smart devices around the world. All below android devices have good performance on general tasks and gaming, which has obtained a higher score in benchmark tests. Photography capabilities and screen developments are perfectly designed and improved by the respective manufacturers. Have a look in to LG G5, it has designed related to the latest module based technology and it allows you plug-in some customized accessories to improve its functionality. It’s very popular among flagship phones and feature a removable battery.
There’s another, which consist of a large and perfect screen with stylus pointing support that is Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Meanwhile the Hi-Resolution audio support has been integrated with HTC 10 and Sony Xperia Z5 give you the ability to Remote Play with PS4.There’s another version of Xperia Z5 called Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has an ultimate high resolution 4K screen. Xperia Z5, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are waterproof devices. Both S7s and LG G5 comes with always-on displays. Definitely, with all the awesome android devices stays at the same level the only thing that we are struggling is to find the best and most suitable device for our needs. Let’s continue our discussion and we’ll try to figure out, what is best out of best as per our requirements in Top 20 Smartphones in 2016 Review.
We have just passed the mid of the 2016, by the end of this year we will be expecting to see new devices from different vendors. Release dates of several new devices has been announced by the particular manufacturers. So we will be able see new Google Nexus (With Android Nougat), OnePlus 3, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 6 from the beginning of new year 2017.
- 1 Top 20 Best Smart Phones in 2016
- 1.1 20. Google Nexus 5X
- 1.2 19. Huawei Honor 7
- 1.3 18. Motorola Moto X Style
- 1.4 17. OnePlus 2
- 1.5 16. Elephone P9000
- 1.6 15. Sony Xperia Z5 compact.
- 1.7 14. XiaomiMi 5
- 1.8 13. Motorola Moto G4
- 1.9 12. Sony Xperia Z5
- 1.10 11. iPhone SE
- 1.11 10. iPhone 6S
- 1.12 9. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- 1.13 8. Huawei P9
- 1.14 7. HTC 10
- 1.15 6. OnePlus 3
- 1.16 5. iPhone 6S Plus
- 1.17 4. Google Nexus 6P
- 1.18 3. LG G5
- 1.19 2. Samsung Galaxy S7
- 1.20 1.Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Top 20 Best Smart Phones in 2016
20. Google Nexus 5X
If anyone need to upgrade their Nexus 5, now the time is fine for you. Nexus 5X is a wonderful Android device at all. It consist of a perfect camera, good performance and an excellent display. But you will notice that it is considerably bigger due to slight enlargement of screen size. Its storage is limited with respect to the Nexus 6P it has several alterations with camera features in order to lower processing capacity. For some people the inability of wireless charging may be a big problem as Nexus 5X has no wireless charging facility, but there is a significant improvement, which Google has added a fingerprint scanner on it.
19. Huawei Honor 7
Huawei Honor 7 has once again hit the flagship mobile market at a considerable and budget price. You will get more benefits for a good value. Processing performance is really better with the Quad-Core 2.2Ghz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53. Excellent camera and sensitive fingerprint sensor can be mentioned as highlighted hardware features on the device. Emotion user interface is immaculately usable Android theme, but if you want to change it, it is possible.
18. Motorola Moto X Style
Moto X Style comes to you with a powerful Dual-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57. Anyway, if you are looking for a large display size, the greatest choice will be this smart device. It has a competitive price with respect to the rivals such as Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 Edge. Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) is perfectly matching with the device hardware configurations and it can be upgraded to Android V6.0 (Marshmallow) without any trouble. Moto X Style has 21MP rear camera sensor to capture high quality with auto-HDR capability. Fast battery charging will assist you to cooperate with your on the go day to day life without making any trouble by allowing you to acquire 34% battery level within 15 minutes.
17. OnePlus 2
Absence of near field communication (NFC), External SD slot and fast wireless charging doesn’t mean that the OnePlus 2 cannot compete with flagship smart devices. It has some unmatchable features improved with its build. There are several new features such as USB Type-C, Dual-SIM 4G network connectivity support with powerful performance based on Quad-core 1.56GHz Cortex-A53 or Quad-core 1.82GHz Cortex A-57 processor and 3GB or 4GB RAM. There are two versions regarding the internal storage of the device, they are 16GB and 64GB. This will be valuable choice for a considerable price.
16. Elephone P9000
You will be really impressed with Elephone P9000. The great Android all-rounder for an unbelievable price offer. Performance and battery life are very good and it runs with Android OS V6.0 (Marshmallow). Wireless charging, fast charging, NFC, Dual SIM capability, micro SD support and latest USB Type-C make it much stronger with its hardware and software.
15. Sony Xperia Z5 compact.
The Xperia Z5 Compact will the best reduced size mobile that you can buy, no other device in the same range that can compete with the superior features that Z5 Compact offers to you. If someone looking around Z5 design and specifications, they will be really pleased but still it’s a big disgrace about the chunky design fixed with sharp edges. Camera is not better as Sony expected it to be. Snapdragon 810 GPU makes it slick with performance based on the stock Android ROM.
14. XiaomiMi 5
15th smartphone of our Top 20 Smartphones in 2016 Review. Mi 5 is a perfect flagship android device for a competitive low price, this guy has acquired beautiful and solid build with the manufacturers’ researches and developments. However this is not a wise decision for fresh android users. But you will consume the hidden comfort of the device after customization of the setup. Further this gorgeous design will anyhow make it way famous due to its pricing.
13. Motorola Moto G4
New Moto G4 has become more expensive than the previous third generation Motorola, G4 offers a Full HD display, high performance processor, extended storage and memory this time. Most of the people will not enjoy the absence of full waterproofing ability, but the 5.5 inch full high definition screen for lower price will hunt down some more new comers. Keep something in your mind, it is better to go for a same spec mobile such as third-gen Moto G or Vodafone Ultra 6 for a lower price than Moto G4.
12. Sony Xperia Z5
With the improvements on the Xperia Z3+, there is no any curious feeling about the Xpria Z5 as a solid flagship from Sony. You will love the new frosted glass and back cover for sure. Placing the fingerprint scanner on the slim power button will make you crazy about its build. Camera is not the best when compared with other similar spec devices, but now the price of this device has been dropped and it has acquired a decent value of waterproof capability and comes with a SD Card. However we don’t recommend to use it under water. Remember one thing, you can find some better rivals with a better camera and improved performance.
11. iPhone SE
iPhone SE is the greatest smartphone that each and every iPhone fans were waiting for. This will be a great choice to upgrade your iPhone 5 or 5S. If you think 5S’ performance is not enough for your needs, the best decision will be the iPhone SE. When you consider the 4K video recording quality, you will notice a significant difference compared tothe iPhone 5 or earlier devices. Please confirm that 16GB version will be enough for your needs. But We recommend the 64GB version for you.
10. iPhone 6S
We all are really impressed upon the release of iPhone 6S by the September 2015, mostly about newly introduced 3D Touch technology. Interaction with iPhones will completely directed to a different level with the 3D Touch while you are gaming, surfing web or as well as you are on social media. The camera overhaul can be considered as a new development. This will make it fine and perfect with Live Photos, a newly developed software feature that can capture videos with lower frame rates and audios like gif images. Internal hardware improvements has made iPhone 6S very much faster than the earlier iPhones. Further we are excited on the developments of the iPhone 6S Plus. Please refer our iPhone 6S Plus review.
9. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
So, what will you think about the Galaxy Note 5? We are really enthusiastic about the all the aspects of Note 5.Its smooth, glossy, and curved finish and its attractive display shows its classiness without hesitations. It has a high resolution camera to capture your favorite moments perfectly. It will be able to handle almost anything with CPU, GPU and 4GB RAM combination. Those will power up the Note 5 with strong performance. The only fault is, the device will sometime detect Stylus detach falsely. Moreover Galaxy Note 5 will be a good choice, though it is expensive.
8. Huawei P9
Huawei P9 was announced on 2016, April. P9 runs with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow). “Quad-core 2.5GHx Cortex-A72” & “quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex A-53” are processors that are designed to power up two models of P9 (64GB internal/4GB RAM version [EVA-L29] and 32GB/3GB RAM version [EVA-L19/EVA-L09]). Graphic processing unit is Mali-T880 MP4 and the device contains “HiSilicon Kirin 955” chipset. This device design is really amazing. Dual camera technology is the best implementation of this device that can be seen with the primary camera and its pixel value is 13MP. Secondary camera is 8MP. Huawei has fixed a finger print sensor to this design to increase the safety and security of this mobile. This device is much cheaper than the similar spec rival devices. We recommend to buy this, because it’s worth to afford money for it.
7. HTC 10
There are lots of reasons for the popularity of HTC 10 in the recent market. HTC has made several customizations and hardware upgrades for the display, camera and audio. You will identify that the stock android is similar to the Nexus. However, we cannot give all the credits to the design for it to gain a level within top 10. HTC 10 is a better device and this will be the essential upgrade for the M9 users.
6. OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3 is another perfectly designed smart device originated in China, this would be best effort that become more successful among Chinese smart devices. This device is little bit expensive than the other Chinese smart devices. But still its competitive price and capabilities have put it inside the top list. If you are not considering about expanded memory or waterproofing, this will be the choice for you.
5. iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6S Plus has become a remarkable device in the recent market. There is no any doubt, this is the best smart device that Apple has designed ever. We recommend you to buy 64GB version, because you will need more space than 16GB. If you’ve already got an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus it’s hard to justify the upgrade for 3D Touch and the improved cameras. But if you are a 5S or earlier user, you will be amazed with the camera improvements like crazy. This will surely become worth to buy effortlessly, because of its outrageous performance and design. It have the 5th position of Top 20 Smartphones in 2016 Review.
4. Google Nexus 6P
Huawei Nexus 6P was released on 2015, September. It process with Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) and strongly powered up with a Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 (CPU). Graphical processing unit is Adreno 430 and it contains a chipset of Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810. 12.3MP primary camera will give you the ability with geo tagging, touch focus, face detection and high definition (HD) recordings even you are at lower lighting conditions. 8MP front camera is there for you to capture perfect selfies. There are several inbuilt sensors such as accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer and significantly a finger print reader. Nexus 6P will be able to upgrade for the new android v7.0 (Nougat).
3. LG G5
The LG G5 can be named as one of the best and perfect smart devices which you will see along in a while. G5 has adapted the module based design technology same as G4. This design has become innovative and amazing due to unique features of its build. The only sad thing is- if you are a frequent android user, you will feel that there are some unfinished developments with it.It’s a first level gadget which can stand its ground with the best smart devices in performance and cameras, yet it’s LG’s particular configuration which is the genuine offering point here. There is sacks of potential yet the fate of this is vague, so it’s difficult to be theexact at this point. The G5 is one of the best android devices around yet.
2. Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S6 will be the best and most popular android device of 2015 and despite the fact that it will still stay at the top as early days, the Galaxy S7 is a genuine contender for the best smart device of 2016. Samsung has considered what its fans need, tending to the three primary territories of concern: expandable storage, waterproofing and better battery life. It’s likewise updated the inbuilt hardware configurations and camera developments to capture high quality snaps. Samsung has included analways-on display and some valuable applications. Up to now the Galaxy S7 is just great you will enjoy the freedom of your smart device world with it.
1.Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
The Galaxy S7 edge is no more the semi-trick device as it was some time previously. Anyhow some aspects of the primary elements are adapted from the Galaxy S5 such as Micro-SD support and waterproofing. Samsung has fulfilled the needs of their clients. It’s presently a refined, advanced and very alluring bit of innovation. The battery cannot be removed yet until you disassemble the device. But the battery last longer than before and has truly intense and powerful specs in the hardware and software developments. It has just about all that you could need from a smart device despite the fact that the IR blaster is no more inside this box. We’re really impressed with the new camera and unless the screen is too large for you (in spite of some applications are there for you to assist) we believe it is worth to afford money to purchase the S7 edge for the additional £70 with its classy look and additional functionalities. At this moment, this is the best cell phone that you could purchase once in a while.
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