The Android Smartphone market is growing day by day as new companies are coming with new Android Phones in the market. Result of which there is a flurry of Android Phones in the Market this year. Some of the major manufactures also announced the flagship Devices this year in span of three months. Here we are with the best of guide which consists best Android phones of 2016 till present date. Moreover we will update this Best of Guide every month with New entries.
1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung launches Galaxy S7 Edge in MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Galaxy S7 Edge has many refinements in design when comparing it with predecessor Galaxy S6 Edge. In S6 edge company makes the back panel flat which is bit uncomfortable in holding, keeping this thing in mind company make the Galaxy S7 Edge back panel is curved like the front side.
It is more powerfull than S6 edge as it is powered with the latest Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage with microSD support up to 200GB, 3,000mAh battery and it also have same Dual Pixel Cameras on front and back 5MP and 12 MP. Coming to Display it haves a 5.5″ Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 534ppi. Moreover this phone is waterproof and dust Resistant.
We have given the top spot to Galaxy S7 edge because of its Edge Screen because almost all other features and specs are same with Galaxy S7. It is priced at $779 in US, 56900 INR in India, 5,688 Yuan in China and £639 in UK.
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- Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are Available to Purchase in India
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- Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs Galaxy S7 Edge Official Specs Comparison
2. Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Google has launched their first made by Google smartphone and they started a new Era of Google as a manufacturer. The main highlight of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is made by Google and the best quality camera in the mobiles. Specs of both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is same the only diffrence is of display Size and battery capacity of Pixel XL which is larger than Pixel.
Specs of Google Pixel and Pixel XL
- Size: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 143 grams
- 5-inch/5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 / 1440 x 2560 resolution, 441/534 pixel-per-inch density) with Gorilla Glass 4
- 2.15GHz 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 32GB/128GB storage
- no microSD support
- 12.3-megapixel camera with f/2.0, 1.55um pixels, optical image stabilization (OIS), and unlimited Google Photos storage
- 8-megapixel-front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- USB-C support
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 2,770 mAh/ 3450 mAh battery with fast-charging support
- Android 7.1 Nougat with new Pixel Launcher, Google Assistant and Google Magic
Both the phones are up for pre-orders in US and UK. Moreover, In India Pre-orders will start from 13th of October 2016 and the shipping will start from 20th October, 2016. We have rated this at #2 in Best Android Phones of 2016 because of Galaxy S7 Edge design which better than pixel.
3. Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung did not change much in the Galaxy S7 Design. Although device is more powerful than S6. It comes with a new feature in the camera app is called Motion photo very similar to Apple’s Live Photos.
Anyhow Samsung Galaxy S7 is packed with more improved camera with a 12 Megapixel sensor having LED flash and IR sensor on the back and 5MP on the front side for selfies, a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED QuadHD screen, 3,000mAh battery. Galaxy S7 is powered with Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage with microSD support up to 200GB.
Now coming to the Galaxy S7 Price, it is priced at $670 in US, 48900 INR in India, 4,888 Yuan in China and £569 in UK.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Image Gallery
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs Galaxy S7 Edge Official Specs Comparison
- AT&T and Sprint starts shipping Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
- US Carriers Confirms Pricing for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7…
4. OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 3T is the upgraded form of Oneplus 3 which was launched 6 months back this year. In Oneplus 3T there are few up-gradations like the front camera is now 16 megapixel, the latest snapdragon processor i.e. 821. It also has the 128 GB internal Storage variant along with 64 GB Variant. In Oneplus 3T we also have bigger battery than Oneplus 3 i.e. 3400 mAh.
Although rest of the specs are identical to Oneplus 3. Oneplus 3T also packed with Dash Charge technology for fast battery charging. It is currently available in Gunmetal color. With these updated specs we must say it is the flagship killer.
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- Oneplus 3T is Now Available for Everyone in India
5. LG V20:
The Main highlight of LG V20 is the first phone which comes with Android 7.0 Nougat. It also Features very powerful specs which includes 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 513 pixels per inch, it is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor and Adreno 530 GPU, the phone is paired with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of Internal Storage which can be expandable up to 256 GB via MicroSD card. It is packed with Dual Cameras as the primary, it includes 16 MP Camera with OIS and 8MP of Wide Angle camera, Now in front the phone is packed with 5 MP camera.
It is the very good phone to buy this year.
- LG V20 lands In India with the Best Buy Price tag of ₹54,999
- LG V20 Will be Available on T-Mobile from October 28th
6. OnePlus 3
Oneplus 3 is launched in June 2016 with all Metal body and 6 GB of RAM. Moreover, it is the only smartphone with 6 GB of RAM and working perfectly. Oneplus 3 is available to Buy in UK for £448.99 and in It is available for ₹27,999.
OnePlus 3 is packed with a Snapdragon 820 (with an Adreno 530 GPU), a 5.5″ Optic AMOLED display of 1080p resolution protected by a Gorilla Glass 4, The Phone comes in one variant which consist of 64 GB internal sstorage and 6 GB of RAM, there is a 16MP Sony IMX298 rear camera, optically stabilized, with phase-detection AF, a LED flash and 4K video recording and 8 MP font Camera. It is also packed with 3000 mAh battery.
On connectivity front it is packed with 3.5 mm audio jack (which is apparently a rarity as of late), and sports 4G LTE connectivity (Cat. 6), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC. Other interesting specs of the OnePlus 3 include a fingerprint sensor and the phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Oxygen OS.
7. HTC 10
HTC launched its latest flagship device on “HTC 10” on 12th April. Company says they have spent 12 months designing this phone. The Camera performance of the smartphone is best in class when it is compared with the flagship devices launched this year till now.
HTC 10 is packed with 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 display with curved-edge Gorilla Glass
and display has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, it is powered with 2.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of on-board storage which can be upgraded upto 2TB via microSD. HTC 10 have 12MP HTC UltraPixel 2 (1.55µm pixel size) with laser autofocus, OIS and f/1.8 aperture at the back and 5MP (1.34µm pixel size) with OIS and f/1.8 aperture on the front.
Now coming onto connectivity, it is embedded with USB Type-C, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz),NFC,etc. It has a 3000 mAh Battery which is Quick Charge 3.0 compatible to charge quickly. HTC 10 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the Box.
HTC says their new flagship device will be available to buy from sometime in May.
- HTC 10 64 GB variant will not Come to US
- HTC 10 Officially Announced with USB Type-c and JBL high-res earbuds
- Poll: HTC 10 – Do you Guys Like It or Not?
8. LG G5
Lg launches its Flagship device is LG G5 in an event in MWC 2016 in Barcelona. It comes packed with some interesting features like Always-on Display and dual Cameras on the Back.
In detail LG G5 is embedded with a 5.3-inch screen Quad HD IPS display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi) and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor. There’s a microSD Card Slot and Always-on Display is also present along with Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP. It’s camera is fixed with 135 degree wide-angle lens. Graphically it is powered by Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and much more is present. It runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is gets its power from 2,800mAh battery.
Moreover, LG G5 comes with various Accessories like LG 360 VR,LG 360 CAM, LG Rolling Bot, LG Tone Platinum, H3 by B&O PLAY, LG Smart Controller which extends the features of LG G5. Although, The price of LG G5 is not out yet.
- Official: LG G5 Image Gallery
- LG G5 Official With Modular Design; Packs Snapdragon 820 and more
- LG G5 Friends: LG 360 CAM, LG Rolling Bot, LG Tone…
9. Sony Xperia XZ
Sony is trying to gain back some its lost space in this smartphone industry with its Xperia X series. The company has launched Sony Xperia XZ in September 2016 with quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which is paired with 3 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 200 GB via MicroSD slot. It is packed with 23-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front Camera. The Sony Xperia XZ runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 2900mAh non removable battery. It measures 146.00 x 72.00 x 8.10 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 161.00 grams.
10. Sony Xperia X Performance
Sony Launches its New Xperia X series in MWC 2016. Sony Xperia X Performance is the new flagship device of the company. Xperia X Performace is waterproof, stereo speakers, latest Snapdragon 820 with 3GB Of RAM, 23 MP Camera, 32 GB internal storage.
Xperia X Performance is the most powerful phone among the other X series smartphones launched by the company. The Phone is available in all the major markets of the world. In US it is Priced for $584.99, in India it priced at ₹36000 (Approximately) and in UK it is priced at £549.99