The 7 best Android smartphones in 2016
Android smartphones are in the consumer frontlines with Apple’s flagship iPhones. Plenty of Android knock offs flood the smartphone market with suboptimal specs, some lack THE optimal specs, and some surprisingly offer flagship quality specs with the fraction of the price. Android phones are a hot commodity for techies and consumers alike. They are for those that do not heed and bow to Apple’s supposed smartphone supremacy. Here is a list of the 7 best Android Smartphones in terms of specs, camera quality, memory, and price.
7) Huawei P9 (8/10)
An amazing smartphone. The Huawei P9 has a stunning dual lens camera for highly impressive quality photos and videos fit for professional photographers, although it falls behind the HTC 10 and Galaxy S7 it terms of image quality. What makes the P9 stand out is its aero-space class aluminum unibody and superior grade 2.5D glass. The only downside is an uninspired software design by Huawei that just falls short for the powerful hardware.
6) HTC 10 (8.5/10)
Don’t get us wrong, the HTC 10 is an all-round amazing phone. The HTC 10 delivers 24-bit Hi-Res sound as well as Optical Image Stabilization in BOTH front and back cameras. The phone is incased in a metal body and is highly drop resistant. The phone offers 4G of RAM, 4G LTE up to 450 Mbps. While it has great features and specs, the HTC 10 doesn’t quite stand up to the competition. It is far more suited towards a specific market rather than the mass smartphone market.
5) OnePlus 3 (9/10)
The OnePlus 3 is one highly impressive phone. It has a 16Mp camera with lightning shutter speed, snappy autofocus, and intelligent software that offers users a top-notch experience. What’s more insane is the 6GB of RAM accompanied by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor and Adreno™ 530 GPU. This puts the OnePlus 3 as a multitasking powerhouse capable of running intensive applications with ease.
4) LG G5 (9.0/10)
Life is truly great when you play more. The LG G5 is quite the animal. It brags a curved design and a sleek lightweight metal alloy body. First impressions of the G5 is its minimalist design with a 16-megapixel camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. In addition, the G5 houses 4GB of RAM as well as a fingerprint sensor. It just looks good and feels good compared to the other 3. Which is why the LG G5 takes the spot for #4.
3) Google Nexus 6P (9.5/10)
At a glance, the Nexus 6P has all-round powerful internal hardware, 5.7 inch screen, and is equipped with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1 processor. What stood out for the Nexus 6P is its HIGHLY accurate fingerprint reader, beautiful elegant design, and impressive camera able to capture quality low-light environments.
2) Samsung Galaxy S7 (10/10)
The Samsung Galaxy S7 was named the best smartphone in 2015. It boasts waterproofing, extended battery life, and removable storage. The fast charging time and wireless charging feature is perfect for the busiest individuals. A highly respectable brand with respectable specs. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is surely a treat, especially with an amazing 12 MP low-light camera. However, it just falls short to its bigger sibling, the S7 Edge.
1) Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (10/10)
Although it sports a hefty price tag, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the ultimate competition. With a 5.5-inch edge panel, 2560 x 1440 pixels (534ppi), Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPUs, Adreno 530 GPU) and 4GB RAM, it’s quite surprising how the Galaxy S7 Edge hasn’t toppled the iPhone 6s as the best quality smartphone. When defining the next generation smartphone, the Galaxy S7 Edge HAS to be the image reference. It can do anything the other Android smartphones in this list, but better. The S7 Edge also has the best camera out there, just like the S7.