Great smartphones of 2016
We are about to start the new season, and we have already seen some pretty amazing phones out there. Today we want to present great smartphones of 2016, and to let you know why these devices are so excellent. Also, we will prepare for some new starts that we’re expecting by the end of the year. The big task is ahead of us, so let’s start right away!
Here’s our list of top ten great smartphones in 2016!
10. HTC 10
HTC 10 is a model that we expected for so long, and it finally arrived this May. HTC 10 deserves to be on the great smartphones of 2016 list because it has an attractive 12MP back camera, an outstanding audio performance, and excellent battery life, with an impressive 3000mAh battery capacity.
Equipped with 5,2-inch Super LCD5 screen, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM HTC 10 is an excellent choice.
9. Huawei Mate 8
Huawei Mate 8 has a large display, long battery life, and, just like Nexus 6P, a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone. The battery capacity is more than you expect – amazingly 4000mAh or 30-hour long battery life. The long lasting battery is not the only reason why this phone is listed among great smartphones of 2016 – another reason is the speed and overall performance.
On top of that, Huawei Mate 8 has an impressive software with EMUI v4.1 and Android Marshmallow.
8. iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6s Plus is more of a phablet than a smartphone, but it surely deserves to be listed as one of the great smartphones of 2016. iPhone 6S is a great device for everyone who like bigger displays of 5,5”. With recognizable iOS performance and robust hardware set, this device will take your breath away.
Besides, all the excellent features that you already heard so much about, iPhone 6s Plus also has a 3D Touch. 3D Touch is an innovative technology that enables you to use a different amount of pressure when touching the screen and have different access level to the app accordingly. Using a smartphone has never been more intuitive.
7. iPhone SE
If you want an iPhone, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, and you are not a fan of a big screen, iPhone SE is the best choice for you. With a 4-inch display, an excellent 12MP camera, A9 chipset, and 2GB of RAM this member of great smartphones of 2016 list is a real catch. It is not as curvaceous as iPhone 6 but still, iPhone SE has an attractive display and design. It comes in four different colors – rose gold, gold, silver, and gray. And it supports 3D Touch so you can enjoy all iPhone perks in a smaller package for the lower price.
6. LG G5
LG G5 is truly an innovative smartphone, which has amazing specs and Android Marshmallow to go with it. The first commercial modular phone has released this April, and it is a star ever since.
The modular design of LG G5 enables you to switch battery, add high-resolution audio or to attach a camera module and make some stunning photos. We hope to see mode “LG Friends” in future, but the ones presented now makes LG G5 be quite a good candidate for great smartphones of 2016 listing.
5. Motorola Moto X Force
Motorola Moto X Force is another stylish and exciting smartphone. With an unbreakable screen, long-lasting battery life, and powerful chipset, Motorola Moto X Force is one of the best smartphones released in 2016, so far.
The phone weighs 169g and has a thick body of only 9,2mm. The most impressive feature on this device is ‘Ballistic Nylon’ – this protective layer toughness the screen (with QHD display) and it makes the display invincible and break-resistant, so it’s no wonder that it is one of the great smartphones of 2016.
4. Nexus 6P
Nexus 6P is a device which introduced the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. Yes, it took us some time to get used to the idea that the “unlock” button is on the back, but it proves to be quite useful and practical, isn’t it?
Nexus 6P is made by Huawei and comes with 2GB of RAM, 5,7” screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The “all metal” design is fantastic and very appealing to the eye. It comes in three different colors – Aluminium (gray), Graphite (Black) and Frost (white), so feel free to choose your flavor. With Nexus 6P you can enjoy clean, and simple Android Marshmallow in it’s best.
3. Samsung Galaxy S7
This is one of the most popular devices, so far, so it surely deserves to be on our great smartphones of 2016 list. Samsung Galaxy S7 is powerful, reliable, fun and quite a fancy phone. Beeing a flagship, it has the best hardware Samsung can provide, and it brings excellent performance.
If you decide to buy Samsung Galaxy S7, you will not make a mistake, that’s for sure.
2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
We could say that Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a big brother of Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s a bit more robust and stronger than the previous model, so it kind of looks like a sibling who is more advanced.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has futuristic, curved display, long battery life (of 3600mAh) and impressive, fast, CPU with outstanding performance. S7 Edge sits comfortably in the hand, providing its user with an exceptional experience. One of the main advantages of this device is that IP68 certificate, which means that the phone is dust resistant and waterproof. What more do you need from a smartphone?
1. Sony Xperia Z5
Do you know what smartphone does James Bond use? No, it’s not an iPhone, it’s Sony Xperia Z5. And it’s not by accident – this is a really terrific smartphone and number one on our list of great smartphones of 2016.
Sony Xperia Z5 is stepping up the game with some out-of-the-world specs, such as 23MP camera and 4K display with 806ppi, 5,5” screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and many others. Although it has the battery capacity of 3420mAh, it doesn’t overheat and performs well on a daily basis. This phone is a number one on our best smartphones of 2016 list, so we could say that we consider it to be the best smartphone, so far.
But, 2016 is not over yet! We’re still expecting a few excellent phones (such as iPhone 7!) and we can’t wait to see what will they bring to the smartphone world.
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