Choosing the best smartphone can be an arduous task for some people because there are so many different variants of smartphones available in the market these days. Each of them comes with their own pros and cons. The list of some of the best smartphones for 2016 is listed below.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung really produced a gem on this one. In my opinion, I think it is the best-looking phone for 2016 so far. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was a good phone but it was not exceptional. Samsung S7 Edge borrowed the great looks from Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, used back the same curved screen and makes the phone curvier. The camera is fantastic and the combination mixture of glass and metal makes it really nice to hold. Battery life was also significantly improved from the previous model. Everything may look rosy but there is a drawback; the price of it is expensive.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 has the great same looks from the Edge version without the curved screen. Initially, the phone looks like Samsung Galaxy S6 because both phones look similar aesthetically but Samsung Galaxy S7 feels a lot nicer to hold thanks to a unique process called 3D Thermo Forming. Besides that, the smartphone is also water resistant and has an additional microSD slot which is a very much welcome feature by most users after the feature was disappointingly dropped in the previous model. The camera is fantastic giving you brilliant pictures time and time again. The good thing is that it is not as expensive as the Edge version but it is still expensive compared to other competitors.
HTC has always been known to design gorgeous looking phones with premium materials and HTC 10 happens to be one of them. According to HTC, the smartphone was sculpted by light. After enjoying great success with HTC M8, HTC M9 was disappointing for most people prompting HTC to create this smartphone to ignite the excitement on the brand again. It has an all-metal body that is great to hold. They have also added an impressive camera compared to the previous model but it is nowhere near the quality that you get from a Sony Experia Z5.
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 includes big upgrades from the previous models and Sony has added a speedy autofocus and you have to try it to believe the speed of it. It is much faster than anything else in the market according to them. You can turn your smartphone around while taking photos and still get a sharp looking image. Sony Xperia Z5 also has the best camera among all the other smartphones under bright lighting conditions. It has a 23-megapixel camera that takes great pictures. The drawback? It is also expensive and the smartphone still heats up like previous models.
LG G5 has an innovation that allows you to remove and replace your battery in a cool way by using a magic slot found at the bottom part of the smartphone. This magic slot can also be used as an accessory port with add-ons like Hi-Fi audio module and battery grip with physical camera controls. This is one of the best and unique innovation I have ever seen implemented on a smartphone and it distinguishes itself from the competition as a lot of smartphones these days lack the option to remove the battery. However, the battery life is considered dismal when compared to other flagship smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 hence the option for battery replacement is really useful to curb this drawback.
Apple iPhone 6S
Apple claimed this is to be the best iPhone that they have ever made. Although, Apple iPhone 6S may look almost similar to Apple iPhone 6, it comes with several interesting upgrades. Few of the notable ones are the camera has been enhanced along with the inclusion of a more powerful processor. This gives you a better and faster experience when you play games on it. According to some users, the 3D Touch display is also innovative allowing you to press harder on the screen to open quick shortcuts so taking a selfie is merely a push and swipe away. As for the downside, the battery is not particularly impressive and it is expensive for a low-resolution smartphone.
Apple iPhone 6S Plus
Apple iPhone 6S Plus is the bigger version of the Apple iPhone 6S mentioned above. You are in for a treat with this smartphone if you love big screens because the screen is Full HD and has the ability to show great colours on it. Compared to Apple iPhone 6S, the battery is also larger to the extent that Apple claims it can last longer than two Apple iPhone 6S combined and it is the best phablet that you can buy. The camera included is also said to be better than Apple iPhone 6S with the mechanical help of optical image stabilisation to provide you brighter and sharper images. Some minor flaws found are it is big and heavy making it hard to use it using one hand, has some minor flaws on the iOS 9 and it is expensive.
As Android is developed and owned by Google, you will always be assured to get the latest version of Android first before other smartphones and this is one of the biggest advantages of buying a Nexus smartphone. It is also considered the best smartphone if you like a simple interface. Nexus 6P comes with 2560 x 1440 vivid Quad HD display that is much sharper than many other smartphones available in the market. The camera and battery life also improved from previous models and it is well-built. However, for phablet range, it is not as great looking as the Apple iPhone 6S plus and the specifications are a bit lower than the competitors.
In my opinion, these are the 8 best smartphones for 2016. I hope you have learned something new by reading this article.