Best Smartphones Of 2016: Our Best Pick

Well, 2016 has come to an end. It’s Christmas and New Year time. And this means it is the time for gifts. Gifting smartphones can be just the perfect option if you near and dear ones are tech geeks. So in this article today, we are going to share with you the top 8 best smartphones of 2016.

This article will share with you the reasons and details why the smartphones are best choices for you. Have a look, and you will know yourself.

IPhone 7 Plus – the best of all smartphones

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus ranks top the list of smartphones. And it has got reasons to be at the top. It is the best in looks and design. The display is 5.5 inches. The processor is A10 Fusion processor. It is blazing fast with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options. It has a 2GB RAM with 12 MP camera. And to finish off, the phone has a battery of 2900 mAh and it runs on the latest iOS 10. The display is water resistant with cameras up to 2X zoom. You can get it at $690.
Rating: 8.5/10

Pros Cons
Gorgeous design Too big for pockets for some people
Excellent camera No memory card slot
Flawless performance

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

This is undoubtedly the second best smartphone of 2016. It boasts a brilliant curved display, a bent screen on both sides. It has got the industry leading specifications. The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is 32GB, which can be expanded to 200 GB, Samsung Exynos Octacore Processor and 4GB RAM. The battery is 3600 mAh which is pretty good for a 5.1 inch screen. You will get options of wireless charging and quick charging as well. The camera is just excellent with 12MP as primary and 5MP as the secondary camera. The price is $549.
Rating: 8.4/10

Pros Cons
Excellent deign Fingerprint sensor is not good
Great camera The UI is not convenient
Smooth performance and storage
Wireless charging

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

If you are looking for a pure flagship one, this is just the perfect of all smartphones. Google Pixel XL has got a metal and glass chassis. It is available in two sizes. One if 5 inches and the other are 5.5 inches. The grade aluminum is less prone to scratches. The display is HD, and it has got a fingerprint sensor. It comes with latest Android OS with Google Assistant. Both the 5 inch and 5.5 inch has a storage option of 32GB and 128GB. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB RAM. For the 5 inch you will have 2770 mAh battery and for the 5.5 inches, you will have 3450 mAh battery. It also offers quick charging and comes with 12 MP camera.
Rating: 8/10

Pros Cons
Good camera quality Not totally water resistant
Separate Virtual Assistant Looks and design is not good
Latest Qualcomm 821 processor
Good battery back-up

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

This one is recently launched. And OnePlus 3T has got some shocking specs. Starting with the latest Android Nougat, it comes with a 5.5 inch display size. The processor is a whopping Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and it comes with 8GB RAM. More than any other smartphone. It comes with a 3300 mAh battery with dash charging facility. The camera is 16MP with many features like HDR, autofocus; optical image stabilization and dynamic de-noise. The front facing camera is 8MP. The specs are very powerful with an internal memory of 64 and 128GB. But you cannot increase the storage with a memory card. The price is INR 32,000
Rating: 8/10

Pros Cons
Great specs especially the RAM No Micro SD
Good build quality Not very much updated from OnePlus 3
Dash charging

Motorola X Force

Motorola X Force

Motorola X Force

This is a brand new phone with an unbreakable screen. Yes, the screen is shatter shield and unbreakable. Motorola X Force has a QHD 5.4 inch screen with 2560*1440 pixels. You will get the AMOLED panel technology. The primary camera is 21MP. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 64 bit 810 process with 3GB RAM. The phone has a good battery backup of 3750 mAh. It comes with a stock Android version with an update to 6.0 Marshmallows. It has got Motorola’s own voice assistant. Well, overall the specs are pretty powerful and the battery is also great. It comes at a price of $399.
Rating: 7.8/10

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Pros Cons
Unbreakable screen Speaker is poor
Stock android Plastic screen
Brilliant battery

Moto Z Play

Moto Z Play

Moto Z Play

The USP of Moto Z Play is its best battery life till date. It has got a 5.5 inch screen with Super AMOLED display. You will get a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The specs include Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. The internal storage is 32/64 GB along with 4GB RAM. The primary camera is 13MP and the secondary camera is 5MP. The battery capacity is 2600 mAh with fast charging capability. You will get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. The price for Moto Z play is $399.
Rating: 7.5/10

Pros Cons
Good camera Less resolution
Excellent battery Less performance for specs
Compatibility with moto mods

Vivo V5

Vivo V5

Vivo V5

Another new entrant in the collection of top smartphones. The Vivo V5 has got a 5.5 inch screen with corning gorilla glass and IPS LCD capacitive display. It comes with 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and The 1.5 GHZ Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor. The primary camera is 13MP with autofocus and LED and secondary camera is 20MP. The battery backup is 3000 mAh which is a bit less for a 5.5 inch display. It comes with a fingerprint sensor with Android 6.0 Marshmallows. With a memory card you can increase the storage to 256 GB. The price is Rs 18799.
Rating: 7.3/10

Pros Cons
Smooth performance Less battery
Good display Still on Android Marshmallows
Fingerprint sensor

Oppo F1S

Oppo F1S

Oppo F1S

Oppo F1S is the selfie expert. The Oppo F1s comes with an 5.5 inch HD display of 720*1080p resolution. It has got Android 5.1 with Mediatek MT6755 Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 processor. For the graphics, it comes with Mali T860MP2. It has got 32GB or 64GB variant and 4GB RAM. The battery is non-removable 3075 mAh and it is less compared to a 5.5 inch screen. The primary camera is the 13MP and secondary camera is 16 MP. With a microSD you can increase the storage to 256 GB. You get a video recording of 1080 pixels. It comes at a price of Rs 18990.
Rating: 7.2/10

Pros Cons
Excellent selfie camera and video recording Less battery
Classy look and feel Offers Android 5.1
Performance is good

Lenovo Moto Z

Lenovo Moto Z

Lenovo Moto Z

Now this is one another variant of the Moto Z Play available in the market. Lenovo Moto Z also offers a platform for the attachable accessories called Moto Mods. Apart from that, it comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED capacitive display, a Corning gorilla glass 4 with HD resolution. The phone has Android Marshmallows 6.0 with upgradable to Nougat 7.0. The specs include 32 and the 64GB variant with 4GB RAM, a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quadcore processor. The primary camera comes at 13MP with laser autofocus and the secondary camera comes at 5MP. The battery is 2600 mAh with fast charging facility.
Rating: 7.2/10

Pros Cons
Excellent display Less battery
Specs are smooth Non removable battery
Supports moto mods

LG V20

LG V20

LG V20

This is yet another variant of LG smartphones that reached the market this year. The LG V20 has got a big display size of 5.7 inches with Nano SIM facility. The display is IPS LCD capacitive touch with corning gorilla glass 4. The specifications include Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad core processor with Adreno 530 graphics. The internal memory comes with 32 GB or 62 GB and 4GB RAM. You will have a 16MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera. It comes with the latest Android Nougat 7.0. The battery is 3200 mAh which is pretty less for a 5.7 inch device.
Rating: 7/10

Pros Cons
Additional graphics processor Less battery back up
Smooth performance A bit pricy
Good camera quality

LEECO Le Pro 3

LEECO Le Pro 3

LEECO Le Pro 3

This is one of the latest smartphones of 2016. The company made a recent entry in this market. The phone comes with a display size of 5.5 inches IPS LCD with full HD resolution of 1080p. LEECO Le Pro 3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallows. The processor includes a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon quad core 821 processor. The internal storage is 32 or 64 GB depending on which variant you choose. It comes with a 4GB RAM. You will get the fingerprint sensor. The battery is 4070 mAh but it’s non-removable. You get a 16MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary camera.
Rating: 7/10

Pros Cons
Excellent battery life Camera quality no up to the mark
Good functionality
Finger print sensor
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