Before You Order (or Pre-Order)… Check Out These Top 10 Smartphones of 2016
It’s just February… but you’re in the market for a new phone. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Plenty of people have funds leftover from Christmas, waiting for the right moment to replace their current smartphone with the hottest new model.
You’re likely stumped though. After all, the market’s too crowded these days. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of options available. Why don’t we take a look at the best of the bunch?
Galaxy S6 Edge
Android, starts at $499.99
Key Features: Curved 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7420 chipset
It’s a Galaxy, so you know you’re getting a good phone. This time around, the device’s incredible dual-edged display sets it apart from its predecessors. Its Exynos 7420 chipset makes for a faster user experience. And if you’re looking for a good phone camera, the S6 Edge’s got you covered. Its 16MP front and 5MP back camera make picture taking a delight.
iPhone 6S Plus
iOS 9, starts from $749
Key Features: Full HD 5.5 inch IPS LCD display, 3D Touch, 4K Video
While heavier and larger than previous models, the iPhone 6S Plus manages to make the extra bulk, well, feel good to the touch. The new 3D Touch takes advantage of the size and weight: the feature registers hard and soft user presses via screen. Its improved 12MP camera now shoots 4K footage and the device itself boasts excellent battery life.
Galaxy Note 5
Android (TouchWiz), starts at $696
Key Features: S Pen Stylus, Fingerprint Sensor, 4K Video
The other Galaxy, if you’re not interested in the S6 Edge. Or want a phone with a proper digitizer. The device boasts an incredible 5.7 inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display, as well as a lighter OS and various quality of life features that make its shortcomings rather moot.
Android (Marshmallow), starts from $499
Key Features: preloaded Android Marshmallow, Fast USB-C Charging, Fingerprint Scanner
A fast camera, long-lasting battery and sleek form factor makes this smartphone one of the best for 2016. While it lacks wireless charging, the inclusion of Android Marshmallow certainly improves the device’s performance in a big way.
Android (LG), starts at $422
Features: High Grade 16MP/8MP camera, Fast Wireless Charging, MicroSD slot, 2K Display
The LG G4’s crisp 5.5 inch quad-HD display sets it apart from other devices in its price range. Despite its performance issues, its features come together in a serviceable device suitable for those searching for an alternative to higher priced market leaders.
HTC One A9
Android (HTC), starts at $499.99
Key Features: All-Metal Chassis, BoomSound, Improved 13MP/4MP camera
Android (Marshmallow), starts from $379
Key Features: 5.2 inch IPS LCD Display, Improved 12.3MP/5MP camera, 4K Video
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile, starts from $649
Key Features: Fast Wireless Charging, Expandable Storage (up to 200GB), Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile, Improved 20MP/5MP camera
Moto X Pure
Android, starts from $399.99
Key Features: Faster Charging, MicroSD, Improved 21MP/5MP camera
Android, starts from $430
Key Features: All-Metal Chassis, Faster Performance, Improved 20MP/8MP camera
We hope this article helps with your decision. If you think we have missed anything or would like to suggest another phone, feel free to leave a comment and let us know!