As the smartphone market is very dynamic and changing with time by adding attractive features which makes customers life very easy, Android phone segment is having very high competition along with many features which will tempt users to exchange their old Android phone with new Android phones. But while there’s a lot of stuff to choose from, it can also be tough to find out what’s the best one for you. And that’s where we come in with review on best and latest android phones of 2016 based on price, photography, battery life etc.
Best Android phone for the year 2016: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:
Samsung really did an extraordinary job with their 2015 flagship smartphones. Samsung has overcome the flaws and issues faced in previous versions Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have created a great market this year with amazing features.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge comes with many features like performance like no other android phone presently does with stunning features like extraordinary 12 MP rear-facing camera, 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB storage, Quad HD Super Amoled display and battery with maximum standard. In terms of Specifications Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge occupy the first spot each one with their own specifications like Samsung Galaxy S7 at 5.1 inches, while S7 edge at 5.5 inch panel.
Best price/performance ratio: Honor 7
If you think of price/performance part, things get interested. If you can afford to pay close to a grand for a phone, it’s easy to get an unbelievable device, but what if you have a lesser price point in mind? How do you make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck?.
You weigh up the benefits and features of a phone against its price and make a judgment call on what gets you the best performance and features for the lowest figure, with the fewest compromises.
We’ve been blessed with several low-cost devices this year that have been really impressive performers, but none more so than the Honor 7. Despite being in the sub-US400 price range, this thing looks like a US$700 flagship. Huawei, the parent company behind Honor, knows how to put all good specifications in a good-looking phone at any price point.
But the Honor 7 is more than just a good-looking phone. It also provides solid performance and a group of premium features, including a fingerprint scanner, an all-metal build, excellent battery life and a front-facing camera with an LED flash – a rarity on smartphones in any price bracket. Add to this a great 20 MP main camera, and you can see why this phone is such worthy value.
Best for battery life: Huawei Mate 8
The Mate 8 battery comes with an XL capacity – 4,000mAh. The phone provisions fast charging and can recharge the 9V/2A fast- charging technology can recharge that large battery in 2.5h. There is no wireless charging provision. A mere 30-minute charge is rated to provide a full day of use.
We found the battery to last a day and a half under rigorous use, that means two days off one charge is comfortably within range for the modest user. Coupled with Marshmallow’s Doze feature, the Huawei Mate 8 is built to last. For the moderate-to-minor smartphone user, you could be looking at a two-and-a-half-day survival stretch. Pair it with some of our battery-saving tips, and it’s simply unmatched.
The Huawei Mate 8 packs a 4,000-mAh battery, which can last up to two-and-a-half days.
Best for photography: Sony Xperia Z5
The Xperia Z5 offers the best camera existing on any Android device. Lightning fast autofocus, 23 megapixels, rock steady image stabilization and superb definition combine to make it an incomparable phone for photography.
The only downside is that the device is extremely difficult to get a hold of in the US. If you can find one, get it, but otherwise, consider the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6 or Moto X Pure Edition, which all pack fanciful cameras. They’re just not quite up there with Sony’s proposing.
Best under US$400: OnePlus 2
The sub-$400 price bracket is latest trend and people’s choice, and in 2015 it’s included more remarkable phones than in any other year. As flagships have gotten more luxurious, mid-range phones have paced up in terms of quality and features, but haven’t adopted the greater prices that go with them.
The OnePlus 2 represents a flagship familiarity at half the price of most present-day flagships. Sure, you will miss out on NFC, fast-charging and wireless charging, but that’s about all the OnePlus 2 deficiencies.
It’s one of the most pushed phones of all time, and that obviously comes with a little counterattack when the phone is actually on the rampage. But the genuineness is that the OnePlus 2 is a very consummate phone that hits almost all the targets it set out to hit. The invite system will stop taking new reservations on October 22, so if you’re interested in a OnePlus 2 you need to act fast.
Best under US$250: Moto G
If we drop down to the next price bracket – the sub-US$250 range – we still have a very impressive group of phones to choose from. Even at a third of the price of many flagship devices, you can still get a lot of great features and hardware.
But it’s the Moto G Exciting combination of price, features and update speed that gets it to the top of our list. The Asus ZenFone 2 and Huawei P8 Lite are close runners-up in this category, but the near stock Android interface and super-fast update speeds of the Moto line gives the third generation Moto G the edge it needs to creep ahead .
Best small handset: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Not everyone likes a 5.5-inch phone in their pocket. For some, a sub 5-inch display diagonal is the ideal size. The only problem is that pickings are pretty slim. Most Android phones with a display diagonal of less than five inches are of no use. Even Samsung and HTC seem to have given up on that specific position.
Luckily, Sony offers the Xperia Z5 Compact. The company took a changed approach to the small phone concept – where other manufacturers watered down their flagship specs for their mini devices, Sony simply put flagship components into a smaller body. It’s recognized to be a winning formula and the Z5 Compact is worthy of our ‘best small handset’ title.