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Top 10 Smartphones of 2016

Top 10 Smartphones of 2016
Top 10 Smartphones of 2016
2016 is on the verge of completing its tenure, the year which has seen the great things from the mobile industry, from the fall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to the awesome phones from OnePlus, OnePlus 3T.

Apple has launched its flagship phone iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus; biggest news was the removal of 3.5 MM jack and an inclusion of a dual camera in iPhone 7 Plus.

Overall 2016 was full of great phones and devices, today in this article we are going to talk about the top 10 phones which have made 2016 wow.

iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus' dual-lens camera is the key feature that places the larger iPhone 7 Plus in the top spot over the iPhone 7.

It lets you take pictures with a professional-looking "bokeh" effect, in which the background is blurry in contrast to the subject. The second lens is also a telephoto lens that achieves 2x optical zoom, which means it zooms into subjects without sacrificing picture quality like digital zoom does on most smartphone cameras.

iPhone 7

Without a doubt, the iPhone 7 brings the best apps and ecosystem to its users. And by ecosystem, we mean the support you get from Apple if something goes wrong, as well as getting the latest software updates straight from Apple.

It also works amazingly well with other Apple products, too, like the new AirPods wireless earphones.

The hardware also got a few improvements over the iPhone 6S, like water resistance, a camera that performs better in low light, a more powerful processor, and even redesigned antenna bands.

Price: $650

Google Pixel

The Pixel smartphones run Google's Pixel launcher, which gives Android a cleaner look and bakes in Google's helpful AI, Assistant.

It's also a superior phone overall to our previous top pick, the iPhone 7 Plus. It has a better screen, it's lighter, and has useful features like fast charging.

The Pixel runs on the powerful and power-efficient Snapdragon 821, 4 GB of RAM, and it has an excellent 12.3-megapixel camera that holds its own against the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7.

Price: $649

Google Pixel XL

The new Pixels are Google's first smartphones — the company took more control over the hardware than it did with its earlier line of Nexus devices.

What you get is a sleek-looking aluminum phone with a stylish glass panel on the back that cleverly offers grip for your index finger. The Pixel XL's camera holds its own against the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7, too, and its HDR mode adjusts your photos to look amazing.

Google's Pixel XL, the larger model with a 5.5-inch screen, shares exactly the same specs as its smaller sibling, the Pixel, which is why it's second place to its smaller sibling, the Pixel. The XL doesn't offer more features that help justify its relatively high price tag like the iPhone 7 Plus does. It's literally a larger Pixel.

Price: $769

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 Edge has a bigger 5.5-inch display and larger battery than the regular Galaxy S7 while retaining the same features: water resistance, a microSD card slot for expandable storage, and Samsung Pay.

Its wraparound display also boosts the S7's design to be absolutely gorgeous.

Price: $603

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 is a beautifully designed smartphone that sports the best camera we've seen on a smartphone, even beating the iPhone 7 Plus. It's also powerful, and its water resistance rests your worries of accidental water damage.

You also get Samsung Pay, which works with almost any payment terminal in any store — something the iPhone's Apple Pay can't do. (Note that this is not the same phone as the Galaxy Note 7, which has been recalled following reports that the batteries exploded).

Price: $503

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iPhone SE

The iPhone SE, with its 4-inch screen, is the best small-form smartphone you can buy at the moment. You get all the best apps, ecosystem, support, and the same performance as the iPhone 6S for a relatively low $400 price tag.

It also comes with Apple Pay, among other premium features like Live Photos and a fingerprint sensor — not to mention great battery life.

Price: $399

Must Read: Five Best Features of iPhone SE

OnePlus 3T

The good news is that OnePlus 3 owners need not feel left out, as the OnePlus 3T isn't much of an upgrade.

The changes include a slightly faster processor (Snapdragon 820 versus the 821), a slightly larger battery, a 16-megapixel front camera (versus 8-megapixel), better stabilization for video, and a darker color option.

Unfortunately, however, the new front camera with more megapixels seems to do the opposite of what it was intended by taking blurrier selfies than its predecessor's 8-megapixel front camera.

HTC 10

The HTC 10 is a beautiful, extremely well-built smartphone. It runs a near-pure version of Android and can be bought unlocked, which means you won't find annoying bloatware on the 10.
Price: $600

Moto Z

The regular Z model is one of the thinnest phones we've held, and it's gorgeous. We also love the fact that it runs a near-pure version of Android.

The Moto Z also supports different modules that can attach to the back of the phone to give it new and better functionality. For example, you can attach a speaker module for better sound, or a projector module to project videos on a nearby wall.

The Moto Z should work with most carriers. The Moto Z Force model is a Verizon exclusive that's currently available for a pricey $720.

Compared with the regular Z model, it has an extra strong screen that Motorola claims are shatterproof, as well as a larger battery.

Price: $624 to $720

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