This year, tech enthusiasts were treated to some amazing smartphone releases. With the competition between smartphone manufacturers as fierce as ever, the result were incredible smartphones released one after the other. This fact certainly makes it difficult to narrow down the list to name the top 5 smartphones of 2016.
Trying to determine which smartphones are the best ones to have been released this year is definitely a daunting task. Majority of the smartphone releases from the big companies such as LG, Huawei, Apple and Samsung have their own X factor that makes each of them unique.
Still, while there may be several amazing smartphone releases this year, some have indeed separated themselves from the pack. Here are the top 5 smartphones of 2016 that you should definitely check out.
Top 5 Smartphones of 2016
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ? The Samsung Galaxy S7 packs amazing hardware under its hood while also featuring tremendous aesthetic value. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, a vibrant display, a microSD slot and waterproof and dustproof features, there is no wonder why the Galaxy S7 Edge is one of the best phones of the year.
- Apple iPhone 7 ? While some have criticized Apple for not making a lot of changes to the iPhone 7?s design, the tech giant more than made up for it with its specs and features. The iPhone 7 has Apple?s latest A10 processor, an improved camera, Touch ID and it is likewise splash resistant. All of this certainly makes the iPhone 7 one of the smartphones to beat this year.
- OnePlus 3T ? With a price range starting from $439, some would think that the OnePlus 3T is not worthy of being on this list. Those who have been following the rise of OnePlus though will know what the 3T is all about. With the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 6GB of RAM and its 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, the OnePlus 3T surely deserves a spot on this list.
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus ? If the iPhone 7 is one of the top 5 smartphones of 2016, the iPhone 7 Plus should certainly earn a spot too. The iPhone 7 Plus has all the hardware of the iPhone 7 but it has a larger screen and features a dual-camera system. This certainly sets it apart from other major flagship smartphones this year.
- Google Pixel XL ? Google?s flagship smartphone has all the bells and whistles that will make any smartphone fan swoon. According to GSM Arena, the Google Pixel XL features the Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4GB of RAM and the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS running. This is certainly enough reason why the Google Pixel XL is among the top smartphones of the year.
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Which One is the Best?
So, which smartphone do you think is the best release this year? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.