As the end of the year approaches, it means only one thing – it’s time for the list of the 7 best phones in 2016! This year, the market has offered us really great phones. In that sea of great models, it is not easy to choose the right one. However, based on the phone’s specifications and official sales data, we have tried to single out those devices that we think deserve to be on the list of 7 magnificent phones.
According to our selection, the 7 best phones in 2016 are:
Google really surprised us this year – it rolled out a whole new series of phones and put an end to the Nexus. The new phones are called Google Pixel and are really great.
Google Pixel devices are available in two versions – Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The display of the smaller version of the phone is 5 ”, while the XL device has a 5.5 ” screen. In addition to excellent camera performance, very good battery life, and the latest Android operating system, the main advantage of these phones is the improved Google Assistant. Google Assistant is your personal virtual assistant, with whom you can correspond and who will easily find your favorite restaurant, song, video, and game, but also invite whoever you want. Great features and a super-advanced assistant are the main reason why we included Google Pixel in our list of the 7 best phones in 2016.
Why do we love him? Because it’s cool to have your own personal, robot assistant!
One of the most pleasant surprises last year was prepared by HTC. With the HTC 10 model, very good results were achieved on the market, so here is this beauty on the list of the 7 best phones in 2016.
What adorns this device is the recognizable quality of the HTC brand. There’s 4GB of RAM, a Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and more. However, the feature of this phone that users like the most are its audio surrounding, ie the speaker, and what the speaker can do. The BoomSound used by HTC provides high-quality sound. An additional advantage is that there is a 24-bit analog-to-digital signal converter on the front speaker, which further improves the sound quality, even when listening to your favorite songs using headphones.
Why do we love him? Because we love the sound on this phone!
Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 9 is a long-awaited phone that has a lot of fans around the world. This is a super-phone that you can afford and that guarantees great quality.
The three key advantages of this phone are the 4000mAh battery, the 5.9 ” IPS LCD display, and the camera, which was created in cooperation with Leica. Let’s dwell on this great camera. In addition to being produced by this famous company, the camera of this phone contains two sensors – one black and white and one that registers the colors of the RGB spectrum (Red, Green, Blue). When these sensors are combined, a very precise and clear photo is obtained, with amazing colors! Needless to say, in addition to the rise of the Huawei brand, this camera is the main reason why the Huawei Mate 9 is on the list of the 7 best phones in 2016.
Why do we love him? Because he takes phenomenal photos!
Of course, we can’t bypass the iPhone when we talk about the list of the 7 best phones in 2016. The model that marked this year is the iPhone 7. As Apple itself says, this is the best and most beautifully designed device of all that this company has ever launched on the market. True, the improved design of the iPhone 7 phone is really attractive, and matte colors are our favorite. Another significant improvement is that the new iPhone is waterproof, and it is important to mention that the Home button has been improved and that it serves users well.
Apple wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t for the controversy – do you remember the story of the non-existent headphone jack? The problem is solved very simply – wireless headphones and the new AirPods model, which is a great New Year’s gift for all fans of this brand.
Why do we love him? Because he is always at least a little innovative!
The LG G5 has knocked down lovers of quality display, design and fast phone charging.
Namely, the display of the LG G5 is Quad HD, 5.3 ”. Additionally, when it comes to phone charging speed, the LG G5 gives impressive figures! This device has Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0, which means that via the USB C-port the battery can easily exceed 50% in almost 25 minutes. Additional benefits of this phone are the elegant metal structure of the case, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader of smaller dimensions compared to other phone manufacturers. Given that the LG G5 is one of the first modular phones on the market, our list of the 7 best phones in 2016 would not be complete without this beauty.
Why do we love him? Because he has great “Friends”!
Samsung Galaxy S7
The Samsung Galaxy S7 phone is one of the most popular models we had the opportunity to see in 2016. The combination of metal and glass is always attractive, and we all know how Samsung can make it elegant and refined.
Of course, performance doesn’t lag behind either, so the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 8 cores that power the phone make this beauty one of the most efficient mobile phones on the market. We all know that this is one of the best-selling models this year, so how can we bypass it on our list of the 7 best phones in 2016.
Why do we love him? Because it is fast and reliable!
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Sony hasn’t let us down this year either. With our list of the 7 best phones in 2016, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium excels with a flawless camera. With its amazing 23 megapixels, this camera provides very high quality and clear photos and also supports 4K resolution.
Unlike its predecessors from the Sony Xperia Z series, the design is more square and solid, which has not been a feature of Sony products so far. Although the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium phone is quite large (the screen of the device is 5.5 ” in diagonal) it fits very nicely in the hand and manages to remain functional, elegant, and efficient.
It is interesting to mention that this is the latest phone from the Xperia Z series phones. A worthy replacement are the X-Series devices introduced in February this year, but it remains to be seen whether they will manage to reach the popularity of their predecessors.
Why do we love him? Because we love flawless photos and video in 4K resolution!
And what awaits us in 2017?
This year, just like the previous one, was a year of innovative design and the beginning of major changes in the smartphone market. We can freely say that the phones did not disappoint us, and you could see that in our list of the 7 best phones in 2016. However, with the development of technology, customer expectations are also growing, so large companies will have to work even harder to impress us in the future.
The most important thing we can hardly expect next year is the return of Nokia! As it looks, Nokia is back, and at the big door, already in the first quarter of 2017, with Andriod OS.
In addition to the new Nokia devices, we eagerly expect to see the stars that are already being rumored. That are:
- Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- HTC 11
- LG G6
- Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
It remains to be seen what kind of novelties these devices will bring us. So stay with us next year, and we will do our best to show you all the excitement in the mobile phone market as faithfully as possible!