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Best Android Smartphones 2016: LG G5, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Nexus 6P, Galaxy Note 5 And More

6 March 2016, 7:35 pm EST By Dave Calpito Tech Times
There is undeniably a wide array of great, good-looking Android smartphones in the market today. We have sorted through them all and picked out the best Android smartphones. Here they are.  ( Justin Sullivan | Getty Images )

If you have been toying with the idea to give yourself a treat and have decided buy a new Android phone, you currently have a wide array of options to choose from.

There's no denying that Android is dominating the overcrowded smartphone market. Every now and then, we have seen phone makers launch and push out brand new Android handsets packing in impressive features and specs along with sleek designs.

Without further ado, here are the best Android smartphones you can buy now.

1. Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge

Samsung's most recent handsets, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, are yet to hit the market beginning March 11. However, quite a few experts are already regarding the phone as among the most desired Android phones poised to arrive within the year.

The S7 and S7 edge, which rock 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively, come fitted with Exynos 8 or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 plus a 4 GB of RAM.

Samsung has added in a few enhancements to these phones as opposed to its predecessors, such as the amped camera, bigger battery sizes, dust and water resistance protection plus the return of the microSD slot. Of course, these phones run Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow, include 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and more interesting features and specs.

2. Nexus 6P

What makes Nexus 6P as among the kings of the Android world is it comes with a stunning, humongous display, impressive snapper, elegant design and blazingly fast performance.

This Huawei Nexus phone's standout specs are its 12-megapixel main shooter, huge 3,450 mAh battery, Snapdragon 810 processor and 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen.

Needless to say, this phone runs Android Marshmallow. On top of that, it's pretty affordable. The price starts at only $499.

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Stunning display and great camera. These are only among the phone's best-selling points.

The Galaxy Note 5 rocks a crystal clear 5.7-inch screen, 16-megapixel rear-facing snapper and fast Exynos 7420 CPU. Its enhanced S Pen plus its all-glass chassis are much loved by die-hard Samsung fans.

The downside, though, is it does not feature a removable battery and microSD card slot.

4. LG V10

This Android phone from LG comes with handy features and great specs.

Among the most significant ones include its two front-facing cameras for wide-angle selfies, a reliable fingerprint scanner, a manual mode in taking a video, extra display which LG calls as the Second Screen and more.

Under the LG V10's hood, you can find a Snapdragon 808 processor. What's more, LG touts that its phone has an MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop compliant rating for shock absorption.

5. LG G5

LG has unveiled its LG G5 boasting an all-metal, sleek body, removable battery and microSD slot.

The phone is aimed to take on today's premium phones, including the Galaxy S7.

What's great with the device is it features an always-on display, enabling users to check time, battery status and notifications without having to wake the device. The phone runs Android Marshmallow and features a 5.3-inch display.

The phone is also going to arrive with its additional modules, which the company calls LG Friends.

6. Motorola Pure Edition / Moto X Style

The 2015 version of the Moto X Pure Edition, otherwise known as the Moto X Style, has a 5.7-inch display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.

It sports an impressive 21-megapixel main camera with a dual-LED flash. This Motorola's phone houses a 3,000 mAh battery, way higher than what's packed in its competitors. In terms of its memory, the X Pure does offer 16 GB plus a microSD support for those who require more storage.

The Moto X Pure Edition is pretty cheap as well. It is priced at $399.

7. Nexus 5X

As part of Google's line of Nexus devices, the best asset of the phone is its long-term support for Android updates.

Moreover, this phone built by LG comes with quite a few other impressive specs and features.

The phone has a 5.2-inch screen, 12-megapixel camera, 2,700 mAh battery and 2 GB of RAM. Interestingly, it sports a USB Type-C port, providing speedier charging and faster data transfer.

There you have it, the seven best Android phones to grab. Of course, buying a smartphone depends on your specific requirements and budget as well.

Let us know in the comments section below which of these Android smartphones do you think will give you more bang to your buck.

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