Best Android Smartphones Of 2016 So Far: Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Nexus 6P, LG G5, HTC 10


The Android smartphones of 2016 are in a stark battle against each other, and we highlited the best ones for you to review.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 is one of the most recent Android flagships to roll out.

The S7 features a metal-and-glass design, is waterproof and can hold its own against rivals thanks to the solid battery, premium specs and the comeback of the microSD card.

The display is of top quality and the moderate size (5.1 inches) of the QHD Super AMOLED screen provides a great way to visualize content. Just like the HTC 10, the Galaxy S7 rocks a 12-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.

Thanks to its rounded up features in both hardware and software, the Galaxy S7 is the go-to choice for a great Samsung handset. The Galaxy S7 costs $557 at Amazon.

Google Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P not only offers a 5.7-inch display paired with excellent dual front-facing speakers, and a list of powerful internal specs. What is more, the phone carries the best camera (12.3 megapixels) from the Nexus line.

It's also worth remembering that Nexus phones deliver the unbridled Google software experience, which means frequent security updates and a streamlined UI.

Keep in mind that a new series of Nexus phones dubbed Pixel and Pixel XL is in tow, so the Nexus 6P might be for best for you only if you are comfortable with being one generation behind. You can purchase it on Amazon for $449.99.


LG took a bite out of innovation with the G5 as the modular phone allows users to focus on certain features, giving way for more flexibility. For example, mobile photographers might prefer the camera module, while music enthusiasts will want to hold onto the higher audio quality module.

The gadget comes packing a 5.3-inch display capable of 2K resolutions. Under the chassis we find 4 GB backing the CPU in processing tasks, and a hefty 32 GB of storage. A 16-megapixel main camera is paired with an 8-megapixel selfie snapper for mobile photography enthusiasts.

The G5's design might raise a few eyebrows, but some will find value in its flexibility, despite the rather high price of $624, specifically from Verizon.

HTC 10

HTC took a leaf out of the design book of the previous models but did not forget to update its form factor.

The handset brings a 5.2-inch display able to display 2K resolutions. Thanks to the powerful technical specs, which include a Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4 GB of RAM, performance is at peak level.

HTC put a lot of effort into gifting its HTC 10 with a 12-megapixel sensor, and the main camera comes paired with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The phone is the best in its class when it comes to music quality, a feature that was touted in multiple ads when the smartphone launched.

You can buy the HTC 10 on Amazon for under $600.

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