The smartphone market is overflowed with Android devices. Still, this year saw some of the best Android smartphones come and go. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco took away a potentially great handset, there’s still much to choose from. Also, new arrivals like the Mi Note 2 are still being launched. Let’s take a look at the Best Android Smartphones of 2016, that impressed customers with their specs and features. Here’s our list of 5 Best Android Smartphones 2016.

1. Google Pixel

Google finally moved away from its Nexus brand to enter the flagship smartphone segment. The newly launched Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones come with high-end features. The Google Pixel sports a 5-inch display with HD [1,920 x 1,080 pixels] resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor along with 4 GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.

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The new smartphone comes with a 12.3-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2,770mAh battery and runs the latest version of Android OS. You can check out the full review here.

Moto Z

The flagship smartphone is made from ‘aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel’. The splash proof smartphone sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by two dual-core processors (2.15GHz Kryo + 1.59GHz Kryo) along with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. There is also a fingerprint sensor in the front. It runs on Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS.

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The Moto Z sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It comes with 32GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via a memory card. It is backed by a 2,600mAh Li-ion battery with TurboPower charging.

The modular smartphone allows you to connect the Mods including JBL SoundBoost Speaker, Moto InstaShare Projector, Power Packs, and Moto Style Shell. Check out the full review on Gadgets360.

LG V20

The LG V20 sports a dual screen setup [5.7-inch QHD IPS display + 2.1-inch Always-on ribbon display on the top]. The premium build device runs the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU.

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The LG V20 sports a 20MP camera and two 8MP front facing cameras. It comes with 64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. It is backed by a huge 4,000mAh li-ion battery. The LG V20 is one of the best smartphones in the market right now. You can read out the full review here.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 Edge was launched in February this year. It sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution. It is powered by an Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor along with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 200GB using a memory card.

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The dual SIM handset runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It sports a 12MP rear camera. It is world’’s first dual pixel camera on a smartphone. Camera features include auto-focus, Optical image stabilization [OIS], AF Phase Detection, Auto Flash, Continuous Shooting, Digital image stabilization, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), ISO control, Smile detection, Touch to focus and White balance presets. It also features a 5MP front camera. The dual edge smartphone is backed by a 3,600mAh li-ion non-removable battery. Read out the full review here.

OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 sports an optic AMOLED 5.5-inch IPS display with full HD resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU and whopping 6GB RAM. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.

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The ‘flagship killer’ smartphone sports a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. It comes with 64GB internal storage and is backed by a 3,000mAh li-polymer non-removable battery. The OnePlus 3 comes with all the features of a flagship smartphone at an affordable price. Check out the full review here.

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  • Richard Lipsky

    You forgot to mention a wonderful powerhouse and outstanding value in the ZTE Axon 7, I have owned it for a month and love it. A real value in an overpriced Flagship category.