Top 10 Best Smartphones 2016 (Specifications, Price, Release Date, Features)

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According to data gathered from various sources we created a top 10 list of the best smartphones 2016 most of which are upcoming. There may be smartphones that we don’t even know about yet so far that will be announced soon. One thing we can say is that a whole bunch of new features will be coming soon. Technology is expanding everywhere from cars to phones to ovens. The most innovative smartphones technology this year will be improved battery life and faster charging.

 

10 Best Smartphones 2016

 

10. Microsoft Lumia 940

Lumia 940 Best Smartphone 2016

The Lumia phones are known for their Microsoft Windows operating system and the best cameras available for a smartphone. This time, Microsoft will release 2 Lumia phones, one with a smaller screen and one with a 5.7in display.

Specifications:

  • 1440 x 2560 pixel QHD screen
  • 5.7-inch show when measured
  • 940 with Hexa-Core Snapdragon 820
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • Windows 10
  • 20-megapixel Carl Zeiss back camera
  • 5MP Front Camera

 

9. Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi Mi 6 Upcoming Smartphone 2016

Xiaomi focuses on cheap but premium phones with hardware that rival the best smartphones out there. We can expect lots of top of the line hardware and an affordable price for the Mi 6 smartphone.

Specifications:

  • UHD 2160 x 3840 Pixels AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • 4GB Of RAM
  • 5G Network
  • 4200mAH Battery
  • 21-Megapixels back and 13-Megapixels front camera

 

8. Sony Xperia Z6

Sony Xperia Z6 Upcoming Smartphone

Sony is known for creating extremely premium but expensive smartphones. We can expect the same from the Xperia Z6. Inside the Z6 expect to see the top of the line Qualcomm 820 Processor, next-gen fingerprinter sensor and much more.

Specifications:

  • Qualcomm 820 3GHz Octa-Core Chip Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 5.2in 4K UHD Display
  • 27MP Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 128GB Storage
  • Waterproof
  • Turbo Charge Battery
  • USB-C Charger

 

7. Nexus 2016

Google Nexus 2016 Upcoming Smartphone

Although there are very few details about Nexus 2016 we know that it will be much more advanced and innovative than the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The difference will be, the Nexus 2016 will be actually created by Google unlike the current line of Nexus that were created by LG and other companies. The Nexus 2016 is also expected to have depth camera ( a camera sensor that can measure the distance between objects: for example between a person and the background) which will have many applications. Also, one of the main selling points of the Nexus devices is their affordable price.

Specifications:

  • Android 7.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • 3D Depth Camera
  • 4K UHD Display

 

6. Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini Best Smartphone 2016 Exploredia

The Galaxy Mini almost always inherits the hardware from the previous Galaxy S line smartphone. So, we can expect to see hardware similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S6 but with updated software and a much lower price tag.

Specifications:

  • Android 6.0
  • 4.7in Full HD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor
  • 2GB Of RAM
  • 16 Megapixel Rear Camera & 5MP Front Camera

 

5. LG G5

LG G5 Smartphone 2016

 

LG is trying to create its own iPhone and this year, It’s going all out with its LG G5 smartphone. The new LG smartphone will incorporate features that other phones don’t have. One biometric sensor that LG plans to add is an Iris scanner that will allow its user to unlock a phone with the eye.

Specifications:

  • 4K UHD Screen Resolution
  • 4GB Ram
  • 21 Megapixel Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Other Biometric Sensors

 

4. Microsoft Surface Phone

Microsft Surface Smartphone 2016

Microsoft successfully created a Surface Line of laptops/tablets and this time it plans to release a Surface smartphone. Although we don’t have a lot of details on the plans for the phone we know that the Surface smartphone is in the beta testing stage now and will definitely be an upcoming smartphone in 2016.

Specifications:

  • 5.5in Quad-HD AMOLED Display
  • 4GB Of RAM
  • 64 & 128GB Storage Option
  • 64-bit Intel Processor
  • 21MP Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • USB-C Charger
  • Surface Pen

 

3. HTC One M10

HTC One M10 Upcoming Smartphone 2016

HTC tends to create premium devices that have designs almost identical to the iPhone. This year HTC is stepping up and creating a cheaper device with premium features such as the fingerprint scanner, QHD Display, USB-C Charger and much more.

Specifications:

  • Packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chip
  • 4GB of RAM
  • QHD 1,440 x 2,560 AMOLED Display
  • 27-Megapixel Camera
  • 64 or 128GB storage options
  • 3500mAh Longer Lasting Battery

 

2. Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 2016 Best Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy is the only phone to truly rival the iPhone and can be either best or second best smartphone of 2016. We can expect the Galaxy S7 to have a whole bunch of new innovative features. We can expect a 3D touch sensor similar to Apple’s iPhone, other popular features include USB charger,  Exynos 8890/Snapdragon 820 processors and UHD screen.

Specifications:

  • Android 6.0
  • Quad-core 4.0 GHz 64 bit processor
  • 6GB Ram
  • Next Generation 5G Network
  • 4K UHD AMOLED Display
  • Price $699 USD
  • Release Date March 2016

 

1. iPhone 7

Iphone 7 2015

All eyes are on the iPhone, the smartphone of all smartphones. Every year a new iPhone is released so the iPhone 7 will be released in September 2016 with a whole bunch of new features to stay in line with the innovative smartphone market, this makes the iPhone the best and on top ten lists. One of the most revolutionary features of the  next iPhone will be the e-Sim card that will allow customers to easily change between phone carriers. If Apple implements the right tech the iPhone will again be the best smartphones 2016.

Specifications:

  • Includes iOS 10
  • A10 Chipset Processor
  • e-SIM Cards
  • Reversible USB-C Charger
  • USD $650
  • Release Date September 2016

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