This year, we have seen tons of smartphones unveiled and nearly every one of them is targeted to special customers’ base. For a past couple of weeks, team Mobilescout has been compiling the list of top 5 smartphones in almost every category. We are at the end of this year and want to review and take a quick recap of all those smartphones that won the hearts of many. We are providing our readers another treat by giving them an idea what team Mobilescout thinks regarding the best devices in an individual category. Let’s have a look at it.
In 2016, every smartphone manufacturer tried to bring something extraordinary in their flagships to attract those buyers who are looking for a flagship device. We enlist top 5 flagship smartphones of this year. As expected, in terms of sales Samsung’s Galaxy S7 lineup lead all the way but in terms of best performance and build quality, our pick is Apple iPhone 7 plus.
3 days agoMing-Chi Kuo stated iPhone 8 will have 2436×1125 pixels screen resolution.
5 days agoApple once again highlights the brilliancy of the dual camera of the iPhone 7 Plus. The Brazil Carnival helped the company to spread more word for its device.
6 days agoApple highlights iPhone 7 Plus Portrait shots in latest ads. The ads showcased how Apple portrait mode enhanced the device image capability.
6 days agoWith a lot of many rumors to have already been up till now regarding the next version of the iPhone, it looks like Apple have already signed a deal with Korean giant Samsung over the manufacture of their panels for the iPhone 8. Recently a concept video revealed that the smartphone might feature a vibrant home button, which will have a display on its own apart from its physical use.
- Best dual rear cameras
- Best smartphone in terms of performance
- Dedicated chipset for sound
In phablet categories, we didn’t include smartphones with the display less than 5.7-inch and the reason behind is quite simple as currently the standard smartphone's display is around 5.2-inch and the demand of phablets is going higher. We enlisted the phablets above 5.7 display size. This year's best phablet would have gone to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phablet, but the device had something else in its destiny. In best phablet category, our pick is LG’s V20.
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1 week agoLG G6 rumoured to have Quad DAC for the high quality sound experience.
2 weeks agoHuawei Mate 9 can provide you a better battery life than other flagships including Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus.
2 weeks agoLast week LG confirmed that their new smartphone G6 will be unveiled at an event on February 26. Several rumors and leaks of the device surfaced on the internet over the last month. The device might have thermal pipes for cooling and will support 5.7-inch QHD+ display.
- Wide angle dual cameras
- Best audio device
- Quad HD display
- Best overall performer
This category is pretty amazing as we enlisted those smartphones which are providing the best value for customers money under $400. and in this category Chinese smartphone manufacturers are ruling and OnePlus flagship OnePlus 3 beats them all.
3 days agoHonor V9 global variant will be unveiled as Honor 8 Pro at the upcoming MWC 2017 event.
6 days agoIt’s been three months since OnePlus unveiled their upgraded variant of the OnePlus 3 with the much improved OnePlus 3T. Sporting the then-latest Snapdragon 821 chipset with 128GB storage, the OnePlus 3T sure has thrashed Google’s own Pixel XL with a better battery life if not on paper.
1 week agoThe OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones are now getting the latest OxygenOS 4.0.3 release incrementally over-the-air
2 weeks agoYou should be on Nougat for Easter Egg to work.
- Stellar performer
- Customizable software
- Attractive metal body
Not all smartphones are meant for daily tasks but instead there are plenty of buyers who love to grab a device because of their awesome sound quality that’s why to help those buyers we enlisted top 5 options that music lovers should consider before making any purchase. Our pick amongst the best smartphones for the music lover is ZTE Axon 7.
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1 week agoZTE Axon 7 now supports Daydream VR after Nougat update.
3 weeks agoZTE says that the software is not yet up to quality requirements.
1 month agoZTE’s $99 ZMax Pro will be getting Android Nougat in the US.
1 month agoOnePlus 3T is placed side by side to Axon 7 to test the speed and performance. The video also shows the camera test between the two.
- Dual AKM chips for enhancing sound abilities
- Front facing speakers with ATMOS tech
Today, the smartphones market is dominated by smartphones with 5-inch or above display sizes. There are many users who want to grab a smartphone with a smaller display size. For those buyers, we enlisted best 5 options currently in the market with compact design and display. In our opinion, Xperia Z5 compact is still on top as a compact smartphone.
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1 month ago2016 in the review, we enlist our team opinion in best devices amongst the top 5 of different categories.
1 month agoHere is the list of top 5 compact smartphones up for sale in this year.
2 months agoSee the list of Sony's eligible smartphones that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat soon.
4 months agoSony feeds mysterious maintenance update to Xperia devices. There is no mention about the fact why this maintenance update has been released.The update has a build number 1.1.A.0.1 and weighs 1.3MB
- Top-tier hardware
- Best cameras on a compact smartphone
- Battery life is pretty superb
Surprisingly this year, we have seen a number of innovative devices from Chinese smartphone manufacturer. That’s why it was not an easy task to decide the best innovative devices but in our opinion, the Huawei Honor Magic is the most innovative device.
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1 month agoToday we enlist top 5 smartphones unveiled during 2016 with the bezel-less display.
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2 months agoWatch the Huawei Honor Magic in live images. See the the device from very close and know the about its design aesthetics.
2 months agoHuawei has launched the Honor Magic smartphone which has an all curved design and has a 5-inch display.
- Quad curved display
- Bezel-less design
- Active UI with personal assistant
- Battery is exemplary
Last but not the least, we do have a listing of top 5 bezel-less smartphones. This new category has given rise to a new trend in the smartphones. This category is ruled by the most appreciated smartphone Mi Mix which is still in the spotlight despite after two months of announcement.
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1 week agoGeekbench listing reveals Nougat running Xiaomi Mi Mix.
1 week agoXiaomi Mi Mix took less than 60 seconds to go out of stock in its first flash sale.
1 week agoXiaomi makes the Pearl White Mi MIX available for first flash sale in China. Hurry, because it's not easy to grab a limited edition.
2 weeks agoElephone S8 will be featuring three-sided bezel-less design.
- Screen-to-body ratio is higher than others
- Innovative placement for front facing camera
- High end specs
- The Honor Magic isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Xiaomi Mi Mix isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The LG V20 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is available at Amazon for $ 757. The price/quality is good and this is the best device in this price range.
- The ZTE Axon 7 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is available at Amazon for $ 379. The price/quality is avarage but this is the best device in this price range.