Monday, 24 October 2016

Top Latest Best Android Phone August 2016 [Photos & Specs Included]

As we have it today, Android is fully taking over the mobile industry as the case may be, so picking the best Android smartphones is almost the same as choosing the best smartphones. However while Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is highly fierce. We have have it from sleek devices that impress with high standard design, to powerhouses brimming with features, and also to all-around great devices, and affordable phones that punch above their weight, indeed the Android ecosystem is populated by a staggering variety of attractive phones for human daily uses. Nevertheless  “greatness” is subjective, and sometimes specification sheets and feature lists are not just enough to make an idea of how good a phone really is. In this roundup, I am looking at the absolute best  Android phones you can’t go wrong with when you have them.






Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge


TOP LATEST BEST ANDROID PHONE AUGUST 2016 [PHOTOS & SPECS INCLUDED]
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge


Samsung really did a killer job with their 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Design-wise, many would say those two phones were close to perfect. The company forwent a plastic design and instead included glass front and back panels with an aluminum frame. They weren't without their flaws, though. The S6 and S6 Edge didn't offer expandable storage or removable batteries -- two features Samsung has been known to include in all its smartphones for years.
Now the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have made their way to the masses, and they fix many of the problems the S6 line introduced last year. While they don't offer removable batteries, Samsung included expandable storage on both handsets in case the 32 GB of on-board storage isn't enough. Samsung mostly stuck to the same design this time around, though they did shrink down the camera bumps on the back and made the devices a little thicker to make room for larger batteries.

In terms of specs, these are top-of-the-line smartphones. They come with Quad HD Super AMOLED displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors, 4 GB of RAM, great 12 MP rear-facing cameras and run the latest version of Android. Instead of featuring the same screen sizes this time around though, Samsung kept the S7 at a smaller 5.1 inches, while the S7 Edge has been bumped up to a larger 5.5-inch panel.
Seriously, these are some incredible smartphones. They are a little pricey, but all in all, we think the high asking price is worth it.
Specs
Samsung Galaxy S7
5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
4 GB of RAM
32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, 152 g
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
4 GB of RAM
32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
Non-removable 3600 mAh battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm, 157 g




Nexus 6P

Top Latest Best Android Phone August 2016 [Photos & Specs Included]
Nexus 6P


As the successor to last year’s Motorola Nexus 6, Google recently unveiled the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. This device is the higher-end of the two Nexus phones announced at Google’s event, and that’s incredibly apparent when looking at the spec sheet.
It comes with a big 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, super fast Snapdragon 810 processor, a giant 3450 mAh battery and an impressive 12MP rear-facing camera. Want to get your hands on one? The Nexus 6P is pretty cheap, considering the specs and build quality. You can purchase it from the Google Store starting at just $499!
Specs
5.7-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 518 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
3 GB of RAM
32/64/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
12 MP rear-facing camera, 8 MP front-facing camera
Non-removable 3450 mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm, 178 g

HTC 10

Top Latest Best Android Phone August 2016 [Photos & Specs Included]
HTC 10


HTC needed a saving grace this year, and the 10 just may be it. The Taiwanese company finally designed a phone that's different enough from its predecessor yet still sports a familiar design language. With an all-metal chassis, front-mounted fingerprint sensor and a new-and-improved speaker setup, the HTC 10 easily made its way to our best Android phones list. 
Under the hood, the 10 comes with some killer specs. A 5.2-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM are in line with most other flagships this year, and it also comes with expandable storage up to 200 GB and a 3000 mAh battery that will have no problems lasting an entire day on a single charge. HTC also improved the camera this time around, which was a big flaw in last year's One M9 flagship. 
All in all, the HTC 10 is an awesome device. Great specs and a solid build quality are what you'll get here... what more could you ask for?
Specs
5.2-inch Super LCD5 display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 565 ppi
2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
4 GB of RAM
32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm, 161 g




LG G5

Top Latest Best Android Phone August 2016 [Photos & Specs Included]
LG G5


While the Galaxy S7 series is a minor refresh in terms of design, the LG G5 sees a massive departure from the design language used in the G series, ditching the rear volume/power setup that first debuted with the LG G2. The G5 also adopts a unibody metallic design that has a removable cap for access to the removable battery and a port for modules that allow users to expand the phone’s capabilities by adding a camera grip and other special accessories.
The distinctly different design of the LG G5 may not be for everyone, but there’s little denying that LG has went out of its way to try and innovate in a market where big changes like this aren’t all that common.
Spec wise, we’re looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB RAM, a 5.3-inch display, and 32 GB storage with microSD for expansion. The specs here are certainly impressive all across the board. It’s also worth mentioning that LG has revamped its software, making it faster and less bloated. One controversial move with the software, however, is the removal of the app drawer in favor of what LG says is a “simplified experience.”
Specs
5.3-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 554 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
4 GB of RAM
32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
16 and 8 MP dual rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
Removable 2800 mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm, 159 g

Huawei P9

Top Latest Best Android Phone August 2016 [Photos & Specs Included]
Huawei P9


Huawei's new P9 flagship certainly ticks a lot of the right boxes. It has a fast processor, plenty of on-board storage, a big battery, and it's very thin. It also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's EMUI 4.1 software overlay. 
Huawei has also partnered with Leica, the German camera maker, to bring a solid camera experience to the P9. It has a 12MP dual lens camera setup on the rear, complete with an f/2.2 aperture and uses 1.25-micron Sony IMX286 sensors. Seriously, you won't be disappointed with the camera experience on the P9. 
As noted by our own Gary Sims, the Huawei P9 is a great smartphone for camera enthusiasts and a good device for smartphone enthusiasts. It's not a complete overhaul from the company's P8 flagship from last year, but it is a huge step up. Right now, you can purchase the P9 in Europe starting at €599, though we still don't have a U.S. release date yet.
Specs
5.2-inch IPS-NEO LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 423ppi
2.5GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor
3/4GB of RAM
32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
Dual 12MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
Non-removable 3000mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
145 x 70.9 x 7mm, 144g

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Top Latest Best Android Phone August 2016 [Photos & Specs Included]
Samsung Galaxy Note 5


It's hard denying that Samsung has always been the king of large-screened smartphones, and that still holds true today. With its crystal clear 5.7-inch display, powerful Exynos 7420 CPU and killer 16 MP rear-facing camera, the Galaxy Note 5 is one of the best Android phones available on the market right now.
It's an all-around solid device, boasting an all-glass chassis that's similar to that of the Galaxy S7. It comes with an improved S Pen and some great multitasking features that will make it easy to get work done. The software is much more clean and simple than we've seen from the company in the past, too.
With all of that said, though, this device doesn't come without its caveats. Samsung's decision to omit the microSD card slot and removable battery has been a controversial one over the past few weeks, especially among Samsung die-hards. Even with these notable omissions, the Note 5 can still be considered one of the best out there.
Specs
5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 518 ppi
Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
4 GB of RAM
32/64 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm, 171 g

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