1. Samsung Galaxy S7
The Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, it’s very much a matter of personal preference) is quite simply the best Android phone that you can buy today. Ticking all the boxes that S6 owners would ask for, it adds waterproofing, a microSD slot and better battery life to its refi ned design. The camera has been reduced in megapixels but improved in performance, especially in low light conditions. Altogether this is an absolutely outstanding phone that should be high on your wishlist.
2. Nexus 6P
Finally, we have a Nexus that is truly a device without compromise – a worthy flagship for Android heading into 2016. The camera is one of the best in the business, while the beautiful screen could truly see the end of your tablet use. Even the 64GBmodel represents a real bargain.
3. LG G4
The LGG4 is a close second for the phone of the year behind the Galaxy S6with a distinctive
leather-back case and superior camera. Its unique Quantum IPS screen will amaze with bright and crisp images that offer vivid colours, while its 200GBmicroSD port offers lots of extra storage.
4. Sony Xperia Z5
It’s another device that prioritises evolution over revolution, but that’s not to say Sony’s fifth-generation Xperia handset is a dull affair. The cameras are arguably the best we’ve ever seen, while it ticks every specification wishlist. It’s waterproof and dustproof too, but it does come at a price.
5. Moto X Style
Although it isn’t a direct replacement for the second-generation Moto X, the Style is a step up in terms of specifications (bigger battery, more RAM, better screen resolution and a hexa-core processor). The screen really is a sight to behold and the design is cool and edgy. It’s superb value for money too.
6. Huawei Mate S
Stunning, in every sense of the word. Huawei’s best-ever device could be your next droid. The build quality can’t fail to impress, the design is beautiful and the option to go either dual-SIMor to add a storage upgrade via a microSD slot offers an excellent degree of customisation.
7. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
The Z5 Premium is a very good phone, but it’s just too expensive and the 4K screen adds little value. Nonetheless it’s the first instance of a phone with a 4K screen, so we’ll be interested to see whether other manufacturers follow Sony’s latest innovation.
8. Huawei Mate 8
TheMate 8 excels as the ultimate business tool, but is a great personal device too. The battery,
super-responsive fingerprint reader, dual SIM support and raft of connectivity options are perfect. Particular highlights are the very capable rear camera and high-res front facing camera.
9. HTC One M9
Wemarked theM9 down for only being a very minor update on theM8, but it is undeniably a superb phone. Underneath its elegant silver and gold chrome shell, it houses a superfast Snapdragon 810 processor, 20MP camera, 3GB RAM, 32GB memory and some clever customisation tools.
10. Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi has taken its time bringing the Mi 5 to market, but the wait has been worthwhile. It’s yet another excellent Mi phone. A flagship phone needs a flagship spec sheet and theMi 5 delivers with its Snapdragon 820 processor, well-made metal frame and great connectivity.
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