Smartphone

2016 is about to end and this year was great for the Smartphone industry as many flagships phones were launched along with equally amazing budget –  friendly smartphones.

Before we guide to the best smartphone of the year let’s keep a minute of silence for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which could have been the best Smartphone of the year but couldn’t make it due to battery blast problem.

5. OnePlus 3T


The OnePlus 3T is one of the best smartphones on the market this year, especially at its £399 price point. As with its predecessors, the OnePlus 3T offers incredible value for money. It has many of the same features and specifications as smartphones twice its price and its recent launch sees it as one of the most powerful handsets available.

The all-metal finish is sleek and sturdy, making it feel like a genuinely premium device and the display is fantastic too, even if it isn’t Quad HD resolution. The company may have shied away from the “flagship killer” branding this year, but the OnePlus 3T lays down the marker for what you can get for just under £400.

A wide range of functionality is offered through Samsung’s TouchWiz beautifully optimized reworking of Android, while improved battery performance and a consistent and dependable camera give you the recipe for one of the most compelling smartphones on the market. It’s outshined by the SGS7 edge version, but it’s a solid performer none the less.

  • Buy from Amazon at $507


The Apple iPhone 7 doesn’t offer the overhaul in design that we are used to getting every two years, but there are enough developments to keep fans happy. The new flagship iPhone is more refined, offering the removal of the headphone jack in favor of stereo speakers, along with better-hidden antennas and waterproofing.

It offers subtle changes to the iPhone 6S, such as a new Home button and glossy or matte black finish options, along with faster and slicker performance, as you would expect. Ultimately, the iPhone 7 is the company’s best iPhone yet, as Tim Cook claimed, but the best is only slightly better than the iPhone 6S, which is why we’ve kept the older model in this list t

  • Buy from Amazon at $709


The flat SGS7 handset is certainly one of the most appealing devices out there, but the S7 edge pips it to the post, taking pole position as the most desirable handset around. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge fuses power with performance, offering a 5.5-inch display with a Quad HD resolution and plenty of punch, but differentiating itself with those curved edges.

The build quality matches the best of the handsets out there and the addition of a microSD card slot makes this handset all the more practical, while the bigger size over the SGS7 gives more space for battery. It’s slick and fast and every inch the flagship experience, topped off with a slick fingerprint scanner and a camera to deliver the whole smartphone package.

The flat SGS7 handset is certainly one of the most appealing devices out there, but the S7 edge pips it to the post, taking pole position as the most desirable handset around. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge fuses power with performance, offering a 5.5-inch display with a Quad HD resolution and plenty of punch, but differentiating itself with those curved edges.

The build quality matches the best of the handsets out there and the addition of a microSD card slot makes this handset all the more practical, while the bigger size over the SGS7 gives more space for battery. It’s slick and fast and every inch the flagship experience, topped off with a slick fingerprint scanner and a camera to deliver the whole smartphone package.

  • Buy from Amazon at $591


Google comes out all guns blazing with two new phones, the Pixel and the larger Pixel XL. Both devices offer the same specs, performance and experience with one difference: screen size. The regular Pixel has a 5-inch Full HD display, while the Pixel XL has a larger 5.5-inch Quad HD display.

Launching with a number of exclusive features, but otherwise a clean version of Android, the Pixel phones have a solid build and a fast and smooth experience. The cameras are superb and the battery life is good, leading to a premium Android experience. The price is a little high, however, and they lack microSD or waterproofing. They even have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

  • Buy from Amazon at $759

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