Samsung Galaxy S7

One of the best things about being an Android user is the fact that your smartphone choices are wide and vast as opposed to Apple or Window Phone’s limited choices. If you’re looking to get your hands on a new Android phone this year and you’re hoping to snag one of the best available in the market, you’re in the right place. To help you shop for the best Android phone of 2016, here is a list of exciting Android phones to choose from:

1. Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung recently launched its flagship phone for 2016 and the Galaxy S7 couldn’t be more impressive. Packed with key features from the S6 and more, the powerful and polished phone is one if not the best Android phone you can get your hands on this year. There are not a lot of differences from the Galaxy S6 but the few tweaks it does have created an all-around phone that’s hard to beat. From its polished design to excellent camera, powerful processor and longer battery life, the phone is simply awesome. Sure it’s costly but should be worth every penny considering what you’ll get in exchange.

2. LG G5

Another Android phone that’s been creating a lot of buzz and a huge splash is the LG G5. The phone is LG’s follow-up to last year’s ultra successful LG G5. Among the key features to look forward to includes the phone’s beautiful and sleek design with 5.3-inch Quad-HD display. The phone’s camera is also pretty impressive featuring a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization. Unlike the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 will have a removable battery and a slot for microSD. Furthermore, the LG G5 will be the brand’s first ever modular-design phone. It’s not just a phone but it doubles as a digital camera too.

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3. Nexus 6P

In case you’re looking for a big phone to buy, look no further than the Nexus 6P. It’s huge in size and packed with key features that make it a great value phone. When Nexus phones used to sport unimpressive camera, the Nexus 6P is a step up from the usual. In fact, the phone boasts an excellent camera that comes handy for everyday documentation. The phone also has a great build quality not to mention pure Google software that makes it a good choice to consider especially if you prefer the big, phablet-sized smartphones.

4. HTC One M10

At this point, most of what we know about the HTC One M10 are just rumors but by the looks of what we’ve seen and heard so far, HTC is gearing up to turn things around this year. The HTC One M9 was not as huge a success as expected. This year, HTC hopes to change that by creating a new phone that boasts an all-new metal frame design complete with key features that are meant to rival with LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. This could mean that the phone may feature a fingerprint scanner, faster processor and better camera.

5. 2016 Moto X

Last but certainly not the least, we have here the 2016 Moto X. This is the 4th generation offer from the original Moto X series. It’s not your usual great value, affordable Android phone from Motorola. Instead, the Moto X is a mid-range smartphone featuring impressive features that make it a worth rival against the four Android phones on this list. There are little details about the phone as of not but from what we’ve seen from the leaks, the phone will be sporting a massive camera, sleek metal design and more.

 

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There’s no denying the fact that Samsung has been holding its own against big rivals such as Apple’s iPhones. Last year was a successful year for Samsung you’d think it will be hard for the brand to top Galaxy S6’s awesome reception and huge success. But then the brand came up with the Galaxy S7. Newly launched this month, the Galaxy S7 has already been dubbed as the all-around phone to beat this year. Sure, the phone still has a few bad features but the positive features are just going to overweigh most of them.

If you’re thinking of upgrading your S6 to the S7 or you’re switching from iPhone to a Galaxy S7, this quick review on Samsung’s latest flagship masterpiece should help you decide.

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The Good

Let’s start off with the design and overall look. Samsung used to create high-end smartphones that doesn’t look like it matches its price. That changed last year when the Galaxy S6 looked sleek and every inch worth of its costly price tag. This year, Samsung is bringing it a step further with the S7’s polished design. The phone features a 5.1-inch screen with curved back and sides for better grip not to mention a more luxurious appearance.

Then there’s the awesome camera that are designed to capture excellent images and record high quality videos. For a phone camera, it’s beyond impressive. And considering that it will easily fit in your pockets, most average users no longer need to bring bulky DSLRs if we want to document anything at anytime. The S7 features 12MP rear camera that works well outdoors as well as indoors.

And let’s not forget about the long battery life. With iPhone 6S’s less than impressive battery, Samsung S7 continues to put a cramp on its biggest rival phone. With the S7, you won’t have to carry your charger or some bulky power banks to ensure you’ll never run out of power. The S7’s battery has enough power to last you throughout the day even if you’re constantly taking videos and pictures.

In addition, S7 remains waterproof and it has a microSD storage slot plus there’s fast and wireless charging option other rival phones cannot offer.

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The Bad

With plenty of winning key features, it’s clear as day that the Galaxy S7 is a sure winner if you’re planning to buy one. But it’s not without its disadvantages or some bad points either. It’s not perfect and among the downsides worth noting include the fact that the phone is annoyingly smudgy not to mention reflective. If you’re all about the appearance as I certainly am, you’ll get ticked off looking at smudges all over the S7 shiny metal backing. You’ll have to constantly clean it unless you’re going to cover it up with a trustee case.

Another downside is the non-removable battery. Just like the Galaxy S6, the S7 ditched the removable battery feature that we got used to in the Galaxy S5. It’s not a major bad point but it can be a factor for many who prefer a removable battery.

The Verdict

Fast, powerful and polished, the Galaxy S7 phone has all the bells and whistles a typical Samsung phone user is looking for. It also has a set of key features that may lure users who prefer rival phones. While it has a few downsides, the Galaxy all in all is indeed the phone to beat this 2016. From the design to performance, camera and battery life, the Galaxy S7 easily stands out from the competition.