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Top 5 Best Smartphones Of 2016: Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, Google Pixel, OnePlus 3, Xperia XZ

By Cameron , Dec 18, 2016 05:06 PM EST
Samsung Galaxy S7's sports mode. (Photo : The Phone Commercials HD/YouTube)

The year is almost ending and it's not yet too late to change your mind and consider buying this flagship phones. Let's look back at the best smartphones that were released this year.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 features a 5.1 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) display screen size that has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and is protected by a corning Gorilla Glass 4. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 with Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) for its CPU and Adreno 530 for its GPU. It features an internal memory storage of 32 and 64 GB with both 4 GB of RAM.

For its camera specs, its rear camera is 12 MP and the front camera is 5 MP. It shoots at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, and 720p@240fps that features HDR and dual-video recording. For its battery performance, it houses a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery that can last up to 22 hours of talk time for 3G and 62 hours for music play.

Apple iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 features a 4.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD with capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) display screen that has a screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels and is protected by an ion-strengthened glass and oleophobic coating. It runs on iOS 10.0.1 which can be upgradable to iOS 10.2 and is powered by the Apple A10 Fusion with quad-core 2.34 GHz for its CPU and six-core graphics for its GPU. For the internal memory, it features 32, 128, and 256 GB that has 2 GB of RAM.

For its camera specs, the rear camera is 12 MP and secondary camera is 7 MP. It shoots at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, and 720p@240fps. The iPhone 7 houses a non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh) that can last up to 14 hours for talk time and 40 hours of music play.

Google Pixel

The Google Pixel features a 5.0 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) display screen that has a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and is protected by a corning Gorilla Glass 4 just like the Galaxy S7. The device runs on Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat) and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821. The CPU is a Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) and GPU is Adreno 530. As for the internal memory, it features 32 and 128 GB that has 4 GB of RAM.

About its camera specs, its rear camera is 12.3 MP and secondary camera is 8 MP. For its video, It shoots at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, and 720p@240fps. As for its battery, it houses a non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery that can last up to 456 hours of standby, 26 hours of talk time, and 110 hours of music play.

OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 features a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) display screen that has a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and is also protected by a corning Gorilla Glass 4. It runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820. Its CPU is a Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) and its GPU is Adreno 530. For its internal memory, it features 64 GB with 6 GB of RAM.

As for the camera specs, its rear camera is 16 MP and 8 MP for the front camera. The device shoots at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, and 720p@120fps that features Auto HDR. For its battery specs, it houses a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia XZ

The Xperia XZ features a 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) display screen that has a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and is protected with an unspecified corning Gorilla Glass. The device runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and can be upgradable to v7.0 (Nougat). It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 with a CPU of Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) and GPU of Adreno 530. For its internal memory, it features 32 GB and 64 GB which has 3 GB RAM

The camera specs are 23 MP for its rear camera and 13 MP for its front snapper. As for its video, It shoots at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, and 1080p@60fps. It houses a non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery that can lasts up to 610 for standby in 3G and up to 17 hours, 30 minutes in 3G for talk time.

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