The battle of next-gen smartphones is coming soon, and customers are preparing to receive top-notch devices from manufacturers. However, there’s a vast selection of handsets already on the market, and Android OS users can choose from numerous options. Here are the top 5 of high-end Android phones.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The definite winner, the Galaxy S7 Edge manages to satisfy both casual and demanding users with an impressive combination of modern design and hardware.
The water-resistant phone runs on two different processors, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 for U.S users, and Samsung’s Exynos 8890 octa-core for the rest of the world. With 4GB of RAM and 32gb of native storage, the device provides fast and smooth multitasking.
A 5.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 resolution is surrounded by a unique dual-curve display to enable one-tap application access. The 5MP frontal camera handles selfies, while a Dual 12MP shooter on its rear features an enhanced low-light sensor. The Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 3600mAh battery and enables quick charging.
Release date: March 2016. OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0. Price: $780
Samsung Galaxy S7
Although the smaller version of the Edge lacks a dual curve design, the S7 manages virtually the same power in a compact size.
The handset features a 5.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 resolution and has a 3000mAh battery. However, the differences end there, as the S7 comes with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4G of RAM, and 32GB of native storage. The phone is also water-resistant and uses a frontal 5MP camera, as well as a Dual 12MP on its rear.
Release date: March 2016. OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0. Price: $670
HTC has managed to keep up with the high-end phone competition with the “HTC 10“. The device has gained popularity due to its hardware and unique display features such as the Freestyle Layout.
The HTC 10 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and has 4GB of RAM, as well as a 32GB of storage. A Super LCD 5.2-inch touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 resolution provides the same QHD capacity of the Galaxy handsets. Cameras consist of a 5MP and 12MP shooters for its front and rear respectively.
A unique aspect of HTC is the Freestyle Layout, a feature that enables users to customize the home screen and app drawer by adding themed launcher stickers. It also has a 3000mAh battery with fast recharging.
Release date: May 2016. OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. Price: $699
Chinese-based OnePlus delivered a smartphone that comes with top-end specs and design for a more affordable price. Although the device lacks features like waterproofing and MircoSD slots, the OnePlus 3 compensates with an excellent memory, storage, and cameras.
A Snapdragon 820 processor runs the handset, complemented with an impressive 6GB RAM memory and 64GB of native storage. The screen size is 5.5-inch with AMOLED display and 1080 x 1920 resolution. For frontal capture, the handset uses an 8MP shooter, while its rear comes with a 16MP camera. However, its 3000mAh battery doesn’t allow quick charging from non-original chargers.
Release date: June 2016. OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. Price: $399
LG designed this handset with a different approach. Users can swap the phone’s modular pieces to enhance specific features such as audio quality and camera grips.
The LG G5 doesn’t fall short in power as it comes with a Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB of RAM, as well as 32GB of storage.
The touch screen size is 5.3-inch with a QHD 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Dual 16MP/8MP rear camera captures wide angles, while an 8MP frontal shooter handles selfies and video calls. However, battery life is limited to 2800mAh, and its full-metal body lacks the attractive looks of its competitors.
Release date: April 2016. OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. Price: $600-700 depending on carriers.
Source: Android Central