1. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Big, bold and full of tech, the Galaxy s7 edge is a genuine superphone that will delight Samsung fans, although it has some very stiff competition. It has a faster processer, a slightly bigger screen and more solid and stylish.

Key features

  • Curved 5.5″ Super AMOLED display of 1440p resolution; 534ppi
  • Gorilla Glass 4 front and rear panels
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant
  • USA model: Snapdragon 820 chipset – quad-core Kryo processor (2x 2.15GHz and 2x 1.6GHz cores); Adreno 530 GPU; 4GB of RAM
  • 12MP f/1.7 main camera with phase detect autofocus
  • 2160p video at 30fps; 1080p@60fps; 720p@240fps; HDR
  • 5MP f/1.7 front-facing camera, 1440p video recording at 30fps
  • 32/64GB of built-in storage; microSD slot up to 200GB
  • Wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
  • 3,600 mAh non-removable battery, fast charging
  • No IR blaster or FM radio

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[Shop from Samsung: Galaxy S7 edge 32GB (Unlocked): $ 600]

[Shop from Amazon: $593]


  1. Huawei P9 Plus

­The upstart brand drives its way into the top ten with an Android 6.0 Marshmallow phone that’s as impressive in performance as it is in size. The distinctive swiveling Dual 12MP Leica camera with hybrid AF is great. The 5.5in screen is beautiful and the P9 Plus builds upon the premium P9 with a bigger AMOLED display, beefier memory and battery, and, of course, its key feature – the pressure sensitive technology or Press Touch as Huawei calls it.

Key features

  • Aluminum unibody
  • 5″ 1080p AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 401ppi
  • Press Touch pressure-sensitive display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset: octa-core CPU (4xCortex-A72 @ 2.5GHz plus 4xCortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz), Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, microSD slot;
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Huawei EMUI v4.1 overlay;
  • Dual 12MP Leica camera with hybrid AF, color and monochrome sensors, f/2.2 aperture; 1080@60fps video recording
  • 8MP AF front camera, f/1.9 aperture; 1080p video recording; wide selfie
  • Hybrid DualSIM/microSD card slot (up to 128GB) for the dual SIM model
  • 3,400mAh Li-Ion battery, Rapid charging
  • No 4K 2160p video recording
  • Non-removable battery

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[Amazon Price: $570 (HAZE GOLD) and $700 (QUARTZ GREY) ]


  1. Iphone 7 Plus

Two cameras that shoot as one with12MP Wide-angle and telephoto cameras and optical zoom at 2x digital zoom up to 10x included portrait mode. The brightest, most colorful iPhone 5.5in display yet with wide color gamut and 25% brighter enclosed 3D touch. The most powerful chip ever in a smartphone 2x faster than iphone 6 and longest battery life ever in an iPhone. Its audio now in stereo by new designed speaker system 2x louder than iPhone 6s.

Key features

  • Water-proof metal unibody
  • 5″ 16M-color LED-backlit IPS LCD screen of 1080p resolution, 401ppi, wide color gamut, 3D Touch tech
  • Pressure-sensitive Home key powered by a brand new Taptic Engine
  • Quad-core (2+2) 64-bit Apple CPU, hexa-core GPU, 3GB of RAM, Apple A10
  • Dual 12MP camera: wide-angle F/1.8 + telephoto F/2.8, optical image stabilization, quad-LED flash
  • 7MP F/2.2 front-facing camera with BSI sensor and HDR mode, 1080p@30fps video
  • Comes in 32, 128, and 256GB of built-in storage
  • Second-gen Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE Cat.9 (600Mbps); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS; NFC (Apple Pay only)
  • 2,900mAh battery
  • No 3.5mm audio jack (ships with a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter)
  • No microSD slot
  • NFC functionality limited to Apple Pay
  • Still no fast or wireless charging, no IR port or FM radio
  • No user-replaceable battery

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[Shop from Apple: from $769]


  1. Iphone 7

iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance.1 And it looks every bit as powerful as it is. This is iPhone 7.

Key features

  • Water-proof metal unibody with redesigned
  • 7″ 16M-color LED-backlit IPS LCD of 750 x 1334px resolution, 326ppi, wide color gamut, 3D Touch tech
  • Pressure-sensitive Home key powered by a brand new Taptic Engine
  • Quad-core (2+2) 64-bit Apple CPU, hexa-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, Apple A10 Fusion SoC
  • 12MP F/1.8 camera with a quad-LED flash, optical image stabilization, phase detection auto focus, wide color capture, face and body detection; 2160p@30fps video recording
  • 7MP F/2.2 front-facing camera with BSI sensor and HDR mode, 1080p@30fps video
  • Comes in 32, 128, and 256GB of built-in storage
  • Second-gen Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE Cat.12 (600Mbps); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS; NFC (Apple Pay only)
  • 1,960mAh battery
  • No 3.5mm audio jack (ships with a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter)
  • No microSD slot
  • No dual-camera of the iPhone 7 Plus
  • NFC functionality limited to Apple Pay
  • Still no fast or wireless charging, no IR port or FM radio
  • No user-replaceable battery

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[Shop from Apple: from $649]


  1. HTC 10

How does a phone beat the flagship phones in today market? If you’re HTC, you take your already great phone and add more metal, more screen and more power. Enough power to take it to the top of the benchmarks, in fact. It’s beautiful to look at and to use, and it’s even got a whole load of Lytro-style post-picture refocus features of for photographic fun. It’s an awesome phone and the new benchmark for LG, Apple and Samsung to aim for.

Key features

  • Full-metal unibody design
  • HTC’s Boom Sound speaker setup
  • 2-inch SuperLCD5 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (565 ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 – dual-core 2.15 GHz Kyro & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kyro w/ Adreno 530
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with HTC Sense UI 8.0
  • 12MP main camera, F/1.8, Ultrapixel sensor, OIS, autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 5MP front camera (first ever with OIS)
  • 32GB of on-board storage expandable up to 2TB via microSD tray
  • LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2
  • 3,000mAh integrated battery
  • Fingerprint reader and capacitive nav buttons
  • No dust or water-proofing
  • No more IR-blaster
  • Appears thicker and heavier than most of the competition
  • Pricing at launch is not competitive

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[Shop from HTC Store: $499]


  1. Xiaomi Mi 5

Despite its 13.08cm (5.15) display and large 3000mAh battery, Mi 5 weighs just 129g. This lightness, combined with the tapered edges of a premium 3D glass body, provides an exceptional grip that rests comfortably in your hand. Mi 5 is fitted with 16 ultra-bright, power-efficient LED lights that improve display brightness by 30% while maintaining vivid color. Experience optimal screen color and clarity, enhanced with Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading mode and more. Shaky hands won’t get in the way of your photos with 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Key features

  • 15″ IPS LCD display of 1080p resolution; 428ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Gorilla Glass 4 (32, 64GB) or ceramic (128GB) rear panel
  • 32GB model with Snapdragon 820 chipset (2x 1.8 GHz and 2x 1.6GHz cores); 3GB RAM
  • 64GB model with Snapdragon 820 chipset (2x 2.15 GHz and 2x 1.6GHz cores); 3GB RAM – the one we’re reviewing
  • 128GB model with Snapdragon 820 chipset (2x 2.15 GHz and 2x 1.6GHz cores); 4GB RAM
  • 16MP f/2.0 main camera with phase detect autofocus, 4-axis optical image stabilization, dual-tone LED flash; 2160p video at 30fps;
  • 4MP f/2.0 front-facing camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • 12 4G LTE (600Mbps); Dual-SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; NFC; GPS, GLONASS and Beidou; IR blaster
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7
  • 3,000 mAh non-removable battery, fast charging
  • Attractive pricing
  • Limited regional availability at this stage
  • No microSD expansion
  • Sealed battery
  • No FM radio

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[Shop it now from Xiaomi: $340]


  1. OnePlus 3

It’s about time for a smartphone without compromises. A smartphone conceived and built by tech enthusiasts, hand-in-hand with users. A smartphone born from amazing technology, design, and innovation.  Not all fast charging technologies are created equal. Dash Charge for the OnePlus 3 is faster, safer, cooler – and simply better – than any other charging technology available today. Our 16MP camera boasts lightning-fast shutter speed, snappy autofocus, and intelligent software to deliver an unmatched user experience.

Key features

  • 5″ Optic AMOLED display of 1080p resolution; 401ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass 4; Metal back
  • 64GB model with Snapdragon 820 chipset
  • 16MP f/2.0 main camera with OIS and phase detection autofocus, single LED flash; 2160p video at 30fps;
  • 8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • 4G LTE; Dual-SIM support; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; NFC; GPS, GLONASS and BDS; Fingerprint reader; USB Type-C connector
  • Oxygen OS, based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 3,000mAh non-removable battery
  • Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge)
  • No microSD card slot

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[Check it with OnePlus: $399 ]


  1. LG G5

The LG G5’s 5.3in screen is razor-sharp, its quad-core snapdragon 820 processor handles demanding tasks with ease and its 16MP camera takes amazing photos. The new G5 is bigger, but could it possibly be better!

Key features

  • 3″ IPS LCD display, Quad HD resolution (554ppi); Always-On option
  • Snapdragon 820 chip: quad-core Kryo processor (up to 2.15GHz), Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of RAM
  • 16MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.4) main camera setup; 3-axis OIS; laser autofocus; LED flash, 2160p video capture, 8MP selfie camera
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Optimus UI 5.0
  • 32GB built-in storage plus microSD card slot
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 9 LTE (450Mbps); Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; GPS/GLONASS; NFC; USB Type-C port; FM radio; IR blaster
  • Removable 2,800mAh battery; Quick Charge 3.0
  • Innovative Magic Slot for add-on modules
  • No water proofing
  • No wireless charging
  • No 1080p video recording at 60fps

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[Buy from LG store: from $625]

[Amazon: from $497]


  1. Huawei Nexus 6P

Delivering to-end specs at a mid-range price, the new Nexus has a bigger 5.7in screen, faster processor and satisfactory 12.3MP snapper. One of which the biggest improvement is its smooth Android 6.0 Marshmallow with quickest software updates from Google. Astounding value.

Key features

  • 7″ screen with 1440p resolution (518ppi)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with quickest software updates from Google
  • Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 430 GPU; Snapdragon 810 v2 chipset
  • 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage
  • 3MP camera with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash; 1.55µm pixels; 8MP selfie camera
  • 2160p video capture
  • 6 LTE (300Mbps); Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; GPS/GLONASS; NFC; USB Type-C port with USB host
  • Fingerprint reader; Android Pay
  • 3,450mAh Li-Po battery with fast charging
  • Quite expensive outside the US and no major carrier-subsidized version in the US
  • No expandable storage
  • Lacks wireless charging
  • Lacks a cable TV out option
  • No Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for the camera
  • No FM radio

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[Shop from Google]

[Amazon: from $450]


  1. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

With a 5.5in UHD, 886p screen, Snapdragon 810-powered performance, solid, waterproof body and a 23PM camera, the Xperia Z5 Premium is the first superphone that delivers with no ifs or buts. If you’re big of hand but demanding of phone, it’s the Android for you.

Key features

  • 5″ UHD (3840 x 2160px) IPS LCD display with 806ppi (4K in layman’s terms), X Reality for Mobile, Triluminos technology and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer; scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Android OS v5.1.1 Lollipop with Xperia launcher
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, feat. a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 and an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB RAM
  • 23 MP camera with 2160p@30fps video recording; 5.1 MP front-facing camera with 1080p@30fps video
  • 32GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot
  • LTE Cat.4 (150Mbps)/Cat.6 (300Mbps), region dependent; Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; A-GPS/GLONASS receiver, Bluetooth v4.1, FM radio with RDS
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
  • 3,430mAh non-removable battery
  • IP68 certified – dust and water proof up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4K available only for multimedia content
  • Waterproofing comes with a disclaimer
  • Non-removable battery, no wireless charging out of the box
  • No IR port for remote control of consumer electronics

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[Review it in Sony]

[Amazon: $490]