With manufacturers launching several smartphones every month, we will have a plethora of handsets by the end of 2016. However, it will be very tough when it comes to making a decision as to which smartphone will be ideal for consumption.

While the pricing is a major factor when it comes to purchase of smartphones, users also look for features. In this article, we will unleash five smartphones which you can consider to buy in 2016.

Samsung Galaxy S7

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Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch AMOLED force touch display (1440 x 2560) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, Exynos 8890 Octa Core Processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 200GB) loaded with Android 6 Marshmallow. The handset features 12MP primary camera which is supplemented with a 5MP front-facing snapper. Powered by a 3000mAh battery which is capable of delivering 22 hours of talktime, Samsung Galaxy S7 offers support for all major bands.

Moreover, Samsung Galaxy S7, available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium variants provides the capability to charge 83% in less than 30 minutes due to quick charge 3 technology with ANT+, S-Voice and IP68 water/dust resistance support. Samsung is offering free GearVR headset along with the device for all those who pre-order the smartphone.

The device will be useful for IT professionals who would like to experience the real features of a premium smartphone with latest Android platform. Moreover, the handset easily fits into shirt’s pocket because of its small size.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge offers same specifications as Galaxy S7 except it boasts a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Touchscreen (2560 X 1440) display and 3600mAh battery. Moreover, the handset weights slightly higher than Galaxy S7 with a thickness of 7.7mm. Available in same color variants as S7, the device will fetch your bank balance at Rs. 56900.

You should select Galaxy S7 Edge if you are involved in social media work because the large display enables you to read content easily. Moreover, the device will be useful for users who would like to read e-books due to its high pixel density.

Common Feature

The main advantage of both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is that its dual pixel technology enables users to capture excellent images even in low light conditions.

Apple iPhone 7

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Apple iPhone 7 is expected to offer 5-inch OLED display, 2GB of RAM, lightning port, wireless earbuds, and optical zoom with 2-3 x magnification, optical image stabilization, multi-3D Touch, fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C connector with Linx Imaging technology likely to be implemented in the Plus variant.

There are rumors that Apple has tied up with Cirrus Logic to integrate an enhanced noise-cancellation smart codec. Moreover, Apple is also rumored to add another speaker near the headphone jack and reduce the size of the camera lens so it sits close to the body. The Plus variant of iPhone 7 will have Linx Imaging technology.

The iPhone 7 will be useful for users who work with iOS apps instead of Android. The device is a cheap way to test drive various iOS apps instead of spending huge money for iPads.



LG G5 flaunts a 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum (2560 x 1440 / 554 ppi) display, Snapdragon 820 Processor, Adreno 530 graphics, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB) loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. While the primary camera features a 16MP sensor with an additional 8MP wide lens, LG G5 comes with a 8MP front-facing snapper.

The handset comes bundled with Quick Charge 3.0 and employs an intelligent algorithm in such a way that the charging time is 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient. The device also provides an excellent battery life due to the integration of Low Power Location Estimation technology that enhances the battery efficiency to up to 41.9 percent.

With a weight of 159 grams and a thickness of 7.7mm, LG G5, available in Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink variants offers support for all major technologies such as LTE, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.

LG G5 will be useful for high end gamers who would like to play advanced games without any lag due to 4GB RAM.

Asus ZenFone 3


Recently spotted on GFXBench, ZenFone 3 is expected to be available in both 5.9-inch and 5.5-inch display. While the 5.9-inch display variant will have HD display with Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 graphics, 3GB RAM and 24GB of SSD storage. On the other hand, the 5.5-inch device will have Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, Adreno 510 graphics, 3GB RAM and the equal number of storage space as in its bigger brother.

However, the both devices will have at least 32GB storage since the 24GB storage in smartphone circle is something which we never heard of. Although there are no clear indications regarding the processor for 5.9-inch device, there are rumors that it will have a hexa-core Snapdragon processor.

The ASUS ZenFone 3 will be useful for professionals and those users who crave for big displays.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6


Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to be released in Q3 of this year. According the latest rumors, it is said to a 6-inch 4K display, 3.1 GHz 16-Core processor, 4GB RAM, 21MP primary camera powered by a 4,000mah battery.

According to rumors, the device will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Moreover, with a combined chipset of Exynos and Snapdragon, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will surely attract gamers and professionals.

If the above specifications turns out to be true, then you will be able to navigate web pages, social media content very easily without any eye strain due to its big display.

By the end of 2016, you can expect the availability of all the above smartphones. However, the pricing will be on a higher level and will not be suitable for budget conscious users.

You can also expect the release of new Surface Phone from Microsoft by the end of 2016. It is to be noted that all the high-end smartphones to be released in 2016 will have Android 6 Marshmallow. Hence, you can play with the latest software and enjoy all the new features included with it.