Best Smartphones in 2016
Apple iPhone SE
Apple’s iPhone SE is the first 4″ iPhone released since the iPhone 5 in 2012, however it packs a lot more power. In fact, the SE has features on par with the iPhone 6S such as the advanced A9 Chip, Apple’s best 12 mega-pixel iSight camera and even 4K video recording – at a much smaller price tag. With a starting price of £305 + VAT for the 16GB version, compared to £454 + VAT for the 16GB iPhone 6S, the iPhone SE offers big value for money in a smaller package. For the full review on the Apple iPhone SE click here.
The P9 is Huawei’s latest flagship, featuring a body thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Apple iPhone 6S, and a premium-looking aluminium design. But more interestingly, the P9 features two Leica certified rear cameras, one that shots monochrome and one that shots in colour, the cameras can be used separately or in unison. According to Huawei, the addition of data collected from the B&W camera means photo brightness can be boosted by 200% and contract by 50% over a standard, single RGB snapper. Making for some pretty impressive shots. For the full review on the Huawei P9 click here.
The G5 is LG’s first ever phone to feature a metal body, and definitely sports a completely different look to it’s predecessor, the leather and textured G4. But it’s not the metal body that makes the LG G5 stand out from the crowd. The latest flagship incorporates a changeable module with a slide-out battery, that can be replaced with an LG “Friend” of your choice, including the LG Cam Plus Camera, LG Hi-Fi Plus and a LG 360 VR Headset. For the full review on the LG G5 and it’s modules, click here.
The HTC 10 is HTC’s latest flagship and tick’s all the boxes. With improvements to design, moving over to a more premium look, a far better camera that features the World’s first dual OIS, 4K Video and even a 2K 5.2″ LCD display that is 50% more responsive than the previous HTC One M9. For the full review on the HTC 10, click here.
Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
Samsung’s new models offer the best of both worlds – with a premium looking design and high-level durability. In fact, both are water and dust resistant, allowing you to immerse the device in 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 metres, without any damage. A further improvement since the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge includes an expandable storage card slot that can take up to a whooping 200GB, compared to the 128GB internal storage space that the Galaxy S6 held internally. For the full review on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, click here.
The Xperia X & XA are part of Sony’s new X Series, offering the next generation Xperia camera for super-fast and sharp photos, a microSD card slot for up to 200GB of storage space, and curved glass displays and rounded edges for a design re-boot. For more on the Sony Xperia X & XA, click here.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Featuring the latest octa-core processor, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is the most powerful phone Microsoft has ever built to date. With further features including a 5.7″ Quad HD display, USB-C fast charging and an extra large battery, the Lumia 950 XL is designed to keep you productive all day long . For the full review on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, click here.
Google Nexus 6P
Packed with a fingerprint sensor, a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1 processor, the most popular Google Apps and the best all-round camera Google has ever built into a Nexus, the 6P offers high-level performance in every aspect. You can also take advantage of the latest version of Android – 6.0 Marshmallow, and be the first to receive both software and security updates. For more on the latest Android Marshmallow update click here or to view the full review on the Google Nexus 6P click here.