The best phones on Android for 2016.Top 10
HOMTOM HT17 Pro
Average price in Russia - 5 500 rubles. Buy HOMTOM HT17 Pro on Aliexpress can be for 4,5 thousand rubles. Inexpensive model from the Chinese manufacturer, released in September 2016, scored 53% of fives on reviews in the Yandex-Market. Specification: 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 16 GB permanent and 2 GB RAM, there is a memory card slot up to 128 GB, support for two SIMs. The main camera is 13 mp, the front camera is 5 mp. Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. The operating time without charging in the talk mode is 15 hours, in standby mode - 280 hours.4-core processor MediaTek MT6737.There is a fingerprint scanner .
The average price of in Russia is 8,760 rubles. Buy OUKITEL K10000 on AliExpress can be for 7,9 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). The model from the Chinese manufacturer received 55% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex-Market( see reviews about OUKITEL K10000).The battery of this model is the most powerful smartphone in the world today - 10 000 mAh, so this model ranks first in the ranking of the best smartphones with a powerful battery. That's what they write in the reviews: "The battery is smart, 4 days with a very heavy load, almost with the screen on and WiFi - it's easy, still 10-12% remains." It's fast charging. "Another tip: "The phone is super, I'm trying to defuse the phone for 3 days, the first day did not release it from my hands for 14 hours of reading, games, the Internet and application settings was discharged to 60 percent in the next 2 days,.
Other technical specifications: the screen is 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, the operating system is Android 5.1, 16 GB of permanent and 2 GB of RAM, with two SIM cards. The main camera is 13 mp, the front camera is 5 mp.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32Gb
The average price of in Russia is 10 000 rubles. Buy Redmi Note 4 32Gb on AliExpress can be for 9 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).Xiaomi introduced Redmi Note 4 at the presentation in Beijing on August 25, 2016.The flagship of the , a favorite of the Redmi family, whose sales in the world have long exceeded 100 million devices, gained 59% of fives on reviews in the Yandex Market ( see reviews on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 ) . Specifications: IPS-screen 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 32 GB permanent and 3 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card up to 128 GB( combined with a slot for a second SIM card).The main camera is 13 mp, the front camera is 5 mp. Battery capacity 4100 mAh.10-core processor MediaTek Helio X20( MT6797), 2100 MHz. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal housing.
see also The best smartphones Xiaomi
OUKITEL K6000 Pro
Average price in Russia - 9 060 rubles. Buy OUKITEL K6000 Pro on AliExpress can be for 8,1 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). The model from the Chinese brand received 61% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex Market .Technical specifications: the screen is 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, the operating system is Android 6.0, 32 GB of permanent and 3 GB of RAM.There is a slot for an external memory card( combined with a slot for the second SIM card).The main camera is 13 mp, the front camera is 5 mp. OUKITEL specializes in smartphones with powerful batteries, this phone is no exception: the capacity of the battery is 6,000 mAh( for comparison, the battery is 3.5 times weaker in the case of the 6th ayphone - 1,715 mAh).The battery life: talk time is 46 hours, in standby mode - 360 hours( 15 days), in music listening mode - 45 hours. 8-core processor MediaTek MT6753.Video processor Mali-T720. There is a fingerprint scanner. The metal case.
OUKITEL K6000 Pro takes the first place in the ranking of the best smartphones up to 10 thousand rubles.
HTC 10 32Gb - smartphone with the world's best camera
Average price in Russia - 30 550 rubles. Buy HTC 10 on Aliexpress it is possible for 25,2 thousand rubles ( delivery to Russia is free). The flagman from the second-largest Taiwanese manufacturer came out in May 2016 and today has collected 73% of fives on reviews in the Yandex-Market. Specifications: Android 6.0 OS, AMOLED-screen 5.2-inch resolution of 2560x1440, 32 GB of permanent memory( of which 23 GB is available to the user) and 4 GB of RAM.Support external memory card. Support for only one SIM card. Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. The talk time is 27 hours, in standby mode - 456 hours. There is a fingerprint scanner.
The main advantage of this model is its cameras. The main one is 12 mp, the front one is 5 mp. Optical image stabilization is first introduced in both the main and front cameras. The camera perfectly removes in poor light conditions. The manufacturer's website says: "You can wait for the perfect lighting for great photos, and you can trust the main camera HTC 10, which captures up to 136% more light in each image, no magic - only the new generation UltraPixel technology, supplemented by optical stabilization and a high-speed lens ƒ /1.8 ".The front camera HTC 10 produces no less impression than the main one. The size of its photosensitive elements is increased, the lens has a diaphragm ƒ / 1.8, and the screen perfectly performs the role of a flash. A wide-angle lens will capture not only your own portrait, but also a company of friends. In HTC 10, shooting video in 4K format was supplemented for the first time with Hi-Res recording of 24-bit stereo sound. The audio track recorded in this format contains 256 times more details and reproduces twice the larger frequency range. The camera HTC 10 starts in 0.6 seconds - that is almost instantly.
Various reviews and comparative tests suggest that HTC 10 is the best camera in the world today. Resource Phonearena in July 2016 conducted a comparative test of the flagship cameras, in which HTC 10 took the first place, surpassing the LG G5, iPhone 6s, OnePlus3, Samsung Galaxy S7, Sony Xperia X Performance. Resource Dxomark put the camera of the Taiwanese flagship 88 points( none of the smartphones sold today has a better rating).
see also Best smartphones HTC
see also The best cameraphones for 2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 ZE552KL 64Gb
Average price in Russia - 21 900 rubles. Buy Zenfone 3 ZE552KL 64Gb on AliExpress can be for 16.1 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). The flagship of the leading Taiwanese manufacturer, released in June 2016, today scored 66% of fives in reviews in the Yandex Market ( see reviews about ASUS Zenfone 3) . Specifications: Android 6.0 OS, 5.5 inch screen with 1920x1080 resolution, 64GB built-in and 4GB of RAM, there is a memory card slot up to 128GB.Battery capacity 3000 mAh. The case of ASUS Zenfone 3 is made of high-strength Corning Gorilla Glass with rounded edges( 2.5D technology).
The main camera is 16 mp, the front camera is 8 mp. The slogan of this model is "Created for a photo", thus it is positioned as a camera phone. As the sensor of the main camera, the latest Sony IMX298 sensor is used. The ZenFone 3 is equipped with a f / 2.0 high-speed lens and a unique system that TriTech does not have in other smartphones. For the first time in the world, ASUS engineers have combined three technologies to aim the camera of the smartphone for sharpness - laser, phase and tracking, and have achieved tremendous efficiency. The focusing time is only 0.03 s - under various shooting conditions and scenarios. ZenFone 3 will focus 10 times faster than you can blink. If you add a highly efficient system of optical and electronic image stabilization, as well as a color correction sensor, you can rest assured that clear pictures and videos with natural, saturated colors can be obtained with just one touch. When taking photos, the 4-axis optical stabilization system detects camera vibrations and compensates for image blur, and 3-axis electronic stabilization helps to record smooth movies even when shooting with hands or while walking.
Thanks to the use of speakers with 5 magnets, a voice coil with a metal frame and a resonance chamber of a special design, it produces a rich and clear sound. In addition, by connecting to ZenFone 3 headphones, you can enjoy audiophile sound in the format of 24 bits / 192 kHz - 4 times better than the quality of ordinary audio discs.
Of course, this model implements the proprietary Asus user interface ZenUI, this time with the latest version 3.0.
Asus ZenFone 3 today has the best combination of "price-quality"( it is twice cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S7 and three times cheaper than iPhone 7 Plus) , as well as the best reviews among the flagships of the world's leading manufacturers, therefore rightfully ranks first in thethis rating.
see also The best smartphones Asus
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S 64Gb
Average price in Russia - 18 000 rubles. Buy Nubia Z11 Mini S on Aliexpress can be for 15.8 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). Slightly reduced in size and the most technically advanced version of the flagship of the family ZTE Nubia, released in October 2016, received 75% of fives for reviews in the Yandex Market . Specification: 5.2 inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 64 GB permanent and 4 GB RAM, there is a slot for an external memory card. Support for two SIM cards. Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner that, in addition to unlocking the smartphone, can be used to control the camera, create screenshots, and make mobile payments using NFC.
Main camera 23 mp, front 13 mp. The main camera uses the Sony IMX318 module, as in the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe.
see also The best smartphones ZTE
LG G5 - the world's first modular smartphone
The average price is 22 650 rubles. The flagship from the South Korean manufacturer, released in April 2016, received 76% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex market. LG G5 became LG's most popular model in South Korea in 2016( antutu.com resource data).At once it is necessary to make a reservation that we are talking about the flagship of LG G5, which is not officially sold in Russia, so it can not be bought in the official LG store or large retail chains, but there is no problem in small Internet shops( if you do not have an advertisement,then the list of stores selling LG G5, you'll see a little lower).In Russia, only the light version of the LG G5 SE is officially sold, while its average price is much more expensive( 31,550 rubles), and the characteristics are weaker, in particular, the less modern processor and less RAM.Therefore, the choice in favor of a full flagship at a lower price, in our opinion, is obvious.
Features LG G5: 5.3-inch screen resolution of 2560x1440, 32 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM, there is a slot for memory cards with support for a fantastic volume - up to 2 TB( while you have to choose to install a second SIM card or cardmemory).Operating system Android 6.0.Battery capacity - 2800 mAh. Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 with video processor Adreno 530. And three cameras: 16-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle camera( viewing angle - 135 degrees) and 8-megapixel front camera. The wide-angle camera is located in the same place where the main camera is located on the rear panel. Unlike the dual camera of the 7th iPhone, where image analysis is performed by two sensors at the same time, which can affect the quality of the frame for the worse, becausethere may be blurring of the image in some areas, LG G5 goes in a different way: two photos are taken at once with two different cameras: wide-angle and basic, from which you can choose the best one. Also, the wide-angle camera is good where you need to shoot a large object without having the opportunity to move far away from it so that it fully fits into the frame when shooting with a standard camera.
The LG G5 camera received 86 points in the well-known photographic resource Dxomark, as well as the camera of the 7th iPhone. As for the comparison with another last year's flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the resource hi-tech.mail.ru conducted a comparative test of their cameras and the results were as follows: "The flagship Samsung still shoot better, which is especially noticeable at night. However, when taking self-portraits, LG leads, which has another important advantage: the ability to make wide-angle images with a viewing angle of 135 degrees. "The phonearena.com portal conducted several comparisons of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 cameras, where the quality of the images was assessed both by blind voting and by experts. In a blind vote, won the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but experts explained this victory with more vivid unnatural colors in the Samsung camera and preferred the LG G5.Therefore, it is fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 main cameras are about the same level, while the LG G5 has the advantage of shooting with a front camera, plus an additional plus in the form of a wide-angle camera.
This model is the world's first smartphone with a modular equipment principle. The user can replace the battery in a few seconds or install one of the LG Friends modules: a special unit LG Cam Plus with additional camera control buttons or LG Hi-Fi Plus with an audio chip. With the first module, the smartphone becomes a full-fledged compact camera with a comfortable grip, and with the second it turns into a real audio player. The module LG Cam Plus has its own battery for 1200 mAh. But do not just sum up the capacities, it's a little different: as soon as the battery of the smartphone sits down, it is immediately recharged from the battery in the LG Cam Plus unit. So, in fact, we have in front of us an extra external battery. The modules are purchased separately. LG Cam Plus costs from 900 rubles, but the purchase of LG Hi-Fi Plus will cost 6 thousand rubles .
see also The best smartphones LG
OnePlus 3T 64Gb - the most powerful smartphone in the world
Average price in Russia - 26 300 rubles. Buy OnePlus 3T 64Gb on Aliexpress can be for 24.9 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). This model, released in mid-November 2016, is an improved version of OnePlus 3, which appeared in June 2016, received the title of "killer of flagships" due to its excellent technical characteristics and affordable price, and also got in the top 6 best-selling smartphones inworld by the end of the year. For today, the updated version of OnePlus 3T has 76% of fives in reviews in the Yandex Market( see reviews of OnePlus 3T). Technical characteristics: OS Android 6.0, AMOLED-screen 5.5 inches resolution 1920x1080, 64 GB of permanent memory. If the other flagships in this rating have a RAM of 3 or 4 GB, then OnePlus3T has an incredible 6 GB of RAM, which allowed it to become the fastest and most powerful Android smartphone in 2016( only released in 2017 Galaxy S8 was able to surpass it).OnePlus3T took the third place in performance in the study of the resource AnTuTu in 2016, losing only the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 7. In practice, this performance means that you can keep two dozen tabs open in Chrome and a couple of games in the background.
OnePlus3 does not support an external memory card, although at 64 GB of memory it is not particularly needed. Battery capacity - 3400 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner. Support for two SIM cards.
The advantages of the model include incredible strength. The hot Gorilla Glass 4, which protects the screen, coped with the scratch resistance test( similar tests conducted by the famous YouTube blogger Zack Nilsson).Representatives of OnePlus, in order to prove the strength of their flagship, took the bold step and dropped OnePlus3 from the flying plane at an altitude of about 230 meters( for comparison: the main MSU building has a height of 240 meters).The smartphone fell to the ground screen down, but it did not affect its appearance or performance.
The OnePlus 3T has a 16 megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor with a f / 2.0 aperture, optical stabilization, phase autofocus and pixel size of 1.12 microns. The front camera has a 16-megapixel sensor. The Phonearena resource in July 2016 conducted a comparative test of the cameras of the flagships, as a result Phonearena gave the OnePlus 3( the same main camera for the OnePlus 3T), fourth place, it lost to HTC 10, LG G5, iPhone 6s and outperformed Samsung Galaxy S7 and Sony Xperia XPerformance. However, if you compare the camera Samsung Galaxy S7 and OnePlus 3, then the OnePlus 3 clearly wins only as a front camera, pictures from it are better than most major smartphone cameras. As for the main camera Samsung Galaxy S7, then visually it is better than the main camera OnePlus 3 .
Android - an operating system for smartphones and many other devices. Originally developed by the Californian company Android Inc., which was then bought by the US search giant Google. The share of Android in the world market for smartphone operating systems is 82.8%( data of International Data Corporation for 2015).For comparison: iOS( operating system iPhones) 13.9%, Windows Phone only 2.6%.
Android is good because it employs both the best flagships of 2016, and budget models, in this case it's different from iOS, only expensive iPhones work on this OS.Fans of budget models can also look at Windows Phone, a new generation of which is called Windows 10 Mobile, but there are few applications for this OS( due to the small number of users and unclear perspectives) , while on Google Play( the official application store forAndroid) of more than 2.2 million, this is even more than the number of applications in the App Store( the official application store for iOS), where there are 2 million.
In this rating we will look at the best phones on Android in different price categories. The rating includes only smartphones on Android versions 5.1 and 6.0, becauseThe 4th Android is already out of date, and version 5.0 too. As for the difference between the 5th and 6th Android, then, in our opinion, the pluses of the 6th Android are not too obvious, becausethis version of the OS can quickly drain the phone than the Android version of the fifth version.
OUKITEL U7 Plus
The average price in Russia is 5 670 rubles. Buy OUKITEL U7 Plus on Aliexpress can be for 4,8 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).The model from the Chinese brand, which was on sale in August 2016, received 56% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex-Market. Specifications: 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 16 GB of permanent and 2 GB of RAM, there is a slot for an external memory card. Support for two SIM cards. The main camera is 8 mp, the front camera is 2 mp. Battery capacity - 2500 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner.4-core processor MediaTek MT6737.