10. Honor 7
The Honor 7 was announced by Huawei a couple of months back in China, and the company has also released the device in Europe. The sales are going pretty well thus far, and the device sports really solid specs, and is made out of metal. It features a 5.2-inch display, 3GB of RAM and is powered by the company’s Kirin 935 octa-core processor.
9. Letv Le Max
The Letv Le Max is one of three Letv handsets announced earlier this year, and it’s also the most powerful one. This handset sports a huge 6.33-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. The device is made out of metal, and it also comes with a 21-megapixel camera (Sony’s IMX230 sensor). The Letv Le Max is currently available in Asia, but it is expected to arrive to the US before the end of this year.
8. Motorola Moto X Pro
Motorola Moto X Pro has been available in China for quite some time now. This is actually a re-branded Nexus 6, and it’s still a very much powerful tablet. The Moto X Pro sports a 6-inch QHD display, 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Snapdragon 805 processor. This phablet sports really thin bezels, which makes it seem smaller in the hand than it actually is, though it’s still a huge device, so keep that in mind.
7. Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is one of the two ‘Mi Note’ devices launched back in January this year. The Mi Note Pro sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor on the inside. The device also sports premium build quality, and comes with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 installed on top of Android Lollipop. The Mi Note Pro isn’t a small device, but if you’re in a market for a phablet, this is one of your options.
6. Huawei P8 Max
Speaking of phablets, Huawei’s P8Max device definitely belongs in that category. The P8Max sports a huge 6.8-inch display, which makes it one of the biggest phablets available out in the market. Along with that monstrous display you also get a really solid spec sheet, and metal build. The P8Max is fueled by the Kirin 935 octa-core SoC, and it ships with 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel OIS camera.
5. Huawei Mate S
The Mate S is a handset which Huawei showcased during IFA in Berlin recently. This phablet is a direct successor to the Mate7 which launched last year. The phone sports a metal build, and a Force Touch display (at least in one of its variants). Other than that, this is a well-specced device, that’s for sure. The Mate S sports a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Kirin 935 octa-core SoC, just like the Honor 7 and P8Max.
4. Meizu MX5
Meizu has released their Meizu MX5 flagship about two months ago. This is a direct successor to the MX4 which launched in September last year, and is a really compelling device. The Meizu MX5 is a rather affordable flagship, and it ships with a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera (+dual-LED, dual tone flash, and Laser Autofocus). The device is made out of metal, and is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X20 SoC. Android Lollipop comes out of the box with Meizu’s Flyme UI on top of it.
3. ZTE Nubia Z9
ZTE has unveiled Nubia Z9 earlier this year, and it’s currently one of the company’s flagship offerings. Nubia Z9 has incredibly thin side bezels, and also offers some unique side-screen gestures to go along with its design. There are several Nubia Z9 variants available, one of which also sports a side-facing fingerprint scanner. The Nubia Z9 has top tier specs, and really sleek and unique design.
2. ZTE Axon Lux
The ZTE Axon Lux was unveiled back in July along with the ZTE Axon, a slightly lower-end variant of the Lux. The Axon Lux sports a 5.5-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and is powered by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core SoC. The Lux’s design is rather interesting and the device is made out of metal. This phone sports three different biometric authentication methods, and ships with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box.
1. OnePlus 2
OnePlus 2 is a direct successor to the OnePlus One which launched last year. Many people had high expectations for this smartphone, and even though OnePlus 2 lacks certain features like NFC and Fast Charging for example, it’s still a great deal at that price, especially the higher-end variant we’re talking about here today. The device sports 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, and is powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC. OnePlus’ Oxygen OS comes pre-installed here on top of Google’s Android Lollipop OS.