10. Meizu M3 Note
Meizu had released three smartphones last month, and the Meizu M3 Note is their mid-range offering. This smartphone is made out of metal, and it offers a really solid set of specs, while its price remains low. This device sports a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 3GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor. The 13-megapixel camera is placed on the back of this phone, and there are also two SIM card slots here at your disposal.
9. ZTE Nubia Z9
The Nubia Z9 has been announced a year ago, but it’s still quite an interesting phone. The Nubia Z11 is right around the corner, so that’s something to keep in mind, but even despite that, the Nubia Z9 is still quite powerful. This is a bezel-less smartphone which is made out of metal, and fueled by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. The device comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, and looks really sleek overall.
8. Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro are over a year old at this point. These two phablets were introduced back in January 2015, but they’re still quite relevant, even though we’re waiting for the Mi Note to arrive. The Mi Note Pro sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 processor. The device is made out of metal, and sports a 13-megapixel camera on the back.
7. OnePlus X
The OnePlus X is one of the two phones announced by OnePlus last year. This is a mid-range device which sports a premium build. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, comes with 3GB of RAM and is made out of metal and glass. The OnePlus X sports a 5-inch fullHD display, and is quite affordable on top of everything. The 2nd-gen device is expected to land in a couple of months, but the OnePlus X is still a great buy.
6. Meizu PRO 5
The Meizu PRO 5 is half a year old at this point, though despite that, it’s still one of the more powerful devices out there. The Exynos 7420 fuels this phablet, and the device is made out of metal. The PRO 5 comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, and sports a physical home key below the display, which doubles as a capacitive back button and a fingerprint scanner. The PRO 5 is basically the most powerful phablet Meizu has to offer.
Meizu PRO 5 – $387 (3GB RAM variant)
5. Huawei Mate 8
The Huawei Mate 8 is, much like the Meizu PRO 5, a phablet flagship. This is the most powerful phablet in Huawei’s lineup, and it is made out of metal. This phablet is fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core processor, and it also comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, and you can choose between 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The Mate 8 is not exactly the most affordable device around, but it’s one of the most powerful phablets out there.
4. Meizu PRO 6
The Meizu PRO 6 is more or less the smartphone variant of the PRO 5, though the two devices are somewhat different. The PRO 6 is fueled by the Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor, and it sports 4GB of RAM on the inside. The device ships with a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display, and also sports the mBack button, just like the PRO 5. This device also comes with the pressure sensitive display, and is made out of metal.
3. Huawei P9 & P9 Plus
Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are the company’s newest flagship smartphones. These two devices were announced earlier this year, and they certainly do have lots to offer. Not only are the two devices made out of metal, but they sport high-end specs and a really capable camera sensors. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus ship with the dual camera setup on the back with Sony’s sensors and Leica’s lenses.
2. OnePlus 2
The OnePlus 3 is right around the corner, and yet its predecessor is still quite a powerful smartphone. The OnePlus 2 comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. The phone sports a metallic trim, and a capacitive home key below the display which doubles as a fingerprint scanner. OnePlus’ Oxygen OS comes pre-installed on Android, and brings forth some really interesting features.
1. Xiaomi Mi 5 (Pro)
This is Xiaomi’s newest flagship. The Mi 5 was introduced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) back in March, and it is in high demand in China. This smartphone sports a 5.15-inch 1080p display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB / 128GB of internal storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processors fuels this phone, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed with Xiaomi’s MIUI OS on top of it.
Xiaomi Mi 5 – $370 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant)
Xiaomi Mi 5 - $416 (3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant)
Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro - $468 (4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant)