Top 10 Best Android Indian Smartphones – October 2016 Edition


10. LeEco Le Max 2

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The LeEco Le Max 2 is no longer the most powerful device this company had released, the LeEco Le Pro 3 took that crown recently. That phone is not yet available in India though, while the Le Max 2 can be purchased in that country, and it's still a flagship device, very much so. This phablet sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The phone is made out of metal, and it comes with a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera.


9. Google Nexus 6P


Google had introduced the company's new Pixel devices recently, both of which will be available for pre-order in India starting on October 13th. Having that in mind, the two Pixel devices will be considerably more expensive than the Nexus 6P which is still a great phone. This device sports a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED panel, 3GB of RAM, and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 SoC. The 12.3-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of this phone, and the device is upgradeable to Android 7.0 Nougat.


8. LG G5


The LG G5 is still LG's flagship smartphone, even though its phablet counterpart, the LG V20, had also been announced recently. The LG G5 is, unlike the LG V20, currently available in India, though it's not exactly all that affordable. This smartphone is made out of metal, and it sports a 5.3-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC fuels this phone, and the device also comes with two cameras on the back (16 + 8-megapixel shooters).


7. Xperia XZ

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The Xperia XZ is Sony's latest flagship. This smartphone is, much like most handsets on this list, fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The Xperia XZ also packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. The device ships with a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera, while you'll be able to find a 13-megapixel snapper on the phone's front side. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed here, and on top of it, you'll be able to find Sony's custom UI.


6. HTC 10


The HTC 10 is the company's flagship for 2016. This smartphone had been announced earlier this year, and it's a truly compelling smartphone, even though it's quite pricey. You get a solid build here, plus top of the line specs. The 5.2-inch QHD display is placed on the front, along with a fingerprint scanner. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 820, and you also get 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage here.


5. Lenovo Moto Z

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The Moto Z is also a flagship smartphone, Lenovo had introduced this phone earlier this year, and even though its back side looks a bit weird, it's certainly an appealing smartphone. The Snapdragon 820 SoC fuels this smartphone, while the device sports a 5.5-inch QHD display. The device also comes with a fingerprint scanner which is placed on its front side, and its camera is also quite capable, it comes with a 13-megapixel main shooter.


4. Xiaomi Mi 5


The Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus handsets were introduced recently, but they're still not available in India, which leaves us with the Xiaomi Mi 5, which is not that much weaker in terms of hardware than the Xiaomi Mi 5s. The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch fullHD display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM. This phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and it is made out of metal and glass, while, it sports a physical home key which doubles as a fingerprint scanner.


3. OnePlus 3


The OnePlus 3 is OnePlus' latest flagship, and smartphone in general. This handset costs only $399 despite the fact it comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On top of all that, the phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor, and sports a metal build. The OnePlus 3 is considered to be a great deal for the price, and there's a good reason for that.

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge

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The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are Samsung's flagship smartphones for this year. The two devices were introduced back in February, and are still packing top of the line hardware. These two handsets are not cheap by any means, but they do sports QHD Super AMOLED panels, 4GB of RAM and are fueled by the Exynos 8890 SoC (in India, Snapdragon 820 also fuels these phones in certain regions). On top of all that, you do get a metal + glass design which looks really sleek.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 7


The Galaxy Note 7 had faced some serious problems soon after it launched, but the company had fixed its battery issues by shipping out new units, and there's no denying this is a great handset. It sports a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and the Exynos 8890 SoC in India. The all-new S Pen stylus is also included here, and it's better than ever. The 12-megapixel shooter is placed on the back of this phone, and you also get a similar design as seen on the Galaxy S7 smartphones, at least in terms of its build materials.