Top 10 Best Android Indian Smartphones – November 2016 Edition

10. LeEco Le Max 2

The LeEco Le Max is not the latest and greatest smartphone LeEco has to offer, but the Le Pro3 is still not available in India, at least not officially. The Le Max 2 is still a high-end smartphone, and the Le Pro3 is not that much more powerful than the Le Max 2, not at all. This phablet sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and it sports a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC, and it is made out of metal.

9. Google Nexus 6P

Google had introduced the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, but the Nexus 6P is still a great option, especially if you’re looking for stock Android, and are not willing to pay that much for the Google Pixel or Pixel XL. The Nexus 6P is made out of metal, and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. The device packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB / 128GB of internal storage.

8. LG G5

The LG G5 hasn’t been selling as well as LG had hoped it will, but it’s still a great smartphone. This handset comes with a 5.3-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. It is made out of metal, and it is semi-modular. The 16 and 8-megapixel cameras are placed on the back of the LG G5, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed here, while the Android 7.0 Nougat is on the way.

7. Lenovo Moto Z

The Lenovo Moto Z is the company’s flagship for 2016, alongside the Moto Z Force which is not available in that many regions. In any case, the Moto Z is an extremely thin smartphone, and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor. This handset is compatible with Moto Mods, which essentially means you can attach a huge battery to it, and also make an external mini projector work with it, depending on which Moto Mod you opt to purchase, of course, there are quite a few available.

6. Sony Xperia XZ

Sony had released a handful of smartphones this year, and the Xperia XZ is their most powerful device. This smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch fullHD display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable internal storage. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC, and it is made out of polycarbonate and metal. The 2,900mAh battery ships with this phone, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed here.

5. HTC 10

The HTC 10 is definitely one of the most powerful smartphones released this year. This phone is made out of metal, while it comes with high-end specifications, it is HTC’s flagship after all. The HTC 10 sports a 5.2-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC is included here, and so is a 3,000mAh battery. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed, though Android 7.0 Nougat is on the way.

4. Xiaomi Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 is still quite a powerful device, despite the fact Xiaomi introduced several more powerful handsets in the last month or so, though those devices are still not officially available in India. The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch fullHD display, along with 3GB / 4GB of RAM. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor fuel this phone as well, and the device is made out of metal and glass, while it sports a 16-megapixel 4-axis OIS camera on the back.

3. OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is one of your options is you’re looking for a more affordable flagship. This handset comes with a whopping 6GB of RAM, and it is also fueled by the Snapdragon 820, while it is made out of metal. The device ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, on top of which you’ll find the company’s OxygenOS. The capacitive home key up front actually doubles as a fingerprint scanner, and the company’s UI gives you plenty of customization.

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are the company’s current flagship smartphones, especially considering the Galaxy Note 7 is no longer in the picture. These two phones are just as powerful as the Galaxy Note 7, as they share most of the internals, and even though they’re quite pricey, these two phones are amongst the best smartphones out there, They ship with Samsung’s QHD Super AMOLED displays, 4GB of RAM and are fueled by the Exynos 8890 SoC in India.

1. Google Pixel & Pixel XL

The Pixel and Pixel XL are Google’s brand new smartphones, and the only phones that rock Android 7.1 Nougat. These two devices come with the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC, and sports 5-inch and 5.5-inch displays, respectively, the smaller Pixel comes with a fullHD panel, while the bigger one sports a QHD display. The 12.3-megapixel camera is implemented on both of these devices, and it is amongst the best smartphone cameras out there at the moment.

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