Top 10 Best Android Indian Smartphones – December 2016 Edition

10. LeEco Le Max 2

The LeEco Le Max 2 might not be the latest high-end smartphone this company had introduced, but it is the latest one available in India. The LeEco Le Max 2 was introduced earlier this year, and despite the fact the Le Pro3 had been announced a couple of weeks ago, the Le Max 2 is still quite a powerful smartphone. This handset comes with a 5.7-inch QHD display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB / 128GB of native storage, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC.

9. Sony Xperia XZ

The Xperia XZ is Sony’s current flagship. This smartphone is rather compact considering it comes with a 5.2-inch display, and it also offers a rather unique build that differentiates it from the competition. The Sony Xperia XZ is not exactly cheap, but it does offer really nice specs and build quality for the price. The phone features a 5.2-inch fullHD display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 820, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on it, while the phone can already be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat (unlocked variants).

8. Honor 8

The Honor 8 is the most powerful smartphone Honor had introduced this year. This handset is made out of metal and glass, and it looks completely different than any other phone the company introduced to date. The Honor 8 is fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core processor, and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. The phone features a 5.2-inch fullHD display, so it’s a great option for those of you who are looking for a more pocket-friendly smartphone.

7. HTC 10

The HTC 10 is yet another flagship device which is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. This phone is made out of metal, and is actually quite a compelling offering by HTC. The HTC 10 features a 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage. Its fingerprint scanner is placed below the display, and the 12-megapixel OIS snapper is available on the back of the device.

6. Lenovo Moto Z

Motorola / Lenovo has introduced two flagship devices for 2016, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The Moto Z is a phone made out of metal and glass which is easy to spot thanks to the huge camera oreo which is placed on the back of this device. The Moto Z features a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and comes with a 2,600mAh battery.

5. Xiaomi Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was introduced back in February as the company’s flagship, and even though it’s not exactly the most powerful Xiaomi-branded device any longer, this phone is available in India, and has plenty to offer for the price. The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a premium metal + glass build, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC. The phone packs in 3GB / 4GB of RAM and it packs in a 3,000mAh battery.

4. LG V20

The LG V20 is one of the best phablets out there at the moment. This is a multimedia powerhouse which sports a secondary ‘ticker’ display above its regular panel. It comes with a removable battery with a new hinge mechanism, and it offers high-end specs. In addition to the 5.7-inch QHD display, the LG V20 also sports 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of expandable native storage. This smartphone is also fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and comes with a 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera setup on the back.

3. OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3T is the second OnePlus-branded flagship in 2016. This handset was launched quite recently, and it offers top of the line specifications, while it is not nearly as expensive as some other phones out there. The OnePlus 3T is made out of metal, and it ships with the Snapdragon 821 SoC, 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of native storage. The 16-megapixel OIS camera is placed on the back of this phone, and a 16-megapixel shooter is available on its front side as well.

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge

Following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are still the only Samsung-branded 2016 flagships out there. These two devices are made out of metal and glass, and are fueled by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processor, one of the most powerful mobile SoCs out there. The two devices also pack in 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage, while a 12-megapixel OIS shooter is placed on the back of these two phones.

1. Google Pixel & Pixel XL

The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL handsets are, much like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, amongst the more expensive devices out there. If you’re looking for the best of Android, however, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are arguably the best phones out there. You do get stock Android here, and Google is responsible for the design of both software and hardware on these two phones. Both of them are fueled by the Snapdragon 821, while they also pack 4GB of RAM and a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera.

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