10. Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
The Moto G4 Plus is not exactly a high-end smartphone, but it’s a more than compelling mid-range offering. This handset sports a 5.5-inch fullHD display, a front-facing fingerprint scanner, and it comes with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The Moto G4 Plus is fueled by the Snapdragon 617, and the phone is expected to get Android 7.0 Nougat really soon. The device can be purchased in India for around Rs. 13,000 ($191).
9. Xiaomi Mi 5
The Xiaomi Mi 5 was introduced during MWC 2016 in Barcelona, and it is still a very compelling smartphone, especially considering its price dropped significantly since Xiaomi introduced some more powerful devices. This phone is made out of metal and glass, it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820, while it comes with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM on the inside. The phone also packs a 5.15-inch fullHD display, and a 3,000mAh battery.
8. Sony Xperia XZ
The Xperia XZ is Sony’s flagship smartphone, and it’s actually quite a powerful device. The Xperia XZ sports a rather interesting design, it’s not flashy or anything of the sort, but it’s somewhat different from what we’re used to seeing. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 820, while it features a 5.2-inch fullHD display. The Xperia XZ also packs in 3GB of RAM, and you get to choose between 32GB or 64GB storage variants.
7. Honor 8
The Honor 8 is one of Honor’s most powerful devices. This phone is made out of metal and glass, while it sports a 5.2-inch fullHD display. The Honor 8 offers 4GB of RAM, and both 32GB and 64GB storage variants are also available. The phone features two 12-megapixel shooters on the back, and ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.0 skin on top of it, while Android 7.0 Nougat is on the way.
6. HTC 10
HTC had introduced the HTC U Ultra quite recently, so the HTC 10 is no longer the company’s flagship smartphone, but it’s still extremely powerful. This phone is made out of metal, while it comes with a 5.2-inch QHD display and 4GB of RAM. The HTC comes with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, while it ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Android 7.0 Nougat rollout had started, but HTC decided to halt it, as it is quite buggy.
5. Lenovo Moto Z
The Moto Z is Lenovo’s flagship smartphone, along with the Moto Z Force, of course. This handset is also fueled by the Snapdragon 820, like many other devices on this list, and it is made out of metal and glass. The Moto Z comes with 4GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch fullHD display. This smartphone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, but you’ll be able to upgrade it to Android 7.0 Nougat the moment you check for updates, presuming it’s not carrier locked, of course.
4. LG V20
The LG V20 is currently the most powerful smartphone LG has in their lineup. This is the company’s phablet which has two displays, the main one, and the secondary ‘ticker’ one. The LG V20 features a 5.7-inch QHD display, while it comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable storage. Much like the LG G5, this handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC.
3. OnePlus 3T
The OnePlus 3T is, according to many people, one of the best devices around at the moment, despite the fact it’s a lot cheaper than the first two phones on this list. The OnePlus 3T comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD Optic AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of storage. This phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, features a front-facing fingerprint scanner, and a 16-megapixel snapper is placed on both its front and back sides. Android 7.0 Nougat update is already available for the OnePlus 3T.
2. Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is around the corner, and yet, its predecessors are still great smartphones, amongst the best out there. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are both made out of glass and metal, while they ship with 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units that are available in India are fueled by the Exynos 8890, while the Snapdragon 820 variants are also utilized in some markets, like the US, for example.
1. Google Pixel / Pixel XL
Google had introduced the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL devices last year, and these are the first true Google devices, as the company hired HTC to manufacture them, but Google took care of the design, and pure stock Android is on the inside. The Snapdragon 821 SoC fuels these phones, while both of them are made out of metal, the only difference is in size and display resolution. The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are quite expensive, but if you’re looking to buy the best of Android, and are looking at pure Android OS… well, these are the phones to check out.