Best Android Phones - Feb 2017

A number of the smartphones on this list are staple ones and have made an appearance in the top 10 month after month. Although that is likely to change very soon as this month sees MWC 2017 taking place and a number of new smartphones will likely be introduced at the event. However, it might be another couple of months before they actually do become available and in the meantime if you are in the market for a new smartphone, then the ten listed below are certainly ones you will want to check out. These are our top 10 Android smartphone picks for February 2017.

10. Google Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P is now quickly becoming a dated smartphone which does mean that among other things, you are running out of places where you can buy one. However, if you do buy one then you are getting a great smartphone in spite of its age. In terms of the specs, you will not be getting the greatest smartphone and you will find better specs on nearly every other smartphone on this list, as the Nexus 6P comes packing 3GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) processor. While the cameras on offer include a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

However, the one benefit the Nexus 6P has over some of the others is the software. As this is smartphone which employs a cleaner version of Android as well as the latest version, Android 7.0 (Nougat). Not to mention that although this is an aging smartphone, it still should get the next version of Android and will very likely be one of the first to do so. As a result, the Nexus 6P just about does remain one of the best smartphones you can currently buy.

9. HTC 10

When it comes to the top smartphones, most of the current crop does employ a typically larger display size. If you are however, on the lookout for a smaller smartphone, then the HTC 10 is still one worth checking out. This is a smartphone which comes equipped with a 5.2-inch display, making it one of the smallest smartphones on this list. However, the rest of the specs are pretty much in line with the rest of the top 10, so while making use of a smaller screen, you can make use of the same level of performance and power as the rest. Not to mention, a very solid and attractive build quality and design.

In terms of the rest of those specs, the HTC 10 comes loaded with 4GB of RAM, 32GB (or 64GB) internal storage and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. In terms of cameras, the HTC 10 comes packing a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. This is a smartphone which comes powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and comes running on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Although, it should be updated to Android 7.0 (Nougat) soon enough.

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