10. Sony Xperia XZ
The Sony Xperia XZ is still Sony’s most powerful smartphone. The company might introduce the Xperia XZ during the upcoming Mobile World Congress, but until then, the Xperia XZ is still the smartphone to go to if you’re planning to buy the very best of Sony. This handset sports a 5.2-inch fullHD display, 3GB of RAM and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor. A 13-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of this phone, and the device also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
9. Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
The Moto G4 Plus is one of the best budget smartphones out there, according to many tech sources. This handset is quite affordable in a number of markets around the globe, including India. The Moto G4 Plus sports a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 2GB / 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB / 64GB of native storage, though only the first two variants are available in India, at least they were at launch. This phone packs in a front-facing fingerprint scanner, and the device is fueled by the Snapdragon 617 SoC.
8. HTC 10
The HTC 10 might not be the latest and greatest HTC has to offer, but it’s not far from it either. The HTC U Ultra might be a more powerful device, but the HTC 10 can still hold its own. This smartphone is made out of metal, while it sports a 5.2-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of expandable native storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and it comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, but it is upgradeable to Android 7.0 Nougat.
7. Xiaomi Mi 5
The Xiaomi Mi 5 was introduced about a year ago, and Xiaomi had released a couple of more powerful phones since then. Well, the Mi 5 is still amongst the best out there, and it is available in India, while it is considerably more affordable than other high-end Xiaomi-branded devices. This phone sports a 5.15-inch fullHD display, 3GB / 4GB of RAM, and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC. The Mi 5 is quite slim, and it is made out of metal and glass.
6. Lenovo Moto Z
The Moto Z is Lenovo’s and Motorola’s flagship smartphone. It has been quite some time since the two companies announced this smartphone, but the Moto Z is still quite powerful. The device sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage. The Snapdragon 820 fuels this smartphone, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on it, though Android 7.0 Nougat update is already available.
5. Honor 8
The Honor 8 is, next to the Honor Magic, the best Honor-branded smartphone at the moment. This phone is made out of metal and glass, and feels quite premium in the hand. Android 7.0 Nougat update started rolling out for the Honor 8, and the device sports a 5.2-inch fullHD display, In addition to that, the Honor 8 is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of native storage. There are two 12-megapixel shooters on the back of this phone, and a 3,000mAh battery is also a part of the package.
4. LG V20
The LG V20 features two display, its main display, and the secondary ‘ticker’ display which is placed above the phone’s main panel. The LG V20 is LG’s most powerful smartphone to date, and it is made out of metal. The LG V20 is fueled by the Snapdragon 820, while this phablet packs in 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of native storage. Its main display measures 5.7 inches in size, while its secondary panel comes in at 2.1 inches.
3. OnePlus 3T
The OnePlus 3T is OnePlus’ second flagship of 2016. This handset sports a 5.5-inch fullHD Optic AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of native storage. The OnePlus 3T is made out of metal, and it is a true powerhouse. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC, and it comes with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, while Android 7.0 Nougat update is already available for the device.
2. Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are still Samsung’s flagships, and will be for another month or two. These two phones are made out of metal and glass, and are fueled by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core SoC in India. Both of these devices pack in 4GB of RAM, while you’ll find a 12-megapixel snapper on the back of each of these two smartphones. Android 7.0 Nougat had already started rolling out in some regions, and these two phones are amongst the best smartphones out there at the moment, though they’re still quite pricey.
1. Google Pixel / Pixel XL
If you’re looking for pure stock Android experience, and top of the line devices at the same time, then the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are for you. These two devices differentiate only in size, screen resolution and battery size, while both of them are made out of metal and ship with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The latest Android update is available for both of these phones, and they’re both fueled by the Snapdragon 821 SoC.