New Smartphones of 2016
Are you on the market for a new smartphone? If so, start your search with the best-rated smartphones of 2016 - we’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Galaxy Note5, the LG G4 and the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. These new smartphones are sleek, stylish and pack all the latest technology one can ask for. Some of these phones are even compatible with new virtual-reality headsets that allow you to view apps, watch movies and play games like never before. These industry-leading phones are being offered with great incentives from dealers, so finding one you can afford isn’t too difficult. But at the end of the day, which of these new smartphones is best for your needs? Read on to compare these phones and find out.
First on our list is the all-new Samsung Galaxy S7. Compared to the Galaxy S6, the new S7 is more ergonomic with a slightly curved back. More importantly, the Galaxy S7 supports microSD cards - something the S6 did not do - and it’s slightly thicker to accommodate a larger, longer-lasting battery. The new S7 is certified as waterproof and features a high-resolution 5.1-inch AMOLED screen, and while its camera only shoots in 12 megapixels, the S7 features dual-pixel technology that results in ultra-clear images under all kinds of lighting. The S7 features Android Marshmallow and features fast and wireless charging technologies, and overall performance hums thanks to the phone’s Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM. With improved styling, better features and increased versatility, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 just might be this generation’s phone to beat.
Another strong option brought to you by Samsung is the new Galaxy Note5. The Galaxy Note lineup is known for being larger than standard smartphones, and the Note5 is no exception. What’s different this year though is the phone’s metal-and-glass design, which makes it look more modern at the cost of a few extra fingerprint smudges. The Note5 features an S-Pen for writing on the screen in addition to a headphone jack and a microUSB port. Some people might not like that the back panel on the Note5 isn’t removable, which means no microSD card support and no removable battery. However, the 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD technology makes for excellent viewing even under bright lights, and the phone performs extremely well thanks to a 2.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with 4 GB of RAM and storage drives of either 32 GB or 64 GB.
The LG G4 is another strong smartphone for 2016. While very similar to the previous generation G3 smartphone, LG’s newest handheld offers perhaps the best screen and camera on the market. The G4’s display is 5.5 inches with a resolution of 2,560x1x440, and its 534 pixels per inch are hard to beat among competitors. This is a quad-HD screen with unbelievably sharp images, great contrast. and deep colors. On the back of the phone is a 16-megapixel camera (a 3-megapixel improvement over the G3), and the front-facing camera for selfies has been improved from 2.1 megapixels to 8 megapixels. The phone’s design is almost identical to the G3, although that’s an area where this smartphone needed no improvement.
And what list of top-rated smartphones would be complete without the latest iPhones? The big favorites right now are the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which look and feel a lot like last year’s models but also feature some great new benefits. For example, these iPhones n ow feature 3D Touch, which is a new pressure-sensitive touchscreen innovation. Siri is always on now, and storage options are available in sizes of 16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB. The new iPhones upgraded from 8-megapixel cameras to 12-megapixel cameras, and more importantly their cameras record in smaller pixels for noticeably clearer images. Battery life isn’t much different, though the new phones are a bit thicker than the standard 6S. Beneath the casing, the phone gets a new 64-bit A9 chipset resulting in a hefty performance boost. The new iPhones aren’t a revolution, but they definitely give enough reasons to upgrade.