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Even though 6 GB is more RAM than you get with any other phone right now, the 3T doesn’t seem to offer better performance than phones with 4 GB of memory. Brandon Chester of AnandTech writes that the RAM is “really just sitting there using energy.”
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If you’re happy with your current phone, don’t get a new one yet. The phones that will be available when you’re ready to upgrade (or when you truly need to) will be better than the models out there today. Unless you’re a power user or a serial early adopter, you probably don’t need an upgrade if you bought a phone in the past year. On the other hand, if you use your phone constantly throughout the day and your old one isn’t serving you well anymore, get a new one.
In late March, Samsung debuted its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. In its first major launch since the recall of the Note 7, Samsung is offering two sizes of its new line, the 5.8-inch standard S8 and the 6.2-inch S8 Plus. The new phone design has virtually no bezel, expanding the screen to cover almost the entire front surface and curve around the sides, as on the Galaxy Edges of the past few years. Samsung has removed physical face buttons and instead added a haptic-feedback virtual home button to the bottom of the screen (think Force Touch, but just for one part of the screen) and moved the fingerprint sensor to the rear. Along with your fingerprint, you’ll be able to use iris and facial recognition to unlock the phone. The specs are the best available in any smartphone; its Snapdragon 835 processor outclasses the Snapdragon 821 found in the Pixel, the OnePlus 3T, and most other top phones. The Galaxy S8 is also the first phone to have Bixby—Samsung’s version of Siri and Google Assistant—which also adds some intriguing augmented reality features not yet found in those competitors. The phone still has a headphone jack, and it can charge wirelessly or over USB-C. In the US, the Galaxy S8 will be available in black, silver, and gray, with blue and gold versions available in some international markets. Pricing starts at about $750 for the smaller phone but will depend on the carrier (The Verge has a good rundown of what you can expect in the US), and preorders begin March 30. The phone will arrive on April 21, and we’ll have more complete thoughts on how it stacks up against the Pixel around then.
Buying a Pixel gets you the latest version of Android, with features no other devices have yet—not even last year’s Nexus phones. The Pixels run Android 7.1 Nougat with built-in support for Google Assistant, which is more advanced and conversational than the Google voice commands on other phones. Assistant can take selfies, send messages, tell you when your flight is arriving, help you set reminders, read the news, and more. It isn’t always perfect—some phrases that should work just produce errors, while slightly different phrasing works fine. The Verge explains: “Sometimes it amazes you with what it can figure out and sometimes it also baffles you when it can’t answer seemingly obvious questions.”
We spend dozens of hours each year testing the latest Android smartphones in everyday use, and we think the Google Pixel is the best Android phone for most people. It has the fastest performance of any Android phone we’ve tested, a best-in-class 12-megapixel camera, and impressive build quality. It also runs the latest version of Android, which has exclusive features like the voice-activated Google Assistant, and it’s guaranteed to get fast updates to the latest version of Android for two years.
If you’re looking for a flaw, look no further than the software. The Galaxy S7 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it still has Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layer on top. With this layer, the settings are convoluted, and the home screen has a number of annoying quirks, such as an app drawer that lets you organize the included apps alphabetically but won’t automatically alphabetize new apps. The Pixel’s clean version of Android is much faster, easier to use, more attractive, and already two versions ahead on Android 7.1.
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If you’re looking for a less expensive option, check out our guide to budget Android phones. If you have a Mac or other Apple devices, plan to do a lot of smartphone photography, or just really like the iPhone, we also have a full guide to iPhones.We’ve often praised Samsung for its phones’ build quality in recent years, and the Google Pixel is just as great. The aluminum rear shell is better than the GS7’s glass back in the event you drop your phone (though the Gorilla Glass inlay at the top may prove more vulnerable). Engadget calls the Pixel’s design “yawn-inducing,” but concedes the build quality is great.
The problem with Sony’s phones used to be that they were good, but you couldn’t buy them from official US retailers. Now the problem is that you can buy them, but they aren’t good and cost far too much. The Xperia X is $550 unlocked at the time of writing, but it offers only midrange hardware, including a Snapdragon 650 processor and 5-inch 1080p screen. The 23-megapixel camera is awful—one of the worst we’ve tested in a non-budget phone. This handset isn’t even water-resistant like past Sony phones. Another model in the line, the Xperia X Performance, offers water resistance and a better CPU, but the screen is still a 5-inch 1080p LCD, the camera is still wretched, and it’s $700.
If you absolutely need to get a phone through your carrier (and aren’t on Verizon), the Galaxy S7 is your best option. The Galaxy S7 is (at the time of writing) available on all major US carriers for between $23 and $30 per month on a two-year payment finance plan, which adds up to around between $550 and $700. Samsung also sells unlocked versions that work on any major US carrier.2 But if you’re going to pick up an unlocked phone anyway, we recommend the Pixel. It’s a little cheaper and Google offers a payment plan.
The 5.1-inch, 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display is one of the best screens on any smartphone, according to DisplayMate. (Only the recalled Note 7 ranks higher, though DisplayMate hasn’t tested the Pixels.) The screen gets incredibly bright at greater than 800 nits—much brighter than the screen on the Pixel or the OnePlus 3T—which makes the S7 easily readable even in bright sunlight.
Samsung has debuted its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, so anyone considering a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge should hold off on getting either of those phones. We’ve added our initial thoughts about the S8 to the What to look forward to section below, and we will be testing it soon.
Over the past five years, I’ve written more than a million words about Android phones, tablets, and software on websites such as Android Police, ExtremeTech, and Tested. I’ve also lived with dozens of different Android phones as my “daily drivers” during that time. I’ve used and reviewed more phones in the past year than most people will own in their entire lives.

While phablet is a term that’s still widely used to describe extra-large handsets, most manufacturers have chosen to ignore it. That’s why, when new 6-inch (or even larger) handsets are announced, they’re usually presented as smartphones.

We’re mentioning 6-inch smartphones in particular because there are quite a few of them out there, and some definitely deserve our attention. Sure enough, these handsets aren’t for everyone, as many users will always prefer smartphones with screens of around 5 inches. But, if you’re among those who find 6-inch smartphones desirable, check out our selection below to discover what are, arguably, the best devices in this class. In chronological order:
Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone
Taking HD Quality Video Like A Pro
With a 720p rear camera, you can take cool video in HD quality this summer. Whether it’s a weekend trip to Paris or a weeklong safari trip in South Africa, all the great moments are worth to be captured in style with this phablet’s amazing video shooting features. Found a nice spot while filming? Press the take a picture button to snap a picture while shooting! The camera of this phablet has a high quality sensor that adjusts to the light conditions in the environment quickly. This makes it particularly useful when there is a transfer from indoor to outdoor scene or when you are switching from as in-shadow to an out-shadow scene. This tablet has WUXGA, which is an abbreviation for Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array that has a display resolution of 1920×1200 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:10.
Brand New Android 4.4 OS Unlocks Voice Search
Android 4.4 is packed with loads of new features and the star among the Google’s improved voice search. Simply press activate the voice search function and ask Google about the weather, soccer match results or anything you can imagine. You’ll be surprised by the fact that Google Voice knows more than you think. With a MTK6592 octa core processor, this tablet delivers an incredible performance each time you use it plus with 2GB of RAM under the hood, this phablet will certainly please. There is a 13 megapixel rear camera and a more modest 2 megapixel front-facing camera, which will assist you to take photos then you can save them onto the 16GB of internal memory. This product is in stock now, we guarantee next working day shipping and offer a 12 months warranty on all our products. Brought to you by the leader in electronic devices and wholesale Android Phones, OYE TEAM. At a Glance…

7 Inch HD Octa Core Android Phablet
MTK6592 CPU
2GB RAM
1920×1200 WUXGA LTPS Display
13MP Rear Camera
16GB ROM

The Mate 8 smartphone from Huawei should need no introductions, this is one of the Chinese phone manufacturers flagship models and as such packs an impressive performance, some expert cameras and a large screen into an attractive package that’s not to be missed.

Containing a potent chipset the Kirin 950 comes with two sets of ARM’s Cortex A53 and A72 cores, clocked at 1.8 and 2.53GHz respectively, when you add the 3GB of RAM to this you inevitably end up with a performance that is top notch and can handle games and just about any other demanding task without any hassles.

The operating system on this Mate 8 is known as the EMUI 4.0, like other brands Huawei add a touch of their own flavor to the operating system in what it calls the Emotion UI. This version is based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and while it comes with all the standard features such as Doze ( automatic battery saving ), Now on Tap and voice commands with Ok Google the EMUI interface brings with it some nice customizations options. You can change the screen layout along with adding effects to menus, transitions and notification too, so you’ll be able to get the phone looking just the way you like.

6 Inch Smartphone

For some anything less than 6 inches just doesn’t cut it. When it comes to games and video entertainment the bigger the better. With it’s 6-inch full HD display the Huawei Mate 8 Android phone is bigger than most and offers up a respectable 368PPI pixel density so you can watch videos and play games in great detail. Unlike some rival phones with 2K resolutions the Mate 8 opts for a balance here so as you get a longer battery life while still enjoying great resolutions.

A fingerprint sensor is located under the rear facing camera and brings quick easy authentications for unlocking the phone. With NFC you can also use this for secure mobile payments so your phone can now double as a wallet as well.

As you would expect from flagship device 4G connectivity is a given. But with the Mate 8 large screen phone you get two SIM card slots and can have dual standby letting you run two numbers at the same time. If you want you can exchange the second SIM card slot for use with a micro SD card and this will bring you the option of up to 128GB of extra storage.

Packing a 4000mAh battery this Android smartphone can run for many hours on end bringing you a day’s worth of performance from a single charge. Considering its large screen and powerful processor this is a fairly impressive feat. The slim battery that’s tucked away inside this phone doesn’t add much extra to the bulk so it’s able to remain relatively thin. With its slightly curved back the Mate 8 is more comfortable to hold than most of those flat backed devices and this is a welcome design feature given the phones larger dimensions. The craftsmanship is also noteworthy with a metal finish and curved edges its brings a premium feel to match the performance making it one of the best android phones for your money.

The Mate 8 cell phone offers a 16MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture so you can enjoy better results in low light, there is also a front-facing 8MP camera so you’ll be able to snap some impressive images with this setup.

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If you’re in the market for an affordable, unlocked smartphone for under $250, look no further. Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus is one of the best cheap Android phones on the market, and for good reason.

The 1080p display is vibrant and perfect for watching YouTube videos and surfing the web, and the big 3,000 mAh battery will help keep you going all day long. Plus, with the Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 2-4 GB of RAM, this thing can basically handle everything you throw at it.

And for those of you interested in a bare-bones software experience, you’ll be happy to hear that the G5 Plus runs a very slimmed-down version of Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Moto G5 Plus is reliable, sleek, and inexpensive. What more could you want?
Specs

5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 424 ppi
2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
2/3/4 GB of RAM
32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm, 155 g

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Honor 6X

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If you’re looking for a phone under $250, you should definitely check out the Honor 6X. With its big 5.5-inch 1080p display, long-lasting battery, metal construction, dual-SIM support and super fast fingerprint sensor, the 6X gives many other budget phones a run for their money.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this device is its rear-facing dual camera setup, which features 12 and 2 MP sensors. While every dual-camera setup utilizes the secondary camera differently, the 6X uses the 2 MP sensor to capture depth information that can be taken advantage of when using the camera’s wide aperture mode.

This phone isn’t perfect, though. It doesn’t come with USB Type-C support, EMUI is a little unpolished, and the device’s bottom-firing speaker isn’t the greatest. If you can get past those few caveats, though, the Honor 6X might be well worth your money.
Specs

5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 403 ppi
Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor
3/4 GB of RAM
32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
Dual 12 and 2 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
Non-removable 3,340 mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm, 162 g

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core Processor

Features 2.15GHz processor speed, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit chipset and 4GB/6GB RAM for efficient operation.
Android Operating System

eUI base on Android operating system, allows you to stay connected and productive on the go.
5.7″ 2K Capacitive Touch Screen

With 2560×1440 pixel resolution for simple navigation and stunning visuals.
64GB Internal Memory

Provides space for storing music, videos, photos and apps. A microSD card slot enables you to expand storage by up to 64GB (card not included).
21MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera

Lets you preserve special moments in striking clarity, allows you to shoot crisp, detailed images. The front-facing camera lets you capture quality self-portraits. The 1080p video capture makes it easy to preserve important moments.
Big Capacity Battery*

With the included lithium-ion battery, up to 10 days of standby time
4G LTE speed

Lets you surf the Web, access social networks, download apps and stream media.
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n network

Provides Internet capability while in range of a Wi-Fi signal. Mobile hotspot capability lets extend wireless connectivity to compatible devices.
Bluetooth technology

Enables simple wireless pairing with compatible devices.
Built-in GPS

Helps you locate unfamiliar destinations.
Micro SIM capability

To accommodate your needs.

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* Battery life is based on a typical user profile that includes both usage and standby.

* Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM/3G WCMDA/4G LTE-FDD carriers.

* Phone will not work with any CDMA carriers. Please contact your carrier prior to purchasing to confirm your carrier will support voice and data on this unlocked smartphone.
Customer Reviews

Looks good
Review by Mickon 6/26/16
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Interested
Review by Scirenon 6/26/16
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Will this phone come pre set for the united kingdom, also is the internal memory 64gd plus an expansion of upto 64gb? So making it 124gb. Will it take a nano sim card?
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Re: This phone can work in UK, with default English and full Google Play service. This phone don’t support external memory card. Dual nano SIM cards supported.
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Moto G4 Plus

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Instead of announcing just one Moto G variant in 2016, Lenovo brought us three different devices – the Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play.

The highest-end of the bunch is the Moto G4 Plus, and it brings a handful of notable improvements to the Moto G range. It has a big 1080p display, capable processor, expandable storage, and even a fingerprint sensor this time around. While we had a slight problem with the volume/power buttons and the camera in low light, we can honestly say this is one of the best budget offerings in 2016.

Right now you can buy it in the U.S. for under $200 through Amazon.
Specs

5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
2/3/4 GB of RAM
16/32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm, 155 g

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OnePlus 3T

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We weren’t expecting OnePlus to release another new flagship in 2016, but it happened. If you were a fan of the OnePlus 3, you’ll certainly love the OnePlus 3T.

With its powerful Snapdragon 821 processor backed by 6 GB of RAM, the 3T absolutely flies through web browsing, gaming and most other everyday tasks. It also has a bigger battery this time around (3,400 mAh to be exact), which is more than enough to get you through a full day of use on a single charge. In addition, the 3T now sports 16MP rear and front-facing camera sensors, a dual-SIM card slot, plenty of on-board storage, and a fast front-facing fingerprint sensor on the front.

Basically the OnePlus 3T is a better OnePlus 3, and we’re certainly not complaining. You can buy it from OnePlus’ website in Gunmetal, Soft Gold, and Midnight Black color options.
Specs

5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi
2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
6 GB of RAM
64/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
16 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera
Non-removable 3,400 mAh battery
Android 7.1 Nougat
152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm, 158 g

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Nokia Lumia 1520

We know, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will soon be 2 years old (it was released in November 2013). But the handset is still relevant, thanks to the fact that, later this year, it’s going to be updated to Windows 10, thus receiving new software features. Plus, the Lumia 1520 offers nice hardware features anyway. Besides a 6-inch 1080p display, the smartphone comes with a 20 MP PureView rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3400 mAh battery with wireless charging capabilities. An unlocked Nokia Lumia 1520 can currently be bought for under $400 from Amazon. However, if you want one, you should hurry, because stock is limited.

Nokia Lumia 1520 review.
Huawei Mate 9 Flagship Android Phone

Take your mobile experience to entirely new heights with the Huawei Mate 9 Android smartphone. This flagship Android phone from Huawei packs the latest hardware and software alike, delivering a truly amazing user experience. On its 5.9-inch IPS display you will be able to enjoy vivid color and great detail in stunning 1080p resolution letting you enjoy your games, movies, and media like never before. Along with its Android 7.0 operating system, a smooth and powerful performance is guaranteed. Enjoy the latest applications along with the best features the mobile industry has to whether youre into gaming, movies, or simply like to browse the web, the Huawei Mate 9 is there to meet your demands.

As a Dual-SIM smartphone that features two IMEI numbers, this latest Android phone truly takes your connectivity to the next level. By allowing you to be reachable on two phone numbers while using merely one device, this Android phone is the perfect device for separating work and private life. Additionally, this Huawei phone supports 4G connectivity that provides you with the fastest mobile data speeds out there, no matter where youre at.

Packing an absolutely breathtaking 20MP dual-lens Leica camera, this Android phone truly sets itself apart from the competition. Taking mobile photography to entirely new heights, this stunning camera lets you snap pictures and shoot footage like never before. Whether youre simply enjoying a night out with your friends at a bar, or traveling abroad during one of your upcoming road trips with this professional-grade camera at your disposal, not a single special moment in life will ever again pass by uncaptured. With 64GB or internal storage and an additional 246GB external memory support, you can be sure that therell always be some space left for you to store all your latest pictures, videos, and more.

With its Octa-Core CPU that has been clocked at 2.4GHz, this powerful smartphone handles whatever you throw at it with ease. Full-HD movies, the latest games, or the most demanding applications there is nothing that will slow this beauty down. 4GB of RAM further increases the phones power, allowing you to engage in multitasking sessions and enjoy numerous of its features at the same time. Thanks to its 4000mAh battery, this Chinese smartphone delivers up to 5 hours of continuous usage time enough to get through the average day of smartphone usage without needing to worry about running out of juice.

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General

OS Version: EMUI 5.0 (Compatible with Android 7.0)
CPU: 4x Cortex A73 2.4GHz + 4x Cortex A53 1.8GHz
GPU: Mali-G71 MP8s
Processor Speed (max): 2.4GHz
RAM:4GB
Internal Memory: 64GB
External Memory: Support up to 256GB
Display Size: 5.9 Inch IPS Display
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Touch Screen: Support Capacitive
Multi-touch: Support 10 Point
Frequency: SIM1 FDD-LTE:Band1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/29; TDD-LTE: Band38/39/40/41(100M); UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA+/DC-SDPA:Band1/2/4/5/6/8/19; TD-SCDMA: Band34/39; GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz/B40/41
IMEI Number: 2
GPS
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n/ac
OTG
NFC
Sensors: Proximity, Gravity, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor
Fingerprint Scanner
Mic and Speaker
Built-in Battery
Battery Size: 4000mAh
Continuous Usage Time: 5 Hours
Battery Standby: Up to 72 Hours
8 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera + 20 Megapixel Rear Camera
Video Resolution: 1280×720 front / 3840×2160 rear

Ports

2 (4G/CDMA/WCDMA/ GSM) SIM card slot 2x Nano SIM
Micro USB (Up to 256)
Type C USB
3.5mm Audio Jack

Languages

bahasa melayu; German; English; Spanish; Filipino; French; Italian; Magyar; Dutch ; Portuguese (Brasil); Portuguese (Portugal); Vietnamese ; Turkish; Greek; Russian; Arab; Korean; Chinese (simp); Chinese(trad); Japanese

Media Formats

Video: 1080P, MP4, 3GP, AVI
Audio: MP3. WMA, WAV
Graphic: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
E-Book: TXT

Dimensions

Main Product Dimensions: 157x 79x 8mm (L x W x D)
Main Product Weight: 195g
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Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Android Mobile Phone

Enjoy games, movies, and applications on the go with the stunning Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Android smartphone. Featuring a large 6.4 Inch display, this phablet brings along a great visual experience that allows you to enjoy your favorite media in their purest forms. 1080p resolution brings forth crisp details and vivid color â letting you take the absolute most out of the latest series, movies, and games alike. With 128GB external memory support, this Android mobile phone packs plenty of storage for you to fill up â guaranteeing that the next time you head out, youâll always have the means necessary to stay entertained throughout the day.

Packing a powerful Octa-Core CPU along with 3GB of RAM, this cheap Android smartphone is capable of dealing with all sorts of media without dropping a frame. The Mali-T720 graphics unit that this Android phone holds further adds to your overall user experience by delivering mesmerizing graphics whenever engaged in games or movies â truly letting you take the most out of this beautiful Android mobile phone. With its epic 4050mAh battery, it lets you enjoy all it has to offer for up to 5 hours continuously â enough to get through a media filled day without needing to recharge your Android mobile phone.

Thanks to its two SIM card slots, 4G support, and Dual-Band WiFi â this Android phablet provides great connectivity. By allowing you to be reachable on two phone number simultaneously, this 6.4 inch phablet is perfect for those that often travel abroad or wish to separate their busy work and private life by using just one mobile phone. Added to that, its 4G connectivity and ultra-fast WiFi support make sure that youâll always be able to browse the web, stream movies, and download files in the blink of an eye. No matter where youâll be headed next â With this Android mobile phone at your side, youâll always stay connected.

Unlock your Android mobile phone in the blink of an eye thanks to the mobileâs ultra-fast fingerprint scanner. No longer will you have to remember annoying passwords or difficult unlocking patterns as with this fingerprint scanner, youâll be able to access all your files with the touch of a finger. The rear of this cheap Android smartphone furthermore holds a stunning 13mp dual-camera that lets you shoot breathtaking photographs and FHD video at any time. From now on youâll be able to capture and share all those special moments in life with friends, family, and loved ones thanks to the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Android phone.

This phablet comes with a 12 months warranty, brought to you by the leader in electronic devices as well as wholesale electronic gadgets.

Product Notes

The Android OS version on this device cannot be upgraded or flashed and any attempts to modify the default OS will void the warranty. As a wholesaler, we provide no software support, advice, or training regarding the Android operating system and software.
Google Play store is not installed on this phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Launched by Samsung last September, the Galaxy Mega 2 is one of the company’s largest smartphones to date. Its 6-inch display is only a 720p one, so the handset is obviously not high-end. But, for a device that’s offered for free on contract (via AT&T), the Mega 2 is definitely not bad. It’s powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Exynos 4415 processor, further featuring: an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and Android KitKat (upgradeable to Android Lollipop). In addition to being available from AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 can also be bought for about $300, unlocked, via Amazon.

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HK Warehouse KEN XIN DA PROOFINGS W9 Rugged Smartphone – Android 6.0, 4G, 6 Inch FHD Screen, IP68, Dual SIM, 2GB RAM (Gray)
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Key Features…

Triple protection with IP68 rating: dust proof, shock proof and can be submerged in water
Dual SIM support and 4G connectivity for superior global network coverage
Stunning 6 inch full HD display for great entertainment and media options
Android 6.0 operating system brings the best Android features to your phone with Play Store access

This latest KEN XIN DA model comes with a 6 inch full HD screen, Android 6.0 and 4G support on two SIM cards. What`s more, the smartphone is waterproof with IP68 rating and will be able to accompany you on tough adventures in the great outdoors.

IP68 Waterproof Smartphone with 6 Inch FHD Screen

Get your hands on a nice 6 inch smartphone boasting full HD resolution. With it, you will have a great platform for your media watching, gameplay, web browsing and more. With Android 6.0, you also get a friendly intuitive interface at your fingertips and access to the Play Store for more fun!

The smartphone supports two SIM cards and supports a wide range of networks: 2G(GSM 850/900/1800/1900/2100MHz), 3G (WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz) and 4G (FDD 800/1800/2600MHz, B1/B3/B7/B20). With a 4000mAh battery, you have up to 6 hours of non-stop talking time and 120 hours on standby.
This incredible retina-riveting display advancement features nanotechnology that seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, 3D content, and interactive games,” the company said in a press release (PDF).

RED described the device, called the Hydrogen One, as “a standalone, full-featured, unlocked multi-band smartphone operating on the Android OS that just happens to add a few additional features that shatter the mold of conventional thinking.”

The Hydrogen One will also be a modular device, with a “new high-speed data bus… which will include future attachments for shooting higher quality motion and still images as well as Hydrogen format holographic images.” Indeed, it’s no great surprise that RED envisages its new smartphone as an integral part of its existing hardware ecosystem, promising that it will hook into “the professional RED camera program, working together with Scarlet, EPIC and Weapon [its cameras] as a user interface and monitor.”

RED is apparently keen to ensure that users can create and consume holographic content as they wish as well. It explained:

Embedded in the OS is a proprietary H3O algorithm that converts stereo sound into expansive multi-dimensional audio. Think 5.1 on your headphones. The perfect match for holographic H4V or just listening to your favorite tunes. The difference this makes would be enough to justify the entire system.

Huawei already sells a large phone direct to consumers in the U.S.: You can buy the Ascend Mate2 with its 6.1-inch display for $299.99 off contract. The new MediaPad X2 brings the screen size to a full 7-inches with 1920 x 1200 resolution for a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch. Huawei says it’s keeping the overall size of the X2 down with an 80 percent screen to body ratio and 7.28 millimeter thickness. The 5,000mAh battery should easily last a day, if not two, between charges.
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Inside is the company’s own 64-bit chipset, an eight-core 2.0GHz Kirin 930 paired with Mali T628 GPU and Cat6 LTE radio capable of 300Mbps download speeds. A 13-Megapixel camera adorns the rear, while the front of the X2 has a wide-angle 22mm lens and 5MP sensor.

The device runs Google Android 5.0 software with Huawei’s own software called EMUI. The base model includes 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM and Huawei will offer a second edition with double the storage and 3GB of memory. Huawei says pricing and availability will vary by region with more details to follow.

Also coming soon at an undisclosed price is the metal Huawei Watch running Google’s Android Wear software. It looks like other circular watches that have recently hit the market but Huawei is boasting a higher pixel density: The round 1.4-inch AMOLED screen has a 400 x 400 resolution. The touchscreen is covered with a sapphire crystal and overall, the device looks like a classic metal watch.

[The RED Channel will be] one channel to find all 4-View holographic content. Create .h4v (or convert 3D to .h4v) content and upload. Download or stream to view. Movies, documentaries, games, shopping and other apps all found with one click.

The Hydrogen One is available to pre-order today, priced at $1,195 for the aluminum model, or $1,595 if titanium is more your thing. The device will include a microSD card slot, and will come with a USB-C cable and charger, “plus a ‘special small token’ for ordering early”.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions in RED’s buzzword-heavy announcement, particularly around the “nanotechnology” used in the device’s “holographic display”, and how it will work in practice. RED has revealed precious few details about the device, and acknowledged that the “design shown may change”.

RED also said that the Hydrogen One is “targeted to ship [in] Q1 2018”, but adds that “specs and delivery dates can change anytime and for any reason.”
You will have 16GB of internal memory + 32GB externally to load up on apps and media files and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures efficient data exchange with other devices with Bluetooth support.

Despite lots of media features and a full HD screen, KEN XIN DA PROOFINGS W9 is a rugged smartphone and is meant to be a great outdoor companion. With IP68 rating, the smartphone is dustproof, shockproof and can even be submerged in water.

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This time around, Samsung included a curved screen on both the S8 and S8 Plus, as well as a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio that allows for a much more comfortable in-hand feel. The company even ditched its famous physical home button and included on-screen navigation keys (finally). Under the hood, these devices come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (or Exynos 8895, depending on the region), 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, and one of the latest versions of Android, 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung even launched a few extra accessories alongside the S8 that you should definitely consider checking out. The new Samsung DeX dock lets you use your S8 as a desktop computer, and there’s also a new Gear 360 camera that allows for shooting video in 4K and live streaming to YouTube. Of course, there’s also a new Galaxy S8-compatible Gear VR headset, complete with a controller for easier navigation.

All in all, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two of the most promising smartphones launching in 2017.
Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8

5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
4 GB of RAM
64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 529 ppi
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
4 GB of RAM
64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g

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LG G6

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Throughout 2016, the LG G5 struggled to take on the Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and all the other flagships released that year. It’s not a bad phone, per se, it just lacks the level of polish we normally expect from top-tier smartphones nowadays. The phone would have been more widely accepted if it nailed the modular implementation, but unfortunately the whole module-swapping process was wonky and the three “Friends” that launched with the G5 weren’t all that appealing. With the G6, LG has gone back to the basics.

Certainly the most standout feature on the G6 is its 5.7-inch Quad HD LCD display, with its interesting aspect ratio of 18:9 and rounded corners. It also comes with a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM, plenty of on-board storage, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and dual 13 MP rear cameras. It’s worth noting that not all LG G6s are created equal. For example, the G6 that’s coming to the U.S. is the only variant that supports wireless charging, while the Hi-Fi Quad DAC is exclusive to South Korea and certain markets in Asia. What’s more, the G6 with 64 GB of storage is only available in a handful of markets.

This isn’t a phone that introduces a bunch of gimmicky features that you’ll never use. It’s simply a solid, well-built smartphone that nails the main areas users care most about.
Specs

5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 2880 x 1440 resolution, 564 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
4 GB of RAM
32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
Dual 13 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front camera
Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, 163 g

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HTC U11

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The HTC 10 was one of our favorite Android phones of 2016, and for good reason. The Taiwanese company absolutely nailed the design of the 10, and it worked hard at scaling back the software to make it feel like the bare-bones Android experience we all know and love. And while it didn’t have a bunch of gimmicky extras, that was okay. The HTC 10 was a solid Android phone that nailed the basics.

Now HTC is back with the 10’s successor, the HTC U11. With an eye-catching, glossy design, all-day battery life, and a smooth and snappy software experience, the U11 competes toe-to-toe with the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 when it comes to performance. It also has one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, according to DxOMark.

General

OS Version: Android 6.0
CPU: MTK6753 Octa Core 64 Bit
GPU: Mali-T720
Processor Speed (max): 1.3GHz
RAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16GB
External Memory: Support up to 32GB
Display Size: 6 Inch
Display Resolution: 1920×1080
Touch Screen: Support Capacitive
Multi-touch: Support 5 Point
Frequency:2G (GSM): 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100MHz, 3G (WCDMA): 850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz, 4G (FDD): 800, 1800, 2600MHz, B1/B3/B7/B20
IMEI Number: 2
GPS, A-GPS
Bluetooth: Support 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
FM Radio
Google Play
Sensors: Proximity, Orientation, Magnetic Field, Accelerometer, Gravity, Gyroscope, Light, Linear Acceleration
Smart Wake
Gesture Sensing
Portable Wifi Hotspot (tethering)
Mic And Speaker
Battery Size: 4000mAh
Continuous Usage Time: About 6 hours
Battery Standby: About 120 hours
Charging Time: About 3 hours
5 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera + 8 Megapixel Rear Camera
Video Resolution: 640 x 480 Front + 1280 x 720 Back
IP68: Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof

Ports

2 x SIM Card Slot: 1x Nano SIM, 1x Micro SIM
Micro SD Card Slot: Up to 32 GB
Micro USB
3.5mm Audio Jack

Languages

Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, German, English, Spanish, Filipino, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Turkish, Russian, Arab, Thai, Chinese (simp), Chinese(trad)

Media Formats

Video: MP4, 3GP, AVI
Audio: MP3. WMA, WAV
Graphic: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
E-Book: PDF, TXT

Dimensions

Main Product Dimensions: 75x 89x 10mm (L x W x D)
Main Product Weight: 236g
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Product Notes

The Android OS version on this device cannot be upgraded or flashed and any attempts to modify the default OS will void the warranty. As a wholesaler, we provide no software support, advice, or training regarding the Android operating system and software.

Change Log

16th August 2016, 8 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera + 13 Megapixel Rear Camera Change to 5 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera + 8 Megapixel Rear Camera

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Power Adapter
User Manual
Key

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Huawei Ascend Mate7

The metal-made Ascend Mate7 is one of the most compact 6-inch (1080p) smartphones to date. If you can believe it, Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is 1mm taller than the Mate7, and only 3mm narrower. Of course, there’s a lot more to the Mate7 than its compact dimensions. It’s got LTE, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage space, microSD card slot, and a large 4100 mAh battery. Moreover, the smartphone offers a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 13 MP rear camera, and an octa-core, 1.8 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 925 processor. The Ascend Mate7 costs about $420 (unlocked) at Amazon, and currently runs Android KitKat (an update to Lollipop should be available in the coming months).

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Google Nexus 6

The Motorola-made Nexus 6 is also quite compact, being only slightly bigger than the Ascend Mate7 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Released in October 2014 as the largest Nexus smartphone until now, the Nexus 6 sports a 6-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, thus being Google’s first Quad HD handset. The Nexus 6 was the world’s first smartphone to run Android Lollipop out of the box. Powered by a quad-core. 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, the Google Nexus 6 features a 13 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory, and a 3220 mAh battery. The handset is currently available starting at just $499 (unlocked).

There are actually two Pixels: the regular one, with a 5-inch screen, and the Pixel XL, with a 5.5-inch screen. Aside from size, display resolution, and battery size, the two phones are otherwise identical. Both versions offer more than a day of battery life with heavy use, though the Pixel XL will last longer. The Pixel phones’ 12-megapixel camera is even better than the Galaxy S7’s, and the rear fingerprint sensor is one of the fastest and most accurate we’ve used. While the build quality is excellent, neither Pixel has IP68 water resistance like the Galaxy S7, and there’s no microSD card slot. The Pixels work on all US carriers, though only Verizon sells them directly. However, Google offers monthly payment plans through its store, unlike in previous years.
Best budget flagship phone: OnePlus 3T
If you’re looking for a flaw, look no further than the S7’s software.
The OnePlus 3T has a Snapdragon 821 processor, 6 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. Though it lacks a microSD card slot, you can get a 128 GB version for $40 more. In my review for Android Police, I note that it’s “as fast as phones that cost twice as much.” The OnePlus 3T is unlocked and supports dual SIM cards—a rarity for phones available in the US. It’s compatible only with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile—the Pixel and the unlocked Galaxy S7 both work on Verizon and Sprint, too—but it has full-band support for both.
The Galaxy S7 Edge is an undeniably attractive phone, with a curved AMOLED display that’s 5.5 inches on the diagonal instead of 5.1 inches like the screen on the regular Galaxy S7. However, we don’t think you should get the Galaxy S7 Edge if you just want a larger phone. It costs about $100 more than the Galaxy S7, and its curved front edges make it less comfortable to hold. More important, only a few software features take advantage of the curved edges of the display, and they feel rather forced. Unless you love the curved edges, get a Pixel XL.
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The OnePlus 3T’s 3,400 mAh battery is an improvement from the 3,000 mAh one in the OnePlus 3, and it will get you through the day comfortably. The OnePlus 3 does support fast charging, but not the Qualcomm Quick Charge that most other phones use, or even USB-C Power Delivery; the company’s Dash Charging works with only the included power adapter, and you can’t get Dash Charge hardware from anyone else. The phone will still charge at normal speed (that is, as fast as any non-fast-charge phone) with a standard USB-C cable and USB charger, and any fast charging is better than none, but using a proprietary charging technology instead of a standard is annoying.
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The OnePlus 3T has an aluminum unibody design, meaning the frame is made from a single block of sturdy metal. It feels very similar in the hand to last year’s Nexus 6P. On the left side is something you won’t find on any Android phones from other manufacturers: an alert slider. This switch lets you toggle between normal, priority, and silent notification modes without waking the phone. The OnePlus 3’s home button is also its fingerprint sensor, one of the fastest and most accurate we’ve ever tested. It’s faster than the GS7’s and about on a par with the one on the Pixel.
Motorola Moto G4
The LG V20 is one of the last flagship phones with a removable battery. With this phone, LG took what was good about the G5 (its unpopular early-2016 flagship), and ditched the rest. That means vastly better build quality than the G5 and no expensive modular accessories. However, it’s still clunkier and less comfortable to hold than the Pixel or GS7. The aluminum back panel pops off to reveal the removable 3,200 mAh battery—neither the Pixel or GS7 has a removable battery. There’s also a fast rear-facing fingerprint sensor/power button combo, and a dual-lens camera module. The module contains both a standard 16-megapixel camera that takes nice photos, and an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter capable of panoramic shots that the Pixel or S7 can’t match. However, both of those phones take much better photos than the V20 generally, and that matters more than the wide-angle shots you’ll rarely take. Wired says the camera “doesn’t distinguish itself as particularly good or bad.” The 5.7-inch display is accompanied by a small 1440×160 secondary screen at the top. It shows notifications, apps shortcuts, and more. It’s quirky, but surprisingly useful. While it’s great that LG is launching this phone with Android 7.0 Nougat, LG’s software does some foolish things, like removing the app drawer. The Pixel’s version of Nougat is faster and easier to use. Unless you can’t live without the removable battery, most people are better off with our picks.
Unlike the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, or the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Pixels aren’t water-resistant. They’re fine in the rain or with minor splashes, but they won’t survive a dunking. That’s disappointing in a phone this expensive, especially when the competition can. The Pixels also don’t have microSD card slots or 64 GB versions, which means if you want more than 32 GB of storage, you need to spend an extra $100 on the 128 GB version.
Android 7.1 includes other Nougat features like split-screen support, improved battery life, and support for Daydream VR. Split-screen is more useful on larger phones, like the Pixel XL, and on tablets like the Pixel C, but it’s occasionally useful, and the implementation is less clunky than Samsung’s.
When it’s time to buy a new phone, we recommend getting the best-rated, most recently released phone you can afford. On the major US carriers, that usually means paying $20 to $30 per month for two years on a finance plan. Why shouldn’t you save some money by getting whatever cheap phone your carrier offers? Those inexpensive phones often have some combination of substandard specs, poor build quality, bad interface, and outdated, crufty versions of Android, never to be updated again. Chances are you’ll feel the difference in quality and usability every day. And they’re often already a year or two old, so they’ll be three or four years old by the time you pay them off—long past the last software update they’ll get. You’re almost always better off paying a bit more to get a better phone that you’ll enjoy using for at least two years.
As with almost all modern phones, the battery is not removable, but Dieter Bohn at The Verge says, “Google was able to optimize battery life beyond what other Android phones can do.” The standard Pixel with its 2,770 mAh battery lasts a little longer than the Galaxy S7—comfortably over a day with heavy use. The Pixel XL’s 3,450 mAh battery gives it better longevity. You can almost get away with charging it every other day.
Motorola Moto Z
If you’re on AT&T or T-Mobile, consider the OnePlus 3T. It has a sturdy aluminum unibody design, the 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera is great for the price, and its fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate. The OnePlus 3T is faster than the Galaxy S7, despite costing hundreds less. Its biggest weakness is that its 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED screen isn’t very bright and has odd color calibration.The 3T is nearly identical to the six-month-old OnePlus 3, which it replaces, but it comes with a slightly better processor, improved battery life, a higher-resolution front camera, and a $40 price bump. It’s still the best phone you can get for under $450.
If you’d rather not pay $600 or $700 for a phone (even spread out over two years), consider the OnePlus 3T. It’s slightly faster and slightly more expensive than the OnePlus 3 it replaces, but it’s still much less expensive than flagship phones. Unlike phones in the $200 range, the 3T doesn’t cut too many corners to keep the price low—it’s almost as good as phones like the Galaxy S7 or the Pixel, thanks to blazing-fast hardware, superb build quality, and a speedy fingerprint sensor. The 1080p display has some color-calibration issues, and the camera is slightly less reliable than the Galaxy S7’s, but the 3T is still the best phone you can get for the price.
The OnePlus 3T’s 16-megapixel camera is competent—about as good as the LG V20’s main camera. But it falls short of the reliably excellent cameras of the Samsung GS7 and the Google Pixel. You shouldn’t judge the quality of photos on the 3T’s display, though, as it’s just not calibrated very well. Some colors look almost neon, and the display is quite dim next to those of most other phones we’ve tested. It’s the exact same display used in the OnePlus 3, and Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica says that “[t]he OnePlus 3 won’t win any display awards.” The 1080p resolution is low enough that the PenTile subpixel pattern is visible, and text doesn’t look as crisp as it does on the 2560×1440 AMOLED panels of the Pixel XL and GS7. It’s not a bad display, but a $440 phone should have better.
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If you’re willing to risk a long wait for updates, and you don’t mind a middle-of-the-road display, the OnePlus 3T is the best phone you can get for around $400. We’ve seen reports of issues with OnePlus’s warranty service in the past, but that situation appears to be improving. Our criticisms aside, we think the 3T’s low price makes it a compelling alternative to phones that cost almost twice as much.
Google Pixel
The Galaxy S7’s 3,000 mAh battery easily lasted through a day of moderate use, including a good amount of messaging, a few phone calls, some Web browsing and navigation, and even a bit of gaming. The phone’s larger battery, along with the power-saving features introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, make for a measurable improvement in use time compared with last year’s Galaxy S6, a conclusion that Ars Technica and Android Authority have also reached. The Galaxy S7 includes wireless charging, unlike the Pixel, and it’s compatible with both the Qi and PMA standards. The USB port is still Micro-USB (as opposed to the new USB Type-C port found on the Pixel and other phones), so all those cables you might have sitting around won’t go to waste.
The Galaxy S7’s metal-and-glass body looks and feels great, though the glass does attract fingerprints. Even with the fingerprints, though, David Ruddock at Android Police explains, “Samsung’s phones still feel and look the nicest of any Android OEM.” It’s also IP68 water-resistant, so it’ll survive a drop in a toilet or pool. (Flagship phones such as the Pixel, HTC 10, and LG V20 don’t offer water resistance, but the much cheaper Moto G does, as do the new iPhones.) Most variants of the Galaxy S7 come with 32 GB of storage, and the microSD card slot gives you the option of expanding memory if you need it (though it doesn’t support Android’s adoptable storage, so you’ll have to manage it yourself).
Also great: Samsung Galaxy S7
Note: Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S8, so anyone considering a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge should hold off on getting either phone. We’ve added our initial thoughts on the S8 to the What to look forward to section below, and we will update this guide with full test results soon.
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Like the Pixel, the S7’s rear camera sensor has a resolution of 12 megapixels, but unlike the Pixel, the camera has robust optical image stabilization. (The Pixel uses software image stabilization, which isn’t quite as good.) It also has a large f/1.7 aperture to let in more light—much better than the Pixel’s f/2.0 aperture. It takes nice photos in various lighting conditions, but it’s not quite as fast as the Pixel.
The Google Pixel is the best Android phone for most people. The 12-megapixel camera is the best we’ve seen on Android. It’s noticeably faster than every other Android phone we’ve tested, and it runs the best version of Android, unencumbered by heavy skins and redundant features. Google’s hardware took a big step up with the aluminum Pixel, which comes in two sizes—a 5-inch and 5.5-inch XL variant. The two Pixels have almost identical specs, so you don’t have to compromise on speed, RAM, or storage just because you want a smaller phone. The main drawback of the Pixels is that they aren’t water-resistant, unlike the iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7. They also lack microSD card slots but are available with up to 128 GB of storage.
The all-aluminum chassis looks nice and has extremely narrow bezels, a design that allows Huawei to squeeze that 5.9-inch LCD into a phone just a few millimeters wider and taller than the Pixel XL, which has a 5.5-inch screen. Like the Pixel, the Mate 9 has a fast and accurate rear-facing fingerprint sensor. It has a dual-camera array on the back, consisting of a 12-megapixel standard sensor paired with a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. Using both at once helps make photos clearer and speeds up capture times. Photos from the Mate 9 aren’t quite as good as those from the Pixel or Galaxy S7, but they are better than those taken with most other phones.
The Wirecutter’s philosophy on upgrading any product is that you should spend money on the things you use all the time and that are important to you, and you shouldn’t spend a lot on the rest.
HTC 10: Rock-solid build quality and great software, but no match for Pixel
The OnePlus 3T’s build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, called OxygenOS, is clean, fast, and pretty close to stock Android, but it adds a number of cool extras, like gestures you can use with the screen off to launch the camera or turn on the flashlight. (Neither the GS7 nor the Pixel is as capable when the screen is off.) You’ll also find a dark-UI mode intended to make the phone more pleasant to use at night. As Chris Velazco of Engadget points out, “The overall effect is more subtle than other companies’ approaches, and I think it’s more valuable as a result.” Android 7.0 Nougat launched in late August, and OnePlus is testing it now with a promised OTA update in the coming weeks. Future updates will come with the same multiple-month waits. As we mentioned above, Google phones get those updates right away.
The Galaxy S7’s camera trounces almost every other Android phone except for the Pixels, and it holds up well against those, too. Whereas other phones might take a few tries to get the perfect shot, the Galaxy S7 usually nails it the first time.
Buying a Pixel gets you the latest version of Android, with features no other devices have yet—not even last year’s Nexus phones. The Pixels run Android 7.1 Nougat with built-in support for Google Assistant, which is more advanced and conversational than the Google voice commands on other phones. Assistant can take selfies, send messages, tell you when your flight is arriving, help you set reminders, read the news, and more. It isn’t always perfect—some phrases that should work just produce errors, while slightly different phrasing works fine. The Verge explains: “Sometimes it amazes you with what it can figure out and sometimes it also baffles you when it can’t answer seemingly obvious questions.”
If your biggest complaint is that your phone’s battery life sucks, consider replacing the battery before replacing the phone. Most recent phones use sealed-in batteries, but you can usually ask the manufacturer or a third-party service to replace the battery. It’s a hassle, but it’s less of one than replacing the phone, and it’s a lot less expensive. If such an option isn’t feasible for you, any of our picks should get you through a day without issues.
At the 2017 Mobile World Congress trade show, LG announced the G6. The 5.7-inch G6 will have an 18:9 display, a Snapdragon 821 processor, a 3,300 mAh battery, and two 13-megapixel rear camera lenses. It will ship with Android Nougat in April 2017.
The 12-megapixel camera is the same resolution as the Galaxy S7’s, and it takes even better photos, with accurate colors, good exposure in varied lighting conditions, and more fine details captured. And it’s fast. Really fast. It’s ready to snap a photo as soon as the app opens, and it doesn’t slow down to buffer. Even Google’s HDR (high dynamic range) photo captures are faster than Samsung’s now. David Ruddock from Android Police says that “the Pixel is the best smartphone camera on the market.” Google offers free unlimited full-resolution backups of photos and videos taken on the Pixel to Google Photos. Even 4K video you shoot will be backed up in original quality. (For everyone else, Google Photos’ unlimited free backup option compresses photos and videos; uncompressed files count toward your storage quota.)
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is still one of the best Android phones you can get. While we prefer the Pixel’s camera, software, and battery life, Samsung still has a better display, a water-resistant design, and a microSD card slot, and its camera is still a close second to the Pixel’s. The GS7 is more comfortable to hold than most phones—the glass back has a gentle curve that makes it fit nicely in the hand. It’s expensive, however, and its software isn’t as good as the Pixel’s, although it’s better than the software on phones from LG or Huawei.
Another reason to consider an upgrade is if your current phone isn’t receiving software updates anymore. Without updates, your phone will get less secure over time—all software has bugs, which lead to security vulnerabilities, and if your phone isn’t getting updates, it isn’t getting fixes, either. And without updates, the phone won’t be able to take advantage of apps that require features present only in the latest OS. (Of course, newer apps may also require more power than an older phone’s hardware can supply.)
What to look forward to
Sony Xperia X series
What about the Galaxy S7 Edge?
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Before the Pixel launched, the HTC 10 was a compelling alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S7. The HTC 10 has a sturdy, all-aluminum design (no glass back!) and snappy software that’s a bit closer to stock Android than you’ll find on most phones. It also has stereo speakers and one of the best fingerprint sensors you can get. It’s a really good phone, but its 5.2-inch LCD screen and 12-megapixel camera just aren’t as good as the screen and camera on the Pixel or Galaxy S7, and the HTC 10 is not water-resistant. The Pixel has better software, screen, and camera; the S7 has better screen and camera and is water-resistant.
Sony expanded its Xperia X series with the announcement of the Xperia XZ Premium and the Xperia XZs at MWC 2017. The 5.5-inch XZ Premium will have Snapdragon’s new 835 processor, a high-resolution 4K display, and a 3,230 mAh battery; the XZs will have a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 820, and a 2,900 mAh battery. They will both have microSD card slots. The XZs is available now for $700, but Sony has yet to release availability or pricing information for the XZ Premium.
Google guarantees monthly security patches for the Pixel phones, and the improved update system can install them in the background when you restart your phone. Most phones seldom get updates, and when updates do arrive, your phone is unusable while the update installs. Google promises at least two years of major system updates from launch and three years of security patches. Samsung is the next most proactive device maker with security patches, but their patches can be delayed by carriers—Google’s aren’t. Full Android version updates like Nougat (7.0, not even 7.1) will take months longer on phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and others.
The Moto Z has a nice 5.5-inch AMOLED display and an almost impossibly thin (5.2 mm) frame. However, its battery is small and it doesn’t have a headphone jack—you have to use the included USB-C adapter to attach traditional wired headphones. Moto offers a line of modular accessories called Mods, but they’re all far too expensive (as much as $80 for a speaker and $300 for a projector add-on) and don’t work particularly well—the Mods simply aren’t worth it when you consider that the phone already costs as much as the Galaxy S7 at more than $600 at the time of writing. The design compromises necessary to accommodate the Mods make this a disappointing phone. The Moto Z Force (Verizon only) adds a larger battery and shatter-resistant screen, but it’s even more expensive.
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Thanks to its 4,000 mAh battery, the Mate 9 lasted longer on a charge in our tests than any high-end Android phone we’ve tried—I was able to get three days of use out of a single charge. Aiding the battery life is the 1080p, 5.9-inch display—most phones of this size have 2560×1440 screens. (Higher-resolution screens use more power.) The custom Kirin 960 octa-core processor is powerful and efficient, as well, and the Mate 9 has 4 GB of RAM just like the Pixel and the Galaxy S7.
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In January 2017, HTC announced the 5.7-inch U Ultra. The U Ultra has a Snapdragon 821 processor, a fingerprint scanner on the front, and a USB Type-C port on the bottom. Like the LG V20, it has a small secondary display at the top of its screen, and like the iPhone 7, it lacks a headphone jack. The U Ultra is available now.
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The $500 Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first Lenovo-branded Android phone to launch in the US, and it’s the first shipping phone with Google’s Tango augmented reality platform. However, the phone is gimmicky and not worth the asking price. Tango uses positional sensors and cameras to add virtual objects to the real world, putting a 3D model of a dinosaur, for instance, in your living room. Tango is fun to play with, but it’s just a novelty right now; none of the apps or games are compelling. The Phab 2 Pro itself is mediocre as a smartphone, with a midrange Snapdragon 652 processor and a sluggish fingerprint sensor. It’s also impractically huge, with a 6.4-inch screen—it’s basically a small tablet. The placement of the Tango sensors on the back make it extremely awkward to hold, as well. You should put that $500 toward a Pixel instead.
Sony’s midrange Xperia X Compact and flagship Xperia XZ came out recently. The 4.6-inch X Compact and the 5.2-inch XZ both have 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, but the XZ has a 1080p display (versus the X Compact’s 720p) and a better processor. The X Compact sells for a little less than $400 unlocked, and the XZ costs around $500. We haven’t tested those models yet, but we don’t anticipate either one replacing any of our picks.
The Pixel is the fastest Android phone we’ve ever tested, it has the best camera, and it offers the best version of Android you can get, with guaranteed timely updates for two years from release.
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The Huawei Mate 9 is a fast unlocked phablet with a big battery in a slim package. It’s about the size of the Pixel XL, but it has a much larger screen and much better battery life. While it’s about $200 cheaper than the Pixel XL or the Galaxy S7 Edge, it works only on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Its screen is lower-res than the Pixel and Galaxy S7 screens, too, and its camera and software, though decent, aren’t as good, either.
Samsung has pledged to keep its flagship devices updated with monthly security patches, but you won’t be on the latest and greatest OS as quickly as you will with the Pixel—and Samsung hasn’t stated how long it will provide those patches. Google released Android 7.0 this August, and at least a few months will pass before the Galaxy S7 receives an update.
At $600, the Mate 9 is a little cheaper than most flagship phablets, and it’s unlocked, with support for GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. However, in contrast to the Pixel and Galaxy phones, it isn’t available on a monthly payment plan, and it won’t work on CDMA networks like Sprint or Verizon. It uses proprietary fast-charging instead of QuickCharge or USB Power Delivery, so only its included adapter will quick-charge it. And unlike the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the Mate 9 isn’t water-resistant. Unless battery life is your greatest concern, you should stick with one of our main picks.
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Verizon is the only carrier that sells the Pixels in stores, but they’re also on the online Google Store, unlocked for any carrier. Unlike most of the phones Google’s sold before, the Pixels aren’t cheap. At the time of writing, the 5-inch version starts at $650 and the Pixel XL is $760, both with 32 GB of storage. Bumping up to 128 GB adds $100 to each phone. Google is asking flagship prices for these phones, but the camera, software, and build quality are more than a match for similarly priced phones like the Galaxy S7 (and even the iPhone 7). At least Google’s offering monthly payment plans, which wasn’t the case with Nexus phones.
Previously the Samsung Galaxy S7 was the best choice if you were not on Verizon and preferred to buy your phone from your carrier, or if you wanted a water-resistant phone or one with a microSD card slot. The 12-megapixel main camera takes fantastic shots that are almost as good as the Pixel’s and better than those of any other Android phone. The S7’s metal-and-glass body makes it more attractive than most other Android phones, plus it has a microSD card slot and a long-lasting battery. Samsung’s software has improved, as well, but it still has some redundancy and bugs that make us yearn for the Pixel, and it’s a couple of Android versions behind. Samsung has just announced its successor, the Galaxy S8. We discuss the new phone in the What to look forward to section below, but we think anyone considering the S7 will probably be better served with the new version.
The Pixel’s 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED screen helps with the stellar battery life. At its size, it’s hard to tell difference between 1080p and the 1440p AMOLED on the Galaxy S7, though Samsung has a slight advantage. The Pixel XL’s 2560×1440 AMOLED looks a bit sharper than the Pixel’s 1080p panel, but it, too, falls a bit short of the Samsung in color and brightness.
Or—and this is an increasingly popular option as cheap phones get better—you could buy an unlocked phone outright.1 You can get a great Android phone unlocked—which means it’ll work on any compatible carrier—for $300 to $400, or even less if you’re willing to sacrifice a few features.
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The Mate 9 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat with the EMUI 5.0 skin. Huawei has cleaned up its Android skin dramatically compared with earlier versions, with improvements to notifications, quick settings, and the home screen—there’s finally an app drawer! It’s still inferior to the pure Android experience on the Pixel, and not quite as good as TouchWiz on the Galaxy S7, but Huawei’s software is no longer a dealbreaker.