Best Phones of 2016

1, Google Pixel

Pure Android at its absolute best

If you're wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Google Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get. With the Pixel, Google stepped up to bat, called its shot and knocked it out of the park. And the timing couldn't be more fortunate with Samsung in the midst of an explosive crisis.

After six years of partnering up with device makers to create its Nexus phones, for the first time Google has stepped out on its own. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the latest additions to its line of in-house products. And while HTC may have put the phones together, it was Google that designed, engineered and branded them.

2, Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The photographer's phone

Apple's best camera phone pushes the envelope to offer great results, but its full potential hasn't yet been tested. If you're a hardcore photographer, go for the iPhone 7 Plus. In the mobile phone Olympics between Apple and Samsung, the two have been playing ping-pong lately. Apple had the best camera; Samsung had the best camera. The game evens up, then one pulls ahead for a few months.

3, Samsung Galaxy S7

This is the phone to beat

The Galaxy S7 strikes an ideal balance of features and performance. It has an awesome camera, lightning-fast performance and great battery life -- plus expandable storage and water-resistance.

4, Apple iPhone 7

Everything you need in a phone, The iPhone 7's notable camera, battery and water resistance improvements are worthwhile upgrades to a familiar phone design. But ask yourself if you really need an upgrade... and if the Plus might be a better choice. Improved front and rear cameras -- now with optical image stabilization -- deliver much improved photos, especially in low light. Water resistant. A faster processor, plus better battery life. More onboard storage than last year's models for the same price.

5, OnePlus 3

Our perfect midprice phone

At $400, the OnePlus 3 is the best budget Android phone you can buy, with a premium look and feel, and performance fast enough to go head-to-head with any high-end handset on the market.
6, Motorola Moto G4

An unbeatable Android bargain

When it comes to price, this is the phone that torpedoes every other argument. Sure, it can't compete against top dogs from Samsung and Apple, but it isn't supposed to. You just can't find better value than this.
7, Sony Xperia X Compact

The Sony Xperia X Compact is a rarity -- a small phone with a big, terrific camera. That's 23 megapixels' worth of snapping power in a body small enough to fit into almost any pocket. And to me, the pint-size X Compact seems a pretty good fit.

 8, ZTE ZMax Pro

When it comes to large-screen phones with displays that measure 5.7 inches or longer (otherwise known as "phablets") there aren't a lot of cheap choices The Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, for instance, start at $700 to $800, and even more affordable devices like the Google Nexus 6P fall at the $500 range.

Enter the ZTE ZMax Pro. It costs just $100 and features a 6-inch screen, fingerprint reader, a 13-megapixel camera and runs Android Marshmallow (not the latest version of Android, but recent enough).

 9, Alcatel Idol 4S

Haven't considered buying an Alcatel phone before? The unlocked Idol 4S, made of metal, glass and moxie, will work its butt off to change your mind. It's got a large screen and excellent audio quality; a 16-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel camera with front-facing flash; a convenience key to quickly launch apps; a fingerprint scanner; and a screen layout that orients itself as "up" no matter which way you pick up the phone. With competitive pricing and a list of impressive specs, the Idol 4S is aggressively taking on the excellent OnePlus 3, a CNET editor's choice phone.

 10, Huawei Honor 8

Huawei's Honor 8 is an Android 6.0 phone with extras good enough to make you notice, and a build that's comfortable to hold and use in one hand. The extras in question? Two cameras on the back and a customizable button right below them that doubles as the fingerprint reader.

The Honor 8's glossy, reflective coating channels Samsung's Galaxy S7 phone design (and smudges easily with finger grease), but at heart it's essentially a rebranded Huawei P9 that costs less than the original, and well under two premium dual-camera phones: the LG V20 and iPhone 7 Plus.

 Source - CNET

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  2. Great review but I think the Alcatel Idol 4S should not be on the list there are other better brands that can represent, besides who de use Alcatel for 9ja?