Upcoming or recent phones 2016:

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

Though a reduced version of the Nubia Z11 in terms of specs, the Nubia Z11 Mini is still a high-end 2016 Android phone, with a Snapdragon 617 eight-core 64-bit 28nm CPU, a 3GB RAM, and a fingerprint reader among its offering. Also, while it does not sport the original model's premium 20.7-megapixel camera, the Mini's duo of 16- and 8-megapixel cams more-than-passes the high-tier mark as of its release. This 5-inch FHD-1080p phone supports VoLTE plus HD voice and is powered by a 2800mAh battery.


A follow-up model of LG's G5 with some slight reductions on the hardware front, the G5 SE delivers a similar always-on 5.3-inch Quantum Touch IPS screen boasting a 554ppi pixel density and a whopping 800nit brightness. It touts a dual camera setup at the back, which is composed of a 16-megapixel f/1.8 primary cam and an 8-megapixel 135-degree wide angle secondary cam.

Its specs also include a modular battery tray design (it has a 2800mAh battery), an 8-megapixel selfie camera, and a 32GB memory that supports up to 2TB of expansion. As a sibling, it runs on a Snapdragon 652 split-eight-core CPU coupled with 3GB of RAM, whereas the original model operates on the Snapdragon 820 chip and boasts a 4GB RAM.

BLU Dash M2

Almost an equally-basic sequel to the 2015 Dash M, BLU's Dash M2 offers nothing but a 5-inch FWVGA display, an anodized alminum housing, and a 5-megapixel main camera that at least captures Full HD (1080p) videos. Joining those specs are a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU aided by only 512MB of RAM, a 2000mAh battery, and a dated 4GB memory extendable by up to 64GB. This 3G-only BLU phone has a 2-megapixel selfie camera and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

BLU Dash X2

Aside from running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and having a tad more power in the tank (it has a 2200mAh power cap), the BLU Dash X2 is no different from its predecessor. It brings back the pair of 8- and 2-megapixel cameras alongside a 1.3GHz quad-core engine accompanied by a 1GB-only RAM, while assigned to storage duties is an 8GB memory extendable by up to 64GB. The Dash X2's specs are encased by an anodized aluminum shell with a stipulated pattern on its battery lid.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is a 5.2-inch HD follow-up to the 2015 model of the same name, this time accompanying its so-so 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core engine with a 2GB RAM (instead of just 1.5GB) and a 3100mAh battery power (instead of 2600mAh). Just like the older version, it sports a pair of 13- and 5-megapixel f/1.9 cameras, the front one being accompanied by a frontal LED flash for low-light selfies. Its specs also include NFC, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 16GB memory expandable by up to 128GB.

HTC One S9

HTC's One series continues with the One S9, a 2016 high-class 5-inch Full HD model that runs on MediaTek's Helio X10 64-bit 2GHz octa-core CPU paired up with a 2GB RAM. Its specs include a 13-megapixel camera decked out with an anti-scratch sapphire lens cover and a dual-color LED flash, a Dolby Audio plus HTC BoomSound audio system, and a 16GB memory extendable by up to a whopping 2000GB. This 4G-ready model is powered by a 2840mAh battery and sports a fixed-focus HTC UltraPixel selfie camera with 2-micron pixels.

Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE

The 2016 Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE goes for an entry-level specs list, but crowns it with an 8-megapixel camera that combines multiple pictures to yield 30MP (7552 x 4224 pixels) photos through the Super Resolution mode. This is accompanied by a 16GB memory with 5GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage and a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU paired up with a 2GB RAM. It has a 9.9mm overall thickness that swerves down to 5.4mm and it features a 5-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera. This model runs Android 4.4 KitKat, decorated with the ASUS ZenUI.

LG Stylo 2

A follow-up to the 2015 G Stylo, the Stylo 2 brings back the 5.7-inch HD-720p interface and embedded stylus, but this time offers a 16GB memory and a 13-megapixel FHD-video rear camera. Also part of its specs list are a 3000mAh battery scoring up to 25 hours of talk time, a 5-megapixel selfie cam, and a 1.2GHz quad-core MSM8916 engine accompanied by 2GB of RAM. It offers 4G LTE connectivity and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime

A 5-inch HD Super AMOLED Samsung phone, the 2016 Galaxy Amp Prime's specs include a 16GB memory that you can expand by up to 128GB, a 2600mAh battery scoring a 77-hour music playback period, and a 1.3GHz four-core engine coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. For fist-time users, its Easy Mode app provides a simpler interface and larger-than-usual icons/fonts. It supports 4G LTE networks, but settles for a low-key duo of 5- and 2-megapixel cameras.

HTC 10

HTC's first release since the MWC 2016 is a 5.2-inch Quad HD flagship called the HTC 10, which also offers a 12-megapixel HTC UltraPixel 4K-video-capable f/1.8 main camera and a 5-megapixel 1.34um-pixel selfie cam with Optical Image Stabilization -- one of the first of its kind. Joining its cameras is an audio system decked out with Dolby Audio, HTC's BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, and a 24-bit Hi-Res certification.

Its high-ranking specs list also includes a Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core engine running at 2.2GHz, a 4GB RAM, and a 3000mAh QC3.0 battery. It offers a 64GB/32GB Flex Storage memory expandable by up a whopping 2000GB. This high-end Android reels in speeds of up to 450Mbps on LTE Cat 9 networks and comes with NFC, a fingerprint scanner, as well as a USB Type-C v3.1 port.

Meizu Pro 6

One of Chinese brand Meizu's most-ambitious Androids to date, the 5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED Pro 6 boasts a 3-cluster, 10-core Helio X25 processor, which comes with a 4G RAM and a Mali-T880 graphics chip. It also features the 3D Press pressure-sensing screen technology as well as a 21.16-megapixel main camera rigged with both high-end autofocus types (laser-aided and phase-detection) and a circular two-tone flash.

The Pro 6's specs also include a fingerprint scanner with a 360-degree recognition capability and a 0.2s response time, with a 2560mAh mCharge 3.0 battery residing in the engine room. This 4G-ready model dons a metallic body and captures selfies with a 5-megapixel 5P-lens front-facing camera.

Huawei Y5II

Huawei's 2016 4G-ready Y5II is a sequel to the Y5 that sports a 5-inch HD IPS screen and offers the Easy Key app that lets you assign which function a press, double-press, or press-and-hold gesture on its side button calls up. Its budget-class specs include an 8-megapixel f/2.0 rear camera, a 2-megapixel selfie cam, and a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU assisted by 1GB of RAM. It is powered by a so-so 2200mAh battery and comes with 8GB of on-board memory.

Huawei Y3II

Huawei's Y3II is an entry-level 4.5-inch Android phone (with EMUI 3.1 Lite overlay) that tries to make up for its lack in processing potential with Easy Key, which allows you to call up a specific function via its side button, as well as various-colored notifications lights. It offers 4G LTE connectivity, a 2100mAh battery, and a 1GHz CPU accompanied by a 1GB-only RAM. Its specs also include a pair of 5- and 2-megapixel cameras. It is available in colors like Rose Pink and Sand Gold.

Micromax Canvas 6 Pro

An April 2016 addition to Micromax's Canvas family, the high-end Canvas 6 Pro features a 64-bit octa-core 2GHz MediaTek Helio processor accompanied by a more-than-reassuring 4GB RAM. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Gorilla Glass 3 screen, while a 13-megapixel camera with phase-detection autofocus is perched on the opposite side. Also part of this 4G-ready model's specs are a 5-megapixel 4P-lens fixed-focus front camera, a 3000mAh battery, and a bundle of preinstalled applications from Micromax.

Samsung Galaxy Express Prime

Though geared towards a mid-range audience, the Samsung Galaxy Express Prime boasts a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4 finish as well as a 577ppi definition on its 5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, which are reminiscent of the screens of many high-tier 2016 Q1 smartphones. That said, its remaining specs, which include a 16GB memory expandable by up to 128GB and a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU with 1.5GB of RAM, are only of a middle-class caliber. It also settles for 5- and 2-megapixel cameras, but does rely on a decent (as of its release) 2600mAh battery.

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