top The 10 Best Touch Phones 2016 or 2017 Canada

Top 10 Best Canadian Touch Phones 2016 or 2017



Touch phones became all the rage after the first Apple iPhone hit the market in June, 2007. To choose the best touch-screen phones, we select phones with a large touch screen and keep only the best touch phones, according to their average review score.

* By the way, this touch phone best-of also exists for all countries (includes all phones).

#1. The LG G5

Description

This fifth edition of LG's flagship G-series tries to solve the dilemma between metal casings and replaceable batteries with its modular concept, which means that its removable base slides the battery tray out so you can replace its 2800mAh battery.

The G5 also boasts a bundle of premium-class specs, including a 5.3-inch Quad HD (1440p) IPS Quantum display that scores a blinding 800nit brightness (many of its rivals settle for 400-500 nits). Additionally, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 2.1GHz CPU alongside 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 graphics, while its 32GB on-board storage can go up to a gigantic 2000GB capacity via its microSD card support. Another pro for this MWC 2016 model is its dual-rear-camera concept (16- and 8-megapixel cams), with features like 8x digital zooming, 135-degree wide angle shooting, and laser autofocus in tow.

Finishing touches include a trendy USB Type-C interface, a fingerprint reader, and an 8-megapixel front-facing sub-camera for selfies.

Touch-phone-related specs

  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440
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#2. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
Average Star Rating:
86.7%

Description

Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact takes some hits to its display (4.6-inch HD) and RAM (2GB), but it similarly gives you access to a 23-megapixel pulsed LED flash camera with hybrid autofocus, a Snapdragon 810 processing chip (64-bit octa-core), and LTE Cat 6 networks -- up to 300Mbps download speeds. Its power key stealthily hides a fingerprint scanner, while the rest of its fuselage is made waterproof and dust-tight by its IP65/68 rugged certifications. The remainder of its ultra-high-end spec sheet includes a 5-megapixel selfie cam, a 2700mAh battery, and a 32GB memory with a 200GB microSD support.

Touch-phone-related specs

  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 720
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#3. The iPhone 6S Plus

Photo of the iPhone 6S Plus.
Average Star Rating:
86%

Description

The 2015 iPhone 6S Plus takes after its predecessor (iPhone 6 Plus) in terms of its 5.5-inch screen, though this time, the 3D Touch technology, which enables new touch gestures based on the pressure applied, is at the ready. Similar to the 6S (4.7-inch), it upgrades the previous models' primary camera from 8 megapixels on a Full HD capacity to 12 megapixels with a premium-class 4K video option in tow.

The iPhone 6S Plus's frame, which is 0.2mm thicker than the previous one, is a bitter bite out of this Apple release, but at least a more-advanced A9 CPU chip resides within. Speaking of advancement, its selfie shooter is now a 5-megapixel HD FaceTime camera, using the display's 500nit brightness as its own Retina flash.

The 6S Plus also adds Rose Gold to 6 Plus's color palette (+), a coating that only a handful of flagship devices don as of 2015 Q4.

Touch-phone-specific features

  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
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#4. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
Average Star Rating:
82.3%

Description

Sony puts their Xperia Z5 at a premium (as if it was not already) with the 5.5-inch Z5 Premium, which is one of the world's first 4K Ultra HD smartphones, boasting a 3840 x 2160 resolution on a whopping 806ppi. It also amps up the Z5's battery power to 3430mAh (with QC2.0), while sporting a similar 23-megapixel 4K main camera rigged with a pulsed LED flash and hybrid autofocus. The PS4 Remote Play app for gamers comes back, too.

On the outside, the Xperia Z5 Premium sports a waterproof casing and a fingerprint-integrated power key, while on the inside, it operates on a 64-bit octa-core (2GHz + 1.5GHz) CPU coupled with an Adreno 430 graphics unit. Its 32GB internal memory can be topped-up by up to 200GB.

Touch-phone-specific specifications

  • Screen resolution: 3840 x 2160
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#5. The LG V10

Description

Kicking off a flagship family outside of LG's G-series, the 5.7-inch QHD V10 introduces a few innovative technologies. One being its Second Screen feature (2.1-inch IPS Quantum 160 x 1040/513ppi), another being 5-megapixel dual selfie cameras, supporting shots of up to 120 degrees without any tweaks or accessories.

LG also satisfies us with the V10's array of premium-class specs, which include a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core CPU, a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, and a 64GB memory expandable by up to 2TB. LG's Manual Video Mode also makes its debut alongside a fingerprint detector, a Hi-Fi DAC, and a 3-microphone system. A 16-megapixel f/1.8 4K camera tops off its offering, while a shock-proof Dura Guard frame houses its entire profile.

Touch-phone-specific specifications

  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440
Full specs

#6. The Sony Xperia X

Description

One of several Xperia X models unveiled by Sony during the MWC 2016, the 5-inch Curved TRILUMINOS Xperia X banks on a 23-megapixel rear camera with a pulse LED flash and predictive hybrid autofocus, a 13-megapixel selfie shooter with a low-light sensor, and Sony's trademark PS4 Remote Play application. Also on board are specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 64-bit processor, a 3GB RAM, and a 64GB memory (32GB for single-SIM version) expandable by up to 200GB. Additionally, the Xperia X joins other high-end Androids with its fingerprint technology and 2620mAh battery, the latter rigged with Qnovo Adaptive Charging. It rolls out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow preloaded and is available in colors like Rose Gold as well as Lime Gold.

Touch-phone-specific specifications

  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
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#7. The Microsoft Lumia 950

Description

Stepping up to a flagship-tier plate is Microsoft's 2015 Lumia 950, a 5.2-inch QHD Windows 10 phone that can scale up its display onto an external monitor via the Microsoft Display Dock, consequently allowing you to use accessories like a mouse and a keyboard for work. This hexa-core (1.8GHz) Lumia also forgoes a fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello Beta, which lets you unlock the device by looking directly at the screen.

Another major spec is the 950's 20-megapixel 4K camera with a triple LED natural flash, a relatively fresh facet as of 2015 Q4. Finishing it off is a USB Type-C connector and support for wireless charging (3000mAh battery).

Touch-phone-related features

  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440
Full specs

#8. The Samsung Galaxy S6

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Average Star Rating:
85.8%

Description

The MWC 2015 marks Samsung's unveiling of their 6th Galaxy-S flagship, which lists several innovations under the Korean brand's belt.

Its premium-class specs include a 14nm eight-core 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor, a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a Universal Flash Storage 2.0 memory -- a combination of the SSD and eMMC memory types. The S6 also comes with a built-in wireless charging standard, promising 4 hours of battery life after being docked for just 10 minutes on its charging pad. The Samsung Pay mobile payment system headlines its software offering.

Up front, we found a Super AMOLED 5.1-inch Quad HD Gorilla Glass 4 screen alongside its 5-megapixel selfie cam, while a 16-megapixel 4K-recording camera sits on its back side.

Touch-phone-specific features

  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440
Full specs

#9. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Description

One of two MWC 2016 releases from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 edge boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD always-on Super AMOLED display crowned by the previous Edge model's Edge Screen technology. Its innovative interface is accompanied by a bevy of flagship-class specs, such as a 64-bit 14nm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and 64GB of UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage) memory that can go up to 200GB via microSD.

This model, along with the plain Galaxy S7, also introduced the Dual Pixel camera technology (12-megapixel 4K rear camera), which rigs the pixels on its image sensor with two photodiodes each, instead of just one, for potentially faster and more-accurate focusing. Also on board are Samsung's trademark Samsung Pay mobile payment app, a fingerprint recognition system, and a 3600mAh battery enabled for both WPC and PMA wireless charging. Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium are among the S7 edge's color options.

Touch-phone-specific features

  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1440
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#10. The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

A picture of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL.
Average Star Rating:
84.3%

Description

Similarly lined up for an after-purchase upgrade to the Windows Phone OS 10, the 5.7-inch Cortana-equipped Lumia 640 XL is the 640's more capable big brother. Several of its specs differ from that of the 5-inch model, including the 3000mAh battery, 13-megapixel ZEISS optics rear camera, and 5-megapixel Skype-integrated selfie cam.

Over on the hardware department, it mimics the 640 with its 1.2GHz quad-core engine, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal memory expandable to up to 128GB via microSD. The XL also comes in two variants: dual-SIM 3G and dual-SIM LTE.

Touch-phone-related features

  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 720
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