Top 10 Best Fido Cell Phones 2016



Two phones throne first of our best Fido phones 2016 right now: The Galaxy S5 Neo by Samsung (a rugged smartphone) and the iPhone 6S (a 4K smartphone). Further down the list, you will find other good phones offered by Fido (a low-cost Canadian GSM network targetting young users), such as a 3840 x 2160 camcorder smartphone by Apple (the iPhone 6S Plus) and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, a 3840 x 2160 camcorder smartphone.

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#1. Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (Samsung S5 Neo Galaxy)

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Analysis:

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo has something new over the 2014 S5 (quad-core 2.5GHz) in the form of its 1.6GHz octa-core CPU (+), which could also be a con, as some people prefer higher clock speeds over more operating cores... (more)

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#2. iPhone 6S (Apple A1633)

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Analysis:

Following Apple's S-version tradition, the iPhone 6S rocks a few tweaks over the base model, but no major overhauls... (more)

What We Like:

  • As of its release, fingerprint authentication is all the rage among premium-class smartphones
  • Its 3D Touch technology is an ultra-high-end spec if we've ever seen one
  • Its Live Photos option, which animates completely-still captures, is quite an interesting mechanism
  • Many users might be glad to know that Apple finally bids goodbye to the 8-megapixel camera via the 6S's 12-megapixel 4K main cam

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#3. iPhone 6S Plus (iPhone 6S+)

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Analysis:

Boasting pros like a 3D Touch technology (pressure-sensing screen) (+), a 12-megapixel 4K-video camera with True Tone flash (+), and a 64-bit A9 CPU with an M9 coprocessor on its chip (+), the iPhone 6S Plus is the most capable iPhone as of its release... (more)

What We Like:

  • Apple diehards will surely love the 4K video technology finally coming to the iPhone
  • As of its September 2015 unveiling, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are among only a few models that boast pressure-sensitive screens
  • Its Live Photos feature is a chic amalgam of still photos, GIFs, and videos
  • Its fingerprint-based TouchID is one of the most secure phone-unlocking mechanisms on the market

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#4. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (Samsung GS6 Edge)

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Analysis:

While the premium-tier market has rapidly heated up early on in 2015, the Galaxy S6 Edge's dual curved Gorilla Glass 4 screen (+) might make its list of pros and cons sound more favorable compared to that of its competitors, as it is the first smartphone fitted with such a perk... (more)

What We Like:

  • Being able to pay for transactions with your phone (Samsung Pay) sounds quite handy
  • Its dual curved Gorilla Glass 4 screen makes it stand out among premium Androids in terms of design
  • Merging the eMMC and SSD memory types into its UFS 2.0 storage is a step forward for smartphones in general

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#5. Samsung Galaxy S6 (Samsung S6 Galaxy)

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Analysis:

Not having the dual-edged screen (+) might be a minor con against its Edge sibling, but the Samsung Galaxy S6 still comes with a premium-class array of pros and cons... (more)

What We Like:

  • Being able to function without NFC might make Samsung Pay better than Apple's version, if Samsung's word holds true
  • Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 anti-scratch technology debuts with this device
  • Its inbuilt wireless charging capability is the first of its kind
  • Its relatively small 14nm 64-bit CPU chip might translate to a smoother performance compared to previous Samsung flagships

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#6. Samsung Galaxy S7 (Samsung GS7)

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Analysis:

Just like LG's MWC 2016 G5 flagship, Samsung's Galaxy S7 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.1GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core processor (+) (for US and most western markets) with 4G of LPDDR4 RAM (+), though they did not come without a couple of minor cons... (more)

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#7. LG G4 (LG H815)

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Analysis:

At a glance, the 5.5-inch Quad HD (+) LG G4 looks like a blend of the G3 and the G Flex2... (more)

What We Like:

  • Its 2TB microSD support outstrips even the built-in memories of most mid-range laptops
  • Its 5.1 Lollipop OS is the latest version of Android available as of its release
  • Its Brown and Black leather options are rather classy finishes
  • With its IPS Quantum screen, the G4 potentially enables more vivid visuals compared to older LG flagships

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#8. Huawei G8

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Analysis:

The metal-clad (90% metal design) (+) Huawei G8 fits a fingerprint-based user ID (+), a sapphire-lens 13-megapixel rear camera (+), and a 2.5D Cambered Glass 5.5-inch Full HD screen into its collection of pros and cons, with dual network antennas (+) in the mix, too... (more)

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#9. ZTE Axon (ZTE A1PB)

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Analysis:

ZTE might have had more than the usual number of designers brainstorm for the Axon, as this 5.5-inch CGS-WQHD Gorilla Glass 3 (+) Android gets a clear high-end message across... (more)

What We Like:

  • As of July 2015, the Axon's 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual-lens rear camera architecture is relatively rare
  • Its CGS display technology claims to be significantly better than the LTPS variant
  • The complementary JBL earphones adds a pretty nice touch to its Hi-Fi sound system

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#10. LG G3 (LG D855)

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Analysis:

A premium LG phone outside of the Optimus series? Our scrutiny of the LG G3's pros and cons seems to say so... (more)

What We Like:

  • The 13-megapixel OIS camera, presumably for sharper and better-quality images/video captures
  • The 2.5GHz 4-core chip that doubles up the speed of most mid-level Androids (at least on paper)
  • The up-to-2TB memory expansion, which is among the highest capacities we have observed in the market

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