Top 10 Best Samsung Cell Phones 2016

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Two phones throne first of our best Samsung phones 2016 right now: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy J5. Further down the list, you will find other top-rated phones offered by Samsung, the largest phone maker, which sells both regular phones and smartphones, including the well-known Galaxy S series (some of their best include the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus) and the Galaxy S6 Active.

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#1. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Average Rating:
88.2%



Description:

Its 5.1-inch dual-curved Gorilla Glass 4 display might be the Edge's only edge over the Galaxy S6, which is similarly powered by a 14nm 64-bit octa-core processor (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) and a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM...

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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#2. The Samsung Galaxy J5

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy J5.
Average Rating:
93%



Description:

One of two June 2015 Galaxy J models from Samsung, the Galaxy J5 is the smaller and less advanced variant, sporting a 5-inch HD screen...

What We Like:

    Its 13- and 5-megapixel camera duo is one of its most advanced specs

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#3. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Average Rating:
87.5%



Description:

Following-up the S6 Edge and resembling the 2015 Note5, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Android sporting two curved edges, a relatively fresh spec from Samsung...

What We Like:

  • Adding fingerprint authentication to the Samsung Pay app obviously makes it more secure
  • As of its release, the S6 Edge Plus is one of only two models sporting dual-curved-edge displays
  • Its 16-megapixel 4K VDIS camera is one of the most advanced cameras on the market
  • Not many upscale Androids have Gorilla Glass 4 protection on both their front (screen) and back ends

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#4. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.
Average Rating:
88.8%



Description:

Samsung's flagship gets a rugged makeover with the Galaxy S6 Active, sporting a similar 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen...

What We Like:

  • Its 3500mAh battery power is one of the highest capacities we have seen from Samsung
  • The premium-class specs of the S6, housed in a water- and dust-proof shell, sound like a bargain

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#5. The Samsung Galaxy S6

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Average Rating:
84.8%



Description:

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

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. The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Samsung Galaxy Note5 picture.
Average Rating:
82.7%



Description:

Taking after the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge's top-line profile, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 banks on an S-Pen-rigged 5.7-inch Quad HD screen (with Gorilla Glass 4 protection), an Exynos 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz eight-core processing system with 4GB of RAM, as well as 16- and 5-megapixel VDIS cameras...

What We Like:

  • It is one of the earliest smartphones to offer Bluetooth v4.2
  • Its 4GB RAM adds it to the rather short list of smartphones that share the spec
  • Mixing the eMMC and SSD memory types (Universal Flash Storage) is an innovative feature introduced by the S6 models
  • The Video Digital Imaging Stabilization feature fittingly matches its high-end 16-megapixel rear sensor

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#7. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I.
Average Rating:
100%



Description:

Roughly the same model as the 2013 Galaxy S4 mini, the I9195I (S4 mini 2015) offers a similar 4.3-inch qHD interface, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 1.5GB RAM...

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#8. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo picture.
Average Rating:
85%



Description:

As the hype over their 2015 flagship S6 models was settling, Samsung quietly pitched the Galaxy S5 Neo, which is a version of the 2014 Galaxy S5 equipped with a 1.6GHz octa-core CPU (2GB RAM) and a 5-megapixel selfie camera (up from 2 megapixels)...

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#9. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Average Rating:
86.7%



Description:

Samsung's S Pen-equipped sub-series moves forward with the Galaxy Note 4, a clear attempt at another premium seat for the Korean brand...

What We Like:

  • A 2.7GHz clock speed is considerably high, especially when running on four CPU cores
  • The Quad HD display adds it to the short list of models that share the feature (as of its release)

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#10. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge picture.
Average Rating:
81.6%



Description:

Samsung unveils a pretty novel design in the Galaxy Note Edge...

What We Like:

  • The S Pen - and its features - might make multitasking more convenient
  • The curved Edge screen design is obviously a fresh feature for the smartphone market

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