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 S5 Neo and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. 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) and the Galaxy Note5.

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#1. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo picture.
Average Rating:
95%



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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#2. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus picture.
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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#3. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge picture.
Average Rating:
86.6%



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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#4. The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Samsung Galaxy Note5 picture.
Average Rating:
84.7%



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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#5. The Samsung Galaxy S6

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Average Rating:
83.8%



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 J5

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy J5.
Average Rating:
88.3%



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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#7. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.
Average Rating:
86.8%



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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#8. The Samsung Galaxy S7

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

Samsung built around the premium-tier specs of the Galaxy S6 for its MWC 2016 Galaxy S7, a 5.1-inch Quad HD always-on-screen flagship equipped with the 14nm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core (2.1GHz + 1.6GHz) processor, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a 64GB UFS 2.0 memory with an up-to-200GB top-up memory support...

Key features:

  • 12-megapixel (Dual Pixel) camera
  • Dual 2.15GHz + Dual 1.6GHz (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.6GHz for non-US markets) Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (Exynos 8890 for non-US markets) processor
  • 5.1-inch Always-on Super AMOLED display
  • Special features: WPC- And PMA-compatible Wireless Charging, Internal cooling system

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#9. The Samsung Galaxy J2

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy J2.
Average Rating:
96%



Description:

Samsung's Galaxy J2 its an entry-level 4.7-inch Super AMOLED Android that works with 4G LTE networks, with the complementary Ultra Data Saving software tagging along for Opera users (But other browsers, like mobile Chrome, also behave similarly)...

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#10. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos.
Average Rating:
84%



Description:

Merely adding a second SIM card slot to the 2015 Galaxy Note5, this Duos edition brings back its sibling's 5.7-inch (Super AMOLED) Quad HD screen alongside the S Pen accessory as well as its eight-core (Exynos 7420) plus 4GB RAM processing setup...

What We Like:

  • A 16-megapixel 4K camera is surely a pro for any 2015 Android
  • As of its release, a 4GB RAM is the highest possible capacity for mobile devices
  • Its 5.7-inch screen decorated with a 2K resolution, a Gorilla Glass 4 finish, and the S Pen, is one of the brand's most advanced yet

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