Best Sprint Android phones April 2016



Android phones are direct competitors of the iPhone, offering the same kind of experience with tons of apps and a large and multi-touch touch-screen. Contrary to the iPhone, however, Android smartphones rely on an open-source operating system and can be manufactured by various manufacturers and you'll see Motorola Android phones, Samsung and a lot of HTC Android smartphones, to name a few. This list computes the best Sprint Android phones based on multiple reviews.

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#1.

#1. Samsung Galaxy S6 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)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge potentially handles multitasking better than other premium-class devices with its 3GB LPDDR4 RAM capacity
  • Special: it cuts the conventional 20nm processor size down to 14nm, promising an up to 20 percent performance enhancement over larger CPU chips
  • Imaging: it records videos in a 3820 x 2160 pixel resolution (aka 4K or Quad HD) with its 16-megapixel rear camera, joining other ultra high-end models imaging-wise




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#2.

#2. Samsung Galaxy S6
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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 Noted:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S6 runs on a 14nm octa-core processor with 64-bit architecture that is likely more efficient compared to conventional 20nm chips
  • Special: it combines the eMMC (smartphones) and SSD (PCs) memory types to create its Universal Flash Storage 2.0, promising faster data transfer speeds than older storage technologies
  • Imaging: it boasts one of the most capable back-facing cameras among Samsung flagships at 16 megapixels, with Optical Image Stabilization and Tracking AF among its options
  • Connectivity: it promises up to 620Mbps data rates on 4G LTE Cat6, which is one of the fastest speeds you can get out of a smartphone


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#3.

#3. Samsung Galaxy Note5
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Analysis:

With its 16-megapixel Ultra HD (4K) VDIS (Video Digital Imaging Stabilization) main camera (+), Exynos 7420 octa-core 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz 64-bit processor (+), and up to 128GB UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory (+), Samsung's fifth Galaxy Note model is obviously in the same premium department as the brand's 2015 S6 and S6 Edge flagships... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy Note5 ties up with many premium-end models via its split-octa-core Exynos 7420 processor running at 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz respectively
  • Special: it merges the high-speed SSD (used for PCs) and the low-power eMMC (for conventional smartphones) memory types for its Universal Flash Storage (UFS) of up to 128GB
  • Imaging: it rocks a high-end 16-megapixel UHD (4K) camera sprinkled with Video Digital Imaging Stabilization (VDIS), Live Broadcast, and an 8x optical zoom
  • Connectivity: it is one of the first ever smartphones to come with a v4.2 Bluetooth standard, which is apparently faster than older mutations

#4.

#4. HTC One A9
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Analysis:

HTC's One A9, the brand's first Android 6.0 Marshmallow (+) model (with HTC Sense UI), is a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED phone powered by the Snapdragon 617 octa-core 64-bit CPU (+)... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Design: it introduces a new color range from HTC, which includes Opal Silver, Deep Garnet, and Topaz Gold/Acid Gold, among others
  • Imaging: it covers its 13-megapixel camera with a sapphire crystal coating, a highly-durable material used by several other brands too

#5.

#5. HTC One M9
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Analysis:

Building on the design elements of its predecessors, HTC houses the 5-inch One M9's pros and cons inside a dual-tone metal unibody shell (+), which obviously places it among other models in the premium Android market... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The HTC One M9 boasts a Snapdragon 810 64-bit split octa-core processor (two quad-cores) revved in at 2GHz and 1.5GHz respectively
  • Special: it builds its front-facing camera with the HTC UltraPixel technology, for the purpose of taking in more light for crisper selfies
  • Imaging: it slaps an anti-scratch sapphire cover lens onto its 20-megapixel 4K main camera, making it one of the first smartphones to feature such a layer of protection

#6.

#6. LG G4
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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)

Noteworthy:

  • Performance: The LG G4 achieves flagship status on the hardware front with its 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core engine intergrated with X10 LTE
  • Design: it is available in either Brown or Black Genuine Leather on top of its classic Grey (metallic) and White (ceramic) finishes

#7.

#7. LG G Flex2
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Analysis:

The G Flex's 2015 follow-up might be on its way to flagship recognition, as its array of pros and cons suggests a premium Android 5.0 Lollipop model... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The LG G Flex2 matches the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop operating system with a 64-bit processor running on eight CPU cores
  • Special: it naturally regenerates from various scratches and blemishes on its back cover with LG's self healing casing technology
  • Connectivity: it reels in LTE Cat9 data rates of up to 450Mbps (download), the fastest offered by any mobile device as of its release date

#8.

#8. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
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Analysis:

Its Grand name might be a bit too ambitious, as the Galaxy Grand Prime runs on pretty typical mid-range hardware: 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 2600mAh battery... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Imaging: it sports an 85-degree wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera (most others have 70-degree cams), which might capture more of your selfie scenes
  • Connectivity: it lacks LTE connectivity, which is somehow surprising since other Grand models have offered 4G LTE earlier in 2014

#9.

#9. LG G4 Stylus
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Analysis:

Unlike the LG G4, which safely lands on high-end pros-and-cons territory, the pen-equipped (+) G4 Stylus offers note-style usability from a mid-level shelf... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Imaging: it complements its 5-megapixel selfie cam with a virtual flash function, obviously for brighter selfies

#10.

#10. LG Optimus F3
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Description:

Dual-core Android smartphone with a 5-megapixel camera, a flashing LED button for notifications and extra NFC features.

What We Noted:

  • Thickness: 10.1 mm
  • Connectivity: it is equipped with various enhanced NFC technologies such as LG Tag+



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