top The 10 Best Sprint Android Smartphones July 2016

Top 10 Best Sprint Android Phones July 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.

* To compare some of these phones, just select the compare box under the picture and click compare at the bottom of the list.

#1.

#1. LG G5
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Analysis:

Not only is LG's 2016 G5 one of the first major-brand smartphones to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.1GHz quad-core processor (+), it is also among the earliest metal-framed models to offer battery interchangeability via a modular design concept (+), though it could have done better than a 2800mAh in-box battery (-)... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The LG G5 relies on a 4GB RAM, a Snapdragon 820 2.1GHz four-core engine, and an Adreno 530 graphics chip for its potentially-premium performance
  • Special: it is crafted with a changeable module that allows you to slide the battery tray out and plug a fresh battery in, which is LG's solution to the lack of replaceable batteries among metal-clad smartphones
  • Imaging: it promises premium-class imaging with its 16-megapixel f/1.8 4K-video camera, decorated with an 8x digital zooming function (0.5x zoom out), laser autofocus, and a dual LED flash






#2.

#2. 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)

Noteworthy:

  • 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


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#3.

#3. 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)

Noteworthy:

  • 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

#4.

#4. 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

#5.

#5. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
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Analysis:

Unveiled during the MWC 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge boasts an always-on Quad HD Super AMOLED 5.5-inch display that flows outwards onto its edges, a design concept that Samsung calls Edge Screen (+)... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge rocks a more promising hardware setup than its predecessor, in the form of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 64-bit 14nm CPU, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and an Adreno 530 GPU
  • Special: it joins the S6 models and its plain S7 sibling in offering the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 technology (64GB maximum native memory), which is marketed as a more-efficient alternative to the conventional eMMC storage type
  • Imaging: it claims to focus as quickly and as accurately as the human eye with the Dual Pixel camera technology offered by its 12-megapixel 4K primary camera

#6.

#6. 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

#7.

#7. 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

#8.

#8. 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

#9.

#9. Samsung Galaxy S7
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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)

Noteworthy:

  • Special: it has two photodiodes on its pixels (instead of one) through the Dual Pixel camera technology, which means that its 12-megapixel camera potentially focuses quicker and more-accurately than conventional solutions
  • Connectivity: it promises up to 450Mbps maximum data speeds on LTE Cat 9 networks, which is blazing fast when compared to the 300Mbps and 150Mbps max data rates scored by many of its rivals

#10.

#10. 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



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