Top 10 Best Sprint Cell Phones 2016

As of February 2016, 10 phones are featured in our latest best Sprint phones lineup, starting with Apple's 6S, a (a) 4K-video 12-megapixel (iSight) smartphone, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 3840 x 2160 camcorder smartphone. Other best Sprint models include the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the iPhone 6 by Apple.

Sprint can be described as a large CDMA network with a slew of rugged, texting and smart phones.

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

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The iPhone 6S claims an up-to-70% more efficient task-handling performance with its 64-bit A9 CPU (M9 coprocessor), as opposed to the iPhone 6 with its A8 chip
  • Design: it offers a Rose Gold color option this time, primarily so that users can match their purchase to an iWatch of the same color
  • Special: it introduces the 3D Touch pressure-sensitive display technology, which recognizes inputs based on how hard you press the screen
  • Imaging: it finally upgrades the iPhone's main camera resolution from 8 megapixels (sported by the previous three models) to 12, which incidentally boasts a 4K video capability

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#2. Samsung Galaxy S6
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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)


  • 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. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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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


#4. Apple iPhone 6
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Despite Android's obvious dominance in the high-end market, Apple might still turn the tides when it releases new iPhone versions, so let's look at the pros and cons of the iPhone 6... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The Apple iPhone 6 supports 64-bit processing with its A8 engine, joining a handful of Android flagships released during the IFA 2014
  • Design: it revamps the classic iPhone look with a seamless merging of its cover glass and aluminum casing along the edges
  • Special: it aims to replace physical payment mediums (cash or cards) with Apple Pay, an NFC-based digital payment system that allows you to use your iPhone as a mobile wallet


#5. HTC One M9
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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)

Worth mentioning:

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


  • 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. LG G Flex2
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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)

What We Noted:

  • 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. Apple iPhone 6 Plus
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Apple finally escapes the 4-inch display territory with the iPhone 6 Plus' 5.5-inch Retina HD display -- which we assume to be their response to more generous screens from Android-run flagships (HTC One M8, LG G3, etc.)... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Apple iPhone 6 Plus runs on Apple's 64-bit A8 processor, which they pitch to be roughly fifty times faster than the original iPhone hardware -- also likely leveling with Android-based 64-bit engines
  • Design: it sports a sapphire-made (scratch-resistant) cover glass that flows outwards to meet its anodized aluminum rear casing, replacing the more edgy design from previous iPhones
  • Special: it introduces Apple Pay, a mobile payment system that enables your iPhone to act as a mobile wallet -- presumably to facilitate quicker and more secure payments
  • Imaging: it comes with the Focus Pixels camera technology that presumably facilitates faster autofocus, a technology introduced and popularized by modern DSLR cameras


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

Worth mentioning:

  • Imaging: it sports a 13-megapixel Optical Image Stabilization camera that might eliminate the blur and shaking typical of regular smartphone cams


#10. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
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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)

Worth mentioning:

  • 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

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