Top 10 Best Sprint Smartphone Phones 2016

After the introduction of the first iPhone in June, 2007, smartphones became all the rage. Smart phones let you surf the web comfortably on a large screen while waiting at a bus station, they make email on the go almost as easy as on a computer, smartphones make your mobile life easier. But how to choose smartphone phones? Easy. Our top smartphones 2016 by Sprint list facilitates your choice by spotting the best Sprint smartphones in multiple reviews and listing them here, in best rating order.


#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)

What We Noted:

  • 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)

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. 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)


  • 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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