With the festive season approaching we decided to bring top 10 best-selling smartphones of 2016 for our techlicious readers in order to give them one more reason to go shopaholic and grab these amazing gadgets. After-all we live in a digital age where technology is the core hence we need to be upgraded all the time. These cool devices proved to the most successful smartphones, here we bring you the reasons why:
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge:
The new addition in Galaxy family undoubtedly is the heart-throb device in looks as well as in performance. Provided with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 4, TouchWiz UI and sleek Curved edge screen, a robust look comes in handy with the device or as defined by Samsung where metal meets the glass. Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop) makes it a super performer that too with a 1.5GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. The device sports a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory but no micro SD card slot available in it. Another feature that makes it a bang on device is its camera, a 16MP rear and 5MP front camera with extremely beautiful HD quality touch and other camera features like wide-angle selfie options completes this package. Other than that it comes with wi-fi, wi-fi hotspot, bluetooth facilities like all other galaxy family devices but flaunts a powerful 2600 mAH non removable Li-ion battery.
Apple iPhone 6 and 6Plus:
These models flaunt a glass front beautifully curved into all-metal sides. The new smartphones offer the 4.7-inch for iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus showcase diagonal screens with “Retina HD” displays. The new screens offer broader viewing angles, and both the phones have higher contrast ratios (iPhone 6 – 1400:1, iPhone 6 Plus 1300:1). Both the new devices are powered by an especially Apple-designed 64-bit A8 processing chip to give them an extraordinary speed. Both the devices flaunt an 8MP iSight camera with 1.5-micron pixels and a f/2.2 aperture. The new camera features an all-new ‘Focus Pixels sensor’ to sense light in order to shift auto focus swiftly. The devices also poses exposure control i.e. the ability to lighten or darken a photo as one’s taking along with better face detection, and automatic image stabilization. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus both offer brilliantly improved 1810 mAh Li-ion battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
Another flagship device by Samsung is gaining incredibly in the smartphones market reason being the amazing features it provides to the consumers. Once again the protection by Corning Gorilla glass 4, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors in a 5.7inch display wins heart via looks only. Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.1 (Lollipop) is another feature that makes us hope higher that too when wrapped with a powerful 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Like Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, this device too sports a 3 GB RAM and 32GB internal storage but do have an external microSD slot. the camera it sports is much like note 3, 16MP rear and 3.7 MP front camera. Another interestingly amazing feature added to this device is 3220mAH removable battery.
Another best-selling device came from the well established Unites States phone maker Motorola. Motorola Moto X smartphone comes with 4.70-inch 720×1280 display powered by 1.7GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and 10-megapixel rear camera 2MP front camera. it sports a 2200mAh battery with a nice stand up timings. The OS sports Android 4.2 Jelly bean although the next 2nd generation Moto X upgrades to Lollipop.
HTC One M9:
This device rocks the market single-handedly on the basis of its 20 MP rear camera. With such an amazing camera other features act as icing on the cake. The device sports a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5 inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop). it poses a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage accompanied by an external card slot. This package gets completed with a 2840 mAH battery.
Motorola Nexus 6:
Motorola Google Nexus 6 smartphone comes with a 5.96-inch, 1440×2560 display powered by 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor alongside 3GB RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera and 2MP front camera. It flaunts a powerful 3220mAH battery. The device boosts on Android v5.0 (lollipop).
Nokia Lumia 930:
Another flagship device in the list, Nokia Lumia 930 smartphone comes with 5.00-inch,1080×1920 px display powered by 2.2GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and 20-megapixel rear camera and 1.2 MP front camera. It poses a 2GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. The device sports a 2420 mAH battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge:
Since Samsung is currently world’s biggest smartphone maker, it is supposed to lead this list of best sellers. Another best seller of this year is Samsung Galaxy Note Edge that comes with a 5.60-inch, 1600×2560 display. It is powered by a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor alongside 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and external SD card slot. It flaunts a 16-megapixel rear camera with a 3.7 MP front camera. The devices runs on Android v4.4 (Jelly Bean) using a 3000mAH battery.
One plus One:
One of the amazingly surprise sales were of this very device which won the hearts of users with its complete package performance that too in quite low price. OnePlus One comes with 5.50-inch 1080×1920 display powered by 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor alongside 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It poses a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 5MP front camera. It works on a CyanogenMod 11S OS which makes it different and smooth from windows or Android devices. It boosts a 3100mAH battery.
An extremely amazing affordable phone for middle class people is the true reason behind the humongous success of Moto G. Motorola Moto G flaunts a 4.50-inch, 720×1280 display powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor alongside 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Although it poses just a 5MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera, its rest features overpowers this small drawback. This device runs on Android v4.3 OS in compatibility with 2070 mAH Battery.
These devices proved to be everything a user can ask from a smartphone and hence turned out to be the best sellers. With all their amazing features and their own style and performance they became heartthrobs of the Indian Population.
Kendra Kroll says
If anyone wants the physical sizes for these, I made a list below 🙂
Good news! ALL will fit in an XL PortaPocket, so then you can WEAR ’em (though not all at the same time 😉
1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: 5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 in
2. Apple iPhone 6 and 6Plus: 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in (6); 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 in (6Plus)
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 4: 6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 in
4 . Moto X: 5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in
5. HTC One M9: 5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 in
6. Motorola Nexus 6: 6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 in
7. Nokia Lumia 930: 5.39 x 2.80 x 0.39 in
8. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: 5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 in
9. One Plus One: 6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 in
10. Moto G: 5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 in
Rahul Agarwal says
Thanks Kendra. For taking the time to find these details. Will try to incorporate these details into the post. I would love to someday review how my Moto G fits into PortaPocket. Till then, ‘Say Hi, whenever you see TopTenGuy’.
Felix Pascal says
I agree with you. The Moto G is very amazing with its functions.
Rahul Agarwal says
And a decent price not to forget @Felix.