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Best smartphones: Summer 2016

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At TechRadar we check out every phone under the sun, putting the ones that matter through our rigorously vigorous testing process to create our indepth mobile phone reviews.

However, with so many to choose from, we've spent hours whittling them down to a top ten, taking into account the power, specs, design and most importantly: value for money, although we'll always point you in the direction of the latest handsets.

After all, nobody wants to be carting around a phone that won't be getting any updates in a year's time, right?

Here are our rankings for the best smartphones around, currently available in the UK.

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74 COMMENTS

Inspiring Rishab - posted on May 19, 2016 10:48 am

6s should have been in top 3!

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Sahriar Tonmoy - posted on July 26, 2016 8:07 am

i also use iphone but not to show off..people use iphone to show off,,but i
use that because of the performance..

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ben owen - posted on July 26, 2016 8:08 am

+Sahriar Tonmoy I use iPhone too because of performance.

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Inspiring Rishab - posted on July 26, 2016 8:12 am

+Sahriar Tonmoy oh an Indian.. That’s y you bought iPhone right…
Performance is just a clean excuse.. If you really need good performance
then go and use other flagship android phones know…

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Sahriar Tonmoy - posted on July 26, 2016 8:17 am

yup selling the iphone to get s6 edge or zte axon (Hi-Fi sound)..iphone’s
battery sucks..and i used phone mainly for listening to music..the samsung
has close call wth iphone in music comparison..so why iphone now if i can
get same music quality with android also…

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Blackbird - posted on October 7, 2016 8:28 am

cute

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michael kagan - posted on May 19, 2016 11:00 am

Still really liking my Apple iPhone 6S Plus. Always had great performance
but even better with the latest update it really shines.

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ben owen - posted on June 19, 2016 9:36 pm

+Liam Cirge outside of Nexus, Android phones are not a reliable as the
iPhone, especially Samsung when updated.

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Vihar Gandhi - posted on June 20, 2016 1:30 am

it was the case now they have made their software a lot smoother

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ben owen - posted on June 20, 2016 1:39 am

+Vihar Gandhi still not as smooth as a Nexus from what I’ve seen.

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Kronocide - posted on May 19, 2016 11:12 am

The Nexus 6p an decent camera ??????? IT S AWESOME

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ClifFANTASTIC - posted on August 2, 2016 10:13 pm

its alright

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Braxton Meyer - posted on August 4, 2016 1:48 pm

I personally have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge but have watched a few camera
comparisons to know that the Nexus 6P's camera can compete with that of
the Galaxy S7 Edge

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ZRS - posted on August 12, 2016 2:11 am

I agree soooooo much!!

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ZRS - posted on August 12, 2016 2:11 am

I agree soooooo much!!

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Isak Olsson - posted on May 19, 2016 12:12 pm

Where tf is the p9

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Isak Olsson - posted on June 19, 2016 2:43 pm

+Eagle eye Oh, same here! I would save up for a Oneplus 3, I think it’s
still worth the extra cash.

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Mahal Cruz - posted on July 24, 2016 5:28 am

p9 plus aswell!!!!

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Ever J Fonseca - posted on July 30, 2016 9:42 pm

P9 seriously ,, garbage

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Isak Olsson - posted on July 30, 2016 11:57 pm

+Ever J Fonseca y

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Ever J Fonseca - posted on July 31, 2016 11:31 am

+Isak Olsson V:

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E. Vargas - posted on May 19, 2016 7:06 pm

Totally agree with this top 3. So far I have bought two Galaxy S7 edge and
one HTC 10.

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Kitty Chan - posted on June 11, 2016 1:09 am

+Htain Lin Tha I pay in a two year year cycle and Im still happy with the
s7 but ill probably get the s9

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Dan Caloinescu - posted on June 13, 2016 8:48 am

+E. Vargas Since you have the best two phones of the moment could you tell
me which one you preffer. I want to buy one or the other and I don’t which
to pick. What are the pros and cons of each?

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Kermit The Boiii - posted on June 13, 2016 10:13 am

+Dan Caloinescu well I own a s7 and I know a lot about the the 10. The s7
definitely has a better camera and screen. The s7 is also super fast
running tasks no matter what model you get. The HTC 10 has the galaxy beat
in the way of software updates. they guarantee the latest version of
Android within a two week period of it being released. Samsung is very bad
with updates. The ten has a good camera and a comparable screen to the s7.
They are both great phones it just depends what you value more. I like the
s7 for its specs, features, screen, camera, build and more but it is your
decision in the end.

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Paul Many Maga - posted on June 27, 2016 4:54 am

go to s7 bcuz lots of features and its Waterproof
you can Shot video 4k even when you uder the pool

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ClifFANTASTIC - posted on August 2, 2016 10:18 pm

+Paul Many Maga true

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daniel sanders Fulgar - posted on June 9, 2016 3:28 am

All hail the S7 and S7 edge the best smartphone of 2016

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WolfGamer 101 - posted on October 2, 2016 2:16 pm

I was going to buy the 6s plus but it’s camera is bothering me so I got
Samsung s7 edge and I was happy with it very very happy

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Meister Ulair - posted on October 8, 2016 5:32 pm

Until it explodes like a small nuke lol

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DW GAMING - posted on October 21, 2016 3:36 am

Meister Ulair your a fucking idiot arent you only the note 7 explodes not
s7 bitchy apple fun butting in. in our samsung community

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srinag super - posted on December 3, 2016 9:34 am

from first i love samsung but now hands down for most amazing phone s7
iph was giving a competation but iph7 flopped and S8 will be a huge sucess
coming year for sure!

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Zainab Al-Bahadly - posted on June 17, 2016 8:58 pm

the iphone 6s plus has the best battery here? lol but in one of ur own
videos, you tested the battery of 6 of these and iphone battery was the
worst! lol

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Yan - posted on July 23, 2016 1:21 am

ahh, i see. i just bought my iphone 6s today but will keep my Oppo R7s but
hopefully iphone 7 or 7 pro will be good if not maybe after my iphone 6s
gets old ill go to samsung next year

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Jordan95 HD - posted on August 16, 2016 2:39 am

Bro, the Xperia X can get you the maximum of 3 days battery life with
moderate use…

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Slade Wilson - posted on August 18, 2016 6:31 am

It is..the 6s is bad though

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Don Drapper - posted on August 18, 2016 6:55 am

galaxy a9 pro 6 is the best battery now. 1080p for 5000mah

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wat Pipi - posted on October 9, 2016 11:57 pm

yup

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Adam B - posted on July 19, 2016 3:14 am

DID YOU SAY THAT THE 6S PLUS HAS THE BEST BATERRY LIFE OF ANY PHONE?!?!
DISLIKE!

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himanshu khetan - posted on August 7, 2016 3:17 am

he probably meant any iPhone

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James Jame - posted on August 28, 2016 5:29 am

Best battery on a smartphone right now is oukitel k10000 which has 10000mah
of battery iPhone 6s Plus only has 2750mah

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Yan - posted on July 22, 2016 6:30 am

I would of put 1. S7 Edge 2. iPhone 6s 3. HTC 10 4. P9 5. 6P I’m using a
oppo r7s and I love it but my other phone is a 6s which I also love :)

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Akhil Michael - posted on July 24, 2016 8:49 am

where the hell is the gs7

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Yan - posted on July 24, 2016 8:48 pm

+Akhil Michael In my opinion the normal gs7 is not cool like its edge 🙂
edge has better curves 🙂 just my opinion! I have Oppo R7s, Iphone 6s and a
Galaxy S7 edge in my family and i think S7 edge and Iphone 6s is better
than normal gs7 🙂

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Pokemon Punch - posted on August 8, 2016 11:13 am

+Yan But you don’t have the s7.. it’s nearly the same as the s7 edge

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Smith Carter - posted on August 2, 2016 2:04 am

Which phone shoud I buy; Iphone 6, Sony Xperia z5 or Samsung galaxy edge
s6?

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viza haran - posted on October 8, 2016 6:50 am

I can try

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sarmad kazmi - posted on October 19, 2016 11:05 am

smith carter you should buy samsung galaxy s6 edge because it is being
number in 2015 for many reasons because it has better camera better
resolution and it is cheap campare to iphone what is iphone nothing just an
expensive metal piece.

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sarmad kazmi - posted on October 19, 2016 11:06 am

lol teamtaylorsswift thats why apple drop to number 3 beaten by samsung .

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MAC_CAB - posted on November 14, 2016 2:18 pm

ive got a s6 and its one of the worst phones I’ve ever had, the software
makes it slow, the chassis is so thin and weak (ive dropped it once
creating a crack at the top) and just some flat out weird design choices
makes it quite weird

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Chloe Pie - posted on December 1, 2016 7:05 am

+Sapphire Crystal but the s7 edge has a better camera

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gunzchad - posted on August 5, 2016 12:28 pm

Guys I need some help, I want to get a new phone but the new iPhones seem
so overpriced, are there any phones that have similar specs but cheaper?

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Pokemon Punch - posted on August 8, 2016 11:11 am

s7!

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jacob thomas - posted on August 11, 2016 1:03 pm

In reality most phones above the Moto G 3rd Gen range don`t experience real
world lag. Maybe in Highly intensive 3d games, but who plays Modern Combat
5 on their phones? Exactly. Nobody.

Go for a Moto X Pure. I have it, I love it.

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Qais Albalkhi - posted on August 18, 2016 2:07 am

Guys I like the LG G5 but unfortunately I cant afford it . Is the LG G4
good choice ?

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Qais Albalkhi - posted on September 8, 2016 2:44 am

+Stan Lee You can’t check the specs . Do not judge a book from its cover .

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xchopperx - posted on September 17, 2016 11:44 am

Nope lg G4 is so bad. I have a lot of problems with mine

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Qais Albalkhi - posted on September 21, 2016 12:12 pm

+xchopperx Whats wrong with it ?

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Muawiya Abdulrehman Sheikh - posted on September 23, 2016 12:48 pm

I say the “LG v10” will be good or Sony “Xperia z5 Premium” .
i would take the v10.

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〈InsertNameHere〉 - posted on September 23, 2016 9:43 pm

oneplus3 for budget, S7 or Note7 for high end. Simple as that.

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Marvin Parker - posted on September 16, 2016 9:33 pm

What is a good phone to buy I’m getting a phone tomorrow and I don’t know
what to get my parents will buy me tomorrow I want a phone that i that is
doesn’t cost too much have good resolution and good performance please
reply

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Muhammad Syazlan - posted on September 16, 2016 11:43 pm

S7 ????

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Ahmer Malik - posted on September 17, 2016 10:30 am

iPhone 7 obviously x

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xchopperx - posted on September 17, 2016 11:44 am

S7 edge or 6s plus

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〈InsertNameHere〉 - posted on September 23, 2016 9:39 pm

Definitely OnePlus3 for a budget phone. Really good phone for its value.
It’s a flagship destroyer at a cheap price.

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Will Tilly - posted on October 13, 2016 5:28 am

Pandajino your carrier may give you a free s7 edge if you switch s7 edge is
the best phone ever

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CleverCanary - posted on November 2, 2016 9:39 am

P9+, S7 edge or HTC 10? Can’t decide…

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Yt 7성 - posted on November 6, 2016 2:34 pm

CleverCanary wait until blue s7edge come out

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Vidar Bäckman - posted on December 5, 2016 9:30 am

Yt 7성 The blue one wont come out so its more worth to buy sony xperia xz
because it has better canera and faster and it has blue colour

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Сергей Москалев - posted on November 2, 2016 2:27 pm

Excellent smartphones. My dream one of them. But it is a pity for money.
Now I watch the Chinese Uhans A101 with 4G, the good battery and the
Android 6.0 with 2 of these cards for 60USD. Who has a judgement concerning
the Chinese smartphones?

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Zach Gameing - posted on November 21, 2016 10:42 pm

I will go 6s

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Doron Nazar - posted on November 24, 2016 4:50 am

where the note 5 at

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Beatryxa7 - posted on November 26, 2016 11:46 pm

A mobile should last more than a decade, contamination and depletion of the
earth resources is terrible

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L G - posted on December 19, 2016 7:49 am

1st at iPhone absolutely…
iPhone desing in CALIFORNIA
samsung desing in CHINA

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