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Top 10 Best Android Mobile Phones in India (May 2016)

By DigitUpdated 04 - May - 2016

The Digit Top 10 list of best Android smartphones in India lists the best devices for overall usage. Google’s Android operating system accounts for a vast majority in today’s smartphone market. Many Android flagship smartphones come with 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and while you may still be using a Full HD television at home, phones have moved to 2K (or even 4K). The camera quality has also improved massively, and is steadily progressing. Here, we give you a list of the best Android smartphones to buy in India, in 2016. These smartphones offer the right mix of performance and features. Click on each of the recommended top 10 smartphones to read their detailed reviews, and get more information on the best smartphones in India.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

    Samsung is the first company to bring its 2016 flagship smartphone to India. The phone maker has updated the specification sheet, and refined the whole glass and metal design that was introduced with the Galaxy S6 range in 2016. The phone is now waterproof, and allows microSD cards of up to 200GB. Samsung has used an all new Exynos 8890 SoC on the new Galaxy S7 Edge, and there is 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage. It features an AMOLED display with 2560x1440-pixel resolution, but the screen size has been increased from 5.1 inches to 5.5 inches. This has allowed Samsung to increase the battery size from 2600mAh to 3600mAh, which allows it to offer better battery life. The biggest change in the phone, though, is the new 12MP Dual Pixel camera, which shoots amazing photographs even in low light.

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  • Huawei Nexus 6P

    Made by Huawei, the Nexus 6P features a premium aluminium build, and offers storage variants of up to 128GB. Huawei has equipped the smartphone with a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 2560x1440-pixel resolution. It is powered by a well-optimised Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, offering smooth performance. There is a 12.3MP camera at the back, which offers laser-assisted autofocus and shoots really good photographs. Adding to that are the fast fingerprint sensor, an 8MP front camera, a 3450mAh non-removable battery and the goodness of Android Marshmallow the way it is meant to be, and the Huawei Nexus 6P is one of the most complete Android phones out there.

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  • Xiaomi Mi 5

    Xiaomi’s two-year-long wait for the Mi 5 poses a massive upgrade over its previous flagship smartphone in India, the Mi 4. Xiaomi has given it a complete makeover, fusing an incredibly ergonomic body with glass and metal chassis. It has a 5.15-inch display that offers a very well-balanced colour gamut with Full HD resolution. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s present generation chipset, the Snapdragon 820. Only the 3GB RAM-32GB storage variant has been launched in India, which offers fluent performance. The 16MP primary camera has 4-axis OIS, and is a very fast camera module. Also, the 3000mAh battery should last you through the entire day out, comfortably.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 from last year is still one of the faster smartphones around. With a bright, 2K resolution AMOLED panel powering the 5.7-inch display and a smart stylus (S-Pen), the Galaxy Note 5 is an ideal choice for power users. It is powered by the Exynos 7420 SoC, which is still quite fast in comparison to many smartphones processors in use today. The 16MP rear camera is great too, offering sharp images and crisp 4K video recording.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S6

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a year old now, but it still beats a lot of contenders to be fifth in this list. It houses a very good, 16MP camera with OIS, is powered by the Exynos 7420 SoC, and the combination of these two factors makes it an excellent overall device. It features an excellent 5.1-inch AMOLED display panel with 2560x1440-pixel resolution. The glass and metal construction laid foundation for Samsung’s resurgence on the design front. The Galaxy S6 is available in 32GB and 64GB variants, and 3GB of RAM on board handles all kinds of heavy multitasking.

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  • LG Nexus 5X

    A successor to the LG Nexus 5, the Nexus 5X is a reincarnation of the previous, popular smartphone with new interiors. The phone sports a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display that is great to look at. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC that provides stable performance, and the smartphone is available in two storage variants – 16GB and 32GB (we suggest you go for the 32GB variant). In the camera department, the Nexus 5X features a similar setup as the Nexus 6P - 12.3MP primary camera module with laser-assisted autofocus.

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  • Moto X Force

    The Moto X Force has been billed as the world’s first phone with a “shatterproof display”. The smartphone features a 5.4-inch AMOLED display with 2560x1440-pixel resolution. Powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC, it is the most powerful smartphone in Motorola’s lineup, as of now. The performance is good, and the battery life is quite decent. The rear camera is quite competent, and with the latest price drop, this is an excellent proposition. The shatterproof display adds to the prospect.

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  • OnePlus 2

    The self-proclaimed flagship killer for 2015, OnePlus 2, did not quite make the same impact as its predecessor, but is still a very good smartphone. OnePlus took extra precautions to evade the Snapdragon 810’s heating issues, and even added a nice camera to it, thus making this a great value-for-money propositions. The smartphone is now available at a discounted price, and if you are in the market to buy a flagship-class smartphone within a budget, this might be the one to buy.

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  • HTC One A9

    The HTC One A9 has been an exception to HTC’s products of late, that have disappointed in the massively competitive market. With an uncanny similarity to the Apple iPhone 6 in terms of its design, the HTC One A9 is a very good-looking and ergonomic smartphone. It is slim and light, and houses a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 SoC, which, combined with the 3GB of RAM, keeps everything rolling smoothly.

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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

    Prior to the Mi 5, Xiaomi made its comeback with the Redmi Note 3, and how. The Redmi Note 3 beats every smartphone in competition when it comes to performance, and even tallies with devices priced much higher than it. The battery backup is quite good, with the 4000mAh battery pack offering at least 12 hours of usage on single charge. The 16MP rear camera might not be the best, but it should suffice your social photography needs.

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