Best Mobile Phones in India (May) 2016

By DigitUpdated 02 - May - 2016

As technology moves forward and smartphones are become more powerful, their ability to do more has increased. In recent times, flagship smartphones are featuring almost 4GB of DDR4 RAM which is equivalent to the RAM size on a normal laptop. While you may be using a 1080p Television at home, the screen resolution on the top tier smartphones have moved onto 2K. Not just that, the camera quality is coming nearer to DSLRs with each new smartphone. However, all these phone do come at premium price. So, here are the top 10 phones you can buy in India. Our list of the Best Phones to buy in India in for May 2016, offers the right mix of performance and features. Click on each of the recommended top 10 smartphone to read detailed reviews and get more information on the best smartphones in India.




Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung is the first company to bring its flagship smartphone to India. The phone maker has updated the specification sheet and refined the whole glass and metal design it introduced last year with the Galaxy S6 range. Also, the phone is now waterproof and allows microSD cards for upto 200GB. Samsung has employed an all new Exynos 8890 SoC on the new Galaxy S7 which is among the fastest in the business. There is 4GB of RAM and the phone is available in 32GB of internal storage. The new flagship still features an AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440p resolution but the screen size has been increased from 5.1-inches to 5.5-inches. This has enabled Samsung to increase the battery size from 2600mAh to 3600mAh which is increased the battery life dramatically. The biggest changes in the phone perhaps is the new 12MP dual-pixel camera which is able to good pictures even in low lighting conditions.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung takes away the second spot in our best phones list with the the Galaxy Note 5. The last year Samsung flagship still one of the fastest and productive smartphone around. With a 5.7-inch, bright, 2K AMOLED display at the front and a smart stylus (S-Pen), the phone becomes an ideal choice for power users. It is powered by Samsung’s flagship Exynos 7420 SoC which is still quite fast compared to most of the smartphones SoCs out there. The 16MP rear camera is nothing short of great, which offers sharp images and good looking 4K video recording.

Apple iPhone 6s
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Apple iPhone 6s

The iPhone 6s is Apples Latest smartphone and it lives up to its name. The smartphone has a great display and the upgraded camera is brilliant. The iPhone 6s is the fastest smartphone out there in terms of pure performance across intensive tasks like gaming and multitasking with heavy apps. Having said that, battery life is still average at best.

Samsung Galaxy S6
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Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung completely changed its design language with the Galaxy S6 and it worked. It is not just a good smartphone but offers a very good camera as well. Offering the same Exynos 7420 SoC which we saw on the Galaxy Note 5, the phone is an outright performer. It features an almost blinding 5.1-inch AMOLED panel with a 2560 x 1440p resolution. It is available in 32GB and 64GB variants, and the 3GB RAM is able to handle all kinds of heavy multitasking, you might want to throw at it. There is a 16MP camera at the back which features OIS and takes beautiful images.

OnePlus 2
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OnePlus 2

The self proclaimed 2015 flagship killer doesn’t quite make the mark its predecessor did, but it still qualifies as a darned good phone. OnePlus has walked the extra mile to get over the Snapdragon 810’s heating issues and added a nice camera to boot, making this one of the best VFM smartphones out there. The phone is now available on a discounted price and if you are the market to buy a flaghip in a budget, this might be the one to buy.

LG G4
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LG G4

LG G4 is the only flagship smartphone to offer a removable battery. The G4 might not be the best smartphone around but it offers brilliant 2K display and a superb laser assisted auto-focus camera. This is the same phone which LG transformed into the LG Nexus 5X which we all know turned out to be a great phone.

Huawei Nexus 6P
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Huawei Nexus 6P

Made by Huawei, the Nexus 6P has a very premium build. The device has aeronautical-grade aluminum and is available in 3 storage options – 32GB 64GB & 128GB. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and uses a 12.3MP camera which offers laser auto focus on tap. There is a fast and accurate fingerprint sensor below the camera and at the front, the phone gets a 8MP shooter.

LG Nexus 5X 16GB
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LG Nexus 5X 16GB

A successor to the LG Nexus 5, the Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display. The smartphone is available in two storage variants – 16GB and 32GB. The smartphone has the Snapdragon 808 chipset, 2GB RAM and a 12.3MP rear camera.

Sony Xperia Z5
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Sony Xperia Z5

Sony’s latest flagship smartphone brings with it an incredible design, fingerprint scanner and a great camera. The smartphone has a compact form factor and comes in a bunch of interesting colour options. Besides that, Sony phones have always been waterproof and offer an excellent rear camera. The new display is a pleasure for the eyes as well .

Honor 7
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Honor 7

The Honor 7 is priced comfortably lower than most of the flagship class smartphone but don’t be fooled, it is a flagship. Made out of aluminium, it is a beast under the hood. Powered by Huawei’s Kirin 935 SoC, the phone churns out a good performance. There 20MP rear camera takes beautiful images and there is a 8MP camera at the front for all those selfie lovers. Moreover, the phone has a great battery life too, so no worries there.