10 most beautiful smartphones in 2016

By Hardik Singh | Updated Jan 02 2017
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2016 is through and it's time to look back at how things went. There wasn't much in smartphones, in terms of design, but here are the best looking phones we saw this year. So, these are the best looking smartphones that we saw this year.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix
The Xiaomi Mi Mix may not be coming to India, but it an awesome looking smartphone for sure. It's a proof of concept, but if this is the future, we can't wait for it.

Specs:
Display: 6.4-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM: 4/6GB
Storage: 128/256GB
Camera: 16MP, 5MP
Battery: 4400mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Buy Xiaomi Mi Max at Rs.13,000 on amazon

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Launched earlier this year, the Galaxy S7 Edge combines everything you want from a glass and metal clad smartphone.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p
SoC: Exynos 8890
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP, 5MP
Battery: 3600mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Buy Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at Rs.50,900 on amazon

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Nubia Z11
Like the S7 Edge, the Z11 also offers an edge to edge display, in a metal body. It costs about half of the flagship class, and has a Snapdragon 820 with 6GB of RAM.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

Buy Nubia Z11 Mini at Rs.12,999 on amazon

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Huawei P9
The Huawei P9 may be known for its dual Leica cameras, but the phone showcases one of the best industrial designs we have seen this year. Its desgin is somewhat reminiscent of the Nexus 6P.

Specs:
Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 955
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP + 12MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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Xiaomi Mi 5
The Xiaomi Mi5 wasn't the success story Xiaomi would have hoped for, but this 5-inch phone is quite the looker.

Specs:
Display: 5.15-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 16MP, 4MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Buy Xiaomi Mi 5 at Rs. 22,999 on Flipkart

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Google Pixel 
You may or may not like the Pixel as it has a very simple design, but the Blue version does look nice.

Specs:
Display: 5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/128GB
Camera: 12MP, 8MP
Battery: 2770mAh
OS: Android 7.1

Buy Google Pixel at Rs.56,575 on amazon

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One Plus 3T
If you are looking for a flagship smartphone, which can do everything without breaking the bank, this is the phone to buy. Period.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 3400mAh
OS: Android 6.0

Buy OnePlus 3T at Rs 29,999 on amazon

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Blackberry DTEK60
Blackberry partnered with TCL this year to manufacture its new line of phones and while it is a little late to the party, we are impressed.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 21MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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Nextbit Robin
The Nextbit Robin brought with it the promise of unlimited storage. Well, that didn't work, but it's still one of the best designed phones we have seen recently.

Specs:
Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB on-board, 100GB of cloud storage
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 2680mAh
OS: Android Marshmallow

Buy Nextbit Robin at Rs. 19,999 on Flipkart

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Sony Xperia XA
The Sony Xperia XA may not be very powerful, or as affordable as some other phones that it competes with, but it does look good. Sony has done a good job with the edge-to-edge display.

Specs:
Display: 5-inch, 720p
SoC: MediaTek Helio P10
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Camera: 13MP, 8MP
Battery: 2300mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

Buy Sony Xperia XA at Rs 15,499 on amazon

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Oppo R9s
Oppo has no plans to bring the R9s to India anytime soon, but it is a really good looking device. It also has a very good front facing 16MP camera.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 16MP, 16MP
Battery: 3010mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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Moto Z
The Moto Z is one of the slimmest smartphone available today. On top of that, you can add Moto mods to this phone, enhancing your experience.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 2600mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

Buy Moto Z at Rs 39,999 on amazon

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