Best smartphones in India today (November 2016)

By Hardik Singh | Updated Nov 07 2016
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With the launch of the Moto Z, Apple iPhone 7 and the the Google Pixel phone, the podium rankings of the top 10 best smartphones available today have changed. Here is the latest list. 

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 Plus may not be a big design overhaul, but it is still amongst the best smartphones available today. It has a pleasant display, superb performance and a very well optimised camera.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Apple A10 Fusion
RAM: 3GB
Storage:32/128/256GB
Camera: 12MP + 12MP (telephoto), 7MP
Battery: 2900mAh
OS: iOS 10.0.2
Price: starts at Rs. 72,000

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Apple iPhone 7
At second place, the iPhone 7 brings the same power packed performance of the iPhone 7 Plus in a smaller more ergonomic form factor.

Specs:
Display: 5-inch, 750p
SoC: Apple A10 Fusion
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32/128/256GB
Camera: 12MP, 7MP
Battery: 1960mAh
OS: iOS 10.0.2
Price: starts at Rs. 60,000

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Pixel XL
Google’s latest attempt to make its own phone fared well and is now one of the top three mobile devices you can buy today. The phone is fast and has a terrific camera, putting it right beside the iPhone 7.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/128GB
Camera: 12MP, 8MP
Battery: 3450mAh
OS: Android 7.1
Price: starts at Rs. 67,000 (available for pre-order)

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The S7 Edge from Samsung is your best option if you were looking to buy the now defunct Note 7. The Exynos 8890 powered device offers top notch performance. It is well built and simply one of the best looking devices out there.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p
SoC: Exynos 8890
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP, 5MP
Battery: 3600mAh
OS: Android 6.0
Price: Rs. 50,500 (approx) 

Buy Samsung Galaxy S7 edge at Rs.56900 on Flipkart

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Oneplus 3
The ‘flagship killer’ in its third iteration has done a lot of damage to the more mainstream smartphone players. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, it churns out a killer performance, but most importantly available at a much lower price.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1
Price: Rs. 27,999

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Moto Z
Moto’s latest attempt at making a flagship takes you back to its golden days of the Moto Razr, with a very slim phone. Still, it manages to offer respectable performance. It's USP of course is the modular design and the Moto Mods.

Specs:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 2600mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1
Price: Rs. 39,999

Buy Moto Z at Rs. 39999 on Flipkart

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HTC 10
The HTC 10 is more of a flagship for audiophiles. The phone is responsive, has a beautiful design and really good camera. Although, battery life could have been better.

Specs:
Display: 5.2-inch, 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP, 5MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1
Price: Rs. 46,000 (approx)

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Huawei P9
The Huawei P9 presents yet another exceptional camera in this list. The dual-camera setup on the rear of this phone can take some incredible images and bokeh. Performance, however, is not competitive with its peers.

Specs:
Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 955
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 12MP + 12MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0
Price: Rs. 39,999

Buy Huawei P9 on Flipkart at Rs. 39,999

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LG G5
This year’s first modular phone made quite some waves at launch, although LG has been pretty silent since then. That being said, the G5 brings cool modular accessories and impresses with its superb camera.

Specs:
Display: 5.3-inch, 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 16MP + 8MP, 8MP
Battery: 2800mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1
Price: Rs. 33,500 (approx)

Buy LG G5 from amazon at Rs 39899

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Lenovo Z2 Plus
The Lenovo Z2 Plus is the most affordable flagship smartphone you can buy today. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powered device is the best phone in the sub-20K smartphone segment by a large margin.

Specs:
Display: 5.0-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage:64GB
Camera: 13MP, 8MP
Battery: 3500mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1
Price: Rs. 19,999

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