Top smartphones of 2016

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Top smartphones of 2016

If you’re buying a phone for someone who deserves the best, this is the list for you. These are six of the best smartphones of 2016, and they’re all available at Carphone Warehouse.

Pixel, a phone by Google

Google’s first ever smartphone looks the part, with its premium metal and polished glass design. It has a great 12.3MP camera, fingerprint sensor, and comes with an inbuilt virtual assistant. It’s called Google Assistant, and it’ll happily answer your questions and try to make your life easier.

Also - exclusively available on Pixel - Google Photos will give you unlimited cloud storage for all your full-sized, high-resolution photos and videos.

Both the Pixel and its big brother, the Pixel XL, are available to buy from Carphone Warehouse.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

The beautifully designed Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is one of the best smartphones ever made.

It’s packed with innovative features, including a fantastic Dual Pixel 12 MP camera, huge 5.5-inch Quad HD screen and wireless fast charging. And don’t forget its revolutionary edged display - perfect for quickly checking important messages and notifications.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge from Carphone Warehouse.

Sony Xperia XZ

The Sony Xperia XZ has a ground-breaking 23MP camera with triple image sensing technology - this gives you the power to take blur-free photographs of fast-moving objects.

The phone also features a crisp 5.2-inch HD TRILUMINOS display, and its water-resistant design means you can use it an all sorts of great British weather.

Buy the Sony Xperia XZ from Carphone Warehouse.

HTC 10

With its metal unibody and two-tone finish, the HTC 10 is a striking smartphone.

There’s a super-sharp 5.2-inch Quad HD screen, and round the back you’ll find a state-of-the-art 12MP camera with laser autofocus and optical image stabilisation.

HTC phones are famous for their high quality sound, and the HTC 10 is no different. Its BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition speakers mean you’ll be able to enjoy quality hi-res audio anytime, anywhere.

Buy the HTC 10 from Carphone Warehouse.


The all-metal LG G5 is one of the most exciting and innovative smartphones around. The large 5.3-inch Quad HD display is amazing, the dual camera can take super-wide-angle shots, and there’s even a removable battery.

The removable battery means that a range of accessories, known as LG Friends, can be added to the phone. These add-ons include hi-res speakers by Bang & Olufsen, and Cam Plus, which gives the LG G5 a camera grip and shutter button. Read more about LG Friends here.

Buy the LG G5 from Carphone Warehouse.

Huawei P9

The Huawei P9 is an outstanding smartphone, with its attractive curved aluminium design and large end-to-end Full HD display.

Round the back you’ll find not one, but two 12MP cameras, featuring lenses from Leica, the legendary camera maker. These dual lenses will help you capture professional-quality shots with amazing amounts of detail.

Buy the Huawei P9 from Carphone Warehouse.

Over to you. What do you think of our list above? Are these really six of the best flagship smartphones around? Drop us a comment below and share your thoughts.

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