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Despite all of Apple’s profits, Android still owns more than 80 percent of the market share worldwide. So, if you’re a smartphone buyer, chances are that you’re buying an Android smartphone. But how do you choose? Which is the best Android phone today? There are simply too many in the market and it could take a pretty good amount of time to choose. The trick is to focus on exactly what you need from your smartphone.
Over the past year, Android phones have come dangerously close to delivering the performance that iPhones do and OEMs have upped the tempo with their efforts to sell. The Indian market is amongst the most important in the world now, which also means phones launch faster and it’s easy to get your hands on the best out there.
Zero1 Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
If you’re looking for the best Android phone that money can buy, then Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is all you need. How did this phone make it above the Nexus devices of the world? Simple, Exynos and camera.
While the 16 MP camera on the Galaxy Note 5 can easily give the iPhone 6S Plus a run for its money, the Exynos 7 Octa processor is better than all the Snapdragons and Helios running in the market right now. The Galaxy Note 5 combines its 65k plus AnTuTu score with amazing scores on all other benchmarks as well.
The Galaxy Note 5 is the best Android phone in the market. Period.
Second: Huawei Nexus 6P
Do you know what Nexus phones have always lacked? It’s a good camera. Well, the Nexus 6P deals with that and keeps all the goodness of past Nexus phones alive as well. It is the first Nexus phone to sport a full metal design and the 12.3MP camera on the back is amongst the best in the market. In fact, the Nexus 6P’s camera is better than the iPhone 6S, which is saying something for a Nexus phone.
As far as performance is concerned, the Snapdragon 810 has been tamed, meaning there are no heating issues and amongst Android phones, its performance is as close to the Galaxy Note 5 as possible. If it’s stock Android goodness that you want, then the Nexus 6P is as good as it gets.
While we can’t call it the best Android phone out there, the difference between the Nexus 6P and Galaxy Note 5 will be apparent only after a side-by-side comparison in many cases. It looks good, feels good and performs like a boss!
Best Buy: OnePlus 2 or Honor 7
The OnePlus 2 and Honor 7 are your quintessential mid-ranged flagship devices. While the former is the perfect fit for big screen lovers, the latter would suit those who want a more compact form factor.
Both the phones are very good performers. The OnePlus 2 was amongst the first phones to deal with the Snapdragon 810’s heating issues, while the Honor 7 comes with Huawei’s own Kirin 935 SoC. They are pretty much the same in terms of single and muti-core performance, but the OnePlus 2 is slightly better when it comes to the GPU performance. Still, the difference would be seen only by the most hardcore gamer, while those playing Temple Run can enjoy any, based on their preference of screen size.
The cameras on both these phones are top class, with little to separate them from each other. While the Honor 7 has 3GB of RAM, the OnePlus 2 has 4GB, which again is something that’ll matter to the power users only.
OnePlus 2 Price: Rs.24,999 | Honor 7 Price: Rs.23,000