It’s almost the middle of the year, and yes technology is moving fast. Before you even know it a brand new phone pops in the market, well in Kenya it might take some several weeks or months before you actually realize a new phone is in the Kenyan market, never mind though. You might be having your Android 2.3.6 phone and with the usual nature of human beings being unsatisfied, you could be wondering which mobile phone should I buy? Worry not mate, TechToday got your back. Reviewing gadgets being part of our core service to you (the corporate vibe taking toll on me).I will give my opinion on the best mobile phones so far in 2016 with just a summary of why I included that model.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is so close to being the best smartphone in the world right now. It boasts the brilliant dual curved display, with the screen bending around on both sides so it looks like no other phone ever made (apart from the S6 Edge last year). Yep, this futuristic smartphone is a looker, and it’ll have your friends begging for a chance to play with it.That combined with industry leading power, an amazing display, decent battery life, an excellent camera which would make the most selfie cynic ecstatic and amazing performance make it not only the best-looking smartphone, but one of the top two smartphones in the universe
iPhone 6S Plus: Here we have the iPhone 6S Plus – probably the best-looking phablet around. Some feel its sheer size does make it tricky to hold, but there’s no denying Apple’s beautiful 5.5 incher is a winner. If you’re an iPhone user(people like me :-D) and you fancy picking up a much bigger phone, this could be for you.But beware – it’s quite expensive! If the price doesn’t suit, the obvious alternatives are the standard iPhone 6S or something running Android.
Samsung Galaxy S7: We can’t tell you how close it is between the Galaxy S7, iPhone 6S Plus and S7 Edge for the title of ‘best smartphone in the world.’ All three are beautiful but the curved screen just won out for us. But this is still great.Whether it’s the improved camera, the metal-and-glass chassis, the oodles of power involved (from Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos chipset) or just the fact that the TouchWiz software it runs on top of Android looks less childish these days, Samsung’s got a lot right here and this is a brilliant phone.
LG G4: This phone is aimed at the fashion conscious, and while it doesn’t look as special as the Galaxy S6 Edge, it does have a kick-ass unique feature. This phone, you see, has a leather-clad rear. If leather really isn’t your thing then LG also offers three plastic back colour options; gold, grey and white – which feel decidedly cheap in the hand so leather is the way to go with this one.With leading specs, an excellent screen and the latest version of Android, this is definitely LG’s best smartphone ever and comes highly recommended.
Sony Z5 Premium: Sony has just made the world’s first ever 4K smartphone, but we’re not exactly sure if it’s necessary yet. It’s a huge 5.5-inch screen with a huge 806 pixels-per-inch as well so is perfect for any phablet lovers out there.There’s a new fingerprint sensor running along the side of the phone that works perfectly and then there’s a great 23MP camera on the back of the phone. It’s wataerprooftoo 😛
Huawei Mate 8: If your budget can’t quite stretch to a snazzy California or South Korean-designed smartphone, you may wish to consider a Chinese brand instead. The Huawei Mate 8 is the best smartphone to hail from the People’s Republic. It has a great 6-inch display, and brilliant battery life thanks to the large 4,000 mAh unit. So if you’re a constant power bank user, you might consider getting this phone.
HTC One M9: The HTC One M9 is a phone that takes the design heritage, DNA and all the other good bits of last year’s One M8 and, well, does them again. It’s again shown the rest of the competition how to make a premium smartphone, and its camera and performance is right up there too.
Motorola Moto X Force: Always dropping your phone? The Force is for you. The Moto X Force is a refreshing phone – rather than trying to be elegant and premium – it’s durable and will survive a beating. That’s mainly down to the screen, which features a thick, toughened outer layer which won’t break – not matter how hard you try. The casing is also pretty rugged, our favourite finish being the ‘Ballistic Nylon’ back. The specs are pretty powerful, and the battery life is also impressive.
With that said and done, it’s time to consult with your wallet, your bank account, your M-Pesa or even your mattress and see what you can do about these phones. Don’t be left behind as the Force Awakens 😉