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Best phones 2016: What's the best smartphone? The 20 best mobile phones you can buy in the UK today - best Android phone reviews, best iPhone reviews, best Windows Phone reviews, best mobile phone reviews
20 best phones 2016 UK: The best smartphones you can buy today
The 20 best smartphones available to buy in the UK right now. The best phones you can buy in the UK - Best Android phones, best iPhones, best Windows Phones - best mobile phone reviews. Keep reading to find out what is the best phone of 2016.
The 20 best phones reviewed: the best smartphones you can buy in the UK in 2016
What's the best smartphone? The best mobile phone is the Samsung Galaxy S6, closely followed by the Google Nexus 6P and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Read more about the best smartphones and some top alternatives in our best phones chart below.
We test and review all the best smartphones money can buy across iPhones, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry (and sometimes others). So here are the best phones of 2016. They are the best mobile phones you can buy in the UK right now.
Smartphones are an important and personal tech purchase so at PC Advisor we review all the major handsets available to buy in the UK. Here we rank them into the 20 best smartphones of 2016.
Latest entries: OnePlus X and iPhone 6S.
Take a look below, and when you come to buy your smartphone you might be interested in using our exclusive Mobiles.co.uk codes to save you some extra cash if you're buying on contract. Use PC Advisor's exclusive PCAMOB10 code at checkout to remove £10 from the upfront cost of any pay montly deal where a payment of £10 or above is required (excludes O2). Or, use PCASIM10 to add £10 of automatic cashback to any 12 month SIM-only contract (excludes O2).
Of course, many of last year's phones are still great buys, especially as most are now available at a discount now that the next generation has launched. Here are the 14 best 'old' phones you can buy right now.
We test and review smartphones in-depth and here are the best of the best from all the operating systems including iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. We update this story all the time as we review the latest smartphones. See also. Best Android smartphones in UK: What's the best Android phone you can buy in 2016?
If you've visited this page in the past you may notice that we've cut the number of smartphone in the list. There are now just 20 to help you get a clearer and more concise look at the best phones on the market. (See also: best smartphones for business .)
We have also ranked the phones in order of performance: The fastest smartphones of 2016: processor, web and graphics performance comparison
Best phones list: Smartphones to look out for in 2016 UK
Although we've ranked the best smartphones which we've reviewed, there are some upcoming handsets to be aware of. Once we've had them in, tested them fully, and reviewed them, they are likely to make this chart. This means it might be worth holding off your purchase for a little while. Take a look at. The best tablets of 2016: What's the best tablet in the UK right now?
In the list are some of the biggest launches of 2015 including the Samsung Galaxy S6 . HTC One M9 . OnePlus 2 and LG G4 - The Sony Xperia Z3+ was a let down but the Xperia Z5 has now taken its place. Also look out for the iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Please note the Galaxy Note 5 is there although it doesn't have an official European launch but you can still get hold of it. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are also in the best phones list.
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Best phones of 2016: How to choose which phone to buy
One of the biggest things you need to decide when choosing a smartphone is which operating system to use. Although there are others around, it's best to stick with the big names including iOS, Android, Windows Phone and potentially BlackBerry. There are no Windows Phones in the chart at the moment but this might change with the Lumia 950. See: Best Windows Phones 2016 .
If you're already using one then it might be best to stay in that camp – especially if you've invested time and money in its apps. However, it's not difficult to switch so you should consider them all. Note there aren't any BlackBerry devices on the market at the moment which we think are good enough to make this list but check out our BlackBerry Classic review and BlackBerry Priv review .
Design will come down to personal taste and most of the top smartphones now have a very thin and light chassis. The best smartphones typically use premium materials like glass, aluminium or even steel and on this front you're best off trying a phone out in the flesh to see whether it feels good for the size of your hand. Some even come with the option of wood, leather or other materials.
It's worth pointing out that only a handful of the best phones on the market come with a waterproof design. It's mostly Sony offering this feature across its Xperia Z range.
The screen size of a high-end phone is typically 5in or above with a key exception being the Xperia Z5 Compact. You're looking at a Full HD (1080 x 1920) resolution typically or even higher at Quad HD (1440 x 2560). Only one phone goes higher than this with a 4K screen (3840 x 2160) and that's the Xperia Z5 Premium which hasn't come out yet but we will review when we can.
These days, all the best phones have decent processors and plenty of memory. Some may be quad-core with 2GB of RAM but most are now octa-core with 3GB of RAM or more. Despite benchmark scores, you're typically going to get great performance from these devices - you tend to get what you pay for.
What is more important to look at is storage as once you run out, that's it. If you want to store lots of apps, photos, videos and music then look for a phone with plenty of internal storage – 64- or even 128GB. Less is ok but check for a microSD card slot meaning you can add more by buying and inserting a memory card.
When it comes to cameras, more megapixels is a good sign but isn't the be and end all so make sure you click through to our full review of each phone for our thoughts as well as sample photos and videos. See also: Best phone camera 2016 .
Whether you care about it or not, the best phones will typically come with some additional hardware. The latest iPhones have fingerprint scanners, and so do many of Samsung's Galaxy phones which also often have heart rate monitors and even UV sensors. Lots of top phones have an IR blaster so you can control other gadgets around your home such as your TV. Audio fans will enjoy the stereo speakers of the HTC One M8 and M9 while Sony's Xperia Z range and some other phones offers High-Res playback support. Also see: Best sounding phone 2016.
Battery life will no doubt be important to you and there are still only a handful of phones which come with wireless charging built-in making it easier to keep your handset topped up. Battery life varies from device to device, so click through to our reviews to see how they got on in our tests.
Take a look below, and when you come to buy your smartphone you might be interested in using our exclusive Mobiles.co.uk codes to save you some extra cash if you're buying on contract. Use PCAMOB10 at checkout to remove £10 from the upfront cost of any pay montly deal where a payment of £10 or above is required (excludes O2). Or, use PCASIM10 to add £10 of automatic cashback to any 12 month SIM-only contract (excludes O2).
Best Smartphones of 2016: best phones reviews
- Reviewed on: 18 June 15
- RRP. £299
10 best smartphones 2016: our pick of the very best phones
T3 Elite's roundup of the very best smartphones money can buy.
Welcome to T3 Elite's roundup of the very best smartphones money can buy. We only include the best phones in this list, so you can be sure you're always geting the very latest cutting edge tech.
The T3 team has tested every handset under the sun, and this page is designed to provide you with all the key info you need so you can choose the best smartphone for you. And we've listed in order of preference too, so there's no confusion. The first is the best.
So whether you're after the best Android smartphone money can buy, an iPhone upgrade or a new Windows 10 mobile to pair with your laptop, we've seen and extensively tested them all so you don't have to.
Take a look and we guarantee you'll find the best smartphone for you, beginning with the very best phone currently available.
1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Curving into the future with impressive specs
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