2016 will be marked as the year where we witnessed several new things in the tech industry. In the same year, we have seen the first phone made by Google both in and out. We have witnessed the futuristic modular phones, rage in dual smartphone camera phones, rapid fast charging phones and so on.

As the year is coming to an end, we decided to compile a list of best smartphones released this year. Check out which device featured on our list.

1) Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge
Arguably the best Android phones ever. Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are recognized as the best Android smartphones till date as an overall package. Having said that, the phones excel in their performance, camera, and stupendous battery life.

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display
  • Exynos/Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • 4GB RAM With 32GB ROM
  • Hybrid Dual SIM
  • 12MP Rear Camera
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • Water/Dust Resistant
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3600mAh Battery

2) Google Pixel XL
The first phones manufactured by Google both in and out. With the Pixel range of phones, Google killed their trademark Nexus lineup. However, they will remain in our mind for their excellent camera performance and top on our list. Apart from this, the phone comes with Snapdragon 821 SoC along with 4GB of RAM and runs Android 7.1 Nougat with some Pixel exclusive customizations.

  • 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core Processor
  • 4GB RAM With 32/128 ROM
  • 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED Display
  • 12MP Camera With LED Flash
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • USB Type-C
  • 4G VoLTE/NFC/Bluetooth
  • 3450mAh Battery

3) Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus might be a minor upgrade over the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, but the camera implementation from Apple is the best telephoto camera seen on any smartphone. The Apple iPhone 7 doesn’t make into our list simply because it doesn’t feature major changes from the iPhone 6s. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with 3GB of RAM and 2950mAh battery capacity that lasts easily for two days.

  • 5.5-inch Retina HD Display With 3D Touch
  • Quad-Core Apple A10 Fusion Processor
  • 3GB RAM With 32/128/256GB ROM
  • 3D Touch Technology
  • Dual 12MP ISight Camera With OIS, 7MP Front Facing Camera
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • LTE Support
  • Water And Dust Resistance

4) Motorola Moto Z
The best modular phone. Motorola along with Lenovo got it right when it comes to modular technology. LG G5, the world’s first modular smartphone came out and gone very quickly as it has way too many compromises, but that isn’t the case with Moto Z. Along with that, the phone is regarded as the slimmest phone available right now at 5.2mm and it features high-end hardware.

  • 2.2Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • 5.5-inch Quad HD Display
  • 4GB RAM with32/64GB ROM
  • Modular Technology
  • 13 MP Camera With Dual LED Flash
  • 5MP Front Camera With LED Flash
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 2600mAh Battery.

5) OnePlus 3T
Although it released just a month ago, but it comes with some stellar hardware combined with Snapdragon 821 and 6GB of RAM. Also, the OnePlus 3T has the dash charging technology, which the best smartphone charging technology available right now as it charges the 3400mAh battery in just 85 minutes.

  • 2.3GHz Snapdragon 821 64-Bit Quad-Core Processor
  • 6GB RAM With 64/128GB ROM
  • 5.5-inch FHD OPTIC AMOLED Display With 401 PPI
  • Dual Nano SIM
  • 16 MP Rear Camera With PDAF And LED Flash
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • 4G/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi
  • 3400mAh Battery

6) HTC 10
Probably the most underrated smartphone of 2016. The HTC 10 reminded us the old days of HTC. The Sense UI was optimized, the camera performance was top-notch as well along with the inspired battery life. So, the HTC 10 makes into this list as a decent all rounder.

  • 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD 5 Display
  • 2.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • 4GB RAM With 32/64GB Storage
  • 12MP UltraPixel 2 Camera With LED Flash
  • 5MP Front Camera With OIS
  • Bluetooth4.2/NFC /4G/WiFi
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • 3000mAh Battery

7) Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Surprised? Maybe not. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the best smartphone the company has ever produced. And, the phone is widely regarded as the best online selling smartphone of the year. Priced at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 11,999, the company has sold out more than two million units of the phone in India.

  • Snapdragon 652 Octa-Core Processor
  • 2GB/3GB DDR3 RAM
  • 5.5-inch FHD IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP PDAF Autofocus Camera With Dual Tone LED Flash
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • FM Radio
  • 4000mAh Battery