The Best Smartphone of 2016; Here’s our Top 5 Picks

Smartphone in Pakistan

2016 has had many amazing gadgets including smartphones that simply just left us all in awe. Among them, the list of the most exceptional smartphones in Pakistan according to the reviews of users and our team is given below:

QMobile Noir Z12

Qmobile Noir Z12 smartphone 2016
Qmobile Noir Z12

Another part of QMobile Z series, Noir Z12 has an elegant design with shiny edges and corners that are slightly curved giving the smartphone a good shape. The metal casing also gives the gadget a unique look and classy style. It has a fast processor with 1.3 GHz 64-bit, Octa-core processor, and 3GB RAM. It also has 32GB of internal storage and supports 128 GB of additional space via MicroSD card. Noir Z12 has a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display with extra protection provided by Gorilla Glass 3.

The premium device by QMobile has 13 MP back camera and 5MP front camera to capture the moments as they pass. It uses Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with custom Amigo 3.1 UI. The interface is clear and doesn’t create a mess and can also be customized. It also offers dual sim feature to the users.

OPPO F1S

OPPO F1S smartphone 2016
OPPO F1S

OPPO has dominated the market with its new and stylishly designed smartphone which still focuses on the front facing camera giving weight to their claim of the phones being a selfie expert. F1s and F1 Plus look exactly alike but provide many differentiating features to the users. It operates on Android OS v5.1 and employs a faster Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor. The device uses 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB.

The camera centered F1s has a 13 megapixel back camera and a 16-megapixel front camera that provides amicable selfies to the users and thus has an appeal with the broad range of users. The phone has a powerful 3075 mAh non-removable battery providing a longer battery life. The display is sleek touch screen display with a 5.5-inch screen with 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. 1080p AMOLED display is an excellent addition to the
F series phones. It uses a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. It has variant phones with single and dual SIM features. OPPO with F1s has shown some big guns to the leading smartphone brands which are quite challenged by emerging
presence of the company in Pakistan.

Huawei P9

Huawei P9 smartphone 2016
Huawei P9

Huawei sheds off its budget brand reputation with P9 that sure does give competition to all the big league players. The premium smartphone by Huawei is quite a looker with 5.2 inches screen and metal finish. The device has a fingerprint scanner on the back and uses Android 6.0 skin (EMUI) operating system.

With 3GB of RAM and an octa-core processor, the P9 is efficient and doesn’t slow down or lag behind when handling any mobile applications. It houses a 3000 mAh battery that with moderate use can last all day. It supports additional storage with microSD card slot and has a USB type C slot. The company’s partnership with Leica takes the users on an amazing photographic journey through P9’s dual camera where each lens is a 12-megapixel sensor designed to achieve as much detail as possible in low light conditions. It is hands down one of the best smartphones of 2016 with the best camera, storage, and power.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone 2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

2016’s must have device with top marks in design, features, performance, and battery. The mighty successor of a multi award winning smartphone Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge captivates its user with the excellent camera, a beast of a battery, expandable storage, and a gorgeous large curved screen.

With a 5.5-inch screen, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a perfection that feels the right size in one’s hand. It has Super AMOLED screen with 2560×1440 QHD resolution display along with Always on Display feature, where as long as there is battery left, the phone won’t sleep. The device is IP68 rated which makes it dustproof and waterproof. The superfast charging and improved wireless charging enables the user not to stress about running out of charge. The edge display, unlike Galaxy S6 Edge, can store favorite apps, open tools, weather report and a list of contacts. It packs 3600 mAh battery that offers amazing battery life.

The 12 MP with f/1.7 aperture, dual pixel sensor, and phase-detect autofocus camera guarantees faster autofocusing and impressive low light performance. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge uses Android 6 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI as its operating system and also offers memory card slot for additional space.

Apple iPhone 7Plus

iPhone 7 Plus smartphone 2016
iPhone 7 Plus

A new addition to the iPhone family, iPhone 7 Plus delivers on the Apple promise and has provided with a unique and much talked about smartphone of the year. It is water resistant with A10 Fusion processor and better battery life as compared to other predecessors. The processor has four cores: two high-performance cores, and two low-power cores that use less battery power during everyday tasks. The display includes a beautifully designed 5.5-inch screen with 1080p resolution. The ultimate highlight of this phone is its camera. With its two rear cameras which include a wide angle and telephoto lens, iPhone 7 is a complete package for the photography lovers.

The smartphone also came under fire from their decision to get rid of the headphone jack and officially adapting to wireless headphones, but for the iPhone lovers, this is a small price that is worth the reward. The battery has been the biggest upgrade to its flagship smartphone. On iOS 10 the smartphone runs more than iPhone 7 on a single charge and also can handle the average work day better than iPhone 6 Plus.

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