Not an iPhone fan? Do not worry, There are countless Android phones that will not disappoint you.
The Android phone market is aggressively competitive. With brands like Google, LG, Samsung, HTC and Motorola, all competing for a share of the market. It is no surprise that fans of Android be as loyal as Apple's, or even much more. But there are many differences between smart phones. Do you want the best camera? The best sound and audio? The best price? Here, we present you a list of the best Android phones according to the characteristics that motivate us to acquire one model over another.
The Best Android Phones of the first half of 2017
1) The best overall: Samsung Galaxy S8 (and S8 +)
There is a new king in the Android world, and that's the Samsung Galaxy S8. With a top-notch display, powerful performance, and the latest version of Android, it's the envy of any team.
However, this year it was much more difficult for me to award the crown to Samsung, since there are several other phones that surpass it in one category or another.And the fight to define the best phone was very, very laughed with which he eventually took second place.
The reason why the S8 + ended up taking the award? Because it is the phone that has made the most progress in terms of design compared to the rest of its competition. With a new 18.5: 9 screen format (which will not surprise me if it becomes the standard for future phones), an "Infinity Display" that gets rid of edges, the S8 is an extremely attractive phone.
The first thing you will notice about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is its large HD screen 5.8”(Or 6.2 ″), without defined edges and that can capture almost the entire room in front of the phone. The next thing you will love about this model is its Exynos 8995 Octacore processor(2.3 Ghz + 1.7 Ghz)super fast, 64 bit and 4 GB RAM memory. Another surprising feature is its 8-inch front camera." To make your selfies perfect and the 12 megapixels of the rear camera, it also records video in 4K and allows you to extend the capacity with a microSD memory.
The only problem with the Galaxy S8, is that it has been somewhat stagnant on camera issues. Yes, it is still an excellent camera, with which they will take spectacular photos; But after trying and enjoying the advantages that a dual camera can give us a smartphone, it is difficult to use a phone with a single camera again, incapable of what the competition can do.
Check out the Galaxy S8 review here
2) For lovers of large phones: The Mate 9
Every time I go on a trip, the phone I carry with me is the Huawei Mate 9.
Its excellent autonomy thanks to the 4,000 mAh battery, the beautiful photos I can get thanks to its dual camera, and the huge screen that allows me to watch series and movies on the plane, are all winning points for such an excellent Huawei phone.
The screen may just be Full HD (something they won't really notice), have a somewhat dated design (I prefer, by far, the design of the P10 / P10 Plus), and offer no waterproof, but the Mate 9 makes up for it with everything. previously mentioned.
And in performance? Well, with the Kirin 960, Huawei offered us the performance that we have been able to appreciate on new phones such as the S8 or HTC U11 6 months before! That's right, the Kirin 960 is just as powerful as other newer phones, thanks to the great advances in performance the brand has achieved. This, combined with the Full HD screen, makes it an excellent choice for gaming!
It is the ideal phone for those looking for a large device, with a great 5.9 ″ screen, and with a performance that, although several months have passed, is still excellent.
If you're looking for everything the Mate 9 has to offer in a more compact phone, check out my review of the Huawei P10.
3) LG G6: The best LG phone to date
I adore the LG G6. It is a compact phone, but it manages to pack a large screen, with an 18: 9 format (similar to that of the Galaxy S8).Its dual camera is excellent; I take it everywhere because it allows me to capture a photo that no other phone allows me. Having a wide-angle in your pocket replaces the need to carry a GoPro. Above all, because this phone is also waterproof thanks to its IP68 certification.
The phone has performed extremely well since then, and has withstood like a champion a few serious falls like a champion.
As for negative points… well, the 32 GBs of storage fall a bit short – especially when the competition, such as the Mate 9 or S8, offers both 64 GB of storage by default. In addition, the battery, something that for me is something crucial, leaves something to be desired. Not bad, but compared to 6 hours of Screen on Time (screen on) with the S8 +, and 8 hours that I get with the Mate 9, 4:30 on average the G6 disappointed me a bit. The G6 remedies it with a fairly quick charge (one and a half hours from 0 to 100% or so), but I would have liked to see a battery with a higher amperage.
Still, this LG G6 is a terrific phone, and its dual camera is just amazing.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Launched in early 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the best Android phones. It is the main competitor of the latter Iphone Apple, and if the budget is not a problem for you, it is the best Android you can find.
The S7's strengths have nothing to do with individual components or features, such as a great camera and a long-lasting battery (although it does have both). S7 is more of an example of balance. Capable of great performance, security and durability, on par with the iPhone. In short, it has a lot of technology in its super slim equipment.
The 3000 mAh battery allows 9 hours of continuous use, the 12-megapixel main camera promises great image resolution, and its 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 820 CPU provides a solid base for gaming, browsing, sharing, texting, listening and perform any other typical smartphone activity. It also has an elegant 5.1 Amoled super display"Waterproof and dustproof, it has a MicroSD card slot.
The S7 does not have a feature that stands out from the others, but you will hardly find a problem.
Google quietly pulled its line of Nexus phones in 2016, but that doesn't mean the tech giant is pulling out of the smart phone market forever. In fact, they have presented the Google Pixel, an Android smartphone that takes advantage of its Android OS system.
The bottom has a USB port, a speaker, and a microphone. On the upper side is a fingerprint scanner that you must touch to turn on the screen, facilitating the use of one hand.
Pixel, also has a 5-inch full HD Amoled screen, it is the first to use Android v7.1, the latest and best Android update. The new OS is intuitive and cleaner than previous versions, replaces the application box with an upward scroll to show the main apps.
It also includes the Google Assistant, competing with Cortana from Microsoft, Siri from Apple and Alexa from Amazon. This wizard learns more from you the more you use it, and responds to voice commands. Like many attendees, it is still in its infancy and has a way to go before it works perfectly, but it still has great functionality and is a breakthrough over Google Voice.
The Pixel's camera is 12.3 MP with HDR + enhancing the darker areas of the image, vying for the best camera on a mobile phone. The 2,770 mAh battery, however, lags slightly behind compared to its high-end competitors.
Google is about to launch the Pixel 2, so buy it only if you find it at a good price.
The best battery: Moto Z Play
Do you want a smartphone that conserves the battery as long as possible? Good luck to you the Moto Z Play It has a fast charging power of 3,510 mAh. The phone lasts 4 days of normal use, and can be recharged through a USB connector in less than an hour.
In addition to its large battery, this is a mid-range device within Motorola's Moto Z series. Like its cousins, the Moto Z Play can be equipped with countless customizations that can improve sound quality and increase optical zoom up to 10 times.
Even if you ignore the accessories, the Z Play is very well designed for its price. It has a 5.5-inch screen, with a density of 403 pixels and a HD resolution of 1920 × 1048. Its 625 octa-core 2GHZ Snapdragon processor and 3GB RAM provide a pleasant browsing experience, while 32GB storage can have MicroSD memory added.