110 Smartphones That Match Well With Samsung’s New Galaxy Note7
2The Samsung Galaxy Note5 Predecessor Is Still Available
Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 might be the latest and greatest phablet from the company, but that’s not to say its predecessor, the Galaxy Note5, doesn’t deserve some attention. The smartphone, which is still available, also works with the S Pen stylus and similarly comes with wireless charging. Users also will find a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5.7-inch quad-HD display and an octa-core processor featuring 2.1GHz clock speeds in one quad-core component and 1.5GHz in the other. Don’t forget about the Galaxy Note5.
3There’s Apple’s Big-Screen iPhone 6s Plus
Although it doesn’t come with stylus support, the iPhone 6s Plus is among the most popular smartphones on the market. The device has a 5.5-inch screen and comes with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which allows users to unlock the handset, make purchases and more. The smartphone will soon be replaced by the iPhone 7 and is a bit expensive, with a starting price of $749, but if you are looking for a top-of-the-line model, check it out.
4HTC 10 Is Well-Appointed, but Underappreciated
HTC offers one of the most underappreciated Android smartphones on the market with the HTC 10. The device, which runs on Android 6.0, comes with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and has a 5.2-inch quad-HD display with 564 pixels per inch. Under the hood, customers will find a massive battery that can last up to 27 hours of continuous talk time and a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
5The G5 Is LG’s Top-of-the-Line Model
Chief among the LG G5’s appeal is its modular design, which lets users swap out a battery and enhance camera capabilities. The G5 also has a wide-angle rear-facing camera that can record 4K video and a fingerprint sensor for security. Like the HTC 10, it runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It also comes with 32GB of onboard storage and support for additional storage, thanks to a microSD card port.
6Huawei Offers the Mate 8
Although Huawei hasn’t yet made a major name for itself in North America and Europe, that soon could change. The Huawei Mate 8 is one of the most impressive smartphones in this roundup, delivering a massive 6-inch screen and octa-core processing power. Users also will find Android 6.0, a fingerprint sensor and a fast-charging feature that can fully charge its huge 4,000mAh battery in just 2.5 hours. The smartphone even includes a split-screen feature so users can be more productive.
7Galaxy S7 Edge Also Sports a Curved Screen
Samsung’s Note5 isn’t the only Samsung competitor to the Note7. The Galaxy S7 Edge comes with the same curved screen design as the Note7 but doesn’t offer stylus functionality. That said, the S7 Edge still has a big, 5.5-inch screen and both water and dust resistance to protect it from damage. Like the Note7, the Galaxy S7 Edge supports Samsung’s Smart Switch, which makes it easy to convert user content from one phone to another.
8The OnePlus 3 Is an Affordable Handset
OnePlus doesn’t have the same brand-name appeal as some of the others in this market, but its OnePlus 3 is widely regarded as a fine smartphone. The device has a “Dash Charge” feature for adding a full day’s worth of power in just 30 minutes. Owners will also find a metal unibody design and a 16-megapixel camera on the back for better pictures. On the power side, the OnePlus 3 is impressive, offering 6GB of RAM, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and the Adreno 530 GPU. The device also runs OnePlus’ OxygenOS, an Android-based operating system.
9Nexus 6P the Product of a Huawei-Google Collaboration
Customers who want the standard Android experience should consider the Huawei-developed Google Nexus 6P. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch screen and offers full access to all of Google’s services, including its Chrome browser, Google Play app marketplace and Google Search. Users also will find the ability to capture 4K video and a fingerprint sensor to enhance security. Like many of the others in this roundup, the smartphone runs on Android 6.0 and has a USB Type-C port for fast charging.
10Sony’s Xperia XA Ultra Is All About Screen Size
Sony’s Xperia XA Ultra is downright huge, with a 6-inch full-HD screen. For capturing photos, the smartphone has a 21.5-megapixel hybrid autofocus camera, and users might enjoy the 16-megapixel front-facing sensor to accurately capture selfies in low light. The Ultra runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor and delivers up to two days of battery life.
11Lenovo Moto Z Droid Is Only Sold Through Verizon
Motorola has bounced around over the years, but the company is now part of Lenovo, which has created the Moto Z Droid Force, another Android-based smartphone with a 5.5-inch quad-HD display and the ability to get 15 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. However, unlike most of the smartphones in this roundup, which are carrier-agnostic, the Moto Z Droid is only available on Verizon’s wireless network.