6 high-end smartphones to look forward to in the first half of 2016
posted by Florin T. / Dec 20, 2015, 11:54 PM
Judging by what happened in early 2015, the first half of 2016 should bring us plenty of high-end smartphones - we're guessing that most, if not all of them will run Android (since Apple traditionally launches flagship iPhones in September, and we haven't heard of any high-end Windows or BlackBerry handsets that are expected to arrive in the near future). Based on rumors and realistic expectations, we've complied a list of high-end smartphones (from well known companies) that will, most likely, hit shelves in the first half of next year. Check out the phones below, in alphabetical order:
Which of these upcoming smartphones are you interested in?
Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015
I'm rather disappointed by this year's flagships. I have this habit of buying last year's flagships cause either believe that would be the right time and the right price to pay for these gadgets but I cannot really shortlist a good phone from this year. The LG g4 seems like a great candidate but the user reviews paint a different picture to what the reviewers say. Galaxy flagships are still priced ridiculously here. So I might just have to pickup a note 4 which is showing its age or hold up till next year to see what is on offer
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 12:08 AM 8
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Nexus 5X Or ZTE Axon Pro If Phablets Are Your Thing. Both Are Under $400. The G4 Is Cool But A Bit Underpowered For Gaming Thx To QHD. There's The Zenfone 2 As Well Under $300.
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 12:18 AM 1
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Why does this website have so many fanatical Sony fans? I really don't get what they're raving about. Sony's devices are all of the below: - Unimpressive in design, they're not bad but they don't stand out. - Bad in software. There are two aspects here, clearly their image processing software is just terrible when other manufacturers use their sensors and get better results. The second aspect is related to the OS itself, while sticking to mostly stock Android they still manage to fudge enough to justify not providing prompt updates. If AOSP can get updated and your device isn't updated a month later that's too long, sorry. - Unavailable (Generally in the US the Sony handsets have been impossible to locate to even play around with.) - Expensive, compared to the competition, Sony charges more while providing less. In summary, Sony is not worthy of your business, in any way. There's nothing that they do particularly well. So answer me this, why do they get such fanatical followers? At least with Apple we know the customers have sold their souls already, I find Sony fans even more mind boggling to deal with.
posted on Dec 22, 2015, 4:03 PM 0
Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015
It's better to pick-up last-year flagship than 2015 midrangers. Galaxy S5 costs less than $400 now, and it's way more powerful than this year's Galaxy A7 which costs the same price.
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 1:29 AM 5
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Do not go for any Samsung device older than the S6. Touch Wiz in and after S6 is much much improved. It feels lighter and smoother and looks better than the devices having older gen TW (including Note 4). Also, you get the assurance of the device getting the marshmallow update. HTC A9 could also be an option, but its worth the money only in the US. If i were you, I would wait wait for the Mi 5 or if its not available in your area, then wait for the S6 prices to drop.
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 3:11 AM 10
Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 24, 2015
gs6 now is under 500$ and note 5 is 520$ now in my country
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 5:17 AM 1
Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012
I have a similar method, I usually get phones more than 6 months after they are out. I only get it when I see there is a special sale or the price is permanently down to an acceptable level. I just got the G4 last week for $400 and I'm loving my decision. I'm sure I will be much happier when I get the Marshmallow so I can save a lot of battery life with the Doze features (that is something I will definitely miss from my Xperia Z phones).
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 8:19 AM 0
Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012
You can always pick up the LG V10 and if the camera is not your thing and you like expandable storage you can always pick up the Moto X Style, Force, Play...Don't know how much the Motorolas devices cost in your region but they seem to be well priced for what they offer.
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 8:30 AM 1
Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 17, 2013
What about the Xiaomi Mi5? That is going to be the first smartphone with the SD820 and will supposedly sport a Force Touch Display Too..!! And its supposed to launch before any of these..!!
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 12:37 AM 4
Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 15, 2012
Still have my Z3 Compact and really no reason to upgrade. It's all I need and such a great size. There's nothing out there that even interests me. Either too big, too much, or crappy camera.
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 12:43 AM 5
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Waiting for Zenfone 3 I love my Zenfone 2
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 1:01 AM 3
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