What is your favorite phone from the first half of 2016?


It's that time of the year: the first half of the year has passed and it was a frenzy of new announcements that changed the phone marketplace in a big way.

This means that it's time to take a look back and reminisce on the topic that us, tech enthusiasts, argue about often: what is the device that has deserved the honor to become your favorite in the first half of 2016?

We're talking about devices announced and released in the first half of the year, and this leaves some phones out: last year's iPhones don't qualify here, nor does the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

We've narrowed down your choice to only flagship-grade, interesting devices, and we've left the affordable ones out. The market for affordable phones is huge, but it is the mature, flagship-tier phones that are moving tech forward.

So which one is it: your favorite phone from the first half of 2016? Vote and let us know why you voted for that particular phone in the comments section.

What is your favorite phone from the first half of 2016?

Apple iPhone SE
4.04%
HTC 10
20.63%
Huawei P9
2.47%
LG G5
6.95%
Meizu Pro 6
0%
Nextbit Robin
0.67%
OnePlus 3
8.3%
Samsung Galaxy S7
8.52%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
0.45%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
41.7%
Sony Xperia X Performance
4.26%
Xiaomi Mi 5
2.02%

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96 Comments

1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Either the iPhone SE or HTC 10. Don't like the design of the sgs7

7. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

HTC 10 FTW

11. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Just got a new phone and the HTC 10 was tempting. Ultimately got the iPhone 6A after owning the HTC M8. I liked the HTC way better than the Samsung! I hope it picks up sales.

77. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is a lot of great phones this year. So many to choose from. It's hard to go wrong. I personally like larger displays on phones. Cameras are good enough these days, that it doesn't matter what phone you pick up. I love LG's G5 modular design. I can't wait to get the Moto Z and some of its mods this September.

79. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

the poll looks 100% right, the s7 and s7 edge as outsold the crap 6s and 6s plus for the past 3 months in the USA for the 1st time, this is no joke Yes you read right 3 months. And going by the above poll android gone all s7

8. pagal

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

An idot is confused between two very different types of phone.hahahahahah Joke of the day.

16. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

iPhone 6A???? Uhhhh maybe this September lol he or she forgot the "S"

58. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Typo 6S

98. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

No worries I've done the same, it's the spell hint on keyboard that does that if you don't watch it lol

17. rockzer

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

The best all round phone this year is the s7 and s7 edge.

21. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

S7,S7 edge yes!!! Can't wait till note 7, I mention it's the 777 lucky number for Samsung this year!!! ... No affending on Apple I'm sure I'll be attacked but the 7 is not for Apple!! If the ditched the infamous "S" it would be the big 10 I don't hate Apple 100% just like to see a big overhaul and change inside the iPhone not just a bigger plus and the force touch some other maker had that i believe b4 if not my apologies i had the 6S plus I got on eBay and was not the biggest thing yet like they say, that's why I got on eBay and re sold it for more than I paid for it, no way will I shove 900 buck for a device and thief restrictions what you can and cannot do like Apple does

22. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What?

25. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

WHAT??? Are you hopefully not like Mxyzptlk now? Just be yourself and no drama bashing i respect all replies to me but bashers like some on here i won't mention i won't even deal with

27. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Kiko007 has a point. Understanding you're post was a headache.

80. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Your all Apple that's why you don't get the point, but all good

95. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

You and kiko and Mxyzptlk are all trolling on here at least I get likes do you 3??

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not bashing you, just asking what you mean :).

81. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I respect that your welcome that reply has a +8 so obviously some understanding what I put, but no worries

88. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I think some of the users of this site would thumb up even a message of mass killing black people, if it would also have something bad about Apple...

99. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Why is that?? May i ask??

102. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe because of blind fanboy-ism.

100. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Not me I'm white and my aunt is married to a African American and he's the coolest guy you could ever meet and my fiancé is Mexican so there ya got it!! My family is mixed racial and we are proud of and and good looking kids come of it!!

82. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I respect that your welcome that reply has a +8 so obviously some understanding what I put, but no worries

83. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

This was for #27 amrose and 29 so it was double post

53. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The OP3 and P9 for me. I like the 10 to tho.

103. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

LOOOOOOOOOOL

2. avatar unregistered

does anyone noticed how they put first the apple SE?

3. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Does it really matter?

5. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

It will end up last though

9. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

We all know you are trying to point out something but unfortunately for you the reason why it's first is because the list is in alphabetical order.

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