What phone has impressed you the most so far in 2016?

So far in 2016, we've welcomed an intriguing selection of new phones, most of which were quite anticipated in the months immediate to their release. You know what phones we are talking about - Samsung, HTC, and LG's flagships, which are usually released in the first half of a given year and this is unlikely to change in the immediate future.

True, the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, HTC 10, and the LG G5 certainly make the most headlines, but they are not the only intriguing new handsets. There are others that deserve as much attention. For example, take the Xperia X Performance, the intriguing Xiaomi Mi 5, the budget Redmi 3, or the impressive Huawei P9 Plus - point is, if you're looking for worthy devices that are not necessarily as popular as the usual suspects, you have plenty of options.

So, let us hear you! What phone announced or released in 2016 so far has impressed you the most? Have in mind we've cherry-picked some of the more likely devices to have stroke a chord with you; in case we've missed an enticing phone, promptly forgive us and share it in the comments section right below!

What is the most impressive phone of 2016 so far?

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Apple iPhone SE
HTC 10
LG Stylus 2
Sony Xperia X Performance
Microsoft Lumia 650
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 3
Lenovo Vibe K5 / K5 Plus
Huawei P9
Huawei P9 Plus
Meizu Pro 6



1. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Since i couldn't vote on my phone, Htc 10 and S7/Edge.

26. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Do u know when 4k display phones will be launched? No z5 premium fraud, im talking abt proper 4k display all the time....?

57. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Because you want your battery to last less than 3 hrs. 4k on a phone is POINTLESS!!! As is Quad HD. And the VR argument is ridiculous. Let's ruin battery life for everyone so the 5% interested in VR can have a better experience. Manufacturers need to concentrate better battery solutions before even thinking about increasing resolution further. Even then the 4k screens should be limited dedicated VR headsets so us phone users can relish in true 2+ day battery life.

62. DefinitelyNotATroll

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Have you not seen the battery life on the s6 active, s7 edge?

59. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

How is it fraud? It has a 4k display all the time only rendering 1080p in menus the rest of the time it's upscaling to 4k

41. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

My dream phone is HTC 10-like Google Nexus. Period

45. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I would take s7 like nexus over it.

66. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I would take a S7 Edge Nexus Over that

61. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

LG G5 is the only choice. Can't believe how many sheep are on these forums.

2. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

HTC 10. Huge turn-around for HTC.

17. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Ture. HTC finally stopped compromising on the cameras on their flasgship phones like they did with the M7, M8 and M9.

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The top two being S7 and HTC 10 is accurate here. After the semi step back Samsung took with the S6 and HTC dropping the ball altogether with the M9, this is a great turnaround.

19. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Indeed! Best phone I ever owened. Software is sooo much better than Touchwiz-crap.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep...for YOU. Thank God many of us are smarter.

46. arcmess007

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Though i use iphone i miss software of my one M7.

63. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

touchwiz doesn't crap may be you are crappy! LOL

3. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

S7 Edge all the way.

4. Shocky unregistered

None of the above. They're good phones but impressive? Not really. I can think of a few individual features that are neat but they don't add a whole lot.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well the only phone in the pack with true features is the S7 Edge. The rest of them are toys in comparison.

53. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your kidding right?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

you cant compare LG Stylus 2, Xiaomi Redmi 3, and Lenovo Vibe K5 with flagships :-/

6. JooK...

Posts: 1; Member since: May 12, 2016


7. Flame_Hunter

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Turns out no Z5 in the list, I'll have to choose for my S7 Edge, but my vote supposedly is my Z5 Premium, it looks more natural than the picture taken on my S7 Edge.

15. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

the Z5 is last year's model...

8. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

htc 10, S7,E ugly.

9. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

htc 10 good.

10. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

i still love my V10 most compared to the others, but i'd go for a G5 or alternative Z5 compact...

11. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

incoming HTC fan hordes

12. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

At 899CNY so just 138$ the 360 Mobile N4 gets you 5.5 inch 1080p , Helio X20 ( MT6797m at just 2GHz not 2.3GHz) , 4GB RAM, 32GB NAND and microSD , 13MP and 5MP cams, 3080mAh with fast charging, fingerprint ,might be but not sure dust and water resistant IP67 , 149 × 75.7 × 8.35 mm , 140 grams. 4GB RAM, 32GB NAND, the slowest x20(but still pretty fast),faster charging are very impressive at this price point. Officialpagehttp://www.360shouji.com/zt/n4/index.html

14. Kumar123 unregistered

Most impressed with - Xiaomi Mi 5 Most unimpressed with - LG G5 and Galaxy S7, so far in 2016 but that may soon change if leaked moto X4 is true.

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