Top Rated Android Phones in 2016

PC World's top-rated Android Phones

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Pixel XL
5.00

1. ​Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter

It is as good as or incrementally better than everything else on the market but the A.I-enhanced Google Assistant elevates it to another level of smartphone technology. However, now that Google's amazing Daydream VR is here - and it's currently ...
Review Date: 11th Nov., 2016
RRP: $ 1,269.00
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P9
4.50

2. ​Huawei P9 smartphone review: lifting photography to another level... sometimes.

The P9 is a decent mid-range phone with best-on-the-market fingerprint reader and potentially the best camera of any phone (including many compact cameras).
Review Date: 20th Oct., 2016
RRP: $ 799.00
Mate 8
4.25

3. ​Huawei Mate 8 review: probably the best all-round Android phone you can buy

A great-value, great all-round Android phone.
Review Date: 23rd June, 2016
RRP: $ 899.00
F1s
4.25

4. ​Oppo F1s review: 2016 has another King of the Best Value phones

At under $350 the F1s is a steal. It has features we'd like to see on top-end phones like fast fingerprint unlocking, free case and a three day battery life. Just beware of the camera performance and processing delay with ...
Review Date: 2nd Sept., 2016
RRP: $ 348.00
Xperia Z5 Compact
5.00
RRP: $ 849.00
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X Force
4.00

7. ​Moto X Force review: Leading features from a mid-range phone

If you can put the fact that this phone launched overseas a year ago out of your head, this is still one of the best mid-range phones on the market and one that beats the best on the market in ...
Review Date: 6th Sept., 2016
RRP: $ 599.00
Galaxy S7 Edge
3.50

8. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review

It's priced to ride the coat tails of the iPhone. But while it is a very good Android device, there is much better value to be had elsewhere.
Review Date: 14th July, 2016
RRP: $ 1,249.00
Idol 4S
4.00

9. ​Alcatel Idol 4S review: King of the mid-range?

Alcatel is pushing out of its budget-brand comfort zone with a well-specified mid-range offering. The screen and cameras are attractive, but prices of better rivals are falling fast.
Review Date: 15th July, 2016
RRP: $ 599.00
Galaxy Note 7
3.00

10. ​Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review

At $1349 we expect perfection and this isn't it. The lack of bezel means input mistakes are a constant bugbear. But the screen is good and the Iris scanner interesting. There's better value to be had everywhere else, though.
Review Date: 16th Aug., 2016
RRP: $ 1,349.00
G4 Plus
4.00

11. Is this the best value phone on the market? Moto G4 Plus review

It's not much of a looker but its a great performer. Specs and features are high end and the price stays low. Camera performance could be better though.
Review Date: 8th July, 2016
RRP: $ 399.00
Xperia X Performance
1.50

12. ​Sony Xperia X Performance review: Sony’s most disappointing product in years

A mediocre, mid-range phone at a massive price. The Huawei P9 is a better buy than the entire Xperia X range.
Review Date: 30th June, 2016
RRP: $ 999.00
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