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Best Android phones of 2016

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Samsung Galaxy S6

Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.

Price: $0.00 - $579.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding The first great smartphone of 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung's striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition.

Price: $329.99 - $759.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is excellent overall, and the only phone to buy if you want to write by hand. However, you'll pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from last year's model, and less pricey competitors will satisfy many.

Price: $0.00 - $699.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Google Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P doesn't have the most inspiring design, but when it comes to hardware prowess, value for money and Google extras, this best-ever Nexus is hard to beat.

Price: $639.98 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

By squashing powerful specs into a smaller, water-resistant body, the Z5 Compact earns the title of best "mini" Android phone.

Price: $651.90 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

LG V10

Packed to the brim with features, the V10 is LG's best smartphone yet. But if you don't need two front cameras and dual displays, look elsewhere for something less expensive.

Price: $249.99 - $699.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5)

Delivering midrange features at an entry-level price, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is the company's best smartphone to date -- and a great deal for the money.

Price: $233.39 - $294.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Motorola Moto G Late 2015

With added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.

Price: $179.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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