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These are the best phones of 2016

Our top phones of the year change as new handsets knock out the old. Here are the phones we're loving now.

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Jessica Dolcourt
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Our current faves

So many phones, so little time. We cut through the noise with our top picks.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

The best premium Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has terrific speed and battery life. It throws in the hardware goodies we like, too, like wireless charging and a water-resistant body.

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OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is our favorite midprice phone. Its metal build and competence make the unlocked phone an instant winner.

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Motorola Moto G4

The best budget phone money can buy, the Motorola Moto G4 gives you quite a lot for a little.

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Google Nexus 6P

The Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P is still a goodie, but we can hardly hold our horses waiting for the next Nexus to arrive with Google's new Android Nougat software.

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iPhone 6S

Apple's iPhone 6S has been good to us, but you should wait until fall for the iPhone 7 to come out -- that'll give you a new handset option and a cheaper 6S if your heart's still set on this one.

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