In the third-quarter of 2014, with almost 50 percent of market share, Android enabled devices dominated the market in India. In the same year, Android-based smartphones claimed a global market share of 80 percent, according to data published by Statista. Android is one of the most widely used mobile operating systems these days, and Samsung has been one of its key beneficiaries, with its “Galaxy” series of devices, all running on this OS. Owned by American company, Google, Android commonly comes installed on a variety of touch screen mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, offering users access to Google’s own services, including Search, YouTube, Maps, Gmail and more.
Best Android Mobile Phones for 2017
This is a smartphone with Android 7.1 made by Google through and through, be it the design or the software of the phone. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821, with a superb 2K display, the 5.5-inch makes this Google product standout amongst the crowd. It has 4 GB storage, a 12.3 MP camera and a 3450mAh battery.
2. LG G5
LG’s flagship and the world’s first modular smartphone with fingerprint sensor, LG G5 incorporates the best specifications available on the latest Android mobiles. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, with 4 GB RAM, this smartphone has a delightful 5.3 inch display, offering a 2560X1440 pixel screen resolution. Buyers will get accessories like camera grip with extra battery and an external amplifier along with the purchase.
3. OnePlus 3T
Popularly tagged as an all-rounder, offering the best performance-to-price ratio compared to its competitions, the OnePlus 3T, with a 5.5 inch display, is an all metal smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC. It comes with 6GB of RAM and a 16MP camera on the back. Its battery lets you go on for a whole day on a single charge.
4. HTC 10
Flaunting the suave HTC design, this smartphone houses the latest generation hardware. The best audio quality is the feature that will compel you to purchase this Android phone. It comes with an OIS-assisted 12MP Ultrapixel rear camera along with an OIS on the front for great photography experiences.
5. Xiomi Mi5
An upgraded version of the flagship Mi4, launched after two year in India, the Mi5 has a glass-and-metal chassis as part of its incredibly ergonomic body. Like all the other flagship Android phones available in India, this one is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, with a good 5.15 inch display offering a well-balanced colour gamut. Its 300mAh battery can last through the entire day.
6. Huawei P9
Offering a brilliant two-camera setup with Leica-certified SUMMARIT lenses to shoot the best ‘bokeh’ effects, this Android phone has one of the best design features and all the expected hardware. Powered by Kirin 955 SoC, the smartphone delivers a decent gaming experience and multi-tasking capabilities.
This affordable smartphone offers a flagship class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, and is slightly larger than its counterparts, with a 5.7 inch display. Its 2K display is great from all the viewing angles. On purchase, the buyer also gets free subscription of Le’s live TV and movie content.
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