Cell phones are something of a necessity these days, especially ones that can do it all. That is to say, everyone wants a cell phone with a decent camera, great performance, quality sound and versatility. The best and most popular smartphones offer a little something for everyone, no matter what you are looking for in a cell phone. Depending on your priorities, whether that be the best camera, the best performance or the most versatility, some cell phones may be more appropriate options than others. But with all the options out there, narrowing them down to just a few cell phones can be quite difficult. Fortunately, our list of the top cell phones of the year may make things a little easier for you. Read on to learn more about the top 5 cell phones currently on the market.
Top-Rated Cell Phones:
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
- iPhone 7
- HTC 10
- LG V20
- Microsoft Lumia 650
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
The Samsung Galaxy has long been one of the most popular cell phones available. Looking sleeker and performing better than ever, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features a full HD display that wraps around the sides and the most powerful battery yet. The 3600 mAh battery offers fast and wireless charging that can charge phones from 0 to 100% in no time. It also offers a 12 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front facing camera for taking high quality photos. In addition to 32 GB of internal storage, galaxy users can increase their storage through the use of a Micro SD storage card. Also unique to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is a water-resistant casing and unique features like Samsung Pay that acts like a virtual wallet for all your debit and credit cards.
- Wireless charging capability
- Expandable storage
- Unique features like Samsung Pay
The iPhone is easily one of the most desirable cell phones on the market, not only for its user-friendliness and performance, but for the sheer number of apps offered by its app store. Featuring a brand new camera system, improved performance and battery life, the iPhone 7 is truly one of the best iPhones to-date. The iPhone 7 is also splash and water resistant-protecting your phones from spills. A 12 MP camaera and a 7 MP HD Facetime Camera improve the picture quality of pictures and video. Lastly, a new stereo speaker system provides the best audio of an iPhone thus far.
- Stereo audio system
- Brand new camera system with 12 MP camera
- Huge App store
A little lesser known than most smartphones on the market, the HTC 10 is a true Gem and that’s putting it lightly. It actually offers some of the best Android performance of any cell phone on the market. Featuring high resolution sound and a high resolution display, the HTC looks and sounds great. Unique to the HTC 10, this smartphone offers more customization than any other cell phone, even allowing you to change your phone’s theme. Best of all, the HTC 10’s camera is capable of taking ultra high quality images in both the front and back cameras, even in low lighting. As for the HTC 10’s battery, it can stay charged for an impressive 2 days on a single charge with normal use, and also features a Rapid Charger for faster charging. Like the Samsung Galaxy, it also offers expandable storage.
- High resolution front and rear camera
- More customization options
- Best Android performance
The LG V20 offers clearer, smoother video and sound and a wider lens capable of capturing even more. Using the Android 7.0 Nougat system, it offers improved performance and productivity. It also allows for a longer lasting battery life. Its Quad-HD display provides a higher quality photos with greater detail, improved contrast and deeper colors. Most important to note - its easily the most affordable cell phone on this list.
- Renders high quality image and sound
- Features Android 7.0 Nougat System
- An affordable smartphone option
Microsoft Lumia 650
The Microsoft Lumia 650 features a 5 inch HD display and an 8 MP camera. It features up to 16 GB of storage but the option of adding more storage, up to 200GB with the use of a MicroSD card. The Microsoft Lumia 650 features the Windows 10 operating system, making it the perfect cell phone for those PC users that are already familiar with it. It’s the perfect cell phone for business and office use.
- Uses Windows 10 operating system
- Features a Quad-HD display
- Features an 8 MP camera
There are numerous cell phone choices these days, all with their fair share of advantages. Even between the three main operating systems: iOS, Android and Windows, there are plenty of options. But the top 5 cell phones on the market have already proven themselves in a number of ways offering top quality performance and amazing features that you just can’t miss.