The Best Smartphone In India in 2016

The end of 2016 is near, it's festive season, heavy discounts are being offered on most things you see in the market. But for a resident gadget geek, the most important thing would be either satisfying himself with the knowledge that he/she already owns the best smartphone in India or starting the the new year by getting one.

So, how do you know if you, dear gadget geek, already own the best smartphone in India or not?

Let's start off by gauging the brand status. If your smartphone isn't in the top three largest phones manufacturer's list, it probably isn't the best. Which are the top 3 smartphone manufacturers in the world? Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Didn't make the cut? You know what to do.

Then come the specs. For your smartphone to be the best, it must have state of the art specs and should be able to give most leading devices a run for their money. Top three things that most people look at before buying a smartphone are its OS and processor, camera and battery life.

Apple's latest flagship device iPhone 7 Plus runs iOS 10.0 (upgradable) on a home grown Quad Core Apple 10 fusion chipset (3GB RAM) that clocks a processing speed of 2.23GHz. It features a 12 megapixel dual parallel lens rear camera that offers crisp photography in both low light and daylight conditions. It also features a 2900mAh battery acknowledged to last a day of intensive use.

Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 was, well, flammable and bombed in the market. Its next best device is the Galaxy S7 Edge that runs Android Marshmallow 6.0 (upgradable) on a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Exynos 8890 Octa Core chipset (4GB RAM) that clocks a processing speed of 2.3GHz. It features a regular 12MP rear shooter which is known for good photography, but nothing exceptional. It scores well on the power front with a massive 3600mAh battery known to last a little over a day of intensive use.

Huawei's flagship, Huawei P9 is a stellar device that has the best of both iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0 (upgradable) on a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset (4GB RAM) that clocks a processing speed of 2.5GHz. Its camera is its most unique feature- a dual parallel lens set up co-engineered with Leica, with dedicated monochrome and RGB sensors for quality pictures, nothing short of a DSLR camera. Its 3000mAh battery adds the cherry on top of the icing.