Continuing our wrap up of 2016 we've picked the five best Smartphones released this year. Of the 36 phones released in Canada this year we feel that these are the best of the bunch. Compare all five right now through our site by clicking here.
Apple did just enough this year with their latest iPhone to warrant it making our list.
- 5.5" HD Retina Display
- 12MP rear camera - the highest rated smartphone camera by DxOMark Mobile.
- Built in Google Assistant
- Available from Rogers (+Fido), Bell (+Virgin mobile), TELUS (+Koodo Mobile), SaskTel, MTS, Videotron, WIND Mobile (unlocked retail)
- Released in September
The new Pixel, Phone by Google has a stunning, minimal design and an even better feature set.
- 5" display
- 12 MP camera with laster autofocus, dual LED flash and UHD 4K video recording
- 8.0 MG front-facing camera
- Available from Rogers (+Fido), Bell (+Virgin Mobile), TELUS (+Koodo Mobile), and Google Store
- Released in October
The iPhone SE gave us the power and features of an iPhone 6s in a familiar, convenient package.
- 4" Retina display
- 12.0 MP camera with 4k video recording
- 720p front-facing Facetime video
- Available from Bell (+Virgin Mobile), Rogers (+Fido), TELUS, SaskTel, Videotron, WIND Mobile
- Released in March
The LG G5 improved on the LG G4 with a better camera and faster processor.
- 5.3" Quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels
- 16.0 MP autofocus camera with a Wide Angle Lens and 8x digital zoom
- Ultra HD video recording (3840 x 2160)
- Modular Design with removable battery and camera attachments
- Available from Bell (+Virgin Mobile), Rogers, TELUS (+Koodo Mobile), SaskTel, Videotron
- Released in April
Samsung improved on the S6 by introducing a cutting edge smartphone with a curved design.
- 5.5" 534 ppi, Quad HD Super AMOLED
- Dual 12 MP autofocus camera with enhanced low light performance
- 5.0 MP front-facing camera with dual video call
- HD video recording (2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 240fps)
- Available from Rogers (+Fido), Bell (+Virgin mobile), TELUS (+Koodo Mobile), SaskTel, MTS, Videotron, WIND Mobile
- Released in March
Need to see them side by side? Compare the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Pixel Phone by Google, iPhone SE, LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.