So, yeah.. The most awaited announcement of 2016 has been done by Tim Cook and the iPhone 7 is now official. The phone is already up for pre-order in many western countries, and it will reach India on October 7. Just like past few years, the iPhone 7 will also be priced starting Rs. 60,000 and we need to find some Android alternatives and save a few bucks. Here are the best iPhone 7 Android alternatives that you might like to consider.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – Price: Rs. 59,990
The latest flagship from Samsung is a powerhouse and sports top of the line specifications. Besides the popular S-Pen functionalities, the new Note 7 also comes with an iris scanner which acts as an additional layer of security for locking your device, besides the fingerprint scanner.
Coming to the usual specifications, the device is powered by a powerful Exynos 8890 SoC along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The front has a 2K 5.7-inch display which is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. An advanced 12 MP shooter sits on the back and there is a 5 MP camera on the front. Check innovations introduced in Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
2. LG G5 – Price: Rs. 46,990
This year, LG went a step ahead and brought quite good innovation in their flagship device. The LG G5 is one of the first devices in the industry to come with a modular design. You can use the slide-out modules to customise the device and add additional capabilities according to your wish.
Being a modular phone, the LG G5 is certainly one of the best iPhone 7 Android alternatives. The G5 comes with a 5.3-inch 2K display and comes powered by the mighty Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4 GB of RAM. It does come with a fingerprint scanner and has a good 16 MP primary camera.
3. HTC 10 – Price: 47,990
It seems like HTC is very likely to see some better days after they announced their latest flagship HTC 10. The company has been quite experimental with the 10 and was able to make and almost perfect device. Its updated design language and chamfered edges make it a lot more appealing.
HTC has done away with the stereo speakers but has retained the Boomsound technology which makes the single speaker of the device sound better. A high-end Snapdragon 820 processor powers the device and it comes with a 12 MP camera on the back. The battery capacity of the HTC 10 is rated at 3000 mAh. Know The Best HTC Phones Under Rs 20000 You Can Buy Right Now
4. Sony Xperia XZ – Rs. 50,000 (expected)
Sony has just announced the Xperia XZ at IFA 2016 and it isn’t available for sale yet. But looking at the device’s details, it seems that the XZ will give iPhone 7 a run for its money. The company has updated the design language of their latest flagship and it now looks much better.
A 23 MP camera is on the back, while a 13 MP shooter sits on the front. Going by the history of smartphone cameras, Sony will again prove that it has one of the best camera modules. The device will have a 5.2-inch FHD display and will be powered by with Snapdragon 820 and 3 GB of RAM.
5. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – Price: Rs. 50,990
Launched earlier this year, the Galaxy S7 edge brought a lot of improvements that were criticized by the users in the earlier version. The new S7 edge has a bigger battery, expandable storage, reduced camera bump and what not. The Galaxy S7 edge is one of the most perfect flagship smartphones ever made!
It has a 5.5-inch 2K best-in-class AMOLED panel and has 12 MP rear camera that offers amazing image quality. In India, it comes powered by Exynos processor and is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. As mentioned above, the battery capacity of the device is 3600 mAh and offers brilliant battery backup.
Google Pixel phone – Price: Rs. 45,000 (expected, for Google Pixel XL)
Google smartphones are the only devices that create so much buzz besides the Apple iPhones. Considering the leaks and rumours regarding this year’s Google Pixel phones, it seems that they will be one of best iPhone 7 Android alternatives. First of all, the new phones will be called Pixel, and not Nexus.
As per the leaks, Google will launch two Pixel phones and both will be manufactured by HTC. The high-end variant will come with top of the line specifications and will boast the best features available in the market. Plus, they will also get all the latest Android updates, just like the Nexus devices.
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