If you’re looking for the best new phone of 2016, a good place to start is always with the batch of smartphones that inevitably launches at Mobile World Congress (MWC) each year. And 2016’s MWC certainly didn’t disappoint! For instance, this year LG launched what looks like it’s best phone ever — and what could shape up to be THE best Android phone of the year (we’ll see, but it will certainly be hard to top in terms of what it can do). Samsung also updated it’s flagship Galaxy lineup, Alcatel threw down the gauntlet in terms of phone packaging (wait until you see what they did) and Sony debuted some really interesting camera upgrades for their Xperia X lineup. Of course, there were a few potential flops, but we won’t mention any of those here.
Mobile World Congress is also an event that tends to set the pace for where all non-Apple phones are headed in the coming months and this year is no different. Several trends are already becoming apparent. A couple I’ve noticed: always on screens and phones with exclusive accessories (ranging from cameras to robots to smart ear pieces).
Here’s a glimpse at the best, coolest and most interesting new phones of 2016 which just launched at MWC. But first, check out the best selling smartphones on Amazon right now for comparison.
The LG G5 is the first phone in a long time to actually think outside the typical box which easily makes it the coolest phone launched at MWC 2016. The big innovation with the G5: “Friends” or modular extras which let you expand and tailor the capabilities of the phone. Basically, the bottom of the phone slides out (along with the battery pack) and lets you slide in a new module. Apparently, the G5 boots up in just a few seconds making switching modules less painful than it might sound.
First off, there’s a camera grip module which makes taking pictures easier (or at least more comfortable) and also adds additional battery life. It’s called the LG Cam Plus and I have to say this is potentially a really nice feature but I can’t imagine carrying this around in my pocket (would it even fit?). Additional modules include a 360 cam dubbed the LG 360 Cam, a sleeker VR headset which plugs into the phone via a cable rather than using the ...