Best Mobile Phones & Tablets of 2016 MWC Mobile World Conference

Mobile World Congress is a mecca for top phones & tablets and 2016 MWC hasn't left us disappointed, with many new flagships like Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10, Sony Xperia Z5, etc expected to be debuted. If you are looking for the best phones 2016 and top-rated tablets from 2016 Mobile World Congress, you are in the right place. With no further ado, just check out our top picks of 2016 WMC, whether you are hunting for a phablet-sized phone or a conventionally-sized pocket sidekick.

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From the most in-depth HTC 10 to Samsung's next flagship Galaxy S7, here are the best among 2016 phones and tablets from the world's largest mobile show.

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Overview of Top 6 Best Mobile Phone 2016

This year's Mobile World Congress 2016 was doozy, chock full of many new phones revealed by the likes of Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc. To save your time finding the best phones 2016, take a browse through our head-to-head guide. You will find not only the top phones of 2016 WMC like Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 vs HTC 10, etc but also other awesome phones to kick off 2016 like iPhone 7, LG G5, Project Ara, etc.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7's battery bump and strong camera make it sufficient for competing the best phones 2016. It has one of the best screens a phone can have nowadays. However, this new flagship is said to have a tough sell if without any tech media falling in love with it.

HTC 10

There are lot of awesome phones in 2016 that are bound to the competitors for HTC 10. But HTC usually manages to focus the mobile tech world attention on its latest 10 in 2016 MWC with its strong selling points like wireless charging and beautiful look better than the One M9.

Sony Xperia Z5

There's a lot riding on the Xperia Z4/Z3+ for Sony and the 2016 new phone amazes you as it touts a super-fast process, a camera upgrade, an octa-core Snapdragon 810,4GB of RAM, a Quad HD screen, a beefy 3420 mAh battery, alongside an improved 20.7 MP snapper.


If LG G4 is the very best phone in 2015, then things will get better with the 2016 new gadget LG G5, arriving with removable battery innovation, 4k display and eye scanner. Some users reported having touchscreen problems with LG G5. But in view of price tag & awesome specs, LG G5 is one of the best phones of 2016 to buy.

iPhone 7

Apple's 2016 new phone iPhone 7 is said to feature wireless charging, no more standard headphone jack, a new A10 processor, more powerful and power efficient than the A9 in the iPhone 6S. So we're confident that the iPhone 7 will surely suit your criteria in rating the best phones 2016.

Google Project Ara

Despite Google's modular smartphone is delayed, expectation to phone indicating the current customer trend of mobile tech doesn't slow down. It is one of the most competitive phones considered the best in 2016. However, if you like small-sized one, Ara isn't the best phone. And connectors and frame are a point of failure.

Top 3 Best Tablets 2016 You will Be most Excited about

When it comes to a new tablet at 2016 MWC, Sony's Xperia Z5 tablet stole most of its thunder. But this doesn't mean you have no other options since 2016 is full of many other amazing tablets, apart from the best mobile phone 2015. Just scroll down and you will find the right one on the list of the top tablets 2016 to maximize your mobile experience, from Apple's dominating iPad to Microsoft's Surface series of slates.

Sony Xperia Z5 Tablet

Perhaps the breathtaking Sony Xperia Z5 tablet is the best-ever one so far, with the thinnest 6.1mm 10" QHD display to rival iPad Plus, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 8 megapixels main camera, 5 megapixels front shooter and supports LTE, making it 2016 best Android tablet money can buy right now.

iPad Air 3

Apple's 2016 new tablet will continue its tradition of simplicity, power and sheer class. Although reports from Kuo indicate that new iPad will eschew 3D touch, it is likely to get pencil support. Since iPad Air has been often put on the top list of best tablets 2015-2016, the new iPad Air 2 will again shock us.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft came good with Surface Pro 3 which was awarded as best mobile tablet 2016 at the Global Mobile Awards 2015. Obviously, the Pro 4 will scale new heights as it's not only a big step up from Pro 3 but also come with much-talked Windows 10, probably Broadwell that improves performance & battery life.

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2012-2016 Top 5 Best Mobile Phones in and out of MWC

The best cell phones are never limited to the ones unveiled at MWC. Beyond the shocking reveals from MWC 2016, there are also many wonderful smartphones received high applauds over the recent years. Check out 2012 - 2016 best mobile phones.





Power & Battery

Pros and Cons

iPhone 6S

4.7-in retina HD display 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

A9 chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M9 motion coprocessor

iOS 9

Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G

iPhone 6S advantages:
1. Retina HD Display with 3D Touch
2. Function Powerful with A9 Processor
3. Amazing 12MP Rear Camera

iPhone 6S disadvantages:
1. High price tag
2. No substantive breakthrough on iOS
3. A Pending Question on Battery Issues

Samsung Galaxy S6

5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440-by- 2560 resolution at 577 ppi

Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor

Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)

Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery offers about Up to 17 h (3G)

Galaxy S6 advantages:
1. Faster and prominent performance
2. Support Nano-SIM feature
3. MST mobile payment support

Galaxy S6 disadvantages:
1. No FM Radio support
2. Non-removable battery device
3. No Expandable memory

Google Nexus 4

4.7-in screen with 1280-by-768-pixel resolution

quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor

Android Jelly Bean 4.2

A 2100 mAh battery offers about 15 hours of talk time and 390 hours of standby time

Nexus 4 advantages:
1. Improved build quality
2. Affordable

Nexus 4 disadvantages:
1. No LTE
2. No Micro-SD slot
3. Slow charging


5.2-in display with 1920x1080 (424 ppi) resolution

2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2 GB of RAM

Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean"

non-removable 3000 mAh battery

LG G2 advantages:
1. Beautiful screen
2. USB on the go

LG G2 disadvantages:
1. No camera button
2. 5.2inch screen is too large for some

Moto X

4.7-in HD 1280×720 (316 ppi) AMOLED (RGB)

custom-designed Natural Language Processor core and Contextual Awareness Processor core (for a total of 8 cores)

Android 4.2 JellyBean

non-removable 2200 mAh battery

Moto X advantages:
1. Excellent size for one-handed use
2. Hands-free with Touchless Controls
3. Easy to launch camera

Moto X disadvantages:
1. More expensive than more powerful competitorsg
2. Non-expandable memory
3. Non user-accessible battery

2012-2016 Top 5 Highest-rated Tablets

Each release of new tablets means big price drops upon the previous editions. If the best mobile phone 2016 list is not enough for your appetite and are thinking about diving in with best tablet 2016 in hand, these are the ones you should check out since these represent the highest-quality iOS, Android and Windows-based models.





Power & Battery


iPad Pro

12.9 inches (305.7 mm)2732-by-2048 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)

A9X chip with 64 bit architecture
M9 motion coprocessor

iOS 9

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi Fi, watching video, or listening to music

Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 8.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilisation, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

12-in 2160x1440 px (216 ppi) HD screen with 3:2 aspect ratio

4th generation Intel Core processor with TPM chip

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Built-in rechargeable 42 w.h (150 kJ) lithium-ion battery

Front: 5 MP, 1080p HD
Rear: 5 MP, 1080p HD

Google Nexus 9

8.9-in 2048x1536 screen with 4:3 aspect ratio at 281 ppi

64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 @ 2.5GHz, Kepler GPU

Android 5.0 ("Lollipop")

Internal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion polymer 3.8 V 25.46 w.h (6,700 mA.h) battery

Rear: 8 MP with flash HD (1080p) resolution
Front: 1.6 MP HD (720p) resolution

Galaxy Note 5

5.7-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution at 518 ppi

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

Android 5.1

3000 mAh battery

Rear: 16 megapixels
Front: 5-megapixel

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

7-in screen with 1280 × 800 px 216 PPI

1.5 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 4470

Android OS 4.2.2

4000 mAh 3.7V Battery

Front: HD 0.3 MP
Rear: 2 MP

No matter the phones like Huawei, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, iPhone Xs duke it out for the right to be called the best mobile phone, or the tablets such as Apple iPad Pro/Plus, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 are going to edge out their competitions, we just sit on the fence regarding which mobile is best and give you some detailed information for your reference. And it's totally hinging on your personal needs and favors in choose the best one.

Author: Abby Poole | Updated on Dec 26, 2019

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