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The Year In Review: The Best Huawei 2016 Smartphones

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The best Huawei 2016 smartphones were the Huawei Nexus 6P, the Huawei Honor 5C, the Huawei P9 and the Huawei Honor 8. Huawei may have released so many smartphones this year but they made sure all of them are strong in terms of quality.

The Huawei P9, according to GSM Arena, impressed critics with its secondary black and white lens and that automatically puts it in the conversation among the best Huawei 2016 smartphones. It has a 5.2" IPS 1080p display that runs on the latest Kirin 955 chipset along with 3GB of RAM. Photographers will love this model because of the pair of 12MP cameras co-designed with Leica. Those who are into selfies will not be disappointed because of the front 8MP camera.

The Huawei Honor 8, according to Phone Rated, has a 12MP back camera and an 8MP front camera. The camera has a hybrid autofocus, laser focus and dual ISP which brings it among the best Huawei 2016 smartphones. It has a 3000mAh with dual 2.5D glass layers and an aluminum alloy frame.

The Huawei Honor 5C has a unique feature in the dual-antenna system for calls which means that it can go back and forth between two network antennas that can both stand by its own depending on the signal strength. It operates on a Kirin 650 split-octa-core processor along with a 3000mAh battery power and that immediately puts it on the top of the best Huawei 2016 smartphones. The back camera is a 13MP camera while on the front is an 8MP camera.

The Huawei Nexus 6P is the first phone along with LG's 5X to have the Android 6.0 Marshmallow which makes the phone among the best Huawei 2016 smartphones. It also joins the other flagship phones from other major brands in using fingerprint-based user ID. It also has a USB Type-C that facilitates faster battery charging and data transfers.

Check out this review of the Huawei Honor 8:

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