11 Best Android smartphones for working and playing (November)

In this half of the year, there are so many Android smartphones launched and introduced to consumers. But which ones are the best Android smartphones in this November? Check out the list below! 

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1. Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Best with a stylus

Being the latest smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy Note series, Note 5 sports the special feature of the line. It is the S Pen with improved functions, so you can use it to do a lot of things on your machine such as writing a note and drawing something. There is a button that you can click to take the pen out more easily. Some main Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs can be found below:

– Display: 5.7-inch 2K Super AMOLED
– Processor: Exynos 7420
– Camera: 16MP + 5MP
RAM: 4GB + 32/64GB
– Battery: 3,000mAh

2. Google Nexus 6P: First phone out with Android Marshmallow

Of course Nexus 6P along with Nexus 5X is the first phone coming out with Android 6.0 – the latest Android OS with many interesting updates such as “Google Now on Tap”, on the market since they are Google’s flagship products. Furthermore, Google Nexus 6P specs basically contain a 5.7-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (V2.1) chip and a 3,450mAh battery.

3. Sony Xperia Z5: Camera

In a recent report of DxOMark (a trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings), Sony Xperia Z5 camera was proved to be the winner in the list of devices capturing the most beautiful photos. As we know, Z5 has a 23 mega-pixel rear snapper whose sensor measures 1/2.3 inches and sports a maximum light sensitivity/ISO of12800 and 192 Autofocus Points. Therefore, if having a Z5, you can take as many awesome pictures as possible to remind you wonder moments!

4. Meizu PRO 5: Antutu winner

Meizu PRO 5 is a flagship phablet from Meizu in this H2 of 2015. Powered by a Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC chipset, PRO 5 can be just as powerful as many Samsung’s flagships this year. Besides, there are 3/4GB RAM, a 21MP cam on the back, a 5.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display, and a 3,050mAh battery to be on-board. The whole handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Meizu Flyme 5 UI available on top of it. One thing about this smartphone that we cannot forget to mention is its Antutu score. The PRO 5 has topped the Antutu list in the Q3, 2015.

5. OnePlus X: Beautiful, powerful and affordable

This is a mid-range phone made by OnePlus. Despite not being a flagship, OnePlus X specs are so strong compared to many other devices in its kind and even the cost is pretty reasonable, $249 (RM1,070) to be specific. Spec-wise, it is equipped with a 5.0-inch Full HD Active Matrix OLED display, a 2,525mAh battery, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB ROM.

As for the camera, there are a 13MP rear f/2.2 snapper with 0.2-second autofocus plus an up to 8MP front-facing shooter, perfect for selfies. Similar its bigger brother OnePlus Two, the X runs on OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

6. BlackBerry Priv: Clever slide-out keyboard

This is the first phone running on Android operating system produced by BlackBerry. Moreover, it has strong security features to make sure that your privacy is always safe. BlackBerry Priv specs include a 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, a Snapdragon 808 chip, a 3,410mAh battery and a combo of a 18MP rear and a 2 MP front camera. In addition, its clever slide-out keyboard will help you a lot when you want to type something. Though the keyboard is smaller than some BlackBerry handsets’, it is still pretty easy to use at speed.

7. ASUS ZenFone Selfie: Perfect selfie cam

Yes, we know have talked about ASUS ZenFone Selfie for many time, but you have to admit that the phone is so gorgeous when it comes to taking selfies. No doubt that it is still a very strong competitor among best selfie smartphones, especially if you check out the ASUS ZenFone Selfie price, from RM988.

Asus Zenfone Selfie specs

 DeviceASUS ZenFone Selfie
Display5.5-inch Full HD
ProcessorSnapdragon 615
OSASUS ZenUI with Android 5.0 Lollipop
Front camera13 MP with f/2.0-aperture, dual LED flash
Rear camera13 MP with f/2.0-aperture, AF lens, dual LED flash
RAM2 GB/3 GB (LPDDR3)
Storage16 GB/32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
Battery3000 mAh removable
NetworkDual SIM (LTE + LTE)
ColorsUV coating: Pure White, Aqua Blue, Chick Pink
Hairline design: Glacier Grey, Sheer Gold, Glamour Red

8. Acer Predator 6: A beast for playing games

It is a machine aiming at gamers who want a powerful beast for their large games as it has a huge screen of 6 inches and great Acer Predator 6 specs including a deca-core processor and 4GB RAM. Besides, Acer Predator 6 camera is said to be a whooping 21MP sensor, which rivals that of Sony’s previous flagship –Sony Xperia Z3. So, if you want to play game in a “fast and furious” way, don’t miss this beast!

9. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Best display

Sony would be proud of being the first manufacturer in the world to produce a flagship smartphone like Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with up to 4K display and super high 806 PPI. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium uses a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen. However, the problem making people concern about the handset is quite similar to the prob of TV 4K. It is the fact of lacking original 4K contents, which will force the machine to upscale the images and videos to 4K and normally their qualities will not be as good as the original’s. Anyhow, a Z5 Premium is promising to bring you great experience with the display.

10. Marshall London: Sound is a priority

Yes, we can easily recognize that this phone is designed to look like amplifiers and headphones which Marshall is famous for. Specifically, London has a Digital Analogue Converter to make audio sound much impressive. Additionally, two headphone sockets can enable you and your friend to listen to music at the same time. Some Marshmallow London specs are a 4.7-inch HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, an 8MP rear plus a 2MP front shooter, a removable 2,500mAh battery and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. Interestingly, you can find out that there is a wheel on one side of the phone to help control the volume.

11. LG V10: Special with a dual display

It looks pretty big due to the 5.7-inch Quad HD main and 2.1-inch secondary display on the front, but impressive! With the smaller screen, you can easily receive notifications popped up on it, quickly use some apps by clicking their shortcuts, control music, and check for calendar, events as well as your personal message. So convenient and helpful for working and playing, right?!

 

Well, those are the BEST 11 Android smartphones you can find on the mobile market now to make your life more comfortable. Each of them has its own special feature which will meet your demands. Then, have you made up your mind? Which one would you want to have most? Share with us!