So the biggest tech show, Consumers Electronic Show 2016 is over and boy, it was great! It was a melting pot for all the greatest, the best and the craziest pieces of technology yet. Including from headbands to cool geeky gaming stuff to cars and all, it was really grand. The biggest companies like Samsung, Huawei and LG were there along with some you’ve never even heard of, like the Nuu Mobile. But no matter who were and weren’t there, it had something for everyone. It will be impossible to talk about all the cool things that were there but for now, we’ll stick to the best smartphones that were there. So, here are some of the smartphones that stole the show in this year’s CES in 5 Best Phones at CES 2016.
The number of smartphones that were there was huge, but even so, this year’s smartphones at the CES were a little unappealing. Only a few stood out among a huge pile of others that were absolutely underwhelming. So, here are those that stood out in 5 Best Phones at CES 2016.
1) Huawei Honor 5X
The Huawei Honor 5X is launching in the US market this year. Honor, is a sub-company of Huawei and is known for giving it’s customers more for less. Yes, the Honor 5X only costs about $200 but features flagship like specs and a premium design as well. The Honor 5X has a metal frame, which feels quite premium to hold. A 13 MP rear / 5 MP front camera is on it with a 3000 mAh battery that can go on. A 16 GB of internal storage with a 128 GB expandable option is also available in it.
The phone rocks a 5.5″ IPS LCD 1080p HD display and brings a mid-power Snapdragon 615 chipset on board. With options available for 2 GB and 3 GB RAM, this phone might be able to provide you with the power you need. It will be running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, with Huawei’s own EMUI 3.1 for great user experience. Another great feature here is the fingerprint sensor. All these for only $200! Well, you can’t steal the spotlight for less than this, which is why this phone made it on 5 Best Phones at CES 2016.
2) LG K1o
The LG K10 is the bigger of the two smartphones of the K-series that showed up at CES 2016. The K7 is a simple smartphone without much to offer, while the K10 has some good specs. It also belongs to the lower mid-range group. The K10 has a 5.5″ screen with 720 p IPS LCD display and the premium glossy design, which seems more fashion conscious as the body catches fingerprints in no time. The battery is set at 2300 mAh but it’s other specs are a lot confusing.
It comes in varying choices of RAM – 1 / 1.5 / 2 GB depending on the market variations, and a 13 MP camera for the LTE model while 8 MP for 3G model. The internal storage also varies at 8 GB and 1 GB. And if it wasn’t confusing for you, then, it’s chipset varies with the model as well. While it has a 64-bit processor, the chipset might vary with either quad-core 1.2 GHz or an octa-core 1.14 GHz for the LTE model while the 3G model has fixed 1.3 GHz. The K10 has also utilized the rear control deck feature from other the G-series as well, which makes for a comfortable configuration. Overall, this phone still proved to be better than a lot others that were there.
3) LeTV Le Max Pro
If you’re thinking there weren’t any high-end smartphones in the CES 2016, you’re wrong. There weren’t any from the popular phone brands that we knew of, but it gave smaller phone manufacturer’s a chance to shine. That being said, something big has come from the lesser known brand (honestly, I hadn’t even heard about it!). The LeTV’s Le Max Pro, is the first smartphone to be sporting the Qualcomm’s new 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 820 processor! That’s big news and a lot of power. Running on Android Marshmallow and with 4 GB of RAM, this should mean a Godlike performance.
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With an all metal unibody construction, the phone might be too large as it has 6.3″ screen but it also rocks a QHD 1440 * 2560 display. It also features a 21 MP rear camera plus a 2 MP ‘Ultrapixel’ front, and comes in storage options of internal 32, 64 or 128 GB storage. It has a 3400 mAh battery which is big, but with the Snapdragon 820 and it’s Quick Charge 2.0 feature, it should go on and on. Sure, this phone is definitely bound to be a two-hander, but with it’s such high-end specs, we might be able to overlook it.
4) Acer Liquid Jade Primo
If Microsoft Lumia 950 didn’t have any competition before, well, now it does. The new Acer Liquid Jade Primo is a Windows phone running on Windows 10 OS and with the same level specs as that of the Lumia 950. Windows phones aren’t getting any more popular, but nevertheless, this is one cool smartphone, which features Windows Continuum, can turn your phone into a full PC. It’s got a typical Acer design with a huge round 21 MP camera at the back of a curvy body, that will feel good in your hands, though.
It’s a 5.5″ phone, with an AMOLED 1080p display covered in 2.5D glass that means great contrast. It runs on Snapdragon 808, which is quite powerful when added with it’s 3 GB of RAM. With no word on the battery though, the greatest draw to the phone is the Windows Continuum, which will enable us to use peripherals like keyboards, monitors and mouse on the phone, just like on a computer. It can also do any other functions a PC can like MS Office and such, whose applicability is a little unknown. The brushed metal finish phone is on the list of 5 Best Phones at CES 2016 as it can provide a better value than the Microsoft Lumia phones.
5) Google & Lenovo Project Tango
Google’s Project Tango is a technology that combines 3D motion tracking with depth sensing to give your phones the ability to detect their position relative to the world around them. If that’s to complicated, then know this, it will be able to navigate you indoors as well as outside. This is an ongoing project, and Google and Lenovo are teaming up to build a smartphone to navigate you effortlessly, no matter where you are.
Google and Lenovo made news at the CES with their joint efforts with their prototype device, but not much is known about the device, as it’s still in progress. But it’s very interesting to think about, and it impressed many at CES 2016, and that’s why it made to the 5 Best Phones at CES 2016. Lenovo says that the smartphone running Project Tango will be less than 6.5″ in size and will be available this summer for under $500. Can’t wait to see what it will be like, right?
Well, these are the 5 Best Phones at CES 2016 and yes, there are other cool smartphones worth mentioning. The Nexus 6P is available in Gold version in Japan, and it was also one of the top attractions at this CES. Other than that, the show was ruled by middle range smartphones, like the Yezz Sfera, which features a Go-Pro like camera on an Android smartphone with which you can take 360-degree pictures and videos. Some others are the cheap but high-end ZTE Grand X3, Alcatel Fierce XL and the Nuu Mobile X4, which were pretty impressive but couldn’t make it to the top 5 Best Phones at CES 2016.
So, that’s it for 5 Best Phones at CES 2016. The CES is over, but eagerly waiting for the MWC to see that best of smartphones. Thanks for reading and stay with us for more such news and information.