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Best Unlocked Android Phones of 2016

The largest portion of current mobile market is dominated by mighty Android operating system, where the list of best unlocked android phone becomes the talk of the town in each year. 2016 is not an exception, and myth, rumor and disclosure of best unlocked android have already been featured so many times all around the globe in the current year. This article is designed with best cheap unlocked android phone, so read on and inform yourself about the latest news of it.

Here are the 10 best unlocked android phones with images, introduction along with other features. We are starting from low to high price from top to bottom.

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1. MOTO E

This is a nice budget smartphone that goes under the hood of best cheap unlocked android phone. It comes with a great 5 megapixel rear camera though the camera has no flash. Having the internal memory of 8 GB, the phone can be added with extra memory with micro SD card. Moto E is run on Android 6.0 version which gives a nice operating experience to the users as the phone is speedy enough for most of the functions in it. The decent 4.5-inch display can accommodate well any photo or video on the screen.

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OS: Android 5.0

Display: 4.5 inches (960*540 pixels)

CPU:1.2-GHz Snapdragon 410

RAM: 1 GB

2. HUAWEI HONOR 5X

When it comes to choose from a low budget smartphone, there might be a lot of limitations, but Huawei's Honor 5X is, in a sense, a good fit for all types of functions on a smartphone. The phone runs on the latest Android 5.1. It has a large display of 5.5 inches. Qualcomm snapdragon processor gives a lot of speed to the smartphone. As the smartphone has 2 GB of RAM, it is expected to run any high quality games or other apps on it.

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OS:Android 5.1

Display:5.5 inches (1920 x 1080)

CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 646

RAM: 2 GB

3. ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 3

Another best cheap unlocked android phone with big full HD display (5.5 inches), but at a cheap rate is Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. It has 13 megapixel camera that can capture any moment of your life without any hassle. With the phone, you can have at least long 9 hours of talk time facilities. It is sported with 2 GB RAM, so it can give you a better multi tasking experience.

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OS:Android 5.0

Display:5.5 inches (1920 x 1080)

CPU:1.5-GHz Snapdragon 615

RAM: 2 GB

4. GOOGLE NEXUS 5X

At an affordable rate, you can do plenty of things with this great low end mobile set. It has great camera that can snap great pictures and record decent videos as well.The large 5.2 inches display sported with the set can show you anything without the pain of your eyes. Talking about the CPU can please you a lot as there is a hexacore processor used in the smartphone.

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OS:Android 6.0

Display:5.2 inches (1920 x 1080)

CPU:1.8-GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808

RAM: 2 GB

5. GOOGLE NEXUS 6P

Nexus phone is always a charm to the mobile phone lovers, and Google Nexus 6P is not an exception at all. It has gorgeous design that can dazzle any smartphone fanatic. Not only the outer look, but there is 3 GB as its RAM, so apps experience will be as smooth as silk without any doubt. In addition, you are getting a large 5.7 inches HD display that can show anything with the utmost clarity. It can be considered as on of the best unlocked android phones without any doubt.

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OS:Android 6.0

Display:5.7 inches (2560 x 1440)

CPU:2.0-GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810

RAM: 3 GB

6. ASUS ZenPhone 2

Showing another best unlocked android which is Asus ZenPhone 2. It has robust 2 or 4 GB RAM in different variants along with quad core intel atom processor. 5.5 inches display with high resolution has made this sleek designed smartphone as a good fit for Android lovers. The design of the phone resembles most of the other Asus smartphones. 

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OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Display: 5.5 Inches (1920 x 1080)

CPU:1.8 or 2.3GHz 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z3560/Z3580 processor

RAM: 2/4 GB

7. MOTO X STYLE

The name of the smartphone itself posses a great fascination to extraordinary stylish design. It has a glossy finish all over the body along with a sleek design. The compact device runs on Android 6.0 with Qualcomm's snapdragon processor. Being a smarphone with 3 Gb of RAM, it can handle high quality apps as well as games on it seamlessly.

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OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Display:5.7-inch IPS LCD (2560 x 1440)

CPU: 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor

RAM: 3GB

8. LG G4

Running on Android 6.0 and having 3 GB of RAM, this smartphone from LG is a strong competitor of its rival like Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Motorola etc. The hexa core processor on the set can help perform any task amazingly fast. The big 5.5 display is a decent fit for the set to watch movies keeping eyes soothed. 

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OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Display: 5.5-inch LCD Quantum Dot display

CPU: 1.82 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor

RAM: 3 GB

9. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung is coming up with their powerful Note series every year with latest technology. Note 5 has a great option of off screen memo taking which lets you write your memo with the S Pen keeping the screen off or dark. As you see in the picture, you could do it in your real life, no matter what words you would like to write. AMOLED 5.7 inches is a common benchmark for the serial Note series which is quite a decent size for better griping.

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OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display

CPU: Samsung Exynos 7420 processor

RAM: 4 GB

10. Samsung Galaxy S6

Like the Note series, Samsung is steering their profit wheels with S series too. This time, the S6 is not any failure. It uses the Samsung's native processor named Exynos 7420 processor which has also been used on Note 5. 

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OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED

CPU: Samsung Exynos 7420 processor

RAM: 3 GB

11. HTC 10

This device is the flagship smartphone of HTC this 2016. This is the first smartphone of HTC that has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature for both the front and rear cameras which lets you capture professional-like photos.  Crafted beautifully with its elegant design, this HTC phone can last for 2 days of normal use (and it's fast charging too!) thanks to the new PowerBotics system that improves the hardware and software performance of the smartphone.  Also featuring a fingerprint security scanner that unlocks within 0.2 seconds just with the touch of your finger, HTC 10 has the newest Snapdragon Qualcomm processor, enhanced with the 4G LTE support for lightning fast network and a 2K LCD display guaranteed to give you the best smartphone experience. This flagship smartphone from HTC is the best unlocked android phone there is now.

HTC 10

Price: US$699.00

OS: Android Marhsmallow 6.0

Display: 5.2 inches (1440*2560 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 2.15 GHz Kryo dual-core, 1.6 GHz Kryo dual-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820

Internal Memory: 32 or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera: 12 MP rear, 5 MP front

12. Blackberry Priv

Comes with a 32 GB internal and Android 5.1.1 and a 1.44 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 and a 5.4 inches curved display, the Blackberry Priv smartphone makes it to our list of the best android unlocked phones there is now. It can last up to 22.5 hours with its 3410 mAh battery. The camera will surely capture the greatestmoments in your life with its 18 MP dual flash camera and a 32 GB internal storage. Its design is also ultra thin and features a hidden keyboard with a Smartslide technology. This smartphone will also be lag-free with its spectacular processing system made up of Qualcomm 8992 Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64 bit and Adreno 418, 600MHz GPU.

Blackberry Priv

Price: US$365-650

OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Display: 5.4 inches (1440*2560 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 1.44 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808

Memory: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

Camera: 18 MP rear, 2 MP front

13. BLU Life One X

Cheaper than other smartphones out there, this phone is surprisingly a good catch with its fantastic features, certainly making it to our list of the best unlocked android phones in the market. Designed with a leather pattern coated with a classy paint color selection finished with a high-class sand blasted matte, this phone is a mixture of the modern technology and state of the art design.  Armed with a 13 MP rear and a 5MP front camera, Blu Life One X is a champion smartphone powered with a Mediatek 6753 1.3GHz and Octa-Core processor. Blu Life One X also enables the users to capture the best in every moment with a 5P Glass Lens enchanced with a Blue Optical Fiber that provides a high resolution professional photos. Proving that BluLife One X doesn't compromise the phone's durability with its Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and layers of protective armor.

BLU Life One X

Price: US$150

OS: Android Lollipop 5.1

Display: 5.2 inches (1080*1920 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 1.3 GHz Octa-core Mediatek MT6753

Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

Camera: 13 MP rear, 5 MP front

14. Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

Price: US$670 - US$780

OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0

Display: 5.1 inches (1440*2560 pixels)/5.5 inches (1440*2560)

CPU/Chipset: 2.15 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or 2.15GHz Exynos 8890 Octa

Memory: 32 or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera: 12 MP rear, 5 MP front

The Samsung's flagship smartphone, although a bit pricey, S7 is very good choice for an android smartphone. Dust and water proof resistant, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge has a classic design with it's curves and really feels like it is designed to fit your hand. With its 12 MP rear and 5 MP front camera, S7 will surely provide great, crisp and high definition photos. Also comes with the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and a 2.15 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or 2.15GHz Exynos 8890 Octa, switching from screen to another screen or multitasking will be hassle free. It also has a 4GB ram, guaranteed to provide users with a realistic gaming experience. No need to worry about playing for a long time since this awesome smartphone has a 3600mAh battery that will surely last long.

15. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact with a 5.0 inches display, has an integrated fingerprint scanner for your phone security. It's placed on the side of the phone, so while you pick up your phone, you're unlocking it, all in one go. Works like a real and professional camera, this smartphone by Sony has a 23 MP rear camera. It also comes with an Octa-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Android 6.0 marshmallow and a long-lasting 2700 mAh that's fast charging that reaches 60% in 30 min. Users can choose with the various offered colors like White, Yellow, Coral and Graphite Black. This smartphone by Sony is one of the best unlocked smartphone in the android market.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Price: US$375-500

OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Display: 5.0 inches (720*1280 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810

Memory: 32 GB, 2 GB RAM

Camera: 23 MP rear, 5.1 MP front

16. LG G5

A smartphone that allows other companion devices that for enhanced camera capabilities, thus better photo quality. It still works wonderful even without the companion devices with its dual rear cameras with 16 MP that offers both the standard and wide angle lens that users will surely enjoy, it also has an 8 MP front great for selfies. The LG G5's body is also made up of alloy metal that comes in Silver, Gold, titan and Pink. With its minimalist and sleek design, its 5.3 screen display is made better with the upgraded brightness feature that reaches up to 850 nits for a brighter and better and clearer viewing experience even outdoors. Not to compromise the display screen, the security finger print scanner is located at the back of the phone to be able to unlock android phone comfortably for the user.

LG G5

Price: US$515 – 525

OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0

Display: 5.7 inches (1440*2560 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 2.15 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820

Memory: 32 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera: 18 MP rear, 8 MP front

17. LG V10

The LG V10 comes with a 1.44 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 808 that has an expandable memory up to 2TB of storage just with an aid of a micro SD card. With two display screens, the primary screen even turned off, the secondary screen will still show favorite apps, time, date and notifications. Also has 16 MP and 5 MP front camera that enable users to capture the best quality photos. The LG V10's 3000 mAh battery is removable, that instead of charging again, you can just swap it with another one. This cool smartphone also has LG's latest 5.7 IPS Quad HD Display that produces clear, high resolution, vivid colors that improves image quality.

LG V10

Price: US$380 (32GB), US$410 (64GB)

OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Display: 5.1 inches (1440*2560 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 1.44 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 808

Memory: 32 or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera: 16 MP rear, 5 MP front

18. OnePlus 2

One of the best choice for an android phone unlocked when it comes to price and performance, OnePlus 2 comes with a powerhouse performance system despite its relatively low price. Made with a 64-bit architecture and Snapdragon 810 and 1.56 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm and a 4GB ram, Adreno 430 TM and Octacore CPUs. With a 13 MP read and 5 MP front camera, this phone also comes with an Optical Image Stabilization and is also laser focused. Not to forget its fingerprint security feature with Gyroscope sensors for a secure accessing of phone and its 3300mAh embedded battery that will surely last long, this smartphone will meet your everyday needs and life demands.

OnePlus 2

Price: US$299

OS: Android Lollipop 5.1

Display: 5.5 inches (1080*1920 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 1.56 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810

Memory: 16 GB 3GB, 32 GB or 4 GB RAM

Camera: 13 MP rear, 5 MP front

19. OnePlus X

OnePlus X, with its upgraded display screen, users can enjoy faster and smoother transitions from screen to screen because it has an upgraded Active Matrix OLED display, 5 inches with 1080p full HD, 441 PPI that provides users with a better viewing experience without sacrificing the life of the 2525 mAh battery. For durability, the screen is made up of a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It runs on the Oxygen Operating System (OS), based on the Android 5.1.1 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and a 2.3GHz processor and Quad-core CPUs. Comes in 3 colors, Onyx, champagne and ceramic, it also has a 3GB ram and a 16 GB internal expandable storage that will make running multiple apps fast and lag-free.

OnePlus X

Price: US$199

OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Display: 5.0 inches (1080*1920 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 2.3 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Memory: 16, 3 GB RAM

Camera: 16 MP rear, 8 MP front

20. Motorola G (2015)

The Motorola Moto G released in 2015, can surely stand up to everyday's demanding needs. The battery of this smartphone lasts for a day with 2470 mAh. No need to worry about it accidentally getting splashed in water or a sink, just wipe it off and you're good to go with its water resistant feature. This also has a 5 inches high-definition display and an expandable memory up to 32 GB. With the Moto G, moments are beautifully captured with the 13 MP camera with color enhancing dual led flash.  Last but not the least, it comes with a 4G LTE that will allow users to browse, stream music and video and play games in lightning speed. This phone will surely be useful to users with its awesome and great features

Motorola G (2015)

Price: US$179.99

OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Display: 5.0 inches (720*1280 pixels)

CPU/Chipset: 1.4 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810

Memory: 8 GB 1GB RAM, 16 GB 3 GB RAM

Camera: 13 MP rear, 5 MP front

It is really true that picking up a one form the mentioned list is a tough one though you can go for considering your budget, specific needs etc as to find out the best one for you.

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