Best phone 2016: the 10 top smartphones we've tested

The best smartphones around: the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the HTC 10 and the OnePlus 3

9. Nexus 6P

The best phone for those that like a simple interface

Weight: 178g | Dimensions: 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: Snapdragon 810 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB | Battery: 3450mAh | Rear camera: 12.3MP | Front camera: 8MP

Great specs for the price
Front-facing stereo speakers
Ugly rear camera bulge
No wireless charging

The Nexus 6P is a larger phone, but that means it comes with some upgraded specs too. There's a vivid QHD display, which is much sharper than many other smartphone around, but Huawei (the brand making the Google Nexus phablet) has tried hard to make it more palm-friendly.

You'll always get the latest version of Android first with Nexus phones (currently the highly-rated Android Marshmallow) and there's the innovative placement of the fingerprint scanner on the back - which is both quick and accurate, while being much safer than a PIN.

It's not super-cheap like the old Nexus phones (although it's more competitive than other phablets in the same screen size bracket), but it's very well made, and thanks to the improved camera and battery capabilities you'll likely be very impressed with what Huawei has made here.

Read the full review: Nexus 6P

Also consider: If you're after a Nexus phone, you're thinking about getting the latest version of Android in a smartphone - and you can get that in the Nexus 5X too. It's cheaper, and not as powerful in some ways, but it's cheaper and more palm-friendly.

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