10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?

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There's one key way in which Android is massively different from its Apple-branded smartphone competition - the number of phones out there running Google's hot mobile OS.

The big names are all here; Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG are all right at the fore. On top of that, there's a glut of other names in the mix, with the likes of Acer, ZTE, Huawei and OnePlus all offering cheap smartphones - and Google's gone high end with the Nexus range.

The many variations in screen size, processor power, software features and design makes finding the best Android phone for you extremely tough.

To help find the most fitting Android phone for you, we've rounded up the best Android handsets out there today, rating the phones on hardware performance, OS upgrade potential and, of course, how shiny and nice they are to have and boast about to work colleagues.

So here they are - the best Android phones money can buy today. For many, many different reasons.

Moto X Style

10. Moto X Style

Motorola's latest flagship packs a sizable punch

OS: Android 5.1 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | Battery: removable 3000mAh | Rear camera: 21MP | Front camera: 5MP

Bright, vibrant screen
Pure Android
Big and heavy
Disappointing battery

Motorola has embraced the full stock Android platform for the X Style and has put it all inside one of the best designs we have ever seen from the company.

This is a great looking phone and the 5.7-inch 2K display means whatever you watch or do on the screen will look great as well.

It may prove a little too bulky for any users that enjoy a smaller phone, but if you're into big handsets this is a really good choice. It's not quite as big as the Nexus 6P, which is coming up, but it's still designed for those with big hands.

The battery life on the Moto X Style isn't always the best, but the camera technology is a standout feature with a 21MP rear facing camera and 5MP front facing sensor. If you want to experience the Android platform how Google has made it, the Moto X Style is one of the best choices for you.

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