The year 2016 was an exciting one with plenty of smartphone launches. Flagship devices stepped up a notch towards perfection and the definition of compromising on features in an inexpensive smartphone were redefined. Samsung came up with a perfect smartphone - Galaxy Note 7 - which unfortunately had an exploding problem and had to be recalled. Companies such as Asus, OnePlus, Gionee, Vivo, Xiaomi and Honor launched some compelling devices too. Even BlackBerry learned from its past mistakes and launched DTEK 50. But unfortunately, not every good device can make it to our list of top smartphones as the place is reserved for great devices. Here are our top five picks of the year 2016, in no particular order as they are superb pieces of hardware.
Apple iPhone 7Plus