Best Android smartphones: February 2016 edition

Let's take a look a selection of the very best Android handsets currently available.

Looking to buy a new Android smartphone? Want to know what the best smartphones out there currently are? Looking for the "iPhone" of Android smartphones? read on!

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Whatever you requirements or budget, there's an Android handset on this list for you. Due to popular demand, I've added a couple of budget smartphones that retail for around $200 too, including one that offers a high level of water resistance.

Worried that your Android smartphone won't make you as cool as the cool kids with their iPhones? Don't be!

These devices not only feature quality hardware, they will also give you an excellent Android user experience (hint: if you want a pure Android experience, got for the Nexus).

As always, prices and availability will vary from carrier to carrier, and if you buy an unlocked handset, expect to pay a premium price upfront. However, unlocked handsets offer you the freedom to switch between carriers as you please, a feature that can be a real help to world travelers.

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