What is the best flagship smartphone in 2016?
I always write about a year at this time of year, and looking back on a year, big and small things come to mind. This year is the same. Although the economy has not recovered from the recession this year, it has not been very active in the domestic smart device market. However, new attempts have been steadily been made. Especially, overseas Chinese manufacturers are rapidly growing, It was a year of great influence. Also, in the second half of the year, Galaxy Note 7 was ignited, the US presidential election, and political issues in Korea were focused on.AppStory took the same time this year as well, looking at categories of smart devices that were most loved by consumers. The selection of the best part of the smartphone in 2016 was based on the results of the questionnaire survey of the members of the AppStory for seven days from October 24, 2016 to October 30,
Apple iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus
AppStory Magazine, which was ranked second in the year-end awards, has been ranked number one with the iPhone 6S / 6S last year. This year, the iPhone 7/7 Plus was the number one spot. When everyone is still loyal to the feature phone market, Apple, who launched the iPhone and opened up a new market for smartphones, has completely ignored the global smartphone market to the point where competitors are meaningless in the beginning. However, it was not enough to grasp the needs of the users and stuck to the small display size and lost the market to the late buyers. However, the adoption of the two-track strategy from the iPhone 6 regained its former reputation again.
The iPhone 7/7 Plus launched in October this year is expected to be somewhat strange before its release due to the unchanged design of the previous models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, and the elimination of 3.5mm earphone jacks, but the newly adopted black and jet black color It has attracted great popularity from the beginning, and the dual camera adopted only for the plus model supports the expression of the depth of field, and provides the out-focusing photograph which is equal to the D-SLR. In addition, the home button has been changed to a fixed type of pressure sensing rather than a physical button. Instead, a tabic engine is inserted to respond to the pressure. In addition, with the waterproof function that the iPhone has not supported in the meantime, the long desire of the iPhone enthusiasts finally became reality.
The iPhone 7 was expected to be the biggest threat to the first place due to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 released earlier this year with the release date of this year, but the most powerful competitor disappeared due to early termination due to the ignition of Galaxy Note 7 I was in the top position.
Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, which ranks second after the Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus, is the successor to the Galaxy S6 series, which ranks third in the AppStore Awards in 2015. The representative model of Samsung Galaxy smartphone is Galaxy S series, and the model released next is Galaxy Note series. But Galaxy Note series is more popular than ever, It ranks second with ridiculous fishermen in the ridge. Last year, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series reached the second and third place, respectively, and their approval ratings were divided, each taking up 20%. However, the Galaxy Note series, which was responsible for one axis of the Samsung premium smartphone, As a result, Samsung Galaxy S7 series has been supported by users who prefer Samsung smartphone. However, it is somewhat lower than the combined figures of the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note series. This is due to the fact that the model was released in the first quarter of this year, Some consumers may have turned their attention to other manufacturers due to untried processing or unsatisfactory compensation.
LG, which had been pushed out of third place last year due to Apple and Samsung, came in third with V20 this year. LG also released the flagship G5 in the first half of this year and released the V20 in the second half of the year, but the approval rate was likely to be dispersed, but I decided to abandon the ambitious G5 module structure and concentrate on V20.
The V20 has attracted a number of users who have complained about the inconvenience of the integral structure by sticking to the structure that can replace the battery without adopting the integrated structure gradually becoming the trend of the smartphone design. By adopting the dual camera, Can be put at once, and showed a much bigger advantage in angle of view. In addition, it is equipped with four DACs for the first time in the world. LG tuned the sound through collaboration with Bang & Olufsen for improved sound, and jointly developed bundled earphone with B & O PLAY to further enhance the package value of the package. The V20, which supports studio-grade high-quality sound recording in not only playback but also recording function, is raising hopes for the next work that it is known that it is getting good response in the United States recently.