2016 Mobile Phone Trends: Size, Features and More

In this gadget and gizmo centered society that we have come to know and love, sometimes it seems like digital and mobile are almost too complex to keep up! What is the latest and best mobile phone to purchase? Which mobile device will give me the most features and help me preserve battery? Which mobile phone has the absolute largest display screen? The list could go on and on.

Since this seems to be yet a growing topic that will not be going anywhere anytime soon, we thought we would help by giving you some mobile phone trends to keep an eye out for this year.

To keep things simple, we have broken these phone trends down into three categories: Size, Features, and Price.

Let’s get started.

1. Size

“The most powerful 4” phone ever.”

I’m sure you have noticed that since the dawn of the original smart phone, mobile devices have been getting bigger and well, bigger. However, let’s take a look a brand new 2016 mobile phone release by none other than Apple, introducing the iPhone SE, which might I add Apple themselves calls: a big step for small.

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With a 4 inch retina display and a 12 MP iSight camera, the newest iPhone has all the power of an iPhone 6 Plus, packed back into the original iPhone 4 size, talk about finding a happy medium! The iPhone itself is made from bead blasted aluminum, has matte-chamfered edges, and is complete with the infamous stainless steel logo. The SE camera has enough power to create 4K videos, which according to Apple.com, means 4 times the resolution of 1080p HD video. Also, did I mention it is available in rose gold?

Basically if you love the features of your iPhone 6, but hate the way it doesn’t comfortably fit in your hand, perhaps the iPhone SE is the solution to all!

The iPhone SE can currently be purchased on Apple.com starting at $399.00.


 2. Features

Next up, let’s take a look at phone trends when it comes to features! Today I would like you show you a consistent high performer when it comes to smart phone reviews. According to AndroidPit, it’s pretty challenging to be disappointed by the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and here’s why,  highlighting the S7:

“The Galaxy S7 delivers in so many categories. It combines looks and performance like no other smartphone currently does. And the big three, the triangle of vital criteria – camera, display and battery – are all of the highest standard. ” – AndroidPit

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The Galaxy S7 was only released this past March (2016), the following are some features that consistently perform well by ranking: everyday tasks, gaming, impressive display screen, speed and quality of camera, and water resistance.

In addition, the Galaxy S7 comes equipped with some special features that also seem to fall into the 2016 mobile phone trend bank. These features include: always on capabilities, fingerprint sensors, game launchers, and dust and water resistance abilities.

The Galaxy S7 can be purchased for about $694.99 at retail locations such as Best Buy.


3. Price

Last but not least, here is the trend you have been waiting for: the best bang for your buck when it comes to purchasing a smart phone for you or smart phones for the entire family. Let’s talk price.

According to Android Authority, the number one smart phone sold for about $200.00 is the Motorola Moto G (2015). It’s cost effectiveness and popularity has made the phone survive for three generations. The third model make, shown below,  is what you can expect to receive for about $200.00, as of April 2016:


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Here are some very technical features, according to Android Authority:

“1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and either 8GB storage and 1GB RAM, or 16GB storage and 2GB RAM, models include micro SD support, a 13MP rear cam, a 5MP front cam, a 5-inch 720p LCD display, and a hefty 2470mAh non-removable battery”


There you have it trend chasers. We hope you have found our highlighted examples of products on the market, that reflect some of the most modern phone trends, useful!



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