7 Latest Best Android Nougat Smartphones 2017

Android recently crossed 2 Billion users globally as was shared by Sundar Pichai at the Google I/O 2017. In this article, we have listed some of the best and newly launched smartphones which come with Android Nougat 7.0 or Nougat 7.1.

Though before getting to the best smartphones list and specifications, let’s have a brief look at how many Android Users have access to Android Nougat and what percentage of users are still on legacy OS.

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Android Nougat is currently present on 7.1% of the smartphones globally as per the Android, distribution report. While Marshmallow 7.0 accounts for 31.2 % of Android smartphones, there is 32% of Android mobiles running on the Android Lollipop OS. In March 2017 the share of Android Nougat Smartphones was just 2.8%.

Here is a distribution of Android Operating System and Share:

Latest Best Android Nougat Smartphones

Also, Google is working on the next OS version – Android O (or Oreos) which is expected to launch the next Google Pixel 2 smartphone.  With Android Oreo Google is expected to improve the adoption speed of the Android OS versions.

Android Distribution March 2017

Android Share (Distribution) – March 2017

Nougat 2.80%
Marshmallow 31.30%
Lollipop 32.50%
Kitkat 20.80%
Jelly Bean 7.27%
IceCream Sandwich 1.00%
Gingerbread 1.00%

 

We will start with the cheapest Android Nougat mobile available for just Rs 4199.

1) Intex Aqua A4

People wanting smartphones for basic functionalities along with perks of having an average camera and design. The A4 offers alot for Rs 4,199 especially on the software front.

It’s the World’s cheapest smartphone running the latest Android Nougat out of the box.” It also keeps the split screen feature along with many Android N features. You can also read about world’s smallest Android Nougat Phones.

Latest Best Android Nougat Smartphones

Firstly, the A4 sports a 4inch WVGA display and runs on a Quad-core SOC clocked at 1.3GHz. The processor is coupled with 1GB of RAM and 400MP2 GPU.

Nevertheless, the phone seems to offer a decent set of specifications. At the price range of Rs 4,199 it competes directly with the likes of LYF Wind 7S, Redmi 4A, LYF Flame F8 and Lenovo Vibe B.

Key Specs for Intex Aqua A4

  • Screen- 4-inch WVGA
  • Processor- Quad-core clocked at 1.3GHz
  • RAM- 1GB
  • Storage- 8GB
  • Camera- 5MP rear and 2MP front
  • OS- Android Nougat
  • Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery- 1750mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner- No
  • Fast charging- No
  • Price- Rs 4,199   

2). Sansui Horizon 2

Sansui Horizon 2 is new on the block, a successor to the successful Horizon 1. It’s aiming on competing with the smartphones priced in its range.

Currently, it retails at a price tag of Rs 4,999 exclusively on Flipkart. It’s slightly powerful than other competitors and manages to provide above average spec sheet for the price.

Sansui Horizon 2

It sports a 5 inch 720p HD display, along with off-screen capacitive buttons up-front. Furthermore, it runs on a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.25GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phone ships with Android Nougat out of the box.

There’s 16GB of storage and features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter along with selfie flash. It has alot going in the optics section, especially when considering its price.

Key Specs For Sansui Horizon 2

  • Screen- 5inch 720p HD display
  • Processor- Quad-core clocked at 1.25GHz
  • RAM- 2GB
  • Storage- 16GB
  • Camera- 8MP rear and 5MP front
  • OS- Android Nougat 7.0
  • Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery- 2450mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner- No
  • Fast charging- No
  • Price- Rs 4,999

3) Honor 6X

Honor has delivered a range of smartphones and encouraged the use of “Metal” for the entry-level range along with Xiaomi.

Huawei Honor 6X 24 Jan Amazon India Launch Specs Price

The all new 6X, takes it a notch up and offers dual cameras at the back. It flaunts 12MP + 2MP setup, allowing users to change the depth of field from f/0.95 aperture to f/16. This dual setup helps in creating a blurred background and makes the object more prominent compared to the surrounding.

It’s priced aggressively at Rs 10,999 for (3GB + 32GB variant) and Rs 12,999 for (4GB + 64GB variant). Also, it support storage expansion as well along with 4G and VoLTE support.  

Key Specs for Huawei Honor 6X

  • Screen- 5.5-inch FHD display
  • Processor- Kirin 655
  • RAM- 3 GB/4 GB
  • Storage- 32GB/64GB
  • Camera- Dual 12MP + 2MP rear and 8MP front
  • OS- Android M (upgraded to Android Nougat)
  • Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery- 3300mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner- YES
  • Fast charging- YES (5V/2A output)
  • Price- Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,999  

4) Asus Zenfone 3S Max

The Asus Zenfone 3s Max comes with a gigantic battery and has a beautiful design. The mobile is available for purchase for Rs. 12,999.

Asus Zenfone 3s Max

Interestingly, the phone flaunts a rather 5.2inch 720p HD display. It was the first budget smartphone to run Android Nougat out of the box.

It’s the main highlight apart from the build quality was the battery size powering the device. Also, the 3S Max runs on a mammoth 5000mAh battery pack.

Unfortunately, there’s no fast charging complimenting this huge battery unlike the one found on Lenovo P2.

Overall, the phone has a powerful spec sheet and can easily compete with the Moto G5 Plus, Lenovo P2.

Key Specs for Asus Zenfone 3S Max

  • Screen- 5.2 inch 720p HD display
  • Processor- MediaTek MT6750
  • RAM- 3GB
  • Storage- 32GB
  • Camera- 13MP rear and 8MP front
  • OS- Android Nougat
  • Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery- 5000mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner- YES
  • Fast charging- No
  • Price- Rs 14,999   

5) Moto G5 & G5 Plus

Motorola has gained a lot of popularity with its G series. The mobile comes with stock Android experience and exceptional camera prowess.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Specs Price India Launch

Unlike the previous G series phones, the G5 offers a premium metallic design.

Also,  it no longer has that hideous square shaped fingerprint sensor which wasn’t really a home button. Contrastingly, it has a more traditional oblong shaped sensor upfront that even supports gestures. Further, the gestures replace the on-screen buttons and increase the overall screen real estate.

It flaunts a strong spec sheet, easy for consumers to buy the G5 series over other offerings. Also, the launcher takes inspiration from the Pixel launcher and now looks even better.

Key Specs for Motorola Moto G5

  • Model – Moto G5
  • Screen- 5inch FHD display
  • Processor- Snapdragon 430
  • RAM- 3GB
  • Storage- 16GB
  • Camera- 13MP rear and 5MP front
  • OS- Android N
  • Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery- 2800mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner- YES
  • Fast charging- YES
  • Price- Rs 10,999

6) Gionee A1 Selfie Smartphone With Nougat

Gionee has slowly surprised everybody with what they can offer at a budget-friendly price tag.

Latest Best Android Nougat Smartphones

Their all-new A1 has managed to grab the spotlight by offering a good-looking smartphone with powerful enough spec sheet at a price tag of Rs 18,838

Further, it sports a metallic unibody which has a generic yet refreshing look to it. The 5.5-inch FHD display with 2.5D curved glass on top look elegant. Also, the fast fingerprint sensor sits under the home button placed at the chin.

Although, the main highlight apart from the 13MP rear and 16MP front camera, is the battery pack and the software running on it.

Also, the phone packs in a massive 4000mAh battery along with fast charging support for the heavy users out there.

Interestingly, it runs Android Nougat v7.0 out of the box. It clearly states that Gionee is all set to be dedicated to the future updates for the devices. Since in the price range of Rs 10K-20K only Moto G5 series and Gionee A1 series are practically running Android N out of the box.

Key Specs for Gionee A1 (Android Nougat Smartphone)

  • Screen- 5.5-inch FHD display
  • Processor- MediaTek Helio P10
  • RAM- 4GB
  • Storage- 64GB
  • Camera- 13MP rear and 16MP front
  • OS- Android Nougat 7.0
  • Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery- 4010mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner- YES
  • Fast charging- YES
  • Price- Rs 18,838   

7) Xperia XA 1

Sony is lately behind the curve as far as new tech and innovations are concerned. However, the new XA 1 offers good features to buyers.

Sony Xperia XA1

It flaunts a generic Sony design language but still manages to look new and exciting with this prominent change upfront. Apart from the design, it also impresses in the software front by shipping with the latest Android Nougat. Its priced at Rs 19,990.

Moreover, it runs on MediaTek Helio P20 SOC along with 3GB of RAM. Since it’s a Sony smartphone, it packs all the usual stuff like dedicated micro SD card slot for storage expansion, stereo front facing speakers and quick charging, but sadly misses out on the fingerprint sensor.

Although it makes up for it in the optics section by offering 23MP rear camera and 8MP selfie shooter. Overall, it’s quite powerful amongst the competitors like Gionee A1, Lenovo P2, and Moto G5 Plus.

Key Specs for the Sony Xperia XA1

  • Screen- 5 inch 720p HD display
  • Processor- MediaTek Helio P20
  • RAM- 3GB
  • Storage – 32GB
  • Camera- 23MP rear and 8MP front
  • OS- Android Nougat 7.0
  • Connectivity- 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery- 2300mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner- No
  • Fast charging- YES
  • Price- Rs 19,990

If you are wondering Why at all you need a smartphone running Android Nougat – here are some of the best features for Android Nougat Explained in this Article. Just for the recap I am listing some of the favourite features you can have on Android Nougat.

Best Features of Android Nougat 7

  1. Call and SMS Blocking Support.
  2. Better Settings UI with less Clutter compared to Marshmallow.
  3. Multi – Window support is my favorite feature.
  4. Night Mode to read at night and protect your eyes
  5. Improved Notification bar with the option to reply to notifications from Home screen without opening app.
  6. Last But Not the least – Improved battery life.

You can also check out some of the phones which are sure to get the Android Oreo 8.0 update.

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