Updated on 14 June 2016 by

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system based on satellite communication. It is widely available and free for commercial and individual use. Most present-day smartphones have a GPS receiver which helps in tracking the phone, accessing location based services and most importantly gives turn-by-turn directions for easy navigation.

Another feature seen in some of the best GPS enabled smartphones is the A-GPS i.e. Assisted GPS. This system uses network resources to locate and utilize the satellites faster as well as better in poor signal conditions. Thus it decreases the startup response time.

The best cellphones with GPS for 2016 also come with what is known as GLONASS. GLONASS is a Russian equivalent of the GPS satellite network and phones supporting it are able to access additional satellites which are part of the GLONASS network. This increases accuracy as well as start-up times for locking in.

The best smartphones with GPS for June 2016 below couple the basic GPS service with both A-GPS and GLONASS.


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
$645 - $1,087
$753 - $1,264
$630 - $800
$499 - $889
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.3 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
5.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, 2.15GHz  quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0.1
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive