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The ReviewGist pick for the best cellphone with GPS is the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its 'edgier' cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy S7 comes with not only the assisted GPS (A-GPS) for faster satellite lock-in but can also use satellites from both the Russian GLONASS and the Chinese BDS for additional accuracy.

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 2017 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.

Top CellPhones with both A-GPS and GLONASS »

Our top picks for smartphones with GPS compared below couple the basic GPS service with both A-GPS and GLONASS:

Samsung Galaxy S7

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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
GPS Capability
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.3 MP
12.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 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
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
2750.0 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)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint

It takes the best bits from the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, and blends them together into a quite brilliant smartphone.

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It's pricier than other good phones.

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Overshadowed by better smartphone alternatives.

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The Nexus 6P is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now, given its top-of-the-line specs for a more affordable price.

iPhone 6S Plus is a lovely smartphone, but it's also a big and heavy one.