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The ReviewGist pick for the best cellphone for surfing and browsing internet is the Samsung Galaxy S7. Over 18 expert reviewers have acclaimed the gorgeous, super-AMOLED, 5.1 inch display of the Galaxy S7 and testified to its prowess in loading the heaviest of web pages with ease:

'Media-heavy websites like the Guardian were lovely and smooth, and it (Samsung Galaxy S7) coped with scrolling images, ads and comments sections beautifully.'

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How we choose the best smartphone for browsing ?

All the ReviewGist picks for the best smartphones for browsing come with a screen size of at least 5 inches. A bigger screen with better technology implemented on it always better for a greater readability while browsing the web. The best Samsung smartphones have AMOLED screens and are highly recommended for better outdoor reading as compared to the aging LCD technology. LG devices on the other hand also support low power consuming screens, like the IPS LCD, but they do so at the cost of display quality.

The ReviewGist picks for the best cellphones for internet for 2016 have been acclaimed by experts to support some of the best displays available in the market. The iPhones are also a very good option for surfing which even though do not have the biggest displays, but the screen quality and usability more than makes up to give users an unmatched internet experience.

Our picks for the best cellphones for internet usage also support the latest high speed connectivity features including the fastest Wi-Fi standard (802.11ac) and some of the highest pixel densities in the industry.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7


Top Contenders for the Best Cell Phone For Browsing Internet - 2016 Compared:

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Samsung Galaxy S7
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
HTC 10
Samsung Galaxy S7
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
HTC 10
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
May 2016
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.3 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.2 inch
Pixel Density
577.0 ppi
554.0 ppi
518.0 ppi
401.0 ppi
565.0 ppi
WLAN
Wi-Fi, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Wi-Fi, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Wi-Fi, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.3 MP
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 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, 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
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, 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
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, Sprint

  • Samsung has tweaked the winning design from the S6, righted the wrongs of its previous flagships, and made a phone you don't want to put down. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is iterative perfection.


  • Stunning. Samsung has just raised the bar for every other Android device. Simply put, if you want to buy a new phone right now, this is the one to pick.


  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the best phone of 2015 and, although it’s still early days, the Galaxy S7 is a serious contender for best phone of 2016. Samsung has taken into account what its fans want, addressing the three main areas of concern: removable storage, waterproofing and battery life. It’s also upgraded the core hardware and photography gear, added an always-on display and some useful software. Right now the Galaxy S7 is simply unbeatable.


  • Question marks hang over this phone’s modular capabilities, but that aside this is still a high quality smartphone with plenty to recommend it


  • With an improved battery swapping system, the LG G5 isn't a bad phone, per se. But various other features probably looked better in the R&D lab than they do in real life.


  • At the end of the review process, we're feeling kind of empty in that we can't quite place our finger on what it is that isn't feeling exactly right with the G5. Objectively, it's a competent flagship and even a decent improvement over its predecessor in some ways, but it feels like it's just way too round in character.


  • Google's Nexus 6P is easier to hold and easier on your wallet, compared to the Nexus 6 from a year ago. New features, like a fingerprint sensor, reversible USB-C port and a better camera, are the selling points for this all-metal Android phablet.


  • The bigger of this year's two Nexus handsets seems like a dream on paper, with premium build quality, top-tier specs and access to the latest software updates straight from Google. Most importantly, Google finally has made a big phone that's comfortable to use with one hand. It's great for die-hard Android enthusiasts, but we're all spoiled for choice this year and the Nexus 6P doesn't do much to outshine the competition.


  • - Hell, it’s the best Android phone ever.
    - Android apps, generally speaking, aren't as good as iOS apps.
    - The 6P is slim and polished, more carefully created and assembled than any Nexus before.
    - It’s still among the best low-light smartphone cameras, but it’s not reinventing any wheels here.


  • Another year, another new iPhone – that’s just the way the world runs. Being the year of the ‘S’ for Apple, it means that the we’re given the same looking iPhone from the previous year, but with some upgraded hardware in the necessary areas, so that includes the processor, camera, and much more. In true fashion, the iPhone 6s Plus hits the mark in those crucial areas, cementing itself as a strong competitor in the field for those who happen to love, you know, big phones.For us, the biggest changes include its intuitive 3D Touch feature and the improved battery life.


  • The iPhone 6s Plus for Sprint can tap into LTE speeds that previous iPhones could only dream of.


  • Apple has reinvigorated its phablet without rewriting the playbook thanks to its smart 3D Touch technology and a more power under the hood. It's not the upgrade some will have been hoping for, but it's the upgrade we've got.


  • These are the type of questions we were faced with not because we
    were in a particularly contemplative mood, but because the $699 HTC
    10 refused to fit into today's smartphone paradigm. In that world,
    more is necessarily better, and this philosophy underlies
    manufacturers' strategy. But it doesn't have to, and the 10 is a
    glowing example of this.


  • It's a hard phone to rate on first impressions – HTC has put all the right bits in here, but I felt the same way with the One M9. However, the brand seems to have addressed the foibles and appears genuinely excited by the new 10.

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    Overall, we are glad HTC has finally started believing in itself. This time around they come more prepared and more attuned to the user needs than ever before in recent history. Hopefully, the HTC 10 will put the company back on the flagship smartphone map.


More tips for choosing the fastest surfing celphone

When you are choosing a cellphone from any of the US carriers, make sure that you opt for the one with best data plans. Apart from the screen and the support for faster networks, it is important for your cellphone to have a good battery life too. The cellphones with the highest ReviewGist Scores have the reviews which have top ratings for most features including the screen, connectivity features and battery life. And the best cellphones for internet are available from the brands such as Samsung, LG and Motorola under the $200 price segment.