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The best unlocked phones allow you to use your cell phone with flexible plans and help you to communicate more efficiently by allowing you change the SIM card. You cannot buy an unlocked cell phone through a service provider but you could easily buy them from online stores or some third party retail outlets.

If you use an unlocked cell phone, you would be have the freedom to select your favorite service operator's SIM based on the available plans. By using unlocked cell phones, you can also change your SIM card anytime. Especially when you are travelling, you can change your local SIM card to save roaming costs.

Since service providers grant you a discount while buying a cell phone with a contract, the unlocked ones are comparatively costlier. You could get most of the latest cell phone models (GSM) unlocked, including CDMA and smart phones.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7


Samsung Galaxy S7: We looked at around 18 expert reviews for Samsung Galaxy S7 from sites like TechRadar.com, TrustedReviews.com and PCAdvisor.co.uk based on which Samsung Galaxy S7 was ranked as the #1 top unlocked cell phone.

Comparison of the Top 5 Unlocked Cell Phones - 2016

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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Huawei Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Huawei Nexus 6P
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Apr 2016
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.3 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
4.0 inch
5.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
1.2 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
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, A9
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
1624.0 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
iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.2
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T

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

It's pricier than other good phones.

excellent smartphone

The iPhone SE is a great smartphone that brings plenty of power in a small package.

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.