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The only Android phones other than the Galaxy S7 you should consider buying today

Galaxy S7 Vs Nexus 5X

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It’s time to celebrate, Android fans — Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have finally been released! The phones have been finding their way into consumers’ hands for more than a week now, which is obviously quite bizarre since they hadn’t officially been released. But March 11th is the launch date on the books and you’ll now find them in stores nationwide.

As great as Samsung’s new flagship duo is, however, there’s another pair of Android smartphones you might want to consider purchasing instead.

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The Galaxy S7 edge is the greatest Android smartphone that has ever existed. In fact, in terms of hardware, it’s the best smartphone period. Sadly, as much as I’d love to ditch my iPhone for the Galaxy S7 edge, there’s a major roadblock standing in the way.

But that’s neither here nor there. The bottom line is that if you want a flagship Android phone today, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are definitely the way to go — or not.

If you’re on the hunt for a new Android phone, there are two other models you should check out: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. There are a few reasons to consider them over the Galaxy S7. They run pure Android, they get new Android updates months before Samsung’s phones, and they offer a much better value.

And about that value…

BGR was the first site in the world to tell you about a huge sale going on today on both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. That’s right, the BGR Deals team nailed it yet again. For a limited time only, you can get any one of 12 different Nexus 5X and 6P models at deep discounts. Prices start at just $299 — less than half the price of the Galaxy S7 — and you simply won’t find a better deal anywhere else.

Check out all the details right here.

Samsung’s new phones are terrific but if you’re looking for a pure Android experience in smartphones that are powerful, sleek and impossibly affordable, Google’s Nexus handsets are definitely the way to go.


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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.