2016 had some great competitions in the smartphone category. Apple, Samsung, LG, etc released great products. But by all means, Google Pixel XL was the best of all.
Reason: Google threw a lot into the Pixel XL design and engineered a great product with solid camera system. The rear camera is completely flush with the glass plate on the back, a design feat that Apple and Samsung have yet to achieve.
The Pixel XL features top-of-the-line specs to introduce Android 7.1 Nougat to the world. This VR-capable phone has a fast processor, smart AI software and a superb camera, all sandwiched into a funky design.
For that, Tekedia gives it the phone of the year.