FOCUS: 8 best travel phones from #MWC2016
#MWC 2016, Barcelona: From clever cameras to huge batteries, these sharp-shooters from Oppo, LG, HTC, Samsung, Sony, HP, ZTE & Alcatel are primed for travel
1 – Oppo R7 Plus: laser-focus
A laser-focusing camera chums-up with a massive 4,100mAh battery (more than twice an iPhone has) with ‘flash-charge’. The pic shows its laser-focusing on a band playing live at the show.
2 – LG G5: slide-out battery
The first ‘modular mobile’ has a slide-out battery for instant recharging, while a Cam Plus camera-grip accessory. But is also has a wide-angle lens for better landscapes.
3 – HTC X9: 4K video
Capable of Ultra HD 4K video recording, this 13-megapixel phone also boasts optical image stabilisation.
4 – Samsung Galaxy S7: water-resistant
Surviving 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water should do the trick for hiking and canyon hopping, but as well as being IP68 certified for water resistance, the S7 boasts Live Photos for panoramas, a wider aperture and faster shutter speeds.
5 – Alcatel Idol 4S: burst mode from standby
By going into burst mode to take photos in quick succession even when the phone is in standby, the Idol 4S is ready for that unpredictable moment.
6 – HP Elite X3: HDR Skype video calls
This six-inch Windows Phone has a huge 4,150mAh battery and a front camera that can produce silky HDR images for Skype calls.
7 – ZTE Axon Max: massive battery
Another phone with a huge battery – 4,140mAh Battery – the Axon Max has a 16-megapixel rear camera and 13-megapixel front-facing camera.
8 – Sony Xperia X Performance: hi-res, low-light selfies
A massive 23 megapixel main camera with 13 megapixel on the front, this is the phone for hi-res images (and even low-light selfies). It also boasts a long battery life, but it’s not out until summer 2016.