The Olympics Games are here, and we get to witness the best sportsmen in the world compete against each other for glory and recognition of being the best of the best. What if we were to regard the phones in our hands as Olympic hopefuls? They compete with each other spec by spec but wouldn’t it be great to see who’d win in each real-life Olympic category?

Presenting the best phones of 2016. If they were to take part in the following Olympic events, these phones would win hands down. Check ‘em out!

Swimming:  Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Water-resistant smartphones are the rage these days, and one of the best smartphones with the IP68 tag is the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. This phone could easily take a dip and come out on top, with a gold medal around its proud screen.


Shooting: HTC 10

We have to award the HTC 10 a gold medal for great shooting (photos not bullets). HTC was the first to introduce an UltraPixel camera, and the HTC does what it does best with a 12 MP UltraPixel 2 camera on the HTC 10. That’s more pixels than a similarly sized sensor on a regular megapixel camera. Perfect for low light scenarios. And you can’t forget the inclusion of optical image stabilisation for both rear and front cameras. Now that’s great news for selfie lovers and photography enthusiasts alike.


Golf: iPhone 6S

Golf is truly a one-percenter sport and no other phone comes to mind when you think of one-percenters. The iPhone 6S is the phone of choice for those who like all things premium. If you want a classy phone that anybody can recognize, you’ve gotta go with the iPhone.


Athletics (Marathon): Gionee Marathon M5 Plus

How can we not award gold to the smartphone which has marathon as its middle name? Packed with a 5020 MaH battery, the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus can go the distance. Thanks to fast charging, you can charge from zero to 100 percent in almost 2 hours. Now that’s quick recovery, ready for yet another marathon.


Weightlifting: Samsung S7 Edge

The Samsung S7 Edge is ever ready to heavy lift its way out of any multi-app situation that comes its way with impressive specs, namely a 2.3 GHz + 1.6 GHz Exynos 8890 Octa Core Processor, 4GB Ram packed under a gorgeous Super AMOLED 5.5 inch Edge display. The strongman’s phone has an IP68 rating making it waterproof and dustproof. So good, it’s our sure thing.


Boxing: Moto X Force

The Moto X Force is a tough nut, not like those glass jaws out there. Equipped with the world’s first shatterproof display, the Moto X Force can withstand any drop, guaranteed. While defence might be this smartphone’s strongpoint, flagship-grade specs ensure that it can take on any app in any situation anytime.


Athletics (100 m): Xiaomi Mi 5

The Usain Bolt of phones has to be the Xiaomi Mi 5. AnTuTu, the popular benchmarking tool for top performing smartphones, awarded this speedster the top position, an impressive score of 113,341. That’s way faster than any other smartphone right now. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor,an Adreno 530 GPU, UFS 2.0 flash and 3 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4 RAM, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is designed to be fast, very fast.

Illustrations by Aditi Sharma

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