A review of smartphone features launched in 2016.

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In 2016, we saw some phone manufacturers take big risks, trying to push the boundaries of what a smartphone should do, while other companies played it safe.

LG and Lenovo each tried to create a modular ecosystem, while Google walked away from the idea altogether. Apple even got on board with water resistance, and then Google jumped into the smartphone war.

Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September, both of which are IP67-rated. That translates into phones that are dust resistant and water resistant, but they’re not completely waterproof.

The new iPhones can withstand a splash or quick drop in the pool — or even worse, the toilet — and most likely will continue to work without issue.

Read Article:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/smartphones-in-2016-what-worked-and-what-didnt/

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