SIHH 2016

Smart­phone sea­son is in full swing

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A com­pre­hen­sive look at the best pieces at the Sa­lon In­ter­na­tional de la Haute Hor­logerie this year

LG G5

The mod­u­lar smart­phone rev­o­lu­tion has ar­rived, and LG is lead­ing the charge with the G5. While there are only two mod­ules avail­able at the mo­ment ‒ im­prov­ing cam­era and au­dio func­tion­al­i­ties ‒ we’re hop­ing to see more in the near fu­ture. That’s not to say the LG G5 is lack­ing. The South Korean elec­tron­ics com­pany has packed the lat­est it­er­a­tion of its flag­ship se­ries with enough power and snazzy fea­tures to sat­isfy even the most jaded tech geek. It’s surely in the run­ning for the best smart­phone of the year. $988

HUAWEI MATE 8

The Chi­nese tech gi­ant re­cently be­came the third most pop­u­lar smart­phone brand in the world, and for good rea­son. Its phones are solid. The Huawei Mate 8 fea­tures a sturdy all-alu­minium build, a speedy new pro­ces­sor and bat­tery life that eas­ily lasts two days even with con­stant use. The only prob­lem is size. The screen mea­sures six inches, good for videos but woe for smaller hands. $888

DAR­REN HO, MAN­AG­ING ED­I­TOR

“Ev­ery year, the SIHH fair of­fers up a gen­er­ous slew of time­pieces. Some are truly de­signed for com­mer­cial in­tent, oth­ers for rave crit­i­cal review and there are those that are a per­fect com­bi­na­tion of both.

We’re high­light­ing those op­tions here.”

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