The 2015 has been a good year so far for smartphones. All the major cellphone manufacturers have released latest iteration of their most popular sets. Let’s take a look at which ones have been deemed the best.
10) BlackBerry Passport
Price Tag: $99.99
BlackBerry’s new offering is one of the most exciting phones out there. The main feature of Blackberry Passport is QWERTY keyboard, which is a welcome change from touch keypad of most smartphones in the market. It has a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 display resolution, a 13-megapixel camera, a 3GB RAM, a 32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a large 3,450 mAh battery.
9) HTC One M9
Price Tag: $648
The HTC One M9 is one of the best smartphones out there at the moment. At first glance, it looks just like its predecessor M8, but specs and other improvements make it standout. The HTC M9 has a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, a 3GB RAM (super quick processing) and a 2840mAh battery. Those who have used HTC One M8 will be thrilled with this new version rendering 20.7MP (rear) and 4MP (front) cameras.
8) Nexus 6
Price Tag: $649
The Nexus 6 is already being called the best ever phone from Google. It has premium specs like 6 inches 2560 x 1440 QHD display, 3 GB RAM, and 13 MP rare and 2 MP front cameras. The most impressive aspect is the large battery, 3,220mAh. These features make it one of the best android phones available in the market right now.
7) Nokia Lumia 830
Price Tag: $449.99
Credit should be given to Microsoft for introducing a windows based phone in Android and iOS dominated market. The Nokia Lumia 830 is almost on par in performance with other phones owing to the following specs:
• Windows Phone 8.1
• Snapdragon 400 processor
• 1GB RAM
• 16GB integrated storage, microSD card slot
• 10 megapixel camera
• 2200 mAh replaceable battery
• 5 inch 720p display
6) Sony Xperia Z3+
Price Tag: $650
Sony makes its presence felt in the market through its latest offering. The new Xperia is more sleek, thinner and lighter than previous models. But the biggest attraction is that it can hook up with the PS4! The Sony Xperia Z3+ has the following specs:
• Snapdragon 810 processor
• 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS display
• 2900mAh battery
• 20.7MP (rear) 5MP (front)
• Android with Sony interface
5) Motorola Moto G
Price Tag: $246.36
Motorola is another dominating player in the smartphone market. Its latest offering Motorola Moto G has received best mobile phone review, thanks to its amazing performance. The specs are quite impressive as well:
• 5 inches 720 x 1280 pixels IPS display
• 13MP rear camera
• Non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery
• 2GB of RAM
• Quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor
Motorola has also made Moto G waterproof to IPX7 standard. This means the phone can survive accidental spills, being exposed to rain or dropped in a puddle.
4) Asus ZenFone 2
Price Tag: $299
Asus is a newcomer to the smart phone arena. Their offering ZenFone 2 is pretty neat for a budget phone. Packed with some astounding features, this gem of a phone is going to be a top notch competitor of established brands. The specs include:
• 5.5 inches display
• 13 MP camera
• 4 GB RAM
• 3000 mAh battery
• Quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom processor
3) iPhone 6S
Price Tag: $399
The iPhone has been a game changer ever since its introduction in the market. The iPhone 6S continues that tradition by rendering unmatched performance with high-end specs.
• 4.7 inches 750 x 1334 pixels display
• 16/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM
• 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels camera
• iOS 9 operating system
Released this month only, the phone has caused quite a sensation in the market.
2) Samsung Galaxy S6
Price Tag: $649.99
When it comes to sticking to a tried and tested formula, no one does it better than Samsung. The latest release, Samsung Galaxy S6 is proof of that. The phone is large having a display of 5.1”, but is not unwieldy. It retains 4 GB of RAM and Samsung Exynos 7420 octo-core processor making it lightning fast. The camera is 16 MP with a fairly decent battery capacity of 2550 mAh. The other variant is known as the S6 Edge; it extends a better battery, but still is lighter than the S6.
1) LG G4
Price Tag: $649
The top smartphone of 2015 is from LG. The G4 is not only esthetically pleasing, but also a top performer, thanks to:
• Snapdragon Quad-core 1.44 GHz processor
• 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
• 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels camera
• Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
This is by far the most comprehensive and optimal offering by LG. The optional stitched leatherback is a very nice touch increasing the appeal of the phone. The screen is spacious in a G flex curve style. In simple words, this phone stands for style, quality and class.