2015 was the year of Smartphones. With so many impressive models hitting the stores, it was certainly a daunting task for many shoppers to select the best Smartphone fitting just right into the budget. But, if you still haven’t bought yours, read ahead. You will be thrilled to know how easy we have made it for you to select the right flagship models that are premium regarding looks and performance, and also value for money. Here is a compilation of top 10 smartphones of 2015.
It is unfair to start the list of best models without the iPhone 6 series. The sales of this iconic phone went spiraling thanks to the typical iPhone hype and the pre-sales promotion of some of the trendsetting technology that comes with this phone. It was released officially on 25 September in the UK. You will be able to buy the iPhone 6s models with a Rose Gold option. It features a 12MP shooter that supports 4K video recording. The camera also has a Live Photo feature that allows you to capture a second and half of the video before and after the still photograph.
The OS installed on this device is the latest iOS 9. It also features a 3D Touchscreen that is responsive to pressure sensitive touch, letting you to “peek” and “pop” contents. However, the screen size hasn’t seen much of a change or any change at all. It is a 4.7” Retina display with 326ppi.
The Touch ID fingerprint scanner from the previous version has been upgraded to a second gen and is more accurate and faster than ever. The processor has been revamped to make the device nippy and edgy in terms of performance. Apple’s new iPhone 6s uses an A9 processor with M9 motion coprocessor. That means it is 80% faster for CPU intense tasks and 90% faster for GPU tasks.
The 6s Plus was released with the 6s series. It was released on the 25 September in the UK. The significant difference between the 6S and 6s Plus is the physical dimension and weight. The gadget sports a better resolution display. It is 5.5” unlike the 4.7” in the 6s. The 6s Plus variant is larger and heavier, measuring 158.2X77.9X7.3mm and it is a tad heavy at 192g. Also, the battery capacity is enhanced to last longer.
The 6s Plus has all the identical features of 6s. It has an A9 processor, 12MP shooter, an iSight camera with Live Photo, 3D Touchscreen and the second gen Touch ID fingerprints scanner.
The Zenphone 2 from Asus is a state of the art gadget that is built to impress its user in every manner. It is sleek, gorgeous and the phone is a definition of high performance. The top end variant (ZE551ML) is available in the Amazon for £309.99. The power packed phone has 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad processor bundled with a whopping 4GB RAM making it a top performer in its class. It offers 32GB storage, and you can opt to expand using microSD. Zenphone 2 offers 4G LTE support and can accommodate 2 SIM cards in the dual active state. It has a large 5.5” inch IPS display that is full HD. The camera takes crisp snaps and videos. The rear camera has a 13MP sensor while the frontal camera has 5 MP. The device is beautifully packed in a brushed metal casing that is just 3.9” inches thick in the edge. The phone features a fully customizable interface that is designed by intuition and is easy to use. It also comes pre-installed with Trend Micro security. Be warned, Zenphone is built to impress with killer looks.
Nexus phones are Google’s pet project. They are popular and are a top performer. However, in 2014, the Nexus failed to court with users with Nexus 6. Maybe it was too big, or too pricey?
Google is back leveraging with Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. So, keep the eyes peeled when that occurs.
The latest Nexus 5 is manufactured by LG and has a large 5.2 inch Full HD display, a nippy Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 CPU, a rear fingerprint scanner, and USB Type-C charging port. The device also has a 12.3 MP sensor in the back and 5MP front shooter for snapping high-quality selfies. Nexus 5 is a top performer with 2 GB of RAM and an optional 16 or 32 GB storage. Nexus 5 uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Also, check out the latest Nexus 5X that is the top end variant of the series.
Of the two new Nexus series, the 6 P has more teeth to its performance. The Nexus 6P has a 5.7” HD screen and a metal body made from a single block chassis; it also has a Snapdragon 810 v2 processor, 3 GB of RAM, fingerprint scanner, 12.3 MP high-quality sensor on the back and 8MP sensor on the front.
The latest Nexus 6P has Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating system.
HTC is a brand that is performance specific, and there is an ongoing debate about its resemblance to iPhone. But, HTC has claimed it has been in the business of making phones with unibody construction for many years and that it makes their phones robust and hassle free.
At the heart of the phone is a Snapdragon 617 processor supported by 2GB RAM. The other features include a full-HD 5” inch screen, fingerprint scanner, microSD support and a 13MP shooter in the back. HTC One A9 costs £469.99.
There has been a trending fanfare for the much celebrated HTC One M8, but to better that HTC has given its users HTC M9. The brand has continued the trend of using full HD screen on their phones rather than a quad-HD screen used by other premium brands such as Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The phone was available for sale from 31 March in the UK. It cost £569. That is £30 cheaper than Samsung S6.
It is a phablet version of HTC One M9+ having a screen size of 5.5” inch, and it has a quad HD screen with a fingerprint scanner. However, the model is announced only in China for 4,299 yuan (£522). Although, the HTC team has made it official that that model will not be hitting the UK market, there are rumors that the model is coming to Europe. But for now, your only hope to get your hands on a model is to make online purchase from the grey market.
Unibody seems to be the trend of the season. Huawei’s latest design seems to give rivals Apple and HTC chase for the money. The price of Huawei P8 starts with a tag of £357. The P8 has a 5.2”inch screen while P8 max sports a massive 6.8” inch display. The phablet and phone were made available for purchase on 15 May.
LG has created a smartphone that redefines the notion of elegance, comfort, and incredible human-centric user experience. LG was riding success with their flagship model G3 in the year 2014. But things got a notch better with the arrival of G4. The phone has the following specifications that make it the feisty contestant among the other best phones of 2015. G4 has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 32 GB storage bundled with the microSD support and has a large 5.5”inch Quad HD IPS display. The G4 also comes with a mammoth 3000mAh removable battery. It went on sales from 28 May starting at £500.
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