So as it is now the first day of 2016, I thought I would round up the top 10 phones of 2015 in an article. This list will include phones from all price ranges, so it is not necessarily the top 10, but it is the top 10 with a few price factors included so there is something for everyone.
So we’re kicking off the list strong, with one of the leading phones in 2015 in the mobile market, the Samsung Galaxy S6. This phone boasts a octa-core processor, 3GB Ram, 4G compatibility, a 16MP rear camera, a 5.1MP front camera, AMOLED Display and 4K video recording features. What this phone doesn’t have, is not worth having. If you’re looking for a phone with a good camera on, then this phone certainly has it. The photos it produces are sharp for a mobile and its 4K video recording feature means that if you like to record videos, then you can now do so in very high quality. Also with the octa-core processor, this phone is very quick at tasks, which is also helped by the 3GB of ram it has in it. Also starting with 32GB of internal memory and increasing to 64GB and then 128GB of memory, you will never run out of storage space for your apps and music. Also you can charge this phone wirelessly, so if you don’t like cables everywhere then this is a good alternative.
This phone is the real competitor for the iPhone 6 and it gives it a good run for its money. From the specifications of both phones, it seems like the Samsung Galaxy S6 beats the iPhone 6 on most fronts. However, it all comes down to whether you want to use Android and have slightly better performance, or use iOS and sacrifice a bit of performance for the easy to use interface.
The iPhone 6 and 6S are both excellent phones. They don’t beat the S6 with their specification, but they are running a different operating system, so they may not need the extra power. For your money you get a dual core processor with 1GB of ram, a 8MP rear camera, a 1.2MP front camera, built in storage up to 128GB, 4G compatibility, 4K video recording an obviously Wi-Fi compatibility. It also has NFC compatibility, but there again not many people will ever use that. This phone is very good for its ease of use, as iOS is very clear and simple to use. Therefore, for people who want to operate an easy phone then this is the one for you.
Which one do you get, the 6 or the 6S? Well the main features that the 6S has over the 6 is better rear and front facing cameras at 12MP and 5MP, which allows you to record in 4K with the 6S which you can’t with the 6. Also another feature is 3D touch, which allows you to hover over something to partially open it without fully opening it. So generally, if you want a better camera then go with the 6S instead of the 6, but if not then don’t spend more money and just get the 6.
Now from the specifications, this phone seems to be a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S6 just with a little less processing power. The LG G4 boasts a quad HD display at 538 pixels per inch, a 16MP rear camera, a 8MP front camera, hexa-core processor, 3GB ram, 4G compatibility, 32GB internal storage with up to 2TB micro SD card support and a removable battery. So as you can see, this phone is very good, if not the same as the Samsung galaxy S6 and iPhone 6. What I like about this phone is the removable battery, as many phones now do not have removable batteries.
This phone is dubbed the best Android phone on the market right now, so lets see what it has. Just like the S6 it has an octa-core processor, 3GB ram, 12.3MP rear camera, 8MP front facing camera, built in storage up to 128GB and 4K video recording capability. So overall, this phone has everything it needs to compete in the tough mobile market and I can now see why this was dubbed the best android phone on the market right now. This is a good choice if you want a high performance phone as it is also running marshmallow which is 6.0 of Android’s operating system, so you will always be the first to get the newest android updates.
This is a very nice phone that is like most of the leading phones in the market right now. Sony have beefed up the Xperia range so that now the Z5 has an octa-core processor, 3GB of ram, 23 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 4K video recording capability, 32GB internal storage and also a micro SD card slot for expanding your storage. So from the specification, it seems like a very good phone, which it is. The octa-core processor gives it all the power it needs to handle tasks effortlessly. This phone is trying to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple who are the leaders in the market right now, and Sony are doing a very good job by having one feature that is not used by either company on their latest phones which is expandable storage. This is such an important feature, because you can have loads more storage than any other phone which allows you to have more apps, take more photos and have more music.
Yet again, the HTC One M9 has an octa-core processor and 3GB of ram which seems like a trend that is happening in all of the top competing phones on the market right now. It also has a 20MP rear camera, 4MP front camera, 32GB internal storage and also the option for expandable storage. However, what makes this phone different is that it has a HDMI output on it, so if you are watching a video on your phone you can plug the phone via a HDMI type cable into your TV and watch it on the big screen. Although there are many wireless options on the market and always have been for this type of thing, this wired connection is the first of its kind on phones and I hope it continues as you can’t beat a wired connection for its reliability.
So at half the retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 and other leading phones, the OnePlus2 has some very good specifications. Boasting 4GB of ram, an octa-core processor, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and built in storage up to 64GB it’s not hard to see why this is a good phone for the price. It has all the power and performance of a leading phone for a cheaper price, which is probably due to other areas of the phone not being as good as the leading phone like the 13MP camera, whereas the S6 has a 16MP camera. However, the OnePlus2 is very good for the price it is being marketed at as it does everything all the other phones do on the market. The only problem seems to be that the performance can seem to be lacking in some areas, but it is hardly noticeable and happens on only a couple of apps.
So this is the 3rd generation of smartphones in the Moto G series and it is quite good for its cheap price. Having only a quad-core processor, 2GB ram, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and expandable storage doesn’t sound too great. However, this is a budget phone so it is very good for the price as it is meant for the cheaper end of the market. Even though it is cheap, it has quite a bit of power and is a good smartphone to have. The 8GB version only has 1GB of ram whereas the 16GB version has 2GB of ram in so make sure to check which one you are buying.
At the cheaper end of the market again, the G7 offers 2GB of ram, a quad-core processor, 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. This phone is very good for its price as again, this phone is made to be the main competitor for the cheaper end of the market. This means that you can get a powerful phone for a good price, because it is made by a less well known brand Huawei.
Another phone by Huawei, which is a bit dearer, is the Honor 7. It has some very good features like an octa-core processor, 3GB of ram, a 20MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. These features are excellent for the price as it has loads of power for a justifiable amount of money. This phone is great for first time smartphone users, as it is not too expensive and has a good level of performance.
If you enjoyed this article, you may like to read about the top 10 tablets of 2015.