Interested in learning about the leading Android smartphones of 2015? The answer is determined by the foundation or basis set by you. For example, some people buy expensive cell phones because they treat them as status symbols, while other are looking for the most features at the lowest price possible. At the same time, some people give preference to camera results whereas others consider battery life more important. The ‘top ten’ listed below are categorized according to your diverse needs. Following are the best android phones of 2015.
The absolute best: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
S6 Edge+ was chosen as the top phone after a lot of consideration and research. Everyone has their own opinion on what makes a phone the perfect one and standout from among the rest of the phones in the market. However, it is quite true that Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the best phone or phablet that there is currently.
This device is however, not suitable for everyone as it is quite large and expensive as well. But is it has got quite a lot of offer as compared to the rest of the phones. Everything that this phone consists of, with respect to its specs specifically is top-rated.
Starting from its crazy octa-core processor, to the brilliant QHD display that you cannot take your eyes off, to the 16 MP rear camera, the logic to prescribe S6 Edge+ is beyond limit.
It has some hardware common with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge but, the feature that is the most outstanding and beyond compare about this smartphone is its innovative design. Surrounding the elegant curved display are the crisp corners, edged smoothly and finely giving the phone an elegant cut which even leave behind the looks and flaunts of S6 and S6 Edge. The new and eye-catching design of this smartphone is beyond compare and by far, the most proud and prosperous work of Samsung. Not to mention, it feast one’s eye.
Best all-rounder: Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Suggesting two phones under one description might appear weird to some of you, but the resemblance and overall performance of both devices suggests that both phones deserve to be kept on the same stage.
To go along with the next-generation hardware Samsung has come up with a whole new look. The ultimate combo of shiny glass and metal gives a whole new and elegant look to these new devices abolishing the old plastic look of Samsung.
Samsung is so done and over with a slot for microSD and removable back cover by coming up with phones that already contain it, giving a hint that there is no need for anything extra in your device.
A non-removable battery is an excellent idea to come up with as it boosts the phone by one-hour fast-charge function. The latest upcoming of Samsung’s octa-core Exynos chipsets have made these two smartphones the fastest ones in the world.
There is quite clear difference in the design of S6 and S6 edge. The latter one has both of its sides, curved giving it a new pack of features, notifications and app design. There is also a difference of 50 mAh between the batteries of both phones.
However, the better things you go for the more price you have to pay. Galaxy S6 price ranges to US$699 / £599 whereas; S6 Edge is priced at US$899 / £699
Best price/performance ratio: Honor 7
This smartphone is a whole bundle of goodness at the most reasonable price. This smartphone offers a lot on the table and is just the right phone for people who have a lower price in mind and at the same time require good performance.
Weighing up the cost and benefit of Honor 7 will certainly surprise and satisfy you to the fullest as this phone not only has a good appearance but also comes along with a whole package of powerful performance, features such as fingerprint scanner, all metal body, good battery life and most importantly a front LED flash camera not only these but it’s camera is of 20 MP!
Now for the price of this phone… You might be surprised to know that a phone with so many packed features costs only sub-US400!
This company sure knows how to satisfy the needs of its customer base that have a limited price to pay and want most of the features. You most certainly won’t be disappointed when judging and coming up with an answer because this phone is the answer to all your questions and won’t definitely fail to amaze you!
Best for battery life: Sony Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3 is by far the best smartphone in terms of battery life. Not only does it rank first, in terms of battery, among its Xperia family but also among the whole collection of smartphones released this current year.
Z3 (3,100 mAh), Z3+ (2,930 mAh), Z4v (3,000 mAh) and Z5 (2,900 mAh). By looking at these we can compare and see that so far Z3 has the greatest battery capacity and it keeps gulping along with proper up-to-date battery optimizations and gives us the added benefit of speedy charge cycles.
Best for photography: LG G4
LG has quite successfully worked on improving and making the quality and performance of its cameras even better ever since LG G Flex 2 and LG G3.
LG G4 has a camera quality and performance almost equivalent to that of S6 and S6 edge and in much cheaper price. It has been in competition and won itself the title for ‘best for photographers’.
The LG G4 comprises of 16 MP primary camera, armed with an invincible laser auto-focus module, which adds superior low-light performance efficient and accurate focusing. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), manual mode, RAW support and fantastic camera software shape and execute the G4 quite perfectly.
Best under US$400: OnePlus 2
Many mid-range phones in the present year have stepped up and contested for the sub-$400 price bracket. These phones are complete packages of quality and features but have failed to charge higher prices.
OnePlus 2 serves as a forerunner experience at half price. The only features you will miss out on this phone are NFC, fast-charging and wireless charging.
It is the phone that people are most obsessed with. Mainly because it has so much to offer in such cheap price that it is an offer one would happily accept. It has most likely acquired all its aims that it had to accomplish.
Best under US$250: Moto G (2015)
Sub-US$250 range is the second price basket. Moto G (2015) is one such fantastic phone in this category. It is an all-rounder in terms of price, features and update speed and this is exactly how it has achieved this position among the top 10.
The Asus ZenFone 2 and Huawei P8 Lite are close followings under this category, but the third generation Moto G has an added benefit of Android interface and super fast update speeds that gives it a higher ranking compared to the other two. (Moto G is soon to get Marshmallow whereas P8 only runs lollipop).
Best small handset: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Everyone is not a fan of such big phones that are so popular nowadays. Some people prefer compact phones to fit to their needs and so that they can easily grip it within their hands not big phones that can’t even be single-handedly used.
Fortunate enough for them, Sony has come up with the Xperia Z5 Compact. It has been awarded the title of ‘best small handset’. It has successfully managed to combine all the basic plus latest features into one compact device that is, easy to handle and proved to be winning.
This was a very smart move by Sony as this compact game is still working on too strong. And it seems like the rest of the companies have stopped working on introducing compact phones making huge phones as their main targets so, Sony is the only one successfully sticking to that point.
That’s all from the top 10 android phones. Let us know if the above list helped you with your prioritized selection of phones.