7 of the Best Smartphones – 2015

As we bear down on the halfway mark of 2015 (I know! Christmas felt like 5 seconds ago) Some of the Team at Answer-4u take a look at the 7 best smartphones available on the market right now.

Which one will come out on top? Read on to find out….

And in no particular order:

1. Samsung Galaxy S6

Having finally rid itself of the old fashioned plastic designs of its past and gone with modern metal and glass, Samsung’s latest offering, the S6 and the S6 edge, are really beautiful devices.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Price: £559.00
Memory: 32-128 GB
Camera: Front – 5MP, Main – 16MP

Samsung’s thinnest ever phone, ironically advertised by America’s latest darling – James Corden, claims to be able to let you watch 2 hours video off just 10 minutes charge. Nice!

With built in wireless charging and 16 megapixel rear camera, the Samsung Galaxy S6 certainly competes with the big boys in terms of functionality.

With a blend of true style and innovative usefulness, the Galaxy S6 edge is also perfect for mandatory tasks such as checking emails and reacting to calls.

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2. LG G4

The LG G3 is still a truly great smartphone but the LG G4 is in a different class.

LG G4

Price: £530.00
Camera: 16MP Rear, 8MP Front
Memory: Supports up to 2TB microSD card 2 – Internal 32GB, 3GB Ram

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S6, the LG G4 isn’t quite as aesthetically attractive but in terms of technical capability the LG G4 wipes the floor with the S6. No questions asked.

However, the G4 does have the option of a leather back, which puts it in my good books straight away!

It also boasts an f/1.8 low-light lens, Manual Mode, Optical Image Stabilisation, Laser Autofocus, high-res image sensors and a 5.5” IPS Quantum display.

To conclude, the LG G4 has improved processing and battery management, a perfect balance of speed and endurance and is well worthy of its title as a top 7 smartphone of 2015 so far.

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3. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

For those of you looking to save a pound or two and still get yourself a top of the range smartphone, then the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the one for you. Standing at just 4.6”, this waterproof mobile proves that it’s not the size what matters, it’s what you can do with it.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Price: £348.00
Camera: 20.7MP, 2.2MP Front Facing
Colour Choices Available: Black, White, Orange and Mint!

Although most specifications and features can’t quite match up with phones at the high end of the price scale, what sets apart the Z3 Compact is its quite astonishing battery life. From just one charge you can get up to two days of use; that sort of performance hasn’t been possible since the days of the Nokia 3310!

As Sony are so proud to show off on their site:

“Sony´s powerful new Xperia Z3 Compact is a 4.6” mobile to give the iPhone 6 nightmares” – Stuff.tv.

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4. HTC One M9

HTC describe their ‘One M9’ as “premium design with premium software” and they’re not wrong.

HTC One M9

Price: £580.00
Front Camera: 4-Ultrapixel
Battery Capacity: 2840mAh

An extension of the M8, the inventively titled M9 is 2015’s bigger, better younger brother. Despite definitely being an improvement on last year’s M8, the improvement is so small that the M8 could have been included in this list too.

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5. Motorola Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is an absolute beast! With such a huge phone that is over 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide, you need its performance to justify the size.

Motorola Nexus 6

Price: £499.00
Dimensions (mm): 82.98 x 159.26 x 10.06
Battery Capacity (mAh): 3220

People have different tastes and some will enjoy the sheer size of the 6’s screen whereas some will want something they can fit in their pocket.

Luckily for the 6, the camera is brilliant and the battery life can hold its own against some of the better phones. In general, it’s not something I’d go for as the specs don’t quite match up to the S6 and G4 for example, but it’s not far off.

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6. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Again, another huge smartphone – but this may prove to be the perfect in-between if you want something bigger than an iPhone and smaller than an iPad.

Apple Iphone 6 Plus

Price: £619.00
Weight (g): 172.00
Battery Capacity (mAh): 2915

Reports that the iPhone 6 and 6 plus was bending in trouser pockets have been quashed as media hype. In fact, tests show that the HTC M8 bent under less pressure than the 6.

You know what you’re getting when you purchase an iPhone and the 6 plus is an extension of the quality and ease of use that you expect from an Apple product.

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7. Nokia Lumia 930

Despite being a Windows Phone and not being able to compete when it comes to apps, the beautiful design and rest of the specs certainly make the Lumia 930 a smartphone to consider.

Nokia Lumia 930

Price: £409.00
Weight (g): 167.00
Battery Capacity (mAh): 2420

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Which phone do you prefer?

You have read the views of the Answer-4u Team but we’d love to know which one you prefer. Let us know by tweeting @Answer_4u

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