A question that everybody deals with before purchasing a smartphone is “Which one is the best smartphone?” And you have to think twice, even three times before choosing the right device for you. If you are going to spend some money, well, spend them wisely.
However, buying a smartphone in 2015 is not that hard. In the past, choosing a proper phone could become a headache. Battery life, size, a proper camera, these were only a couple of things everybody would think about before buying a phone. Nowadays, every single smartphone that comes out checks everything on the list. Big screen, a camera that takes decent photos, a battery that lasts the entire day, browsing the Internet with fast LTE connectivity, browsing through apps with a high-speed processor and so on.
The problem is another one: all smartphones are the best. Some of them though, “pretend” to be the best. So we’ve made a list of a couple of smartphones that provide something people crave for. This is the bar we set.
The best overall: Nexus 6P
Everybody says that this smartphone made by Google and Huawei is the best smartphone of 2015. Nexus 6P seems to be the real deal, the smartphone that has been built for everybody. The Nexus 6P fixes everything that was wrong with the last year’s older version, Nexus 6, mainly its gargantuan size. Although it costs $500 dollars, which is really expensive, people believe that this money are properly invested in a very good mobile device. The Nexus 6P includes new hardware like the Android Sensor Hub which turns a battery life into a guaranteed full days worth. The phone is incredibly fast and its design is awesome.
The best small phone: Apple iPhone 6s
Hey, big phones aren’t meant for everybody. Even though Google made its kind of small phone, its 5.2-inch Nexus 5x, the iPhone continues to be the best smartphone for those who are looking for a small device. With this year’s Apple iPhone 6s, you will definitely get the best smartphone Apple has ever created. With this new mobile device, you’ll get 4K video capability, 3D Touch, Live Photos, and a better processor wrapped in an aluminium frame.
The best big smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Every person I asked which smartphone is the biggest one, most of them told me that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is very big. Google’s smartphone Nexus 6P is big too, but when it comes to Samsung, we talk about a whole different “big”. This is the fifth smartphone of the Note series, which tells us the fact that Samsung is aiming to build the best smartphone, the best OS that takes advantage of that big screen real estate and Note 5 seems to be the best so far. It has quite the same look as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it includes new forward-thinking features. One of them is YouTube live stream which is already incorporated into the camera app. The camera does its job at its finest, taking great photos. If you are not bothered by the size and by the S pen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 would be a great pick for you.
The best for traditionalists: LG G4
This list of the best smartphones always changes in time with other mobile devices that come out on the market. But this one, the LG G4 always remains on the list. It is considered to be a fantastic smartphone from processor, screen to utility. This smartphone appeals to the power users with a removable battery and a microSD storage. It has a complex and awesome camera with an excellent manual mode. For those who like the old way of thinking, this is the proper smartphone for you. Why isn’t the best one though? The UI isn’t as good as the Android Marshmallow on Nexus 6P.
The best phone on a budget: OnePlus 2
If you are on a budget and you don’t want to spend too much money on a phone, than the One Plus 2 would be the best match for you. Since the One Plus 1, this new one has a better processor, a decent camera and even some small hardware improvements (dedicated button to silence the notifications). OnePlus 2 is the first smartphone that ditched Cyanogen for its own operating system called Oxygen. Even though it was built off of Android Lollipop, the OS has some similar features to the Marshmallow, such as customizing quick settings and lite app permissions management. If you are still a bit worried about this new operating system, OnePlus promised that in 2016 the Oxygen will be updated to the new Android OS.