Smartphones have been becoming faster and better every year. There are tons of phones coming out every year from manufacturers across the globe. As we approach the last quarter of 2015, these are the top six smartphones of this year.
6…Moto X Style
Moto X style was announced by Motorola (Lenovo) in July and was made available in the market in August. It is successor of the highly popular Motorola’s flagship device Moto X (2nd gen).
It has a 5.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with a pixel density of~520 ppi. It is protected by a Gorilla glass 3 and comes with a water repellent nano coating. It has a 21MP Phase detection autofocus camera which come with a Dual Led flash which is also Dual tone. It has a 5MP secondary camera which also has a dual LED flash. It can record videos at 2160p at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. It costs 399$ for 16GB. It has Non-removable 3000 mAh battery.
1) Supports Micro SD card.
2) You can build your own smartphone (Customize everything) according to your taste.
3) Beautiful QHD display.
4) Great Camera.
1) Smaller Battery Capacity.
5) HTC One M9+ Supreme Camera
HTC announced the new addition to M9 family in September and is all set to hit the market on October 6th. It has a 5.2 inch screen which is slightly taller screen than its little brother M9. It also has a better screen resolution with 1440 x 2560 pixels packing an unprecedented ~525 ppi.
It comes with a builtin finger print scanner. It has a 21 MP laser autofocus camera which come with a Dual Led flash. It also comes with Optical Image stabilisation. It has a 4 MP secondary camera .It can record videos at 2160p at 30fps,1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps.It comes with Dolby surround sound. It has Non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery. It costs 599$ for 32 GB variant.
1) It packs in a very powerful Mediatek MT6795T Helio X10 Octacore processor clocked at 2.2 Ghz.
2) Great Camera.
3) Excellent screen
4) Supports Micro SD card.
5) Optical Image stabilisation.
1) Hefty price tag.
2) Relatively smaller Battery capacity.
4) Huawei Nexus 6p
Huawei Nexus 6p was announced by Google in a special event last Tuesday (29-09-15). It’s the next generation device in the Google’s highly popular Nexus lineup. It comes with stock Android which made Nexus highly popular and comes with Android 6 Marshmallow pre-installed. Nexus lineup of devices have this potential advantage over other devices, they are first line of smartphones to get latest firmware updates as they are directly controlled and managed by Google. It comes with latest Snapdragon 810 processor which s blazing fast.
It has a 5.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with a pixel density of~518 ppi. It is protected by a Gorilla glass 4 and comes with a finger print scanner.It has a 12 MP laser autofocus camera which come with a Dual Led flash which is also Dual tone. It has a 8 MP secondary camera which is great for taking selfies. It can record videos at 2160p and the new nexus supports 30fps. It also can record slow motion videos at 120fps and 240fps. It comes with a front stereo speakers built in. It has Non-removable 3450 mAh battery. It costs 499$ for 32GB, 599$ for 64 GB and 699$ for 128GB.
1) Made of aluminum.
2) Slow motion video recording at 240fps.
3) Front stereo Speakers.
4) Will be first to receive new updates.
1) Camera isn’t that great.
3) Comes with a hefty price tag (Prices are more hefty outside US).
3) Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung has started this category of devices and there is no one out there in the market who can do this better that is making a phablet which is productive and which also comes with a stylus. Samsung announced the 5th generation device of its highly popular Note series in August.
It comes with a 5.7 inch screen and packs a resolution of 440 x 2560 pixels with~518 ppi pixel density. It is covered with corning Gorilla glass 4. It comes with an improved finger print scanner which is built into the home button. Samsung has gone all metal this time with the Note 5 just the way they have gone with the S6.It has a 16 MP auto focus camera which come with aLed flash. It also has Optical Image stabilization. It has a 5 MP secondary camera .It can record videos at 2160p at 30fps,1080p at 60fps and also has unique features like dual video recording. It has Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. It costs 779$ for 64 GB variant.
1) Great Screen
2) Has a great Camera and comes with 4k recording.
3) Full metal body.
4) Great for productivity with features like split screen, air view and also comes with S-pen.
1) Non Removable battery and No SD card support.
2) Relatively smaller battery than previous Nots devices.
3) Samsung is always late to rollout updates.
2) OnePlus Two
OnePlus two is the successor of the highly popular phone OnePlus one which was highly rated by the critics and was called as the “Flagship Killer”. OnePlus one came with killer specifications which gave the top high end android smartphones a run for their money. It also came with relatively low price tag which made it stand out from the crowd. OnePlus announced OnePlus two in July and made it available in the market in August through invite system.
It comes with a 5.5 inch screen and packs a Full HD resolution with 401 ppi pixel density .It is covered with corning Gorilla glass 4. It comes with a improved finger print scanner which is built into the home button. It has a 13 MP Laser autofocus camera which come with a Deal Led flash. It also has Optical Image stabilization. It has a 5 MP secondary camera .It can record videos at 2160p at 30fps,1080p at 60fps and it has Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery. It costs 473$ for 64 GB variant.
1) Relatively lower price tag.
2) Quadcore Soapdragon 810.
3) Finger print scanner is far more accurate and very responsive.
1) Camera isn’t that great.
2) Battery lasts relatively less than OnePlus one
1) iPhone 6S/ iPhone 6S plus
Apple announced its next generation of phones dubbed as iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus in a special event on 9th September and these devices went on sale on 25th September.
The iPhone 6s has a 4.7 inch screen with a 750P display and the 6S plus has a 5.5 inch screen which packs a full HD Display. 3D touch works great on both the devices and it completely changes the way you interact with your device. Both come with next generation Finger print scanners which is two times faster than the original Touch ID. Both the phones come with Apple designed A9 chip and comes with 1.4 Ghz dual core processor. Both the phones have 12 MP rear camera with Dual tone flash. While the iPhone 6S has a digital Image stabilisation the 6S plus has optical image stabilisation. Both the phones have 5 MP front camera which comes with a retina Flash.Both can record beautiful 4K videos. The prices for iPhone 6S are 649 $ for 16GB, 749$ for 64 GB and 849$ for the 128GB while that of 6S Plus are 749$ for 16 GB, 849$ for 64GB and 949$ for the 128GB.
1) 4K Video recording.
2) 3D touch is great and has a huge potential once developer start using it.
3) Great cameras (Both rear and front).
4) A9 chip is blazing fast.
1) Still 16GB variant as entry level.
2) 3D touch doesn’t work with all the apps (at present).
3) Hefty price tag.