With only two months left for the year 2015, I think it’s safe to start listing down the best smartphone releases in the market. The chances of getting a surprise release for the last two months is slim, and even if a new smartphone is released after this list is posted, the number of sales still wouldn’t come close to the numbers accumulated by the phones on the list. Oh well, there’s still next year.
So without further adieu, I give you the five top smartphones for this year, in no particular order, because otherwise we’ll have crazy fans running after our hides.
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – The iPhone 6 and 6 plus are Apple’s contenders on our list. These beauties, aside from being aesthetically perfect as Apple gadgets usually are, featured utilitarian upgrades as well. From better battery efficiency and great performance, Apple has delivered as usual. The 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 plus can be obtained through a phone contract for around £38 a month and £43.50 a month respectively.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge –The S6 and S6 Edge are Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Both variations measure 5.1 inches and boast a curved screen for more sleekness. Touted by many experts as the “mobile phone of 2015”, the smartphone introduces amazing features like the QHD AMOLED screen and the latest camera technology. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will set you back £39.50 per month, and the S6 Edge £43.50 per month.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – A cross between a mobile phone and a tablet (or phablet), the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 reminds us why Samsung is the undisputed king of phablets. The 5.7 inch smartphone boasts a sleek QHD screen and comes with an accompanying stylus. You can get this phablet on contract for a mere £38 per month.
- LG G4 – The latest addition to LG’s Android smartphone line consists of a clearer, more detailed screen and better camera features. This is also one of the more affordable flagship smartphones, costing only £35 a month on contract.
- OnePlus 2 – Surprisingly, OnePlus has made it into the big league with their latest offering. The model’s release has resulted in quite a fuzz, especially since OnePlus was not considered as one of the top players in the smartphone industry. The success of the OnePlus 2 is giving its rivals a run for their money, and we look forward to seeing more of OnePlus next year. The smartphone can be bought outright for £239.
This list is based on market shares, sales, and a dash of personal opinion. Of course, some people will have their own favourite smartphones for their own reasons. From this list we can tell that the smartphone is moving along quite well, with better features and more functions. We look forward to all the possibilities that next year’s candidates will give us.