The smartphone market is getting bigger and bigger. The competition is getting tougher for every combatant with every minute. New entrants are entering the arena, offering high-end specs at almost affordable prices.
But like every year, some exceptional entries stand out from the crowd. If you are looking to spoil yourself this one time with a posh, luxurious and classy phone this one time, here are some names to consider.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are two of the flagships the company announced earlier this year at MWC. S6 is the first in series to go all metal-and-glass, feature QHD display finally, and let users delete bloatware.
It is nothing short of a mini-powerhouse, offering a potent 8-core processor with 3GB RAM, running on the latest Android build, Lollipop. The phone packs a 16MP rear cam with a stunning 2,600 mAh battery with wireless charging support. Users can get Samsung S6 and S6 Edge in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models.
The only drawback here is the now-gone waterproofing and its inability to add more memory. If you would like to settle for nothing but the best, pick your poison: Galaxy S6 or its curvy brother Galaxy S6 Edge.
LG has long been boasting about its designs. And LG G4 is the phone where all claims and promises come to fruition. This smartphone packs almost as much power as the Galaxy S6, QDHD display, 3GB of RAM, and others. It also runs on 5.0 Lollipop, just like Galaxy. But the defining factor for the company is its Smart Notice app â€“ an app that LG says knows what you are up to. G4 features more variety in colors and materials compared to Samsungâ€™s flagship titles.
Until iPhone 7 comes along, iPhone 6 is your best bet if you wish to feel the real iOS 8.1 and iOS 9 experience. Apple has finally upped the screen size, and if even if the big 4.7 inches screen isnâ€™t good enough for your tastes, thereâ€™s an option of a bigger 5.5-inch screen.
And, of course, itâ€™s thinner and curvier than its precursor. Apple has been criticized for delivering sub-par specs and charging an arm and a leg, but Apple hasnâ€™t held back in its time. The new phone features an A8 processor, enhanced 8 and 1.2 MP cameras, better resolution, and an improved 1,810 mAh battery.
HTC One M9
Released in April, HTCâ€™s new flagship smartphone takes it up to Apple and Samsung once again. It features somewhat the same design as M8 but packs better specs under the hood. M9 is fueled by an octa-core Snapdragon processor with a 1080×1920 display resolution and a 20.7 MP camera. But the feature that really distinguishes it from its competition is its emphasis on its state-of-the-art app launcher and its trademark themes.
Huawei P8 was released around the same time as One M9 and featured a stunning design that looks sort of like Appleâ€™s. Nevertheless, P8 is powered by Android Lollipop OS running on an octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. In terms of megapixels, the rear camera doesnâ€™t fare well with the like of One M9, but it is still a great camera with fantastic results. However, its front cam is a stunning 8.0MP, which gets even better with Huaweiâ€™s built-in selfie features. Plus, it offers a great 5.2 inch HD display, 4G LTE, and sports a big 2,680mAh battery.
Actually, this one is more of a tie between Googleâ€™s Nexus 6 and Samsungâ€™s Galaxy Note 4. However, since Samsungâ€™s flagship Galaxy 6 has already been featured above, letâ€™s focus more on Nexus.
Itâ€™s bigger than Note 4 and packs specs few could match during the time it was released. Nexus 6 features a quad-core processor with a big 6-inch screen and a 1440x2560p display. If you are looking to invest in a phone with a big screen and long-term android support, get this phone.
Itâ€™s not every day you buy a smartphone. So when you do, make sure you think of it as an investment â€“ something that will benefit you for at least a couple more years. Iâ€™ve listed the phones that are pricey but offer the best return on investment. But the ultimate choice is yours.
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