Top Android phones of 2015

Top Android phones of 2015

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What are the best current Android smartphones of 2015? Which one worth our attention? especially considering the price that we will invest? We already tried almost all Android smartphones that have come out these recent months and we think it is time to give you our opinion and help you to choose which one to buy!

Samsung, the leading brand of smartphones

The best Android smartphones

We analyzed the devices across all categories, taking into consideration the strengths and weaknesses discovered during their respective tests. We take into account their price and availability.

1Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Galaxy edge: the best

We must admit, Samsung has the upper hand with the Galaxy S6. They not only renews design, but also take the opportunity to revolutionize the market. The Galaxy S6 is at top considering its features, but above all, its interface is now worthy of the greatest current manufacturer.

Its screen is simply the best currently, its definition profiting from the qHD Super AMOLED technology and the last glass made by Corning, also the revolutionary Gorilla Glass 4. We are very far from the Galaxy S5, and that’s great.

His design can convince the more undecided, aluminum and glass, this is a recipe that works. The Galaxy S6 edge meanwhile is more than a UFO.

 Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
PLATFORMAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop, TouchWizAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop, TouchWiz
DISPLAY5,1 inches, 2K/QHD (1,440 x 2560 pixels), 577 ppp, Gorilla Glass 45,1 inches, 2K/QHD (1,440 x 2560 pixels), 577 ppp, Gorilla Glass 4, Curved edge screen
CPUExynos 7420, Quad-core 1.5 GHz & Quad-core 2.1 GHzExynos 7420, Quad-core 1.5 GHz & Quad-core 2.1 GHz
RAM3 GB3 GB
MEMORY32/64/128 GB, no card slot32/64/128 GB, no card slot
CAMERAPrimary : 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels
Secondary : 5 MP, 1440p@30fps
Primary : 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels
Secondary : 5 MP, 1440p@30fps
DIMENSIONS 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 in
WEIGHT138 g132 g
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
FEATURESaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, fingerprint sensoraccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, fingerprint sensor
PRICE (at launch)770 $870 $

Although its curved screen on both sides offers some additional features, it is especially beautiful and has a very high cool factor. Not to mention the comfort of video playback.

As you can see, the Galaxy S6 edge smartphone is the 5-star of this year 2015. The Galaxy S6 also, even if it is more conventional, it deserves the first place.

2Samsung Galaxy Note 4: The Phablet

It is believed impossible, yet the Note 4 did it: he just dethrone the Note 3 from its pedestal, and stands without hesitation in the second place in this ranking. Why? Not only because Note 4 offers an exceptional screen quality by combining 2K definition and Super AMOLED technology, but also it offers outstanding performance. Its stiletto and its extensive features are just the icing on the cake.

The Galaxy Note 4 without hesitation is the true flagship 2014 from Samsung. Its interface is very successful, its speed is exemplary, and the brand even happens to play a few extras such as a fingerprint scanner or an optical image stabilizer to perfect everything.

 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
PLATFORMAndroid 4.4.4, TouchWizAndroid 4.4.4, TouchWiz
DISPLAY5,7 inches, Quad-HD (1440 x 2560 pixels), 515 ppp5,6 inches, Quad-HD (1,600 x 2560 pixels), 524 ppp
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-Core, 2,7 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-Core, 2,7 GHz
RAM3 GB3 GB
MEMORY32 GB up to 128 GB32 GB up to 128 GB
CAMERAPrimary : 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels
Secondary : 3.7 MP, 1440p@30fps
Primary : 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels
Secondary : 3.7 MP, 1440p@30fps
DIMENSIONS6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 in5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 in
WEIGHT176 g174 g
BATTERYLi-Ion 3220 mAh batteryLi-Ion 3000 mAh battery
FEATURESaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, UV, heart rate, SpO2, fingerprint sensoraccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, UV, heart rate, SpO2, fingerprint sensor
PRICE (31/03/2015)625 $825 $

Even after the release of the Galaxy S6, the Note 4 is just as interesting. If you like innovation and the S6 looks a bit expensive, you can always opt for the Edge Note.

3LG G3: the best plan

The LG G3, it’s a bit the nexus today, in the sense of offering very high-end features for a price rather affordable .

For less than 400 $, you can indeed have a device with an excellent processor, Snapdragon 801, one of the best CPU for mobiles. To summarize the G3: this is the best jewel, no frills, with an excellent interface and that does not cost much.

 LG G3
PLATFORMAndroid OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
DISPLAY5.5 inches, resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels 538 ppi, LCD capacitive touchscreen
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
RAM2GB / 3 GB
MEMORY16GB / 32 GB, microSD, up to 128 GB
CAMERAPrimary : 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Secondary : 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps
DIMENSIONS146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm (5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)
WEIGHT149 g
BATTERYLi-Ion 3000 mAh battery
FEATURESaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
PRICE (31/03/2015)400 $

So we can fairly place it in third position without hesitation. This excellent flagship delights users with its big screen of great quality , but also for its modern and elegant design, as well as its Optimus interface offering original and effective features.

LG was able to learn from the LG G2 critics and really avoided them in the brilliant G3, while keeping what we liked so much in its predecessor: Rear buttons and LG features are always at the rendezvous.

4Sony Xperia Z3: autonomy and protection

Sony Xperia Z3: an improved version of Z2

Even if the Xperia Z3 came out just 6 months after the Z2, it brought new features. As always in the Xperia brand, it is protected against water and dust and its strong point, is autonomy, through its excellent Stamina mode.

When Sony introduced us the new Xperia Z3, just months after the excellent Z2, we were about to shout for imposture. And Sony made it clear: the Xperia Z3 is not a clone of its predecessor.

The brand has yet improved what was already close to perfection. We got a more resistant smartphone, which offers even more possibilities.

 Sony Xperia Z3
PLATFORMAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
DISPLAY5.2 inches, resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
RAM3 GB
MEMORY16GB / 32 GB, microSD, up to 128 GB
CAMERAPrimary : 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary : 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps
DIMENSIONS146 x 72 x 7.3 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in)
WEIGHT152 g
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery
FEATURESaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min
PRICE (31/03/2015)580 $

In terms of performance, the Z3 is among the best. We just regret some overheating problems during 4K video capture.

5Google Nexus 6: Pure Android

Google flagship made noise when it came out, not because of its characteristics, which are excellent, but because of its price, which has nothing to do with him than the Nexus 5.

Manufactured by Motorola, the announcement of the Nexus 6 has been emulated: a large 6-inch screen, a price that has nothing to do with the Nexus 5 and a revised design that marks a turn point for the Nexus brand. Our test convinced us: the size is not a problem, the Nexus 6 is ergonomic.

Its qHD screen. Under the hood, its processor is simply one of the best now and a camera by far the best of all the Nexus series, also a protection against water and dust, and turbo charger: 6 hours of talk time in 15 minutes of charging, it is rather appealing.

 Nexus 6
PLATFORMAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop)
DISPLAY5.96 inches, resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
RAM3 GB
MEMORY32/64 GB
CAMERAPrimary : 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Secondary : 2 MP, 2160p@30fps
DIMENSIONS159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm (6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 in)
WEIGHT184 g
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3220 mAh battery
FEATURESaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, wireless Charging
PRICE (31/03/2015)590 $

Wireless charging is present, it is a practical addition. In summary, the Nexus 6 finds its place among the top 5 in this ranking.