Top smartphones of 2015 in Quarter 1

The year, 2015 saw a new range of Smartphones coming in. The first quarter glimpsed iPhone 6 (rock and) rolling at the top  followed by Nexus 6. The techno enthusiasts have just recently witness the unveiling of iPhone 6S and 6S plus. Here is a list of top smartphones of 2015 in the first quarter.

1. Apple iPhone 6

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The iPhone 6 is the part of Apple’s smart phone series and was released on September 19, 2014. It is successors to iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 is the Apple’s flagship device of 2014 and has almost everything which you desire in a smartphone. In the term of design, iPhone 6 bears much resemblance to the iPhone 5S however the display of the iPhone 6 is better than its predecessors. However, 750×1334 resolution display on the iPhone is still far behind to the 1920×1080 HD display on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

• Specification

The Apple’s iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inches (750 x 1334) display and runs iOS 8 which can be upgraded to iOS 8.1.3. It has 1.39GHz Apple A8 (64-bit) processor, the iPhone has RAM of 1GB and internal memory of 16/64/128 GB which can’t be extended as there is no slot for MicroSD card. In the camera department, iPhone 6 has 8 megapixels rear camera with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash; it also has a 1.2 megapixels front camera for the selfies.  The battery of iPhone 6 is non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh which can stand by up to 250 hours long last up to 14 hours talk time. The dimension of the iPhone 6 is 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm and its weight is 129 grams.

• The Price

The price of Apple iPhone 6 starts from $199, it depends upon capacity .The iPhone 6 with internal memory of 16GB is available at $199, 64GB at $299 128GB at $399.

• The Good

The Apple’s iPhone 6 has an amazing 4.7 inches screen, enhanced wireless speeds and much better camera feature like autofocus. The iPhone 6 has seen improvements in internal memory which is extend up to 128GB. The operating system of the Apple’s iPhone 6, iOS is the best mobile operating system with exceptional app selection.

• The Bad

Perhaps the biggest minus point for iPhone 6 is its price which is starts from $199. The battery life of the phone is not good in comparison to its competitors.

• Conclusion

Overall the Apple’s iPhone 6 is the best smartphone of 2014 and that is why it is on the top of our list. The beautiful 4.7 inches screen makes it even more stylish overall it is an excellent Smartphone in every way except its battery life.

2. Google Nexus 6

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The Google Nexus 6 is a phablet co-developed by the Google and Motorola. The Nexus 6 is the sixth Smartphone of the Google Nexus series and the successor to the Nexus 5. The biggest feature of the Nexus is that it runs Android Lollipop, the latest operating system by the Google.

• Specifications

The Google Nexus 6 has a 5.96 inches (1440 x 2560) display and it runs Google’s latest Android software, Android Lollipop 5.0. It has 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805processor, 3GB of RAM and internal memory of 32/64 GB which can’t be extended as there is no slot for MicroSD card. In the camera department The Google Nexus 6 has 13 megapixels rear camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (ring) flash; it also has a 2 megapixels front camera for the selfies. The battery of the Google Nexus 6 is Li-Po 3220 mAh which can stand by up to 330 hours long last up to 24 hours talk time. The dimension of the Nexus 6 is 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 and its weight is 184 g.

• The Price

The price tag of the Google Nexus 6 is a bit too high as it starts from $649.99. The 32 GB Nexus 6 is available at $649.99 while the 64 GB is available at $699.99.

• The Good

The Google Nexus 6 ha a supersized display and runs Google’s latest Android software, Android Lollipop 5.0. The camera department of the Nexus 6 has improved as it has a 13 megapixel camera. It also has Qi + Turbo charging.

• The Bad

The Google Nexus 6 at times becomes too big for some and unsurprisingly due to its size it is heavier than other big smart phones. The price of the Nexus is not too surprising; it is the most expensive Nexus yet.

• Conclusion

The Google Nexus 6 proves that Google’s Nexus program is working in good manner. The Google Nexus 6 is a powerful 6-inch phablet which runs Google’s latest Android software, Android Lollipop 5.0. The Google Nexus 6 is bigger than the Note 4 in size but cannot declare better than the Note 4.

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3. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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The biggest smartphone maker of the world, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 4 on 3 September 2014 at IFA Berlin. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Note 4 is an Android phablet Smartphone which was initially went on sale in its native country, South Korea and had received huge popularity as the Samsung was able to sold 4.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 4 in the first month of the release. Despite of large number of devices were sold Galaxy Note 4 could not break the record of the Galaxy Note 3 as in the first month of release Note 3 which gained a little more popularity than Note 4 as 5 million units were sold s in the first month after release.

• Specification

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has 5.7 inches (1440 x 2560) display and it runs Android KitKat 4.4 which can be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0. It has 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805processor, 3GB of RAM and internal memory of 32 which can be extended up to 132 GB of course as there is slot for MicroSD card. In the camera department The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has 16 megapixels back camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, it also has a 3.7 megapixels front camera for the selfies. The battery of The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is Li-Ion 3220 mAh which can stand produce 20 hours of talk time. The dimension of The Samsung Galaxy Note 4is 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm and its weight is 176 g.

• The Price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 prices more than other smart phones out there. The Galaxy Note 4 gold is available at $674.66. The Samsung offers its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in frosted white and charcoal black color at $199.99.

• The Good

The 5.7inches screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 makes it more stylish and 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization allows to take beautiful pictures. The battery of Galaxy Note 4 charges very quickly and can produce 20 hours of talk time.

• The Bad

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s low light and indoor shots cannot be declare as good by any means. The Price of the Note 4 is significantly higher than other phablets.

• Conclusion

Overall the Samsung Galaxy is an excellent Smartphone with a better display and amazing camera experience. Although it can be too big for some people and the S Pen is still very questionable, but overall it is as good as other smartphones.

4. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

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The iPhone 6 plus is a part of Apple’s iPhone series and released with the iPhone 6 on September 19, 2014. The Apple released both the phones together and these iPhones helped Apple to achieve the record of selling 4 million units within one day of availability. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also helped Apple to achieve the recorded of selling 10 million devices in the first three days.

• Specifications

The iPhone 6 plus has a 5.5 inches display and runs iOS 8 which can be upgraded to iOS 8.1.3. It has Dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and internal memory of 16/64/128 GB, which can’t be extended as there is no slot for MicroSD card. In the camera department the iPhone 6 plus has 8 megapixels rear camera with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED, it also has a 1.2 megapixels front camera for the selfies. The iPhone 6 plus has Non-removable Li-Po 2915 mAh battery can stand by up to 384 hours long last up to 24 hours talk time. The dimension of the iPhone 6 plus is 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 and its weight is 184 g.

• The Price

The price of Apple iPhone 6 plus starts from $299, it depends upon capacity .The iPhone 6 plus with internal memory of 16GB is available at $299, 64GB at $399 128GB at $499.

• The Good

The iPhone 6 plus has a bigger battery and you will find a great battery life in it. The 5.5-inch display is big, bright and high-contrast. Low-light photography has been improved by Optical image stabilization.

• The Bad

The iPhone 6 plus can be too big for someone to use with one hand but the biggest minus point of the iPhone 6 plus is its price.

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• Conclusion

The iPhone 6 plus is the Apple’s best phone of 2014 but very expensive. If you can afford it we will recommend you to grap it and enjoy smartphone beauty in 5.5 inches.

5. LG G3

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LG G3 is an Android smartphone which was unveiled on 27 May 2014 and went on sale in South Korea on the next day of its unveiling. The LG G3 is successor device to the LG G2 and so as in the terms of design G3 bears much resemblance to the G2. The G3 has almost same thin screen bezels and rear-mounted power and volume buttons as it was in the G2.

• Specifications

The LG G3 has a 5.5 inches (1080 x 1920) display 5.5 inches (1440 x 2560) display and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat which can be upgraded to Android Lollipop. It has Quad-core 2.5 GHz processor, 1 GB and 3GB of RAM and internal memory of 16/32 GB, which can be extended up to 128 GB as there is no slot for MicroSD card. In the camera department the LG G3 has 13 megapixels rear camera phase detection/laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED; it also has a 2.1 megapixels front camera. The LG G3 has Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which can stand by up to 565 hours long last up to 19 hours talk time. The dimension of the LG G3 is 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm and its weight is 149 g.

• The Price

The LG G3 is an expensive Smartphone by LG. The LG G3 has 5.5 inches large display, Quad-core 2.5 GHz processor and 13 megapixels rear camera. You can get all this features of the LG G3 at a price of $720.

• The Good

The LG G3 has an excellent large display, brilliant quad-core processor and good LTE data speeds. Android 4.4 looks good due to flat UI, LG’s flagship of 2014, G3 improved a lot than the G2. It has removable battery and slot for MicroSD card which were missing in the LG G2.

• The Bad

The Battery of the LG G3 is not as expectations; this battery can be finish by QHD display with its 2,560×1, 440-pixel resolution in a day without charge.

• Conclusion

The LG G3 is slightly upgraded to G2 it has almost same thin screen bezels and rear-mounted power and volume buttons as it was in the G2. Overall it is more phablet than the phone.

6. Xiaomi Mi Note

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Chinese Smartphone maker, Xiaomi has released its Mi Note in January 2015 and it went on sale since then. The Xiaomi’s flagship device of 2015 was sold out in three minutes. The Xiaomi is considered a biggest rival of Apple and Mi Note is said to be Xiaomi’s iPhone 6 plus in China. According to the company there were 220 million reservations to get the Mi Note but only few of them managed to got their desire phone

• Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi Note has a 5.7 inches (1080 x 1920) display and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It has Quad-core 2.5 GHz processor, 3 GB of RAM and internal memory of 16/64 GB, which can’t be extended as there is no slot for MicroSD card. In the camera department the Xiaomi Mi Note has 13 megapixels rear camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED; it also has a 4 megapixels front camera. The Xiaomi Mi Note has Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. The dimension of the Xiaomi Mi Note is 155.1 x 77.6 x 7 mm and its weight is 161 g.

• The price

Xiaomi is known for its low price strategy and this strategy helped it to become the third largest Smartphone maker of the world. But Xiaomi Mi Note is pricing a little more than its previous devices, where Apple offers its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus up to $ 399, the Mi Note is a little cheaper than iPhones as it is available at $370.

• The Good

The Xiaomi Mi Note’s has aluminum and glass design makes it among the best smart phones. The Xiaomi improved its camera which is now a 13 megapixel with optical image stabilization.

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• The Bad

The unavailability of MicroSD to extend its memory and Limited 4G LTE support for non-Asian markets is the minus points for the Xiaomi Mi Note. The Xiaomi Mi Note is likely to be available in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

• Conclusion

If you still have concerns and question over Xiaomi’s efforts in the Smartphone world, The Xiaomi Mi Note has an answer for you. The Xiaomi Mi Note shows Xiaomi’s potential to the world but we are sorry to say that if you live outside Asia you will get it hardly.

7. Samsung Galaxy S6

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The Samsung Galaxy is expected to be announced in MWC 2015 on 1st March 2015 .As the 1st march is coming nearer rumors are started to come thick and fast. According to rumors, The Samsung would make its Galaxy S6 on full metal and UNIBODY design. The Samsung is already the beigest Smartphone maker of the world and it would try maintaining its lead over to its competitors in the Smartphone world. Although there are still some days remaining in its release but we have collective the specifications of the upcoming Galaxy S6.

• Specification S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 5.0 inches (1440 x 2560) display and of course it runs Google’s latest Android software, Android Lollipop 5.0. It has Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, 3GB of RAM and internal memory of 32 GB which can be extended up to 128 GB as Samsung The offers slot for MicroSD card. In the camera department The Samsung Galaxy S6 is well ahead of its competitor as it has 20 megapixels back camera with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, you can take better selfies with your S6 as it has a it also has a 5 megapixels front camera. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a Li-Ion battery. The dimension of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is 143.3 x 70.8 x 6.9 mm.

• Conclusion

According to the rumors and expectations the Samsung Galaxy S6 looks the best Smartphone available after 1 March 2015. But at the moment all the things about upcoming Galaxy S6 are rumors and we cannot declare any phone as the best on rumors. The Company has not announced it officially so we would advise you to don’t take it as more than rumors at the moment.

8. Htc M9 One

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HTC M9 One will be released in MWC 2015 on March 1, 2015. HTC confirmed the date of its release via the hoardings at the UEFA Champions’ League match however the exact name of the phone was not confirmed, it will be called HTC Hima or HTC One (M9). There are numbers of rumors going on about the new HTC device, and we have collected specification of the upcoming device of the HTC.

• Specification

The HTC M9 One has a 5.0 inches (1080 x 1920) display and it runs Android Lollipop 5.0, the Google’s latest Android software, it has Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor. The HTC M9 One has a RAM of 3 GB and internal memory of 32 GB which can be extended up to 128 GB with a MicroSD card. In the camera department the HTC M9 One has a dual 20.7 megapixels rear camera with autofocus, dual-LED, it also has a 4 megapixels front camera for the selfies. The HTC M9 One has Non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery of course we cannot predict its timing as it is not released yet. The dimension of the HTC M9 One is 144.3 x 69.4 x 9.6 mm.

• Conclusion

According to the rumors and expectations the new HTC device looks good Smartphone and it is confirmed that it will be available after 1 March 2015. But at the moment all the things about upcoming HTC M9 One are rumors and we cannot declare any phone as good or bad on rumors. The Company has not announced it officially so we would advise you to take it as rumors at the moment.

 

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