Though major smartphone action shifted to budget and Mid-range phones in India, we saw some uber-premium flagship phones with uncompromised hardware, thus demonstrating years of experience of smartphone vendors and making powerful statements. So, if budget is no constraint and you want the best possible smartphone experience, here is the list of top 5 best Flagship Smartphones for 2015:
iPhone 6s/6s Plus
This year Apple launched its S series phone with the signature highlight being pressure sensitive display or as Apple calls it, 3D Touch. This adds another layer of interaction with hardware and is deeply integrated in iOS 9. Developers embraced the concept and by now we have several third party apps compatible with 3D-Touch.
New iPhones also include 4K video recording and 13MP rear cameras for capturing more details. A more powerful A9 chip is humming inside the new iPhones, while the battery life remains consistent at 10 hours of mixed usage. And yes, they don’t bend any more.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
This is the first time when Samsung used the same design for both its S series and Note series flagships. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 however improved upon its S series counterparts and is a better demonstration of south-korean giants might.
Samsung managed to fit in a gorgeous 5.7 Inch QHD Amoled display in a very slim, compact and premium body. There is glass on front and back and an elegant metal frame running on the sides. Galaxy Note 5 is powered by mighty Exynos 7420 octa core chipset with 4GB RAM and includes a fabulous 16MP rear camera, more powerful S-Pen, refined TouchWiz UI, a fast and accurate fingerprint sensor and a 3000 mAh battery.
Google unexpectedly partnered with Huawei for the Nexus device this year and the end result was amazing. Largely being considered the best phones of 2015 in tech circles, the Nexus 6P is the most impressive and premium Nexus device we have seen in a long time.
The 12.3MP camera sensor in Nexus 6P has large pixel size and yields great results even in tricky lighting. The 5.7 Inch QHD AMOLED display has been sourced from Samsung and is flanked by powerful stereo speakers. Another highlight is optimized software and hardware. The stock Android Marshmallow software blends well with the Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset inside. Performance and backup from 3450 mAh battery exceeds standards set by other 2015 flagships.
After digressing for a long time, Microsoft finally launched the much awaited Windows OS running flagship phone. The Lumia 950XL doesn’t flaunt metal jacket, but still feels premium.
It is running new Windows 10 OS and the star Continuum feature can help you convert any monitor to a Windows 10 running PC using a display dock. The Lumia 950XL includes a 5.7 Inch QHD display, 2GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset with liquid cooling technology, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 20MP PureView camera, 5MP front camera and 3340mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S6/ Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 was a major overhaul compared to previous generation Samsung devices and provided the necessary thrust Samsung desperately needed to re-establish itself on the podium.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and its dual curved display variant, Galaxy S6 Edge, includes a compact design housing 5.1 Inch QHD display, powerful Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset with 3GB RAM and non-expandable 16GB, 32GB or 128GB storage. The 16MP rear camera was simply stunning and first real challenger to Apple iPhones that we saw this year. The only limitation was a modest 2600 mAh battery.