1./2. Samsung Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung’s new flagships feature power and premium build quality, which makes them contenders for the ‘best smartphone of 2015’ title. Price: From £749 for the S6 and $949 for the Edge Display: 5.1-inch Super Amoled quad-HD Battery size: 2600mAh (Edge) 2550 mAh (S6) with quick charging Camera: 16MP (rear) front (5MP) Platform: Android with TouchWiz Features: Samsung Pay, wireless charging, heart rate monitor, powerful camera and curved screen for the edge variant.
3. HTC One M9
HTC’s dual-tone finish and all-metal chassis make the M9 one of the best looking smartphones on the market. Price: $649 Display: 5-inch 1080p Battery size: 2840 mAh with quick charging Camera: 20.7MP (rear) 4MP (front) Platform: Android with Sense 7 Features: Boom Sound speakers with Dolby 5.1 surround sound effect, dual-tone finish with gold coloured front plate and personal asistant Blinkfeed. The M9 is also bundled with high-end headphones and comes with damage cover to the tune of one free replacement if damaged.
4./5. iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus
Apple’s dual iPhones are the runaway successes of 2014. The design improvement, increased screen size and impressive camera meant that they shattered sales records in 2014. Price: From $649 for the iPhone 6 and $749 for the iPhone 6 Plus Display: 720p 4.7-inch iPhone 6. 1080p 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus Battery size: 1810 mAh (iPhone 6) 2915 (iPhone 6 Plus) with quick charging Camera: 8MP (rear) 1.2MP (front) Platform: iOS Features: Apple Pay, Touch ID, best smartphone camera on the market
6. Motorola Nexus 6
Google’s phablet - built by Motorola - has an impressive big, bright, quad-HD display. It also has a giant battery that supports both wireless and quick charging. Price: from $499 Display: 5.96-inch AMOLED quad-HD display Battery size: 3220mAh with quick charging Camera: 13MP (rear) 2MP(front) Platform: Android Features: stock Android, active display, wireless charging, large battery
7. Sony Xperia Z3
The Sony Xperia Z3’s waterproof and dust-resistant chassis make it extremely durable. It also supports a microSD slot (which is becoming increasingly rare) and remote play with the PS4, which no other smartphone can do. Price: From $529 Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS Battery size: 3100mAh Camera: 20.7MP (rear) 2.2MP (front) Platform: Android with Sony overlay Features: waterproof, micro SD, PS4 remote play, long battery life and very bright display.
8. Motorola Droid Turbo
The Motorola Droid Turbo is one of the most powerful Android smartphones on the market with its impressive list of specifications. Price: From $600 (Verizon only) Display: 5.2-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD Battery size: 3900mAh with quick charging Camera: 21MP (rear) 2MP (front) Platform: Android Features: stock Android, active display, large battery, wireless charging
9. LG G3
The LG G3’s quad-HD display and premium design make it stand out against the competition. It also has one of the slickest interfaces compared to most other Android devices. Price: From $500 Display: 5.5-inch quad-HD IPS Battery size: 3000mAh Camera: 13MP (rear) 2.1MP (front) Platform: Android with LG overlay Features: laser auto-focus, slick user-interface, removable rear cover and replaceable battery.
10. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Before the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were released, the Note was a strong contender for best Android handset. With that said, it’s still a very good smartphone. The camera is still among the best, the super AMOLED display is unmatched (except by the S6) and the addition of a stylus pen is a nice touch. Price: From $729 Display: 5.7-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED Battery size: 3220mAh Camera: 16MP (rear) 3.7MP (front) Platform: Android with TouchWiz Features: microSD, removable rear cover and replaceable battery, stylus pen included, Samsung productivity apps, long battery life and one of the best Android cameras on the market.