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iPhone 6s, Galaxy Note 5, OnePlus X and more: The best smartphones of 2015 you need to buy now!

Shweta Sengar | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 2:14 IST
  • 2015 witnessed some great innovations in the field of smartphone technology
  • Apple iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy Edge 6 saw a close fight to the finish
  • Here are the winners in each category

Popular YouTubers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison recently uploaded a video on the best smartphones of 2015. The duo has handpicked the best smartphones in each category for 2015.

Morrison has picked the Nexus 6P, the iPhone 6s Plus and the Moto X Pure Edition as his three best phones of the year:

According to Morrison, the Huawei Nexus 6P edged out the Galaxy Note 5. He goes on to praise the device for delivering a strong camera, a feature absent from previous Nexus phones.The device also boasts of a lightning fast fingerprint scanner and premium build quality.

The Apple iPhone 6s Plus was praised for its fast A9 chip and strong battery life combined with great camera hardware and software. The Moto X Pure Edition is touted to be the best mid-range smartphone of the year. When compared to other Motorola smartphones, this one fares really well in terms of camera quality.

Brownlee has picked the best smartphones in different categories.

Best big screen camera: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The 171g phone that was released in August this year finds its name on a lot of the categories for best smartphone of 2015.

This phone, which is priced in India starting at Rs 53,900, has been a success for Samsung, as its Android has been a subject of criticism over the years.

Best compact smartphone: iPhone 6s


A smartphone with a 4.7 inch was considered enormous a few ago. Some may still consider this to be a huge size. The iPhone 6s is still smaller than most flagships in the market and that's the reason it qualifies as the best in this category. The phone is now available for Rs 52000, to cash in on the festive season.

Best smartphone camera: Galaxy Note 5


Apart from being a top-class smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's software and applications have received much acclaim. Its impressive 16MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera is enhanced further with face/smile detection and touch focus on the primary and Auto HDR and dual video call on the latter.

Best budget smartphone: OnePlus X

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The smartphone is available for just $250 (Rs 19,800 approx). Even at this price, it is packed with powerful features including build quality and specs.

Best battery life: Motorola Droid Maxx

The Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery of the Motorola Droid Maxx - with its 600 hours of standby time - has won rave reviews for its performance. The 32GB version is currently priced at Rs 13,000.

Most improved manufacturer: BlackBerry for the BlackBerry Priv

The phone's slide-out Qwerty keyboard has won over critics. And Blackberry's switch to Android has worked well in its favour. Released last month, the 32GB version of the Priv is available for Rs. 52,490.

For all the best smartphones in other categories, here's a video:<

If you're planing to buy a smartphone before 2015 ends, this list will definitely come in handy.

First published: 22 December 2015, 2:32 IST
Shweta Sengar @ShwetaSengar

Shweta covers Science & Technology for Catch Live at Catch News, scouring the Internet to bring readers items of interest, both serious and amusing. A foodie, photography enthusiast and globetrotter, she has also worked at The Economic Times before joining the Catch team. She studied Commerce at Kanpur University and has a PGD in Advanced Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi.