According to research, we use our smartphones for almost 3 hours daily for basic things such as messages, emails, phone calls, and news to more advanced things like navigation and gaming.
Basically, these are supercomputers in our pockets that help us all through out the day getting things done. But of course, there are qualities in every smartphone that we prefer, and its worth taking some time to get the one that best fits our needs and meets our preferences.
So here is a rundown of smartphones launched within the year.
Of course the latest iPhone needs to be on the list, as it is built on the most advanced technology available in the market, housed in a great design, it comes in two sizes – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display.
iPhone 6s offers 3D Touch – force-touch technology that no other smartphone offers to date. 3D Touch allows the device to offer much more control by hard pressing on the screen.
In addition to 3D Touch, iPhone 6s has a 12-megapixel camera offering the ability to shoot 4K videos along with stunning new live photos.
If you are after the best Android smartphone in the market, then Nexus 6P is your best bet.
Google’s Nexus 6P comes with a 5.7-inch display and a 12.3-megapixel camera that allows you to shoot 4K videos. Such features make the device a best choice next to the iPhone for spending your hard earned money.
Also, pre-installed with latest version of Android – Android Marshmallow, Nexus 6P gives you dedicated fingerprint support for securing your phone and for making online payments.
Microsoft Lumia 950
These are the two new latest Windows phones from Microsoft, both supporting Windows 10 operating system. Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2-inch display while, similar to Nexus 6P, 950 XL has a larger 5.7-inch display.
Also, both phones come with 20-megapixel rear cameras supporting 4K videos along with USB type C for faster charging.
Other features that Lumia phones offer are glance screen technology – to check important information like messages, calls, and emails without pressing any buttons to light up the screen. As well as adaptive antenna technology – which can select the best cellular signal possible.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Another Samsung flagship device launched this year, Galaxy Note 5 houses a 5.7-inch display, along with a 16-megapixel camera. Though, featuring a same size display as the Galaxy Note 4, Note 5 is smaller on the hand, making the device much easier to hold with one hand.
One feature in Galaxy Note 5 that stands out from its competitors is its pen, allowing you to take down notes on your device easily.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Similar to Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+ also has a 5.7-inch curved display, and a 16-megapixel camera.
Powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor along with 4GB and 32GB internal storage. Galaxy S6 Edge+ offers 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It has a non-removable 3,000mAh battery.
If you are looking for a slightly cheaper version of Nexus 6P, then Nexus 5X could be your best choice. As it houses a slightly smaller 5.2-inch display, powered by a 1.8GHz 64bit hexa-core processor.
Processor and the display size are the two primary differences between Nexus 5X and 6P, other hardware is pretty much the same on both.
HTC One A9
One A9 is the latest smartphone from HTC, running Android Marshmallow. With a design very much similar to the iPhone, it has a 5-inch display, powered by a 64bit octa-core processor.
Supporting a 13-megapixel camera to shoot full HD videos, though no 4K videos yet.
Aside from Google’s Nexus devices, HTC One A9 comes with a pre-installed Android Marshmallow. HTC has promised software updates within 15 days of Android’s latest version launch.
OnePlus 2 is powered by a 64bit processor, housing a full HD 5.5-inch display, the OnePlus 2 is your best choice as an affordable Android phone among devices available in the market.
OnePlus 2 is a dual-sim Android phone, along with fingerprint support and its unique feature – Alert Slider. Though, the OnePlus 2 does not support NFC technology.
Priv is the first ever Android smartphone from Blackberry, supporting a 5.4-inch display and a 18-megapixel camera to take stunning photos.
Blackberry Priv is one of the most secure Android phones with features such as picture-login along with services such as Blackberry Messenger.
The device is best suitable for business use as it includes WatchDox – private file sharing; as well as BBM Meetings – for private conferences.
It is also the only smartphone launched this year that comes with a physical keyboard.
If you love to take photos, then the V10 is for you. It has an amazing camera, allowing you to be more creative when taking photos.
Featuring a stainless steel frame, LG V10 comes with a 5.7-inch display along with a 2.1-inch secondary display to show low-priority notifications or currently playing songs.
LG V10 has two cameras for selfies, one of them with wide angle lens for group selfies, as well as fingerprint support, making the device one of the best Android devices available in the market.