The 5 Smartest Smartphones of 2015


Does a new smartphone come out every week? It certainly seems like it. I’ve long considered making a list of the top smartphones on the market, but it can be frustrating as there is always something new. However, for the sake of creating a list, I’ve decided to sit down, take a deep breath, and choose what I think are the 5 smartest smartphones of 2015. Here we go!

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

Let’s get the obvious ones out of the way first. You knew there would be an iPhone on the list somewhere, so let’s talk about it now. The iPhone 6S was just announced on September 9th and everyone freaked out over its newest features. I’ve got to admit, I’m impressed. With a 64-bit A9 chip, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is supposed to deliver 70% faster CPU performance and 90% faster GPU performance for games and apps. Design wise, it’s supposedly made with the strongest glass available and an aluminum grade used in the aerospace industry. Plus, my girlfriend will love the new rose gold color they added.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Like the iPhone 6 and 6S, the Galaxy S6 Edge features a curved-edge design. However, I would say the Edge is the best looking smartphone, design-wise. Its 5.1 inch display has a 1440 x 2560 resolution, which means incredible clarity and bright and vibrant colors. It has a number of new features that’s sure to give the iPhone 6 a run for its money. One downfall, is the price. The phone is, in the simplest explanation, expensive.


First off, we can’t talk about the G4 without talking about the leather back option. People will either love it or hate it. I can’t decide if I like it more or less than the plastic option. What is fantastic about the LG G4 is its camera, design, and rich display. The screen is very impressive and, I think, one of the best available. The camera works very well and would easily replace a camera on vacation.

Nexus 6

What can I say? The NExus 6 is a pretty great phone. The brainchild of Google and Motorola, it has a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a long-lasting battery, and the newest Android Lollipop. The phone display is pretty big, coming in at around six inches, but it still isn’t too bulky.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Yes, even though I already covered the Edge, I still chose to include the OG Galaxy S6. This is an amazing smartphone. I don’t really have any complaints. It has an excellent camera, great audio and video quality, a good 5.1-inch screen size, and a sleek, nice-looking design. Okay, maybe I have one complaint: battery life. The battery drains fast, so it would be nice if the next generation had a longer-lasting battery.

Photo by: Kārlis Dambrāns

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