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Top 7 Android Smartphones of 2015

Updated on June 4, 2015

A Needle in a Haystack!

So you want a new Android Smartphone? Great; there are over 3,800 distinct Android devices and around 300 manufacturers! Your job is to find the perfect one for you: that is like finding a needle in a haystack!


Except...not quite. There are tons of handsets from numerous companies: that's true. Thankfully, there are many resources on the Internet that will help you make up your mind. Although there are around 3,900 devices, only a few have powerful specifications; a smooth yet user-friendly operating system and a fashionable and durable hardware. Without further ado, let the countdown commence!


#7 - Google Nexus 6

To start off our list, we have the Google Nexus 6: the best phone that Google has to offer at the moment! The machine is known to have the smoothest operating system of all Android Smartphones. This phone runs pure stock Android: one of the most celebrated systems of all time. As this is Google's flagship model, one of the benefits of owning this phone is that your device will be the first to receive an Android update when it is released. It's also not nearly as expensive as some other phones on this list! What's not to love?


#6 - Oppo Find 7

A premium and simple design; the most gorgeous screen display and powerful specifications are all features of Oppo's ultimate flagship handset: the Oppo Find 7. Released in May, this phone is rapidly gaining popularity. This phone also has a user-friendly UI: the ColorOS UI. With a 5.5" 1080p display; a breathtaking 534 ppi; a speedy 2.5 GHz Quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and a large battery, it was simply impossible for me not to include this device in my list!


#5 - HTC One M9

HTC One M8 is a better version of its older brother: the HTC One! After HTC One's success, HTC has released the ultimate device which is a modified version of HTC One. HTC One M8 has on-screen navigation keys (HTC One has physical keys), a larger display, better CPU, better front-facing camera and improved battery; all of which the HTC One does not have. The new flagship handset has a beautiful display, one of the best hardware and one of the best cameras you can find on any mobile phone. Now that's twice as good as the HTC One! Shouldn't they have named it the HTC Two?


#4 - OnePlus Two

Next on the list, we have OnePlus One! Nope, I'm not asking you a basic maths sum; OnePlus One is the name of a superior phone which is growing in popularity! OnePlus is not very well-known but produces so-called "killer flagship" models that dwarf other company's devices. 3GB of RAM; a 2.5 GHz Quad-core CPU and a desirable, modern design are just a few reasons why this device is included in the list. It runs the latest version of CyanogenMod: 11S. It's also the cheapest phone on this list. This flagship device can also be controlled by gestures: double tap to wake up the phone, draw a circle to close the phone, etc. This makes the phone perfect for users new to Android because using it is as easy as "one plus one"!


#3 - Samsung Galaxy S5

Okay, now we have a phone we all know about! Samsung, especially the Galaxy series, is growing extremely rapidly in popularity! Now that the Galaxy S4's reign is over, his younger brother is taking his place. The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs the most popular Android UI: TouchWiz. Featuring a stunning, Super AMOLED display; a durable and water-proof design, a feature-packed and fast camera, S5 has what everyone is looking for in a phone. Samsung Galaxy S5 also offers unique features found in very few devices: a heart rate censor, Samsung Gear Watch, dust and water resistance, fingerprint lock and air gesture. Wow! Galaxy S5 is one of the best in the galaxy!


#2 - LG G4

The last few LG devices, especially the Optimus G Pro and the G2, have blown everyone away. And what came next? An even better device! LG has jumped to the top of the pile; the company is now producing some of the best Android handsets. Its latest device, the newly-released LG G3, does not disappoint! The feature that stands out the most is the screen: QHD (four times better than HD) display with 534 pixels per inch! That is easily one of the best screen every achieved on phone! Another handy feature is the text prediction. Words that normally come together will be suggested when you type. For example: if you type "Costa", it will suggest the word "Rica". Speedy processor; friendly and easy-to-use interface and great camera in daylight are some other features that landed this device at second place! With this LG phone, "life's good"!


#1 - Sony Xperia Z4

Now, what we've all been waiting for! With no doubt, Sony's Xperia series is one of the best mobile phone series at the moment. The design is durable, premium and simply stunning. But that's just the outside; the software is even better. User's Interface is swift and efficient yet stylish, modern and user-friendly. Perfect for people new to Android as navigating around is easy and simple. At 20.7 megapixels, the camera is the clearest any Android phone has ever achieved. Thanks to the water-resistance, you can also take beautiful pictures underwater as well! Browsing is also a joy hence the speed of the processor and the simplicity of the default browser. Put that all together, you get the perfect device! In simple words, this phone offers the best mobile phone Xperia-nce!

There we have it: the best android phones in the market right now! Whichever way you choose to go, none of these phones will fail to impress you. All of these phones are all brilliant in their own way; they all have great things that will take your breath away and a few flaws. Although they are all different, they all have one thing in common: they all offer an unforgettable experience! But wait...we're only around halfway through 2014! Who knows what the future holds? There is only one way to find out: we'll have to wait and see!


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    • Frederick Green profile imageAUTHOR

      Palis Pisuttisarun 

      3 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Same with all the other phones. I'm sure someone can come up with a list of negatives things for all phones but these are the top phones in my opinion. However, it's still pretty good too!

    • Naveed Ahmed 624 profile image

      Naveed Ahmed 

      3 years ago from Bahrain

      Yes Google Nexus 6 is great in the sense that it will be the first device to receive automatic updates once the Android Operating System is upgraded by Google. But the device really has some negatives compared to other Android Smartphones as it is more heavier than the known Smartphones, its knock-t0-wake feature is also not much better and it also doesn't provide support for microSD slot while its internal memory is only 32GB/64GB.


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