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The Best Smartphones You Can Buy in 2024

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Which smartphone should you buy in 2024? To help you choose between models like the Galaxy S24 Ultra, iPhone 15 Pro, or Google Pixel 8 Pro, we have taken a closer look at the best camera smartphone, the most powerful smartphone, the best foldable smartphone, or the smartphone with the best price-performance ratio. In this buying guide, we recommend the best smartphones in 2024.

The best smartphones in 2024 in comparison

When you choose a high-end smartphone, you can usually be sure that you'll get the best screen, the best performance, or even the best camera. In the last few years, high-end smartphones have grown more and more into luxury devices, be it in terms of design, internal components, or the increasingly higher price.

Speaking of it: The foldable phones, which tend to be high-priced, are becoming more and more popular, which is why we now also list two different categories in the best list: One for the flip phones in the compact form factor and the other for the larger models in the "butterfly" format.

For this buying guide, we have divided smartphones into different categories to accommodate different budgets and types of use. For example, you will not find the latest 200 MP image sensor or the most powerful SoC in a mid-range smartphone. That's why we have picked out some of the most important features that you should consider when buying a smartphone.

Buying guide: What smartphones will offer in 2024

Every year, smartphone manufacturers try to add exciting new features to their models—from cameras to batteries to the form factor itself. Below are a few tips on what you should look out for when buying a smartphone in 2024.

What features do current flagship smartphones offer?

  • Form factor: Foldable displays are probably the most exciting development in smartphones in recent years. Thanks to flexible screens, the form factors of the phones themselves are also becoming more flexible. In 2024, you will have the choice between the ultra-compact Galaxy Z Flip 5, the butterfly foldable phone OnePlus Open, or the standard formats from iPhone to Google. You can find a current overview of the foldable smartphones here:
  • Cameras: The vast majority of upper-class smartphones offer at least three cameras on the back—for ultra-wide angle, standard wide angle and telephoto. Do not be blinded by the resolutions here: The difference between 12 and 108 megapixels is not as big as the numbers suggest. More important are factors like the sensor size or the image processing algorithms. You can read more about this in the respective smartphone tests or in the following article.
A detailed look at the Galaxy S23 Ultra's cameras
Essential for a top smartphone in 2024: A good camera! / © nextpit
  • Batteries: In 2024, the battery life of flagships is no longer really an issue. Even with intensive use, you can get through the day with the vast majority of models. However, the differences are bigger when it comes to charging: While OnePlus charges its smartphones completely with 67 watts in a few minutes, Apple and Samsung are more conservative. More information about batteries and fast charging can be found in the following article.
  • Display: First 60, then 90, 120 or 144 hertz: Over the past two years, smartphones have gotten faster and faster displays—and since 2021, finally also the Pro models of the iPhone 13. High refresh rates ensure a smoother display, whether in gaming or in everyday use. However, the high Hertz rates also eat away at the battery, so the manufacturers usually adjust the refresh rates depending on the displayed content. You can read more about screens via the following link.
  • Processing power & co.: You hardly have to worry about sufficient performance in a premium smartphone in 2024. All the better phones offer more than enough power for current games—and for everyday use anyway. The same applies to 5G, which is now standard on smartphones. However, you should carefully consider how much memory you need before buying. Expansion options via microSD card are almost non-existent in the upper class.

nextpit recommends: These are the best smartphones in 2024

Want to know more about the different smartphones? In the following paragraphs, we briefly present our favorites and go into the advantages and disadvantages. Because depending on the user type, a different smartphone is the perfect choice.

The current best smartphone of 2024: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Galaxy S24 Ultra's camera module is similar to last year's design.
In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra's camera module is the same as last year's. / © nextpit

Read the full nextpit review of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra here

The king is dead, long live the king—that's the motto for the best smartphone of the still young year. Last year's S23 Ultra from Samsung's flagship series is now being replaced by the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Currently, this is perhaps the best smartphone ever, but in our opinion, it is at least the best smartphone with Android.

Hardly anything has changed on the outside. The design is almost identical, but Samsung now uses titanium for the frame, just like its competitor Apple.

The comparison between the Galaxy S24 Ultra and S23 Ultra doesn't reveal many other differences at first glance. But don't let the almost identical spec sheet put you off!

The 6.8-inch LTPO OLED display appears unchanged at first glance but shines even brighter than its predecessor. This top smartphone is now powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the operating system is the new One UI 6 interface based on Android 14.

The absolute cracker: Samsung promises us a whopping seven years of Android and security updates! Thanks to Galaxy AI, artificial intelligence is supposed to give the Galaxy S24 Ultra an extra boost, but our tester Antoine is not yet completely convinced.

The camera setup also looks almost unchanged, although the telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom has been replaced by a camera with 5x zoom, which now boasts 50 MP.

The battery life is also absolutely convincing, as the benchmark test attests the S24 Ultra an outstanding 19 hours. We'll keep quiet about the fact that it still only charges at 45 W and that this charger is not included in the box.

If you want to secure this top-of-the-range box, you will have to pay at least 1,449 euros. But for that you also get the best that is currently available in the Android camp.

The best iPhone 2024: Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Apple iPhone 15 Pro display with a colorful background
The iPhone 15 Pro has a great display / © nextpit

Here you can read the review of the iPhone 15 Pro

For us, the "Pro" model of Apple's current lineup is once again the best iPhone in 2024. The excellent triple camera of the iPhone 14 Pro with the 48 MP camera at the top has been improved in nuances in the iPhone 15 Pro. However, you might notice more significant differences to the predecessor in terms of performance.

The A17 Pro SoC, manufactured in a 3 nm process, will even bring AAA games to your iPhone in the future and promises a true performance boost that androids will only look at with envy.

Apart from the fact that you can look forward to groundbreaking performance and strong cameras, two things in particular stand out for us in the iPhone 15 Pro: First, there is the USB Type-C port, which has also found its way into the iPhones starting this year. However, keep in mind that the port complies with the USB 3.2 standard, but Apple nastily only includes a USB 2.0 cable.

Best camera phone in 2024: Google Pixel 8 Pro

Google Pixel 8 Pro
The Google Pixel 8 Pro continues to rely on the striking camera bar / © nextpit

Read the review of the Google Pixel 8 Pro

The Pixel series has also been updated recently, which is reflected in our best list. Let's start with the cold shower: While you could buy the brand-new Pixel 7 Pro for $899 last year, you will now fork out at least $999. That is still an acceptable price in the flagship league.

The excellent camera of the predecessor has been further improved in terms of hardware as well as software/AI. The triple cam still consists of a 50 MP main camera and a 48 MP telephoto camera. However, instead of the ultra-wide-angle shooter with 12 MP, there is now one with 48 MP as well. And guess what? The Google Pixel 8 Pro won our latest camera blind test.

The LTPO OLED display is convincing again this year, although the resolution of the 6.7-inch screen has dropped very minimally to 2,992 x 1,344 pixels. The Tensor SoC has been updated to the latest G3 generation and offers more performance than last year, but it cannot compete with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to be honest.

However, there are big points for the software support. Google secures the title for the longest software support by assuring us of system and security updates for a full seven years. In plain language, this means that even Android 21 will still get this device.

The best mid-range smartphone: Google Pixel 7a

Google Pixel 7a review images
The Pixel 7a is the most versatile mid-range smartphone / © nextpit

Read the review of the Google Pixel 8 Pro

Don't necessarily want a pricey flagship and looking for a budget smartphone that still lets you do everything you want? Then the Pixel 7a is precisely the right choice for you! The best smartphone under $500 in 2024 has no mercy on the competition and offers a pretty strong spec sheet and a very pleasant user experience.

It has a 6.1-inch OLED display, a Tensor-G2 SoC, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for the latest games and apps, an impressive 64MP dual camera, and a 4,385-watt battery that can be recharged at 18 watts. The Pixel 7a also has a compact size, good performance, best-in-class photo quality, and wireless charging.

Although the charging speed does not exactly speak for the smartphone and Google does not include the charger, the Pixel 7a is undoubtedly the best mid-range smartphone you can currently buy.

OnePlus Open: The best foldable phone in 2024

OnePlus Open camera and cover screen highlighted
The Emerald Dusk color is very elegant, with its matte green derived from glass. / © nextpit

You can find the full review of the OnePlus Open

The OnePlus Open has already secured a spot on our list of the best foldable phones, taking the lead as the go-to device for this year. Given its prowess, it's no surprise to find it on our 2024 top smartphones list as well.

Foldable phones are becoming increasingly popular, aren't they? We've transitioned from viewing them as mere futuristic novelties to practical daily drivers. However, it's essential to note that not every foldable meets user expectations. Some might be too pricey, while others might present minor setbacks.

However, the OnePlus seems to have nailed it. The phone boasts an appealing design, superior functionality, and here's the best bit: it's more "affordable" compared to its rivals. Though it's initially priced at $1,699, OnePlus Store offers an enticing trade-in deal, potentially lowering the cost to $1,499.

Shifting our focus to its features, the OnePlus Open bears some resemblance to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 (review) in design but stands out with its unique charm. When it comes to charging? It's like a race car, always leading the pack. Its multitasking capabilities, especially the innovative 'Recent fold' and OnePlus Canvas, redefine productivity.

Photography enthusiasts will be thrilled with its Hasselblad 48 MP camera—a real game-changer. While some may think it's just clever marketing that has us singing its praises, our team has had hands-on experience, and the verdict? We're thoroughly impressed. In short, if a foldable is on your wishlist this year, the OnePlus Open is a top contender. It's feature-rich, and an absolute pleasure to use.

The best compact foldable: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review
The larger outer display of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is a pure game changer / © nextpit

Read the review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

It is becoming apparent that the flip form factor is maturing into the more popular foldable design. Therefore, we will also include these "flip phones" in their own category in our list of the best devices from now on. The first champion here is also a Samsung foldable with the Galaxy Z Flip 5.

However, we have discussed this internally for a while because Motorola has also sent a strong little horse into the flip race with the Moto Razr 40 Ultra (review). You are welcome to write us in the comments which of the two models you find stronger.

But now to the Galaxy Z Flip 5: While very little has changed in the Fold sibling, the new Flip 5 is happy about a significantly larger outer display. It has now grown from 1.9 inches to 3.4 inches and is thus much more functional.

This might not sound like a big improvement at first, but it turns out to be a real game changer in everyday use. You do not even have to open the smartphone for many processes now. By the way, Samsung has also improved the hinge in this model.

The Flip again has a Snapdragon heart in the form of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy and delivers flagship performance. The camera also performs above average, although the entire camera setup lacks a bit of versatility. Once again, two 12 MP cameras plus a 10 MP selfie cam are used.

Samsung also has room for improvement in terms of battery: The 3,700 mAh block does last for a day with average use. However, there is again no charger in the box, once more, the battery cannot charge very fast (plan for about one and a half hours per charge), and the battery runtime is not really convincing compared with other models.

What do you think of this list, and which upcoming smartphone are you looking forward to the most?


This article was updated in February 2024 with a new Editor's Choice. Existing comments have been kept.

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With over 10 years of reviewing smartphones and wearables, I recently became addicted to smart home gadgets. Even though I dove into the Apple ecosystem two years back, Android remains as one of my passions. Previously editor-in-chief of AndroidPIT and Canaltech in Brazil, I now write for the US market. I love my records and I believe that the best way to get to know a place is through its food.

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  • 2
    Anjel Arobi Mar 22, 2022 Link to comment

    I love to use Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3


  • 49
    storm Feb 20, 2022 Link to comment

    Coming from already owning a phone that's doing everything I ask of it, none of these phones strike me as worthwhile. They're all software abusers of the consumer.

    There are phones coming to market that should be better at that critical thing than all of these phones. They'll likely be somewhat lesser hardware. But the hardware is more than adequate, it's the software that's so abusive right now.

    It's time for that to change if the companies want to sell me a phone.

    Camila RinaldiRubens EishimaZois Bekios Zannikos


  • Simone Costi 21
    Simone Costi Nov 8, 2021 Link to comment

    My LG V30 has just turned 3 years old and its battery has been worn out over time. I 'm also tired of being stuck with android 9. Should I replace the battery or should I wait for the Galaxy s22 Ultra and buy it?

    Rubens Eishima


    • Rubens Eishima 29
      Rubens Eishima
      • Admin
      • Staff
      Nov 12, 2021 Link to comment

      If Android updates are important, one option to consider (depending on where you live) is the Pixel 6.


      • Simone Costi 21
        Simone Costi Nov 27, 2021 Link to comment

        I don 't like google 's design approach, as well as I don' t like the stock Android OS. Because of that, I 'm not considering devices with a non-customized UI. I 've also been a Samsung fan in the past (I also liked the Touchwiz UI), so the Google Pixel is definitely not a good choice for me!
        Last, but not least, only samsung devices allow to disable fast charge, meaning that I can choose to charge at a maximum of 5V and 2A ( or maybe 3), no matter how much powerful is the charger I use.

        Rubens Eishima


  • 49
    storm Oct 31, 2021 Link to comment

    Pixel and Fairphone are the only phones of interest to me on the list. My phone is more productivity focused and so gaming level features aren't worth the money. I've been very satisfied with mid tier phones for quite a while now.

    Zois Bekios Zannikos


  • 49
    storm Jun 23, 2021 Link to comment

    I guess I don't wAnt to wave a flag. None of these interest me at all


  • 5
    Zeeshan_sid Mar 24, 2020 Link to comment

    I think LG phones are good


  • 26
    Andrew Burgin Mar 18, 2020 Link to comment

    Motorola Edge should be released soon,and with Samsung now struggling with the sales of there new S20 models,they have got stop over pricing there phones,or they will be struggling soon,and its there own problem cause by copying the pricing policy of Apple


  • 49
    storm Mar 18, 2020 Link to comment

    OnePlus is too expensive to merit best value.


  • 3
    Kimberley M. Williams Dec 26, 2019 Link to comment

    The upgrades are coming day by day but there is some new phone nowadays and it is amazing


  • 3
    Sajibuzzaman Nov 6, 2019 Link to comment

    Thanks


  • Ronald Fwanio 4
    Ronald Fwanio Nov 3, 2019 Link to comment

    Been Using Galaxy Note 8 for 3 years and S10+ for awhile and they have the best Specs and Features!! Lovin' it!!


  • David Martrano 29
    David Martrano Nov 1, 2019 Link to comment

    I've been using the s10+ since it's release. This phone is simply a pleasure to use. I really have no complaints. All the premium features. Display, cameras & battery are excellent, there is no finer even after 8 mos of very heavy use!

    GT Ohh


  • GT Ohh 14
    GT Ohh Oct 31, 2019 Link to comment

    I'm rockin a Samsung Galaxy S10 and loving it, my only gripe is the lack of an LED notification. That said its great so far. My wife has the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and she says its the best device shes ever owned. Does anyone know when Samsung is releasing android 10 & the new One UI 2?


  • marco sarli 39
    marco sarli
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    Oct 29, 2019 Link to comment

    Only expensive ones


  • eSparkBiz 14
    eSparkBiz Jun 7, 2019 Link to comment

    Android phones are the best in terms of cost because iPhones are expensive! Recently, one of my friends has bought Huawei P30 Pro. This phone has excellent features and less price.


  • 5
    Steven Clark Seeds May 1, 2019 Link to comment

    £234 as 'best value'?! Come off it. My Moto G5+ was £159 nearly 2 years ago, the G6 and its Play version are now similarly priced...
    While I'm at it, imo it's high time smartphone users, makers and commentators started demanding that ALL battery-powered devices (not only phones...) have batteries that can be replaced by the user. Getting a new phone because the battery is failing is simply unsustainable - and we all KNOW that in our hearts of hearts...

    Pat


  • Say What?? 3
    Say What?? Apr 30, 2019 Link to comment

    The Mate 20 X has the best battery life. I get around 11-13 hours of screen on time daily. The S9+, Note 9 would be one of the best phones if they gave us a non edge screen version. I'm not a fan of the curves.


  • Ross Downer 2
    Ross Downer Dec 25, 2018 Link to comment

    Why is there a crappy iPhone on the middle of your main image when you are talking about android. No android user would be stupid enough to fall into the the Apple arena. I would rather not have a phone then buy Apple. Bring on the Galaxy F. I have used all of the phones above and in my opinion the Samsung Note 9 and Galaxy S9 are by far the best paired with the Galaxy watch they are fantastic.

    Dwarfer66


  • David Martrano 29
    David Martrano Dec 24, 2018 Link to comment

    The s9 series for me are the best phones on the planet. Design, display and of course every premium feature. They are the swiss army knife of all phones. Viewing movies & videos are an extreme pleasure, there is no finer. These and the Huawei mate 20pro are the absolute best phones money can buy!


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    Deactivated Account Dec 24, 2018 Link to comment

    I think Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro are the best. Next year I will probably be buying P30 Pro.


  • Bob Orend 2
    Bob Orend Aug 22, 2018 Link to comment

    I found the Umidigi s2 pro to be even better than the Samsung S9 and it only costs a little over $500.00! Cheers! 👍😀


  • 6
    Uzair Jaleel Jul 13, 2018 Link to comment

    WEll xz2 is better than s9, don't know why they put s9 and p20 at the top


  • CJ Brown 29
    CJ Brown Jul 11, 2018 Link to comment

    Honor 7X / Huawei Mate SE

    LG Stylo 4 (Cricket Wireless has 3gig Ram 32gig ROM 6.2 screen built in stylus)

    Moto E Supra (Cricket Wireless has 3gig Ram 32gig ROM 6.0 screen LED flash on front and back laser auto focus 5000 mAh battery)

    Those are all decent no contract phones for around the $180-$200 range (I guess we won't see a new ZTE for a while?). It's a bummer there are no shops where you can walk in and check out and Honor or Huawei (that seals the deal).


  • Mike 4
    Mike Feb 6, 2018 Link to comment

    For years, "compact smartphone" was synonymous with the low-end...
    Seriously?? Have you ever heard of the high end xperia compact series? Don't mention only the X compact which is a mid range old device. Put in your comparison the XZ1 compact which is way better than the competition.

    CJ BrownSorin


  • 6
    just me Dec 16, 2017 Link to comment

    Why don't you do a best for hearing impaired? You seem to always over look us.


  • 8
    Tom green Dec 16, 2017 Link to comment

    Note 8 best phone on the planet period!

    Sorin


    • 2
      Rhanaldi Dennis Mar 7, 2018 Link to comment

      That true


    • 2
      Rhanaldi Dennis Mar 7, 2018 Link to comment

      It's almost like a Samsung


    • 3
      Chris Taylor Jul 12, 2018 Link to comment

      It is July of 2018 and the Note 8 is as great of a phone as it was nearly a year ago. The much touted S9+ camera routinely over exposes in low light and if your subject isn't graveyard still it will result in a blurry photo. The Note remains a top contender.


  • Abdul Ghafoor 5
    Abdul Ghafoor Dec 16, 2017 Link to comment

    Android Pit:

    Pixel 2 / 2XL are best for photography.

    Also Android Pit:

    Camera blind test results: Samsung and Apple on top as Pixel 2 tanks

    https://www.androidpit.com/camera-blind-test-results-samsung-apple-on-top-pixel-2-tanks


  • 5
    Ilya Kurby Dec 13, 2017 Link to comment

    S8 best phone

    SorinDOCBALLER89sam pack


    • 2
      Rhanaldi Dennis Mar 7, 2018 Link to comment

      True but wait on the Samsung galaxy 9 to launch


  • CJ Brown 29
    CJ Brown Dec 12, 2017 Link to comment

    I think the Honor 7X / Mate 10 impressed me enough to buy both this year ( Huawei gets a 👍 from me)


    For dirt cheap? The ZTE Blade Z Max from MetroPCS is alright (I wouldn't mind a 2nd Gen Axon7)👍


  • RMDC 6
    RMDC Dec 11, 2017 Link to comment

    I'm pretty happy with my LG V30. Samsung is junk.

    Deactivated Account


    • 28
      itprolonden Feb 21, 2018 Link to comment

      I'll bet you loved your bootloop


  • Dean L. 34
    Dean L. Dec 11, 2017 Link to comment

    I'd like to see the razor phone, essential phone, the OnePlus 5T added to the list.


  • CJ Brown 29
    CJ Brown Oct 20, 2017 Link to comment

    The just announced Huawei Honor 7X is a $300 successor to the Huawei Honor 6X (5.9 screen, bigger battery, 4 gig RAM, etc) 👍

    https://m.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7x-8880.php


  • João Carlos de Sousa Peixoto 4
    João Carlos de Sousa Peixoto Oct 19, 2017 Link to comment

    This list is so wrong in so many ways that makes me wonder why people like this make this kinda of articals. looking only for specs are really sad. honor 6x vs xiaomi Mi A1, samsung worst device after 1 year of use....you pick only for design? all makers have now 18:9..and better they dont have distorced corners like samsung has...one plus 5 is just a bad. its a beta device, needing every week for "fixes", its a win on paper..on real life...not really. htc u11 is kinda better in every aspects...and you only give better on alternative in photos? lolol but whos me to contest this pro list...lol

    CJ BrownSorinDan Gillespie


  • 15
    Kent Shephard Oct 19, 2017 Link to comment

    You say the Galaxy S7 variants as the best under $500 but the LG G6 subjectively the better phone.
    Better CPU.
    Better camera.
    Better or more sturdy build.
    Newer phone.

    Dan Gillespie


    • 28
      itprolonden Feb 21, 2018 Link to comment

      Better bootloop too.


      • 16
        Deactivated Account Feb 22, 2018 Link to comment

        yea umm neither the g6 or v30 have bootloop issues. quit trolling


  • 1
    hashimkhan Sep 12, 2017 Link to comment

    Its realy nice


  • 21
    Peter Harwood Sep 11, 2017 Link to comment

    I'm really expecting androidpit to be renamed samsungpit as you really are biased in every way to samsung! Funny that you say the S8 and S8 plus are the absolute best smartphone out there at the moment but there's better phones out there that are better and cheaper, as i said the xzpremium dosent even get a mention by androidpit erm samsungpit and its better in everything even antutu gives it higher marks. So lets give other phones a bit more of a mention instead of this continual samsung favouritism?

    Dan Gillespie


    • 28
      itprolonden Feb 21, 2018 Link to comment

      Nope. Samsung is objectively the best. Every other manufacturer takes their cues from them. Sorry, it is what it is. I own an HTC U11 life and an S8.

      StinkyMcGee


  • 15
    Kent Shephard Sep 11, 2017 Link to comment

    As someone that has had an Essential PH-1 for a week. I find that it didn't make the list a surprise. I don't understand how you can list phone like the OnePlus 5 as one of the best when it's not a viable option for at least 40% of the American market. I'm on Verizon and any phone that is not compatible doesn't matter.

    CJ Brown


  • 9
    slyguy0 Aug 14, 2017 Link to comment

    No love for the U11?? Shocked at its absence from the list.

    itprolondenDan Gillespie


    • 2
      Rhanaldi Dennis Mar 7, 2018 Link to comment

      It's not the best phone yet but it may have a chance


  • 21
    Peter Harwood Aug 13, 2017 Link to comment

    Bit dated but xzpremium is better than the s8 but doesn't get a mention! why.

    Mike


    • 28
      itprolonden Feb 21, 2018 Link to comment

      Because it objectively can't compete.


    • 16
      Deactivated Account Feb 22, 2018 Link to comment

      xzp has gigantic bezels and a horrible camera. s8 has a lot more features and is a much more manageable size and shape.


  • Steven Rhods 8
    Steven Rhods Jun 1, 2017 Link to comment

    I'm not sure about the overall performance of HTC U11 but I saw the camera samples shared by the "HTC Offcial FB Page" and they were mind-blowing.

    slyguy0Dan Gillespie


    • Stein Otto 3
      Stein Otto Jun 27, 2018 Link to comment

      Have HTC U11+ myself and it's absolute one of rhe best...

      Chad_Higgins


  • 2
    Dominique Branscomb May 1, 2017 Link to comment

    S8 I said pretty cool phone

    sam packSteven Rhods


  • Dusan V. 12
    Dusan V. Apr 30, 2017 Link to comment

    Let's wait for the end of the year. There will be Pixel 2 and S8 note and probably many more great devices.

    itprolonden


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    Deactivated Account Apr 30, 2017 Link to comment

    No LG phones again!! Come on people why are you so biased against LG? The V20 and the G6 should be on the list.

    Chad_HigginsStinkyMcGeeRMDCNick MongeauJonMarius Viney


    • David Martrano 29
      David Martrano May 1, 2017 Link to comment

      Mark, with so many bootlooped phones in the past consumers are pretty disgusted with LG! I keep reading reviews that state never again LG! They are still involed with a class action lawsuit! Yikes!

      Marius Viney


    • RMDC 6
      RMDC Dec 11, 2017 Link to comment

      and V30


    • Chad_Higgins 15
      Chad_Higgins Jun 5, 2019 Link to comment

      V20 and G6 are Old. And nowhere near the best Android smartphones available today.


  • Jayden Lucas 2
    Jayden Lucas Feb 16, 2017 Link to comment

    I personally love the Axon 7 by ZTE. I haven't looked back since I've gotten it.

    CJ Brown


    • CJ Brown 29
      CJ Brown Oct 20, 2017 Link to comment

      Agreed !👍
      The ZTE AXON 7 still rocks with my Huawei Mate 9

      Chad_Higgins


  • 5
    Paul Tasker Dec 31, 2016 Link to comment

    I've now tried several games including asphalt 8, plants v zombies 2, fifa mobile, song pop and there is no lag. Loading times are fairly brisk. The specs of one plus 3t sound good though. I chose s7 as I like slightly smaller phone. I did own one plus x and it felt like a project half finished. The auto brightness was forever adjusting itself, speaker was horrid lag was bad despite components being fine. I think poor software optimisation was to blame and rooting it nearly fixed it. One plus wanted owners to mention problems on forums so they could gradually fix them. I just wanted something that worked on purchase and sold it. I think one plus has come a long way since then.


  • 5
    Paul Tasker Dec 30, 2016 Link to comment

    As you might have gathered the s6 struggled with ram management and wasn't great for games. The s7 seems to not have this problem. What sort of games do you like? I fancy downloading some to test out how good the s7 is at these. It scores highly in benchmarks but so did the s6.


    • 2
      Yvonne Jarvis Jan 1, 2017 Link to comment

      I play games that probably wouldn't be your style like Dragonvale and Dragonvale World. Games where u can pay for extra content and u need friends via FB. I've played Dragonvale (the original) for over 5 yrs since it was released but World is newer and supposedly 3D, I played as a beta tester before official release and now as they get bigger lag is bad and it takes time for buildings to load from square boxes. Plus I need more speed in an area where speed means success or failure when buying items in a world market. When it comes to other games I have kept all the consoles I ever bought and the games and prefer these to online gaming. I get motion sickness from 3D and discovered this back when Doom was the game to play.


  • 2
    Yvonne Jarvis Dec 30, 2016 Link to comment

    I'm looking for an upgrade from a Samsung Galaxy S6. I need a gaming phone, the S7 has 4G ram but OnePlus 3T has 6G ram. I don't know enough about specs to choose wisely but have always used Samsung. Can anyone tell me what would be the phone to choose for best gaming experience without the lag?

    Azamat


    • David Martrano 29
      David Martrano May 7, 2017 Link to comment

      Yvonne, I use the s7edge. I can't say anything bad about this phone. I've have used it for over a year. Just as fast as the day I bought it, especially with the Nouget update. The display, camera, IP68 are excellent. Plus it's in the 500.00 range. It's the best phone I have ever used. Take a peek at it!

      ṡọṅọғẇєṡ


  • 5
    Paul Tasker Dec 29, 2016 Link to comment

    I have an s7. Camera is amazing. It beat my compact system camera (csc) for twilight pictures and pictures zoomed out in good light. In low light it loses to my csc but beats my compact camera. Impressive. Battery life is reasonable. Usually makes a day. I have been using it lots. Performance is very good although there is still a little lag and stutter for which I blame marshmallow. I haven't used android that doesn't have this issue. It's miles better than my old z3 plus. Speaker could be better but that's it for negatives. Screen is superb and it feels nice in the hand. The fire issue concerned only the note 7 not the s7 edge. One plus 3 looks tempting but a bit big for me and also not available on O2 refresh upgrade. The new Google pixel might beat the Samsung with less bloat ware and even better camera if it didn't have no expandable memory. What were they thinking.

    Azamat


  • CPL Langley Jr. 2
    CPL Langley Jr. Dec 28, 2016 Link to comment

    I have a Galaxy J7 (2016) and it's amazing. Under $200, fast (it runs Marshmallow 6.0), battery lasts and pics are great.


    • live.sama 9
      live.sama Jan 27, 2017 Link to comment

      so great , its awasem .


  • 2
    Justin McCall Dec 8, 2016 Link to comment

    I have the Motorola droid turbo 2 and absolutely love it. I'm running 6.0.1 and it gives me a lot of options that other phones would need root to do, pretty good cam, excellent battery life and rapid charge. Damn good processing, the ONLY thing I hate is the bootloader is locked tight and there still isn't a solid exploit to get root! If you're worried about security Motorola has it! It's a real difficult phone to crack


  • 1
    MacWain Phillips Dec 8, 2016 Link to comment

    The Moto Z Play unlocked is inexpensive, and I can talk to it while it is lying by my bed, to set an alarm, call someone, whatever. Don't even have to reach for it. The camera is terrific and battery life is usually at least 2 days of moderate use.
    Mac E Pooh


  • Mohamad Langoo 1
    Mohamad Langoo Oct 23, 2016 Link to comment

    I can not open play store


    • Nicole Boynton 2
      Nicole Boynton Nov 4, 2016 Link to comment

      I hope this helps you & anyone who's having trouble with apps (including Play store & Services and system functions) closing, crashing etc even after a factory reset. An APK mirror (read the info regarding what it is & does if you're not familiar) I've never had to use the others but the Play Services and it saved me when I couldn't even get to factory reset because of the continual closing of my phone's system functions. Just follow the 3 step instructions from the developers (check the # of your version, download and install) Let me know if it helped, if you do it!

      Eddist Brantonjr


    • live.sama 9
      live.sama Jan 27, 2017 Link to comment

      Login to your google account.


  • Muhammad Imran 3
    Muhammad Imran Oct 13, 2016 Link to comment

    i think one plus 3 is the real winner when compared to price and specs


  • 21
    Peter Harwood Sep 30, 2016 Link to comment

    Think everyone that buys an Samsung S7 should be supplied with a free fire extinguisher!


    • 5
      Paul Tasker Dec 31, 2016 Link to comment

      That's the note 7. S7 and s7 edge not affected.

      Al38itprolonden


    • 28
      itprolonden May 2, 2017 Link to comment

      Idiot

      Al38


  • 2
    farhan Sep 29, 2016 Link to comment

    Galaxy S7 edge, amazing smartphone by Samsung. I have never seen a smartphone like this.

    Thanuj


    • live.sama 9
      live.sama Jan 27, 2017 Link to comment

      ya you r right its best


  • David J. 5
    David J. Sep 28, 2016 Link to comment

    I Like the APPLE IPHONE 6S


    • 3
      Thanuj Sep 30, 2016 Link to comment

      But it's iOS bro, So I won't count in androidpit. :)

      Gordon HerdNicole BoyntonWakfu


  • 26
    Andrew Burgin Sep 28, 2016 Link to comment

    Samsung S7 edge is one of the Best phones to buy but its the pricing of phones that make them more popular nowdays, batterylife is were Samsung at last deserves some respect with the S7 models after the Note 7 saga carrying on, galaxy S5 and Note 4 seems to be the Best value phones as we got the Best options on these phones the removable battery & micro sd card slot and no more worrying about how much batterylife you have left


  • Natasha Bradford 3
    Natasha Bradford Sep 28, 2016 Link to comment

    OnePlus3 and Sony Xperia Z5 are two best Android smartphones.


    • Natasha Bradford 3
      Natasha Bradford Sep 28, 2016 Link to comment

      I am commenting again of this post and this time I've forgotten Samsung Galaxy S7


    • René Somers 1
      René Somers Sep 29, 2016 Link to comment

      Nope. Z5 is not usefull above 30 degrees celsius. Screen starts dimming. Build quality sucks. Try push on the back of the phone. Started with z1 and z5 is my last sony phone. Chinese phones rule.


      • 5
        Paul Tasker Dec 31, 2016 Link to comment

        If it's like z3 plus it overheats and grinds to a halt to protect itself.


    • Yahya 8
      Yahya Dec 27, 2016 Link to comment

      yeah i agree that Sony Xperia is one of the best.
      I read that too on this article http://andronuts.com/10-most-awaited-phones-2017.html

      Mike


  • Natasha Bradford 3
    Natasha Bradford Sep 23, 2016 Link to comment

    OnePlus 3 is fastest, Samsung Galaxy S7 is low-cost and Sony Xperia Z5 is best of Selfie-freaks. Cool..!


  • 2
    Eric Tan Aug 11, 2016 Link to comment

    I don't understand why you have missed out reviewing ZenFone 3 which is good and value for money.

    Wakfu


    • 5
      Paul Tasker Dec 31, 2016 Link to comment

      Depending on which network you're on as no 4g on some such as o2


  • 5
    HendrikJB Jul 30, 2016 Link to comment

    the title is incorrect. it should be "The Most Expensive (Rip-off Priced) and Show-off Phones for 2016". There is no such thing as the best phone etc as most users never use more than about 10% of the phones` features. It is a fact that phones are dirt cheap and then advertised to levels of "WANT" that people buy it on CREDIT just to show off.

    Gordon Herd


    • 2
      David Byrne Aug 18, 2016 Link to comment

      Absolutely...here,here. I've been hoping to find someone of a like mind... I've seen it. People who buy top dollar stuff, don't use it..., don't know how to. Just 'cause it looks good sitting on the bar... Shmuck city. I've got Nexus 9,i see no reason the get anything more than the most basic handset...


    • Prajay Jayaraj 1
      Prajay Jayaraj Aug 21, 2016 Link to comment

      its absolutely right man.......while searching best........the price is not an issue.....


    • Gordon Herd 2
      Gordon Herd Nov 29, 2016 Link to comment

      Agreed,cheap zenfone 2 user here,knowing how to use apps to there full potential is far more important than how fast or how good the phone looks.


  • Praveen Kumar 1
    Praveen Kumar Jul 20, 2016 Link to comment

    I want sony z6. Actually I have z3plus dual but z5 dual and z5 premium is disappointing me because same SD 810 chipset same ram 3gb not improvements front facing camera with flash. Z5 not use 2k. Full HD I want QHD and amoled display like samsung. Much battery 🔋 life 3200mah. Sony does not provide us. So I want slim phone 6.00 mm thickness. I hope z6 provide us all above demand.


    • Mani Varman 1
      Mani Varman Jul 24, 2016 Link to comment

      How bout the phone u use now Z3+


  • 6
    Robin van Dijke Jul 13, 2016 Link to comment

    Man you gotta give the 6P and 5X some points for purity!

    WakfuTochukwu osakwe


    • 6
      Tochukwu osakwe Jul 13, 2016 Link to comment

      6p most especially its a great phone


    • 13
      Some Tech Guy Sep 27, 2016 Link to comment

      Agreed. Nothing on the list is even interesting while I have my 6P.


  • 9
    Charudatt Kumbhare Jul 8, 2016 Link to comment

    This is so old article. AndroidPIT please bring, every year, this article in August or September month as most of the flagship phones are released till 8th or 9th month of the year. Thus we get good view of best phones in the market at particular price range and specifications. Also you will not be needing to edit the article more often as this article, which needs an urgent update.

    Angie H.Scott Adam Gordon


    • Scott Adam Gordon 31
      Scott Adam Gordon Jul 12, 2016 Link to comment

      Thanks for the comment Charudatt, we update the article when we have a new device to add. I've updated it now with our latest thoughts. Let me know what you think of it :)

      mark griesser


      • Wakfu 26
        Wakfu Oct 7, 2016 Link to comment

        Like google pixel.


  • Vladimir P. 2
    Vladimir P. Jul 2, 2016 Link to comment

    Glad to see xperia getting some justice :)

    Mike


  • 1
    James Wilson Jun 15, 2016 Link to comment

    I still think the Blu Life Phone Series is the best. I mean at $160, for an unlocked android phone. You can't get much better. Remove one of the P's in http to have access to the link: httpp://amzn.to/1tpLpRa


  • 1
    Frank Fearn Jun 12, 2016 Link to comment

    I was looking through your list /reviews of Samsung phones but didn't see the one I was interested in. The Samsung J3.Can I have a review of this particular phone.


  • 1
    Viktor Mizevich May 29, 2016 Link to comment

    HomTom HT10 - 10 cores!
    2x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A72
    4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
    4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
    Main Camera Resolution - 21.46
    Display Size - 5.5 Inch
    Display Resolution - 1080 x 1920 Pixels
    Ram - 4 GB
    Rom - 32 GB
    Full specification
    www.china-prices.com/phone/6027/homtom-ht10


  • CJ Brown 29
    CJ Brown May 11, 2016 Link to comment

    LG Stylo 2 ($170) -- better specs than that piece of shit from Motorola -- Cricket Wireless will have their version available this Friday the 13th (I'm told Boost Mobile will have their version available , too)

    http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-stylo-2-cricket-690861/


  • 1
    caesar baldonado May 10, 2016 Link to comment

    Blu vivo 5 best budget phone at the price of $199. It outperforms some phones that cost $450 + , this is a list more like a comercial for a handful of brands what a shame cause you left off some good phones because their name isnt samsung or sony


  • Alex 17
    Alex May 8, 2016 Link to comment

    The list can be much better !!

    caesar baldonado


  • 2
    david May 8, 2016 Link to comment

    I have a note 5 and a iPhone 6 and can't decide which one to use


  • 9
    Alex W. May 1, 2016 Link to comment

    Is the camera performance exactly the same on the Z5 and the Z5 Compact?


  • Alex 17
    Alex Apr 30, 2016 Link to comment

    RedMi Note 3 32Gb gold version should be in the list!!


  • Alex 17
    Alex Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    xiaomi mi5 and redmi note 3 are missing in the list

    caesar baldonadodavid


  • 21
    Peter Harwood Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    Got to agree with you that the Z5 has the best camera! although a lot would disagree! daytime photos on my Z5 are fantastic and night shots which the phone comes in for a lot of criticism with some tweaking are just as good as anything. But have to say the phone itself is the best I've ever had.


  • 3
    alexander Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    Nexus 6p

    Deactivated Account


  • 10
    Abhyuday Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    For god's sake. How can you actually just use the 2015 list with just the galaxy s7 added? Seriously.....horrible editorial team

    Pete Berry


    • Paul L. 1
      Paul L. Jul 18, 2016 Link to comment

      They also added the OnePlus 3...


  • Alfred Gilbert 5
    Alfred Gilbert Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    How many people have bought Sony Xperia Z5 ?


    • tariq 6
      tariq Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

      i used a z5 compact and own a z3 compact. Z3 compact feels much better! And way better price


  • 46
    Deactivated Account Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    To make the best of the best phones list. I think a phone need to have durability. So it can be dropped several times without being destroyed and water resistant . Also sustainability so it can last for years. You need to be able upgrade memory via Micro SD, and be able to replace a failing battery easily. The S7 lacks the durability with it's all glass design and only part of the sustainability with Micro SD support. I think the Note 4 is still the best phone Samsung has produced for those reasons. LG is on the verge of taking the title away. The LG V-11 due out later this year my take the crown away form the Note 4 if they add the IP 68 rating to it.

    yanick


  • 49
    storm Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    I really don't understand your love of the OnePlus 2. I was sadly disappointed in it.


  • 1
    Gary Shaw Apr 21, 2016 Link to comment

    When is lollipop 5.1 available for Vodafone prime ultra 6??


  • 3
    Steven Winger Apr 4, 2016 Link to comment

    I know the note 4 is not new but I'm interested in what others think of it? I've tried other phones but I always end up going back to my trusty note 4

    Marcus DickinsonyanickKal Lo


    • Sergio A Guzmán 14
      Sergio A Guzmán Apr 19, 2016 Link to comment

      I have a Note 4 almost two years ago. It's an excellent device that has everything I need and everything a device must have: excellent camera, brilliant screen, wonderful performance and a long etc.
      This phone has too much development, in this moment I'm running a Note 5 port ROM, without words.
      Also battery life is great, despite it's big screen, Samsung do an excellent battery management (in my opinion).
      Few devices can beat Note 4, for me, a device made to last.

      yanickKal Lo


  • 9
    Alex W. Apr 3, 2016 Link to comment

    And I also think the Mi5 deserves a spot on the list. The top version if it's not better at least comes close to the S7- not so glossy and sparkling like a mirror and has got great camera stabilization. And the low end version is definitely best in under 400USD range.

    caesar baldonado


  • 9
    Alex W. Apr 3, 2016 Link to comment

    But doesn't the Z3 Compact have better battery life than the Z3?


  • Matthew Konkel 1
    Matthew Konkel Mar 26, 2016 Link to comment

    They all look terrible. "Why don't we make a good looking phone guys, without a massive dumb button on the front" "pfft silly, what's the point in that?"


  • 3
    Enrico Mar 24, 2016 Link to comment

    I have Motorola Moto g 2nd gen and I already have android marshmallow.


  • Zack Arm 3
    Zack Arm Mar 23, 2016 Link to comment

    S7 is hardly an upgrade to my Note 5. Pass.


  • 9
    rick Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    its all through away garbage. In 2-3 yrs, all these phones will be garbage. Like disposable lighters. Who cares!


  • PATTERZ 9
    PATTERZ Mar 13, 2016 Link to comment

    OBVIOUSLY, The S7 will be the best. No surprise there.


    • Levi Allen 2
      Levi Allen Mar 18, 2016 Link to comment

      It's regurgitated S6 trash.

      surya kumar


  • Darren Cafferty 2
    Darren Cafferty Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    Well......I've had a Z5 Compact since November 15 and I can't fault it except for the Battery, it doesn't last as long as my previous Z3 but it's still good and the Exmoor CCD is gorgeous, I've got a 1080p Sony Camcorder and the Z5 is equal to it plus it does 4k Video recording as well but does it eat up the Mb's, about 100mb a min @ H264 and 60mb @ H265.

    Alex W.


    • Tanto Sendjaja 2
      Tanto Sendjaja Mar 22, 2016 Link to comment

      Do you have any overheating and throttling issues with the Z5 Compact?

      Alex W.


    • tariq 6
      tariq Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

      z3 compact is my number one choice! So sad that it broke):


  • surya kumar 16
    surya kumar Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    No:-[ not a Samsung again.

    Levi Allen


  • 4
    Ashok K. Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    Guys, if anyone likes phablets, do try huawei mate 8 if you could find one. It's a great phone apart from Samsung s7 edge. Especially the mocha brown colour is really adorable!


  • 2
    Saša Kovačićek Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    Z5 i nowhere near best camera on phone. LG G4, V10, S6, S6 edge - they all have better cameras. S7 especially.


  • 10
    Abhyuday Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    What a bullshit article. The lowest version of the mi5 is less than 400 and it still includes the snapdragon 820. Yet the one plus two.

    Alex W.


  • 18
    Deactivated Account Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    Nexus 6P for sure but right now can't go for it so whichever phone suits your budget & requirements and able to deliver good performance is the best phone for you.

    alexander


  • 7
    vicky Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    Nexus 6P

    Deactivated AccountalexanderLevi Allen


  • 3
    ramez elsayed Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

    The new Samsung s7 has everything you would ever need. Perfect in every way. Great job Samsung


  • Nicholas Fu 2
    Nicholas Fu Mar 9, 2016 Link to comment

    I just got the Galaxy S7 yesterday and it's awesome! I just switched from and iPhone 5S :)

    GrimJimCrowleyramez elsayed


    • Carmelo Rivera 20
      Carmelo Rivera Jul 13, 2016 Link to comment

      Wise move. Great choice.👍

      Francisc


  • 11
    Steve Mar 9, 2016 Link to comment

    Just got Samsung Galaxy A5 and I love it. High end not for me. Rip off!


  • Dean L. 34
    Dean L. Feb 10, 2016 Link to comment

    Nice list. One thing I'm interested in is a phone that has a 1080p display, micro SD slot, NFC, marshmallow, a decent camera, a fingerprint sensor, and which works on verizons network for under $400. A removable battery would be a bonus. The nexus 5x comes close. Pretty much sounds like a dream.


  • STZ 4
    STZ Jan 22, 2016 Link to comment

    Gotta show my oneplus x some love. Here in Canada the OPX has the right lte bands(in the US it is missing one). Really a good phone for cheap. It is hard(impossible) to find good 5" phones anymore.


  • Adarsh Janpure 3
    Adarsh Janpure Jan 19, 2016 Link to comment

    I have moto g 2015 and its really a fine mobile


  • Angela Wisdom-Graves 2
    Angela Wisdom-Graves Jan 12, 2016 Link to comment

    Personally, I have the Nexus 6, and I love it!

    Carmelo Rivera


    • Carmelo Rivera 20
      Carmelo Rivera Jul 13, 2016 Link to comment

      I just can't part with mine, love my Nexus 6 too.


  • 2
    Zachary Lewis Jan 8, 2016 Link to comment

    Very informative article but I would like to suggest another brand to be included in this list, iDROID USA is making extraordinary smartphones which have lots of cool features. The best android smartphones by iDROID USA include models like Tango 2, Royal V5, Tango A5 etc. I personally own a Tango 2 which has a Gorilla glass screen and a front flash to take selfies in the dark.

    Alex W.


    • 9
      Alex W. Apr 3, 2016 Link to comment

      Thanks for the tip. Haven't heard about them before. The BLU phones look interesting as well, but unfortunately they don't mention them here.


  • 3
    nunya buziness Jan 7, 2016 Link to comment

    If the Samsung S6 or S6 edge is getting a 1st place rating it's not because it actually deserves it. It has no removeable battery and the one it has is weak at best. No option for expandable storage since they wanted to make SD cards obsolete. Frankly, Samsung's latest offerings are pure junk. They are all flash because they wanted to make something that resembled an iphone yet they failed to follow the market trends in that people today want versatility and Samsung shot themselves right in their own azz on this one. No matter how good that phone looks, you will find more knowledgeable people will agree that an unlocked Galaxy S3 blows both S6 models out of the water when it comes to WHAT MAKES SENSE!. All that power and memory they are trying to put in their phone is not even necessary but they sure think we all would fall for their gimmick. We were content with having the option to buy extended batteries and SD cards for expandable storage and instead of keeping the customer base happy, they decided to go and try to prove a point that they can make iphone's too. How stupid. What a waste of time and money. Way to go Samstupid. Since Samsung is starting to lose a very big following (follow the well known Android forums and you can verify this) as they are not recognizing what makes sense but instead fell right into the snare of what the majority of knowledgeable cell phone users call PURE STUPID. Way to go Samsung what will you not think of next!?

    Levi AllenAndrea HaddonDavid G.PATTERZ


    • PATTERZ 9
      PATTERZ Jan 11, 2016 Link to comment

      Yes I agree!


    • David G. 8
      David G. Jan 14, 2016 Link to comment

      And this is why I will hang onto my Galaxy S5 "on FREEDOMPOP" until I eventually replace it with a Nexus or a Note 4 (that will also be on "FREEDOMPOP"). I'm done buying ridiculously expensive new phones that don't work any better than a slightly older phone, just so I can pay AT&T, Verizon or Sprint a huge amount of money each month for terrible service.


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      that's a matter of opinion. I have the S6 and it's great. No battery or lag issues. Samsung pay is great. The camera launches very quickly and the pics are near perfect. Most people don't use anything near 32 gb and the pictures I do take store nicely in the cloud whereas a SD card can easily corrupt and I will most likely be upgrading in two-years so a removable battery is moot since I never used the one I had with my G4. No gimmick there. Samsung is now able to compete.

      ramez elsayed


    • Dean L. 34
      Dean L. Feb 10, 2016 Link to comment

      And with respect to micro SD card slot, oddly enough Samsung still manufactures and sells micro SD cards. Go figure.


    • Levi Allen 2
      Levi Allen Mar 18, 2016 Link to comment

      I couldn't agree more.


    • 6
      mark griesser Jul 17, 2016 Link to comment

      Did you come up with your name all by yourself?
      *Extra credit: do you have a tinfoil hat on? Ever?


  • 4
    Suzi Matola Jan 6, 2016 Link to comment

    What??? How could you forget Nexus 6p? It is an excellent phone and no bloatware. Samsung is filled with apps that run your battery down every time.

    rickalexanderPATTERZ


  • 2
    Saša Kovačićek Dec 31, 2015 Link to comment

    Sony z5, sadly, is far from having best camera on smartphone. Actually its camera is bad.

    ramez elsayedPATTERZ


    • 2
      Piyush @SolveMyHow.com Jan 3, 2016 Link to comment

      Hello,
      according to me - Nexus 6p definitely.

      I recently hacked wifi password using android phone. You can search on Google "how to hack wifi password in 2 minutes"

      Guys do try this :)

      Thanks for very informative and nice article :)

      AppMarsh


      • AppMarsh 1
        AppMarsh Feb 25, 2016 Link to comment

        I would also go for Nexus 6p ! :)


    • 21
      Peter Harwood Mar 9, 2016 Link to comment

      you obviously don't how to use it properly?


    • 3
      ramez elsayed Mar 10, 2016 Link to comment

      The Sony has the worst camera ever. From the z2 upto the Z5. Really it's a disappointment and not just in the camera.


  • Simon Kirk 2
    Simon Kirk Dec 31, 2015 Link to comment

    The best android phones according to you sport Touchwizz??? If you say so....

    Typed on a proper Android device - Nexus 6p.

    PATTERZ


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      I use Nova


  • An Droid 14
    An Droid Dec 31, 2015 Link to comment

    I detect so much burn from Samsung haters! AndriodPIT got it spot-on.

    ramez elsayedLlon


  • Panos Andriotis 4
    Panos Andriotis Dec 31, 2015 Link to comment

    The S6 is an amazing phone. I was reluctant at first selling my S5 to get it, but as soon as I brought it home I fell in love with it. Amazing feel to the hand and great features. I couldn't care less about the non removable battery (that's what battery packs are for should the occasion arise) or the lack of SD card (I trade it for the faster UFS 2.0 internal memory anyday).
    Good job Sammy!

    LlonAn Droid


  • John B. 9
    John B. Dec 31, 2015 Link to comment

    I can't believe that the Nexus 6P didn't make not even one spot on the best new phone list!


  • 46
    Deactivated Account Dec 30, 2015 Link to comment

    I don't think any phone without Micro SD support and removable battery should even be in the running for best phone. None of the phones on your list have both features. Consumer Reports rates the S6 under the S5 because of these features. You call them the best?

    PATTERZ


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      Why?


  • 2
    isai albelo Dec 30, 2015 Link to comment

    I can't see half of the screen vertically in my LG g3 is there any way to fix.

    Rob Booker


  • 10
    Abhyuday Dec 30, 2015 Link to comment

    This is not really a great list. Where did the Moto X Pure Edition go? And how can any features make up for a non removable battery and no as card slot? Seriously.... Samsung sucks.

    PATTERZDeactivated Accountstorm


    • 49
      storm Dec 30, 2015 Link to comment

      The Moto X Pure is a better $400 phone than the One Plus 2. One Plus botched that phone. Poor band support, kludgy OS. no SD card, no NFC and a heavily throttled 810.

      Alex W.FrankPATTERZ


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      Most people don't even miss it.


  • 5
    Ryan Damper Dec 13, 2015 Link to comment

    G4 feels too cheap to be number 1

    PATTERZ


  • 2
    Bubba Oct 31, 2015 Link to comment

    How can Samsung Galaxy S6 rate so high when it has problems w/ battery life, a non replaceable battery, and a missing memory card drive? Plus, wasn't there a problem with the exelerometer? (sp?)

    PATTERZ


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      No issue with my battery. Why do you need a replaceable battey, most people will NEVER replace it. SD cards are slow and deteriorate quickly. Bye bye pics!!


  • George McGown 2
    George McGown Oct 26, 2015 Link to comment

    Ummm... I think you forgot Moto X Pure Edition!

    storm


  • Gabz 2
    Gabz Oct 21, 2015 Link to comment

    Such a shame they didn't include best phone for music.
    I have had the HTC One M8 for 2 years now, and due to their latest failures I am hesitating in buying their next flagship.
    I know that even now the M8 is in the top 3 best smart phones for music (even though its old), if not the best.
    But I am doubting whether their next flagship will be worth its price. So I'm looking for the next best alternative.

    Llon


    • 2
      Paul Nov 26, 2015 Link to comment

      Doesn't the Sony Xperia Z5 come with a built in DAC? If music is important to you then that would be the one to go for.

      Alex W.


  • SmartphoneAndPrice [dot] com (Anoop) 3
    SmartphoneAndPrice [dot] com (Anoop) Oct 20, 2015 Link to comment

    In Premium budgets for me Microsoft Lumai 950XL and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium are the devices that win my heart.
    When it comes to the mid budget devices then I must say that Motorola Moto X Play and Style both are the best one.
    And in the budget segment who can ever forget the Motorola Moto G 2015, just gifted one to my sister on her birthday and it's just awesome.


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      I liked the Lumia, I just couldn't do without a couple specific apps


  • 4
    Pooja Mobileapptelligence Oct 20, 2015 Link to comment

    India is a home to some of the top iphone app development companies, delivering, supporting and monetizing iOS apps for global clients. Businesses in United States, Germany, Australia are sourcing their Android app development initiatives to companies in India.


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      Because it's cheap.


  • 2
    Udhayakumar Oct 19, 2015 Link to comment

    What about Nubia z9 mini

    Nasamu Iliya


  • Mehul Pandita 10
    Mehul Pandita Oct 18, 2015 Link to comment

    Great Work!!! Writers!!

    Scott Adam Gordon


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    Deactivated Account Oct 18, 2015 Link to comment

    Moto G, when I get past my insane desire for spec's and bling, its not what I want but it really is all I need...
    multi core processor and decent screen, in the UK on a very very cheap contract it's basically free....
    It's just about the best bang for my bucks I'm ever gonna get..


  • 7
    Ihsan Ullah Aasim Oct 18, 2015 Link to comment

    i am surprised that why NOTE 5 and HUAWEI MATE S is not on ghe lidt
    they are beasts friends

    Llon


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      Yeah, the Note 5 is a terrific device


  • 6
    christian Sep 16, 2015 Link to comment

    you've omit an error about the samsung galaxy note 5. I think samsung galaxy note 5 is the best phone of 2015

    Llon


  • Chad_Higgins 15
    Chad_Higgins Sep 15, 2015 Link to comment

    LG G4 is the Best phone and its got the Best camera! Try one and you will see its #1

    LlonDenny Kent


    • 2
      David Garcia Oct 18, 2015 Link to comment

      THX...


    • An Droid 14
      An Droid Dec 17, 2015 Link to comment

      Please go listen to your Journey records, and leave the tech to those in the know.


  • Francisco Bulaong 2
    Francisco Bulaong Sep 7, 2015 Link to comment

    Pls.update me tnx


  • Nirjon Ahmed 6
    Nirjon Ahmed Aug 20, 2015 Link to comment

    nexus 6 is best


    • Chad_Higgins 15
      Chad_Higgins Sep 15, 2015 Link to comment

      At what updates! That's all that makes the nexus 6 best! It does not have the best camera!
      I would say the LG G4 is the Best phone out there!

      PATTERZDenny Kent


  • Junaid Q. 17
    Junaid Q. Aug 17, 2015 Link to comment

    S6 is best of all time! but just lack Sd card support and removable battery

    Llon


    • Chad_Higgins 15
      Chad_Higgins Sep 15, 2015 Link to comment

      So its not the best, get a LG G4 if you want thee Best phone out there!

      PATTERZDenny KentPete Berry


    • 3
      Llon Jan 29, 2016 Link to comment

      And it doesn't need either


  • 7
    Ihsan Ullah Aasim Aug 15, 2015 Link to comment

    i m comportable with HTC, SAMSUNG and HUAWEI just love their phones otherwise others are not my type


  • 3
    Pedro Henrique Aug 14, 2015 Link to comment

    LOL since when does the 2014 moto x has "Touchwiz UI" and a S Pen???? Big mistake guys hahaha


  • Madars G 10
    Madars G Aug 13, 2015 Link to comment

    LoL this is worst rateing ever

    PATTERZ


  • Mr lolliepop 1
    Mr lolliepop Aug 13, 2015 Link to comment

    Please anyone who would be able to help me to update Samsung s4 to lollipop


    • 林芝安 2
      林芝安 Aug 17, 2015 Link to comment

      Not all devices are ready for Android lollipop, your supporter will be releasing the upgrade when they're ready.


    • Chad_Higgins 15
      Chad_Higgins Sep 15, 2015 Link to comment

      You got to upgrade to at least a S5 if you want lollipop. Kit kat is just as good.

      mark griesser


      • 3
        Kevin Coleman Oct 17, 2015 Link to comment

        So does my ZTE ZMAX get the Marshmallow upgrade or the Lollipop upgrade, and if so what is the difference. Thank You..


      • 1
        Tracy Oct 18, 2015 Link to comment

        I had the zmax & I believe that one don't upgrade to lollypop. I upgraded to lg stylo


      • 3
        Kevin Coleman Oct 18, 2015 Link to comment

        OK thank you


  • n13L5 14
    n13L5 Jul 26, 2015 Link to comment

    I'm waiting to see an article on "The best Android sewing machines of 2016"

    Because its about time Android gets used as a sewing machine OS for custom stitches and automated routines without end!

    I'd say Android makes more sense on a sewing machine than on a television!

    GT Ohh


  • Kyle 8
    Kyle Jul 26, 2015 Link to comment

    These are nice phones, im happy LG G4 made it, even though i didn't buy it cause im waiting for that rumored "super premium phone from them. hehe. that could be the number one if not note 5!! :bd #lgfan


    • Chad_Higgins 15
      Chad_Higgins Sep 15, 2015 Link to comment

      Get the G4 you won't regret it! It's the Best phone out there! Best camera too!


  • 2
    Dushman Nalin Jun 16, 2015 Link to comment

    Toooooo Wrongg

    PATTERZ


  • Irving BigDady E. 5
    Irving BigDady E. May 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Galaxy note 4, it's the best phone I've owned and I have owned quite a few, my girlfriend just picked up the sony Xperia z3, and after playing with it for awhile I'm surprised that Sony's not selling a Crap ton of these, now I just have to convince her to let me take in the tub for some underwater photography, it's truly the one want for my gn4, the waterproofing that is.)

    Luthandobn7


  • 6
    Robert Johnson May 21, 2015 Link to comment

    The Galaxy S6 is a good phone but in my personal opinion battery life puts it out of he number one slot for me. the LG G4 should probably be in the number 1 slot.

    PATTERZ


  • 2
    Joseph Aiello Jr. May 20, 2015 Link to comment

    One truly great cell phone missing from this list is the Motorola XT1225 (aka Moto Maxx and Droid Turbo).
    This phone has a two day battery with a 15 minute recharge to 80% capacity, 64GB memory, 3GB RAM and a 21mp camera to name a few features. It also allows you to ring your phone plus send and receive phone texts through your computer via a Motorola Connect extension on a Chrome browser. My carrier ATT doesn't offer this phone yet so I bought one online through Fusion Electronix, got a great price and the discount ATT gave me for buying a phone actually saves me money over leasing this phone from Verizon. Look into it. You'll like what you see.


  • 2
    Regan Tay Apr 11, 2015 Link to comment

    wtf is oneplus one


  • 5
    Deactivated Account Apr 8, 2015 Link to comment

    Flagship from asus is coming out (or rather HAS come out)
    Asus Zenfone 2 ze551ml. 4gb ram, 64gb rom, intel 64bit quad core 2.3ghz.

    still waiting on mine to arrive, but looking purely on specs, it beats most of the devices here on the list.
    Sadly i can talk about the specs only for now, until i have it in my hands.

    On a side note, never thought the s6 was such a big bump up from older models until i read this article. Guess i gave up on samsung (all previous andro's i owned were samsung) because of low customer support.

    PATTERZ


    • 林芝安 2
      林芝安 Aug 17, 2015 Link to comment

      My personal opinion is: Great choice.

      PATTERZ


  • 6
    mark griesser Apr 5, 2015 Link to comment

    So you are telling me that the Galaxy S5 does not make the top 10 list and all those other non-Samsung phones are better? I'm gonna have to call bulls**t.

    I just can not imagine that a $179 Motorola is a better phone than the S5. That's just for starters...

    PATTERZChad_Higgins


    • 6
      mark griesser Apr 5, 2015 Link to comment

      :)


    • 1
      Pankaj Tiwari Apr 10, 2015 Link to comment

      Yeah this whole list is fake man.
      They are forgetting one of the most famous device by launched last year and still its rocking. OnePlus One.

      My middle finger is pooping up for you noob androidpit.com :)
      Thanks you noobs


      • 2
        Regan Tay Apr 11, 2015 Link to comment

        ikr

        mark griesser


    • 林芝安 2
      林芝安 Aug 17, 2015 Link to comment

      Dude, they've gave out statistics.


  • 1
    Jun Park Apr 3, 2015 Link to comment

    i own a G3 and it was well deserved at no.3 and the M9 mannn if the overheating issue and the camera i didnt like the m9 not worth it to upgrade m7 to m9 look the other way like the s6 or the g4 even the Note5 or the Next Nexus


  • 2
    mohammad Masoud Apr 1, 2015 Link to comment

    Hi ,please Up date android 4.1.2 tablet asus fonepad 7, thanks,mazrouei


  • 1
    Cnbfloyd Apr 1, 2015 Link to comment

    Why there is no mention of Motorola Turbo...?


  • 2
    Dean Apr 1, 2015 Link to comment

    No Galaxy Note edge, it is a awesome phone, note 4 is almost the same. I don't agree with your list. Imho

    Leonardo Alves


    • Leonardo Alves 56
      Leonardo Alves Apr 1, 2015 Link to comment

      "Let's put the S6 and the S6 Edge, that is just a variant, in the same position of the ranking, but let's not put Note Edge together with Note 4 because... We don't want to! :D"


      • 1
        Pankaj Tiwari Apr 10, 2015 Link to comment

        Yeah man samsung company sucks just because of their integrated os Touchwiz. Now i m never gonna buy any sasmung phone in my whole life.
        Even i'll prefer to live without any phone instead of samsung's laggy devices.


      • 1
        Alex Uzzy Aug 10, 2015 Link to comment

        You are absolutely right, S6 is the worst phone I have had in recent time. So many software issues, I will never buy Samsung phone again. Living in regret now.


      • 6
        mark griesser Jul 17, 2016 Link to comment

        @Alex That's interesting. The S6 edge is the best phone I've ever had and I can honestly attest to the fact I've had zero software or any other problems whatsoever. How is that possible? Can you explain that?


  • 6
    Chris Krajewski Mar 26, 2015 Link to comment

    Nexus ? - No external - (SD-card) memory ???!!! - You must be kidding !!! The best ?!!! Who writes these articles ? - And for who's fee-for-task agreement ?!!!


  • 2
    Tomas Trêarsí Feb 24, 2015 Link to comment

    Stfu Bojan. I made an account just to say that.

    Leonardo Alves


    • Bojan M. 23
      Bojan M. Feb 24, 2015 Link to comment

      Good for you. But now that you are a member, might try sharing something inteligent and constructive. Or come back when you grow up a year or two or ten.

      Rod Pierce


  • 2
    Anthony STODART Feb 12, 2015 Link to comment

    I think a sort of favourite sports team loyalty and debate is not particularly constructive? However, what I think IS relevant is the overriding principle that ALL these great Android phones really satisfy their owner. I'm on my 2nd & 3rd Galaxy Mega 6.3 (1st cracked & then wrecked by so called repairer so now have new 1 plus 1 spare! - so perfect are they FOR ME!) The point is that they ARE great and really do now satisfy our need for excellent, truly effective Mobiles. I recall how I was mocked initially for the huge size of the Mega - now they're all that size and who would want less when you can actually see and read whole web pages, messages, images, etc.,! The I-Phone is a joke by comparison - AND - my Galaxy 10 3G Tab, acquired when I was still on a teeny Galaxy S1, is an equally redundant piece of rubbish when the Mega does all it (the Tab) can do and more MUCH BETTER! All these new Androids are terrific and aren't we, as owners and users thereof of, lucky!


  • Leonardo Alves 56
    Leonardo Alves Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

    C'mon! 2014 phones in the "Best Android phones in 2015"?
    Please....


    • Bojan M. 23
      Bojan M. Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

      The year just started, these are all the best at the moment. Also, this list is dynamic, Kris updates it all the time.

      mark griesser


      • Leonardo Alves 56
        Leonardo Alves Feb 10, 2015 Link to comment

        Yeah, I know.
        But it would be better if he made the list when the 2015 smartphones begin to be released.


  • 5
    Carolyn Flaherty Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

    Indeed, 2015 is still the year of the smartphones as we can see they continue to grow in the market. I really Sony Xperia Z3 because it has unique features and specs that are really great help for your daily and technology lifestyle.

    Luthandobn7


  • 4
    mangesh Feb 8, 2015 Link to comment

    worthless without the amazing moto x 2014. it has the screen which counts battery life for my usage is one and half day almost . it has the smartness which makes it different from the list . if nexus 6 can make to the list no reason moto x can't, its smaller but smarter nexus 6. Name any device in this list which can be compared to moto voice , moto action . Its named the smartphone of the year by Forbes because it tells you the highest end specs and price don't necessarily propose the highest end user experience .


    • Bojan M. 23
      Bojan M. Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

      And Forbes is an absolute authority in smartphone department... pfffft...

      sinkster


      • 4
        mangesh Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

        nothing is absolute my friend everything is relative ....no one is the authority either even this article


      • Bojan M. 23
        Bojan M. Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

        Agreed! But I think this list is a pretty good one, objectively speaking.


  • 1
    Jean Notte Jan 21, 2015 Link to comment

    Surprising there are no comments on the Galaxy Note4.

    I'm in the market for my first Android phone after using an iPhone since its first launch. These reviews and comments are invaluable. Of course I am now suffering analysis paralysis but desperate. My current phone is almost bricked; it rings audibly sporadically no audibles for texts, and phone conversation only functional if on speaker. Goodbye iPhone, it's iPhucked.


    • Bojan M. 23
      Bojan M. Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

      Here is the one you need to know: Note 4 is a beast, a phone like no other, a category of its own. If you buy it you won't regret it. A bit big some may say, but there are bigger phones that can't compare to it.


  • Marco Trujillo 2
    Marco Trujillo Jan 20, 2015 Link to comment

    Greetings to all first of all, although it is hard to believe I've read quite all comments on this post, actually I'm a lover of smartphones since ANDROID hit home .. But being a poor country practically as far as technology terms (VENEZUELA) I could more than hold three smartphones which are BLACKBERRY CURVE 8330 BLACKBERRY CURVE 9360 and now own the SONY XPERIA SL, thank GOD I achieved this year the possibility to get me a phone outside and I thought of several I have visited many forums and pages like this and seeing images, videos, photos, tests, etc ... I have come to the decision 3 phones, actually have never liked the SAMSUNG phone but I think they've done a great job with regard to hardware and software, but the material they are made simply do not convince me, that's why I obtado by these three decisions: MOTOROLA MOTO X (2014), LG GOOGLE NEXUS 5 Then SONY XPERIA Z3 COMPACT .. If I would buy out the MOTOROLA MOTO MAXX but money does not reach me, so help me to decide between those 3 phones. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!


  • An Droid 14
    An Droid Dec 13, 2014 Link to comment

    Although now 8 months old, l agree that the S5 should be in the top 5. It's been an easy phone to live with any has awsome specs. The plastic build does not bother me as it has been in a rubber back cover all this time, and had I bought a HTC M8, the premium aluminium body would have been in a rubber back cover. At least the S5 has an awsome camera, and gives me the opportunity to use the Gear, which has come to in very handy.

    mark griesser


  • 2
    Leandro Augusto Dec 13, 2014 Link to comment

    Moto Maxx? Droid Maxx? kkk


  • 2
    amr ahmed Dec 12, 2014 Link to comment

    I really wonder .. how could you make this list without mention of note 3 or nexus 5 .. I think they are still high end devices right now .. great performance ..


  • 1
    Juan Gaston Espada Dec 8, 2014 Link to comment

    looking forward to the lg g 4 in 2015 and all the other phones to come Happy Holidays.


  • 1
    Juan Gaston Espada Dec 8, 2014 Link to comment

    the lg g 3 is the best phone in the world this is how it should be
    1-lg g 3
    2-galaxy note 4
    3-nexus 6
    4-Sony z 3
    5-oppo f 7
    6-xiomi 3
    7-HTC m8
    8-galaxy s5
    9-one plus
    10-Motorola moto x

    and there is the other oppo phone I forgot the name but its the thiness phone in the world and could easily get on the list .


  • 10
    Byron Garay Dec 4, 2014 Link to comment

    So what about the Droid TURBO? I dont see it in the list...

    ?

    ?

    ?


  • 11
    Mark R. Dec 4, 2014 Link to comment

    I think the HTC One E8 deserves consideration based on specs vs price...plus I just bought one :)


  • 3
    Stan G Dec 4, 2014 Link to comment

    I would put my Moto Droid Turbo up against most of those any day but it's not listed. Moto G???


  • 2
    NeonHD Nov 17, 2014 Link to comment

    Seriously? No OnePlus One? Sigh. With a FHD 5.5" screen and a 2.5Ghz quad processor and 3GB of RAM, how could it not be on this list?? If you didn't put the Nexus 5 on here, at least put the OnePlus One...

    patrick bath


  • 2
    Ronald Hamilton Jr. Oct 28, 2014 Link to comment

    How is the Moto X (2014) not on this list? Nearly every review site I've been on has it with AT LEAST four stars.

    Ralph R.


    • Kris Carlon 35
      Kris Carlon Oct 28, 2014 Link to comment

      Hey Ronald, I also rated the Moto X (2014) four stars (just), but compared to the devices on this list I can't think of a compelling enough reason to put it on here compared to the others: the screen is only just ok, the camera sucks and the battery is pretty bad. In my estimation, all of the phones on this list have less issues than that!

      mark griesser


      • 4
        mangesh Feb 8, 2015 Link to comment

        you may be the admin sir but I am sorry you are not totally correct about your view on moto x 2014 , which has actually shown how can smart phone be really smart and affordable at the same time . Your list has got nexus 6 that means you have purposely overlooked moto x . good luck with that but the verdict it out now moto x is the smartphone of the year


      • Bojan M. 23
        Bojan M. Feb 9, 2015 Link to comment

        Not even close mangesh, give it a rest already.

        mark griesser


      • 6
        mark griesser Jul 17, 2016 Link to comment

        Hahaha!


  • 16
    Deactivated Account Oct 26, 2014 Link to comment

    Note 4 king definitely


    • Kris Carlon 35
      Kris Carlon Oct 26, 2014 Link to comment

      Haha, I thought you might agree @Richard


  • 1
    GAnesh kanade Oct 16, 2014 Link to comment

    whay mi3 is not in the list??


  • 2
    Jagruth Nath Oct 12, 2014 Link to comment

    I don't think Moto G deserves a place in here.I use a Asus Zenfone 5 which is far better than Moto G.


  • 2
    Sjaak Schulteis Sep 30, 2014 Link to comment

    Am I reading it right? Two terrabyte storage for the LG??? My PC doesn't have this kind of storage! And why do all the others have a maximum of 128GB??? Can it be that there has been made a mistake?


    • Kris Carlon 35
      Kris Carlon Sep 30, 2014 Link to comment

      Sjaak, it is true, it's just that LG shares the limit of what the tech itself can handle, whereas everyone else tells us what their phone can handle in terms of what is actually available. Right now, 128 GB on a microSD card is the limit, but it won't be forever.

      Sjaak Schulteis


  • 7
    Flynn Mccoy Sep 30, 2014 Link to comment

    Sony Xperia Z3 is peerless. Sony company always come up of unique and first of its kind smartphone that makes you drool once you've seen it.


  • 7
    drkmgiri Sep 30, 2014 Link to comment

    many good phones are missing. biased list.


  • 3
    Bishal Singh Sep 29, 2014 Link to comment

    I think xiaomi mi3 should have been included.

    GAnesh kanadedrkmgiri


  • 3
    Bishal Singh Sep 29, 2014 Link to comment

    I think xiaomi mi3 should have been included.


    • 1
      GAnesh kanade Oct 16, 2014 Link to comment

      u r right...
      mi3 the smartest phone ever...


  • 1
    Simon Taylor Sep 22, 2014 Link to comment

    "Sony recently dropped the Xperia Z3". Smash. No wonder their profits have gone to the dogs.


  • CJ Brown 29
    CJ Brown Sep 19, 2014 Link to comment

    Oppo Find 7 and Huawei Ascend Mate 7 are both great Android Smart Phones. If I do not finance a "no contract" Moto X (+1)? I will be seriously looking into either of these Android Smart Phones (sorry OnePlus One, but you're silly tactics just to get an invite to purchase, are not going to impress most of the public) ...

    Thank you for an interesting article, Kris Carlon :-)


  • Princess Rose Esposo 2
    Princess Rose Esposo Sep 19, 2014 Link to comment

    I'm falling in love with huawei ... I'm looking forward to have mate7 in my hand! :)

    CJ Brown


  • 6
    Timothy Cremeans Sep 19, 2014 Link to comment

    Sony has released the Xperia Z3 smartphone to take on the very best from Samsung, HTC and Apple. What makes this smartphone unique and a must have is its features being waterproof.


  • 11
    pedro amaral Sep 18, 2014 Link to comment

    What about the OnePlus one? For me it's better than any of the phones on this list

    Deactivated Account


    • 2
      Deactivated Account Sep 18, 2014 Link to comment

      You're so right, it's the fastest and nonsense phone. Never settle! and cheap.


    • Kris Carlon 35
      Kris Carlon Sep 18, 2014 Link to comment

      Hey Pedro, not sure if you caught the earlier versions of this article but the OnePlus was on here, it was just bumped after the addition of the Z3. I agree it's a great phone but we have to draw the line somewhere.


      • 6
        Rob Clancy Dec 6, 2014 Link to comment

        I agree about drawing lines, but I kind feel that Sony's Z3 & Z3 Compact should be one entry. Since the alternate version of the Oppo Find 7 was listed with it (and the 7a lower spec alternate at that--maybe it shouldn't even have been mentioned on a best list) the text portion could've been longer to extol appropriate virtues to each version, then specs listed side-by-side, like the Find 7 & 7a. Oh, disclosure, I have a OPO (and a Note 4) and I'm totally in love with it!


  • 3
    ashiik ali Sep 3, 2014 Link to comment

    if value for money is considered, then S5 won't be in the list

    Marco Trujillo


  • 6
    steve Aug 25, 2014 Link to comment

    The S5 is my pick, it offers finger print id, water resistant, beautiful soft touch back, probably the fastest processor out of the bunch and usb 3.0 for very fast recharge time, not to forget ultra power saving mode...


  • 4
    Patrick Smith Aug 23, 2014 Link to comment

    So far no phone released this year have tempted me to switch from the Nexus 5. I think I may keep it for another year.

    Uday


  • 3
    Scott Aug 22, 2014 Link to comment

    Kris, how on "god's green earth" (figure of speech) lol , could you all ever call the htc one m8 bulky? Thats is absurd. Heavy? Maybe in comparison to the plethora of plastic devices out there. But you get a feeling of a solid device in your hand with the all metal htc. Also, it really should have been #1. Better UI, front facing speakers, better design, better battery life, more vivid screen, Faster, and more likely to receive faster updates due to htc advantage and the unintrusive sense 6 ui. I think tge G3 is an awesome phone. I just think the m8 is a better overall phone. Between the m8 and the g3, i would say the g3 was bulky because it is wider, making it a bit harder to hold in the hand too. Just my 2 cents. Thanks!

    Kong Ling


    • Bojan M. 23
      Bojan M. Aug 22, 2014 Link to comment

      We all have personal preferences, for you it's M8, for me it's Z2. Since I tried almost all the phones on this list, and if I really have to force myself to be objective, I would say G3 is overall the best device at the moment. Forced objectively, I would say that Z2 is also better than M8. But, that doesn't matter in the end. Enjoy the M8, m8 :)

      crystal Harris


    • Kris Carlon 35
      Kris Carlon Aug 22, 2014 Link to comment

      Hey Scott, thanks for your pick. I think you and @Robert Reid could have an interesting debate about the Z2 vs M8 question! I still think the M8 is heavy and bulky though! :D


  • 3
    Robert Reid Aug 20, 2014 Link to comment

    Your rating of the Z2 placing 3rd because the 4K overheats shouldn't be a consideration considering many others do not have this feature (M8 does not and cannot be added by software). Its a very high tech offering (something to make a big noise about that will lead others). It doesn't overheat on normal use. Additionally the Z2 offers significant waterproof prowess, the very best camera, with 3GB ram with 3200mAh battery (M8 2600mAh)! The M8 is barely an upgrade of its predecessor.

    The Z2 beats the M8 (easily) on many levels including many beneficial software comforts like being lag free during navigation and UI generally (if it isn't broken don't fix it). As NDTV Gadgets said "the M8 will appeal only to those who either place a high value on design, or seriously dislike Samsung and Sony. We're less enthusiastic about the M8 than we are about the inevitable price cut the M7 will receive. HTC seriously needs a reinvention, and the One (M8) is not it."

    I appreciate your note that it was a tight race for 3rd spot, but considering these points it shouldn't have been. The Z2 is the outlier.

    LTHardyAmat MulishaBojan M.


    • Bojan M. 23
      Bojan M.