This year brought with it excellent choices for Android smartphones, some managed to impress consumers, some were simply underrated even with their awesome features. But what really made these smartphones on this list worth the buy in 2015?

Huawei Nexus 6P

Nexus 6P is one of the biggest phones in the market today. A product of the Huawei company, Nexus 6P features a camera that will make you forget about getting an secondary camera shooter. With its outstanding design and build quality, make it stand out among its competitors. Most notable is the fact that this handset is also a Google creation, meaning that the Nexus 6P is expected to receive constant updates to the latest Android versions as well as monthly security patches.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung began their big screen trend with their Note variant and Note 5 is fifth in line with 5.7-inches QHD high resolution display. Though it’s the same size as the Note 4, the Note 5 has decreased bezels. The device has a robust processor, an adequate 4GB RAM, a 3000 mAh battery capacity and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, expected to be upgraded to Android Marshmallow. With the best low-light sensors, its 16 MP camera also features an optical image stabilizer.Furthermore, the reliable Samsung Pay payment option, and the dynamic stylus pen features make it an impressive contender.

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry is pretty much a legend in the world of smartphones. The BlackBerry Priv’s most exceptional feature is that it features an amazing physical keyboard, never seen before on any Android handset. It features a hardware identical to the elite BlackBerry devices, a stunning high-resolution display screen, ample battery capacity, an adequate camera and a Google experience with BlackBerry apps and services enhancements. This also happens to be the first BlackBerry powered by Android, and it has definitely made an impact.

Moto X Pure Edition (2015)

The Moto X smartphone portfolio only gets bigger and better with each release. This year’s launch saw the Motorola range shift from the AMOLED screen to the LCD display, as well as a significant decrease in the opening price. The Moto X Pure Edition is the first in the Moto X line to exclusively update its software features via the Google Play Store.


LG have made it their mission to make all the flagships better than their previous. LG G4 is LG’s flagship of 2015, with bug fixes and sticking to the QHD display, it offers incredible colors from all angles. Unlike other smartphone models, the LG G4 keeps microSD card support as well as a removable 3000 mAh battery.The G4 also comes with a leather back option and a camera comparable to that of Samsung’s excellent smartphone cameras. Its camera has a faster laser autofocus, a new sensor for more accurate color reproduction, manual controls and capability to capture in RAW format.It is worth mentioning, the LG G4 has already received its Android Marshmallow update.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 is the best smaller version of the Galaxy line. It comes in an impressive build and design quality that makes it appealing in more ways than one and that not without mention its curved edge edition. In a beautiful 5.1-inch screen display, the S6 also employs an intuitive fingerprint scanner, an awesome 16-megapixel camera plus Samsung Pay.Though, Galaxy S6 does not come with a removable battery or support for an SDcard, it features wireless charging and a built-in storage expandable to 128 GB.

HTC One A9

HTC has always been known for their head-turning design, and the HTC One A9 is no different. With a striking design embodied in all metal, the HTC One A9 is definitely something to look forward to.There is now way of ranking these Android phones in any order, as everyone has their own opinion. But based on price, display features, software capabilities, battery life and camera strong points, these Android phones claimed the top spot for 2015. 

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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