It’s that time of year where all tech blogs cast their eye over the past year and review the latest and greatest digital developments. Although the revolution in wearable technology didn’t quite take off with the speed that many predicted, our smartphones have shown the impressive ability to constantly surprise us with their amazing technological innovations. So here is the list of top ten smartphones of 2015.
Top Ten Smartphones of 2015
Apple iPhone 6s
Although the iPhone 6s shares many superficial characteristics of its predecessors, it signalled a significant step up for this iconic brand. Key amongst the features were a much-improved camera, an impressive 64-bit processor and the great 3D-touch development that kept many tech fans pressing and swiping their smartphones for days on end.
As Google are one of Apple’s biggest tech competitors, it was no surprise that the October launch of their Nexus 6P device arrived with much fanfare. The smartphone featured many aspects that people would expect of the modern mobile, but it was the introduction of the rapid-charging battery that really impressed the tech world.
Samsung Galaxy S6
If you were looking for a smartphone with powerful processing speeds and a digital display to die for, then it had to be the Samsung Galaxy S6. This device boasted a massive screen that was more than capable of handling graphics-heavy games, as well as those featured at LadyLucks online site that made the device perfect for fans of mobile roulette and many of the other fun attractions at the website.
Sony Xperia Z5
Although Sony may not have set the smartphone market alight, the introduction of their Xperia Z5 device proved popular in the business world thanks to its reasonable cost, quality craftsmanship and impressive fingerprint security feature.
Another brand that’s succeeded in the business world is the ailing Blackberry. Despite rumours of its imminent demise, it seems that Blackberry could soon be about to bounce back thanks to its Priv device that once again used the company’s tried-and-trusted keyboard feature.
Microsoft Lumia 550
Whilst Microsoft dominated computing in previous years, the company has struggled with smartphones. But this year the brand managed to provide a cost-effective mobile solution with its budget-priced Lumia 550 device that featured the comfortingly-familiar Windows 10 operating system.
Xiaomi Mi 4C
Much has been made of Chinese companies being able to offer a high standard of smartphones at a cost-effective price, and the Xiaomi Mi 4C provided a masterclass of this by featuring a Snapdragon processor with 2 GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel camera at a very tempting price.
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
Motorola’s latest attempt to keep up with the race for smartphone supremacy was revealed with the introduction of the Moto X Pure Edition. This boasted a 21 megapixel camera, forward-facing speakers, 4k video capture and even a TurboPower charging feature at a reasonably-competitive price.
The introduction of phablets into the mobile world has been a big trend in 2015. And the huge LG G4 looks set to become a flagship device for this brand through its excellent entertainment facilities – the addition of a stylus feature made it pretty handy for business purposes too.
Another great Chinese innovator was OnePlus who managed to provide a powerful yet streamline device with their impressive OnePlus X mobile. This not only featured some serious processing power within its sleek confines, but the price was pretty slimline too.