A lot happened in 2015: fingerprint sensors went mainstream, metal displaced plastic in nearly every premium offering, big displays became normal, screen resolutions jumped off the charts, and cameras became seriously good. Features that were restricted to phones which cost over Rs. 40,000 not too long ago started turning up in models that sell for less than Rs. 10,000.

Here are our picks of the 10 phones that shaped the landscape of 2015 in India, in no particular order.

 

1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge :

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone was launched in March 2015. The phone comes with a 5.10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 577 pixels per inch.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge runs Android 5.0 and is powered by a 2600mAh non removable battery. It measures 142.10 x 70.10 x 7.00 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 132.00 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

2. Apple iPhone 6s :

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Apple iPhone 6s smartphone was launched in September 2015. The phone comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 750 pixels by 1334 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch.

The Apple iPhone 6s is powered by A9 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone 6s packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Apple iPhone 6s runs iOS 9 and is powered by a 1715mAh non removable battery. It measures 138.30 x 67.10 x 7.10 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 143.00 grams.

The Apple iPhone 6s is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

3. LG Google Nexus 5X :

LG Google Nexus 5X

The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 423 pixels per inch.

The LG Google Nexus 5X is powered by 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG Google Nexus 5X packs a 12.3-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The LG Google Nexus 5X runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 2700mAh non removable battery. It measures 147.00 x 72.60 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 136.00 grams.

The LG Google Nexus 5X is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

4. Lenovo K3 Note :

Lenovo K3 Note

Lenovo K3 Note smartphone was launched in March 2015. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch.

The Lenovo K3 Note is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Lenovo K3 Note packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Lenovo K3 Note runs Android 5.0 and is powered by a 2900mAh removable battery. It measures 152.60 x 76.20 x 8.00 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 150.00 grams.

The Lenovo K3 Note is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

5. Xiaomi Mi 4 :

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Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone was launched in July 2014. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels

The Xiaomi Mi 4 is powered by 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi 4 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 runs Android 4.4 and is powered by a 3080mAh non removable battery. It measures 139.20 x 68.50 x 8.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 156.00 grams.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

6. Motorola Moto X Play :

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play smartphone was launched in July 2015. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch.

The Motorola Moto X Play is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto X Play packs a 21-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Motorola Moto X Play runs Android 5.1.1 and is powered by a 3630mAh non removable battery. It measures 148.00 x 75.00 x 10.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 169.00 grams.

The Motorola Moto X Play is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

7. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 :

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone was launched in August 2015. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 518 pixels per inch.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 runs Android 5.1.1 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 153.20 x 76.10 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 171.00 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

8. Gionee Marathon M5 :gionee m5

Gionee Marathon M5 smartphone was launched in June 2015. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 267 pixels per inch.

The Gionee Marathon M5 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Gionee Marathon M5 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Gionee Marathon M5 runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 6020mAh non removable battery. It measures 152.00 x 76.00 x 8.55 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 211.00 grams.

The Gionee Marathon M5 is a dual SIM (GSM + CDMA and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

9. Huawei Google Nexus 6P:

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Huawei Google Nexus 6P smartphone was launched in October 2015. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 518 pixels per inch.

The Huawei Google Nexus 6P is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Google Nexus 6P packs a 12.3-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Huawei Google Nexus 6P runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3450mAh non removable battery. It measures 159.30 x 77.80 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 178.00 grams.

The Huawei Google Nexus 6P is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

10. Asus ZenFone Selfie:

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Asus ZenFone Selfie smartphone was launched in June 2015. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch.

The Asus ZenFone Selfie is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus ZenFone Selfie packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Asus ZenFone Selfie runs Android 5.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh removable battery. It measures 156.50 x 77.20 x 10.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 170.00 grams.

The Asus ZenFone Selfie is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. So it can be enlisted in Best SmartPhone Of 2015 We Loved.


 

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