The year 2015 has been very exciting for smartphone enthusiasts as a slew of mobile phones landed in the market ranging from entry-level to top-end. Here is a list of some of the best Android handsets that were released in 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung normally launches a number of smartphones every year and 2015 was nothing different. The company launched its first top-end handset of 2015: the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, during the Mobile World Congress event in March this year.
Both the Samsung offerings have Exynos 7 Octa 7420 processor clocked at 2.1 GHz and 3 GB of RAM. The devices have 16 MP rear-facing and 5 MP front-facing cameras. The Galaxy S6 as well as the Galaxy S6 Edge runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The Samsung smartphones have 5.1-inch display, but the Galaxy S6 Edge has curved screen along the sides of the handset.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 was one of the most-awaited large phones of this year. Samsung launched the handset about a month in advance than what many people have anticipated.
Under the hood of the phone is an Exynos 7 Octa 7420 processor clocked at 2.1 GHz and 4 GB of RAM. It sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution. The phablet has a 3,000mAh battery that offers long usage time.
Undoubtedly, the Galaxy Note 5 is still one of the most powerful handsets available in the market.
Check out the review of the Galaxy Note 5.
The Huawei Nexus 6P is the successor to the Nexus 6. The new Nexus offering was launched and initially released in specific locations in September 2015.
A powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 3 GB of RAM runs the Nexus 6P. It has a 5.7-inch display, 12.3 MP rear-facing camera, 8 MP selfie camera and a big 3,450mAh battery for enhanced productivity.
Along with the Nexus 5X the Nexus 6P was the first device to come running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
Check out the review of the Nexus 6P.
The LG G4 was the company's first flagship smartphone of the year, which was unveiled in April and widely released globally in June this year.
A 1.8 hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3 GB of RAM powers the LG G4. It also includes 16 MP rear-facing and 8 MP front-facing cameras. The LG offering has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display and it comes running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The LG V10 is LG's second flagship device of 2015. The handset was released in October 2015 and it includes top-notch features.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and 3 GB of RAM powers the device. It includes 16 MP rear-facing and 5 MP front-facing camera.
It has a large 5.7-inch screen and also features a unique secondary screen at the top of the regular display that helps users to find contacts and shortcuts easily.
Check out the review roundup of the LG V10.
Motorola Moto X Style
Motorola Moto X Style is also known as the Moto X Pure in the U.S. The third-generation Moto X smartphone was announced in July and released in September.
The Motorola handset has a 5.7-inch IPC LCD display, Qualcomm 808 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, 21 MP primary camera, 5 MP selfie camera and 3,000mAh battery.
The Moto X Style comes pre-installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop. However, the unlocked version of the Moto X Style has started receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update in some regions.
The OnePlus One was very popular in the smartphone industry. The successor of the phone, the OnePlus 2, has a solid design and a slight convex shape that curves into the hands. The aluminum frame gives the phone a premium look.
Many features like the 5.5-inch display, 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP selfie cameras of the OnePlus 2 are similar to that of the OnePlus One. However, the new OnePlus device has an enhanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and a big 3,300mAh battery.
The invite system used by the company restricted swift delivery of the OnePlus 2. However, the company confirmed that starting Dec. 5 customers do not have to wait for an invite to purchase the smartphone.
Check out the review roundup of the OnePlus 2.
BlackBerry Priv is the first BlackBerry smartphone that comes running on Android operating system. John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry, announced the slider phone in September and it was released in November.
The BlackBerry handset has high-end specs such as a 5.4-inch AMOLED display, 18 MP rear-facing and 2 MP front-facing cameras, a 1.8 GHz hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3 GB of RAM.
The handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
A previous report highlighted that just within a few hours from the official release, the BlackBerry Priv was sold-out on Amazon.
Check out the review roundup of the BlackBerry Priv.