IndianExpress.com tech awards: Apple iPhone 6s Plus tops, Google Nexus 5X follows
This was a year in which smartphones started becoming cheaper, more powerful and were finally able to add the battery power that users wanted. While the focus was all on smartphones, the gadget everyone is interested in, in the first IndianExpress.com tech awards we will also look back at the other gadgets that impressed us. For now, here’s our list of top smartphones for 2015.
December 29, 2015 13:18 IST
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1. Best smartphone: Apple iPhone 6s Plus </br><br>
The 3D touch on Apple iPhone 6s Plus takes it to a new level opening endless possibilities for apps in future. Also, there is no better smartphone camera out there thanks to the optical image stabilisation on the 6s Plus. And, yes this is a battery you can depend on. Runner-up: Google Nexus 5X </br><br>
After the recent price cut, the Google Nexus 5X is the best choice in the Rs 25,000 range. The Nexus 5X delivers on every aspect and the latest Android version makes it a sweeter deal. 2.Best Android Phone: Galaxy Note 5 </br><br>
The most productive of all Android phones has got better, thanks to the new slimmer design. There is no other Android phone that lets you do more thanks to the superb stylus and multitasking features of Galaxy Note 5. Runner-up: Moto X Style </br><br>
Moto X Style blends the DNA of previous Moto X smartphones with flagship specs at a price that makes it a great buy. 3.Best mid range phone: Moto X Play </br><br>
Motorola has worked its traditional Moto X magic again in the mid range segment with its Moto X Play. This smartphone is a beast for its price and comes with waterproofing and a large battery. Runner-up: Lenovo Vibe P1 </br><br>
The battery of Lenovo Vide P1 is what every smartphone user wants. Finally, the biggest painpoint has a panacea and that too without adding on the size or weight, we have come to associate with larger batteries. 4.Best budget phone: Moto G3 </br><br>
The new Moto G redefines the budget benchmark. This is the cheapest waterproof device and will please anyone with its simplicity and user experience. Runner-up: Lenovo K3 Note </br><br>
Lenovo K3 Note has a camera and display that is arguably the best in the price range. It pairs decent processing power with day long battery life to gain this honour. 5. Best entry level phone: Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime </br><br>
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is Xiaomi’s first made in India device and is an improved version of its Redmi 2. This smartphone continues to dominate the entry level segment with its features and performance. Runner-up: Coolpad Dazen 1 </br><br>
Dark horse Coolpad Dazen 1 surprised us with its Dazen 1. It has everything to make it a great affordable smartphone. For price conscious buyers, the Dazen 1 offers a lot of value.