Yes, Christmas is just around the corner and you have no idea what to get for that special tech savvy person who is in dire need of a new Smartphone. You’ve been to almost every store, and visited several websites, but there are so many choices that you find yourself a bit lost, stuck, or maybe just simply confused. Well, a few weeks ago, I discussed the subject of Samsung, and which best Samsung best suits a person, which you can find here. This time, because of the holidays and the variety of choices, if you keep reading, you will be introduced to 5 phones which I think stood out in 2015. As it is the end of the year and many brands introduced great devices, let’s take a look a look at the stars.
To make this a bit easy for you, I will separate each phone into it’s own class or category if you may.
The phone most worthy of this category to my opinion is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Whether you are a Samsung fan or not, it is impossible to disagree with the fact that Samsung has made some great improvements to their Samsung Galaxy product line. This new “flagship” phone is momentarily the pride and joy of Samsung that includes everything someone needs from a phone. An Innovative design, powerful processor and RAM for multitasking, 32 to 128 Gigabytes (GB) memory space to save all your holiday photos, and videos, and countless other special functions and applications that suits every user. It also comes in a variety of green, gold, white, and black, so no matter what taste you have there is a color that matches.
Price range: €529 – €839
Although Motorola has been a bit more silent throughout the years, we seem them rising up to the top with their low budget, but powerful smartphones. This year, the Moto G 2015 is the budget phone that catches the attention of the masses. A perfect phone for a first time smartphone user, or someone who just simply wants an affordable but good smartphone.
Besides it’s attractive design, the phone has a descent screen, camera, and battery, 8 to 16 GB’s, and the latest Android operating system making this phone THE perfect choice for any budget spender.
Price range: €199
Now, some og you must be wondering, what in the world is a Phablet? Well, to put it simply, it is a smartphone with a screen size starting from 5.5 inches, which places it right in between a tablet, and a smartphone. This means that it has all the functions of a smartphone, but is also big enough to be used as a tablet or a refrigerator.
The smartphone that best suits this category is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Not only does this phone carry the same great specifications as it’s smaller counter part, but to accommodate the bigger screen, it also sports a larger RAM which is considered the fastest in the market at the moment. So whatever it is that you want to do, read a book, watch a movie, play games, make and edit photos and videos, or just simply use the device as a phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, which I just realized is a mouthful, is THE best option as a present for someone who wants a tablet, and needs a phone to-boot.
Price range: €699 – €899
This category goes to none other than the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, this smartphone besides having a great screen resolution, improved camera (compared to the previous iPhone 6), better processor and RAM, and a long lasting battery life, is one of the very first phones to incorporate 3D touch; the phone screen senses how much pressure you apply, and according to that pressure calculation, shows you certain details of the selected file, app, etc.
The iPhone 6s Plus responds to all the demands of the iPhone fans who requested an innovative phone with improved functionality, and Apple did just that. With it’s 5.5 inch screen, the phone also falls in the Phablet category, so if the person you are buying the gift for is not an Android fan, then this device is a perfect alternative.
Price range: €799 – €1099
Throughout the years, we’ve seen this phone transition from a lovable music phone with its exceptional Walkman app that allowed the user to listen to music on the go, to a smartphone that allows it’s users to make professional like photos on the go. The phone and brand I’m talking abut here is none there than the Sony. Sony has been a fore runner in the smartphone camera race since the introduction of the Xperia Z series and has once again impressed the audience with its new “flagship” Sony Xperia Z5. This smartphone is host to a 23 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens, which is the manufacturer of lenses that can also be found in professional cameras. The photo and video quality is one of the best, if not, the best in the market at the moment. Besides hosting a great camera, the smartphone also has the processor, RAM, 32GB memory, and a long battery life to support itself, and let’s not forget, the phone is waterproof.
Price range: €599 – €799
So there you have it, 5 Smartphones to help you with wrapping the perfect Christmas present. If you want to make the package complete, click here to find a variety of smartwatches to add to the smartphone of your choice, or visit your closest Vodafone retail store.