1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
The best smartphone in the world right now is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It boasts the world’s first dual curved display, with the screen bending around on both sides so it looks like no other phone ever made. Yep, this futuristic smartphone is a looker, and it’ll have your friends begging for a chance to play with it. That combined with industry leading power, an amazing display, decent battery life, an excellent camera and amazing performance make it not only the best-looking smartphone, but the overall best smartphone in the universe.
2. Apple iPhone 6
In at number 2, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone Apple has ever created and certainly worth the extra money over an iPhone 5S. The larger screen, better keyboard and improved battery life make it a much more useable device than ever before. For our money, the Galaxy S6 Edge above is a better phone, but if your heart is set on an iPhone, this is the one to buy.
3. Samsung Galaxy S6
We feel a bit sorry for the Galaxy S6 – it has a claim to be named the best smartphone in the world. But it misses out simply because the Edge has all the same features and a little bit more. Whether it’s the improved camera, the metal-and-glass chassis, the oodles of power involved (from Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos chipset) or just the fact that the TouchWiz software it runs on top of Android looks less childish these days, Samsung’s got a lot right here and this is a brilliant phone.
4. LG G4
This phone is aimed at the fashion conscious, and while it doesn’t look as special as the Galaxy S6 Edge, it does have a kick-ass unique feature. This phone, you see, has a leather-clad rear. If leather really isn’t your thing then LG also offers three plastic back colour options; gold, grey and white – which feel decidedly cheap in the hand sop leather is the way to go with this one. And with leading specs, an excellent screen and the latest version of Android, this is definitely LG’s best smartphone ever and comes highly recommended.
5. HTC One M9
The HTC One M9 is a phone that takes the design heritage, DNA and all the other good bits of last year’s One M8 and, well, does them again. It’s again shown the rest of the competition how to make a premium smartphone, and its camera and performance is right up there too. However, HTC has merely polished last year’s model without adding many new features so it’s a very good phone, but not brilliant. And that’s why in 2015 this is the fifth best smartphone and not the absolute best smartphone.