Touch phones became all the rage after the first Apple iPhone hit the market in June, 2007. To choose the best touch-screen phones, we select phones with a large touch screen and keep only the best touch phones, according to their average review score.
* By the way, this touch phone best-of also exists for all countries (includes all phones).
The G5 also boasts a bundle of premium-class specs, including a 5.3-inch Quad HD (1440p) IPS Quantum display that scores a blinding 800nit brightness (many of its rivals settle for 400-500 nits). Additionally, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 2.1GHz CPU alongside 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 graphics, while its 32GB on-board storage can go up to a gigantic 2000GB capacity via its microSD card support. Another pro for this MWC 2016 model is its dual-rear-camera concept (16- and 8-megapixel cams), with features like 8x digital zooming, 135-degree wide angle shooting, and laser autofocus in tow.
Finishing touches include a trendy USB Type-C interface, a fingerprint reader, and an 8-megapixel front-facing sub-camera for selfies.
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The iPhone 6S Plus's frame, which is 0.2mm thicker than the previous one, is a bitter bite out of this Apple release, but at least a more-advanced A9 CPU chip resides within. Speaking of advancement, its selfie shooter is now a 5-megapixel HD FaceTime camera, using the display's 500nit brightness as its own Retina flash.
The 6S Plus also adds Rose Gold to 6 Plus's color palette (+), a coating that only a handful of flagship devices don as of 2015 Q4.
On the outside, the Xperia Z5 Premium sports a waterproof casing and a fingerprint-integrated power key, while on the inside, it operates on a 64-bit octa-core (2GHz + 1.5GHz) CPU coupled with an Adreno 430 graphics unit. Its 32GB internal memory can be topped-up by up to 200GB.
LG also satisfies us with the V10's array of premium-class specs, which include a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core CPU, a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, and a 64GB memory expandable by up to 2TB. LG's Manual Video Mode also makes its debut alongside a fingerprint detector, a Hi-Fi DAC, and a 3-microphone system. A 16-megapixel f/1.8 4K camera tops off its offering, while a shock-proof Dura Guard frame houses its entire profile.
Another major spec is the 950's 20-megapixel 4K camera with a triple LED natural flash, a relatively fresh facet as of 2015 Q4. Finishing it off is a USB Type-C connector and support for wireless charging (3000mAh battery).
Its premium-class specs include a 14nm eight-core 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor, a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a Universal Flash Storage 2.0 memory -- a combination of the SSD and eMMC memory types. The S6 also comes with a built-in wireless charging standard, promising 4 hours of battery life after being docked for just 10 minutes on its charging pad. The Samsung Pay mobile payment system headlines its software offering.
Up front, we found a Super AMOLED 5.1-inch Quad HD Gorilla Glass 4 screen alongside its 5-megapixel selfie cam, while a 16-megapixel 4K-recording camera sits on its back side.
This model, along with the plain Galaxy S7, also introduced the Dual Pixel camera technology (12-megapixel 4K rear camera), which rigs the pixels on its image sensor with two photodiodes each, instead of just one, for potentially faster and more-accurate focusing. Also on board are Samsung's trademark Samsung Pay mobile payment app, a fingerprint recognition system, and a 3600mAh battery enabled for both WPC and PMA wireless charging. Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium are among the S7 edge's color options.
Over on the hardware department, it mimics the 640 with its 1.2GHz quad-core engine, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal memory expandable to up to 128GB via microSD. The XL also comes in two variants: dual-SIM 3G and dual-SIM LTE.
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