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Ranked number 1 is the iPhone 6S, which by the way finally upgrades the iPhone's main camera resolution from 8 megapixels (sported by the previous three models) to 12, which incidentally boasts a 4K video capability.
The MWC 2015 marks Samsung's unveiling of their 6th Galaxy-S flagship, which lists several innovations under the Korean brand's belt.
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.
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Samsung's flagship gets a rugged makeover with the Galaxy S6 Active, sporting a similar 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen. This variant focuses on outdoor use, being wrapped in an IP68- and MIL-STD-810G-certified shell that makes it resistant to dust and water among other threats. It also amps the battery power up to 3500mAh.
With the exception of the Active Zone, which is a collection of utilities like an LED flashlight and an e-compass, it borrows the remaining specs from the S6. These include its 16- and 5-megapixel cameras and Exynos 7420 octa-core CPU chip.
Its 5.1-inch dual-curved Gorilla Glass 4 display might be the Edge's only edge over the Galaxy S6, which is similarly powered by a 14nm 64-bit octa-core processor (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) and a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. Just like the S6, the Edge also mixes the eMMC and SSD memory types for its Universal Flash Storage 2.0 available in 32/64/128GB.
Its similarities with the S6 also include the Samsung Pay mobile payment app, a built-in wireless charging mechanism, and the enterprise solution for business usability. The S6 Edge records 4K videos with its 16-megapixel rear camera, and snaps selfies with the 5-megapixel frontal sub-cam.
The Huawei P8 packs a 5.2-inch 424DPI of 424DPI display and an octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 930 (64bit) 2Ghz processor with 3GB of RAM. The 13-megapixel main camera comes with a dual-temperature flash and records videos at 1080p while the selfie one offers eight megapixels. All of this sits in a 6.4mm-thick casing, which is among the thinnest smartphones currently available. Put aside a rather meager 2680mAh battery (considering the ambitious 5.2-inch display and octa-core processor), the rest of the Huawei P8 specs are pretty typical of flagship-grade phones for 2015.
Unveiled a day before the MWC 2015 in Barcelona, HTC's 5-inch One M9 is bound to be of flagship stature with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor, 20-megapixel sapphire-protected 4K-recording camera, and Sense UI v7.0. Its premium-class specs also include an UltraPixel selfie cam, a 3GB RAM, as well as a blend of HTC BoomSound and Dolby 5.1 on the audio front.
We found a 32GB on-board memory and a 2840mAh battery on this ultra high-end Android, which is crafted with a dual-tone metal (single colors are also available) unibody design. The One M9 is the first HTC phone to wear the second edition of the brand's Dot View Smart flip case.
The 5.5-inch CGS (WQHD resolution) ZTE Axon sends a flagship-level impulse to the Android market, with specs like a dual-lens 4K-enabled back camera (13-megapixel + 2-megapixel), a 2GHz eight-core CPU chip, and a 4GB RAM. ZTE also slaps an 8-megapixel selfie cam onto its facade, with a Hi-Fi sound system (with free JLB earphones) rocking from under the hood. Supporting its high-class feature set is a 3000mAh battery adorned with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0. The Axon is pretty much limited to a 32GB memory, as it has no microSD card slot on board. It is available in Ion Gold, Phthalo Blue, and Chromium Silver.
Officially entering the flagship market in April 2015, the 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Quad HD LG G4 is the brand's sequel to the G3. This Android 5.1 Lollipop model is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core CPU chip running at 1.8GHz with 3GB's worth of RAM helping it along. It comes with a 32GB internal memory that can be expanded to a whopping 2TB through its microSD slot.
The G4 brings back LG's laser autofocus technology via its 16-megapixel 4K rear camera and 8-megapixel soft-light-equipped selfie cam. It also introduces new case options -- Brown or Black leather.
Huawei's IFA unveiling comes with several previously seen features, but might still serve the phablet market well with its focus on performance. The Mate7's 4100mAh battery supports roughly 8 CPU cores of Huawei's Kirin 925 processor, with Mali-T628 graphics as well. It also borrows from the iPhone, coming in with its own security features built around a fingerprint sensor. Other high-end specs include the 6-inch FHD display, 13-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel selfie camera. The Emotion UI 3.0 also promises to keep its high-end experience simple.
Similarly lined up for an after-purchase upgrade to the Windows Phone OS 10, the 5.7-inch Cortana-equipped Lumia 640 XL is the 640's more capable big brother. Several of its specs differ from that of the 5-inch model, including the 3000mAh battery, 13-megapixel ZEISS optics rear camera, and 5-megapixel Skype-integrated selfie cam.
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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