Top 10 Best Samsung Cell Phones 2015

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This week, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Grand Prime are our selection for best Samsung phones. The first one is a Android smartphone, the second one a recent Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone running the Exynos 7420 Cortex-A57 processor and the third one, a dual-SIM 5-inch Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone.

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#1. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Average Star Rating:
91.5%

Description

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.




#2. The Samsung Galaxy S6

Description

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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#3. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a dual-SIM Android that runs on mid-range hardware (1.2GHz, quad-core with 1GB RAM), but sports pretty decent cameras. It packs an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel one sitting up front with a wide angle of 85 degrees -- most other comparable models sport 70-degree-angle snappers. Behind its 5-inch 1080p display is an 8GB internal memory, with support for up to 64GB of expansion via microSD. The Prime´s battery power is rated at 2600mAh, leveling with most mid-level benchmarks. Unlike some of its series-mates, though, the Grand Prime does not offer LTE.

#4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 picture.
Average Star Rating:
88.3%

Description

Samsung´s S Pen-equipped sub-series moves forward with the Galaxy Note 4, a clear attempt at another premium seat for the Korean brand. Fronting this metal-framed Android is a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, a resolution that is larger than the 1080p FHD ones on most high-end devices. A Gorilla glass panel adds a touch of durability to it as well. Underneath, we found a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 engine paired up with an Adreno 420 (600MHz) GPU - both relatively recent versions. The Note 4´s 3220mAh battery promises to maximize usage time with the Fast Charge and Ultra Power-Saving features. Its front and back cameras also saw a boost, this time with 3.7 and 16 megapixels respectively, with 4K-recording loaded as well.

#5. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo

Description

Seemingly a business-oriented makeover of the S3, the Galaxy S3 Neo improves on enterprise data security over previous models, supporting 338 IT policies with Samsung´s Latest MDM system. It features the Smart Stay feature, which they say improves your concentration as you work over the phone. It also offers an array of pre-installed PC-standard document management applications on top of Samsung´s S Voice feature. A 1.4GHz quad-core processor places it among some of the fastest mid-spec Androids on paper.

#6. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Description

Ruggedization meets the fifth-gen flagship smartphone from Samsung and gives us the Galaxy S5 Active. As their product naming suggests, its MIL-STD-810G certified casing and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is an attempt to cater to different outdoor activities. It also has a feature that automatically launches all adventure-related apps such as maps and compasses onto the screen, which could take some pounds off your backpack. It still runs the same set of features that made the S5 a flagship model, including the 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16-megapixel camera as well as LTE connectivity.

#7. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport.
Average Star Rating:
83.3%

Description

Sprint borrows Samsung´s Galaxy S5 flagship and gives it a slightly sportier profile with the S5 Sport´s IP67-certified casing, Side Grip Enhancements and MapMyFitness app. It also retains the S Health app suite from the S5, allowing it to act as a handheld personal trainer. The original model´s hardware also seems to be intact, as the Sport runs on a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with a 2GB RAM to match. Along with its 5.1-inch FHD display is a 16-megapixel CMOS camera that records in 4K. The S5 Sport starts you off with 16GB of storage and has room for up to 128GB of memory expansion via microSD.

#8. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge picture.
Average Star Rating:
76.7%

Description

Samsung unveils a pretty novel design in the Galaxy Note Edge. Its 5.6-inch screen extends outwards (right-hand side), giving room for an alerts and quick-access panel -- visible even when the cover is closed. Multitasking and productivity features, such as Photo Note and Smart Select, are also built around the S Pen accessory. Performance-wise, this 2014 Galaxy Note model joins the premiums with a 2.7GHz quad-core processor, a 3GB RAM and a 32GB internal memory. Its 3000mAh battery power is also quite hefty, possibly more so with Samsung's Ultra Power-Saving mode. Its 4K 16-megapixel camera and QuadHD display resolution might also secure its shelf among other premium Androids.

#9. The Samsung Galaxy A5

Description

Taking after Samsung's Galaxy Alpha flagship is the 5-inch 6.7mm thin Galaxy A5, replacing the brand's traditional plastic casing with a full metal unibody design. It sports a 13-megapixel camera at the back, with a pretty respectable 5-megapixel one on the front side. Unlike the octa-core-equipped Alpha, it runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with a 2GB RAM -- a duo that we have seen on several other mid-level models. It offers a pretty spacious 16GB internal memory, and allows up to 64GB worth of expansion though its microSD slot.

#10. The Samsung Gusto 3

Description

The Gusto 3 succeeds the previous Gusto models from Samsung, retaining the convenience of a large and simple UI and a one-touch speakerphone button. The new version runs a Qualcomm QSC6055 192Mhz processor and a 1000mAh battery deemed able to yield 771 hours of stand-by time (roughly a month) Its flip lid sports a 1-inch external display (showing the time and notifications) and a 1.3-megapixel camera for snapping quick pictures on the go. The M3/T3 hearing aid ratings and its expanded array of fonts also add to the convenience of Samsung´s third attempt in the Gusto series.



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