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12/23/2015
11:05 AM
Eric Zeman
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Hottest Smartphones of 2015: Our Top 5 Picks

From the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the iPhone 6s, here are our picks for the best smartphones of 2015.

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progman2000
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12/30/2015 | 6:58:32 AM
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Some of those Moto designs never go out of fashion though. I know I still have a Startac floating around in my garage somewhere :)
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12/30/2015 | 6:57:31 AM
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Very interested to see the new HTC UI, and I in no way feel obligated to Samsung (although techinically I guess I kind of am for the next 22 months now...)
SachinEE
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12/29/2015 | 10:44:22 PM
Re: Samsung Fan here, went with the Note 5 this year though...
The IPhone 6S is an amazing phone. Better than the previous versions of IPhone. Thank god they went for the bigger screen. I hate sub 5inch iPhone models. Also the 3D touch was nice, but I would trade functionality with beauty and niceness. Surprisingly my design vote goes to the LG V10 and the Nexus 6P. They look so powerful.
SachinEE
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12/29/2015 | 10:41:48 PM
Re: Samsung Fan here, went with the Note 5 this year though...
@Yalanand: The Note 5 was awesome indeed, but the camera performance fell sharply below the Galaxy S6. What I didn't like with the Galaxy S6 was how less its battery size was. Lesser than the S5. Granted it has fast charging but so what? You cannot carry the charger everywhere can you?
SachinEE
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12/29/2015 | 10:39:23 PM
Re: Samsung Fan here, went with the Note 5 this year though...
@progman2000: The form and functionality was a major hit for Samsung. They made the new design and knew how the public would find the new design usable when the S6 series of phones were in beta testing. Samsung really caters for their fans from time to time.
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12/29/2015 | 10:36:30 PM
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@Progman: I really liked Moto Turbo. Other than that I don't really like the design in Motorola phones. Its 2015 for God's sake. Don't make the designs look like they are smartphone from 2005.
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12/29/2015 | 10:33:06 PM
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@progman: Yes. The HTC Sense is it is cluttered with unnecessary design changes that don't suit the needs. But I hear their HTC UI will take a major turn at the newest M10 showcase.
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12/29/2015 | 10:31:33 PM
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@Mak63: HTC reported a sales hike after they introduced the M9. Handsets like A9 are also helping to move around HTC in a forward direction. HTCs UI is just plain boring. Yes a scrolling down menu isn't all that popular, but Google has popularized it with their Google Launchers. But HTCs look unpalatable because of their UI design and representation.
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12/27/2015 | 11:58:55 PM
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I'm sure that changes month to month though and the other vendors will be launching competing flagship phones.

Well, we have to wait for MWC 2016 for that. I love those shows.

And about HTC, I read that it will present the M10 there. Let's see if the company can regain some ground with it.
progman2000
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12/27/2015 | 8:29:13 PM
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This - it was really the HTC UI that killed it for me. Although some of their hardware looked very nice!
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