This page lists all the HighOnAndroid Smartphone reviews of 2015:
Galaxy Note 5 – Best Phablet Smartphone!
Although the Galaxy Note 5 has some major overhaul and Samsung decided to reinvent the Note series by making a bunch of changes, this is still the king of phablet-sized smartphones.
– Very fast processor.
– S-Pen stylus is best on the market.
– Brightest screen on the market, excellent 1440P screen.
– Great camera/4K video recording/OIS – one of the best on the market.
– Great microphone, cuts through wind like a Samurai Katana sword.
– No removable battery/micro-SD like its predecessors.
LG V10 – The next best phablet?
LG’s latest flagship phablet rivals the Note 5 by offering many of the same features minus the S-Pen. This is another great phablet, perhaps the 2nd best phablet out right now.
– 1440P screen with realistic color reproduction, better than Note 5.
– Secondary screen for notifications and shortcuts.
– Removable battery and microSD card slot.
– 32-bit DAC for audiophiles who use headphones and high-quality audio files.
– Camera with manual mode for both photos & videos, camera is just as good as the Note 5 and in some ways better.
– 3 microphones with directional control and audio level controls.
– IR Blaster for TV Remote control.
– Snapdragon 808 processor isn’t a wow factor in terms of performance. Fast enough but will it last?
– Display isn’t that bright, 400 nits at its brightest setting.
– Battery life is short although you can get an extra battery and charger.
Moto X Pure/Style – Best Smartphone under $400!
Motorola’s latest flagship that offers a ton of features at almost half the price of its competition.
– 1440P screen with 5.7-inch screen like Note 5 and LG V10.
– Front dual-facing stereo speakers that are LOUD.
– Fully customizable colors/back when ordered through Motorola.com
– Starting at $399
– All carrier phone, works on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.
– None for that price!?!
OnePlus Two – Best Dual-SIM Smartphone under $400?
OnePlus launches its second generation OnePlus Two for under $400 with dual-SIM capability but falls short to Moto X Pure with 1080P screen and poor speakers.
– Dual SIM capability, you can use both 4G LTE data/voice simultaneously on two different GSM networks.
– Off screen gesture shortcuts, OnePlus has been the innovator of this.
– Fingerprint sensor that works well.
– Price was great until Moto X Pure came out.
– Still no 1440P screen while all flagships have moved on to higher resolutions.
– Camera is decent but no 1080P front camera video, only 720P HD.
LG G4 came out earlier this year with world’s fastest camera lens of F1.8, laser-focus, and load of camera features that rival Samsung’s Galaxy S6.
– F1.8, laser-focus camera with manual mode
– Price has dropped a ton, you can get one for around $400 now.
– Removable battery/micro-SD card option.
– 5.5-inch 1440P screen, slightly small phablet device. If 5.7-inch is too big for your hands but still want a large size phone, this may do it.
– Snapdragon 808 w/ 3GB of RAM isn’t going to satisfy power users.
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