In case you haven’t heard, the flip phone is back in the latest egregious attempt to be cool by being not cool. But we are here to stop technological normcore in its tracks because there is nothing respectable about whipping out a Razr at a dinner party. It is 2015, people.
Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus Apple continues to front the smartphone market for a reason. Their latest releases, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are much larger than predecessors with 4.7” and 5.5” screens. Combine the big and beautiful design with fancy new additions like Apple Pay and you have a solid option.
HTC One (M8) A newer, sleeker edition of the wildly popular HTC One M7 version is definitely worth checking out. The industrial aluminum unibody makes it one of the sexiest phones we’ve seen and both cameras take absolutely stunning snaps.
Sony Xperia Z3 Another sequel to a game-changing phone delivers. The waterproof design and crystal clear display are great—but full integration with Sony’s PS4 for remote gameplay is hands down the coolest feature.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Samsung’s 4th generation note is living proof that the phablet trend is still alive. The 5.7” screen was given a big resolution boost from the last edition as well as a bump in power. The old generic outer was updated to a premium leather-look finish.
LG G3 LG has really been stepping up their smartphone game. LG’s QHD displays simply can’t be matched—and the newly improved interface has taken some design cues from Apple and Samsung for more fluid navigation.
One Plus One These guys are really shaking things up in the smartphone world. One Plus One has very feature and high-end touch you expect from competitors—but for half the price. $299 unlocked and free of contract. Sign us up!
Google Nexus 6 Google’s latest phone has the biggest display on this roundup. Basically a souped-up version of the Moto X, the new Nexus has loads of new features including Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 that will fuel your phone with 6 hours of juice in just 15 minutes.
Nokia Lumia 930 When it comes to Windows phones, this is the one to get. Again Nokia delivers with a 20MP camera, but that isn’t the only standout feature. A crisp display, bright aluminum casing, and impressive battery life are just a few on the list.