Which Top Android Phone Should You Buy? A Quick and Painless Comparison

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Choosing the right smartphone is arguably one of the most important decisions a person can make. It’s a personal device that keeps you connected throughout the day. Things like how long the battery lasts, what size the device and it’s screen are, how bright and clear that screen is, how fast the device works and what type of cameras it has all matter. If you’re looking for the best Android phone for you, you’ve come to the right place.

The phones we’ve listed here are top-of-the-line, flagship type phones that are meant to be the-best-of-the-best. It’s the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs the LG G4 vs the HTC One M9 vs the Huawei P8 vs the Motorola Nexus 6. We’ve done our best to make comparing the specs of each of these phones against their competitors as easy as possible by ordering them best to worst in a number of categories like screen size and display sharpness, cameras, processors, battery and Android version. We’ve also added some simple takeaways in each category to help you make the best possible purchasing decision. Enjoy!

Also read: The 5 Best Android Phones You Can Buy NOW (2015)

Looks

Just speaking for the team here at DailyTekk, we like the looks of the Huawei P8 the best, followed by the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Screen Size / Display Sharpness

If you want a big Android phone consider the Nexus 6—at almost 6″ it’s an absolutely massive phablet. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a smaller Android phone that fits nicely in your pocket consider the HTC One M9 or the Galaxy S6 Edge—both feature screens that are almost an entire inch smaller than the Nexus 6. If you want a really nice sharp and bright screen, consider the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or the LG G4, both of which Quad HD displays.

Android phones ranked by screen size:

  1. Motorola Nexus 6: 5.96″ screen
  2. LG G4: 5.5″ screen
  3. Huawei P8: 5.2’’ screen
  4. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: 5.1″ screen
  5. HTC One M9: 5″ screen

Android phones ranked by display sharpness:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440, 577 PPI
  2. LG G4: 5.5″ Quad HD IPS Quantum display, 2560 x 1440, 538 PPI
  3. Motorola Nexus 6: 5.96″ AMOLED 1440 x 2560, 493 PPI
  4. HTC One M9: 5″ 1080p (1920 x 1080), 441 PPI
  5. Huawei P8: 5.2’’ FHD display, 1080p (1920 x 1080), 424 PPI

Cameras

If you want an Android phone with the best possible main camera for excellent photos and videos you’ve got to consider the HTC One M9—it’s got 4 more megapixels than it’s nearest competitors. If you’re more into selfies, on the other hand, consider the LG G4 or the Huawei P8 which both have 8 megapixel front facing shooters.

Android phones ranked by rear (main) camera (if a tie, then ranked by front camera):

  1. HTC One M9: Rear 20MP
  2. LG G4: Rear 16MP
  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Rear 16MP
  4. Huawei P8: Rear 13MP
  5. Motorola Nexus 6: Rear 13MP

Android phones ranked by front (selfie) camera (if a tie, then ranked by rear camera):

  1. LG G4: Front 8MP
  2. Huawei P8: Front 8MP
  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Front 5MP
  4. HTC One M9: Front 4MP
  5. Motorola Nexus 6: Front 2MP

Processor

Speed does matter when it comes to launching and using mobile apps so if you want the fastest Android phone in this lineup you need to look at the Nexus 6.

Android phones ranked by GHz:

  1. Motorola Nexus 6: 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with quad-core CPU (APQ 8084-AB), Adreno 420 GPU
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: 2.1GHz, 1.5GHz; Octa-Core
  3. LG G4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with X10 LTE , 1.8GHz 64-bit Hexa-Core CPU
  4. HTC One M9: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, octa core 64-bit, 4 x 2.0GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz
  5. Huawei P8: Hisilicon Kirin 930, 8-core 64bit, 2.0GHz

Battery Size

Once again killing it in the specs department, the Nexus 6 has the largest battery capacity of the bunch.

Android phones ranked by mAh:

  1. Motorola Nexus 6: 3220 mAh
  2. LG G4: 3,000 mAh
  3. HTC One M9: 2840 mAh
  4. Huawei P8: 2680mAh
  5. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: 2600 mAh

Operating System (OS)

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Android 5.0, Lollipop
  • LG G4: Android 5.1, Lollipop
  • HTC One M9: Android with HTC Sense
  • Motorola Nexus 6: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Huawei P8: Android 5.0 Lollipop

Conlusions

If you want something that looks different get the Galaxy S6 Edge. If you want something with killer internal power get the Nexus 6. If you want a superior camera get the HTC One M9. If you want an extra large screen the Nexus six is your phablet. If you want the sharpest, most colorful screen you should grab the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Hope this helps. What are your thoughts?

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