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Published on May 8th, 2015 | by Guest


10 best camera smartphones of 2015

Point-and-shoot cameras have quickly been shifted to the ancient category by camera smartphones. They’re sleeker, more stylish, more functional and of course, multi-purpose. If you’re planning to buy a brand new camera smartphone this year, you should definitely consider our list of 2015’s best ones.


  1. Samsung Galaxy S6


Probably the best from Samsung so far, the Galaxy S6’s specifications and killer looks make this smartphone worth the cost!

Camera Specs:

  • 16 MP rear camera with infrared sensor
  • Optical image stabilization helps deliver very sharp photos in dim lighting
  • 5-MP front camera


  • Way better specs than the S5
  • Looks to die for with a glass and metal body with matte finish
  • Improved fingerprint reader


  • Non-expandable storage
  • Non-removable battery
  • Battery life could be better
  • Back is extremely reflective

Price: Available on Amazon for $199.99.


  1. Apple iPhone 6 Plus


Must have for all die-hard iPhone fans, the iPhone 6 Plus should also be the best choice for those who want to own luxury. A perfect fit for big pockets with big budgets!

Camera Specs:

  • 8 MP rear camera
  • Improved sensor with an aperture of f/2.2
  • Improved low-light photography owing to optical image stabilization


  • Good battery life (Talk time of 1440 minutes)
  • High contrast 5.5-inch bright screen


  • Nothing majorly new in the design
  • Not for every pocket

Price: Available on Amazon for $669.00.


  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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If you enjoy working on a really fast phone with a big screen accompanied by an excellent stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 makes for a great choice.

Camera Specs:

  • 16 MP rear camera
  • Outdoor shots turn out better than indoor shots
  • Optical image stabilization makes for great photos
  • 3.7 MP front camera


  • 5.7-inch high-resolution screen
  • Quick charging battery


  • Slightly on the costlier edge as compared to other phablets
  • Only worth the money if you love using the stylus – every day!

Price: Available on Amazon for $229.00.


  1. HTC Desire Eye

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Probably the best selfie camera of 2015, the HTC Desire eye is fit for people who love sharing their selfies.

Camera Specs:

  • 13 MP rear camera
  • Extremely sharp front camera
  • Vibrant, clear photos, specially in bright light


  • Highly efficient performance
  • Amazing speakers


  • Auto-focus is not-too-great
  • Battery life is below average

Price: Available on Amazon for $399.49.


  1. Sony Xperia Z2


All in one power-packed bundle! Be it the body or the performance, this phone has everything you’d expect from a winner. But there’s a price for it!

Camera Specs:

  • Whopping 20.7 MP camera, however, shooting in some modes is good only at 8MP
  • Crisp, clear pictures in bright light
  • Lots of creative shooting modes


  • 5.2-inch high-resolution display
  • Beautiful design
  • Waterproof


  • Not for every pocket
  • Resolution takes a toss at full automatic mode
  • Required auto-focus adjustments spoil video shooting

Price: Available on Amazon for $384.99.


  1. Google Nexus 6


The largest Nexus phone yet this solid Android handset is probably the best version of the Google Nexus series. However, it stands a little behind Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in performance and some other features.

Camera Specs:

  • 13 MP rear camera
  • Brings out colors and shades in outdoor pictures beautifully
  • 2 MP front camera


  • 5.96-inch sharp, expansive display
  • Snapdragon 805 processor
  • Good battery life


  • Heavier, wider body
  • The most expensive Nexus yet
  • Call volume goes low on speaker

Price: Available on Amazon for $600.39.


  1. LG G Flex 2


The G Flex 2 is a significant step ahead of G Flex with a screen and processor to die for. LG has finally launched a product that is bound to give its competitors a run for their money.

Camera Specs:

  • 13 MP rear camera
  • Fast, responsive shutter
  • Good zoom, sharp focus
  • 2.1 MP rear camera


  • 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • Snapdragon 810 processor
  • Scratch-resistant comfortable design


  • Slightly slow performance
  • Battery could be better

Price: Available on Amazon for $654.00.


  1. Nokia Lumia 830


The Lumia 830’s camera stands nowhere close to the Lumia 1020’s, but it still makes for an affordable great choice this year for Lumia fans.

Camera Specs:

  • 10 MP rear camera
  • Optical image stabilization and Zeiss optics
  • Qualifies under Nokia’s PureView banner


  • Great value for money
  • 5-inch screen with Nokia’s ClearBack filter
  • Good battery life
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor


  • No 1080p screen
  • Windows means less apps

Price: Available on Amazon for $271.95


  1. Huawei Honor 6 Plus


Great specs at an affordable price, the Honor 6 though not flawless, does make for a decent choice this year.

Camera Specs:

  • 13 MP rear camera
  • Good detail and color both indoor and outdoor
  • 5 MP front camera


  • 5-inch full HD bright display
  • Octa-core processor
  • Affordable


  • The look is somewhat cheap
  • Plastic feel

Price: Available on Amazon for $316.99.


  1. HTC One M9


Though it exhibits considerable improvements over the M8 in the software and speed areas, the M9 lags behind the Samsung Galaxy S6 in some areas.

Camera Specs:

  • Whopping 20 MP rear camera, though with a not so great camera software
  • Crisp clear close up photos
  • Vibrant, colorful daylight photos
  • 4 MP front camera


  • Attractive design with a sharp display
  • Responsive, customizable Sense 7 software
  • Expandable storage
  • Great speakers


  • Battery could be better
  • Overall image quality lower as compared to competitors

Price: Available on Amazon for $199.99.


To Sum it up

Do consider all the pros and cons of the top smartphones of 2015 before buying. After all, if you’re spending your hard earned money on it, the smartphone better be worth it!


Author Bio:

Jazz is a content writer and an avid photographer.  She loves to write on latest trends in Mobile technology, tips on photography, social media etc. Her company makes data recovery products and currently she is also doing research on photo recovery. Know more on photo recovery here

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