CNET magazine considers the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone to be the top cell phones of 2015. These two companies had four models in the top five between them. The LG also received high marks.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was commended for its high-resolution screen, convenient stylus and quick charging battery. However, its indoor photos were not as sharp as outdoor shots. Samsung's Galaxy S5 was called a superior super phone with a bright display and quad-core processor, but received negative reviews for its confusing fingerprint scanner.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus received top grades for its longer lasting battery and bright, high-contrast screen. The phone worked well during low-light photography. Negatives include the bigger size and problems with some apps. The Apple iPhone 6 was positively noted for its screen brilliance and improved wireless speeds, although battery life was considered average.