The top five smartphones of 2015 include the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple iPhone 6 and LG G3, according to CNET. These are considered the top-rated smartphones as a result of cutting-edge innovation, functionality, design, battery life and performance.
As of 2015, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 prevails as one of the best smartphones on the market, according to CNET. The Note 4 has a large, high-resolution display that has earned the device the "phablet" name. Users find the stylus and quick charge feature convenient and valuable additions. This device also incorporates a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization that makes it easy to snap outdoor pictures.
The iPhone 6 Plus has become the No. 1 competitor of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This device runs iOS 8.1, which users find innovative and functional. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts a 5.5-inch, high-resolution screen and improved battery life.
One of the only smartphones not created by Apple or Samsung on the CNET top-rated smartphone list is the LG G3. This mobile device features a sharp display, removable battery, quad-core processor and microSD card slot. Users find the curved design visually appealing and comfortable to hold.