Some top-selling smartphones for 2015 include the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6S. These high-end smartphones receive strong reviews from critics and are also popular with consumers.
Released in April 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the top smartphones of 2015, racking up strong sales and winning rave reviews from critics. The phone sold more than the previous generation Galaxy S5, though not enough to break the record of 10 million sold by the Galaxy S4 in a similar time frame. Critics praise the S6’s durable construction, improved fingerprint reader and updated operating system, while criticizing its non-replaceable battery, lack of expandable memory and a design that is strikingly similar to Apple’s iPhone 6.
Apple’s iPhone 6S is the Galaxy S6’s main competition, and the phone was a major hit with consumers, selling 13 million units during the first week of its release in September 2015. Chief among the iPhone 6S’s benefits is its improved speed, including a faster processor and faster wireless speeds. The device also boasts improved front and rear cameras, a sturdier design and an innovative pressure-sensitive touch screen, which offers new interface shortcuts. Reviewers criticize the phone’s battery life, which is not improved from the earlier iPhone 6, and the standard 16-gigabytes storage, which they consider too small.