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The best Android phones of 2015

There are many things that you’ll want to take into consideration when buying a new phone, but one of the biggest is price. Most newer devices will run you quite a bit, but if you’re riding a two-year contract — or just happen to find the right deal — you can snag one of our top picks at a great price. Even if you’re on a budget, you still have some great options for a new phone. If you’re really in a crunch, you can also go with an older phone instead of the latest tech. This will save you some cash and still get you a great device.

Display

Displays on smartphones are all across the board these days, and what size you get really depends on just what you’ll be using your phone for. People that like gaming or watching videos may want to go for a large screen, while those that are just using social networks and email may not need one quite as big.

You’ll also want to consider things like contrast, saturation, and screen brightness. Some screens may look great to you but not to others — and vice versa — so it’s always best to take a look at a few for comparison to see which fits you best. There are different types of display technologies like IPS-LCD and AMOLED as well that will affect a display’s appearance both indoors and out.

Software

If you're here looking for the best "Android" phone then you know each of these phones is running on the same basic system — right now, either Android 5.1 Lollipop or 6.0 Marshmallow. Being on a newer version of Android is always better, but it's also important to make note of the customizations each manufacturer make to Android.

Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc. all make varying amounts of changes to Android, each trying to add more value to differentiate the phone from the group. This may be as simple as a suite of manufacturer apps and a few visual tweaks, all the way up to a complete redesign of the interface, animations and stock apps.

It can be hard to determine which manufacturer adaptation of Android is right for you, so be sure to check out the phone in person if possible or at least see the software selling points listed by the company to get a feel for it.

Battery

Perhaps the single most important feature to consider when buying a new smartphone is battery life. The battery is the heart of your phone when on the go, so 99 percent of the time bigger is always better, though it does mean heavier phones and longer charging times (though quick-charging technology has helped with that).

Everyone will use their phone in different ways, so you’ll have to take into account how you will be using your phone to know just how much battery you’ll be able to squeak out in a day. Watching videos, streaming music, or playing games all use a lot of battery, while web browsing and sending emails won’t have the same immediate effect on battery life.

Batteries are measured in milliampere-hour (mAh) and the higher the number, the bigger the battery. Most newer devices will make it through a day of casual use, but heavy users many run short if they don’t find the time to top-off throughout the day. There are plenty of things you can do to prolong your battery life as well — turning down the screen brightness, disabling features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use, or just limiting your overall usage time. Charging up when you can doesn’t hurt either. We’ve got plenty more battery-saving tips which should help regardless of which phone you end up buying.

Camera

It used to be that we used a standalone camera for taking photos, but as technology evolves, more and more people are using their smartphone camera as their full-time camera. If you’re one of these people, you’ll want to make sure that the camera in your device is up to the challenge so you get the best shots no matter what the situation may be.

Most phones will have a rear and front camera, the later being used for “selfies” or things like video chat — meaning the rear stats are what really matter in the long run. Most decent smartphone cameras come in at at least 8MP, with some devices sporting cameras of 13MP, 16MP or more. The camera software on the device can also play a big part in just how good your photos look as well. Take a gander at our photography hints to take some really great snaps with your phone.

The bottom line

This is by no means a conclusive ranking of all Android phones — these are what we consider the best best. Certainly, they're often on the more expensive side, but you'll get what you're paying for. High-end specs and experiences come with high-end prices.

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