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If you’re an avid Android user and you’re looking to find the next Android phone to upgrade to, we can help. We’ve scouted the market, done our research and compared the best phones running on Android for 2015. Here’s a list to help you make a sound decision:
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung has hit gold when they created the Samsung Galaxy S6. Sporting an all-new sleek design, the latest Galaxy offering continues to be a star in the mobile phone industry. The phone runs n Android 5 featuring a 5.1-inch screen with super resolution and an impressive performance all in all.
HTC One M9
It’s not just something that has hit the jackpot. After the must talked about success of the HTC One M8, the brand followed it up with the HTC One M9. Though not as successful as the Galaxy S6, the phone can still hold its own. It features a 5-inch screen running on Android 5 featuring an impressive 20.7MP camera. With its sleek look, the phone is one of the best Androids around in terms of design.
Opting for a distinctive look, the LG G4 is a quick stand out for its design featuring a leatherback and a 5.5-inch screen. It’s running on Android 5.1. But the best part about the new LG G4 is undeniably is camera. It features a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Catering to customers who prefer a more compact handset than the larger phablet-sized options, Sony has the best Android phone for you. It’s the Xperia Z3 but the compact version. The phone features a 4.6-inch screen running on Android 5. Though smaller in size, the handy phone is packed with features that you’ll just love as an Android user.
Google Nexus 6
Not to be left behind, Google also has its best Android offering called the Nexus 6. Of the options in the list, this one has the biggest screen at 5.96-inch. It runs on Android 5 featuring a set of impressive features that promise better performance all in all.
Finding the right phone is more than just choosing the brand or model. It’s more than Apple versus Samsung or compact versus phablet. If you’re applying for a phone contract and you don’t want to get bled out financially by your carrier, it pays to do some research. There are different ways major carriers can gouge us. Knowing these ways can help you make a better decision. Below are some of them.
Text Messages Cost
Did you know that your text messages may have a markup of 6,500% or more? You may think that opting for the unlimited text plan may save you money but that isn’t always the case for everyone. In fact, you may be better off choosing the limited plan then downloading apps that let you send free text messages. Yes, it’s less convenient but a bit of planning is all you need to save some extra cash.
Long contract terms
Most carriers have long contract terms. The typical option in the UK is 24 months. Some may offer up to 36 months. When you’re hooked to a lengthy contract, there are hefty cancellation fees. If you applied for a high-end handset then it will be harder to switch to a new contract if you wanted to. Upgrading to a better contract may also entail associated fees. If you can apply for a cheaper phone then that may be a good ideal especially if you want to upgrade to a better phone soon.
Other than the monthly fee you’re paying for your phone contract, carriers make even more money by adding hidden fees and charges to your bill. In most cases, you may not even notice it unless you are diligently checking every detail of your phone contract bill. A few cents may not be much for now but it adds up over time. To ensure that you’re not getting bled out with hidden fees, take time to read the small print.
If you’re thinking of using your phone’s tethering feature, you might want to think twice about it first. They may be additional fee if you’re going to use mobile data on your laptop and other mobile devices. You may download apps that allow third party tethering but you still need to be careful in any case.
If you’re the type who always travels abroad, checking your carrier’s roaming fees is very important. If you’ve ever read news of people racking up bills in the tune of several sterling pounds, you’d better pay attention. Call customer service or read the fine print and ask about these fees to avoid a hefty phone bill.