The major mobile phone struggles 2015 discharged. Samsung and Apple make the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test the strongest smartphone. How Sony, LG, Huawei, HTC, Nokia, Microsoft, Motorola, OnePlus & Co. cut, can be found here.
DIE important innovations for this year vying for the favor of long buyers. A trend: There is hardly a model dares itself on the market. Often there is a XL version and rarely a mini-branch. The most exciting – and according to the test table best – Duos come from Samsung and Apple. But who says that iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus make their predecessors in every respect in the shadows, you’re wrong. In some disciplines have the “old” iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 even in the lead. Although Apple succeeds, what the competition has tried in vain a year namely the iPhone 6 Plus from the podium of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS leader board to drive, but it is enough for the top at the end not yet.
Samsung with dual leadership
Samsung defended place 1 and 2 with the Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6. Only then Apple comes with the iPhone 6S Plus. Place 4 share the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy S6 + Edge. The following courts make Samsung and Apple among themselves: Galaxy Note4, Galaxy Note Edge, iPhone 6S that creates it with 8th place among the top ten. Here are two that remain relaxed even with rain: With the same note as the new iPhone itself petitioner the old Galaxy S5 far forward. Sony Xperia Z5 prevents a pure Samsung Apple top 10 show and will slide just ahead of his predecessor Xperia Z3 +. Even the smaller Xperia Z5 Compact wins in the top 20. Other interesting additions such as the Huawei Mate S and affordable alternative Honor 7 Find them in the rankings in the photo gallery.
First-class second row
Top models such as LG G4, HTC One M9 and the curvy LG G Flex 2 looking forward to no avail. The competition is so great that Huawei neither with the P8 Lite even with the more expensive Huawei P8 lands in the Top 20th In addition, the Chinese make their Mate S with hardly worse but much cheaper Honor 7 even competition and Google gets for his current Nexus couples Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X two producers on board. Unofficially, there is a quasi-Nexus-6-successor, namely Motorola Moto X style, along with a small model called Moto X Play. Good news: No cell phone is really bad, all are at least adequate and the prices start at 100 euros. One of the best mobile phones is the Nokia Lumia 535,however, the previous device’s Lumia 630 cheaper and slightly better equipped. All smartphones tested according to the current procedure can be found in the overview “The best smartphones”.
Tried for you: practice tests and hands-ons
The test criteria are the same for all devices. Although the final score alone does not say much about qualities such as perseverance and photo quality, but it shows a clear and comparable, as well is the total package. However, the editors reach more smartphones, as the laboratory can completely test or we get prototypes into the hands, for which there can be no final Test score. A good overview of the performance offer the practice tests and hands-ons of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS editors without Test score, but in detail.
How big should the smart phone?
- To 4.6 inches: Such smartphones there are more and more rare. Samsung’s GalaxyA3, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia E3, Huawei Ascend Y550 and Motorola Moto G has displays of this size therefore, are among the handy models.
- At 5 inches: This size offers a compromise between widescreen and even handier to use. IPhone 6S and iPhone 6 are 4.7 inches just under 5 inches and thanks to the rounded housing well in hand. Devices such as Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z3, Motorola Moto X, Nokia Lumia 930 and HTC One M9 offer sharp full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels), S6 and S6 Edge even in QHD (2560×1440). But PPI bird sees the Sony Xperia Z5 premium from. Nevertheless: In everyday life, the small HD resolution (1280×720) is sufficient.
- At 6 inches (phablets): For web browsing, video watching or reading eBooks are XXL-smartphones like iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge,Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge +, Xperia Z5 premium, Nokia Lumia 1520 better suited.Typing in portrait mode works great, it reads more convenient. Only for calls and transport in the tight pants tablets are uncomfortable. In landscape mode, they are too wide to type with both thumbs.
The mobile phone as a camera replacement?
In many smartphones plugged the same technique, but the photo quality usually reveals significant differences: The best in daylight offer surprisingly Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Motorola Moto X Play. This is followed by the Moto X style and only then the Nokia Lumia 930, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6. Among all light conditions also translated Huawei P8 and the Honor 7 well staged. P8 and Nexus 5X are the top tips for Selfie fans.
Who can the longest?
When measuring the battery life is the Galaxy Note 3 Neo with more than 18 hours (hrs.) In peak of uses – it follow YotaPhone 2 (16.7 hr.), Xiaomi Mi4 (15.4 hr.), Lumia 1520 (15, 3 hrs.), iPhone 6 Plus (14.9 hr.). Detailed readings, see the article: “The smart phones and mobile phones with the best battery life”.
The test table is constantly changing, not only in terms of candidates. While LTE was exotic and expensive at launch, it has now evolved into a standard for mobile data transmission. In UMTS some surfers begin to mosern, with the lame GPRS nobody goes more into the internet. In the WLAN g standard is the minimum requirement, ac-Fi entitlement to a modern device. Derlei changes affect the test scores. That’s why it always comes to adjustments in the hundredth range and even to change position. It all changes in the measurement or the weighting for all phones apply. Middle-class devices are better than ever – they beat in some respects even the top models. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has currently the most important smartphones for a revised test methods evaluated.
Device not it? Hundreds of other mobile phone testing!
Technical development makes it necessary to convert the test procedure from time to time. Several hundred mobile phones were already shooed through laboratory. An overview of the recently detached test method provides the following photo gallery.