It seems like every year a new smartphone is coming to the market, boasting unprecedented features and designs. If you're looking to upgrade, it’s important to research multiple types of smartphones before actually making a purchase, because you never know what new models are out there. Below are three of the coolest smartphones of 2015 that you should consider.
2015 Moto X
The first phone on the list is the 2015 Moto X. What makes this phone so special? Well, first of all it has massive customization. The back of the phone can be anything from wood to leather. You can also customize the frame, front, and accent for the camera, and engraving is also an option for the phone's exterior. The outside of the MotoX isn't all you can personalize--the greeting that appears when you turn the phone on is also changeable.
The size of the Moto X might seem cumbersome, but its 5.7-inch display allows you to watch videos with 1440p Quad HD quality. The large screen may drain the battery faster than other models, but the phone gives you 10 hours of battery life in as little as 15 minutes of charging. This makes it the perfect choice for people who only have a few minutes to charge their phones. With 21MP, the camera is top rated, capturing quality images without issues. The processor is a snapdragon 808, which is much faster than many phones on the market. One of the most attractive features about this phone is the fact that it costs less than a Samsung Galaxy or an iPhone, at $399.
Sony Xperia Z5
The second phone on the list is a Sony Xperia Z5. At the time of this article, it’s stated to come out in the fall of 2015, but it's well worth the wait. This phone's screen size is 5.2 inches, which is about 428 pixels-per-inch. The Xperia Z5 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and the processor is Qualcomm snapdragon 810. One of the most valuable aspects of this phone is that it comes with 3GB of RAM, so there’s no worry about lagging while using apps or browsing the internet.
The camera on the Sony Xperia Z5 is a little bit better than the Moto X, with 23MP for the back camera. The phone also allows for 4k video capture and features a 24mm wide-angle lens for larger shots. The Xperia Z5 Premium option has both 32GB of memory and a slot for an additional 200GB external microSD card. If you weren't sold on the Xperia Z5 yet, it's also shatterproof. For other disasters, you’ll be happy to know that it’s also waterproof.
The last phone on the list is Google’s Project Ara, but it’s certainly one of the coolest. This is another device that isn’t available to the public as of the writing of this article, but a limited number will be distributed in 2015. Project Ara's most talked-about feature is swappable components. This offers wild customization of the smartphone's storage, batteries, or RAM. Google states that the company's goal is that when a new feature comes out, such as a new processor or camera, it will be available to swap out. The phone's anticipated selling price is also an astounding $50, and with a projected lifetime of five to six years, this phone is a must-have for frugal phone buyers. There’s no need to update your phone every year!