6 Best-Looking Smartphones of 2015
The end of 2015 is fast approaching and just like before, we try to round up some of the best of what the year had to offer in the tech scene. For this article we compile the best-looking smartphones in terms of physique and build quality, regardless of their specs and performances.
ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe
Being the top-tier variant in the wide selection of Zenfones, the Deluxe features tessellated triangles on its back cover that show off a crystalline look. This variation in angles makes it possible for the panel to somewhat change in the shade of color depending on how the light strikes them. We’ve had it during the review and people we’ve come across couldn’t help but ask about it — definitely an eye-catcher!
Say what you want about BlackBerry only trying to make an attempt for a comeback but the PRIV is a looker in our book. Having its rear panel made out of a material similar to carbon fiber, it has a matte finish that repels fingerprints away — maintaining its neat composure.
Plus, its unassuming design with all black color and hints of silver make it perfect for business use — an established BlackBerry trademark. We’ve had the chance of having a hands-on experience with it and you may check out our first impressions by following the link.
Huawei Mate S
Huawei carried out the same design from the Mate S series and incorporated some details from the Huawei P8 as well. It’s like they combined the best features of the P8 and the Mate 7 to create the Mate S, with the front looking like the P8 and the rear reminding us of the Mate 7.
It’s made up of a single, solid aluminum alloy body with downward sloping edges that make the handset appear quite thin — maxing out at 7.2mm. It has an edge-to-edge display which always appears favorable. If you look closely, you’d notice that the edges were intricately designed to have a hint of a curve just before the metal body starts. Gone are the days when secondary player devices don’t concentrate on the looks. Check out our review through the link.
LG’s current flagship device that followed the G4 is looking sharp in every angle. Starting from the very prominent back, it has a textured, silicone-based material laid out for added grip but also gives off a unique presence for onlookers when placed on a table, for example. The sides have been equipped with solid stainless steel that presents itself as sturdy pillars acting as the frame for the device.
It has a tall body but compensates for it by being really slender so it still doesn’t look bulky. Click on the link for the full review.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung is one of the first smartphones to venture into the curved display scene and with the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the South Korean giant proved that they can produce a smartphone with great performance and a killer design.
It has a 5.7-inch display that curves outward on both sides, and is encased in a premium metal chassis. This makes it look like the phone houses a floating screen once held and used. In addition, the front and back panels of the handset is reinforced by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 to protect the display from scratches and even drops. We have the full review through the link.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
We’ve always been a fan of the Xperia’s overall form factor. It may be boxy, but it’s evident that high-class materials were used. The same goes for the top-of-the-line Z5 Premium with its entirety covered with a reflective metal available in more than one color.
It has a unibody design that goes well with its cornered edges and although it basically looks the same as other high-end Xperias, you’d definitely know that you’re looking at the Premium when you see it from afar. We have our first impressions during our short time at its launch.
We’d also like to give a shoutout to some smartphones that didn’t make the list but also didn’t fall short in possessing an aethetically-pleasing form factor:
That rounds up our list for best-looking devices for this year. What are yours? Feel free to share them down at the comments section below.