The second place goes to the Moto X 2014. Like the iPhone the compromises it makes are very little. It has a high-quality build and the real selling point of the device is the super customisable design. Most phones today are either black or white but the Moto X can be anything you want it to be. The front is either black or white but the back can be any of the available colors, each one holding a different texture. There is also an option for wood or leather backs if you are not okay with the plastic. When you get over the design, the Moto X also has a gorgeous 5.2 inch Full HD display. It is an AMOLED display and it is slightly oversaturated but it is far better from the worse I’ve seen. It runs an almost stock version of Android with a few useful features like the always on notifications and the ability to name my phone. But the camera like the original Moto X is frustratingly inconsistent and the battery life like the iPhone is not so great, but with this phone you might struggle to get it even through a day. But if you can get past the triad off’s the Moto X is the best Android device out there.
But what if you want a device with a great battery a life and a killer build quality? That’s where the Htc One M8 steps in. The Htc One M8 to describe in a single word is “Gorgeous”. It has a 5 inch Full HD display which delivers accurate colors unlike other Android flagships. The high point of the device other than the looks is the Boom Sound speakers. Its is amazing. It is still the best speaker available in a smartphone. If all you care about in a phone is the speakers and a way it feels in our hands, its your best choice or even the One M9 with more enhanced speakers which is just around the corner to go on sale should be your choice. But my only reservation to suggest this phone over any other phone is the camera. It is a 4 Ultra-pixel camera which is supposedly to have great low-light performance and it has. But at other times, In anything but the most ideal situations the pictures come out good but most of the time, the pictures aren’t what I want them to be.
The LG G3 is a different kind of hardware with almost no bezel but the beautiful 5.5 inch Quad HD display right in front of your face. Unlike other IPS displays the colors are vivid and punchy but at times they look completely washed out and the phone gets heated up pretty quickly. The battery life is also not so good and the phone is entirely made of plastic and doesn’t feel high-end like the One M8 or the iPhone 6.
A lotta people love huge phones and there are a million reasons to love them, like the Galaxy Note series and the iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung invented this lineup and is still the king. Infact their devices are the only ones which take advantage of that large display. You may hate Touchwiz but if you want a large device that takes full advantage of that huge display get the Galaxy Note 4 or the Note Edge. But if you care about the simplicity and doesn’t mind about sacrificing a little functionality buy the iPhone 6 Plus. If I wanted to buy a big phone, Note 4 would easily have my money.
Windows phones are getting better every day but doesn’t matter, wether its the Lumia 930 or the Lumia 1520 what they offer is less important than what they are missing and if you want a Blackberry (only if you desperately need a physical keyboard) buy the Blackberry Passport. It may look weird but it is the best Blackberry that has come out in a while. But I wouldn’t prefer buying a Blackberry or a Windows phone at this time, Maybe a little later
But with all the phones out there and the compromises they come with, the iPhone 6 is the best thing you can get right now (maybe until the next iPhone). It is by no means perfect but it is the BEST thing out there.