If you’re looking to buy a great Christmas or holiday gift for someone, a new smartphone could be one of the best presents you could get. The thing is, it’s kind of tricky to find the right phone for someone, so it’s best to talk them before you go ahead and spend $400+ on a phone.
Some people prefer iPhones, some prefer Samsung phones, so just try and drop a few hints here and there. But once you get a good idea of what kind of phone your giftee is looking for, we’ve got you covered here.
Check out the five best smartphones on the market:
Samsung Galaxy S6 (Unlocked GSM)
Description: In our opinion, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone on the market. Its camera is top-notch, the call quality is superb, and it features Samsung Pay which is without a doubt the best overall payment solution on the market.
- International 4G LTE Capable with 32GB storage
- Fingerprint Scanner and Wireless Charging Support
- QHD Super AMOLED 5.1” Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 16MP Main Camera with OIS and 5MP Front Camera
- Samsung U.S. Certified Factory Unlocked with U.S. Warranty (model: SM-G920TZKAXAR)
*Keep in mind that the version of the S6 cell phone linked on Amazon only works on GSM networks. It won’t work with VERIZON, SPRINT, NEXTEL, BOOST, VIRGIN, etc or all NON-GSM Carriers.*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus
Price: $1,319.99 | $942.00 (with Amazon Prime)
Description: At this point, you know enough about iPhones that we’re not going to sell you on them. But what we will suggest is going for the new 6S Plus, rather than the smaller 6S. The bigger screen is flat-out better.
- Comes with Easy to use iOS 9 with refinements at every level from the apps you see on your Home screen down to the foundation of the system
- Keep everything you love about iPhone up to date, secure, and accessible from any device with iCloud.
- With just a single press, 3D Touch lets you do more than ever before.
- The 12-megapixel iSight camera captures sharp, detailed photos. It takes 4K video, up to four times the resolution of 1080p HD video.
- iPhone 6s is powered by the custom-designed 64-bit A9 chip.- delivers 70% more CPU performance.
*Keep in mind that this version of the 6S cell phone linked on Amazon only works on GSM networks. It won’t work with VERIZON, SPRINT, NEXTEL, BOOST, VIRGIN, etc or all NON-GSM Carriers.*
HTC One A9
Price: $569.99 | $474.90
Description: If you or a friend are in the market for a new phone but don’t want to have an iPhone, do yourself a big favor and consider picking up an HTC One A9.
The phone boasts some incredible stats, comes with the incredible “Uh Oh Protection” insurance policy, and will rock any audio you want to listen to. Additionally, the camera is incredible.
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / AWS / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 /2600 (Bands: 2, 3 ,5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 29)
- 5.0-inch AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen w/ Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Android v6.0 (Marshmallow), Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617, Adreno 405 Graphics
- 13 Megapixel Camera (4128 x 3096 pixels) w/ optical image stabilization, Autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) Flash + Front-Facing 4 Megapixel Camera
- Internal Memory: 16GB, 2GB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 200GB
*Keep in mind that this version of the A9 cell phone linked on Amazon only works on GSM networks. It won’t work with VERIZON, SPRINT, NEXTEL, BOOST, VIRGIN, etc or all NON-GSM Carriers.*
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Unlocked GSM)
Price: $999.99 | $636.76
Description: If your giftee is a fan of Samsung products, they’re going to love the Galaxy Note 5. Featuring a stylus, a large screen, and some amazing features that you can only find on the Note 5–this phablet is fantastic.
- Display: 5.7 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio) – 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
- OS: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Internal Memory: 32GB, 4 GB RAM
- Camera: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, dual-video rec.
*Keep in mind that this version of the Note 5 cell phone linked on Amazon only works on GSM networks. It won’t work with VERIZON, SPRINT, NEXTEL, BOOST, VIRGIN, etc or all NON-GSM Carriers.*
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (Unlocked GSM)
Price: $959.99 | $648.98 (with Amazon Prime)
Description: We preferred the normal S6 over the S6 edge, but the new S6 edge+ is very, very nice. If you’re looking for something in a larger size that doesn’t need a stylus (i.e. the Note 5), you’re next best bet is the S6 edge+.
Featuring a big screen and some awesome capabilities, the S6 edge+ is a real stopper.
- 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 (Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12)
- 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen w/ Protective Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Internal Memory: 32GB, 4GB RAM
- Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop), Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-Core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 Processor, Chipset: Exynos 742, Mali-T760MP8 Graphics
- 16 Megapixel Camera (2988 x 5312 pixels) w/ Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, LED flash + Front-facing 5 Megapixel Camera, dual video call, HDR, dual-video rec.
*Keep in mind that this version of the S6 edge+ cell phone linked on Amazon only works on GSM networks. It won’t work with VERIZON, SPRINT, NEXTEL, BOOST, VIRGIN, etc or all NON-GSM Carriers.*