Best smartphones of CES 2015: PhoneArena Awards

Seriously, guys, could there be a better way to start 2015 than with a massive and colorful expo like CES? As expected, it was an event worthy of attending as it brought us, and geeks all over the world, plenty of excitement. We had the opportunity to see and try dozens of gadgets and gizmos, including a variety of new smartphones from major and not-so-major manufacturers, including LG, HTC, Asus, Lenovo, Yota, Blu, and ZTE. And sure enough, some of these smartphones stood out more than others.

LG G Flex 2

Without a doubt, the LG G Flex 2 was the best smartphone we had the chance to check out at this year's CES. And that's not only because its Snapdragon 810 SoC makes it one of the fastest Android smartphone announced so far (in terms of raw power, that is). Simply put, the G Flex 2 is an innovative device; it reinforces the idea that smartphones don't necessarily have to conform to the same flat form factor. And that flexible curve is not there just for looks and bragging rights. It reduces screen reflection and makes the handset less prone to damage when dropped. On top of that, who wouldn't want the G Flex 2's self-healing back to become a standard feature on flagship smartphones?

Asus ZenFone 2

A year after delivering its first batch of ZenFones, Asus announced its ZenFone 2 – an inexpensive smartphone striking an excellent value-for-money ratio. To highlight a few of its key characteristics, the handset sports a 5.5-inch 1080 by 1920-pixel display, a 13MP camera with a dual-tone LED flash, up to 64GB of storage, 3000mAh battery with rapid charging, and the latest Atom Z35x0 SoC by Intel. All of this can be yours for about $200 when the handset is released, which is anything but a bad deal. Oh, and did we mention that the ZenFone 2 is the first Android handset to come with 4GB of RAM? This high-spec model, however, will carry a higher price tag.

Lenovo P90

The Lenovo P90 is not the most powerful phone ever made. It is not the best-looking either. But for its off-contract price of $370, it brings tons of goodies to the table, including a 5.5-inch 1080 by 1920-pixel display, 13MP main camera with optical image stabilization, 32GB of built-in storage, and a whopping 4000mAh battery that can last you through several days of moderate usage. Plus, you get Intel's newest 64-bit Atom silicon, which uses the 5-mode XMM 7262 modem capable of LTE-Advanced connectivity in global markets. This makes it an excellent offering for anyone in need of an inexpensive Android smartphone that delivers the goods. The Lenovo P90 is expected to launch in February.



1. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

where is apple, lol. you never see them in ces. lol

3. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

apple likes to do shows alone so they can push how 'amazing and wonderful " they are without people seeing better consumer electronics around.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

What a great post! That's exactly part of their manipulation system! +1

20. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Okay, so good marketing is manipulation now, I guess. So when you go on a date with someone, I'm sure you'd rather bring a bunch of other dudes along too so you can't be accused of brainwashing, right?

22. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Well, to be honest marketing is manipulation^^ you try to make someone buy that device because he feels like he "needs" it...

25. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao great point, it's also kind of stupid in my opinion to promote a new device when the iphone 6 came out a few months back

33. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

So are you saying your date (woman) shouldn't wear makeup because she is marketing something that isn't true and is manipulating you into thinking that she really looks like that?

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I hate the post, as CES is about the fandroids not about the all mighty Apple

6. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

and they manage to hunt and brainwash users by old technoldgy lol. and users and fans still love apple,.. what is this coming to...

9. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

but still apple fans users ignore this

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Seriously? Troll.

12. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

yeah. seriously you are trolling. how was that a troll post

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Why the hell would you even mention Apple knowing damn well they never display anything at CES? Arte go get banned again.

21. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

reread the post where is apple, it dosent say hahaha apple is not at ces, patent troll company thats a hate post , not a troll post hating something is not trolling

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Read comment #1 and tell me how stupid you look. I'll wait. PA ban this fool.

2. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

ok i want the Flexy thing now.

7. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I really liked the zenfone zoom. I might actually consider a purchase if any of these become available stateside, pending a full review of the Atom processor's picture processing performance (most say snapdragon is better)

36. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Its not so bad if we consider the price tag. z3580's cpu performs a little better than the SD805, while the gpu performance is somewhere in between SD801 & SD 805; though we dont know the real world performance yet ....

8. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Those phones can not compete against the IPhones ..

10. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

you mean iToys

13. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

They wont. Because its not worth to compete with someone who actually doesnt wanna compete with others ....

16. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Are you the real Tim Cook? If you are, suck it!

23. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No phone can compete with iPhone. Game is over.....

29. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The current crop already do compete with the iPhone, and in some cases exceed it.

30. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

That's because rape is illegal. IPhone will have to play with the other kids who can only focus on one thing at a time.

11. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG Congratulations!

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm confused about the pricing on the Asus ZenFone 2 "All of this can be yours for about $200 when the handset is released, which is anything but a bad deal." How is $200 a bad deal for a phone that packs with high end spec?

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

Anything but a bad deal means it's an awesome deal. Pay attention to the English.

17. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

No it doesn't mean that it's an awesome deal. It's just not a bad deal that's all.

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

It means it's definitely not a bad deal which means it's a good deal. If they meant to say that it's not a bad deal, they'd write that simply.

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