Holiday gift guide 2015 - smartphones


Hard to believe, but it is December already, which means the time for Christmas carols, warm dinners, and expensive gifts approaches fast! On a slightly less consumerist note, the holiday season is absolutely one of the year's most joyful times – we get to share meals, have fun, exchange gifts and celebrate with loved ones!

Picking the right gift, though, can pose as quite the challenge, no matter how well you happen to know the person receiving them! But don't you worry, friend! As always, we at PhoneArena are here to help you choose the absolute best smartphone gift across the three price ranges most commonly targeted by smartphone makers and users.

For this year's holiday smartphone shopping guide, we're going with a number of phones in each of the three categories – handsets priced up to $300, between $300 and $600, and over $600 (we hear your wallet flinching in despair!). These smartphones have been selected with the US market in mind, thus we have included links that take you straight to Amazin. Then again, most of the offerings here are available internationally, so don't feel discouraged! We'll also tell you everything you need to know to make an informed purchase, and not one made of pure excitement.

So, which phone are you buying for a family member or significant other? Which would you love to receive as a gift? Do let us know in the comments!



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17 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

S6edge is a good deal!

5. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Lg g3 - 250$ A5 - 298$ Crazy...

11. Rafishant

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

No, it isn't. It had a great black Friday deal on ebay for only $489.

2. crm_bstind

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 27, 2015

S6 , Nexus FTW

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

No Note 5?

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 726; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Sure had me lost.

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The S6 Edge + instead of the Note 5? Huh?

8. Rafishant

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I couldn't find the Moto X Pure deal. The link directs me to the Moto X 2014?

13. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

The link is fixed now. Sorry about that!

9. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Where is LG G Flex 2 that can be ordered just for 250 USD?

10. Rafishant

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

It is $189 eBay

12. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Galaxy Alpha is way better than the A5.

15. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Eh. I'd just wait for second gen A5.

14. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

I just got my holiday gift. Note 5 64GB in Gold

16. charlesxph

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

Uhh, there's no $150 and below category?

17. TPenn

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

I just bought Z5 Premium for just $693 on Amazon

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