Most underrated phones of 2015

What a year it’s been! We’re just about wrapping up 2015, and looking back, there was no shortage of top-tiered phones that crowded the upper echelon of the spectrum. From the obvious ground shakers in the space, like the latest iPhones and Galaxy smartphones, to the ones that didn’t generate as much buzz, we can certainly agree that they’ve all attempted to spark interest from consumers to some degree...
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5. chenski

Posts: 738; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Lg v10

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Zenfone 2 had some recognition... LG V10 is by FAR the v most underrated phone, at least at a flagship in 2015. I mean if you bought one early, you coulda got an extra battery pack + SD card man!

20. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Galaxy A8, Zenfone 2, Lumia 640.

35. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

A8 is really underrated!

42. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Galaxy A8 is overexpensive for a midranger It costs like former flagships from 2014 Why should any one buy it?

26. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

this!

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Can't say how glad I'm to see a Lumia on this list as Windows Phone OS equipped Smartphones are the most underrated phones in the world! But... Feel free to disagree.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The phones are good, but the ecosystem sucks. Nobody buys Windows phones because nobody makes apps for them, and nobody makes apps for Windows phones because nobody buys them.

19. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

There are many great app makers, and many great apps. No one buys them because they've heard that there are no apps, which isn't accurate.

24. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The real problem is that the apps that do exist see far less development time than their iOS/Android versions do, and tend to suffer for it. There's also the issue of more local or personal apps (like banking or local services) not being present.

36. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

You heard all these Not know all these

31. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

There are many apps in Windows phone, but there are some extremely important apps like Snapchat missing.

43. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

SnapChat is the last app you should worry about

38. riteshrkm

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

B't have u seen the apps??? dey are just the phone version of webpage. Check any good android or ios apps. Graphics and customisation used.

39. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

apps aren't always better than mobile webpages. Pizza Hut and Facebook's apps are good examples of how their apps actually are more buggy and/or have less features than the mobile site does.

44. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Nope, it isn't

11. mahima

Posts: 714; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

windows phone, i still used it beacause it was such a beautiful os, thank god i dont need much apps beyond whatsapp, outlook, etc and not depend on google ecosystem...the camera still amazes me

12. Amir1 unregistered

I say alcatel onetouch idol 3 5.5" is the best low cost phone but they are stupid for not offering a variant with band 3 lte which equals to no lte for many - total deal breaker.

13. Arthurhkt

Posts: 717; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I am amaze that they mention Lumia 640, which in my opinion truly is underrated, not only the price is quite reasonable compare to other competitor of it same categorie, it's performance are even on par with those Galaxy A5 or A7.

14. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

LG G Flex 2....

17. -whis-

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

it will be alot better if they dont rush releasing it with SD810 if only they use SD808 and releasing it at right price (but its price is dropped alot now :P)

15. -whis-

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

most underated phone? look at review section and u'll find lots of underated chinese smartphone.. but I guess the most underated is LG V10 and xperia Z5

23. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Blu is still considered a third rate company because they promise updates for their phones but don't deliver. That is even worst than simply never doing updates because the customer expects something they don't receive.

25. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

These are garbage phones... Xperia Z5 and One A9 are most underrated

27. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

I share the exact opposite feelings for One A-9

45. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

A9 is an overhyped overexpensive iPhone clone Doesn't worth more than 100$

28. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Huawei Honor 7.

29. ermayo93

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

The BLU Pure XL is a rebranded Gionee E8 Life. Made specifically for the Americas Market which is absolutely great. Phones like this have been mainly kept in the Eurasian market. Display is on a par with the Samsungs and LG's. Camera as well. Mediatek Helio X10 holds its own well. Though not exactly an Exynos or Snapdragon top-tier, benchmarks show it is one than can stand up there quite well. Hence the phenomenal pricepoint. Highly recommendable. Very low on bloat-ware which is another attraction as well as the QHD display and very fluid performance. Hope this helps everyone!

33. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Lots of underrated phones. For me: Galaxy J7/A7/A8 LG G Flex 2 Moto X Force (aka Droid Turbo 2) Sony Xperia Z5 Compact One Plus X Zenfone 2 Laser iPad mini 4 (I know, not a phone)

46. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

J7 isn't underrated It lacks too much for a midranger A8 is overexpensive A7 is expensive too

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