Pink obsession: five awesome smartphones available in pink
With Valentine's day just around the corner, you might want to check out these phones, as gifting one of them to your significant other is a valid way of declaring your love. Sure, smartphones are pricier than a box of candies or a dinner for two in a romantic setting, but if you need to score some bonus points, here's what you should be looking for.
The LG G4 was one of the hottest smartphones of 2015, and it's still a pretty good choice even at the moment. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any retailers offering the LG G4 pre-equipped with a pink back cover, meaning that you'll have to purchase one separately. We're seeing the official CPR-110.ACSPPK-Pink back cover for the LG G4 being offered by LG on its official US web store at 69.99, but other retailers such as Amazon have it at much lower prices.
Pink back covers aside, the LG G4 is a solid pick for smartphone photography enthusiasts and it also comes with a removable battery and a microSD card slot, two features that appear to have faded into obscurity in the premium segment of the smartphone market. On the downside, the LG G4 is just not as powerful as other flagship smartphones currently available in the US. For a much closer look at the device, check out our full LG G4 review.
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
One of the best things about the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition is that you can actually design your own by heading over to MotoMaker.com. While the phone isn't offered in a true pink version, you can go for the Raspberry Red soft grip back, which is quite close to your favorite color. Furthermore, you can also choose a true pink as the accent color. The pictures above show how this combination would work in practice.
As far the phone itself is concerned, we think that the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition was the 2015 smartphone that offered the best value for the money. It offers a microSD expansion slot, a near-stock Android experience with only minor customization, is water-resistant, and has the intriguing feature of an LED flash on the front. Furthermore, the 5.7-inch display is very bright, sharp, and color-accurate. On the downside, this is not the best-performing smartphone around, the battery life could have been improved, while the camera isn't well suited for low light situations.
HTC One M9
If you're looking for a pink metallic smartphone, then this special edition of the HTC One M9 could be of interest to you. The manufacturer has launched the pink version of the HTC One M9 to show support for breast cancer patients and has donated $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
When it launched the pink variant of the One M9 back in early October, HTC said that the phone will only be available by the end of the month. Interestingly, however, the handset is still available for purchase at a price of $649.00.
Overall, the HTC One M9 is a very snappy smartphone, offers a great sound experience, and displays a premium design. On the downside, the design is getting pretty old nowadays, the 20MP primary camera underperforms in low light situations, and the 5-inch 1080p display manifests inaccurate color reproduction. Check out all of the details by heading over to our HTC One M9 review.
Sony Xperia Z5
A couple of weeks ago, Sony announced that a "Dusty Pink" version of the Xperia Z5 is going to launch at some point in February. Now, the Sony Xperia Z5 will officially launch in the US on the 7th of February. However, at this point, it is unknown if the pink version will be officially offered in the US.
The Sony Xperia Z5 comes with a very nice design, a premium glass-and-metal sandwich build, a bright display, and offers loads of processing power. Unfortunately, the Android implementation isn't up to par with what's currently offered by other flagships, the camera doesn't perform very well, and the same thing goes for the stereo speakers. Check out our Sony Xperia Z5 review for much more details on Sony's current-generation flagship smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Yeah, so this one is impossible to purchase in the US through official channels, but we figured that it should be mentioned here as a benchmark for just how pink a smartphone can get. Samsung is currently selling a "Pink Gold" version of the Galaxy Note 5 in several markets around Asia.