Top 6 most expensive mass-produced smartphones of 2015

Top 6 most expensive mass-produced smartphones of 2015
If you're rich and want to buy a super-expensive smartphone, you have plenty of options to choose from. However, these handsets that cost thousands of dollars (and sometimes even more) are not regular, mass-produced devices. They're limited edition models that only few are willing to buy. Still, there are also some mass-produced smartphones that are pretty expensive when bought off contract.

We've taken the time to look for the most expensive mass-produced smartphones introduced this year, and found 6 devices sold at prices that are definitely not accessible to many users out there. Check them out below, and note that this article is based on prices for the US market. Also, handsets are listed from the cheapest to the most expensive one, and we've only considered the models with the highest amount of internal memory available.


While other US carriers have priced the Galaxy Note5 64 GB at over $800 off contract, T-Mobile is only asking $779.99 for the handset, making it the cheapest expensive model on our list. As you may know, Samsung didn't introduce a 128 GB variant of the Note5, so 64 GB is its upper limit. Anyway, $779.99 gets you a high-end phablet that features the now famous Samsung S Pen stylus, plus stuff like a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display, an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and the best Samsung cameras thus far - all in a glass and metal body.



The Xperia Z5 Premium isn't available yet, but Sony will start selling it next month. The company already revealed that the Z5 Premium would cost €799 in Europe, which likely means the smartphone's price for the US will be around $800. Of course, we don't know if the Z5 Premium will be officially released Stateside (but we assume that it will). The Xperia Z5 Premium is the world's first smartphone with a 4K display (2160 x 3840 pixels), though most content will be displayed in 1080p. That aside, the handset offers an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a brand new 23 MP rear camera, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3430 mAh battery. Like all of Sony's recent high-end phones, the Z5 Premium is water-resistant.



You can get an iPhone 6s at a relatively decent price ($649), but that's if you can live with just 16 GB of non-expandable internal memory. If you want the top-of-the-line iPhone 6s - the 128 GB model - you'll have to pay $849. That's a lot of money for a handset with a 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixels display, but we mustn't forget the fact that specs aren't everything. The iPhone 6s is a very well made device that runs smoothly and offers unique features like 3D Touch, plus access to the iOS ecosystem.



Just like the Galaxy Note5, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ doesn't have a 128 GB variant. But the 64 GB model is quite expensive anyway: right now, you can't buy it for less than $859.99 off contract (that's if you're getting it from T-Mobile, because other carriers are asking even more). The Galaxy S6 edge+ shares many of its features with the Note5, the main differences being the fact that the former has a dual-curve screen (5.7 inches, Quad HD), and doesn't come with an S Pen Stylus.



Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge can cost more than the S6 edge+ (despite the fact that it's older and smaller), though that's only if we talk about its 128 GB variant. Right now, the cheapest Galaxy S6 edge 128 GB is offered by AT&T, which is asking $914.99 (off contract) for it. Visually similar to the S6 edge+, the S6 edge sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, while only offering 3 GB of RAM, and a smaller (2600 mAh) battery.
 
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Finally, here we have the most expensive handset on our list: the iPhone 6s Plus. Apple is asking $949 for the 128 GB variant of its new plus-sized iPhone - that's $100 higher than the price of the iPhone 6s 128 GB. Sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, the iPhone 6s Plus is considerably larger than the regular 6s. Other differences include the presence of Optical Image Stabilization (which makes the 6s Plus' 12 MP rear camera better), and a larger battery.


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22 Comments

1. SnakeBoySatire

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Iphone 6s & 6s plus best choice of the year :)

2. Phonebass

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 31, 2015

If you want to live in a cardboard box and fight pigeons for bread crumbs

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That awkward moment when your comeback gets more likes than the first comment lol

16. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I think snakeboy's first id got banned by PA..

7. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

not even close. I can get more features and less price from note5. No fast charging? C'mon Apple. It's almost 2016.

10. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

iCalendar says its 2006. Not yet time to wake up.

12. pooma

Posts: 96; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

apple shows very well how to f**k octa core with dual core and with half ram.. time to wake up sammy boys.. face the reality

14. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

I think apple just did face with reality when they move 1gb ram to 2gb ram, from 1.2mp to 5mp front camera, from 3.5inch to 5.5inch and the list go on. And they used to be so proud with how good their device running with a gig of ram but why end up with 2gb ram? They said 3.5inch suited with human hand why create 5.5inch display?

23. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

dont feed the troll

3. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

note 5 is way better than the iPhone6s.best choice for iFOOLS

4. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

So got new avatar and new profile name :p

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

....this comment couldn't get more random.

20. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

ducks can fly up to 3,000 ft high, eat a whole dinosaur BigMac in one bite and die of heart attack right after 3 miliseconds. #themoreyouknow

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I like airplanes.

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I got my S6 Edge+ for $599 factory unlocked on eBay deal. You can find this deal right now

9. Biernot unregistered

still nexus 5 user since 2013 :D

11. laggis

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Letv max 128gb special sapphire edition???

13. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

my phone is better than all of those, and is cheaper, too bad i dont have the money to make it :(

15. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Stay with your grandma for a better deal.

22. Be_Mine

Posts: 287; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

No....I'm not homophobic. But I Cringe every time I see this guy(aba71983) profile pic.

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

iRip-off!!!

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