Modern smartphones are all-round gadgets featuring every imaginable functionality. However, one characteristic which used to be the most important criteria for us a decade ago, still rules as the ultimate king-maker in the smartphone world, the design.
Winner- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Being the first all metal and glass Samsung phone, the Galaxy S6 Edge overcame several stereotypes. The Gorilla Glass 4 flows down the sides like two streams of a river and makes the phone stand out when placed in the company of other premium flagship phones. It is an undulating prism of design excellence.
Apple iPhone 6
Usually termed as the best designed phone in the world, iPhone 6 is probably the most recognizable phone in history. Its design, combining a larger frame with the famous iPhone shape, is simplistic and easy to use. It is not marked by unnecessary curves and tweaks and combines functions like fingerprint sensor and Siri activation within the home button.
HTC One M9
With premium luxury jewellery as the inspiration behind its design, the One M9 fits its stature as a well-designed flagship product. Featuring polished sides and brushed metal back, the phone fits snugly in one’s palm and the metal seems to ebb and flow around the device, presenting itself really well right from the machined touch power in the power button to the sapphire crystal lens. Huawei P8 The P8 has a metal unibody design which is only 6.4mm thick and which makes the phone light-weight, easy to use and a premium look. The slightly curved edges are smoother than rigid shapes and let you grip the phone during long usage without bruising your fingers.
Moving away from the norm of all-metal finishes and tall looks, the G4 has been designed using hand-stitched leather available in a choice of 6 colours and a patterned plastic back, available in rather poetic ceramic gray, ceramic white and shiny gold. The phone also features a slight curve which is easy to hold and gives it a premium look.