Best of Android User Experience
In Best of Android, we take the most up-to-date devices of the moment and compare them in-depth.
The Galaxy Note 5’s most distinctive feature is, of course, its stylus. Years after Samsung launched this popular concept, competitors have yet to offer a product that can match the Note’s S Pen. The S Pen adds a new level of interaction to the standard smartphone formula, making the Note 5 an obvious recommendation for anyone who’s looking to do some serious work on their phone.
The Priv is the first device from BlackBerry to run Android, but for the purpose of this comparison, it’s the unique design and the sliding keyboard that really matter. Years after we’ve seen the last Android slider, BlackBerry Priv brought the physical keyboard back into the spotlight. If you miss your keys and buttons, the Priv is the phone to pick, though not everything is old-school: the keyboard supports swiping and gestures and tidily disappears behind a large touchscreen when you want it out of the way.
Nexus 6P is the best Nexus smartphone to date, inside and out. Finally, Google came up with a phone that doesn’t require the user to make any compromises for the sake of a good price or the pure Android experience. The Nexus 6P is not just a match for OEM flagships, it’s leading the way in some areas. USB 3.1 Type C is present on this device, and we expect to see the new standard on most high-end phones a year from now. Likewise, the fast fingerprint sensor will probably become one of those default features that we tend to glance over on spec sheets.
Picture courtesy – theverge.com and samsung.com and theguardian.com
by techtalks @TechTalks February 26, 2016 5:18 AM UTC