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I get asked quite a lot about "What is the best phone?". Although that can be quite a subjective decision, I like to think my advice is impartial and being a techie at heart, I always believe the best phone is the one with the best technology.

Sure, there are people out there that say iOS (the interface on iPhones) is better than Android (the interface on most other smartphones like the Galaxy, the HTC One etc) but I think it is about much more than that. The interface really comes down to personal preference - I don't think it makes the phone any better or worse. Sure, there are some features within the interface system which might make it your favourite, but its really the technology that makes the phone superior or not.

So I have put together this small table which compares some of the main hardware parts of the latest phones. I'll give you my conclusion at the end!

Phone Screen Camera Memory Weight Processor
iPhone SE 640x1136, 4in (326ppi) 12MP 16/64GB 113g A9 Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
iPhone 6S 750x1334, 4.7in (326ppi) 12MP 16/64/128GB 143g A9 Dual-core 1.8GHz Twister
iPhone 6S Plus 1080x1920, 5.5in (401ppi) 12MP 16/64/128GB 192g A9 Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
iPhone 6 750x1334, 4.7in (326ppi) 8MP 16/64/128GB 129g A8 Dual-core 1.4GHz
iPhone 6 Plus 1080x1920, 5.5in (401ppi) 8MP 16/64/128GB 172g A8 Dual-core 1.4GHz
iPhone 5S 640x1136, 4in (326ppi) 8MP 16/32/64GB 112g A7 Dual-core 1.3GHz
Samsung Galaxy S7 1440 x 2560, 5.1in (577ppi) 12MP 32/64GB 152g FAST!
Samsung Galaxy S6 1440 x 2560, 5.1in (577ppi) 16MP 32/64/128GB 138g Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (2.1 & 1.5GHz)
Samsung Galaxy S5 1080x1920, 5.1in (432ppi) 16MP 16/32GB 145g Snapdragon Quad Core 2.5GHz
Samsung Galaxy S4 1080x1920, 5in (441ppi) 13MP 16/32/64GM 130g Exynos Quad Core 1.6GHz
HTC 10 1440x2560, 5.2in (565ppi) 12MP 32/64GB 161g Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
HTC One (M9) 1080x1920, 5in (441ppi) 20MP 32GB 157g ARM Cortex A57/A53 (2 & 1.5GHz)
HTC One (M8) 1080x1920, 5in (441ppi) Dual 4MP 16/32GB 160g Snapdragon Quad Core 2.3GHz
Sony Xperia Z5 1080x1920, 5.2in (428ppi) 23MP 32GB 154g Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Sony Xperia Z3 1080x1920, 5.2in (424ppi) 20.7MP 16/32GB 152g Snapdragon Quad Core 2.5GHz
Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) 720x1280, 5in (294ppi) 13MP 8GB 155g Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Motorola Moto X 720x1280, 4.7in (312ppi) 10MP 16/32/64GB 130g Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
Motorola Moto G 720x1280, 4.5in (326ppi) 5MP 8/16GB 143g Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
LG Nexus 5X 1080x1920, 5.2in (423ppi) 12MP 16/32GB 136g Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
LG Nexus 5 1080x1920, 4.95in (445ppi) 8MP 16/32GB 130g Snapdragon Quad Core 2.3GHz
LG G5 1440x2560, 5.3in (554ppi) 16MP 32GB 159g Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
LG G4 1440x2560, 5.5in (534ppi) 16MP 32GB 155g Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa Core 1.8GHz

OK, this has been updated with some of the newer phones (28/05/2016).
Some of the things to look out for above are the screen size in inches and the PPI (pixels per inch). The screen size is important as phones are tending to get bigger. I don't know about you, but I don't like a big phone, like the iPhone 6 Plus for example. But also look at the PPI - the higher this number, the crisper the screen to look at.
Also look at the memory - all you iPhone users out there that get an iPhone on contract, these network providers will give you the lowest possible memory iPhone as it is cheaper for them. And then when the iOS gets upgraded, you find you have no space left for the upgrade and need to start deleting things, probably starting with your precious photos! I would say, don't get anything less than a 32GB model.

My conclusion is that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is probably one of the best phones on the market right now but closely followed by the LG G5.
What I would say is that generally Apple phones are not very high-spec'd (I mean, they have only just increased the pixel count from 8MP to 12MP whereas other manufacturers are and have been way ahead!). When they are released there is usually one or two redeeming features, but they hardly stack up to the competition. I mean, they look nice (whatever!) but I want performance from a phone. if you're going to get an iPhone, I would recommend the new iPhone SE as it is stronger than the very flimsy 6 and 6S and is quite well equipped.
When I get a phone, I want to know the screen is clear and sharp, it is fast, it has enough memory for me to load all my apps on it, can take decent photos and is quite easy to use. On the list above, most of the latest phones easily compare favourably against iPhones.

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