Android Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge  rollout begins in India
Android Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge rollout begins in IndiaSamsung Mobile Press

Apple may have an upper hand in terms of branding and styling of its iPhones, but Android fans are particular about what they choose. The Cupertino tech giant turned many Android addicts into iOS users with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones and is expected to do the same with the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. But the lack of alternatives to the new iPhones can easily turn Android fans into iPhone users. However, if you are looking for reasons to stay on Google's dominant platform, here are some good options.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung offers a strong portfolio of flagship smartphones that compete with the new iPhone 6s. The latest addition, Galaxy S6 Edge+, is a plus size variant of the company's dual-curved Galaxy S6 Edge and is impressive in appearance. Besides the unique design, the handset boasts of top-of-the-line specs.

Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED dual-edge display, 518ppi
  • Processor: Exynos 7420 octa-core processor with 14nm architecture
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB
  • Camera: 16MP primary camera with OIS, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash and 5MP front snapper
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Add-ons: Fingerprint scanner, improved S-Pen, 4G LTE and more.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was the first smartphone to feature curved display on both sides, a design well-received by users and experts. The Galaxy S6 Edge has come a long way from the ailing Galaxy S5 in terms of design as well as specs. Clearly, the handset brings great value for money if you are in for a premium handset in the market.

Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.1-inch QHD dual-edge Super AMOLED display, 557ppi
  • Processor: Exynos 7420 octa-core processor with 14nm architecture
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB
  • Camera: 16MP primary camera, 5MP front snapper
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Add-ons: Fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE, Samsung Pay and more.

HTC One M9+

HTC is well-known for its premium devices but fails to receive its share of popularity. Those who have used the HTC flagships are impressed by the high-quality build, top-range specs and features. The HTC One M9+ is the company's flagship device promising best-in-class experience in the high-end market. 

Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.2-inch QHD display, 540ppi
  • Processor: 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core SoC
  • RAM: 3GB DDR4
  • Storage: 32GB with microSD card expansion up to 128GB
  • Camera: 20.7-megapixel primary camera and 4.1MP Ultrapixel camera in the front
  • Battery: 2,840mAh
  • Add-ons: Fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE, BoomSound speakers and more


LG's 2015 flagship smartphone made quite an appearance with its leather back and was the first phone to feature a 2K display. Packed with high-end camera, lasting battery and impressive built quality, LG made the best-ever flagship in its lineup.

Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch QHD IPS display, 538ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with X10 LTE modem
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB expandable memory up to 128GB
  • Camera: 16-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and 8MP front snapper
  • Battery: 3,000mAh battery
  • Add-ons: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC.

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola turned many heads with the recent release of the Moto X Play. The latest handset in the company's product portfolio offers great specs. The handset is yet to be priced for the Indian market but it is well known for its flagship features. The handset is expected to set foot in India in about a year.

Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch QHD display, 520ppi
  • Processor: 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with Hexa-core CPU
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB variants expandable up to 128GB
  • Camera: 21MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 5MP front snapper.
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Add-ons: Water-repellent design, Smartboost stereo, TurboPower battery charger and more.

Meizu MX5

Meizu has made its way to the iPhone 6s alternative due to its strikingly similar design and Android base. The Chinese tech giant made its debut in India recently and managed to attract a sizable audience. Meizu continues to expand its presence in the country by improving its services like introducing doorstep servicing soon and launching competitive handsets. The Meizu MX5 is a premium device with top-of-the-line specs but at a low cost. This can be your answer if you are looking for a premium iPhone 6S alternative within a specific budget. The handset is priced at Rs. 19,999.

Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD display, 401ppi
  • Processor: 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo octa-core chipset
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB (expandable)
  • Camera: 20.7-megapixel Sony camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone flash and 5MP front snapper with f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 3,150mAh
  • Add-ons: Fingerprint scanner, dual SIM, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi and more.
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