The Black Friday shopping madness is upon us and what better way to spend it but to scourge the internet for great deals this season. That is if you don't want to get trampled on and march down the actual stores, of course.
So, whether you're up for the thrill of trooping down to the shops or want the hassle and stress-free convenience of online shopping, why don't we give you a list to help you out? Sounds good? Then continue on, deal hunter.
Whether it's for yourself or as a great gift for the coming holidays, a smartphone is definitely something you should add on your shopping list for the Black Friday sale. Which is why we're dishing out a dozen of the best smartphones out in the market today:
Huawei already proved that it's ready for the big leagues as they were entrusted by Google to get their hands on making the most powerful Nexus to date. With that kind of honor in their belt, Huawei's Ascend Mate line is definitely something worth getting your hands on. The latest from the brand is the Mate7 which is a sight to behold with extraordinary features. Delivering huge 6-inch FHD screen, powerful octa-core Kirin 925 SoC chipset, 360 degrees fingerprint sensor, 13MP main camera, 4100 mAh battery, 2GB RAM, and many more, this one is truly a powerful smartphone beast.
The first premium phone from a fairly new OnePlus brand, OnePlus X gives importance to its design. With two versions available which are the Onyx and Ceramic, the latter was said to take at least 25 days to be manufactured. Just imagine the hard work done on this phone. It begins on a 0.5mm zirconia mold then heated to 1480-degree furnace for two days and another 48 hours for cool down. Whew, that's a lot of hard work all for the name of beauty! It has pretty neat specs to match at 5 inches FullHD AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP camera, and 2529 mAh battery.
The latest offering from the R7 family, the R7s is beautiful and sleek encased in an all-metal finish. It offers everyone wow-factor specs starting off with its 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with an expandable option via microSD slot. There's also a VOOC Flash charge supported by its 3070mAh battery so you won't be running out of juice after great selfies on its 8MP front-facing camera and 13MP main camera. It might be lightweight at 155, the R7s is definitely heavy on the features and anyone who will get it will be one happy person.
There's sharp display but there's 4K display and that's what Sony Xperia Z5 Premium offers. Imagine your ah-mazing Full HD videos then multiple it four times and that's what the Z5 Premium promises you. It might be on the expensive side of things, but it's worth every dime with 23MP camera, 3430mAh battery (which claims to last up to 2 days), a very conveniently-placed fingerprint scanner on the side, and ability to let you play your PS4, it's something anyone will be lucky to have as a self-gift or otherwise.
Do we even have to discuss this? Anyone would love to buy or receive an iPhone and the latest models surely can make anyone salivate. Whether you're into the big league which is the Plus version or the smaller yet powerful normally sized 6S, you're in for the wonderful 3D Touch experience and other enhanced offerings that the new iOS 9.1 offers Apple lovers. Better camera features, faster processor, 4K video recording and more will keep converting Apple fanatics in the days to come.
The smartphone which promises that all good things come in twos. With two screens and two front cameras, LG V10 became one of the most awaited smartphones this year. It feeds your selfie addiction to the T with dual 5MP cameras, 16MP rear camera, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 4GB of RAM, 3000mAh battery, and 64GB of storage which can be expanded with a 200GB memory card. LG might have outdone their selves with this one but then again, it's always early to tell as every company just comes out with better phones every time!
The Nexus phone done by LG is packed with the newest Android OS. It's one of the best midrange phones in the market today with a 12.3-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It comes with a 5.2-inch display and 1080 pixel resolution (424 PPI), a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip, 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. If you want a great smartphone in sweet packaging that does all that needs to be done this Google offering works best for you.
With all the Windows 10 buzz, how about trying it out on a phone? The latest smartphone offering from Windows, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL might vary in size but not in the performance. It runs on a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal. The 20-megapixel primary camera doesn't fail to impress and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper makes sure you have Instagram-worthy photos all the time. It also has an Iris scanner for the added wow factor!
Hailed as one of the best smartphones out today, it offers users with gorgeous design, impressive display, and so much more. It's also known as the first dual curved display smartphone in the world. It's thin at 6.8mm and light at 138g with 2550mAh battery. There's also the impressive and powerful 64-bit 14nm OctaCore Exynos 7420 CPU running alongside 3GB of RAM and a Mali-T760 GPU that makes for the smooth performance all around. Samsung's rival to iPhone's flagship, the S6 definitely attracts Android users all around.
Motorola has been one of the best producers of smartphones in the world but not as competitive as the others. They're not too crazy about producing flagships after flagships (ahem Sony and Samsung), but when they do release mobiles, it's always worth looking and experiencing for yourself. The Motorola X Pure certainly is one sweet smartphone to have with TurboPower(TM) charging which gives you 10 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of plugging in. It also comes with 4K video capture, 3GB RAM, 5.7-inch display, 3000mAh battery, 21MP rear camera, and 5MP front cam.
Great things come in small packages or so they say, but Samsung certainly wants to debunk that saying with the Galaxy Note 5. Promising that bigger is better, the new Note has an S Pen that makes sure to scribble all ideas, dreams, and aspirations. Created for productivity, the Note has been one of the most favored phablets by professionals. It comes in a 5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED display and supported by a 4GB RAM. It also includes a 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 3000mAh battery, and fingerprint sensor.
Claimed as the most elite among all the Nexus devices, the Huawei-made Nexus 6P comes in a sleek all-metal jacket. It has excellent 12MP camera backed up by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 and 3GB of RAM. At 5.7-inch display and running on a Marshmallow OS, this Google offering is a great smartphone to have in your pocket at any time.
If only Black Friday comes more often in a year then we'll have more time to select great techy rewards for ourselves or even for our loved ones, but alas, it doesn't. So you better make sure to choose wisely and ready your shopping powers in a few days! Goodluck!