Picking the best smartphones in the world is always a) incredibly hard, and b) terrific fun. Thankfully. This being an iOS-centric site, you’d expect an Apple iPhone at number 1 and you’d be right. But this isn’t sycophantic – in my other life as the producer and presenter of The Phones Show I do regular top 5 features – and an iPhone is invariably in the top spot because it’s the one top specced phone that can be recommended as the answer to “What phone should I buy” without any real caveats or possible recriminations. There are several iPhones here, plus more Android units, of course. And I’d love to have stuck in one of the new flagship Lumias, except that they’re still a week away. Maybe next time.
During today’s fourth quarter 2015 earnings” target=”_blank”>fourth quarter earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company recorded its highest rate of Android “switchers” ever since the company began tracking the statistic three years ago. Cook used this number along with other metrics to assure investors that iPhone sales will continue to increase in the current Q1 2015 quarter.
Earlier in September, Apple announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, marking the introduction of the company’s latest flagship devices. Before that, though, Motorola announced the Moto X Style (and Pure Edition for the U.S.), its latest attempt at creating a noteworthy flagship among plenty of other Android-based hero devices.
With the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, thousands (or maybe lacs) of people will likely jump over from Android to the beautiful world of iOS. While the switch to iOS is going to be a pleasant experience for most users, the biggest hurdle you are going to face is transferring your data from your old and slow Android device to your brand new iPhone.