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Guess the Phone: One of the best designs of the year

by Brandon Russell | December 12, 2015December 12, 2015 1:00 pm PDT

There’s debate about this device’s overall quality and value. But I don’t think there’s any arguing the device’s top quality design. Compared to some of the most well-known and expensive handsets on the market, this phone is more than capable of standing on its design merits alone. The fact that (I think) it’s a worthy device is a big bonus, especially since we didn’t really expect much to begin with.

That’s not to say the phone didn’t suffer from some big flaws; some would say they’re fatal. I won’t go into detail here, but suffice to say this device had the potential to be among the very, very best, especially for the price, but it had to compromise a lot in order to fit into a certain criteria. You win some, you lose some.

At this point in the game, however, it’s becoming rare to find a “bad” phone. Sure, you’ll find a device that might compromise a removable back or expandable storage in favor of design. But, by and large, the large majority of phones in 2015 were good; technology has, to the benefit of consumers, advanced so much over the past few years that making a good phone is seemingly much easier nowadays.

I say that like making a phone is easy; obviously much more goes into the process. I suppose that’s how fortunate we are, when we can count on a device to (mostly) fulfill our needs without having even used it first. That’s a discussion for another day. Peep the pictures below and hit me with your best guesses.

Last week’s Guess the Phone was the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...