BEST AND BRIGHTEST SMARTPHONES
Smartphones don’t come any better than these, write Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson and Rod Chester
GALAXY S6 EDGE+ SAMSUNG
The most striking member of Samsung’s new smartphone team, the Galaxy S6 Edge+, delivers a host of flourishes. They include curves down both sides of its 5.7-inch touchscreen, a slender 6.9mm body with metal border, and an iridescent finish. Its internal features are just as impressive, however, including wireless charging, a 16megapixel camera that starts in seconds, five-megapixel front camera, fingerprint scanner, and an octa-core processor and 4GB RAM to make the most of Google Android Lollipop. Elements have been cut in its makeover — you can no longer add a memory card or use it as a TV control — but this is the most stylish phablet yet.
$1199 / SAMSUNG.COM/AU
WIRELESS CHARGING, FINGERPRINT