Smartphone adaption rate has skyrocketed in the past few years. This is mainly due to manufacturers targeting lower price points and introducing many different entry level smartphones for first-time users. Because of the high adaption rate, smartphones have been coming out at a furious pace. A lot of manufacturers have adopted a 6-12 month cycle on introducing the latest and greatest from their respective companies. Because of this, keeping up with the latest technology can be intimidating. Below we will discuss some of the best smartphones to target during the Christmas holidays:

  1. Apple iPhone 6/6+

These are the phones that most consumers will be targeting this holiday season. Consumers have been flocking to Apple’s latest gadgets for a long time since they introduced their first iteration of the iPhone. However, this year, Apple decided that “bigger is better.” Consumers can now purchase an iPhone in two different sizes. The regular iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7 inch screen for those who do not want huge phones. Whereas, the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a big 5.5 inch screen. The Plus is a phone that a lot of Apple fans have been waiting for. Target this phone during the holidays if you are either a fan of Apple products or heavily invested in the iOS/Apple ecosphere.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung is the leader in device sales on Android. Samsung sells more smartphones than any other manufacturer, period. This is one of Samsung’s newer phones that features an innovative “second screen.” This second screen can be found on the edge of the actual phone. Surprisingly, this is a very useful innovation because you can see alerts and the time without getting up from bed. This is certainly more of a “niche” device because of its gigantic size of 5.6 inch screen, but it is certainly one of the best on the market. This phone will not sell more than the iPhone 6 Plus, but it is probably going to lead the “phablet” market on the Android front for this holiday season. If you are a fan of Android phones, “phablets” or big phones, then you might want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

  1. Sony Xperia Z3

Ever since Sony bought out the hardware division from Sony Ericsson, they have made it their mission to get into the smartphone race. With their latest offering, you cannot say that Sony doesn’t deserve to be listed amongst the smartphone giants like Samsung and Apple. The Sony Xperia Z3 goes toe to toe with the best smartphones in terms of specifications and even provides the user with more proprietary software improvements such as Playstation 4 remote play. It also features one of the best camera sensors that can be found in smartphones. Not to mention, the phone happens to be waterproof. If you are a gamer and/or a photo enthusiast, consider the Sony Xperia Z3 as your next phone.

The featured phones in this article are only three of what looks to be an excellent selection of phones to choose from during the Christmas holidays.