Updated on 1 December 2015 by

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system based on satellite communication. It is widely available and free for commercial and individual use. Most present-day smartphones have a GPS receiver which helps in tracking the phone, accessing location based services and most importantly gives turn-by-turn directions for easy navigation.

Another feature seen in some of the best GPS enabled smartphones is the A-GPS i.e. Assisted GPS. This system uses network resources to locate and utilize the satellites faster as well as better in poor signal conditions. Thus it decreases the startup response time.

The best cellphones with GPS for 2015 also come with what is known as GLONASS. GLONASS is a Russian equivalent of the GPS satellite network and phones supporting it are able to access additional satellites which are part of the GLONASS network. This increases accuracy as well as start-up times for locking in.

The best smartphones with GPS for 2015 and 2016 below couple the basic GPS service with both A-GPS and GLONASS.


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Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
$649 - $900
$350 - $1,133
$750 - $1,200
$499 - $889
$960 - $1,287
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
GPS Capability
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
4.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.7 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
1715.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Average Rating
 4.6 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.2 stars
Camera
76% Positive
24% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
100% Positive
Display
73% Positive
27% Negative
96% Positive
4% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
92% Positive
8% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
Battery
30% Positive
70% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative

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